- Provided by Atlanta Police Officer A. White and Sandy Springs Capt. Steve Rose
o CARJACKING: At Mount Vernon Highway and Dupree Road in Sandy Springs Aug. 16, a 35-year-old man told police he was carjacked at about 3 a.m. The victim was driving on Powers Ferry Road south of Mount Vernon when a car passed him and then stopped in front of him. A man got out and pulled a gun on the victim before taking his iPhone, wallet and $400 cash. The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s with short hair, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. The victim was ordered out of the car and the suspect drove off in it. The vehicle was later found on North Devereux Court. Officers were able to pull several fingerprints from the stolen car.
o FUNNY MONEY: At the Publix store at 7525 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Aug. 17, employees reported someone came in and purchased a money order for $1,000 using real and counterfeit money. The manager of the store found $460 in counterfeit $20 bills.
o UNDERAGE DRINKER: At 5610 Glenridge Drive in Sandy Springs Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., officers were called to a parking deck about a person down. EMS was on the scene attending to a 16-year-old juvenile, who was heavily intoxicated. He could barely stand, but told officers he was drinking with friends. Although he had longer hair, officers noticed a shaved strip was cut into his hair. Due to his heavily intoxicated state, the teenager was taken to the hospital. He told the officers that he was at a party in the apartment complex and believed he had been punched — evident by a cut lip. His father, who was contacted a short time later, came to the hospital and took the boy home. The 16-year-old was cited for possession of alcohol and will be assigned a juvenile court date.
o MISGUIDED BLAME: At the 8000 block of Adair Lane in Sandy Springs Aug. 16, an officer observed a car driving erratically on Roswell Road just before 3 a.m. The car was halfway into the center turn lane driving north at a fast pace. The officer turned his vehicle around and caught up to the car on Morgan Falls Road, but the driver did not stop. They continued on, at about 30 mph, until they reached a nearby apartment complex. The suspect threw something out of his car and disregarded the officer’s commands to stop reaching into a glove compartment. The officer discovered cocaine there, along with a rolled up $1 bill with cocaine residue on it. The suspect was charged with drug possession and DUI. He told the officer the officer was ruining his life, job and future relationship with his fiancé.
o ARMED ROBBERS : At the Benihana restaurant at 2143 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Aug. 16, three black males with semiautomatic guns approached from bushes and ordered employees outside the rear of the location not to move. One suspect stayed behind the garbage receptor door, one pulled the unlocked door open and one ran inside and knocked on the manager’s door. A black male wearing gloves with his face covered struck the manager with the butt of his gun and took money from the safe.
o GOOD SAMARITAN: At the InTown Suites hotel at 1944 Piedmont Circle in Buckhead Aug. 14, a black male and a black female, who used to live at the location, knocked on the victim’s door asking for help and $20. When the victim agreed to help them and opened the door, he was attacked by the male. The victim attempted to shield himself by placing his face in the pillows.
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.