Acworth pair arrested for warrants, stolen goods

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MILTON, Ga. – Two people were arrested for shoplifting dozens of items from local stores Feb. 28 as well as for several outstanding warrants.

The suspects’ vehicle came to the attention of police when it was noticed the license tag did not match up with the vehicle. A check of the registered owner showed she had outstanding warrants for shoplifting.

Police questioned the occupants in the car, a man and a woman. The woman, Traci Elizabeth Trippe, 25, of Acworth was the owner of the license plate. She was arrested for her warrants. The driver of the car, identified as Dennis James Hoffman, 34, of Acworth was also found to have several outstanding warrants for shoplifting and was also arrested.

A search of the car turned up stolen items, at least some of which were verified as coming from the Windward Walmart. Also in the trunk of the car were found syringes and baggies of methamphetamine.

Hoffman was charged with improper transfer of tags, windshield violation, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related items.

MH 03-19-14