2 teens rob boy, 11, trying to buy shoes near Glenloch; police arrest them and return boy’s $20


A man who failed to stop at a stop sign in Peachtree City found himself facing five felony drug charges, according to a police report.

A traffic stop took place Feb. 25 at MacDuff Parkway and Franklin Ridge Road. After receiving consent for a search, officers found several illegally possessed controlled substances.

Jerome Riser, 51, of Atlanta was charged with four counts of drug possession/sale/manufacture and one count of possession/use of drug-related objects, according to the Fayette County Jail log. He also was charged with running the stop sign, a seat belt violation, possession of non-labeled prescription drugs and driving with a suspended license.

Elsewhere in Peachtree City, officers made contact shortly after midnight Feb. 25 with four people sitting in a parked car outside the Sleep Inn on City Circle smoking marijuana. A probable cause search of the car resulted in four people being charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and one of them – Kayla Keeling, 27, of Louisville, Ky. – also charged with felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

A traffic stop took place Feb. 23 at Hwy. 74 and North Peachtree Parkway due to an expired tag. The driver was released with a citation for that offense as well as misdemeanor marijuana possession. The passenger in the car was not so fortunate, as he had an outstanding warrant out of Lawrenceville for failure to appear and was arrested.

An officer on patrol Feb. 23 in the area of Glenloch Recreation Center saw an 11-year-old in distress, according to a report. The victim said he had just been robbed by two teenagers of $20. He reported that he told the teenagers he liked the look of their shoes and was told he could have them for $20. He said he went home to get the money and when he came back, the suspects snatched the money and fled on a golf cart.

Police were able to identify the suspects using CCTV footage, and they were located and charged with robbery by sudden snatching before being released to their parents. The victim got his money back.

Another incident involving juveniles took place Feb. 24 at Walmart. Police were told by loss prevention personnel at the store that they received a phone call from an unidentified male who said he was in the parking lot in a black car and would be coming into the store to shoot and kill everyone.

Employees checked the parking lot and the inside of the store, and also told police that a few minutes before the call they had kicked out a group of juveniles for horseplay and throwing balls inside the store. It was believed that one of them called to scare the store staff, according to the police report.