Police blotter: Notable arrests of the week

An officer found a man standing on the side of the ramp at I-285 and Northside Drive around 5 a.m. The man was intoxicated and wearing only underwear and a T-shirt. He said he didn’t remember how he got there. The officer had paramedics check the man, who had a small cut on his leg. He was arrested.

8800 block of Roswell Road: Shortly after midnight, an officer driving through the parking lot of a restaurant / bar noticed a car parked a couple of near the front door of the business, in a parking spot. The car’s lights were on and the engine running. He noticed the car moving and looked inside where he saw a woman, partially clothed, moving up and down. Under the woman was a man with no clothes on. Both were engaged in — well, engaged, to say the least.

Here’s the problem: The place was still open so … get a room. They were cited and released to enjoy the rest of the night — somewhere else.

Thefts

A man reported he was transporting his friend from the Druid Hills area to Forsyth County to turn herself into the authorities (for what I don’t know.) On the way, they got tired and stayed in a hotel in Sandy Springs. The female then apparently called someone else, who picked her up — along with $300 in cash and the victim’s cell phone.

5900 block of Roswell Road: An ‘85 Olds Delta 88, gray in color, was stolen.

500 block of Old Harbor Drive: Toyota truck (green).

4500 block of Roswell Road: Stolen trailer.

700 block of Hammond Drive: A woman reported she left two travel bags outside of her apartment. Someone took them.

8500 block of Roswell Road: A black True-Keg cooler with chrome beer taps was stolen from outside a restaurant / bar location.

Dunwoody Club Drive: A woman reported that she left her dog in a small kennel outside a store while she shopped. When she returned, the dog was gone. Witnesses said that a female in her 30’s, with brown ear-length hair, driving a white SUV, pulled up and took the dog. The suspect was reported to have said: “If someone leaves a dog like this, they’ll leave a child too.” She then left the area.

4500 block of Roswell Road: 1997 Red Ford Explorer.

5600 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road: A woman reported someone stole an iPod and jewelry from her hotel room.

200 block of Windsor Pkwy.: Stolen Honda Accord.

7100 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road: Red 1995 Acura Integra.

7300 block of Roswell Road: A motorist reported her wallet was accidentally left on her car as she drove off. When she discovered it was gone, she went back but was unable to find it. She reported the credit cards missing and was told the transaction cards were later used at a CITGO gas station, Kroger fuel station, Office Max, Kroger, QT and Rite Aid Drug Store. The total charges were around $800.

5700 block of Roswell Road: 2006 Nissan Altima.

Traffic alert

On Tuesday, March 23rd, beginning at 9:45 a.m., a large number of bicyclists will be leaving Roswell City Hall and headed south on Hwy. 9 (Roswell Road), across the river and south on Roswell Road into the city of Atlanta and ultimately the state Capitol. Expect traffic to be impeded until about 10:45 a.m. as the bikes will be escorted by police using a rolling road block.

31 comments Add your comment

Harry Robinson

March 18th, 2010
8:14 pm

More Turtle Heads screwing up traffic, and this time with the police helping. Are they going to the Capitol to buy tags, pay ad valorem tax, and purchase mandantory liability Ins. ?? If not, then the rude picks need to get the hell off the road and quit impeding traffic

Festus

March 19th, 2010
6:50 am

Well put, Harry.

GRITSiAM

March 19th, 2010
9:01 am

Peter's Tush

March 19th, 2010
2:18 pm

Several streets from downtown through Decatur will be closed Sunday for the ING marathon. Let’s rail against those fancy pants runners for clogging the streets, not paying ad velorem taxes on their shoes, not buying insurance, etc. C’mon gang!!

Biteme

March 19th, 2010
2:52 pm

Good Afternoon…..I love you! :)

Festus

March 19th, 2010
3:35 pm

If they start clogging up the streets on a regular basis, I agree. So long as the fancy pants runners stay on the rail, let MARTA deal with them. In the meantime, get your head out of your Tush, Pete.

Hail to the Po-po!!

