DUI/Drug Court Grad Hits Crossing Guard; Police Find Man in Vacationing Family's Home
Here are some top Patch headlines from around the region.
Woodstock Man Charged in Hit-and-Run of Cherokee Crossing Guard - Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch
A Woodstock man has been arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident that sent a Cherokee Sheriff's Office crossing guard to the hospital.
Victor Baruchman, 20, was running late to his Cherokee County DUI/Drug Court graduation when he allegedly hit the crossing guard in front of Freedom Middle School, according to a press release from the Cherokee Sheriff's Office. For more on this story, visit Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch.
Crossing Guard Hit By Vehicle, Released From Hospital - Canton-Sixes Patch
Jerrold Reaid, 63, hails from Acworth and sustained a broken ankle when he was struck by a vehicle at approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. For more on this story, visit Canton-Sixes Patch.
Rabid Bat Found in Forsyth County Backyard - Cumming Patch
A rabid bat was discovered recently in the backyard of an east Forsyth County home located on Riverhaven Drive, according to the Forsyth County Health Department.
The homeowner's two dogs discovered the bat that was alive on March 10. For more on this story, visit Cumming Patch.
A father and son vacationing out of state asked Oconee County Sheriff's deputies early Tuesday to check on their Briar Lakes Court home after friends told them someone had been seen inside of the house and driving their vehicles.
A man inside the house reportedly told deputies he had been given permission to drive the car and was returning the keys. Not so, said the victim, who claimed the two were "ex-friends." Steven Ross Brannon was charged with burglary and auto theft. Additionally, he was charged with forgery in the first degree in connection with a separate alleged incident at Oconee State Bank on Monroe Highway Monday afternoon. For more on this story, visit Oconee Patch.
Dunwoody Police Release Updated Photos of Marshall's Robbery Suspect - Dunwoody Patch
Police have released new photos of a suspect wanted in connection with a February armed robbery of a local department store.
Dunwoody police say the man robbed the Marshalls store at 1131 Hammond Drive at about 10 pm on Feb. 1. For more on this story, visit Dunwoody Patch.