The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through June 1.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 26, a man reported that he and another man were robbed by two people at his apartment. They robbed the men of about $1,000 in cash, two cellphones, a wallet with personal information and credit cards, and a laptop.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 29, a pizza delivery employee said that just before 11 p.m., after dropping off a pizza, he was walking to his car when he was approached by a man who had a semi-auto gun on him. The man robbed the employee of cash and his cellphone. The victim noticed two other people hiding nearby in the bushes. The men fled and the victim drove to a nearby store and called the police.
6300 block of Central Parkway 30328 – On May 18, a copper welding lead was stolen from the lobby of a building.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 19, someone broke into a business and took interior furniture.
7000 block of Gables Lane 30328 – On May 19, someone broke into the apartment while the resident was out of town. Jewelry and other items were taken.
Roberts Drive 30350 – On May 20, a woman reported that she rents a basement apartment and over the past weeks, things have been missing from it. She suspects the woman who lives there.
200 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On May 20, a front door was kicked in and two TVs were stolen while the resident was away.
7500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 21, someone broke the glass front window of a business and it appears crawled inside the business just before 4 a.m., setting the alarm off. No suspect was found. It is not known if anything is missing.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 21, two people moved into an apartment and within two months couldn’t stand one another. One moved out, but the locks were not changed. Later, something was stolen.
900 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On May 24, several individual offices were burglarized at this location. Several items including laptops were taken.
1900 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On May 26, the victim said someone came into his apartment and took his flat-screen TV.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 30, the victim’s apartment was entered through the front door but without any forced entry. He is missing two TVs, three cameras, and video game equipment.
900 block of Hammond Drive 30342 – On May 29, a Dell laptop was reported missing from an office.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 29, someone forced entry into a man’s apartment through a window. He reported that jewelry was missing from his residence.
3100 block of Santa Fe Parkway 30350 – On May 18, a 40-inch TV was taken while the victim was moving out of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. His girlfriend was supposed to watch his stuff while he loaded the truck. She left for work and sometime later, he discovered that someone took the TV.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 18, a man said he had a friend over for drinks. During that time, the man asked to use the cellphone a couple of times. The last time he used it, he stepped outside. After a couple of minutes, the victim walked outside and saw the man running away. He called out but the man kept running. The man who took the phone was later found in a drug rehab center. He called the victim but when asked about the phone, denied knowing about it, but said he would call back. He did not.
1000 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On May 18, a woman reported that she met a man online and invited him to her room. Later, he became upset that she wouldn’t have sex with him. She got mad, ordered him out, and while she went to get her brother as backup, the man fled with her cellphone.
1400 block of Vicksburg Place 30350 – On May 19, a motorcycle was reported stolen.
5500 block of Interstate North Parkway 30328 – On May 21, a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice was reported stolen.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On May 21, a 2007 Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 22, a 1992 Honda Civic was reported stolen.
900 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On May 22, an employee reported that someone took her purse and contents including personal ID, $65 cash, credit cards and a checkbook from her office. The credit cards were later used.
1300 block of Hampton Drive 30350 – On May 24, a motorcycle was reported stolen.
6600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 25, a flash drive was stolen from the back of a computer in an office.
1000 block of Old Powers Ferry Road 30328 – On May 25, following a party, the resident reported that an iPad and iPod were stolen. Total value was $1,000.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 25, the victim said while she was shopping, someone took her wallet from her purse that was in a shopping cart. Witnesses said a thin man took the wallet from the purse. One of the witnesses confronted the suspect who then ran outside and got into a Mercedes and drove east on Hammond Drive. A partial tag number was obtained. Even if you, as a witness, are only able to grab a partial tag number, it’s still important. We can track it down and eliminate thousands of other numbered combinations.
6000 block of Mt. Vernon Oaks Drive 30328 – On May 26, a resident reported that someone stole a FedEx package from his doorstep.
3000 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On May 26, a man reported that someone stole his Apple MacBook from his apartment.
700 block of Willow Creek Drive 30328 – On May 29, a car was reported stolen.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 18.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 18.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 18.
Trowbridge Road 30350, May 19.
200 block of Franklin Road 30342, May 19.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350, May 20.
5800 block of Interstate North Parkway 30328, May 21.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, May 21.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30328, May 23.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway (x2) 30328, May 23.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350, May 25.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 5/25, May 25.
Concourse Parkway 30328, May 26.
200 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328, May 26.
1200 block of Greyfield Lane 30350, May 28.
8700 block of Dunwoody Place 30350, May 28.
1600 block of Monterrey Pkwy 30350 5/28
600 block of Granville Court 30328, May 29.
900 block of Morgan’s Landing 30350, May 29.
200 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, May 29.
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 30.
A man had an account with amazon.com. He used a credit card for purchases on that account only. Amazon notified him that someone opened a second account in the same credit card number and made two purchases for $248 and $30. They closed the account under suspicious circumstances. He believes they shipped the items to his address and picked them up before being noticed. He did intercept one item.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 18, a woman told police that she was contacted by a man named Mr. Estrella who told her that she had illegally purchased over-the-counter diet pills and she needed to send him $482 via Western Union or the Department of Justice would be dispatched to arrest her. She went to a nearby Publix and wired $420 to Mr. Estrella at the following location: Basmi, Dominican Republic. Mr. Estrella then said not to send it in his name but in the name of Herman Estevez. Mr. Estrella contacted her again wanting $212. She then called police.
