These are some, but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs Police recently.
7800 block of Roswell Road: The manager of a store said that someone smashed the front glass doors and took twenty Hookah Smoking Pipes.
700 block of Hammond Drive: Someone stole some company mail and then cashed some company checks.
7700 block of Spalding Drive: The manager of a grocery store caught a woman stealing meat and Kool-Aid. He refused to prosecute her.
2200 block of Summit Springs Dr.: A man reported that two female friends were in his apartment with him. They left and after they departed, he discovered his wallet missing. He called them and told them that if they didn’t return the wallet, he could call the cops. They didn’t return it.
6100 block of Roswell Road: A man reported that his $350 BlackBerry cell phone was stolen when he got up and re-ordered his complicated-to-pronounce caffeine beverage.
Tip: Don’t assume that because your stuff is in close proximity, someone won’t walk by, snatch it, and then hit the road. Amazingly, not witnesses? You’d be surprised to see how little attention people pay to things right in front of them. Don’t provide the opportunity for these crooks.
6300 block of Roswell Road: An employee of a drug store said that during work hours, she placed her purse behind the checkout counter and later found that someone had taken it.
Tip: Here is a short list of places in the workplace that you DO NOT want to place your purse.
Find some location where someone would have to look for a few minutes and not within hand’s reach of where the public is allowed. In office areas, find a location such as a file drawer that you can secure with a lock or purchase a locker that you can secure with your lock in an area that is not public. Depending on where you work, remember that employees do steal from one another so the less you have out there to steal the better.
8800 block of Roswell Road: Around 2 a.m. the victim of this report said someone took his keys and then his truck. They apparently used it because he found damage to one of the bumpers. They returned the truck to the location but in a different parking space.
Monterrey Parkway: A man called the police and reported that after he let his dog out just before 2 a.m. he heard a gunshot and believed that his dog was shot. He said he saw a white male, 6-0” with a grey shirt and jeans, wearing a hat with “NY” on it run from the location. The dog was taken to a nearby animal hospital for treatment.
Glen Errol Road: A man called the police and reported that when he woke up one morning, his ex-girlfriend was standing over him. He asked her to leave and she shot him the “bird.” He said the door was unlocked when he went to sleep. Here’s the good part: The woman wanted him arrested for “disrespecting her.” Okay, I don’t even think that is the proper way that word disrespect is used is it? Maybe “being disrespectful to her?” or “not being nice?” or whatever but FYI-“disrespecting a person” is not in the criminal code.
6500 block of Roswell Road: A woman reported that another woman began cursing at her when she went out to walk the dog.
I-285 and Roswell Road: A patrol officer spotted a sports car driving on the interstate at 115 MPH. The driver of the car was stopped and charged with excessive speed and Reckless Driving. He was arrested and his sports car was impounded. Note: A fitting punishment for someone driving that out of control would be to have to drive a “Smart Car” for six months.
4900 block of Roswell Road: A grocery store manager called the police and told the officers that the store had hired a man to promote and give free samples of the store’s product to customers. The manager said the person hired to do this left early so he talked to the person. In the process, the manager found that the person had stolen a bottle of wine and some bread and concealed those items in a bag before trying to leave. The man was arrested.
People Who Don’t Get It: A woman called the police and complained that her dog groomer didn’t do a good job.
Not Your Day: Two men went to the river at Morgan Falls to launch their boat into the river. Things did not go well and they accidentally launched their trailer and Ford F-150 truck as well. Divers and fire department personnel fished the truck and trailer out some time later. No one was injured.