The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through July 6.

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


200 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On July 5, a cab driver said a man pulled a gun and robbed him around 1:30 a.m. He picked the man up in Norcross and took him to Sandy Springs. While in the back seat, the man pulled a gun and took the cabbie’s money and his phone.

8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 5, a woman reported that as she left Publix, a man and woman approached her. The woman suspect spoke with the woman briefly, then grabbed her purse. The victim held on as long as she could, but eventually let go. The two ran from the location.


500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On July 1, a resident returned home to find a broken bedroom window and a 40-inch TV missing.

1800 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On July 1, a resident said she was sleeping when she heard a noise and discovered that someone shattered her sliding door and had grabbed her purse from the kitchen table. Missing is an iPad, which is owned by her company. The device does have a GPS.

200 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On July 1, the victim said someone forced a front door to the apartment and took a 42-inch TV, cash, some jewelry, a desktop computer and an iPad.

4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On July 1, the victim said someone had come through a back window of his apartment and had taken a laptop computer.

2500 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On July 1, the victim said she woke up and found her front door slightly open. Later, she found several items missing from the apartment.

Old Stratton Chase 30328 – On July 2, a pressure washer was stolen from the driveway of a home.

Cedar Run 30350 – On July 3, the victim said someone forced her apartment front door open and took a MacBook valued at $3,000, a PS3 game system, and 10 pairs of Jordan Limited Edition tennis shoes said to be valued at $250 each.

7100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On July 4, there was an attempt to enter an apartment. The front door had been damaged. No entry was made. In the same complex however, a resident said that while they were visiting elsewhere, someone forced a patio door and entered their apartment. Two laptops and the victim’s and his wife’s wallets were taken.

4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On July 5, a man reported that he left his apartment unlocked because he has several roommates who come and go. He had $270 cash on his bed. When he came home, it was gone.

4800 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On July 5, it was reported that someone forced a rear window, got into an apartment and took several items on July 4. The victims told the officer they had attended a concert and discovered the burglary when they got home. They didn’t call the cops that night because they were too tired.

Cedar Run 30350 – On July 5, the victim said someone came into her apartment through an unlocked door and took two laptops. She left the door unlocked so a family member could get in. The GPS on her laptop indicated it was in Alpharetta.


2900 block of Queen Anne Court 30350 – On July 2, a motorcycle was reported stolen.

6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 3, a man reported that he and his family ate breakfast at McDonald’s. After they left, he remembered that he left his iPhone at the table. When he returned, it was gone. The store’s video showed that a woman walked over to the table, took the phone and then left. The phone is equipped with a tracking GPS.

8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 5, a vending machine was broken into.

6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 5, the manager of Aaron’s said a man pretending to be a customer attempted to steal a display laptop by yanking the cables from the display area. He was confronted, so he left. The laptop was slightly damaged. The suspect had a young child, about 9 years old, with him.

6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 5, a man reported that someone stole his Plymouth Voyager.

5400 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On July 5, an apartment leasing employee said someone stole several rent checks from the leasing office drop box. Calls were made to the residents affected to cancel the checks that totaled $8,000. TIP: Take your rent check to the office and hand it to an employee so you know who you gave it to. Some thieves will drop a wire with a very sticky substance into the box to pull checks out of the slot. Others use “alligator clips.” If there is an opening, someone will try and get inside. Do your business during business hours if you can.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On July 5, a man reported that someone broke his car window, released the trunk lock and then went into the trunk and took a laptop he had placed in there a short time before.

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 1.

2200 block of Glenridge Stratford Drive 30342, July 2.

8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350, July 2.

Concourse Parkway 30328, July 2.

5700 block of Roswell Road 30342, July 2.

4600 block of Roswell Road 30342, July 2.

3000 block of The Valley 30328, July 2.

1500 block of Sunnybrook Farm Road 30328, July 3.

5500 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 3.

1100 block of Johnson Ferry Road (x4) 30342, July 4.

6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342, July 5.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, July 5.


