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“Officer, we were running with that chair because it’s a scavenger hunt.”

Vaseline 2 months ago

A group of young people apparently having some harmless fun found themselves in a brief altercation with Peachtree City police, as witnesses concluded their actions were a bit suspicious.

According to reports, an officer responded to the Fresh Market on North Peachtree Parkway on April 15 around 8 p.m. after a complainant saw a group of teenagers enter the store, run out with a chair and get into an SUV. Store management did not have access to the security video, but the suspects were also seen driving toward the nearby Chick-fil-A.

When officers met the alleged ne’er-do-wells there, they were told that the teens were participating in a scavenger hunt and one of their tasks was to take a photo in Fresh Market with a lawn chair. The driver of the SUV said the group took the chair, walked inside to take the photo and then left the store.

No arrests or citations were made.

Elsewhere in Peachtree City, officers were dispatched shortly before midnight on April 13 to a collision involving a pedestrian on Hwy. 54 at MacDuff Parkway. Minutes later, a traffic stop was conducted nearby for a vehicle matching the description of the person involved in the incident. Investigation revealed that it was the same vehicle and that the driver was arrested.

Alexander Garcia, 19, of McDonough, faces two misdemeanor charges related to driving under the influence during the collision and leaving the scene, according to the Fayette County jail log. He was also charged with driving under the influence of drugs and two traffic violations.

On April 12 at approximately 1:45 p.m., a traffic stop occurred on Hwy. 54 near the Sprouts Farmers Market. The driver of a white Ford F-150 pulling a trailer was seen by police with multiple traffic violations. An investigation revealed that he was in possession of methamphetamine, according to a police report.

Danny Sandoval, 42, of Hampton was arrested and faces charges of drug abuse, possession/use of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana and three traffic violations.

In the early morning hours of April 16, an officer on patrol observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Hwy. 74 whose registered owner was wanted by Acworth police for shoplifting. A traffic stop confirmed the driver of the car was that person: Nishika Walker, 35, who was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail.