ROSWELL, Ga. — A man reported March 2 that someone had attempted to scam him out of $9,000 by posing as a public defender. The man had answered a call that afternoon from someone who said his son had been involved in a motor vehicle accident and had a $9,000 bail.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Police are looking for a man connected to a Feb. 27 shoplifting incident at the TJ Maxx on North Point Parkway. Employees said a man entered the store and grabbed $750 worth of clothing. He later left the store through the rear emergency exit door without paying.

DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Four men were arraigned in Dawson County Superior Court March 12 in connection with the death of a young Lumpkin County woman last fall.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies responded to Oak Tree Self-Storage on James Burgess Road, Suwanee, March 2 for a report of a trespasser in a storage unit. Property owner Khalid Morton told authorities that a man had entered two storage units and rummaged through their contents and damaged doo…

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies were called to an Alpharetta Wal-Mart March 8 regarding an alleged shoplifting incident. Authorities say Stephen Joel Hutchins, 38, of John Arnold Circle, Conley, took items without paying, then fled from the Atlanta Highway store in a U-Haul truck heading nort…