Yet another giant-sized house party

At around 11 p.m., SSPD officers responded to a complaint of fireworks and a loud party at a house in the 600 block of Londonberry Drive. When they arrived they found a lot of cars parked along both sides of the roadway — which is a no-no, big time, because we cannot get emergency vehicles, namely fire trucks, into the area when cars are parked on both sides.

The officers determined that the home was for sale and apparently rented to someone who was hosting a party and charging $20 at the door. A shuttle service brought party goers from the Northside-Powers Ferry Road shopping center. (Sound familiar?)

The officers estimated between 500 to 700 people were at the residence, including 50 waiting in line to get in. Officers shut down the party and arrested the two organizers, charging them with running a disorderly house.

Don’t develop routines that tip off the bad guys

The Rite-Aid store in the 4500 block of Roswell Road reported a robbery that occurred at about 6:30 in the evening. The employee walked out of the store with the evening’s cash in a deposit bag when he was approached by a man who pulled a gun, took the bag, and then ran off.

I had a friend who owned a convenient store and every day at the same time he would put the money in a plastic bag, to fool the thief, and then walk some 50 yards to the bank deposit box next door. I told him it doesn’t matter what you carry the money in; unless the bad guy is a complete fool, he’s going to know what you’re doing because you’re walking straight over to a bank deposit box.

Sure enough, he eventually lost a bunch of cash when someone figured out the day and time they dropped the money so they robbed him. If it’s a lot of money, have the armored car service arrange a pickup or at least have a security plan involving more than one person. Never get systematic when moving money from place to place.

Other reports filed recently with the Sandy Springs Police Department:

9200 Roberts Drive: An apartment complex employee called the police in regards to the attempted theft of rent checks. Someone attached two card-stock cards, loaded with a sticky substance, to a string. They lowered the cards into the after-hours rent drop-box with the hope of a check or two sticking to the cards and then pulled from the box. Apparently it didn’t work because they left the string and cards at the scene,

Cimarron Parkway: A woman reported that her Jack Russell Terrier was stolen by her roommate named “Needles.” She said “Needles” took the dog because he believes she took his laptop.

It’s only an opinion but personally, I’m not likely to rent to a guy who tells me his name is “Needles.” Sure, he may be into knitting big time but odds are I’m turning this guy down. Maybe it’s not fair to “Needles” but you have to go with a gut instinct sometimes.

Officers arrested a man suspected of impaired driving after responding to a hit and run complaint on Hammond Drive. The driver of the other car followed the suspect who tried to elude the car by driving through several parking lots. He blew out his tires and then ran from the car. Several witnesses subdued the man until police arrived. He was charged with DUI, following too closely and reckless driving.

5610 Roswell Road: Target security employees called SSPD officers after they observed a man randomly place numerous items in his shopping cart and wheel the cart around the store. They became suspicious because the man never checked any prices on the items he placed in the cart. The man pushed the cart past the checkout area but left it inside as he walked outside. He then re-entered the store through the exit door and tried to recover the cart to make his getaway. He was arrested and taken to jail.

The store clerk at the Shell Station in the 5700 block of Roswell Road reported that a man came in and took a twelve and eighteen-pack of beer and tried to leave without paying. The store employee activated the magnetic locks, locking the man in the store. The man took several bottles of beer and threw them against the glass door until finally, the glass shattered. The suspect then fled through the door and ran off.

Finally, mama said there’d be days like these:

A woman called from a hotel on Crestline Parkway and reported that someone stole her watch from her room. She called back 20 minutes later saying she found the watch.

6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road: A man reported that his upstairs neighbor’s kid made noises all the time by running across the floor and then jumping on and off the furniture.

Sir, that is what kids do.

7900 block of Roswell Road: Police received a call of a person who had been thrown off a second-story balcony. They arrived and spoke with a man who said he and his girlfriend got into an argument and she hit him on the head with a lamp, then walked to the balcony and jumped off. She then fled the area. The man was later arrested for possession of marijuana.

