This is a roundup of recent crimes of note in north Fulton County. It is based on arrest warrants, police reports and jail records. At this point, these are allegations by law enforcement. For crimes in Sandy Springs, some of these reports are from Capt. Steve Rose’s “Weekly Wrap-Up.”
Man shot getting off MARTA bus
A 40-year-old man was shot by a pellet gun on June 23 after he exited a MARTA bus, police said. The shooting happened around 11 p.m.
The man said he was walking towards Glenridge Drive in Sandy Springs while carrying a small dog in a carrier and talking on the phone with his sister. The man told police that a silver SUV pulled up and the male passenger of the vehicle began yelling at him, then shot him. The victim said he felt pain in his abdomen and noticed a bullet shot through the dog carrier. The dog was not harmed, police said.
The man’s sister called a Lyft for him, which took him to his apartment. The man then went to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the victim could not give a useable description of the suspect or vehicle.
Corvette, not Batmobile
An Alpharetta man driving a 2015 grey Chevrolet Corvette was arrested for reckless driving on Friday, June 29. An officer pulled the man over around 7:30 p.m. after watching the driver “weave in and out of” heavy traffic and accelerate to speeds over 100 mph on Ga. 400. The Georgia tags on the man’s car read “G0THAM5.” He told police, according to a report, that he had his display on and knew he was driving at speeds over 100 mph. He was taken to a Fulton County jail and his car was towed.
One way to open the door
Police in Alpharetta are searching for a man who shattered a glass door at the T-Mobile store at 5530 Windward Parkway. The suspect entered the store on June 25 wanting to replace his phone. An employee told police that the suspect became “very upset” when he learned he wouldn’t get a new phone for free. The suspect walked towards the front door and “thrusted his shoulder into the glass frame” causing it to shatter. The suspect continued walking away from the scene. He is facing a second-degree charge of criminal damage to property.
Naked donut pick-up
Police in Sandy Springs are searching for a man who they say was naked when he went through the drive-thru at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Roswell Road. The incident occurred on June 25 around 5:20 p.m. An employee told police that an older man in a black SUV pulled up to the drive-thru window and placed an order. When the employee returned with the man’s order, he was naked, she told police. The man paid for the order and then drove away. The Georgia tags on his car were registered to a man from Tucker.