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Stolen credit cards used at North Point Mall

Stolen credit cards used at North Point Mall

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Cherokee County Sheriff's investigators are looking for two women suspected of stealing credit cards from a local park.

The credit cards were reported stolen from a car at the Badger Creek Soccer Complex in Woodstock on Nov. 11, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker.

That same day, two women were captured on surveillance video using the cards at North Point Mall in Alpharetta.

Baker said the suspects took about $2,000 worth of makeup and perfume from Dillard's, jcpenney and Macy's.

Anyone who can help identify the suspects is asked to call the sheriff's office at 770-928-0239.

Trio arrested for smash and grabs across metro

Trio arrested for smash and grabs across metro

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Investigators in Cherokee County have nabbed three men suspected of smash and grab burglaries in at least five metro Atlanta counties.

Vincent Donahue, James Hill and Mark McCain were taken into custody Nov. 28.

Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said the suspects are believed to be the men behind seven burglaries in Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Henry and Rockdale counties.

In each case, the suspects broke the front doors out of a convenience store and made off with cartons of cigarettes.

Baker said the three men were arrested after they were pulled over on Highway 92 in Woodstock. Investigators found plastic bins similar to the ones used in the robberies in their car, as well as a hammer, rubber gloves, masks, a sledgehammer and a small amount of heroin.

HOPE Center trailer recovered, suspects charged

HOPE Center trailer recovered, suspects charged

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Two suspects are in custody after police said they stole a trailer filled with baby cribs from a Cherokee County parenting center.

The trailer was reported stolen from the HOPE Center in Woodstock Wednesday morning.

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A viewer who saw local news coverage of the theft called Cobb County Police after spotting the trailer in the parking lot of the Sun Suites extended stay hotel on Barrett Lakes Boulevard in Kennesaw, according to Woodstock Police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan.

Investigators tracked down the owners of the truck that was pulling the trailer. At around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, they arrested 44-year-old Carl James Bourque of Marietta and 31-year-old Bobbie Jean Colston of Woodstock.

Thief steals trailer filled with moms' baby cribs

Thief steals trailer filled with moms' baby cribs

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Who would steal anything from new moms?

That's just what happened in Woodstock.

Someone drove off with a trailer full of baby cribs.

The 5' x 8' trailer, containing five new cribs and five new mattresses, was locked and parked behind a parenting ministry for new moms in Woodstock.

But when Monti Price came to work Wednesday morning, "There was a big, empty space where my trailer usually is."

Price called Woodstock Police.

Price runs a thrift shop business called Baby and More, on Molly Lane, off Highway 92 and Interstate 575, which helps fund The HOPE Center, next door -- a nonprofit that educates and counsels and supports new moms in need.

The ministry uses the trailer to distribute brand-new cribs and car seats to participants in the program.

Man arrested for car break-ins

Man arrested for car break-ins

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A Marietta man has been charged with four recent car break-ins in Cherokee County.

Angelo Rivens was taken into custody last Thursday. The 54 year old faces four charges of entering auto and 30 counts of credit card fraud.

Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said Rivens is accused of stealing wallets and purses from the four cars when they were parked at Hobgood Park in Woodstock. The break-ins happened between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17.

"It doesn't appear Rivens forced his way into any of the vehicles parked at Hobgood Park," Baker said in a statement, adding that people should take care to always lock their car doors.

Rivens used credit and debit cards from the stolen wallets at a number of stores in Cherokee and Cobb counties, Baker said. Investigators used video surveillance from the stores to identify the suspect and his car.

Women arrested for robbing nursing home residents

Women arrested for robbing nursing home residents

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Two Woodstock women are behind bars in Cobb County, accused of stealing from residents at an assisted living center.

Investigators believe 31-year-old Candace Ballard and 23-year-old Jayne Phillips stole jewelry, credit cards and computers from residents at the Heritage at Brookstone assisted living facility in Acworth.

According to Cobb County Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce, the two suspects were looking for an assisted living home for an elderly relative. After touring Heritage at Brookstone, Pierce said one of the women sneaked into the building's private quarters to steal from the residents.

Credit cards taken from the home were used at stores in Cherokee, Cobb and Fulton counties, Pierce said.

Woman wanted for car break-ins

Woman wanted for car break-ins

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock Police are looking for a woman accused of stealing items from at least six cars.

The break-ins happened overnight on Sunday, Oct. 14 into Monday, Oct. 15, according to Woodstock Police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan. All of the cars were left unlocked and were parked in driveways or open garages in the Deer Run subdivision off Buckhead Crossing.

Items taken from the cars include electronics, credit cards and cash.

One of the stolen credit cards was used at a Woodstock CVS shortly before 4 a.m. on Oct. 15, Duncan said. The woman who used the card was caught on store surveillance video.

Anyone who can identify the woman is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.