Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.
o WIRED WRONG: At 3483 Ridgewood Road in Buckhead May 29, the suspect entered a vacant house under construction and cut several wires throughout the house, causing major damage. The victim believed a former contractor, described as a white male and who was fired in May due to shoddy work, is responsible for the crime. The two had several confrontations over civil matters. The victim told police the suspect called after he was fired and said he could make things difficult on the work site and that the wiring in the home may not work.
o STICKY FINGERS: At the Macy’s store at Lenox Square mall, 3393 Peachtree Road in Buckhead May 30, a loss prevention officer apprehended a female employee after the suspect was observed ringing up a customer who paid with a $100 gift card. Instead of following procedure, the suspect put the card in her pocket. She later processed a refund check for $180 and had the check mailed to her own address instead of the original customer’s. The employee was also observed stealing other merchandise from the store.
o LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: At 1171 Woodland Ave. in Buckhead, May 26, the victim heard a knock at his door. When he opened it, his neighbor yelled he was tired of the victim snitching before spraying him in the face with pepper spray. The suspect, who was later located at his home, told police he only sprayed the victim’s dog. The pepper spray can believed to have been used in the crime was recovered at the scene.
o BAD BURGLAR: At the Tripps Bar at 1937 Piedmont Circle in northeast Atlanta May 26, the victim told police he was watching his surveillance camera when he observed an unknown white male enter the location through an unlocked back window and set off the alarm. The suspect then went back out the window and through the wood line. He tied a brown cloth around his face as if to try to conceal his identity. No prints were lifted and no items were stolen. The suspect later returned to the location and was arrested.
o DOG DAYS: At the Cedar Run apartments in Sandy Springs June 1, officers were called to a unit regarding a man who was yelling at the apartment resident. The suspect was later located in the parking lot and told the officer he went to the apartment because the resident had thrown dog poop on a neighbor’s door a couple of days earlier. The suspect was later charged with disorderly conduct.
o SCOOTER SCOUNDRELS: At the 600 block of Highland Park Trail in Sandy Springs June 4, a man reported his Tao-Tao scooter was stolen and placed in a white van occupied by two black males, 20 to 30 years old and wearing white shirts. The victim said he may know who one of the suspects is because he was in rehab with him and the potential suspect said something about getting a scooter like the victim’s.
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.