This party was definitely overbooked

I got a couple of e-mails about a really big party that caused a few calls. The location on this call is 5145 Powers Ferry Road. The time frames on it were just after 11 p.m. and around 3 a.m.

SSPD officers received calls of a loud party, traffic problems, and “disorderly persons” on or near the property of 5145 Powers Ferry Road. They went to the home and spoke with a man who said shuttle buses were transporting people from the 6300 Powers Ferry shopping center to the house. The man said the parking problem would be cleared up very quickly.

The report says the officers went to 6300 Powers Ferry, in the parking lot of the Publix Store, and found about 500 cars. The lot was described as “mass confusion” so the officers had to sort out the traffic problems at the shopping center. Additional officers were called in to clear the area. Afterwards, they headed back to the house, but found another bad traffic problem on Powers Ferry Road leading to the home. They cleared that and then went to the home, now concerned about the large number of persons in the home and concerns of any fire evacuation problems that could arise.

When the officers arrived back at the house, they soon realized the number of persons at the home well exceeded safety standards so the officers called the fire department while at the same time instructing newly arriving party-people that this one was over.

The officers located a man who told them he was a property management person and had hired a promotional company to promote a party at this (empty) residence. The business partner of the management person said that the party was promoted through fliers and that several bus loads of students from GSU had already arrived. (At this time, the cops are trying to get buses to return to pick up people from the party and take them back to the shopping center.)

The two men said the promotional company was charging $20 a person to enter the party. Neither man could recall the name of the company. The men said they had hired two off-duty officers from other departments to handle the event. After the officers spoke to all involved, it was determined there was no control of the situation and the party was shut down. The officers told the two men to shut it down.

An hour later, the officers went back to the house to find it had not subsided. They were told that the bus drivers had quit. The cops (the real ones, not the ones hired) called several taxi cab companies to assist with the evacuation. The officers determined that alcohol had been served without permits and that the person in charge was arrested for disorderly house and taken to Doraville jail. (We contract with Doraville P.D. for jail services until we build one.) The resources required to correct this problem involved six firefighters and their trucks and equipment, eight police officers and supervisors out of service for three to four hours.

Now I know one of the questions is this: What the %$&#)$^# were two officers from outside departments doing working a party in Sandy Springs? Good question. In order to hire off-duty Sandy Springs officers, the permit would have to be reviewed by our department and we would have asked about alcohol permits, maximum capacity and other questions. Unless it was all satisfied legally with the safety of the persons attending in mind, the permit would not have been approved.

Too much promotion and too little planning.

First gun safety class

Sandy Springs Police held the first gun safety class for city residents this past week, with about a dozen attending. The first part of the class involved training on gun laws, past case applications and interpretations from student questions, which were basically “When can I shoot?”

The second part of the class involved scenario shooting with firearms simulator (laser.) Several scenarios were played out and many of the students did quite well, killing only a handful of innocent civilians.

The class was informative in that those who participated realized that shoot-don’t shoot scenarios are complicated and it is quite easy to make the wrong and sometimes tragic decision.

This was a test class. The monthly classes will begin in January. As we move on with the class, we will incorporate live-fire sessions but I do not have dates set yet for live fire.

Bank robberies

Something’s in the water, folks. We had bank robberies on successive days.

1) Sandy Springs officers responded to the SunTrust, 993-A Johnson Ferry Road, in reference to a bank robbery. The investigation revealed that suspect entered the bank, demanded the money and fled the area on foot westbound from the bank. Possible suspect’s vehicle appears to be a Chevrolet Tahoe, 2002-2005, maroon/burgundy or similar in color. This guy is also suspected in at least one bank robbery in Dunwoody.

2) Sandy Springs officers responded to the Best Bank, which is located inside the Kroger’s store at 4920 Roswell Rd., in reference to a bank robbery. The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank, wrote out a note and demanded the money. He then fled the area on foot. Suspect did not display a weapon but is considered Armed and Dangerous.

If you have any information on either robbery, please give us a call or email me.

12 comments Add your comment

mustang100

November 10th, 2009
8:20 am

A real ‘off the hook’ shindig.

