From police reports dated June 12 through June 20.

The following information was pulled from Sandy Springs Police-2-Citizen website and is presumed to be accurate.

Driver flees car crash that knocked out power to Sandy Springs residents

The driver of a 2015 Cadillac Escalade crashed into a power pole on the morning June 18 at Roberts Drive and Summer Crossing, knocking out power to many people in the neighborhood. The driver fled the scene, according to a police report.

On June 18, a resident called police to report “wires down” and that after the sound of a car crash the power went out. An officer discovered a wrecked vehicle located on the north side of Roberts Drive, just past Summer Crossing.

The officer reported the Escalade had been moving northbound on Roberts Drive when it missed making a sharp curve, struck a street sign and then hit a power pole, breaking the pole in half. The vehicle was overturned, resting on the passenger side.

Inside the vehicle, police found an iPhone 6 and while searching the area, about 30-feet from the vehicle, police found a Herstal 5.7×28 pistol with 20 rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

Georgia Power Co. was informed of the outage and the road was closed while repairs were made and power returned back to residents.

Bar patron struck with gun in fight

On June 12, police responded to a call from medical personnel at North Fulton Hospital at 3000 Hospital Boulevard. A Roswell man told officers he had been at a local bar on Roswell Road when he stepped outside between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. to smoke a cigarette on the patio. He got into a heated argument with another patron. That patron eventually went to his car in the parking lot and returned with a black pistol. The man who had been smoking said he saw the other man pull the slide back of the gun. He and then struck the victim in the face with the handle of the gun. The officer asked the victim if the attacker pointed the gun at him at any time. The victim said no. The attacker left the bar.

Man arrested in drug investigation

A Roswell man was arrested June 13 by Sandy Springs Police and charged with drug possession and weapons charges after police pulled him over about 1 p.m. at the 1100 ramp from I-285 West and Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

Tracy Tramble faces charges of failure to signal a lane change or turn, possession of a firearm during commission or attempt to commit a felony, expired or no license, possession of a Springfield sawed-off shotgun, possession of MDMA, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. A Sandy Springs police report states he also had four baggies of marijuana.

Tramble also had a digital scale, an LG cell phone, an iPhone, and a Husky folding knife on him that were all taken into evidence.

 Woman groped, assaulted by drunk man at grocery store

A woman told police that on June 13 at about 12:30 p.m. she was shopping at a grocery store on Roswell Road when a man assaulted her while she was in the milk aisle.

She told police that the suspect “stopped her from going past by grabbing her cart. He then proceeded to grab her forearm and stated that he hadn`t had sex in 10 years and asked her if she would have sex with him to which she stated no,” according to a police report.

The man continued to grab her and say obscene things to her while also making obscene gestures. When police went to question the suspect who was outside the store, “he was unable to answer any questions and became very irate when asked anything due to the amount of alcohol he had consumed,” the report states.
The man was not arrested. According to Fulton County Sheriff’s Department records, the suspect has a long criminal history dating back to 2002, including charges of DUI, sexual battery, child molestation, criminal trespassing and theft by shoplifting.

Woman says she was given fake $10 bill from doughnut shot

A woman told police that on June 14 at about 6:30 a.m. she went through the drive-through at a doughnut store on Roswell Road like she does on most work days and paid for her purchase with a $20 bill. She received a $10 as part of her change. She then went to a nearby grocery store and tried to use the $10 bill for a purchase there. She was told by a Kroger employee the $10 bill was a fake. The woman attempted to return the fake $10 to the doughnut store but the manager refused to exchange the bill for an actual bill. The woman then called 911.

The doughnut store manager told police she recognized the customer and said there was no way the store could have given out a fake $10 bill because they get money from the bank every day. The officer asked the manager to exchange the $10 as requested by the customer but the manager refused. The bill was taken into evidence.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.