A woman reported she and her friend met a man at a sushi bar in Atlanta. They were too intoxicated to drive so the man drove them both to their home. She said the man came in for a few minutes. He came onto her and she declined. He then left and she believes he stole her silver Lexus LS430.
5800 block of Roswell Road: Cops received a fight call at Cocktail Cove bar. They found security guards detaining a drunk and screaming man. They found out the drunk and screaming man began hitting (figuratively) on a woman who was with another guy. So she rejected him. So he threw a beer in her face. And it was after this that all the fun started. That crazy “funster” was arrested.
The short version of this is: Male Ego+Booze+Raging Libido=Arrest.
The arrested man was asked for his side of the story, but all he would do was call the cops name and accuse them of padding their stats with his arrest.
Revised short-version formula: Male Ego+Moron+Booze+Raging Libido=Arrest.
Spalding Forest Court: Answering a domestic, officers found a man, in an upstairs breezeway, physically assaulting a woman who had been knocked to the ground. The officers ordered the man to stop. The man raised his fist to hit the victim again. He was Tasered. Fight over. He was arrested.
8100 block of Colquitt Road: Officers responded to a fight call and determined the following: A woman beat up on her boyfriend. She hit him in the mouth and for some reason he then punched the wall, sending his fist through his wall and his neighbor’s wall next door. The alert neighbor noticed a fist sticking out of the wall, so then called the police. The woman was arrested as a primary aggressor and the victim was cited and released on a copy of the charges.
Monterrey Parkway: Cops responded to a fight call. They spoke with two girls and determined they argued, then fought, biting and pulling each other’s hair. Both were arrested and, after a brief stop at the hospital to patch things up, they went to jail.
The offenders are twin sisters.
Other recent reports:
A man called the police and said that just after midnight he was robbed on Northwood Drive. He said he came here from Duluth to play pool at the Club LaDona and was approached by three men who pulled a gun (he thinks) and took cash from him. He was about 200 yards from the club when the officers arrived, so they asked him why he wasn’t at the club where he was robbed. The man said he had to go to the bathroom.
The trained officers immediately asked why he didn’t go in the club. The man then changed the story to say that he came to Northwood to meet a girl and didn’t want his Duluth girlfriend to know. Most likely he came there to get a hooker and ended up getting robbed.
Northside Drive: Just before 2 a.m., a man wearing a black mask and dressed in all black came into the Sam’s Mart store. The clerk was in the back of the store, out of sight, so the man walked to the counter and started looking for money and then walked back outside. The clerk followed him outside and the man then pulled a gun on him and they went back inside where the robber got a small amount of cash.
A representative of a restaurant on Johnson Ferry Road reported that two employees have skimmed daily food sale funds over the past months. They believe about $13,000 was embezzled by the two employees.
A man reported he was riding his $9,000 bicycle. He stopped in the 8800 block of Roswell Road to use the restroom. When he returned, the bike was gone.
A woman was detained at the Rite-Aid store in the 4500 block of Roswell Road after she swiped an electric toothbrush. The store, however, refused to prosecute.
If you’re going to jump in, jump in with both feet. If your store gets the reputation of not taking a tough stance on shoplifting, you’re asking for more of the same. Prosecute them!
800 block of Lake Placid: Someone swiped a rent check from the deposit box of the Calibre Springs Apartments. They used a sticky substance dropped into the box to snag the check.
This is not uncommon. Fishing checks out of rent drop-boxes is done in many ways. If possible, to be safe, pay it in person.
Fraud, forgery and ID theft
An employee of the Publix Store in the 7500 block of Roswell Road said two males came into the store and attempted to buy beer using a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. He told them the bill was fake so they paid him with real money and left. He kept the counterfeit bill.
A man reported someone accessed his debit card number and used it on several websites totaling just over $300.
When it comes to identity theft involving debit or credit card numbers, fraudulent online purchases are made and the victim normally finds out when the collection office calls. Or, if they are lucky, the establishment calls to verify the cards. Don’t think this stuff happens to everyone but you. Check your credit report a couple of times a year and read your statements!
Officers received a call of a check forgery at the Regions Bank in the 6600 block of Roswell Road. When they responded, they found that a male had run from the bank. They found a man matching the description in the other end of the Abernathy Square parking lot. They detained and later arrested the man. He told the cops he was recruited by a couple who gave him checks to cash. The defendant would get a percentage of the funds. He was later taken to Fulton Jail.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road: After receiving information that drug activity was going on in an apartment, investigators arrested two people in association with the distribution of drugs from the apartment they lived in. The male and female were charged with selling crack cocaine, Hydrocodone, marijuana, Clonazepam, some forged items and some other things.
The call originally came in because of the “frequent” foot traffic in and out of the apartment. There is no bad reason to call the police. Little things can turn out to be more that you think. There are reasons things look suspicious. Don’t second-guess it.
Sandy Springs Police are currently taking applications for the citizen’s police academy (Fall 2010 session), as well as gun safety and women’s self-defense courses. For more information, e-mail Officer Larry Jacobs.
All programs are limited to first come, first serve.