According to the release, a female victim reported that between 11:30 a.m. and noon an unknown black male subject broke out her back passenger window and removed her purse, which was on the rear floorboard. A witness was able to give a description and tag number of the suspect's vehicle, which had additional occupants.
Further investigation by police led to the arrest of one female and three male suspects later in the day at an Enterprise Leasing office in Atlanta as the suspects tried to switch the vehicle for another. The stolen items from the auto at Dellinger Park were recovered. A window punch tool was also recovered.
Arrested were Joheka Pittman, 23, of Atlanta; Ramon Anderson Hampton Jr., 20 of Miami, Fla.; Justin Benjamin Roundtree, 22, of Miami; and Anthony Baron Moss, 25, also of Miami.
Pittman was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and possession of tools in the commission of a crime. The three male suspects were charged with entering auto, theft by receiving stolen property, criminal damage to property, and possession of tools in the commission of a crime.
Investigators are unsure if the suspects are involved in other criminal activity in the area, and the investigation is ongoing.
Man in motorized
wheelchair struck by vehicle
A pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair was hit Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Ga. 3 and Main Street.
The driver of the 2005 Ford Focus told Cartersville police she was in the turn lane on Ga. 3 north and did not see the man before she struck him. She then said the man was in the crosswalk and had the signal to cross. Witnesses said the man had the signal to cross when the accident occurred.
The victim, who was unable to speak because of a previous medical condition, had visible marks from the wheelchair being pushed over by the car but he refused treatment.
The driver of the Ford was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.