Remember this burglary a couple of weeks ago?
7800 block of Roswell Road: The manager of a store said that someone smashed the front glass doors and took twenty hookah smoking pipes.
A suspect was arrested this week by Sandy Springs detectives. Seems the burglar, just before he broke into the hookah store, also pressed his face up to the glass of the next-door liquor store — which had a video camera working at the time. He was identified and then arrested on burglary charges.
Other recent reports filed with Sandy Springs Police:
5500 block of New Northside Drive: At around 1:30 a.m., the victim withdrew $100 from the ATM. While he was sitting in his car counting the money, a man came up to him and pulled a gun. The man took his money, cell phone and car keys.
TIP: This is something that we have talked about for a long while. Unless you absolutely have to, don’t make the ATM run after dark, much less in the middle of the night.
Northside Hospital: Officers met with a man being treated for an eye injury. He told them that earlier, about 2 a.m., he was returning from a party. He was in front of an apartment complex in the 4500 block of Roswell Road when he was jumped by three males. One of the men hit him in the eye and they searched him for money but left when they found none.
400 block of Dalrymple Road: Someone forced entry to a home that is currently vacant and on the market. Several appliances were taken. They include a washer, dryer, refrigerator, and microwave.
Mt. Vernon Highway: Someone entered a church through an unlocked window. They looked for money in offering boxes but apparently there was no money in the box.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road: Someone stole several items from a maintenance shed.
8400 block of Roswell Road: Someone stole several items from a storage area.
300 block of Trowbridge Walk: Someone entered a home through a window. At the time of the report, the victim could not find anything missing. The interior alarm did activate.
TIP: Alarms are good – when you use them.
Fraud, forgery and I.D. theft
700 block of Hammond Drive: A man reported someone obtained his credit card number and used it for $400 on Overstock.com
Police station: A man came into and reported that another man has been using his name when stopped by the police on traffic violations. The victim got a letter from the DPS demanding his license.
Cherrywood Lane: A woman on said a man came to her home and said he worked for a medical care company. He requested she sign a form and provide her Social Security number. She did. The man, described as a tall male, left in a white van.
10 years later, still a valid investigation
A woman called the police and reported that her son divulged to her that he was sexually assaulted 10 years ago when he was 8 years old.
Perspective: Even though this is said to have happened 10 years ago, we look into these cases close to see if we can match them to other victims as well as this one. Many times, victims of sexual abuse don’t come out with the information until years later. It’s still a valid investigation.
Arrest and getaway
5900 block of Roswell Road: A woman was arrested for vandalizing a book-return box. She wrote something on the box with a Sharpie. She had a little pot on her as well. She said she was upset because the library closed too early.
6600 block of Roswell Road: A man and his family went into a restaurant and ordered $35 in food. The man got upset over the fact the television showing the World Series had no sound. He complained and then left without paying the bill. The man left in his BMW with one rear taillight out.
… To Lt. Benji Cain on being selected Sandy Springs Police’s 2009 nomination for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office “Voice of Victim’s” Award.