The following information was provided to the Reporter by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.

Burglary

800 block of Huntcliff Village Court, 30350 – Apartment burglary. No forced entry. A 20-inch flat screen, DVD player, I-pod, laptop and web camera are missing.

1600 block of Redbourne Drive, 30350 – The victim said he was gone from the residence from 1:30 p.m. to around 5:30 p.m. He found his front door open and damaged. He discovered that a flat-screen TV, laptop and place settings had been taken. A neighbor said she saw a black male in the driveway, loading items into a dark sedan, around 1:30-1:45 p.m. He was described as heavy, medium complexion, wearing a dark sweatshirt and jeans. Crime Scene Investigations did lift prints.

Thefts

Friends You Don’t Need – Benjamin reported he let Calvin spend the night at his apartment along with some other friends. The next morning, Calvin said he needed bus fare so Benjamin gave him two bucks. Calvin said he was thirsty so Benjamin laid his wallet down and went into the kitchen to get Calvin some water. When he came back, Calvin had taken the rest of Benjamin’s money from his wallet and was doing the hundred yard dash down the road. Benjamin chased him but finished second. All he knows is that the man’s name is Calvin and he lives in West End.

6000 block of Roswell Road – A woman reported that a black male came into her business and asked to use a phone, located at the rear of the office. She retrieved the phone and when she walked back, the man was gone. He had taken her black bag from a shelf located at the front of the office area. (You should seriously consider keeping all of the employee personal items safely secured in a rear, and preferably locked area. This guy is an office-creeper.) The man is described as a black male, 6-0”, 185 lbs, dark hair and eyes, wearing a dark knee-length coat and dark pants. He smelled of intense body odor. (Homeless guys have little to lose and make good office creepers. They’ve got all day to do it and a night in jail is like a hotel stay.

Arrests

Harrell Michael, 43, – Arrested at the Rite-Aid Drug Store after he took several Pericolace tablets from a bottle and put them in his pocket. Among other things, Pericolace is a stool softener.

5000 block of Roswell Road, 30328 – Larry Dunbar, 42, of Aspen Drive in Lithia Springs, was arrested after he attempted the Vacuum-Cleaner-In-The-Bathtub-Box trick. He paid for the tub and not the contained vacuum cleaner. The clerk, noticing the box was no longer sealed, checked it. The clerk probably looked at Larry who probably said “Whoa….how did that get….wow….is my face red!”

400 block of Forest Hills Drive, 30342 – Willie McCullough, 49, was arrested by officers after he burglarized a home on Forest Hills Drive. A neighbor saw him get into a van and drive away. She called 911. The responding officers saw the van and then found him in another home and arrested him. DeKalb Police are also looking at this guy for some similar incidents. The moral of the story is this: Don’t second-guess yourself out of making a 911 call when you see something suspicious.

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