Editor's Note: Accounts of these incidents are based on Sept. 21-Oct. 1 reports from Powder Springs police and what those involved tell police. The numbers match up with the incident locations on the above map.
Theft by Deception (1)
When: Between Sept. 1 and 26
Where: 4400 block of George David Way
A rental property agency told police one their former tenants leased a property he had lived at on George David Way. A man had answered a Craigslist ad posted by the former tenant, who collected $534 in cash and a $500 check from the man. The man canceled the check when he realized what had happened. The rental agency gave the man a few days to move out.
Burglary Forced Entry (2)
When: Between Sept. 21 and 23
Where: First Baptist Church of Powder Springs
A maintenance worker told police that when members arrived at the church Sunday morning, they noticed two televisions and two Xbox systems were missing from the Sunday school house. Damage could be seen on an exterior window where entry was likely made.
Burglary No Forced Entry (3)
When: Sept. 26 in the morning
Where: 3200 block of Calcutta Court
Among the items stolen from the house was a Sony laptop, iPod, and about $600. No point of entry into the house could be located.
Theft of More Than $500 (4)
When: Sept. 27 between 11 a.m. and noon
Where: Kroger on Brownsville Road
A woman told police that while she was shopping at Kroger, someone stole her iPad 2.
When: Sept. 29 in the afternoon
Where: 3100 block of Lancer Drive
After being gone for an hour and a half, a man said he returned home to find his Playstation 3 missing. Entry was likely made from a pane of glass that was already broken. Though the bedrooms were ransacked, nothing else appeared to be missing.
Theft of Auto (6)
When: Sept. 29 between 6 and 7 p.m.
Where: McDonald's on Powder Springs Road
A "very hysterical" woman told police she parked 2003 Ford Explorer in the parking lot—doors locked, no windows down and no keys inside—and went in the restaurant. Five minutes later, she came out and her vehicle was gone. She said she made her car payments on time, and there was no loan on it. The woman's daughter had left her purse in the car. An employee saw the man drive the car off and said he didn't know the man. Surveillance didn't show the man, only the car turning out of the parking lot.