Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.
o WORKPLACE TROUBLE: At a restaurant at 2179 Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta April 15, a female employee told police a male co-worker followed her into the freezer and asked if she was a lesbian, then held a knife to her stomach when she ignored him. The suspect said he is employed as the butcher at the eatery and admitted to having a knife but denied wielding it near her stomach. Officers reviewed video surveillance footage and determined there did not appear to be signs of a confrontation or signs of extreme fear on the victim’s face.
o CHECK BANDIT: At a specialty store at 1281 Collier Road in Buckhead, the business was contacted by State Bank to verify several company checks being cashed April 5 through 7. One check was cashed for $800; checks 7104 and 7105 made out to two separate individuals were refused. Video captured the suspect entering the front office, locating a check book, removing five checks and exiting through the front door. The suspect is described as a bald black male with a stocky build and wearing loose pants, a shirt and jacket. He put on a hat when he noticed the surveillance camera.
o FIVE SPOT: At 8290 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs April 20, a passing motorist reported a break-in at the World of Cleaners. An officer found the front door broken out and it appeared someone had been inside. Only about $5 cash was missing. The business next door, Chin-Chin Restaurant, had been entered the same way. The owners there also said only $5 cash was missing. Both cases were cleared with the arrest of the suspect who recently allegedly burglarized the Shell Gas Station and Store in the 8300 block of Roswell Road.
o GOTTA GO: At the 6400 block of Long Island Drive in Sandy Springs April 24, a man notified authorities to the theft of a Port-A-Potty. It is owned by a company called Pit Stop Port-A-Potty and was located in front of a residence that is undergoing renovations.
o FOILED AGAIN: At 4920 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs April 24, a woman reported that at about 11 a.m. she was at the Kroger in the Fountain Oaks shopping center. She said a man appeared to follow her around a bit and, at one point, asked her about some products. She recalled that he bumped into her a couple of times. She later discovered her wallet was missing from her purse. The man was Hispanic, between 5 feet 5 and 5 feet 6 inches tall and thin. An attempt to use the victim’s Bank of America card was made at Macy’s at the Mall of Georgia, but it was declined because the victim canceled the card after the theft.
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.