69 comments Add your comment

Lee

January 8th, 2010
11:31 pm

RE the clerk who activated the magnetic locks. Several years ago, I recall a story about a shopowner who locked the front door when he suspected a person of shoplifting. Long story short, he got sued for false imprisonment?? Not sure, but the gist of the story was that he spent a lot of money on lawyers..

What are your rights as a store owner when you encounter a shoplifter?

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 9th, 2010
8:39 am

Under current fulton county statues, if the perp is over 8 yrs old, you can use the tazer UP TO 3 times, no more. If under 8, you have to club them.

Answer me this

January 9th, 2010
9:45 am

How come police do not have to obey traffic laws? Seems the last few years I’ve seen more and more police disobey traffic laws. If the police want us to obey laws, they must do so themselves.

Lance

January 9th, 2010
11:20 am

Cops are like politicians — above the law.

Mr. Whatdoiknow

January 9th, 2010
11:38 am

Answer me this:

Assume that police bending the traffic laws in their own jurisdiction could be on a call. If not, they should set an example as to how they expect the rest of us to drive.

It is a real treat watching all of the many out of jurisdiction county and city police and fire officers headed from the northern part of the state traveling to the Georgia Public Safety Traning Center in Forsyth, Georgia. These folks come through the connector in Atlanta as fast as 80-85 if early morning traffic will allow and continue south to Forsyth. I have seen some go as fast as 90. It will make you reall angry to see county police in all of the counties from Atlanta to Forsyth give these out of jurisdiction officers a pass and stop everyone else. Henry and Monroe County are the most notable with this selective ticketing.

Bob Dallas with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the directors of the Georgia Public Safety Traning Center are aware of this but chose to do nothing about it. The department heads of these officers respective agencys do not seem to care because when it is brought to their attention their officers continue to travel at high rates of speed. When you try to discuss this with the various county police agencies from Atlanta to Forsyth they will not talk to you.

Really, folks, it is not about public safety, it is about generating revenue.

King Donko of Punchstania

January 9th, 2010
12:13 pm

Come on people, let’s keep in mind who the police really are: it’s the losers in high school that were constantly teased and so insanely stupid, that even with the watered-down public school standards, they still only managed to barely graduate. As a result, they did the only thing they could do- sign up to be a police officer. After 6 months of training, they are given a gun, badge, car, and all of a sudden the losers think they are God. Our public safety system is fannnn-tastic!

King Donko of Punchstania

January 9th, 2010
12:20 pm

And to answer your question Lee, you don’t have any rights. If you chase the shoplifter and he runs in front of a car and dies- it’s your fault. If you yell at him to drop the merchandise and he freaks out and pushes someone down and hurts them- it’s your fault. No matter what, the ACLU and legal system is in full support of the criminal in instances where the victim attempts to protect themselves and their property. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!!

Dingleberry

January 9th, 2010
12:26 pm

I’ve seen cops doing the most outrageous things and they know they can get away with it. They routinely speed and run red lights. One time I followed a cop as he turned on the overhead lights and blew thru an intersection that had a red light and then turned them off. Down the road he pulled into a fast food place. I would think that if a cop is responding to a call and is exceeding the speed limit he should be required to have the overhead lights which also should trigger the camera and other recording devices that notify their central office that they are in an emergency situation. I see cops every morning speeding down 400 in cars that are not part of that jurisdiction. It has all the markings of cops that get to take work vehicles home (so they get to commute on our dime for the cost of the gas) are heading to work in the morning exceeding the speed limit with impunity. People should make note of the car and license numbers, the time of day and the location and file complaints with internal affairs for the speeding and let them figure out if they were really responding to a call.

Willx

January 9th, 2010
12:38 pm

Hey Steve Rose, back in the early 70’s, Dekalb County was having a rash of Liquor store holdups. Dekalb started putting heavily armed Cops behind mirrors behind the checkouts that would drop out of the way. If the Perp didn’t drop his gun, he was toasted. Do you know what the media name was for those stakeouts? It was brutal, but very effective. Its time again for the perps think about the deadly force consequences, before they try to rob.

Jim

January 9th, 2010
2:00 pm

First “real” job I had in high school was at a grocery store. Two weeks in, they called me to the managers office at closing Saturday night. I stood there and watched them count thirteen thousand dollars, bundle it, and bag it. I was then told that it was my turn to walk this money down the street to the bank.