ImFnDrunk

November 10th, 2009
11:47 am

Our graduation party in Dunwoody closed down the entire neighborhood. Cars parked on both sides of the street.. The cops had to walk 3/4 mile just to get to the house…lol Unsafe I know but we didnt invite Sandy Spring/North Springs to the party, but they showed up anyways..

MariettaGunOwner

November 10th, 2009
12:42 pm

The Gun Safety class was awesome. The “Gimpy Cop” can protect me anytime. Thanks a bunch.

God

November 10th, 2009
5:39 pm

Have you seen the gun safety class video of the cop that had an “unloaded gun” and when he stuck it in his pants it went off?? failblog.org has it somewhere.

Arizona Ann

November 12th, 2009
8:39 am

This summer in Malibu CA a VP of Wells Fargo real estate division, squatted in a multi million dollar costal mansion owned by the bank and the huge parties she held with yachts dropping folks on the beach and lots of traffic pissed off the neighbors who busted her. Neighborhood watch is a good thing.

Shane

November 12th, 2009
9:52 am

What I’d love to know is: How is it that despite the fact that he inconvenienced hundreds, maybe THOUSANDS of people, he is only being charged with a misdemeanor. He made over $20,000 at this party – and every penny of it was made illegally. Sandy Springs should seize that money and distribute it to all the people who had to put up with this crap going on in their backyard.

Anthony Epps is on Facebook. You can view his profile by clicking here:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=514412043&ref=search&sid=574845510.1393401307..1
His favorite ‘quotation’ is, “You’ll always lose money chasing women, but you’ll never lose women chasing money!” Looks like a real ‘classy’ dirtbag to me.

Harald

November 12th, 2009
10:15 am

@Shane

It looks like he is one of these “short sale” scam artists…you are right…a real dirt bag. These types always end up going down for tax evasion though…speaking of which I wonder if he is going to claim the 20k on his return this year ;)

Shane

November 12th, 2009
10:43 am

Harald: Probably not, but you can bet he’s going to itemize his expenses!

What kills me is that the owner of that house was willing to let him throw the party there. Apparently he never got the ‘memo’ that when your house is in pre-foreclosure and you are about to no longer own it, it is still in your best interest to do what you can to make it marketable because the close the bank gets to market value when it is sold, the less they will expect you to keep paying on a house you no longer own. A thousand college kids trashing a house ‘Hip Hop Halloween’ style is NOT going to help that marketability!

Shane

November 12th, 2009
10:44 am

Harald: Probably not, but you can bet he’s going to itemize his expenses!

What kills me is that the owner of that house was willing to let him throw the party there. Apparently he never got the ‘memo’ that when your house is in pre-foreclosure and you are about to no longer own it, it is still in your best interest to do what you can to make it marketable because the closer the bank gets to market value when it is sold, the less they will expect you to keep paying on a house you no longer own. A thousand college kids trashing a house ‘Hip Hop Halloween’ style is NOT going to help that marketability!

Keeping it real in the ATL!!!!

November 12th, 2009
11:20 am

Mr. Epps is just another example of the increasing ghetto mentality of the young people in Atlanta. It also doesn’t help the local newspaper is certainly doing its part in the glorification of this lifestyle by updating its readers daily on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” or some other rapper’s life rather than reporting on news. Two weeks ago when the GDP had increased for the first in a year – the AJC had a story about TI as its top story.
I’m off my soap box now!

Concernedtaxpayer

December 4th, 2009
7:06 pm

Steve,

How about addressing the financial inequity of the Sandy Springs fire deparment which is so clearly discriminated?

J-Roc

December 7th, 2009
3:55 pm

PARTY this friday 12/11/09 starting at 8 pm, only foreclosed home in Spalding commiunity off of Roswell Road & Spalding Dr. 21 & up $10, under 21 $15. food, alcohol, condoms, & etc. will be available for purchase. keeping address unknown to prevent police presence. Make sure your there. expecting people all the way from U of GA. performances from Travis Porter, J. Futuristic, Waka Flocka Flame, Shawty Lo, & more…..be there or be considered a lame……bring christmas and new years a few weeks early