A suspect in a South Fulton case of mail theft was apprehended in Peachtree City after unsuccessfully trying to get rid of some of the evidence.
According to reports, a complaint about illegal dumping came in on Feb. 1 at the All-Movie Hotel on Crosstown Drive, where employees had found a large amount of mail in their dumpster. The mail was recovered and found to have been recently stolen from an apartment complex in South Fulton.
Video at the scene identified a suspect vehicle which returned to Peachtree City several hours later. A traffic stop revealed that a large amount of mail from several jurisdictions was in the vehicle along with two firearms and several tools.
Jamar Stalling, 32, was taken into custody at the scene by South Fulton police officers who also took possession of the mail and tools. He was cited by Peachtree City police for illegal dumping and driving while suspended.
Elsewhere in Peachtree City, an officer responded Jan. 31 to the Walmart/Home Depot area on W. Hwy. 54 in reference to the sale of suspicious merchandise. Two suspects were located, and one attempted to flee but was stopped. Both were arrested.
Courtland Parks, 25, of Stone Mountain was charged with forgery in the second degree and violation of a city ordinance.
Alvin Rollins, 23, of Lithia Springs faces those same charges as well as possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property, obstruction of an officer and giving a false name to an officer.
After responding to a call Feb. 1 regarding speeding and reckless driving, an officer found the vehicle in question in the area of Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 74. It was still on the roadway and the driver was asleep at the wheel.
Brian Woodward, 36, of Montgomery, Tex., was charged with felony drug possession, driving under the influence of drugs, and three traffic violations.
A vehicle collision Feb. 2 in the area of Hwy. 54 and Planterra Way was investigated, and it was discovered that one of the parties involved was wanted out of Fairburn on a disorderly conduct charge. Daniel Buswell, 42, was arrested and turned over to the Fairburn Police Department.
A red minivan was seen Feb. 4 near Cobblestone Court and Pine Gate Road driving on the wrong side of the highway. The subsequent traffic stop and investigation revealed a felony amount of marijuana in the vehicle.
Seth Reid, 44, of Newnan was charged with drug possession/sale/manufacture and marijuana possession.