— Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose
o A CASE OF THE MUNCHIES: At Taco Cabana at 1895 Piedmont Ave. in southeast Buckhead Oct. 5 at 2:18 a.m., an officer working an extra job there heard horns blowing and found the suspect asleep at the wheel, several feet from the order screen in the drive-through. The officer woke the suspect up, told him to move, believed the suspect was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and asked him to pull to the side. The officer smelled the odor of raw marijuana and obtained the suspect’s license. He was advised the suspect was wanted in Gwinnett County and asked if the suspect had been detained. The officer grabbed the suspect’s seat belt through the rear passenger window and the suspect drove about 25 feet in the parking lot with the officer attached to the vehicle. The officer was able to let go, and the vehicle fled on Cheshire Bridge Road.
o DOG DAYS: At a residence on the 3600 block of Paces Valley Road NW Oct. 4 an unknown suspect entered the location through the doggy door at the location and used a pillowcase to remove silver and other items from the location.
o BOOK ‘EM!: At Peachtree Road NE Oct. 9, four suspects approached the victim as she was sitting in front of the L.A. Fitness gym, snatched her iPad from her hands and left the location in a Blue Chrysler Town & Country. The vehicle was spotted leaving the location by police officers, who later stopped it in Zone 5. The suspects were arrested and taken into custody there.
o MESSING WITH THE WRONG GUY: At a parking lot on 2829 Peachtree Road Oct. 10, a man whose vehicle was parked along Peachtree Road was taking pictures when he was approached from behind by a black male and a Hispanic male. One of the suspects asked the victim if he was a photographer. The Hispanic suspect retrieved a pistol from his sweatpants and demanded the victim’s keys. The victim produced his own gun and shot several rounds at the suspect, who then retreated. As both suspects were fleeing they fired several shots at the victim, who got into his car and later flagged down a Georgia State Patrol officer. The suspects fled in a dark-colored sedan, possibly a two-toned Toyota Camry with body damage. Three shell casings and two projectiles were later recovered at the scene.
o DUST PANNED: At a residence on 24 Cedar Run Oct. 12, a woman reported that her boyfriend got mad over some phone numbers in her cellphone and then stole some of her stuff, including a dust pan. Later, she got into her car and her boyfriend then boxed her in with his car, walked up to her car, took her keys and then drove off.
o CHECKING OUT: At the Publix store at 5630 Roswell Road Oct. 14, a woman called the police and said that she was in the checkout line using coupons when the woman behind her became angry that it was taking so long. The woman began to complain loudly in the line. The two left the store and the argument continued outside in the lot. The woman said she would run over the victim. The other woman backed out and (for some reason) the victim was behind her car. The other woman got out of the car and the argument continued until an employee showed up. The other woman left.
The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.