March 19th, 2010
8:59 pm

Oh puh-leze. Let me grab the frickin’tissues while you cry me a river. Everyone I’ve ever met who said they “hate cops”or expressed some sort of disdain for the men and women out there sworn to protect us are people who don’t think laws should apply to them. Quit your bellyaching and thank your frickin’ lucky stars there are such people out there who, for very little compensation or appreciation, would protect your @ss from an upstanding citizen like myself who’d like to beat it just because it’s attached to someone as ignorant as yourself! Is every single cop out there perfect? No, and I wouldn’t expect them to be. They’re human and humans are fallible (for those lacking in literally skills, that means “they make mistakes too”). The majority of cops out there are good people who have chosen a career not meant for the faint of heart. They deserve our thanks and respect and nothing less.

good after noon

March 20th, 2010
2:37 am

Why thank you kind sir. should we ever be introduced i will share a mint julip with you fine sir The south is better with a cool drink on a humid day. bless you sir for your compliment.

Gator

March 20th, 2010
8:59 am

I love the new law about 200 dollar automatic speeding fines. These cars run so smooth you don’t even know your going that fast. Time to pay attention I guess. What I would like to see are tailgating fines that are approximatly the same dollar fines like the speeding fines. Then it would be worth it stop and ticket. This would bring in much needed revenue to the cities and counties. It would make it a safer place for children and other people to live. What they should do is have cameras on freeways and roads that snap pictures and send automatic fines. This would bring in a good revenue to the state, cities and counties

PM

March 20th, 2010
12:34 pm

People steal older cars because they are relatively easy to steal and are usually worth something for the parts. People steal Acuras and Hondas for the parts, and yes, they are relatively easy to steal.

The moral is, carry insurance and never leave valuables in the car. If the car gets stolen, get another one. Not like somebody stole your kid or your dog. Except for that one lady.

Good Afternoon

March 20th, 2010
2:43 pm

Please not that “good after noon” and I are different people. Thanks.

Good Afternoon

March 20th, 2010
7:47 pm

Jokerz., are you saying ALL police officers?

Good Afternoon

March 20th, 2010
7:49 pm

Thank you biteme for the smile.

96 SC

March 21st, 2010
12:28 am

Officer Rose and the other Professional Police Officers like him in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, and Roswell always displays courtesy, patience, and positive interaction with Citizen Violators. These Public Servants must deal daily with the abuses and psychosis displayed by members of our communities, I declare HAIL to the COPS in North Fulton. every time I have interfaced with them either as a traffic violator or as victim of a crime, I’ve experienced respect, courtesy and, diligence on behalf of the Officers.

Tracy

March 21st, 2010
1:10 am

What is being done about Atlanta’s crime?

Kat

March 21st, 2010
1:31 am

Good afternoon: After all your talk about personal responsibility (which I personally agree with), you go ahead and say that “when God is ready we will.” Make up your mind on the person/entity responsible for our recovery!

Answer me this

March 21st, 2010
1:39 am

HA……You exclude me from your blog, yet you let the above continue?

Truthteller

March 21st, 2010
10:07 am

Go easy on Jokerz and Herman, guys. They are disaffected fringe members of society. Probably working menial jobs, making little money, frustrated at their choices in life, and without meaningful relationships in their pathetic little lives. Sadly, these are the kind of people that Cops do need to watch out for, because these lowlifes have nothing to lose- literally- in a confrontation.

They are to be pitied.

blue

March 21st, 2010
10:15 am

Have you ever heard of a crooked doctor? Crooked lawyer? Unethical Priest?

You are right Jokerz, there are some bad police officers, just like there are some bad doctors and teachers. But you won’t quit sending your kids to school in fear they will be dating the teacher. you won’t stop going to the doctor when you are sick for medicine in fear he/she will clean your wallet and not help diagnose your illness. Not all cops are bad. In fact, only a very small percentage are and they are not TRUE police officers because they do not believe or stand for the rest do.

Sit on your couch, watch television, have your door kicked in and your values stolen from you after you and your family were brutually assaulted. Who are you going to call after they leave? Ghostbusters? Obama? The Mayor? Your uncle? I would submit you will call the police, even after the harsh comments you just made.

It is real easy to read some of these comments and, without seeing the writer, hearing a voice, or judging by how someone dresses, who on here has a criminal record…and that’s no Jokerz!

aj

March 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Well put blue, jokerz is lost!

Good Afternoon

March 21st, 2010
12:21 pm

@KAT.

You single out my sentence ” I pray for our country to recover and when God is ready we will. In the meantime I am responsible for my happiness and so are you.”

It is as clear as water to me, I pray for the day to come when you will clearly see my meaning.

13mike20yp1

March 21st, 2010
4:37 pm

There are a lot cop haters on this blog. I don’t always like cops either….especially when I get a speeding ticket. Cops are here for a reason, they provide protection from the Thugs and the Bubbas out there. If you don’t think we need protection, try living without them for a day. You will soon change you mind.

