The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 24, a man entered the CVS drugstore just before 1 a.m. pulled a gun on the clerk and demanded money. He took an undisclosed but small amount of cash and fled. He had a small silver handgun.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – A woman and her friend, another woman, were at the Cocktail Cove Bar on New Year’s Eve. She let her friend drive because she (the victim) had a suspended license. The woman’s friend was not driving well so the victim told her to pull over at Whole Foods parking lot. They got into an argument and the woman beat up the victim and took her car that contained her purse and personal stuff. She didn’t report this on Jan. 1. On Jan. 2, the friend’s mother called her and said the friend was in the Gwinnett County Jail and the car had been impounded. The car had damage to it. This is when the victim decided to call the cops. Prior to finding the damage, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to file a robbery and motor vehicle records report. The friend was arrested after Gwinnett cops found her passed out in the damaged car.
10 block of Cedar Run 30350 – On Dec. 23, a woman said someone door kicked her front apartment door while she was away doing laundry. Nothing appeared to be missing.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Dec. 23, a man said someone entered his apartment through an unlocked kitchen window and took $300, a digital camera and a men’s watch.
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 23, a man said when he returned home from work, his front window had been shattered by two rocks. Missing is a 42” TV.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Dec. 24, a man said that while he was gone, someone forced two windows open and entered. He is missing a laptop and some jewelry. (A second burglary was reported in this same area on the same evening.)
700 block of Willow Creek Drive 30328 – On Dec. 24, someone entered the victim’s apartment through a window that was shattered. The resident was not home at the time.
900 block of West Kingston Drive 30342 – On Dec. 24, the victim said she was out of town when she received a call from the alarm company. A neighbor responded and found nothing amiss. She later returned home and found that someone had tried to force a basement door open but apparently failed to do so. Nothing was reported missing.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 24, the victim said when he returned home, it appeared someone had entered the apartment and taken a laptop and PS3 game system. There was no forced entry to the apartment. The victim said that just after, he saw a man walking down the breezeway of the apartment building. The man looked as if he had something under his coat. He got into a new Pontiac Grand Prix and left.
1200 block of Hightower Road 30350 – On Dec. 26, officers responded to a business alarm and on arrival found that a door had been smashed and the business broken into. The owner said he thought a laptop was taken.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Dec. 26, the complainant said she was house sitting for the victim. She came over to the home to check on the dog and found a back window open. She learned that several items were missing from the house including televisions.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Dec. 27, the victim said he returned home and found that someone pried open his door and took three pairs of jeans, five pairs of boots, 25 CDs, 13 DVDs, a TV, and some cash.
Magnolia Bluff Drive 30350 – On Dec. 27, a woman said someone entered her residence and took several items. She said she does not lock her house, so the burglary could have occurred at any time. It appears that jewelry was taken from the house.
6400 block of Wright Road 30328 – On Dec. 27, a woman said that her wedding ring set is missing from her home.
2500 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350 – On Dec. 27, a man said he left his apartment for a short time and when he returned, he found that someone pried his front door open and took a TV, laptop, cash and a computer charger from his bedroom.
1200 block of Santa Fe Parkway 30350 – On Dec. 27, the victim said that he returned home and found that someone door kicked the front door and took a flat-screen TV, surround-sound system unit and an iPad2 from his apartment. A neighbor said she saw a grey car parked in front of the building that was not there earlier. She saw two men carrying two large duffle bags.
1400 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350 – On Dec. 27, the victim said someone forced her front door open and took two watches, cash, a laptop and some jewelry.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 28, a hotel employee reported that two men checked into a room. When they checked out, the hotel staff went into the room and found that two 37-inch TVs were missing.
5100 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342 – On Jan. 1, a neighbor found the front door of their neighbor’s home forced open and called the police. A friend said that she had stopped by on Dec. 29 and the home was okay. Two TVs were taken.
2100 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On Jan. 1, a woman said she heard a loud noise from a neighbor’s apartment. Knowing that the neighbor wasn’t home at the time, she walked out and saw a man talking on a cellphone and saying, “Hey, are you watching?” The man saw her and said “Let’s go” and walked away and around the side of the building. The neighbor found that a window had been broken. A PS3 game system had been taken from the apartment.
500 block of Spalding Drive 30328 – On Jan. 2, the victim said someone kicked in the front door to her apartment. She said she heard what sounded like an intoxicated man laughing, but she didn’t see anyone. Nothing is missing.
1400 block of Calibre Springs Way 30342 – On Jan. 2, the victim returned from out of town and found that someone had entered the apartment through a front window. Two laptops were taken.
200 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – Business burglary/no forced entry found. It looks like three suites in the office building were entered on Jan. 2.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 2, someone broke into a storage unit and took two firearms.
