Reports dated through March 5.

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

Crime prevention

The Sandy Springs Police Department is taking applications for the fall citizens’ police academy, as well as for courses in gun safety and women’s self-defense. For more information, e-mail Officer Larry Jacobs at All programs are first come, first served.

Not heavily discussed in this issue but very much alive are identity theft reports, mostly involving the theft of debit or credit card numbers. The culprits use the stolen numbers to make purchases online, and the victim normally finds out when the collection office calls or, with luck, the establishment calls to verify the card. Check your credit report a couple of times a year, and read your statements.


Northwood Drive 30342 – A man said that just after midnight he was robbed after coming to Sandy Springs from Duluth to play pool at the Club LaDona. He said he was approached by three men, who pulled a gun and took cash from him. He was about 200 yards from the club when the officers arrived, so they asked him why he wasn’t at the club. The man said he had to go to the bathroom. The officers immediately asked why he didn’t go inside the club. The man then changed the story to say he came to Northwood to meet a girl and didn’t want his Duluth girlfriend to know.

Northside Drive 30327 – Just before 2 a.m. March 5, a man wearing a black mask and dressed in black entered the Sam’s Mart store. The clerk was in the back of the store, out of sight, so the man walked to the counter, looked for money, then walked back outside. The clerk followed the man outside, where the man pulled a gun. The two went back inside, and the robber got a small amount of cash.


3200 block of Glenridge Stratford Drive 30342 – Several items were missing March 1 after a burglary without forced entry.

6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Lamps and household items were missing March 1 after a residential burglary without forced entry.

Rebel Trail 30342 – Someone forced entry into a garage March 2 and then gained access to the kitchen and the rest of the home. Three television sets were reported stolen.

1000 block of Brentwood Drive 30350 – Several items were reported missing after a break-in March 3 through a window.


1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – A restaurant representative reported March 1 that two employees skimmed daily food sale funds for months, resulting in the embezzlement of about $13,000.

6900 block of Riverside Drive 30328 – Officers on March 1 found a car stolen in Atlanta on Jan. 17.

8800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – A man reported that when he stopped to use the restroom while riding his $9,000 bicycle, the bike was stolen.

1600 block of Morgan’s Landing Drive 30350 – A car was stolen March 1.

4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A woman was detained at RiteAid after she swiped an electric toothbrush, but the store refused to prosecute her.

500 block of Embassy Row 30328 – Someone stole a cell phone from the cafeteria of the Art Institute of Atlanta on March 2.

500 block of Embassy Row 30328 – American Intercontinental University was the scene of a phone theft at the library March 2.

4700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A woman reported March 2 that friends of her roommate’s are stealing her clothes.

800 block of Lake Placid 30342 – Someone swiped a rent check from the deposit box of the Calibre Springs Apartments on March 3. The culprit used a sticky substance to snag the check.

A woman reported that she and her friend met a man at a sushi bar in Atlanta. They were too intoxicated to drive, so the man drove them both to their home. She said the man came in for a few minutes and came onto her, but she declined. He then left, and she thinks he stole her silver Lexus LS430.

8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – The coin box at a carwash was broken into during the late hours of March 4. Surveillance video shows a gold or beige 1990s Nissan Altima pulling up, and a masked man prying open the box and taking an undisclosed amount of coins.

Mount Paran Road 30342 – Someone removed some outside kitchen items near the pool at a home under construction March 4.

Theft from vehicle

Items were stolen from vehicles broken into at the following locations:

• 2300 block of Huntingdon Chase 30328, March 1.

• 500 block of Northridge Road 30350, March 2.

• 1900 block of Wingate Way 30328, March 2.

• 5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 2.

• Concourse Parkway 30328, March 3.

• 5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 3.

• 1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, March 3.

• 6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 3.

• 2000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350, March 4.

Fraud, forgery and ID theft

A man reported that someone accessed his debit card number and used it on several Web sites for purchases totaling slightly more than $300.

7500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – An employee of Publix said two men entered the store and attempted to buy beer using a counterfeit $20 bill. He told them the bill was fake, so they paid him with real money and left. He kept the counterfeit bill.


5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Officers received a fight call at Cocktail Cove on March 1. They found security guards detaining a drunken, screaming man. They found out that the drunken man had approached a woman who was with another man, and when she rejected him, he threw a beer in her face.

Glenridge and Johnson Ferry roads 30328 – An officer ran a car tag March 1 that indicated the man’s license was suspended. He stopped the car and arrested the man. The man also had some drugs in his pocket. He was charged with that as well.

An officer arrested a man after responding to a traffic accident. The man said he has lived in Georgia for 10 years, but he didn’t have a driver’s license.

1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – Publix employees caught a man stealing two bottles of orange juice March 4. The man was charged with shoplifting.

Monterrey Parkway 30350 – Cops responded to a fight call March 4. They spoke with two girls and determined that they argued and fought, biting and pulling each other’s hair. Both were arrested, and, after a brief stop at the hospital to patch things up, they went to jail. The offenders are twin sisters.

Roswell and Abernathy roads 30328 – After a traffic stop March 2, the officer arrested the driver for giving a false name. She said she didn’t have her license and gave him the fake name. He checked and found her valid ID, which showed that her license was suspended for a DUI and she was wanted on a probation warrant. She was arrested.

1000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – Answering a domestic violence complaint March 2, the officers spoke with one of three roommates, who called the police after the other two roommates, a boyfriend and girlfriend, began physically fighting. When the cops arrived, they found some weed on the coffee table, so they ended up arrested the primary aggressor, the man, for simple battery and possession of marijuana.

6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Officers received a call March 2 about a check forgery at Regions Bank. When they responded, they learned that the man who passed the check had run from the bank. They found a man matching the description at the other end of the Abernathy Square parking lot. They detained and later arrested the man. He told the cops he was recruited by a couple who gave him checks to cash, in exchange for a percentage of the funds.

Spalding Forest Court 30350 – Answering a domestic call March 3, officers found a man in an upstairs breezeway who was assaulting a woman who had been knocked to the ground. The officers ordered the man to stop. The man raised his fist to hit the woman again, and the officers stunned him with a Taser. He was arrested.

400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – After receiving information March 3 that drug activity was going on in an apartment, investigators arrested two people in association with the distribution of drugs from their apartment. The man and woman were charged with selling crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs, some forged items and other things. The call originally came in because of the frequent foot traffic into and out of the apartment.

8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – Officers responded to a fight call March 4 and determined the following: A woman beat up on her boyfriend. She hit him in the mouth, and for some reason he then punched the wall, sending his fist into a neighbor’s home. The alert neighbor noticed a fist sticking out of the wall and called the police. The woman was arrested as the primary aggressor, and the victim was cited.

Another thing

A man reported that he was threatened with stabbing by another man on the phone. Two men later went by the victim’s work. He thinks the guy who threatened him sent them.