'Ink Bandits' hit local Office Max

•NORCROSS - A group of five shoplifters known as the "Ink Bandits" have targeted three Office Max stores for theft of ink cartridges, according to police reports.

The manager of an Office Max store at 5270 Peachtree Parkway in Norcross told police that three women and two men, all Hispanic, appear to be working together. Two pairs of suspects distracted employees on Sunday while a fifth suspect loaded a storage tote full of ink cartridges.

The group fled in a brown Chrysler minivan with Forsyth County plates. The manager said the thieves also struck the Alpharetta and Gainesville Office Max stores.

Man exposes himself at park

•DACULA - An unidentified man was seen exposing himself Sunday in Dacula Park at 205 Dacula Road.

A visitor to the park said he saw the man only from the back and noticed his pants were down around his ankles, according to a police report. The suspect ran away when he realized he had been noticed.

The witness was unable to provide a physical description of the offender. He may be driving a light blue Toyota Corolla or similar vehicle, the police report stated.

Man arrested after slapping wife

•NORCROSS - A Norcross man was arrested Sunday after admittedly slapping his wife in the face at their Lake Colony apartment in Norcross, according to police reports.

The wife told an officer that she and her husband, 18-year-old Jose Orozco, got into an argument about their baby being sick and he struck her in the face.

The officer didn't see any bruising to substantiate the wife's claim, but then Orozco voluntarily admitted he did it. He said "Yeah. I slapped her. She never listens to me," according to a police report.

Due to the testimonial evidence, Orozco was jailed on a charge of simple battery.

- From staff reports