9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Jan. 3, employees of the Lodge on Chattahoochee Apartments reported someone broke into the leasing office by forcing a door. It appears that rent checks and money orders were stolen.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 3, the victim said while he was out of town, someone broke into the apartment and took a TV and game system.
700 block of Summer Drive 30350 – On Jan. 3, a woman said when she arrived home, she noticed her front door lock was broken and she could not get the door open. She later got in and reported that nothing appears missing.
600 block of Riverchase Road 30328 – On Jan. 3, the victim returned from an appointment and found the garage door open. Later, the victim found that several jewelry boxes were missing from the bedroom.
900 block of Winding Creek Drive 30328 – On Dec. 23, a woman said that a neighborhood juvenile took three packages, on three different dates, which were delivered to her home by UPS. Later, a UPS driver said that a kid, standing in front of the house, told the driver he was the son of the resident so the driver gave the kid the package. They found out where the 10-year-old boy lived and went to that address where the victim found the other packages that were stolen earlier.
First block of Cedar Run 30350 – On Dec. 23, a woman said that while she was moving from another location to Cedar Run, someone stole her jewelry and checks.
1800 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Dec. 23, a woman reported that someone stole her silver 2002 Audi Quattro.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Dec. 23, a man said he was moving into an apartment when he heard a thump on his balcony. He saw a man, who apparently didn’t see him, plug an extension cord into the outside socket and then jump back off of the balcony. The victim called the police. The officer traced the cord to another apartment and knocked on the door but no one answered. The officer unplugged the cord and told the victim to report it to the management office.
500 block of Willow Heights 30328 – On Dec. 25, a man reported that someone stole his red 2005 Kia Sorrento from the apartment parking lot.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 26, a man said someone stole his 2004 Honda from a gas station. When the man got out of the car, he left the keys in the ignition and then someone came along and took the car.
1100 block of Pitts Road 30350 – On Dec. 26, a man said he picked up a woman somewhere on Holcomb Bridge Road. The woman asked for a ride to Treelodge Parkway. While driving on Pitts Road, the man said he ran over something so he pulled over to check it out. When he did, the woman slid over to the driver’s seat and off she went in his car.
8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Dec. 27 a woman reported that her 1998 red Lincoln Mark VIII overheated and she left it in the parking lot where she was at the time and went home. The next day she returned and the car was gone. She said it was not repossessed because it is paid off but she did leave a spare key in the console area.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 27 a man said he was at the Costco store shopping. At one point, he walked away from his shopping cart. Someone then apparently walked up and took the victim’s iPad2 from the cart and then walked off before the victim noticed.
Glenlake Parkway — On Dec. 27, a security officer reported that someone had taken two brass valves from an area inside a parking deck.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 1 someone broke into a storage unit and took an air compressor and tool set valued at over $1,000.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 1 someone broke into a storage unit and took a chainsaw.
8600 block of Roberts Drive — A woman reported that her ex-roommate used her pre-paid Wal-Mart MasterCard for $400. The ex-roommate reportedly admitted using the card.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 1, a server at the Wild Wings Café said a party ordered food and take-out food, and when she was not at the table, stiffed her for the $75 bill.
200 block of Franklin Road 30342 – On Jan. 2, the victim said her 2002 Ford truck was stolen from her apartment parking lot. It was later found in another part of the lot. It appears someone tried to steal it but didn’t get very far. Another car, a 2006 white Ford Econoline van, was taken from a nearby location on the same day.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 2, a woman said she was at a department store and placed her purse on a clothes rack while she tried on a piece of clothing. When she returned, the purse was gone.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – A woman who works at a tavern said that at some time during her shift, someone took her cellphone from her purse that was hanging up in the kitchen.
5800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Jan. ,3 the victim reported a stolen 2006 gold Chrysler Town & Country minivan.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, Dec. 23.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Dec. 23.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Dec. 23.
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328, Dec. 24.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, Dec. 24.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Jan. 1.
5400 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, Jan. 2.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 2.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Jan. 3.
10th block of Riveredge Parkway 30328, Jan. 3.
500 block of Greyfield Lane 30350, Jan. 3.
1300 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350, Jan. 3.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327 – On Dec. 27, the manager of the Crown Plaza Hotel reported that he suspected a guest of fraud after the guest checked in with a credit card later found to have been lost by the legitimate owner. The guest had several packages delivered to the room and when he checked out, the guest left behind a $50 bill for a tip to the housekeeping person. The bill turned out to be counterfeit. Total purchases on the card were just over $1,200.
A woman reported that her checking account had been hacked and the perps had used her account to run up several store bills, totaling just under $1,000 in Hickory, North Carolina and other locations.
