Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.
o PEPPER SPRAYED: At 5920 Roswell Road May 11, at around 9:30 p.m., police officers and EMS were called to the Chipotle restaurant after a woman, standing in line, apparently discharged her pepper spray into her purse. The woman apologized and left immediately. The other customers were checked out, but were okay. The witnesses said it appeared the pepper spray was discharged accidentally.
o BUSTED: At 346 Carpenter Drive in Sandy Springs May 9, just after 2 a.m., officers were called to an apartment complex regarding persons attempting to steal from vehicles in the parking lot. The witness said the suspects were three males who got out of a blue Jeep and were looking into cars. The three subsequently fled on foot when the cops arrived. One was later located. The male juvenile was later identified and charged with theft by receiving stolen property after authorities discovered the Jeep they were traveling in was stolen from Smyrna.
o SMOKING HABIT: At 227 Sandy Springs Place May 10, just after 1 a.m., officers responded to a call about a shoplifter leaving Kroger. A responding officer saw a man matching the description. The suspect saw the officer and fled the scene on foot. He jumped over a wall that led to a 10-foot drop into tall grass next to a retaining wall. The man hid in the tall grass, refusing to come out. Eventually, two officers waded into the grassy area and took man into custody. The suspect apparently sustained a substantial cut on his head when he landed from the wall. He also dropped several cartons of cigarettes valued at just more than $250. He was later transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and charged with shoplifting.
o SHADY DEALINGS: At the 6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs May 12, a 32-year old man reported he is staying at the LaQuinta Inn as he is working construction at the Cox Enterprises site nearby. He returned to the hotel for lunch at about 1:30 p.m. On the way back, he stopped off at the wood line to urinate. At that time a black male in an older blue pickup truck waved at him. He didn’t recognize the man, but thought the man knew him so he waved back and walked towards the truck. He was then approached from behind by another black male who pulled a gun and took the alleged victim’s wallet. While this story was being told to the officers they noticed drug paraphernalia in the hotel room consisting of small baggies, syringes, cooking spoons and other heroin-related items. The man then admitted that although he was indeed robbed, it was really during a drug deal with the man in the truck. He said he met the man in a club a month ago and a deal was set up to buy heroin. Instead the “victim” was robbed. The complainant was subsequently arrested for the drug-related items and suspected black tar heroin.
o BAD SERVICE: At an apartment complex at 100 Noble Creek Drive in Buckhead, the victim’s order from PayPal was delivered to the leasing office. When her husband arrived at the location three weeks later to pick up the package, it was discovered missing from the package storage room. The victim was told by management one of their employees had been removing items from the boxes and then leaving them empty in the room.
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.