A man who was cursing excessively in a grocery store and proclaiming his right “to defend himself” was arrested by Braselton police for disorderly conduct, according to an incident report.
Jose A. Sanders, 22, of Linwood, Pa., was cursing while other customers were at the registers at Kroger on Spout Springs Road, according to police. Several employees told police that Sanders came into the store to buy alcohol, but they refused to sell it to him because he looked extremely underage and provided an out-of-state driver’s license.
Sanders cursed at customers while the employees were talking to him, according to an incident report. He also wanted the employees to call police so that “he could defend himself,” although the employees said he didn’t say why he wanted to defend himself.
A Braselton officer said Sanders was very disrespectful to him and continued to state his “right to defend himself,” but again didn’t say what he was defending himself from.
Sanders was arrested and while being taken to jail, he asked the officer if he could just forget about the incident and drop him off. The officer took Sanders to the Gwinnett County Jail.
Other incidents reported to the Braselton Police Department last week included:
•theft by taking of government property at a Liberty Church Road address, where a Braselton water department employee said someone stole 40 right-angle curb stops in a Broadmore, an undeveloped subdivision. The damage caused the town to lose an unknown amount of water. The curb stops were valued at $2,000.
•verbal dispute at a Chardonnay Trace address, where three people were on a front porch arguing. A woman said she was staying at the residence because she was having problems with her husband. The husband then came to the residence and began beating on the door in attempt to get his wife to return home. The woman said she told the husband to leave, but he didn’t. The wife didn’t want to return home with her husband. An officer gave the husband a criminal trespass warning from returning to the property.
•theft of services at a Ga. Hwy. 53 address, where a woman said some people arrived to get a car that her husband had repaired, but left without paying an outstanding bill totaling $125. The vehicle had been returned to the business several times for repair for additional problems. The suspects got the vehicle and later called the business upset because it doesn’t operate.
•financial transaction card fraud at a Keys Drive address, where a woman said someone made a $336 purchase on her credit card that she didn’t authorize. The items were sent to a Florida address in the woman’s name. She discovered the fraudulent charge on her credit card statement.
•financial transaction card fraud at a Rivermoore Drive address, where a woman said someone made purchases to her credit card without her authorization at two stores. The woman said her bank caught the suspicious charges and notified her.
•hit and run at a Chevron gas station on Ga. Hwy. 53, where a man said someone hit his vehicle while it was parked at the store. The man left the vehicle in the parking lot while he went to work. The car’s passenger side door and side skirts were damaged.
•dispute at a Golden Pantry on Ga. Hwy. 53, where a customer and a store clerk were arguing about the amount of money that the customer paid in cash for gas versus what he pumped into his vehicle. The clerk also said that the man didn’t pay enough for gas in previous incidents.
•damage to property on Interstate 85, where a man said while he was driving past a tractor-trailer truck, one its tires exploded, causing pieces of the tire to hit his vehicle. The man and the driver of the truck both stopped their vehicles along the interstate.
The Braselton Police Department made the following arrests last week:
•Deandre A. Thomas, 39, 981 Spain Place NW, Atlanta, improper lane change, wanted person apprehended and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
What's going on with Braselton? Seems every day now there is a new incident with some criminal activity or something involving the Police Department. Something in the water there? Or is it that they are finally getting news coverage and this has been going on all along.