200 block of Summit Place — An officer responded to a fight call just after 1 a.m. on Dec. 25. He found a man, lying on the ground, who had what seemed to be a head injury. He appeared to be drunk. There were four other men around him. He told the officer that a man hit him on the head with a hard object and fought with him before fleeing. The man was treated by EMS personnel and then taken to North Fulton Hospital.
A man reported on Jan. 3 that he got into an argument with his wife and she assaulted him by stabbing him in the neck with a fork and tossing him out of the home. She said that he was up on the computer and making too much noise while she was trying to sleep. (We got the call at 2 a.m.) She told him that if he continued to play video games, he would have to go to his car. He did and after he did, she locked the door to the home. He couldn’t get back in and so rang the doorbell continuously. She opened the window to tell him to stop and he said either let him in or he would call the cops. She closed the window and he called the cops. They did not find a stab-by-fork wound on the man’s neck. The man told the officers that he would leave for the night and all agreed that he could return after 8 a.m.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 23, a woman was arrested at Kroger after she took several items including a scarf, hair care products, mixed drinks and other items from the shelf and placed them in a large handbag. She was observed by employees who called the cops. She was arrested.
7600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 23, a woman said she purchased a pair of Air Jordan Concorde shoes for $190. She intended to sell the shoes for $400. She placed an ad on the craigslist website and received a response from a man who said his name was Malik. Malik met the woman and gave her four $100 bills. He then ran off. She looked at the money and immediately saw there was no watermark and each of the bills had the same serial number. She called the cops. While the officers were walking down an apartment breezeway, based on the last known direction of the guy, they saw a man peeking out from a window through the blinds. They knocked on the door and spoke to the resident. The officers noted a strong odor of marijuana. They spoke to the man, and subsequently a 14-year-old girl, who said she was invited over to “chill.” They found the stolen shoes in the washing machine. The suspect was also in the apartment. He was arrested for the forgery/theft. The man leasing the apartment was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and charges related to the marijuana. The suspect who presented the victim with the fake money was found to be wanted in Sandy Springs and Riverdale for probation violations. The juvenile was turned over to her parents.
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328 – On Dec. 24, an officer was riding in the parking lot of the REI store when he saw a man who matched the description of a suspected shoplifter. The officer stopped and spoke with the man. Upon checking him on the GCIC computer, he was found to be wanted in Sandy Springs on a probation warrant. He was arrested.
200 block of Summit Place 30350 – On Dec. 25, an officer reported that while mediating a domestic quarrel, the male participant was packing up his stuff to leave when a bag of marijuana fell from his bag and onto the floor. After the obvious awkward silence, the officer wrote the man a citation for possessing the marijuana.
Ga. 400 30328 – On Dec. 26, a traffic officer stopped a car for speeding and while talking with the driver, noted a strong smell of marijuana. The man said he didn’t have any, but then said he did. The officer found a bag of pot with an eye-dropper and a marijuana grinder. He arrested the man for possessing the marijuana and traffic offenses.
Mount Paran Road — Officers responded to a domestic argument Dec. 27. They spoke to the woman and man involved. The man was later found to have three outstanding warrants against him. He was arrested and taken to jail, where a hold was placed by three police agencies.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Dec. 27, officers received a shoplifting-in-progress call at the Publix. Dunwoody PD notified SSPD that they had a man in custody who was suspected of the theft. The suspect was later charged with stealing a box of chicken, valued at just over $8, and concealing said chicken in his left coat pocket. He was confronted by the staff at the door and told to hand over the chicken but the man refused. He absconded with the chicken until he was detained by the Dunwoody PD officer. He was arrested.
On Dec. 27, cops got a call to a hotel and spoke with the manager who said he received complaints from guests that they could smell marijuana coming from one of the hotel rooms. The officer and a K-9 officer responded to the room. Long story short: The guest was in town to visit his daughter. He had done time in jail for drugs and therefore was on parole and probation on the drug charges. He had drugs in the room but hid them in the safe which he said he didn’t know existed. The K-9 did his thing. The staff opened the safe and found the drugs, and the man was arrested. Another man was there as well. He too was arrested.
500 block of Northridge Crossing 30350 – On Dec. 28, officers responded to a tenant/landlord dispute. The tenant was checked and found to be wanted in Roswell for Terroristic Threats. When the man was told by officers that he was wanted on a warrant, the man fell to the ground, kicking his legs and saying “Just kill me.” The officers refused to kill him and he was instead restrained and placed in the patrol car. The man then began to yell that the officers were raping him. The officers contacted Roswell PD who met them at the river and took custody of the man.