A woman reported that she answered an ad for a modeling job. She was sent a check for just over $2,900 which she deposited at the bank. She later found that the check was fraudulent.
1500 block of Sunnybrook Farm Road 30328 – On May 25 someone accessed the victim’s information and opened an account at a retail store in her maiden name. Later, $1,300 was charged on the account.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 25, employees reported that a man entered the Metro PCS store to purchase a phone charger. He paid with a $100 bill. The bill passed the marker test and they took the money. Later when an employee made a deposit, the bill was found to be counterfeit.
A woman on Northwood Drive said that on May 25, a man approached her and her husband and offered to sell a TV and computer for $600. The man wore a Best Buy shirt and the items had Best Buy price tags on them. She told the man she had only $300. He agreed to sell them for that price. She cashed a $300 check and gave the man the money. The items were wrapped in bubble-wrap and according to the victim, looked valid. The items were not. The car tag given was registered to Hertz Rental Car.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 29, an employee of a nail salon reported that a woman came in and received a pedicure and manicure, and paid the $48 bill with a counterfeit $100 bill. The victim found this out after the suspect left, but told officers that she knows the woman. She had taken a $5 bill and modified it (not that well) into a $100 bill.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On May 24, cops responded to an assault call and found a man, who was heavily intoxicated and had a two-inch cut on his forehead. He told the officers that he was at Club LA Dona and got into an argument with a hooker named “Misty.” He told her that she owed him $20. She responded by hitting him on the head with a beer bottle. She was not around when police arrived.
A man reported that he and his “on and off again” girlfriend were drinking heavily at a bar. His friend drove them home around 2:30 a.m. but stopped for gas. The victim went inside the store and when he returned, the girlfriend was gone. His friend said she decided to walk. They drove along Roswell Road until they found her walking on the sidewalk. He tried to get her in the car. She hit him in the face.
7100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 30, officers responded to the Magnolia Apartments just before 11 a.m. on an assault call and a person injured. They spoke to those on the scene and learned that all of the involved persons worked for an asphalt company. All of the employees were working with shovels. At one point, one employee intentionally hit another with his shovel, leaving a large cut on the man’s head. He was taken to Grady Hospital. The two apparently began arguing and one of the parties hit the other during the argument. The case was sent to detectives for warrants and follow up.
Officers responded to River Valley Road on a complaint of a wanted person. They located a juvenile who had a pickup order issued out of Gwinnett County. He was turned over to Gwinnett juvenile authorities.
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On May 18, a man named Donny called the police and told officers that he returned home from jail and got into an argument with a woman named Shakeena and told her she was no longer allowed to use his things while at his apartment. He said Shakeena assaulted him, punching him as he grabbed her air mattress from the closet and threw it into the living room. He said during the assault, he pushed her into his closet and she hit the wall causing a large hole in the wall. Donny said Shakeena gave him a fat lip. Shakeena said she was with Daaquetta, sleeping in bed, when Donny returned home from jail. He was pounding on the door, so Shakeena let him in and returned to the bedroom. Donny came into the bedroom and turned on the light and began pulling the sheets off the bed. Donny told Shakeena to leave in five days or else. Donny returned to jail that night. Donny later again returned home and now accuses Shakeena of stealing his stuff. Shakeena is his sister.
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On May 18, around 8:30 a.m., officers received a call that a man was in the parking lot slashing tires with a knife. They located the man and checked him on the GCIC computer and found he was wanted in Sandy Springs for simple assault. The man admitted to slashing the tires of a car that belonged to his girlfriend, with whom he shares a daughter. He was upset that she doesn’t spend time with their daughter—mostly because she’s a prostitute and parties all night. He said this upsets him. His girlfriend said that they were arguing, but the argument was over a text that he sent to another female. She said that the man assaulted her in the apartment and then followed her outside and slashed her tires. A witness confirmed the suspect did in fact slash the tires. He was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 18, two men assaulted a man and took a deposit bag (containing only $95) from him in the parking lot of the Bank of America on Roswell Road. They left in a new Chevy Monte Carlo. A witness called the cops and followed the car on Ga. 400. Cops followed and located the car. A pursuit took place on Ga. 400 to I-285 West and then onto Bankhead Drive where a patrol car performed a PIT maneuver, spinning the bad guys out of control and allowing the pursuing officers to overtake and arrest two of the three men who were in the car. One man is still at large.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 18, responding to a domestic call, officers found a woman on her apartment patio. She was bleeding and had a laceration over her eye and blood on her clothing. She said her boyfriend assaulted her. He told the cops that he was simply defending himself from his four-month pregnant girlfriend. He apparently became upset because she was on the phone with an ex-boyfriend. She said he hit her in the head several times and kicked her several times in the stomach while she was on the ground. He was taken to jail.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 21, a K-9 officer on patrol spotted a car with a taillight that was out. He ran the tag and found the registered owner was wanted in Cobb County on an outstanding warrant. The driver was identified as the owner and was arrested.
