Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.
o CLOSE CALL: At a residence on the 200 block of Berkley Run in Sandy Springs March 1, a man and woman said they awoke at about 2:30 a.m. to discover a man in their bedroom. The man fled the apartment through a back balcony, jumping two levels down. The suspect dropped his cell phone during the fall; the phone was recovered by the victim and turned over to police.
o SLOW GETAWAY: At the Publix at 7275 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs March 6, store employees reported a motorized shopping cart was stolen. They reviewed the video tape showing an older female drove it out of the store March 4 at about 9 a.m. She was seen driving it out the door, made a left and then disappeared from view.
o GUILTY CONSCIENCE: At 5930 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs March 5, a store manager said he saw two frequent shoplifters outside his store. As he approached them, one pulled a knife and said, “I’m not going back to jail.” The man and his female accomplice then fled across the street. The pair had not actually taken anything at that time.
o DUMPSTER DIVER: At the Chops restaurant at 70 Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead Feb. 19, a white male suspect traveling in a dark blue truck with a trailer attached was seen on video loading stolen chairs onto the vehicle’s trailer before leaving the scene. The suspect was identified as someone who has been seen in the area before rummaging through the Dumpster there.
o BUYER BEWARE: At an apartment complex at 78 Sheridan Drive in Buckhead Feb. 17, the victim hired persons to move and store his belongings. A TV/DVD player, golf clubs and various clothing items were discovered missing when the victim returned to the location to retrieve his items Feb. 25.
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.