I asked why, and they said that it was to make sure “nothing happened to the money.” I explained that, as a minimum wage employee, my heart certainly wouldn’t be in this task, and that, if anyone even so much as looked like they were going to rob us, I would probably throw the bag at them and run the other way.

They never asked me to walk the deposit again…and they DID get robbed about a year later.

Russ

January 10th, 2010
11:31 am

Dingleberry…..you probably feel the same about the military as you do about Cops and other men and women who choose to serve a cause greater than themselves. I was a cop when I finished the Army with distinction and now I’m completing a master of arts in history. Stupid……I think not. To complete my thought process,,,,,,,you’re probably jealous.

Russ

January 10th, 2010
11:38 am

My posting was in response to King Donko of Punchstania…………you were obviously a jock in HS who’s probably fat and bald. I’m in my mid 40’s, fit and with all of my hair and married to a beautiful Brazilian women who’s a US citizen. Who are you married to…….some toothless redneck women?

AtlBorn

January 10th, 2010
4:28 pm

King Donko, you’re an idiot.

Answer me this

January 10th, 2010
5:11 pm

Rus?….Just where have you been the last few years? The police routinely disregard traffic laws. Regardless if this is the proper forum for this discussion, if the police can’t adhere to the laws, then who will police the police?

Russ

January 10th, 2010
5:45 pm

First of all…….my name is RUSS, not RUS. I’ve been here in the metro since completion of my contract as a soldier. It takes intestinal fortitude and guts to serve a greater cause than yourself. I suggest you become a real patriot and serve your country instead of dogging men and women who choose to serve in public safety sector…….Remember, we choose to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic……not the people as you are lead to believe……Suck on that lemon for awhile.

Ron

January 11th, 2010
1:21 am

Thats right, blame the cop making 30 grand a year dealing with these career criminal scum bags and being crapped on by the average citizen.
Your the same people that would bitch and moan about police response times then complain the police drive too fast.
By the way, GA law allows officers to disregard all traffic laws when responding to a call or pursuing a violator.
Have you ever driven a police car with lights and siren on? Most of the time people freeze up and almost cause accidents the average driver has no clue how to get the hell out of the way, its actually quicker to drive without the lights/siren on.

The Truth about Cops

January 11th, 2010
2:24 am

What exactly is a “Convenient store”? Is that dumb cop speak for “CONVENIENCE store”?

We’re writing for the biggest paper in Atlanta. Let’s try to act like it Punchy.

If cops make 30,000 a year they deserve a pay cut. Crop 5,000 for every pound the slob is overweight.

The Truth about the Military

January 11th, 2010
2:27 am

Just because your dumb enough to sign up for the military doesn’t mean you are somehow a better “patriot” than someone who was smart enough not too.

No one owes you anything. You made the decision to join, so here’s a cookie.

Tony

January 11th, 2010
5:24 am

Some of you people have some real issues. Medication might work for you or maybe you should just get a life.

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
6:40 am

only one that needs meds tony, is you.

Patrick

January 11th, 2010
9:10 am

The Rite-Aid robbery reminded me of a similar incident that happened to a kid I knew when I was in high school. He and a co-worker were leaving the movie theater where he worked, and were about to drop off the night deposit. IIRC, they were robbed at gunpoint at the bank as they were dropping off the night bag.

Me, I’d either wait until the following morning, preferably when there are people in and around the bank, in broad daylight, or drive home, and then wait a couple of hours before going back out and dropping off the night deposit. That, or use a different branch each night, and try to find more than one route to each branch.

Answer me this

January 11th, 2010
9:13 am

RuSS…..What makes you think I never served?

Russ

January 11th, 2010
9:30 am

Truth……..you made some grave spelling errors……..so who’s the dumb one? Before you espouse your liberal vitriol, learn to use the proper form of YOUR. The correct spelling for what you were using the word YOUR for, was YOU’RE…….HOOOAH…….it’s an Army thing…..you wouldn’t understand.

