- Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose
o CLEAN FREAK: At the Kroger at 227 Sandy Springs Place in Sandy Springs Sept. 24, a black male, 35 to 45 years old, tried to steal $80 worth of soap. He dropped it and ran after he was discovered.
o WANTING ‘REAL’ POLICE: At an apartment complex on the 5000 block of Nesbit Ferry Road in Sandy Springs Sept. 26, cops were called regarding a man who wanted a key to an apartment. The complex could not give him one because his name was not on the lease. The suspect would not leave so they called the police. When the officer arrived, the man walked into one of the offices and pretended to be using the phone. The officer told the man several times he had to leave. The man said he could not because people were following him. He told the officer, “You are not the real police.” The officer approached the man to remove him, to which the man refused. He was handcuffed and had to be carried out. The man was taken to Northside Hospital to be evaluated.
o SURF AND TURF: At the Costco at 6350 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs Sept. 24., Costco employees observed a woman steal beef tenderloin and smoked salmon by placing them in her purse. The woman walked past the cashiers and was confronted and detained. The woman was released on a copy of charges on the theft that totaled approximately $100.
o TOO DRUNK TO PAY: Cobb County Police were called Sept. 23 by the victim, a taxi cab driver, who picked up an intoxicated suspect and took him home. When they arrived at the suspect’s house, the suspect refused to pay the $20 cab fare. The suspect entered his residence, retrieved an unknown object, pointed it at the victim and threatened to kill him. The suspect exited his house and attempted to pay the cab fare with a bag full of change.
o CHOCO-HOLICS: At the Walmart at 1801 Howell Mill Road in Buckhead Sept. 24, the loss prevention officer observed a female suspect and a juvenile put chocolate candy in the suspect’s purse and pass all points of sale. They were arrested.
o THE BABY DID IT: At a department/discount store at 1238 Logan Circle in Buckhead Sept. 26, a store representative said the suspect was observed on surveillance video as she placed unpaid items in her baby stroller and passed all points of sale without paying for some of the items. The suspect was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting.
o CRAZY FOR HAIR: At Sandy’s Hair Care on Piedmont Road in Buckhead Sept. 23, two female cousins kicked and threw rocks to break the front glass door. Video showed a female entered with two bags, loaded them up with hair extensions and ran toward the rear of the store. One woman never exited through the front door, which was the only way out. Officers heard a noise as if someone was crawling and used a ladder to locate the first suspect in the ceiling, on top of the air conditioning unit. After helping to break the glass door, the second suspect had walked back to nearby Aventine at Lindbergh Apartments, 740 Sidney Marcus Blvd., where she was later located.
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.