Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.
o ARMED AND DANGEROUS: At a bar/nightclub at 1937 Piedmont Circle in Buckhead Feb. 16, an unknown suspect shot a security guard. The suspect is described as a black male standing about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. His weapon is believed to be a Glock .40-caliber handgun. He ran from the location in an unknown direction.
o FUNNY PAYCHECKS: At a specialty store at 2061 Liddell Drive in Buckhead Feb. 19, a female suspect was arrested and transferred to Fulton County jail for theft by taking. She allegedly generated payroll checks from Feb. 9 through 19 through the payroll system for an employee who no longer works for the company. The suspect made 16 checks, totaling $15,325.70.
o IDLE ENGINES: At 1544 Piedmont Road in Buckhead Feb. 16, a victim left his vehicle running with the key in the ignition and the doors locked while he entered the location. The victim came back out and noticed his vehicle was gone.
o HIGHWAY ROBBERY: At Ga. 400 at the city limits of Sandy Springs/Roswell Feb. 27, a man reported he was traveling southbound at about 2 a.m. when he saw a car ahead of him lose control and wreck against the median wall. The victim and his passenger approached the man to render aid. The suspect pulled a gun on the pair, stole the victim’s Honda Odyssey van and fled the area. The van was later recovered in Gwinnett County. The wrecked car, a BMW, contained several weapons and ammunition inside. The car was impounded for a forensics inspection by crime scene investigators.
o THREE’S COMPANY: A woman on Greyfield Lane in Sandy Springs told police she met three men at Tony’s Sports Bar on Roswell Road. She and the men eventually returned to her apartment. She said the following morning the men were gone, as was $1,800 cash, Xanax pills and about 30 Ambien pills. The three went by the names “Journey,” “Antonio” and “Crow.”
o SHADY DEALINGS: A man reported to Sandy Springs police he responded to a Monster.com ad for employment with a company called Target-Tech. He later received a check from a woman going by the name of Melissa in Cincinnati for $1,960, to which he was to keep some and send $1,746 to a woman named Elizabeth in Oklahoma. He forwarded the money and later found the check made out to him was fraudulent.
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.