John

January 11th, 2010
10:27 am

Rus and Ron – yeah, cops are Einsteins. HA

I always knew that whatever happened – if I failed out of school, got homeless or whatever, I could always become a cop or join the military.

Answer me this

January 11th, 2010
11:30 am

I hate this over the top patriotism that is force fed to us. Last time I checked it is still a round world.

The only enemies of the Constitution are those who use the Constitution to justify military actions. The Constitution was created to protect us from our government, not the rest of the world. If you really are as smart as you say Russ, you would know this.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
1:13 pm

Answer me this and John…………………you both are probably to stupid to be either a Cop or a Soldier. As for knowing the Constitution, I have a degree in History and I’m working on a masters. I guess that would make me somewhat intelligent, The Tech schools in the military are taught in such a manner that we as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines learn more in six months than college students learn in 2 yrs. Also…..as for technology that is used in everyday life, it is developed by the military…..yea we’re pretty stupid……..before you talk about something you know nothing of, I suggest you educate yourselves and stop listening to NPR and watching CNN . Oh…..before I forget. if you look up Socialism, you would see that our present administration is leading our country in that direction……….You guys probably think we’re a democracy…..wrong……we’re a Federal Republic meaning that we are governed by laws…….Y’all are probably nice people,. just misguided.

Answer me this

January 11th, 2010
2:28 pm

You can always tell who has the smallest willy in the crowd. They boast about topics that have no bearing on the discussion at hand. We’re all glad you have accomplished a lot Russ, but no one really cares. You never addressed the issue of the Constitution and it’s true purpose. You are the only one that finds it necessary to flaunt your credentials. Since this is the internet and there is no way to prove if you are telling the truth or not, no one cares. Try using lucid discourse and salient rhetoric if you desire respect. Your insecurities are quite obvious.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
2:51 pm

Answer………….it’s always a person like yourself who tries to use antiquated logic in trying to make someone feel small……maybe if you had something worthy of flaunting, you wouldn’t be so callous in your remarks. I’ve worked hard for everything that I have and am very proud of that fact.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
3:16 pm

Answer………..Bringing up the fact that I served as a soldier and a cop is very relevant to this discussion. All I’m saying is, is that anyone who chooses to serve a cause greater than themselves is worthy of being praised. But as many people choose to do, they chastise us for being so valiant. I for one will complain that some cops usually violate the 4th amendment with using false pretense to stop a vehicle so they can search without probable cause. Some cops do this, but most don’t. The courts are a different situation, they usually violate the 8th amendment with their issuance of excessive fines and unjust punishments. The constitution is beautiful document in the fact that it allows the individual state to run its business within its physical borders. They don’t raise taxes, they just issue severe fines for minor infractions. Answer…….you debate really well and I will confront you in any blog the AJC decides to post.

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
4:16 pm

NO ONE who serves as a cop or in military SERVES FOR THE GREATER GOOD. They serve because 1: they love guns & shooting things or 2: they love exercising authority. The people who are cops & in the military are VERY low on the intelligence scale and that is too be expected in current times. These are people who do not possess the intelligence to pursue other avenues in life. I, and most of those reading, understand the situation. The quicker we realize that those who choose ‘law enforcement’ or military service as a career as those who cannot succeed elsewhere the quicker we will be to discovering why they do what they do & why they have a hatred towards their fellow man.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
4:33 pm

Bobo…….The ASVAB, which in actuallity, is tougher than the SAT or the ACT. In the artillery, the missile corps, to be exact, you have to be able to calculate solutions to fire missions without using a computer or a calculator to solve the equations. They include the following: CEP (circular area probable), that is the explosive impact in diameter, Trajectory (flight path) and TOT (time on target). When dealing with nuclear missiles, such as the Pershing IIa (which was phased out due to the INF treaty) and the Lance missile (phased out as well), you have to calculate the explosive force. The explosive force is usually Kilotons. I served during Cold War to preserve our Republic against the Soviet Union……you do remember the USSR? Also……my friend, these equations were solved using a

Tony

January 11th, 2010
4:34 pm

What a dilemma. So many stupid people and not enough bullets.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
4:34 pm

advanced calculus…………..could you do that? I really don’t think so.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
4:37 pm

Without a standing military, we would not have a country……When people use the catchword “PEACE”, it means that they will fall for domination. Freedom is not free.

