3 arrested for posing as cops

Three males accused of posing as cops during a recent home invasion have been arrested, Alpharetta police said Friday afternoon.

The suspects had a badge, gun, pepper spray, handcuffs and a flashlight when they invaded a Forsyth County home Sunday, police said. The trio left the scene in a black Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows, police said.

An hour after the attack, an Alpharetta police officer spotted the vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 9, and a check on the tag revealed it belonged to a different car, a spokesman for Alpharetta police said. A traffic stop was conducted on Old Milton Parkway, police said.

Inside the car, police found a loaded 9MM handgun, BB rifle, gloves, several canisters of pepper spray, black flashlight, a silver security badge with holder and clothing.

Those arrested include Orlin Avila-Castellano, Bryan Manuel Bonilla and Jairo De Los Santos for numerous felony charges, police said.