Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, said detectives arrested Angelo Rivens Thursday afternoon and charged him with four counts of entering automobiles and 30 counts of financial transaction fraud.
Between Oct. 12 and Oct, 17, four people reported wallets or purses stolen from their vehicles while they were in the park, Baker said.
The cards were used at different locations in Cherokee County and north Cobb.
“Video surveillance at locations where the stolen cards were used captured images of the suspect and the tag of the vehicle the suspect was driving,” Baker said. “Investigators were able to identify Rivens as the suspect and also determined where he lived.”
A search warrant was executed at Rivens’ Cobb County home Thursday where property from the illegal purchases was located and seized, Baker said.
“Rivens had made several purchases of electronics, household items and cigarettes,” Baker said.
Rivens remains in custody at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with a $98,784 bond.
“The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to urge residents to always lock their car doors,” Baker said. “It doesn’t appear Rivens forced his way into any of the vehicles parked at Hobgood Park.”