13mike20yp1

March 21st, 2010
4:39 pm

Also…..for y’all that are clueless, my screen name is a designation code for a job in the Army…..Hooooah!!!

Editor

March 22nd, 2010
7:56 pm

G.G.E. and others wondering why their comments are being held:
This is not a forum to be offensive, make personal attacks, etc.
Show us you can remain civil in your comments and we’ll consider releasing the hold.

Fred

March 23rd, 2010
12:40 am

Not to dredge up old blogs there Mr. Steve, but I’ve read that “The police visit Ricky’s school” before. I want to say I read it LONG before you started your blog, but as I get older, my once stellar memory is no longer stellar. Some would say it pretty much sucks. So I reckon my question is, did you redo one of your older blogs or did you just blatantly plagiarize that blog?

Festus

March 23rd, 2010
7:02 am

I’ve read this before also, Fred. Steve will have some new stuff during Sweeps week – “The Police Visit Ricky’s High School.”

tman

March 23rd, 2010
9:47 am

when your civil rights have been violated and you have been falsely arrested and have a cop lie in court under oath to achieve conviction I think your mode of thinking will change 13mike20yp1.

Good Afternoon

March 23rd, 2010
3:00 pm

I have come to l know and believe that the critics of police officers rank in the lower percentage of public opinion. Generally they are people who have had encounters with police officers because they were committing unlawful acts. They ended up with a harsh verbal reprimand, or a ticket or even jail. Hence comes the hatred for police officers.

In today’s world everyone even (hateful) prisoners are allowed access to computers and are allowed to have a say. Bashing and attacking any one anonymously sounds wrong to me but this is America the land of free speech and I respect that privilege. I strongly disagree with these harsh assessments of ALL law enforcement. Without rules and laws we would most likely be living in a world were only the strongest and meanest survived.

Police Officers are in a profession were there is no end to their training. Each officer has required training on a regular basis. Continuing education and training is in place to keep each officer current on the best ways to protect the public. The sad reality for some is that no matter how hard they train, no matter how careful they are being, evil and awful circumstances will combine with tragic and deadly results for the officer. I am in awe that there are men and women who are willing to seek out a thankless profession where giving the ultimate sacrifice is possible. I appreciate what officers do and that they are prepared to die to protect any one of us.

I have lived in several communities that experienced the loss of a police officer and I have seen and felt the anguish that sweeps over people when a line of duty death happens. There is a horrific feeling of loss for our community hero and also a fear that there are people willing to kill armed officers and therefore you or me. When 9/11 happened over 400 officers died trying to save civilians, in California gang members are boobing trapping police equipment and in November in Lakewood, Washington a convict ambushed and killed 4 police officers during their roll call and EVERY TIME good people united and helped each other in order to help the police families and the police departments that lost their policeman to a catastrophic event. EACH TIME there was no sympathy for the evil doer. Swift and lawful justice was the goal.

Officers work in a profession where seconds count and there can be no worse feeling than responding to a 911 call to assist an officer down and hearing the anguish and tension in the voices of the operator and responding units. I am sure that officers willed their cars to fly like an eagle in order to respond and give aid as quickly as possible, just like when they respond to help a citizen. Officers make their response as loud and dramatic as they can in hopes that the bad guys will hear it and flee, and in this case with the hope and prayer that their brother or sister in blue can hang on and fight for just a few seconds longer. 


Why do critics see only a uniform? These men and women are members of our community. They give a lot and if necessary give their all. They are Moms and Dads,
They are Sons and Daughters, They are Brothers and Sisters, They are Grandpas and Grandmas, They represent most religions, They are Black, White,Yellow, Brown and Beige. They are Volunteers and Helpers. They are our friends; THEY ARE ALL OF US. 


My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to each one of these men and women.
Jesus said it better then I ever could. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they are the children of God.” God Bless them and keep them safe.

Gorgeous Green Eyes

March 23rd, 2010
3:15 pm

I see that me compliments to the POLICE have been removed AND my comments about and to JOKERZ….WHATEVER

Tony

March 23rd, 2010
3:41 pm

To Good Afternoon. Thank You.

Dave

March 25th, 2010
11:16 am

Seriously, I see the need for the police and I don’t ridicule them. However, as I was growing up I always knew that if I failed out of college or couldn’t get another job, I could always sign up to be a police officer.

And that’s the truth.