Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department, Feb. 3 through 6.

— Provided by Sandy Springs Capt. Steve Rose

Editor’s note: The Atlanta Police Department no longer releases detailed weekly crime reports, only releasing a snapshot listing each reported crime in Zone 2, which includes Buckhead.

o ANOTHER ROBBERY: At the Waffle House at 250 Northridge Road in Sandy Springs Feb. 6, employees said just before 10 p.m., a man described as a black male wearing a grey sweatshirt with hood, red pants, red shoes and purple gloves pulled a gun and took a small amount of cash from the restaurant. The man was last seen walking in the direction of the shopping center behind the restaurant.

o WHO SAID WOMEN AREN’T HANDY? At the Home Depot at 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs Feb. 6, a woman was arrested after loading a shopping cart with power tools then passing all registers and heading out the customer service door. Stolen items include two hedge trimmers, a chainsaw and various items totaling over $1,000. The suspect gave information on others working in conjunction to steal and then sell items in metro Atlanta.

o APARTMENT FIRE COULD LEAD TO CRIMINAL CHARGES: A large fire Jan. 23 at the Parc at Dunwoody apartments at 1067 Pitts Road destroyed multiple units within the complex. The subsequent investigation showed that a young child, 10, cooking on the stove, accidentally started a grease fire. The girl, along with siblings ages 7 and 4, were in the apartment alone when the fire broke out. The 10-year-old sustained slight burns from the fire. The police’s criminal investigation division is investigating the circumstances of the fire in order to determine if or not charges will be brought against the girl’s parent(s).

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. The Sandy Springs and Atlanta police departments release descriptions of suspects when arrests have not been made and residents’ input is needed.

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