Grogan’s Ferry and Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 1, an officer noted that a grey Lexus was driving badly in the lane and crossing the line. The officer stopped the car and when he approached, he could smell marijuana. The officer asked the man where his marijuana stash was and the man replied that he didn’t have any. The officer found a small bag of pot in the front pocket of the man who didn’t have any. Two more bags of pot were found the car’s console of the car belonging to the man who didn’t have any. He was arrested.
5400 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 1, a woman was arrested after cops received a call to an apartment in regards to a fight. The complainant said he didn’t know the number, but the apartment had a black door mat with a skull on it. As they approached, a woman ran out of the apartment screaming and acting hysterical. They stopped her and spoke to her. She said she was trying to get a friend from driving drunk. She then got loud and belligerent and would not calm down. She began cursing very loudly and acting hostile. She was arrested. Officers said she fought them all the way down the stairs and into the police car. A man, who had been inside the apartment said that she had hit him, causing his ear to swell and she kicked a hole in the bedroom wall. The officers took the woman to the hospital to be checked due to some drugs in her system as well as alcohol. Later she was released and taken to jail.
I-285 and Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 1, a man was arrested after officers stopped him going 83 mph in a 55 mph zone. He was found to be wanted on a warrant in Douglasville. He was arrested.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On Jan. 1, just before 6 p.m., cops received a call to an apartment and talked with a woman who said the following: Her daughter dropped some pancake mix on the floor in the kitchen. She then walked out of the kitchen, bumping her mother as she walked out. She came back into the kitchen and again bumped the woman. The victim told her daughter not to touch her again. The daughter then hit her twice in the face with a closed fist, causing some bruising. The daughter was arrested.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Jan. 1, a man said he went into Publix and left his bicycle outside. Someone took it. The officer looked at store video showing the victim parking the teal green bike. Two minutes later, a man takes the bike and leaves. Later, an officer, responding to a noise complaint in the 4500 block of Roswell Road, noticed a man and a teal green bike, similar to the lookout given in the Publix theft, in the back of Rite Aid. The man was later compared to the video, identified, and then arrested for stealing the bike. The bike was returned to the owner.
On Jan. 2, an officer ran a tag on a car in the North River Shopping Center and the information came back that the owner was wanted in Douglas County on a probation-violation warrant. The officer confirmed that the driver was the same person and he was arrested.
Brentwood Way — Responding to a domestic argument/fight, officers made contact with a man and woman. One of the officers was familiar with the pair due to a previous domestic call. He recalled that the man was believed to be wanted on Ohio for a parole violation. The officers confronted the man who was detained. Upon checking, it was learned that he was wanted in Ohio on parole-violation charges stemming from a previous robbery. They requested we hold him for extradition. He was taken to jail with a hold on him for Ohio authorities.
900 block of Morgan’s Landing Drive — A man reported that he was talking with his girlfriend, who was in her car as he stood outside the car. She was telling him that she was pregnant and he was the baby’s daddy. She then drove off with him apparently attached to the car. After being drug a few feet, he let go. He was not injured.
6500 block of Williamson Drive 30328 – On Dec. 28, a woman said someone threw a bottle in her yard and it made a popping sound and was smoking. She noted that the bottle appeared to have tin foil inside it. FD and PD officers responded and found that it was most likely a prank and the substance could be washed away. Most likely this was muriatic acid which is frequently used to clean driveways. It contains hydrogen chloride and is very corrosive. When it’s mixed with foil and placed in a closed bottle, it has a chemical reaction that causes it to expand and “explode.” It is commonly used as a prank by kids. They’ll put it in a mailbox or someplace and then hide and watch.
7300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 1, an officer, who was across the street on a traffic stop, looked over and saw a woman in her car who was pulling away from the gas pumps of a convenience store and driving recklessly in the parking lot. The woman ran three laps around the gas pumps before the officer got her stopped. The woman told the officer that she was driving that way because she was trying to take back what was hers. She said she was pregnant and the baby was Jesus. She was later taken to Grady Hospital.
A woman called the police and reported that she lost her dog. She posted the dog’s information in the area with her cellphone. She later received a call from a woman who said she was going to kill the dog. The victim did not recognize the caller’s voice.
People Not Like Us
Brentwood Way — A woman called the police and said that just before 5 a.m. she was in her bedroom. She smelled cigarette smoke. She looked outside her window but didn’t see anything. She went to her kitchen window and when she looked out, she saw a man. He was crouched down, still looking into her bedroom window. She banged on the window, yelling at him to leave. He did.
A woman reported that she has been constantly harassed by her boyfriend’s ex-wife, who is angry that she is with her ex-husband. She said that she receives 5-10 text messages each day.