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Man charged with three Milton burglaries

Man charged with three Milton burglaries

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton police have announced the arrest of a man suspected of breaking into at least three homes.

Reginald Dwayne Byrd, 43, of Roswell is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail on $20,000 bond. He has been charged with burglary, financial transaction card fraud and financial transaction card theft.

Additional charges are possible, according to Milton police.

The three burglaries in question occurred earlier this year:

* Feb. 11: 14705 Birmingham Highway
* Feb. 18: 15450 Thompson Road
* Mar. 7: 255 Hickory Flat Road

Items stolen from the three homes include jewelry, electronics and credit cards.

Milton police detective Kevin Berry reported that Byrd allegedly used one of the stolen credit cards. Surveillance photos showed a car that was possibly used in one of the crimes; the car was eventually linked to Byrd.

Roswell police search for female bank robber

Roswell police search for female bank robber

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Police Department is asking for help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

On Wednesday, Apr. 13, officers responded to a robbery call from the SunTrust Bank at 8390 Holcomb Bridge Road.

According to the investigation, a woman entered the bank and presented a demand note. The suspect indicated that she had a weapon, but never produced one.

The teller tried to keep the demand note, but the suspect managed to take it back.

Another witness on the scene said that the woman got out of a tan or gold compact car when she arrived at the bank.

The suspect is described as a black woman in her mid-20s with a dark complexion, about 5'4" to 5'6" and 120 to 130 pounds. She was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and what appeared to be a nurse's scrub shirt with a white logo on the left side.

DUI speaker gives sobering message to Roswell High students

DUI speaker gives sobering message to Roswell High students

ROSWELL, Ga. -- In April of 2000, Chris Sandy was a typical 22-year-old until he made a decision that changed his life, as well as the lives of several others, forever.

Now, Sandy is sharing his story with young people in the hope that it allows them to learn from his mistake.

Last month, he spoke to the upperclassmen at Roswell High School. The school gym was virtually silent as Sandy talked about the consequences of his choice to drink and drive.

On that fateful night in 2000, Sandy was driving 77 miles per hour when he hit another car, splitting it in half and dragging it nearly 100 feet down the road. The elderly couple in the other car was killed.

Sandy was sentenced to nine years -- "3,117 days" -- in prison. He put this number in perspective for the Roswell students.

"Think about all that has happened to you since you were in fourth or fifth grade.

Woodstock crime rundown

Woodstock crime rundown

Friday, Feb. 18: Investigators with the Woodstock Police Department arrested a Woodstock woman after determining that she used a friend's identification during a traffic stop.

On Oct. 13, 2010, a Woodstock police officer stopped Jennifer Hawkins, 24, at Main Street and Highway 92.

When the officer requested identification, Hawkins provided him with her friend's driver's license.

Because the officer had no reason to believe that Hawkins was anyone other than the person to whom the license belonged, he issued two citations to that person: one for no insurance and another for expired registration.

The two traffic citations were never paid, and the owner of the license received a letter notifying her that she failed to appear in court and pay the fines.

On Tuesday, Feb.

'Geek' Bank Robber: Arrested!

'Geek' Bank Robber: Arrested!

ROSWELL, GA -- The Roswell Police Department is announcing an arrest in the Monday, Feb. 14 bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank inside the Kroger on Crossville Road.

On Friday, Feb. 25, Roswell detectives received several leads in this case, tying the suspect to another bank robbery in Alpharetta.

As a result, police obtained an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Adam Christopher Meacham.

With help from the Dunwoody Police Department, Meacham was arrested without incident at Perimeter Mall (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 30346) on Saturday, Feb.

Roswell Police Search for Valentine's Day Bank Robber

Roswell Police Search for Valentine's Day Bank Robber

ROSWELL, GA -- The Roswell Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a Fifth Third Bank on Monday, Feb. 14.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m., the suspect entered the bank, which is located inside a Kroger (570 East Crossville Road, 30075). He handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect said that he had a gun, but the teller didn't see a weapon on him.

After receiving money, the suspect left the store on foot.

Surveillance cameras captured a clear image of the suspect. He is described as a thin white male in his early 20s, about 5'8" to 5'11", with dark hair.

During the incident, the suspect was wearing blue jeans, a white shirt, a blue "Champion" hooded sweatshirt and dark sunglasses.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Roswell Police Lt. James McGee at 770-640-4432.

Roswell Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Roswell Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

ROSWELL, GA -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged a Roswell resident with possession of child pornography.

Mark Twain Heaton III, 38, of Alpine Drive was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 27 after numerous images of child porn were found on his computer. Heaton has been a registered sex offender in Georgia since his 2002 conviction of child molestation in Fulton County.

The arrest was the result of a search warrant executed by the GBI's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Roswell Police Department.

The warrant was obtained with help from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, which is also part of the ICAC Task Force. The sheriff's office engaged in peer-to-peer sharing of child porn images from a computer at Heaton's house; officers presented this evidence to the GBI on Tuesday, Jan. 25.