Typically, Tuesday at the Sandy Springs Police Department is the first recovery day from Monday. We have a weekend backlog that takes a couple of days to clear.
If we have a major event like a homicide or a crime incident that draws a lot of media focus, it can take a whole day to get all the interviews done, paperwork sent to where it needs to go and follow-up calls returned. Everything else backs up.
Then there’s the voice mail. Here are some of the phone messages from a recent Tuesday morning:“Lt. Rose, I saw a police car drive down my street last night. I wanted to know if something was going on. I live on Roswell Road.
“Good morning. I collect police trading cards. I wanted to know if you would send me any that you have. Thank you.” (No address or phone number given.)
“Hey! I just got out of jail and found out someone broke into my apartment. I think it was my ex-girlfriend.”
“Good morning. I called you about the police trading cards and realized that I