The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through May 3.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – Just before noon on May 2, a man walked into the Pawn Express store and pulled a gun on the employee and demanded money. He left with a small amount of cash. He wore a green Detroit Tigers baseball cap.
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On April 30, a man reported someone had stolen his 49cc Honda motorbike from his apartment’s screened porch.
200 block of Spalding Trail 30350 – On April 30, a man said he saw four teenagers walking from behind an apartment building. One of the teens had a TV. The complainant confronted the teens and they dropped the TV and ran. A nearby apartment had been burglarized. Missing was the TV and a PS3 as well as two laptops and some other items.
8300 block of Roswell 30350 – On May 1, the victim said someone came into his apartment via a sliding glass door. Missing is a piggy bank with coins, a bottle of Crown Royal, a MacBook and a digital camera.
5400 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On May 1, a man reported that at about 2:30 a.m. he was awakened by a loud noise and when he went outside of his apartment, he saw a man removing two vacuum cleaners from a parking deck storage room. The man took the items to his apartment. The complainant said he yelled at the man, telling him that the parking area is under video surveillance. The officers spoke with the man, who said he borrowed the vacuum cleaners (at 2:30 a.m.) to use them and then returned them. The items were sitting outside the area where they were taken. The location has been the scene of previous thefts.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 2, a man reported that someone came into his apartment and took $160 in cash. He said someone previously had been in his apartment and had taken a digital camera.
4500 block of Windsor Gate Court 30342 – On May 2, the complainant said that his roommate awoke at about 4:30 a.m. and went downstairs to the kitchen, where he confronted a man. The man fled to a dark-colored Ford Mustang and drove away. Later his neighbor called and said he found the victim’s backpack but the computer that was in it was gone. The complainant found a blower and other items missing from the garage.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On April 28, an 80-year-old woman was the victim of a theft at a grocery store. She said that while she was in the produce section with her shopping cart, a young man leaned over her cart to reach for something. Minutes later she realized her wallet had been taken from her purse.
1000 block of Brentwood Way – A man said someone took $7,000 from his apartment. He reported that three men were in the apartment as maintenance personnel. His wife said when she left, the men were still there. The money was kept in a lock box. He found the box opened partially and the money gone.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 28, a man met with officers and said two men came up to him and offered to sell him a MacBook for $350. He agreed and went to an ATM and paid for it, and took the MacBook. He said it was wrapped in bubble wrap and had a price tag on it for $2,059. When the men left with his money, the man unwrapped the bubble wrap and found that he had purchased copy paper.
100 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On April 28, two people were moving out of an apartment. They placed some items in the breezeway and went back in. When they returned, the stuff was gone.
1400 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On April 28, two people argued over property. The man said the woman took his keys. The woman said the man took her cellphone. They were each told how to obtain warrants for one another.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On April 30, a man found that someone had forced his old mailbox open and took a tax refund check. The check was cashed at a Wells Fargo.
800 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On May 1, a representative for the Holy Innocents’ Church said someone stole two professional receivers and five microphones.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 2, a woman said she was shopping at a grocery store. She went home and then remembered that she left her purse in the shopping cart.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
5600 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, April 30.
4500 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, April 30.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, April 30.
5000 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, April 30.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 1.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 1.
6300 block of Roswell Road – A woman in Suwanee reported that someone used her name to fill two prescriptions at a drug store in Sandy Springs.
Mount Vernon Highway – A woman walked into a bank branch and presented a check for just over $8,900 to be cashed. The check was made payable from a company in North Carolina. The employee verified the account information over the phone with a member of that company and cashed the check. Later, the check was found to be fraudulent. The bank staff believes someone changed the account verification phone number and the person verifying the check was most likely an accomplice.
A man reported that when he filed his taxes, he was told that someone already filed in his name and Social Security number and received a refund of over $3,200 in Ellenwood, Ga.
1000 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On April 30, the Wells Fargo bank called about a fraud in progress. A man was there attempting to cash a fraudulent check for just over $900. Officers spoke with the man and looked at the check. The check was still under the old name of Wachovia and there were several other security indicators that were not present—including the check paper. It appears he used regular copy paper. The company issuing the check had written it earlier and it had cleared. The man was arrested and charged with forgery.
A woman reported that she told her husband that she didn’t want to live with him anymore. He left the house to stay somewhere else. He returned late into the night, drunk, and came into her bedroom and assaulted her, hitting her several times, telling her that he was going to kill her. She was taken to the hospital and a warrant was issued for the husband.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On April 29, an officer reported that around 4 a.m. he was flagged down by a woman who reported her boyfriend had beaten her up. She said they had been downtown at a club with several of their friends who complimented the victim on a dress she was wearing. She said this made her boyfriend mad because she, not he, was getting all the attention. They relocated to a sports bar and his attitude continued to deteriorate. She left the bar and walked home to avoid further embarrassment. She fell asleep in the bedroom. The boyfriend came home and according to the victim, he pulled her out of bed and onto the floor where he assaulted her. She got out of the apartment and went door-to-door asking for help. He caught up to her, dragged her back in, and continued the assault. She had several rug burns and bruises from the assault. The offender was located but would not talk about what happened. The offender was charged related to the assault and taken to jail.
7900 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 30, a man reported that his live-in boyfriend hit him in the face, took his cellphone and fled.
600 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – On May 1, a woman called and said that her husband hit her, so she locked him out. The man said she is using him to get her green card.
2700 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On April 28, officers went to an apartment in response to an assault. The complainant said she and her friend went to an apartment to play cards with another couple. During that time, the complainant said she heard arguing coming from the bedroom and then saw the offender come out of the bedroom cursing and yelling. The complainant found the victim in the bedroom closet with obvious signs of being beaten. She was helping her gather her things when the offender came in and started yelling at her to leave. She managed to get her friend out of the apartment and called the police. The offender was arrested.
I-285 and Roswell Road 30342 – On April 29, two people, “Wilson and Duane,” were arrested for soliciting for money on the ramp.
100 block of Hampton Drive 30350 – On April 30, officers responded to a disturbance at an apartment. The caller said she and her roommate got into an argument over the air conditioning. Both parties were checked on the computer. One was found wanted in Cobb County on a probation violation. She was arrested.
7000 Roswell Road 30328 – On April 28, a woman reported that she loaned her car to a male friend of hers. When he returned the car, he then refused to return $1,000 worth of lingerie that had been in the car. She made several attempts to call him with no luck.
A woman reported that one of her models for an escort company, which she didn’t want to name, received six $50 bills that were found to be counterfeit. The model, whom she didn’t want to name, met a customer at the La Quinta Inn at Perimeter Center and following the performance of the service that was not named, the man, whose name is Tim from Texas, paid her in fake cash.
8100 block of Roswell Road – On May 2, officers reported a woman was on her second floor balcony throwing household items on to the street at passing cars. The items included a loaded handgun which she said she didn’t want. She was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.