A woman reported that someone accessed her debit card number and made purchases on it somewhere in Canada.

A woman reported that someone accessed her bank account number and made three charges on it. The charges were made to a company that allows people to pay and then watch live models via webcams.

On July 2, a man reported that he responded to a time share on the Internet. He sent $57 via moneygram to Florida as a registration fee. He then gave his credit card number to cover additional fees. The card number instead paid for a $30 and then $50 bill at Fratelli’s Pizzeria in Daytona Beach, Fla. Later, a third charge was made at the same place.

A man reported that he reviewed his Capitol One credit card statement and found several fraudulent charges on it. At the time of report, the company had refunded him for his loss.


A woman in the 4700 block of Roswell Road said that she and her husband were at a pool party. Both were drinking so they took a cab home. When they got home, the couple’s baby became fussy and started crying. The husband got mad when holding the baby, causing the victim to grab the child from him. The husband became angry and held a kitchen knife to the woman, yelling to her that he was going to kill her. The suspect then fled before the police arrived.

A man reported that on July 5, about 7:15 p.m., he arrived with his kids at his apartment on Cimarron Parkway. The man said he saw three people standing in front of his apartment. As he approached, one of the people, a woman, accused him of hitting another woman the previous evening. The man said that she was mistaken. She pulled a gun, causing the man and his kids to run to his car and drive away. The woman fired about five shots, hitting the car once.


Cops responded to a fight call between two women. The cause of the fight had something to do with taking out the trash. Both had lacerations and blamed each other. Both were arrested.

8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 1, cops were called to Tony’s Sports Bar concerning counterfeit money. They spoke with the complainant employee who said another man, still on the scene, had passed a fake $20 bill. The complainant said he immediately recognized it because it did not feel like currency paper. He said he worked in a bank for several years and instantly knew the bill was counterfeit. The man who passed it said he got the bill at Walmart, then later changed his story to say he got it at a Waffle House. The man was arrested.

8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On July 2, cops were called to a domestic dispute. The woman said the man hit her. She did have evidence of scratches. The man said he defended himself after she came into the bedroom at about 1:30 a.m. and kicked him in the head while he was sleeping. She admitted to that, but said she was just playing. Both were arrested.

500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On July 2, a man and a juvenile were arrested after an officer received a call of persons breaking into cars on Northridge Road around 3:30 a.m. The two were picked up after attempting to flee from the cops. They also found the tools used to break into the cars. The suspects were arrested and taken to jail and juvenile detention.

Ga. 400 and Northridge Road 30350 – On July 3, an officer met with a motorist who said that during a heavy downpour while driving on Ga. 400, traffic slowed with the exception of a car that slid into him and damaged his car. The car then left the scene. He obtained the tag number which was registered to someone owning a Dodge Neon who lived in the Reserve of Dunwoody apartments. The officer located the car, and the owner told him that the car was hers, but she had loaned it to someone else who “may have” been in an accident. The officer said he “enlightened” the owner of the car as to the charge of making a false statement to police. She then remembered that it was her who drove the car at the  moment of impact. Several citations were issued to her.

8200 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 3, just before 12 a.m., a call came out on a car emitting loud music from the parking lot of an apartment complex. The officer found the car, a gold Ford Expedition, with a drunken guy in it. The officer told the guy to turn the music down, which he did. The officer left.  Fifteen minutes later, another call came saying that the person turned the music back up after the cops left. The officer returned to the scene and found the drunken guy in the car with the music blaring. He issued the man a citation. The man tore it up and threw it on the ground. The man then started walking to his apartment—to which he got about three steps before being rerouted, by the officer, to jail.

People with Issues

A 53-year-old woman reported that she broke up with her boyfriend of several years. The boyfriend began sending her harassing text messages and leaving her adult daughter harassing text messages.

500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On July 4, a man said that his ex-girlfriend got into his apartment while he was gone. She cut his mattress up, put his clothes in the bathtub and then poured Cascade dishwashing liquid on them. The man found the items several days later.