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Man arrested for attempting to cash forged check

Man arrested for attempting to cash forged check

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Officers with the Woodstock Police Department have arrested an Atlanta man for attempting to cash a forged check at a local bank.

On Tuesday, Mar. 22 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the police responded to a call from the Regions Bank on Towne Lake Parkway.

Upon arriving, they found the suspect inside the bank. Employees confirmed that the $1,537.11 check he attempted to cash was forged.

The tellers also revealed that the check resembled two other forged checks that were successfully cashed at the same branch on Friday, Mar. 18.

The suspect was arrested without incident and identified as 44-year-old Andre Bailey.

Bailey was taken to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center. He has been charged with first-degree forgery and negotiating a fraudulent check.

Woodstock residents arrested for felony shoplifting

Woodstock residents arrested for felony shoplifting

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Investigators in Cherokee County have arrested two Woodstock residents for felony Theft by Shoplifting.

Craig Christiansen, 48, and Sheree Christiansen, 47, were arrested on Friday, Mar. 18 in connection with a shoplifting case at the Kohl's on Woodstock Square Avenue.

Officers responded to a call from the store on Sunday, Mar. 6, where Kohl's employees told them that a man and woman had left the store without paying for the merchandise they were carrying.

The suspects drove away in a red 2008 Dodge Avenger. Employees were able to get the car's tag number and give it to police.

Investigators tracked down the owner of the car, who told them that he had recently sold the vehicle.

Woodstock Police Department offers information program for citizens

Woodstock Police Department offers information program for citizens

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Woodstock Police Department now offers the CAP program, which is designed to educate citizens on useful and precautionary information.

CAP, which stands for "Community and Police," is open to any resident who has a desire to stay informed on current crime information, as well as prevention tips and techniques.

Meetings are held monthly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center (110 Arnold Mill Road, 30188). They are led by officers and the volunteer-staffed Woodstock Police Department Auxiliary Unit.

There is no age limit or cost to attend. The classes being offered include:

Apr. 20: Internet Fraud & ID Theft
May 18: Social Networking
June 15: Domestic Violence
July 20: Gang Awareness

Woodstock police make four burglary arrests

Woodstock police make four burglary arrests

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Officers with the Woodstock Police Department have made four arrests in connection with a burglary at a house on Independence Way.

At approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, officers responded to a call from the homeowner, who saw a group of people enter a detached structure on his property, where he stored about $500 worth of alcohol.

Investigators quickly named two juvenile girls as suspects. When confronted by police and their parents on Sunday, Feb. 27, the girls produced written confessions of their involvement.

About a week later, Woodstock police received a tip, which led them to the stolen alcohol at a location off of Wade Green Road. This discovery, combined with the two written confessions, led officers to arrest Carles Bell and Parker Hubbard on Monday, Mar. 7.

All four suspects have been charged with burglary.

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.

Woodstock Police Arrest Two Copper Thieves

Woodstock Police Arrest Two Copper Thieves

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Officers from the Woodstock Police Department took down two suspected copper thieves last week.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, officers responded to a 911 call from a concerned citizen. She claimed to have seen a suspicious van in the parking lot of Creekside Bank on Springfield Drive in Woodstock.

According to the caller, two men got out of the van and began walking toward a new commercial building at the intersection of Village Trail and Highway 92.

Ofc. Ken Friedman and Lt. Matt O'Keefe went behind the building and found two men, who began to run away. After a short chase, both suspects were arrested.

Further investigation revealed that the suspects were trying to steal copper from the building. They are now persons of interest in similar thefts in the area.

One of the suspects, Homer Brown Jr., has been charged with Burglary, Loitering & Prowling and Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer.

Woodstock Police, K-9 Track Down Burglar

Woodstock Police, K-9 Track Down Burglar

WOODSTOCK, GA -- The Woodstock Police Department has captured a burglar, thanks to the help of one of its furry friends.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, officers responded to a burglary in progress call at the clubhouse of the Alta Ridgewalk Apartments on Elena Way in Woodstock.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers learned that a resident of the apartments had witnessed someone jump the fence surrounding the complex's pool and enter the clubhouse through the gym door.

The officers set up a perimeter around the pool and waited until the suspect left the clubhouse, jumped the fence and ran into the nearby woods.

K-9 officers chased the suspect through the woods for about a mile.