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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Weed Problem
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Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department, July 24 through 31.

Provided Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose

Editor’s note: The Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2 substation, which includes Buckhead, did not submit a weekly list of crime reports last week.

o WEED PROBLEM: Police were called to the Azalea Park apartments at 21 Cedar Run in Sandy Springs July 27 just before 7 p.m. about a reported robbery. The victim was a drug dealer, who told officers three customers robbed him of his marijuana at gunpoint. He told officers he works as a machine operator and has been selling weed to supplement his income. The three suspects, described as black males, took $200 cash and a quarter-ounce of marijuana. The victim was treated at the scene by EMS for facial injuries and taken to Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital for follow-up. He was later charged with disorderly conduct for the marijuana and released from the hospital.

o OLD SKATER DUDE: At the Exxon station at 8325 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs July 28, a clerk told police a black male believed to be in his 40s and riding a skateboard stole several items before fleeing the scene.

o CASUAL CROOK: Street Crimes Unit detectives spotted a man coming from around the back of a business in the 5900 block of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs July 30 at about 1:30 a.m. The detectives interviewed the man, who said he was homeless but had three cameras on him at the time. During the field interview, the suspect admitted to breaking into several cars in the Concourse Parkway area, saying he tries the door handles and finds several are unlocked. He subsequently steals the contents from inside, including iPads, cameras, clothing, backpacks and several other things. He said he and his girlfriend do this together at times.

o LOVE IS A FRAUD: A 50-year-old woman in Sandy Springs reported she was contacted by Chase Bank about a man trying to cash an $800 check in her name using her account number. They flagged it because, for one reason, the signature on the check was printed instead of signed. The victim was also told the suspect is a black male using the name “Love.”

o TREE TROUBLES: A 56-year-old man told police he was in the 8700 block of Dunwoody Place in Sandy Springs July 31 at about 1 p.m. While walking under a tree he heard a crack, which caused him to look up in time to see a tree limb falling which struck his right arm. He said there was a big green truck parked on the road next to the sidewalk and the tree. He said when the truck left, it struck the tree causing said limb to fall and thus hitting the man in the arm. The man, who had no visible injury, told the officer he wanted to report the incident so the truck company who owns the green truck will pay him.

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.
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