A woman on Cedar Run reported she got into an argument with her boyfriend and he pushed her against her car. She declined to prosecute.
A man called the police and said his wife was being held hostage by a man. When they got there, they met with a woman who said she and the man were separated and he was crazy. He was not allowed in the home. She said he may have been peeking in the window.
Mason Creek Drive: Domestic violence call. Male got into an argument and poured a soft drink on the victim. He was arrested.
6800 block of Roswell Road: Officers answered a disturbance call at a condo. They found a man with lacerations. The sliding glass door had been broken. The woman in the room with him was his wife.
His version: She went nuts and started trashing the apartment, scratching him, and threw hot candle wax all over the furniture and computer and then broke the sliding glass window.
Her version: He’s a meth-head and, to prove the point, she showed the cops where she hid his meth, which may have had something to do with the argument. He said, in a genuine surprised look, that he had no idea how the meth got there and, once more, whose meth it was.
Arrests were made.
Windridge Drive: Cops responded to a call of an assault. They spoke with a woman who said she was injured when she, her boyfriend and a neighbor went out. The neighbor apparently became upset over the way the boyfriend was driving and the music so the two men got into an argument and, as she intervened, she was pushed to the ground, injuring her knee and shoulder. The neighbor also e-mailed the boyfriend that he would “put my fist through your skull ending your misery.” They were given information on filing a temporary protection order.
After a traffic stop at Roswell and Mt. Paran roads, the officer determined the driver has lived in Georgia for four years but never obtained a driver’s license. The driver was arrested and the car impounded.
GA 400 / MARTA station: Officers received a call of reckless driving and found a man on a motorcycle doing wheelies while being filmed by another person in a car. He was cited.
5900 block of Roswell Road: Cops got a call at a deli where two men had gotten into fight over the accusation that one cheated the other in a domino game, resulting in a $40 bet the loser said he lost to the cheating man. The loser then said he would not pay. The other guy reached across and punched him, then went to his car, got a golf club out and then smashed the guy’s car window with it. He was arrested. (Sounds like scenes from a bad movie.)
What we like to call ‘Other things’
A woman reported she had personal property stored in the garage of her ex-husband and the property was now gone. (Clue!) She is accusing her husband’s current lover of the theft.
Two things to remember when you’re getting a divorce:
Sandy Springs Circle and Hilderbrand: Someone knocked over a turtle.
A man came to the PD and reported that during a domestic argument with his roommate, the roommate piled his belongings on the living room floor. The police came to keep the peace while the victim retrieved his property. He loaded his stuff in a U-Haul and later, when he inventoried his stuff, he found stuff missing. He also found and suspects his former roommate may have urinated on his clothes. He is missing several items, he says. They include a PS3 valued at almost $700. (Huh? I thought they cost about $300.) He’s also missing clothing and other stuff.
8610 Roswell Road: A man called the police to tell the officers he and his friend got into an argument.
6900 block of Roswell Road: A woman reported a “previous group of associates” were no longer allowed in the apartment because of disruptive behavior. All of the “previous associates” except one came and got their belongings. She gathered the belongings of the one who didn’t come and later put them in the dumpster. He found out about it and called her and then threatened to kill her. (Not sure of the definition of “associate” in this report.)
8300 block of Roswell Road: The victim called the police and told them he agreed to meet a man named “Shawn” at the Kroger parking lot to “buy music for his (victim’s) studio.” He gave Shawn $300 and Shawn then began punching and kicking the victim to the ground. Apparently a second man entered and assisted the suspect in taking the victim’s wallet, watch, and cash.
Fenwick Place: A woman said she met a man in one of those match-making sites. Here’s how it breaks down (Look for clues. Clues will be recognizable by the √ next to them):
There are men and women who prey on lonely hearts and can talk a good game. But if there is ever talk of money changing hands before any face-to-face? Forget it.
Anything that involves receiving checks and then sending money on, even if they say you will profit (which in this case, the victim wasn’t going to make a dime), it’s a scam. Just hold on to the checks or money order and DO NOT send any funds.
Shop talk about some recent incidents
Last week we investigated a shooting in the 6000 block of Roswell Road where two persons were shot in a drive-by shooting. The 14-year-old male victim was shot in the leg and the 20-year-old female victim was hit in the stomach. It appears gang-related, but no clear motive is evident other than the 14-year-old may have been wearing gang colors and the occupants of the car saw that and shot.
Stupid and crazy. Fortunately, there were good witnesses and detectives worked hours on hours to get this case solved. Two arrests were made Wednesday. Both suspects are from Barrow County and it doesn’t appear they knew the victim. These kinds of investigations are all-nighters for investigators. They work as long as they can track or follow leads. It’s a group effort and we’re fortunate that we have experienced, top-notch investigators, evident by the quickness of the arrests in this case.
Another example is the September homicide at 550 Abernathy. Arrests were made in that case after a lot of hard investigative work and, unlike TV would have you believe, not-so-glamorous, behind-the-scenes trudging through endless possibilities. These are very focused folks and we’re lucky to have such talent.
Buy a shirt (or cap) and support a cop
SSPD gear will soon be on sale at the PD and over the Internet. Ball caps, shirts and other wear can be purchased to benefit the Sandy Springs Police Benevolent Fund. The fund is being created to assist SSPD officers in times of need. More to come.
Crime prevention programs
The Sandy Springs Police Citizen’s Academy Class 002 presented the department with the class plaque last Wednesday evening at police headquarters. The class also announced it will partner with SSPD on fund-raising efforts this coming year to benefit the SSPD Benevolent Fund.
We’re currently taking applications for the citizen’s police academy beginning in the spring of 2011.
Currently available are openings in gun safety and women’s self-defense courses for this spring and summer.
Participation in all programs is limited to first-come, first-served. For more information, e-mail Officer Larry Jacobs