Provided by Capt. Steve Rose
Editor’s note: The Atlanta Police Department did not submit a report in time to meet the Neighbor’s weekly deadline.
o PICK UP THE PHONE: At the 600 block of Fair Oaks Manor in Sandy Springs Nov. 18, the victim reported several yard tools had been taken from his storage closet in his carport. The victim said one of his neighbors saw two suspicious persons entering someone else’s carport and did not call 911, emailing the homeowners association instead.
o REALLY BAD DAY: At the Target at 5610 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Nov. 20, officers were called to the store in connection with a dispute. They learned that an employee had been fired and was acting belligerently and causing a scene. The officer told the man to leave. He started to leave but turned around and came back. He was again told to leave and cursed at the officer, making reference to his mother. The man then walked off the curbing and into the lane of storefront traffic. The cops told him to come out of the traffic lane. The man continued to curse at the officer, who then decided an arrest was in order. The man began to fight the two officers who attempted to handcuff him. They wrestled him to the ground. The officer told the man to quit resisting or he would use a Taser. The man said he would and when allowed to stand, he continued to resist the arrest. Two additional units arrived and they got the man into handcuffs without having to Taser him. He continued to curse at the officers all the way to jail.
o NICE TRY: At Roswell and Dalrymple roads in Sandy Springs Nov. 9, following a traffic stop, a police officer noticed the smell of marijuana as well as that of baby powder and fabric softener believed to be used to mask the smell of marijuana. The driver said she had an argument with her boyfriend and didn’t notice she was speeding. She was cited for possessing two small bags of marijuana and speeding.
o FALCONS FAN? At Cedar Run in Sandy Springs Nov. 19, a man reported a life-size poster of Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was stolen from his front porch after it was delivered by the Post Office.
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.