Crime & Punishment

Some of the recent reports filed with Sandy Springs Police:

REWARD OFFERED

Sandy Springs Police, Dunwoody Police and the ADL have combined to offer $7,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the vandalism to a home on Princeton Trace in north Sandy Springs.

The resident found that a swastika had been painted on a tree in her yard. Dunwoody PD recorded two vandalisms of similar nature.

Anyone with information regarding any of the incidents above are asked to contact Sandy Springs Police Criminal Investigation Unit, Sgt. John Mullin: 770-551-6952, or the Sandy Springs Police Tip Line: 770-551-3300.

ARREST
Officers were called to Harbor Pointe in response to an argument call. They knocked on the door. A man answered the door.

The man was smoking a joint when he opened the door. The look on his face was priceless. The man was arrested.

Silly, silly, man.

FORGERY, FRAUD AND I.D. THEFT

  • 6400 block of Powers Ferry Road, 6/9: An employee of an insurance company said several checks were apparently made with the company’s account number. Some of the checks were cashed in Florida. There are two suspects whose information (including thumb print) appears on the checks. Both are known and known criminals.
  • 8000 block of Roswell Road, 6/9: A woman reported that she was contacted by “The Financial Accountability Association Law Firm” and told that they would put her in jail if she did not pay back the money she supposedly owed. She told the officer that she never had an account with the company.
  • A man on Landing South Drive called the police and reported that someone had obtained his Home Depot MasterCard account and charged just over $800 to a T-Mobile phone account.
  • A resident on Summer Lane said that she recently suffered a virus on her computer. Later, she found that her account number for her MasterCard had been used in Waco, Texas at a Chili’s Restaurant and a grocery store. The charges were just over $200.
  • Police were called to Coles Way on a complaint that the victim’s mail was stolen. He told the officers the mailbox was only half full after he returned from out of town. Later, when he checked his online account, someone had used one of his checks for over $2000. He added that he had ordered a box of checks which were apparently taken.

Even if you’re going to be out of town for the weekend, have someone pick up your mail for you.

  • A company on Hammond Drive reported that someone accessed the company’s bank account number and issued a check for several thousand dollars in Idaho. It is not known if they actually obtained any funds.
  • A bank on Roswell Road reported that a man came in and opened four accounts with checks amounting to several thousand dollars. A short time later, he withdrew just under half of the deposited funds from those accounts— just before the bank realized that the checks he deposited were no good. The bank has been unable to contact the man.
  • On June 11, a Sandy Springs resident called and said that Georgia Power sent him a notice that he owed $500 for power to an address on Colquitt Road. The man explained that he has never lived there.

When was the last time you folks out there checked your credit report?

  • A woman on River Overlook Court said that someone used her name and info to open an account with a loan company and then did not make payments to the company for the loaned funds. The crooks used her name, address, and SSN in several attempts to open credit accounts.

If this happens to you, get a police report from the police agency where you live. In most cases, this will be the venue for the crime.

Get the case number, make a dozen or so copies, then contact Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax credit reporting companies and place fraud alerts on your information. If you receive letters and/or calls from creditors, give them the information that you were a victim of a fraud and provide them with the case number and the reporting agency.

Tell them to stop calling and refer to the report. Document everything: calls, letters, e-mails, whatever, and keep a folder of all activity after you discover the fraud.

OTHER STUFF

  • A resident who lives in the apartments in the 5600 block of Roswell Road said someone accessed her mailbox (community mailbox area of the apartments) and pried the door open. The box was empty and the resident doesn’t know if mail was stolen or not.
  • A man called the police on June 9 and reported that he went over to an air-conditioning business to complain about work not being completed and the refund of just over $500 that he was due. The A/C employee, according to the victim, told him “I’ll break your (%$&$^$*&)-ing neck!”
  • 8100 block of Colquitt Road, 6/10: A woman reported that she went to an apartment complex to give her friend a ride. While she was in her car in the parking lot, a man pulled up (she knows the man) and got out, reached in, and then slapped the woman on the face. She rolled the window up and he then hit the window before being restrained by another occupant of his car. The suspect then drove away. The report never said why the man struck her.
  • 5555 Roswell Road, 6/11: A woman called the cops and told the officers two women who live with her assaulted her because she wouldn’t cook for them.
  • A woman called the police and reported that she is the victim of harassing texting from a woman in Douglasville who is upset with her for being friends with the suspect’s baby’s father. The victim received 75 text messages in a day.

I smell a reality show.

  • A man came into the police station and told the desk officer his trailer had been stolen in December, 2008. He was later contacted by a local towing company who had impounded it from another location. He now wanted to report it stolen, almost seven months later. He said he didn’t report it at the time because he was busy and reporting a stolen trailer wasn’t a “high priority.”

10 comments Add your comment

Patrick

June 19th, 2009
1:35 pm

I don’t smell a reality show dealing with the text messages. All I heard in my head while I was reading that was “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!”

Chris Broe

June 19th, 2009
1:59 pm

This list of the latest crimes against society are not just a symptom of the Bush economy which floundered under the weight of Cheney’s unjust and unnecessary war in Iraq, but they also accompany a mindset of citizens who harbor a complete and total lack of respect for the law.

Huh?

June 19th, 2009
2:54 pm

You’re blaming the Bush (or any) administration for the behavior of some common criminals?!?!?

Ryan

June 19th, 2009
3:07 pm

Chris Broe, i’m going to go ahead and assume that you’re an idiot who was educated (using the term loosely) in a government school. Please refrain from sharing your ignorance with the rest of us.

Chris Broe

June 19th, 2009
4:00 pm

Hard to get happy after that one.

Missandie

June 19th, 2009
4:53 pm

Ryan, don’t blame Chris’ ignorance on the public school system. Some people are just plain dumb regardless of educational, religious, or socio-economic backgrounds!

Sasquatch

June 20th, 2009
2:44 am

re Chris Broe and all others like him… ignorance can be cured – stupid goes clean to the bone…

pb

June 20th, 2009
5:30 am

All ya’ll must have one of dos hi falutn jobs wif benefits. I think what the man is trying to say is regardless of all prejudices a lot of people are loosing jobs. It doesn’t excuse the behavior, but I can’t remember the last Iime I went hungry without options or my kids didn’t have something to eat or a roof over their heads. Rational people do crazy things they would never do when that note is hit. A lot as a result have too much idle time and of course an idle mind is the devils playground.I see Mr. Broes post as engaged but brash. What he’s sayin simply is that without partisan views….Yeah…America was cold blooded robbed by the last administration and it is affecting people…including our own friends and families. I can’t think of anyone I know who doesen’t know someone it hasn’t.

Just be thankful, and by the grace of GOD consider yourself lucky it’s not you!

s

June 21st, 2009
2:39 pm

I’ll betcha Chris Broe likes to type a lot of vents.

Turd Ferguson

June 22nd, 2009
10:04 am

I dont think its theft to feed the kids, animal, granny or Paw Paw. Im thinking its theft in order to get that next hit of crack, or get some street cred or something equally as foolish.