Sandy Springs PD officers received a call to a home on Sept 1 around 15 minutes after midnight. The resident saw a man in the back yard, looking into a window of the home. The officers got a lookout and a few minutes later found a man who matched the description.
The officers asked the guy what he was doing and he replied he was going around looking to solicit customers for his grass-cutting business. Asked why he chose the midnight hour to advertise door to door, he said he forgot to set his watch.
This is a common problem. I often forget to set my watch and suddenly realize it’s midnight when I thought it was only 5:30.
It gets better. After the victim ID’d the man, they told him that he was the former grass-cutter for the area, but he was let go for setting fires in the resident’s mailboxes.
He was transported to jail.
More people with serious issues
Officers received a call to an apartment on a complaint of an argument between two roommates. The complainant said that while he was at work at his pizza-delivery job, his roommate was running a prostitute business.
He said he works three part-time jobs and when he’s not doing that, he’s an officer with Homeland Security. The roommate said that he’s a murderer.
No background information could be found on either subject.
5800 block of Roswell Road: Police responded to a business and spoke with an employee who said two people got into an argument. When the cops got there, the parties had already left. The argument appeared to be a domestic.
While they were still at the scene, a female returned and claimed a phone that was left behind. She said that she and her ex-boyfriend got into an argument. She mentioned that although they are ex’s they still live together. This is never a good idea. Ask Phil Hartman.
A woman called and said that she has received a number of obscene phone calls over the past year. She said the caller sounds like he is using an electronic device to disguise his voice.
A woman answered a house-keeping ad on Craig’s List. She was given a payment of just over $2,900, asked to keep $500 and wire the rest to a Ms. Ball in London. She did, and after she deposited the check and then wrote a check for just over $2,400 to Ms. Ball, she found that the check was not good.
I don’t know if she was able to get a stop-payment on the check or not, but this method of scamming is very popular. Watch out for anyone wanting to OVERPAY you and request that you forward the balance, minus your fee for whatever it is, to another address or party.
Labor Day weekend advice
Traffic enforcement across the state (and in Sandy Springs) will be tight, so check those speed limits and stay close to them — especially on the interstate and large highways.
Aside from hiring Chuck Norris to take a bite out of crime with a swift roundhouse kick, Neighborhood Watch is the best thing out there to learn about and apply simple crime prevention techniques.
Contact Officer Larry Jacobs at 770-551-3328, or send him an email.