“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” — Albert Einstein
This kid earned a triple Einstein:
A school bus, leaving a school in Roswell, was headed for the only bus stop in Sandy Springs — at Abernathy and Roswell Roads — and passed the intersection of Sugar Mill and Roswell Roads, just north of the Northridge Road intersection.
A student who was a passenger on the bus decided not to take the bus to the Abernathy Road but instead to exit the bus near his apartment where the bus was currently passing. He opened the emergency exit at the rear of the bus and jumped out.
Although the bus was not moving at the speed limit, it was still moving and his landing was not smooth. The student suffered non-life threatening head injuries and a number of abrasions. He was taken to North Fulton Hospital. Charges are pending.
Among other recent reports filed with Sandy Springs Police:
5900 block of Roswell Road: The owner of a hair shop said three women came in and browsed the shelves. As one woman bought a product, another woman stole a bottle of hair oil. The clerk tried to prevent the woman from leaving but they jumped him, scratching his face and neck. They left the store and fled.
7300 block of Roswell Road: A store clerk reported that a male came into the store and asked for a package of Magnum condoms. He then asked for a pack of Trojan condoms. As she turned around to retrieve the Trojans, the man ran out with the Magnums, got into a small gray car and drove away. The clerk did get the tag number and the case is being investigated.
1500 block of Spalding Drive: Copper pipes were stolen from the crawl space under a home.
5800 block of Roswell Road: A woman reported that, while she was at a bar, she was sitting outside on the deck next to the railing alongside Roswell Road. A male walked by, reached in and took the victim’s purse that was hanging on the chair. The purse contained credit cards, personal I.D. and $150 cash. The suspect was about 5′ 5″ and was last seen running north on Roswell Road.
6100 block of PDR: A woman said she was helping someone load a car. She placed her purse on the ground for five minutes and when she returned, the purse was gone.
Abington Way: Someone stole mail from the victim’s mailbox.
6800 block of Roswell Road: A cabbie reported he drove a male to an apartment building. The man said he had to get the money from his apartment but never returned to pay the $45 fare.
Theft from autos
200 block of Hammond Drive: A woman reported that several pieces of art were taken from her care. The artwork was owned by another man.
Where other thefts from autos were reported:
— 5600 block of Roswell Road.
— 6200 block of Roswell Road.
— 6300 block of Roswell Road.
— 8700 block of Roswell Road.
— 6500 block of Wright Road.
— 5400 block of Glenridge Drive.
— 5600 block of Lake Placid Drive.
— 790 block of Hammond Drive.
Gold Creek Court: A woman said her husband physically hit her two days before she called the police. She wanted the report documented because he said he was going to kill her. She did not however, want to prosecute him.
8300 block of Roswell Road: A man reported to police that “Red” owed him 50 bucks. He went to collect the money. When he met up with Red, Red offered a drink. Red then, with the help of another man, assaulted the victim until the victim ran from the location and got onto a MARTA bus.
8700 block of Roswell Road: A woman called police and told officers her supervisor hit her on the arm at their place of work, a retail store.
4920 Roswell Road: Kroger employees called the cops after a man, whom they recognized as the same man who stole three T-shirts the day before, showed up wanting to return one of the shirts for a refund. The store said they didn’t want to prosecute the man but his intoxicated condition got him a ride to jail.
Northwood Drive: A man was arrested after he assaulted another man in order to steal the flowers he was carrying.
300 Carpenter Drive: Narcotics detectives went to an apartment in relation to a drug complaint. They spoke with the residents about why they were there. Two adult residents invited the detectives in. The detectives found a gun and some cocaine. The residents said they bought the gun recently from an (unknown) male. They did not know how the cocaine got there.
This is part of a long-standing phenomenon where someone or something mysteriously places narcotics in your home without you knowing it. A similar scenario involves placing marijuana in your car’s ashtray and beer bottles on the floorboard.
8300 block of Roswell Road: A woman, who advertised on Craig’s List as giving “Upscale Petite Body Rubs,” was contacted and later arrested. She had been arrested previously in SS for prostitution as well.
7700 block of Roswell Road: A man attempted to cash a fraudulent $44,000 check at a car dealer. He was arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Road: Target Store security employees called the police after detaining a woman who walked past the checkout area with the following: Earrings, sunglasses, wallet, bracelet, more earrings, more bracelets, more sunglasses and three more bracelets. The woman told the officer it was wrong to take those items. She was taken to jail.
Sandy Springs Police are offering free gun locks at the front desk. Free Child ID kits are also available. You must be a resident of Sandy Springs.
Our new ChattComm 911 Center ends the contract with Fulton County Communications. ChattComm will serve Sandy Springs and John’s Creek Police, Fire and EMS.