3 charged in Whitlock Heights burglaries
by Staff Reports and John Roach
November 12, 2012 11:30 AM | 5197 views | 17 17 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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MARIETTA — Marietta Police have arrested three people in a recent string of burglaries that stunned residents in the Whitlock Heights neighborhood.

Police have arrested Rachael Coleman, 26, of Marietta; Timothy Lamar Carter, 23, of Marietta; and Kevin Cortez Till, 25, of East Point, on three felony counts of burglary apiece. The three are suspects in three burglaries and one attempted burglary that occurred over six days in the neighborhood. According to arrest warrants, Carter is a resident of the nearby Charlton Forge subdivision and Coleman lives off Powder Springs Road.

Police Officer David Baldwin said detectives recovered some of the property taken during the burglaries from the suspects’ homes.

According to warrants for their arrests, Coleman drove the two men to the houses and waited while Till went into the houses and Carter brought the stolen items back to the car.

The neighborhood, which is a mix of young professionals and decades-long residents, has been reeling from the break-ins and a recent assault. Residents who used to be comfortable leaving their front doors unlocked have set up a Facebook page and call each other when they see something suspicious.

Stuart Sims, who works nearby at the Brock Clay law firm, said the arrests have restored some confidence in the normally calm neighborhood.

“We are very happy, both with … these arrests and the Marietta Police department’s response,” he said. “They have bent over backwards to take phone calls, answer questions from the neighbors, and keep us informed.”

Baldwin said there are no more unsolved burglaries in the neighborhood, though he said the three are not suspects in a Sept. 16 Hazel Street assault, in which a man forced entry into a house, assaulted an elderly woman and stole cash and jewelry.

The homeowner in the assault was treated and released at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Coleman is also charged with felony theft by receiving, as well as misdemeanor charges of theft by deception and drug possession.

Carter also faces misdemeanor charges of drug possession and criminal trespass, and Till is charged with criminal trespass.

The three are being held at the Cobb County Jail, with only Till being denied bail. None of the three has an attorney, according to jail records.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Marietta Police Detective Rader at (770) 794-5388 or the department’s anonymous tip line at (770) 794-6990.

News Editor Kim Isaza contributed to this report

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concerned citizen
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November 14, 2012
unlike many readers i have researched this case and found that the policer are responding to an inmate informant concerning the acused . the made arrest off of hearsay ... the press is reporting this hearsay in which has caused much anger against the acused to the point of death threats towards the defendant and family members are being targeted.. this is sad and hopefully any futher reports will be made by physical facts and not just other criminal informants..i havent had the chance to meet personally with any of the accused or family members but being in the law profession i plan to ...this case will come to be fact or fiction in which the judge will decide not press pressure
VFP42
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November 13, 2012
Good job to The Man!

This is a fine example of real police work, not like that Sheriff Warren and his parlor trick shenanigans pretendind to deport Illegals when really ICE just says "why did you bring these guys over here again" and sets them free (unless they have a SERIOUS criminal history).
anonymous
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November 12, 2012
I'm sure it's all a misunderstanding, and that none of these fine citizens have ever had run-ins with law-enforcement in their adolescence.

mapleave
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November 13, 2012
Let's not lock them up and throw away the keys--they're young and did something stupid--maybe they've done it before, maybe not. Hopefully someone will give them a chance to get on the right path in life--their stories aren't over yet.
No Doubt
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November 12, 2012
That these 3 are the personification of the word SCUM!

Truly can't wait for their so-called parents to come out of the woodwork to complain in this forum how these 3 have been "victimized" by society!

Marietta Resident
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November 15, 2012
Mapleave, yes they are young and did something stupid, but the residents of the homes they violated are now trying to come to terms with these thugs breaking into their homes, stealing their property and worst of all stealing their sense of security. I live very close to two of the break-ins and I can assure you that every home in our neighborhood has been affected by this. Yes, the TVs and computers can be replaced, but it will take a while for us to feel secure and comfortable again. And the family heirlooms that were stolen cannot be replaced.

I'm all for giving people a second chance, but this wasn't a momentary lapse in judgement. This was a string of thefts carried out over several days and undoubtedly would still be occurring if they had not been arrested.
Young Black Marietta
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November 12, 2012
NAACP does not support this type of activity. God bless you for you are very ignorant.
Young White Marietta
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November 13, 2012
Only The Pope can give such blesings. Had you not been ignorant you would have known this.
Old Marietta
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November 12, 2012
Thank you MPD for the great work! My father has lived the Heights for 50 years. He and his neighbors have been very concerned for everyone in the area. People will be able to rest much easier tonight with them behind bars.
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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November 12, 2012
Now watch the naacp spring into action to defend these scumbags!
Yeah Right
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November 12, 2012
Do you actually believe that or are you just looking for attention? If you do believe that, it just goes to show your ignorance. But this is typical thought process of many people in Marietta. What a shame... I bet Obama being re-elected makes your face red... lol
@May-retta survivor
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November 13, 2012
Do you truly believe the NAACP condones this behavior? Your ignorance is astounding.

Props to the Marietta Police Department.
anonymous
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November 13, 2012
the only reason they might is simply to ask the question of why are these 3 being tried threw the press ???? what happen to innocent untill proven guilty ????
Maple Ave. Resident
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November 12, 2012
Good job Marietta police. Thank you!
Retiree1
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November 12, 2012
Good work, MPD!! The more you can nab these scum so quickly, the faster the word is out that Cobb and Marietta are NOT good places for these criminals to "work".
peeweedodo
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November 12, 2012
GREAT JOB MPD, LET THESE SCUMBAG COCK ROACHES KNOW THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE THEIR IGNORANCE IN COBB COUNTY!
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