Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose
o WINE COOLER FAN: At Ralph’s Garage at 2079 Bolton Road in northwest Atlanta July 4, owners told police the business was burglarized July 1. Assorted clothing for resale, plumbing fixtures and tools, one wine cooler and assorted electrical supplies were stolen. Someone witnessed a woman named “Tina” and a man “Ralph” cut the lock on the garage and fill up their truck with several items before leaving the scene.
o WILD NIGHT: At the 300 block of Pharr Road in Buckhead June 30, the victim reported that June 28 between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. the following morning, he met two women at the Big Sky Bar at 3201 Cains Hill Place and invited them to his house. When he awoke next morning, he discovered he had a black eye, multiple abrasions and $800 charged to his debit card.
o TEMPER TANTRUM: At a spa at 1996 Manchester St. in northeast Atlanta June 30, the victim told police an Indian man who had been refused service became irate and threw a pot, striking her in the head, and tipped over the water cooler. The suspect then went outside and broke the front window before leaving the scene in a white pickup truck.
o PEPPER PUNK: At the Habersham Estates condos at 3060 Pharr Court North Road in Buckhead July 1, the victim told police the suspect, who is the son of a resident there, sprayed her in the face with pepper spray. The victim and suspect had previous run-ins as he sleeps in the storage room where the victim keeps furniture. Grady EMS administered water to the victim at the scene. The suspect was not located at the time.
o BICYCLE THIEF: A 38-year-old woman reported July 9 she rode her bicycle to the Publix at 8725 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, and while she was inside the store, someone stole it. The bike had not been locked. A police unit nearby spotted someone riding a bike similar to the description of the stolen vehicle and stopped him. The suspect told police he got the bike from his roommate. The responding officer had the suspect take him to the roommate, who later admitted to the theft. The roommate was arrested.
o POOR POOCH: At 210 Sandy Springs Place July 9 in Sandy Springs, police were called to a parking area regarding a dog locked in a car. The complainant said the animal had been in the car for some time. The officer said the dog was panting heavily in the heat of an 84-degree day, so he decided to break the window with a window punch device. The dog was removed from the car. Its owner was finally contacted, arrived at the scene and said he had forgotten the dog was in the car. He was charged with animal cruelty.
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.