5800 block of Interstate North Parkway 30328 – On May 21, a patrol car observed a car sitting in the lane but not moving when the light was green. Other cars drove around the car but it did not move. The officer got behind the car and turned on the blue lights and then exited the patrol car. He found a man inside the car—asleep. He opened the car and a strong odor of marijuana was evident. The man was arrested.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 23, a loss prevention officer called police in regards to a shoplifter. A woman was being detained for taking three bottles of wine and two bottles of Agave Nectar and putting them in her purse in order to steal them. She was detained outside the store and escorted back to await the police. Total value was just over $100. She was charged with shoplifting.
6700 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 24, police responded to a report of a man intoxicated at a pool. The man indeed was drunk and had a six-pack with five empty beers and the sixth in his hand. Two Jack Daniels bottles were also on the ground near the man. He told the cops the beer wasn’t his although his wallet was tucked in the beer case. He dropped the “F” bomb a few times at the officers so he had to go to jail.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 25, one man was arrested at Kroger and charged with shoplifting soap, razors, Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn, a bottle of Turkey Hill peach tea and some chicken tenders. The value of the items totaled $30. He was arrested.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On May 25, officers were called to Kroger in reference to a shoplifter. They met with a loss prevention employee who said he saw a man take items and place them in a black bag and then exit the store without paying for them. They recovered chicken, chicken fingers, bacon, ground chuck, cheese, and Irish Spring soap. Value of the theft was just over $52. The man was arrested.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 25, store employees saw, then detained, a man for shoplifting two bottles of aspirin. He was arrested.
500 block of Abernathy Road 30328 – On May 26, an officer said he saw two men in the dumpster area of an apartment complex, acting suspicious. He spoke with the men and checked them on the computer. One of the men was wanted in DeKalb County on child support warrants. He was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 27, officers found a man lying next to a fence at the bottom of a hill near a restaurant/bar location. The man was intoxicated, and apparently passed out and then rolled down the hill coming to rest at the base of the fence. He was not injured and was cited for public intoxication.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On May 27, Kroger employees called the cops about a man who had been panhandling there in the past and had returned despite having been told not to. The man left the store before officers arrived but they found him a short time later at a store at Hammond Square. The man had a crack pipe and some evidence of crack cocaine on him. He was arrested and taken to jail. The man is on active 30-year probation and has a criminal history that includes 70 arrests.
1500 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30328 – On May 27, officers responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment. The officers, while speaking to the female complainant, noticed her husband running toward the rear of the second story of the building. He stepped onto a ledge and then jumped. He apparently failed to do his homework on his escape as he landed into a patch of thorny bushes. He crawled out of them and ran away but was quickly apprehended. He was found full of scratches and small cuts from the bushes and a good bit intoxicated to boot.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 29, police responded to a restaurant just before 10 p.m. on a disturbance complaint. The caller said a man got mad and started throwing things. His girlfriend told the cops that the man “flipped out” because they got his order wrong. He began cursing and throwing stuff from their table to the floor, including a glass that shattered. The server said he tried to reason with the man and even refunded the man’s $50, but the man became more irate and acted violently. The officers found him nearby and arrested him.
A woman got into an argument with an employee over a hair in her food.
Cops responded to the 2700 block of Sandalwood Drive over an argument and complaint of an assault that began on May 20. The victim texted a neighbor saying his/her car was parked in her space. The person texted back “I will f— you up!” The other woman came out of her apartment and threw a bag of trash at the complainant. A plastic bottle came out of the bag and struck the woman in the cheek. The other woman denied it and no trash bag was found.
8600 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On May 20, an officer responded to a grass fire and found a car that had been torched in a wooded area nearby. The car was impounded and arson investigators are looking into it.
700 block of Dalrymple Road 30328 – On May 20, an employee of an apartment complex, standing near the maintenance shed, saw a man remove a pressure washer and start walking down the sidewalk with it. He confronted the man who fled. The pressure washer was returned to the shed.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 22, a woman said she was walking home from Publix when a dog began to chase her. She ran, then fell, and scraped her arm. The dog, upon catching up to her, did nothing. The owner of the dog was located and said the dog must have jumped from a ground-level window.
The ice cream man was cited for soliciting ice cream without a permit.
A woman told police she wanted a report written on bird poop or tobacco stains left on the side of her car.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 28, just after 4 a.m., a woman reported that a man was looking into her apartment from her patio window. She heard a noise outside and when she opened the blinds, she saw a man. He stood up and then ran off. She said this has happened several times over the past three weeks but never called 911.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 28, a woman reported that she went to Kroger. Her neighbor, who works there and doesn’t like her, followed her to the parking lot from the store and started cursing at her, yelling the “B” word and saying “Why don’t you move away?!” This apparently stems from a noise complaint she made on the offender some time ago.
600 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On May 30, a woman reported that she exited her shower and while dressing in the bedroom, saw a man looking through her window blinds at her. She screamed, he ran.