— Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Capt. Steve Rose
NEVER MIND: At Interstate 285 and Northside Drive in Sandy Springs Sept. 14, a man called from his car saying that he was having a panic attack. Police and EMS responded. The man said he wanted to go to the hospital but changed his mind and drove away.
SWITCHEROO: At the Target store at 5610 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Sept. 15, employees said a man came into the store to return a video game (NCAA Football 14). He exchanged it for a Madden 2014 video game. The employees later discovered that the first game’s plastic container was glued shut and only contained a blank CD. The suspect is Hispanic, 16 to 18 years old and heavy set.
JUST PLAIN WEIRD: At a residence on the 3700 block of Tuxedo Road in Buckhead Sept 1, the side door to the garage was found open. Paint was smeared on the side of the house and a light fixture was smashed. A sheet and a pillow were laid out on the floor in a back room in the garage. A bowl of soup and a birthday cake were also taken from the refrigerator in the garage.
CALL WAITING: At a parking lot at 2116 Defoors Ferry Road in Buckhead Sept. 5, the suspect met the victim in the parking lot at the location to purchase a cell phone. The victim gave the suspect the phone to make a call. The suspect took the phone and ran away from the location.
ITCHY & SCRATCHY: At a specialty store at 3221 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Sept. 7, a white male and white female stole about $700 worth of flea and tick medication from a display in the front of the store. Video surveillance cameras were present.
FAKING IT: At a parking lot on the 3200 block of Maple Drive in Buckhead, the victim’s vehicle was broken into (hole punched underneath door handle) and a purse was stolen from inside. The purse contained credit cards belonging to the victim and known to have fraudulently been used later, according to the victim’s credit card company. A security camera present at the above location was discovered to be a fake, meant as a way to deter crime from the parking lot.
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.