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
4:44 pm

Russ, that’s kid’s stuff. When you get to linear algebra, look me up. The SAT is a joke, like the ASVAB, so don’t kid yourself. Advanced calc is easy. The rest of the crap beyond that is hard, which is stuff your boys don’t engage in. Again, the ‘law enforcement’ and military personnel are for the most part, morons. Nothing wrong with that. Look, we made fun of them decades ago, we ridicule them now, so it all works out!

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
4:45 pm

tony, got a fix for you: go shoot a quart of heroin & tell us how it works out!

Russ

January 11th, 2010
5:15 pm

Bobo……you’re obviously a hideous liberal………do yourself and the rest of the free world a favor and pull your head out of your ass. When this occurs, you’ll hear a loud pop. Oh!! and before I forget, go smoke your pot and do your crack.

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
5:30 pm

There ya go folks! Russ proved my point! That means russ must be a cop! Moron city, here we come!
Hey russ, go to hell.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
5:34 pm

Remember…..liberalism is the same as stupidity and they both kill………..Put that in your pipe and smoke it Bobo the fat, retarded wanna be elitist intellectual. What happened, Junior college wouldn’t except you?Oh! I got it now, you wanted to be a soldier and cop, but they wouldn’t except you either…..aw, cry me a freaking handful.

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
5:39 pm

Russ has OUTED himself as a worthless, slimy cop! Good deal russ! You didn’t finish high school let alone know what calculus is. Look, you gestapo freak, go shoot yourself in the head, best thing you can do for society. Don’t need crap like you around.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
5:39 pm

No, I’m a retired soldier who was a Federal cop for a while. Now I have a degree in history and work as a museum curator for the Army. I preserve the history of our military. I spent time in hell, but your wife was a nag…….Fich dich in dein arsch.

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
5:47 pm

a museum curator for the army – so that means you’re sucking from the taxpayer’s tit, while doing NOTHING. A deadbeat AND a moron. Your daughter was much worse than a nag, but nice….

Tony

January 11th, 2010
5:48 pm

Hey bozo, I mean bobo, do society a favor and go shoot yourself. By the way, here’s how to leave a moron in suspense. In case you’re too dumb to realize who I’m talking about, it’s you dumbass.

Russ, you shouldn’t have to justify yourself to these “people” in here. They’re not worth the energy.

bobo, the crazy cop!

January 11th, 2010
5:54 pm

tony, for all we know, you ARE russ. You’re another worthless, deadbeat turd who doesn’t belong. Go shoot yourself & relieve us of your existence If deadbeat ‘russ’ can’t defend himself, he should do the same
Pansyass morons.

Tony

January 11th, 2010
6:01 pm

I’m willing to bet that bozo lives at home with his mommy.

ItalianTony

January 11th, 2010
6:07 pm

Wow, harsh forum. Have to agree with bobo though. Cops are useless in today’s world except to generate money. Tony, you a cop? You sound like a cop. Russ sounds like a cop too. Cops like to defend what they do, but they can’t.

Tony

January 11th, 2010
6:27 pm

And you, like bozo, wouldn’t be good enough to be a pimple on a police officer’s or a military person’s a$$.

Russ

January 11th, 2010
7:03 pm

That’s ok Tony……..I protected their right while I served as a soldier. They can say anything they want, that’s beauty of our country…..the 1st amendment. God Bless their godless little souls.

ItalianTony

January 11th, 2010
7:07 pm

Thanks russ, don’t need your help. Tony, I’ve crapped junk bigger than you, boy. Me & the boys in town don’t take too well to crap like you shooting your mouth off. Think you better back off, internet tough guy.

Answer me this

January 12th, 2010
9:24 am

The reason I don’t flaunt my accomplishments is I don’t feel a need to do so. I don’t see it’s purpose in this forum. I’m happy with myself, but do realize I can always improve upon who and what I am.

By the way, I have a small willy, but I am not insecure about it.