CPD requests help ID’ing robbery suspects
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May 20, 2014 | 1671 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cartersville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in relation to a robbery at a gas station.

On Monday, May 12, the Kangaroo gas station at 898 Joe Frank Harris Parkway was robbed, with four suspects involved, according to a press release. Two of the suspects were captured on video.

According to the incident report, four men entered the store with trash bags and grabbed items from behind the store counter. A store employee said she opened the cash drawer and one of the suspects grabbed the cash out of it before fleeing. Packs of cigarettes and lottery tickets were reportedly among the items stolen.

Those with information about the suspects are asked to call CPD at 770-382-2526 or call the tip line at 770-606-5337.

Woman arrested for fake

traveler’s checks

Three laptops were purchased at Wal-Mart Saturday using counterfeit traveler’s checks.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy was called to the store on Sunday after the store was told the checks were fake. The Dallas store reportedly contacted the Cartersville store, saying the woman who purchased the laptops returned them and received cash.

The Cartersville asset protection officer later contacted American Express and was told the checks were counterfeits. The total amount was $1,300.

The three laptops were still at the Dallas store at the time of the report.

Impaired driver arrested after damaging vehicle

Following a fight with his girlfriend about her methamphetamine use, one man was arrested Thursday after lightly wrecking his vehicle.

A deputy was dispatched to 12 Euharlee Road, where a white Buick LeSabre was located. According to the BCSO incident report, Bartow County dispatch had put out a number of be-on-the-lookouts for the vehicle, as the driver was reported as possibly impaired and was “wrecking into different objects.”

On scene the Buick was confirmed as the vehicle in the BOLO due to the “amount of fresh damage to the vehicle.” The driver, identified as Zachary Johnson, said he was waiting for his parents to drive from Douglasville to pick him up. He reportedly said he had been in a fight with his girlfriend about her using meth.

The deputy detected the scent of alcohol coming from Johnson, who later admitted to drinking earlier in the day.

The deputy noted Johnson reportedly had dilated and bloodshot pupils. Johnson said he hit his head on the steering wheel during the crash, but the deputy did not see any signs of trauma on Johnson.

When asked if he used marijuana, Johnson said he did on a “regular basis,” and he had used some earlier in the day. However, according to the report, Johnson said he was trying to get off meth and had not used it in 78 to 90 hours.

While Johnson’s vehicle was searched he was detained in the deputy’s patrol vehicle, where he reportedly made statements such as “I should have ran,” and “The car is registered to the dope man, so you couldn’t trace it to me.”

Johnson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.