Police blotter: Drinking and fighting

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:

Robbery

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.

Theft

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!

Arrests

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.

Crime prevention

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.

27 comments Add your comment

Equalizer

March 8th, 2010
9:04 am

“… his $9,000 bicycle”??? Me thinks this guy is a fibber. But if his insurance pays up I’m going to ride my $9,000 bicycle to the same spot!

T.O

March 8th, 2010
10:08 am

Welcome to Atlanta “where the players play”

yeah right

March 8th, 2010
10:22 am

Equalizer, My $9,000 bicycle was stolen too, and I had my Rolex watch on the handlebars. I’ll let you know what happens.

HECTOR

March 8th, 2010
12:07 pm

And who the hell wants to live ib Atlanta???

Ironman Man

March 8th, 2010
12:35 pm

$9,000 is not unheard of in the world of professional biking/cycling. Some can go as high as $15,000!!

Bronco

March 8th, 2010
1:25 pm

Forget taxing cigarette lets tax stupitity and drunkedness damn the state would be in the black in no time

The Truth

March 8th, 2010
2:22 pm

Wow a police blog, got nothing better to do huh, guess all the crime in this city can wait.

TexasBoy

March 8th, 2010
3:10 pm

Yeah, this blog is pretty lame. I think i go ride my $9,000.00 bike.

Dano

March 8th, 2010
3:12 pm

Steve, am I the only reader who’s impressed with the guy who was being assaulted by his girlfriend (third item, above)?

He was obviously the type of guy who wouldn’t hit a female in anger, so he took his frustrations out on the wall instead of the girlfriend.

Wackos, yes … but a chivalrous one!

Peter Tosh

March 8th, 2010
4:09 pm

Alcohol and fights go together like peas and carrots. You’d never see this type of behavior if we had made the other choice at the end of Prohibition.

Patrick

March 8th, 2010
4:20 pm

Dano: I’m also impressed that the wall-puncher didn’t punch the woman instead. That, to me, shows he’s a real man, for not hitting the woman, even if she hit him first. Of course, now he’ll have to pay for the wall, possibly facing eviction for damage to property. He could easily go after the woman to repay him for what he had to pay to repair said wall, or other expenses he might incur.

Drive by french fries

March 8th, 2010
8:06 pm

Someone introduce me to the chump that spends $9000 on a bicycle and then leaves it alone so it can get stolen.

terry

March 8th, 2010
10:37 pm

ilike police report keep this in ajc thank

Peter's Tush

March 9th, 2010
8:06 am

Good point, Pete my boy. I’m sure we would be much better off if we had all those mobs getting redicuously rich (and killing everyone remotely in their way) controlling the illegal booze market.
Now go back to your K2 and tune out.

northside

March 9th, 2010
10:22 am

god i hate racist

Man Up.

March 9th, 2010
3:59 pm

The word “moron” has stayed funny since I first heard it in a 30’s screwball comedy movie with Cary Grant. It’s a can’t miss.

Ole Guy

March 10th, 2010
1:38 am

He who would physically assualt the female gland should oughta get em chopped off.

A comment about Sandy Springs

March 10th, 2010
6:57 pm

I have owned a piece of property in Sandy Springs for over 30 years and lived in n. Atlanta all of my life. That area of sandy Springs has basically been destroyed by the welfare animals that were shipped out of downtown Atlanta with section 8 housing vouchers and they brought the animalistic behavior with them. NOw, we see ridebys and muggins, robberies and such. Animals they are.

That area was, as recently as mid 90s, one of the finest areas to live in and around in the South but now, it is a war zone of animals. Something has to be done to rid the area of this factor, or it will resemble the Buford Highway corridor in Doraville, soon enough. Tax payers will l-e-a-v-e.

Footballnut29

March 11th, 2010
7:53 pm

depressing maybe 2012 is the end

Drive by french fries

March 12th, 2010
12:55 pm

This blog is a joke. My posts under another name were always removed, and now, I can’t post at all unless I post from a different IP.

Why is that Steve?

Ricardo Cabeza

March 12th, 2010
3:40 pm

Ah, the good ole days when Sandy Springs was the promised land. The Pickrick was the place to have lunch after church on Sunday and you could turn left anywhere on Roswell Rd. with only a short wait. Now it’s the land of the gang-bangers, welfare mongers, and assorted miscreants that were pushed north when Atlanta shut down the projects.
Simply disgusting sub-human creatures most of ‘em. And by the way amigo, the official language of the area is ENGLISH! Learn it or leave!

ira lovett

March 15th, 2010
11:52 am

who wants a 9,000 dollar bike? why not buy you a harley sporster for a few
thousand more.

luvluv

mustang100

March 15th, 2010
5:27 pm

Judging from The Truth and his negative response, it’s easy to recognize it’s really The Truth About Cops, the slime who got sooooo rank about Lt. Voght’s (God rest him) murder and funeral, causing that entire blog to be screened. Get rid of him.

Cubby

March 16th, 2010
1:55 pm

I was going to comment on using bill pay to pay the rent checks. Then I thought better, these people probably do not have checking accounts.

Lt. Steve

March 18th, 2010
9:20 pm

I don’t decide who gets removed.

Ole Guy

March 19th, 2010
12:45 am

Ah…a good ole cat fight on Monterrey!

Freddie Dyer

March 20th, 2010
11:24 am

If you think Atlanta have scarey neighborhoods come visit us in Oakland,Ca it wil be like home.