The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through April 3.

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


200 block of Summer Crossing 30350 – On March 31, a woman reported she was asleep on her couch at about 4 a.m. when she heard a loud bang. She awoke to see a man in an orange shirt at her door. The man ran off.

500 block of Highland Park Trail 30350 – On March 31, a woman said she went to a movie and when she returned, she found that someone came in a window (forced entry) and then left through the front door. She suspects a relative.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 1, someone forced the front door to the victim’s apartment and stole several items. The victim said he was away from the apartment from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Cedar Run 30350 – On April 2, a man reported a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, he told them he saw a man carrying items from his neighbor’s apartment and placing them in a nearby car parked in the lot. The man walked toward the person who, when he saw the man, got into the car and left. The burglar had placed a TV in the car before leaving. The caller then found that his neighbor’s front door had been kicked in.

1200 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 2, police responded to a call of a man who was seen jumping from an apartment patio balcony. The caller, a maintenance employee of the apartment complex, said he received complaints of a suspicious person hanging round that particular area. The maintenance man located the suspect and when the man saw him, he fled. The apartment window where the man was standing had been broken out. The maintenance man caught up to the offender and detained him. He told the cops he wasn’t breaking into apartments or jumping off balconies, but was in the area to “buy some weed.” The man was arrested.

Cedar Run 30350 – On April 2, someone used a flower pot to break out the back glass door of an apartment, but apparently was scared off because nothing was taken. A next door neighbor said she saw a man flee the location with a bag in his hand. The man left on a path in the rear of the Cedar Run apartment area and which leads to the Dunwoody Crossing Apartments.

8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On April 3, someone burglarized the maintenance shop of the Azalea Park Apartments.

900 block of Delaronde Court 30328 – On April 3, responding to an alarm just after 12 p.m., officers found someone had set off the alarm in the process of burglarizing the home. They found a back door that had been forced open, and a video game system lying on the floor. It appears someone stole a television from the den area.


7200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On March 30, a woman reported that she was at a rummage sale and kept her wallet in her backpack. When she went to pay for the items, she discovered that her wallet was gone. She believes someone pick pocketed her backpack.

8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 30, a man reported that his 2006 Chevrolet Impala was stolen.

400 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On March 31, a man reported that his 2004 GMC Yukon was stolen from the parking garage at his workplace.

1400 block of Summit Place Drive 30350 – On March 31, a man reported that his car was missing and his 20-year-old grandson, who lives with him, was gone as well—not missing, but as a suspect to the car theft.

8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On April 1, a man reported that he left for work and his friend was invited to stay at his apartment while he was gone. When he came home, his friend was gone, as was a lot of his personal stuff, including electronics and clothing.

6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 1, a 2004 Toyota Sequoia was stolen from a parking lot.

5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 2, the complainant said a man came in asking for a massage. He was told that they were busy and there would be a wait. The man asked to use the restroom and was allowed to do so unattended. The complainant later found that the man had taken an iPhone, payroll check ($664) and a Coach wallet valued at $500. The wallet contained credit cards and personal ID.

8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 3, Kroger employees said a man walked into the store and took something from the cosmetic shelf and put it in his pants and then left. The employee followed the man and told officers that he recognized him as a regular customer. The employee did not try and stop him—which isn’t a bad decision by the way. You never know how someone will react.

Northwood Drive 30342 – On April 3, a man reported that his ex-girlfriend (and son’s mother) and his son came to visit while the son was on spring break. During this time, the victim became ill and was hospitalized. During that time, he reports that his ex-girlfriend took several items belonging to him, and left.  A witness said he saw the woman with large bags of “stuff” and she told the witness they were allowed to take the items. The witness dropped them at the bus stop and they told him they were going back home to Alabama. Missing items include a laptop, 19” TV, two blue-ray DVD players, a portable DVD player, digital photo frame, compact photo printer, two digital cameras and two sports jerseys.

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

1000 block of Abernathy Road 30328, March 30.

2500 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350, March 30.

3800 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, April 1.

1800 block of Redbourn Drive 30328, April 2.

2600 block of Braffington Court 30328, April 2.


A woman reported someone stole a check from her checkbook and cashed it at the Best Bank for $475. She said she doesn’t know how someone got a hold of the check.

4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On March 30, a woman reported that when she filed her taxes, she was told that someone had already used her Social Security number to file on March 18.

800 block of Sudbury Rd 30328 – On April 2, a woman reported that someone used her Social Security number to file taxes with the IRS.


5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On March 30, a woman reported that her roommate assaulted her by grabbing her arm and forcing her out of her bedroom. The roommate said she had not paid rent in a couple of months and he grabbed her to walk her out of the room but never hit her. He was arrested.

8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 31, a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend texted her and said that he was going to have his sister come to her work and kick her ass. She called her ex with the officer present and the man repeated what he told her. He then told her there was no law in having someone come to kick her ass. Perry Mason he isn’t. She was directed to the warrant division.

800 block of Hampton Drive 30350 – On April 2, a woman reported that a man, whom she once dated, gave her a washing machine and later wanted to come do his laundry while she was not at home. She told him that she didn’t want him coming over when she was gone. He replied: B—! You better get a restraining order because I’m going to beat your M— F— A—!!! The victim recorded the conversation.

8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 3, cops were called to the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant just before 3 p.m. They spoke to several people and learned that an employee had assaulted another employee. The victim said the other employee pushed her and hit her because the offender didn’t make tea as requested. She said he pushed her and she pushed back. The suspect then started hitting her and pushed her to the ground. She hit her head when she fell. The offender returned to the restaurant and told officers that he was defending himself from the woman when she fell and hit her head. The victim was given the warrant-process information and the offender was given a criminal trespass warning not to return.

8200 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 3, a woman reported that her boyfriend’s ex-wife walked up to her while she was in her vehicle and slapped her across the face. The ex-wife then fled. In what appears to be a related incident, a woman reported that she was at a cafe in the 8200 block of Roswell Road with her kids and a friend when, by coincidence, her estranged husband came into the restaurant. She said she and the “ex” went outside to talk about when he was planning to take the kids to Chucky Cheese, but then his girlfriend began “mouthing off.”  She told the woman that this had nothing to do with her. The girl lunged at her and pulled some of her hair out. The victim’s friend broke the fight up. The other woman yelled “I’m going to kill this b—.”


200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On March 30, one man was arrested by patrol officers as he walked along Northwood Drive just after midnight. The officers recognized him as being wanted on cocaine drug charges. He was arrested.

100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On March 31, just after 10 a.m., an officer, driving down the roadway saw a man urinating on a large metal trash bin. The officer asked him why he did that, to which he replied that he didn’t feel like going to a public restroom. The offender was not intoxicated. He was cited for violating the city’s public urination ordinance.

7400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 2, officers responded to a “person armed” call on Roswell Road at Publix. The officers were told that the man was walking down the street holding a gun, which was in plain view of the public. The officers located and detained the man. The gun was checked and found to have been stolen in Henry County in January 2012. He was arrested.

Other Stuff

A man reported that a man came to his door and pulled a gun on him and demanded to know who was in his parking space at the apartment complex.