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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: World Cup fever
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Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, June 22 through 28 and the Sandy Springs Police Department, June 28 through July 2.

- Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose

o WORLD CUP FEVER: At a house of worship at 2875 Margaret Mitchell Road in Buckhead June 28, three locks were taken and soccer goals were placed on the field. A lock was also noticed missing three days earlier.

o BUSTED: At a construction site at 4310 Northside Drive in northwest Atlanta June 22, two black males were seen loading items into the bed of a pickup truck when the officers arrived on the scene. The arrestee was recognized from a previous incident involving theft of concrete forms from a construction site on Marietta Boulevard (incident No. 14- 065-1565) and was seen on several occasions, turning in the suspected stolen concrete forms to Rand Recycling for cash the day after they were reportedly stolen.

o GIVING BOOTERS THE BOOT: At a parking lot at 1040 Huff Road in west Midtown June 25, the victim put wheel boots on an illegally parked car. Two days later he came back to check on the car, and both the vehicle and the boots were gone.

o SOUR GRAPES: At a residence at 1854 Monroe Drive in Midtown June 24, the victim said one or more suspects took about $7,500 to $10,000 from his closet. He said it was in a hidden spot only his executive assistant of 10 years knew about. He said the assistant was recently fired for poor performance.

o AN ALL-NIGHTER: An office, infrequently used by the renter and located at 1170 Hightower Trail in Sandy Springs, was burglarized June 30. The renter was notified by a business neighbor that an inside light was on. Officers found evidence someone has been sleeping in the office. Nothing was reported missing. The victim said the last time he was in the office was two weeks prior.

o CAT BURGLAR: A man on Cherry Tree Lane in Sandy Springs reported July 1 while he was in the hospital, he left his cats in the care of his brother. When he returned home, the cats were gone and his brother refuses to talk to him. He suspects his brother took them.

MAY I HAVE MY JOB BACK? Employees at the Express Lube, 5811 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, June 28 said a former employee, smelling of alcohol, came into the business and approached the manager with his fist clinched as if he were going to assault him. He said, “Do you want to fight?” He threw a quarter at the manager, hitting him in the head. The suspect, after doing all this, asked for his job back. The same man was arrested several months ago after damaging the business after being fired.

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.
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