Forgot to turn the safety on
Police responded to the Steak ‘n Shake it the 6500 block of Roswell Road on Jan. 14 around 5 a.m. after a report of a person shot. A 22-year-old victim was shot in the leg and taken to the Atlanta Medical Center. A detective arrived at the hospital and spoke with the victim. After a few questions, the victim told police he had accidently shot himself after sticking his hand in his pocket where his gun was concealed.
Landscaping saves the day
On Jan. 20, the employee of a store that sells phones called police and reported that a man was trying to buy a couple of cell phones with a fake I.D. The officer arrived as the suspect was exiting the store. The man took off running when the officer said he wanted to speak with him. About 15 yards into the foot chase, the police report says, the man “tripped over his own feet and landed head-first into well-kept landscaping.” The man was arrested for forgery, identity theft and obstruction.
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Automatic weapon found in hotel
Police in Alpharetta responded to a Residence Inn on Windward Parkway on Feb. 2 in reference to an automatic weapon being found in a hotel room. An employee at the hotel told police that cleaning staff found “an AK47-style pistol” in a room along with marijuana, according to a police report. Police were unable to contact the man who was staying in the room. Other units were notified of the information.
Fisticuffs over parking
Two men got into a fight in a parking deck in the 1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road on Jan. 15. One man told police he was backing out of a parking space when another man honked at him. The man finished backing out, parked, and went to confront the honker, he told police. An argument ensued, and the second man threw the first man to the ground. Punches were thrown, and one man spit in the other’s face, police said. Both men told police they did not want to press charges.
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Nintendo thief ends up in hospital
A woman was detained by Best Buy loss prevention after she was caught stealing seven “game system items” valued at about $320. Police arrived at the Alpharetta Best Buy at 975 North Point Drive, reviewed the surveillance footage, interviewed the woman, then placed her under arrest, according to a report. While the woman was in the back of an Alpharetta Department of Public Safety patrol car, she commented that she “wanted to die” then slammed her head against the window and plastic divider, which caused her to bleed. EMS was called and she was taken to a nearby hospital.
Police in Alpharetta are searching for a man who they say stole two rings from a Zales at 1000 North Point Circle. According to a report, the theft occurred at about 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 2. A man dressed in all black was looking at the rings, then grabbed them and fled the store when an employee was assisting another customer. One of the rings is a 1-carat men’s band valued at $2,759.
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