The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Jan. 25.

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


A resident in the 1700 block of Windridge Drive reported that he witnessed a woman being robbed in the parking lot of the apartments. The suspect was a man armed with a knife who he heard say: “Give it up” to the woman. The witness approached to help the victim and was then approached by the suspect. The witness said he took a fighting stance and said: “If you’re going to get me, then come and get me!” The suspect then fled. The victim said the suspect snatched a bag from her, but she was uninjured.

5600 block of Roswell Road –A woman reported she was walking behind one of the buildings at an apartment complex at 11:50 a.m. At Roswell Road and Lake Placid Drive, she walked past some bushes and a man came up behind her and pulled a gun and said “What you got in them pockets!” She gave him her wallet and the man fled.


Cutwater Trail 30328 – On Jan. 19, someone went into the garage from the kitchen and found a door ajar. The resident heard the alarm and thought the wind caused it. Later they found someone took a laptop from the car and a purse from the kitchen.

 NOTE: This burglary is a bit different in that normally, a burglar wants in when he thinks the residents have gone to work. This is where they got the term “cat burglar.” Don’t forget that even if the car is in the garage, lock it up and empty your good stuff from it.  Also, traditionally, the purse is a kitchen item. It’s usually on the countertop somewhere. It’s probably best to place it in the bedroom.

8000 block of Monticello Drive 30350 – On Jan. 22, a maid-service employee reported that she went to the home, entering through the garage, and then noticed that a door had been kicked in leading to the home. The house had been ransacked. The owner was notified and checking to see what was taken.

200 block of East Belle Isle Drive 30342 – On Jan. 22, a neighbor found a rear window forced open to gain entry to an apartment. It appears that the apartment had been entered, but it is unknown if anything is missing.

8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 23, the resident came home and found that his deadbolt on his front door had been forced open. The victim reported jewelry and electronics missing.

700 block of Old Post Road 30342 – On Jan. 24, someone broke into the victim’s garage and took several items including bikes and tools.


1100 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Jan. 20, a hospital employee said she placed a purse in the conference room and when she left for the day, grabbed the purse and went home. She was later contacted by the bank of suspicious charges to her debit card. She realized her wallet was gone. Her credit cards were used in several locations, including: twice at Best Buy in Dunwoody, totaling around $1,000; twice at Macy’s for around $500; a couple of charges at Walmart for around $320; and $7 at McDonald’s.

4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 20, a woman reported that while she was shopping at Kroger, she placed her purse in the shopping cart, and later, when she went to pay, her wallet was gone from the purse.

8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 21, a woman reported that she left her iPhone on the register counter at Kroger. When she realized it, she called her phone number. A man answered the phone and said he would meet her at the nearby sandwich shop. The victim called the police and an officer accompanied her to the sandwich shop, but the man was not there. The video from the store shows the victim setting her phone down and then leaving, and later a man taking the phone. The suspect made a transaction on the same register and used an EBT (Food Stamp) card for just under $6. A Kroger Plus card was also used. He then left. Backgrounds on the two cards will be done to see if we can ID the suspect.

5300 block of The Valley 30328 – On Jan. 22, a man reported that someone stole his 2006 Honda motorcycle.

7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 24, a couple ran up a $31 tab and scooted without paying. They left south on Roswell Road in a black Nissan Armada truck. The tag number was obtained.

4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 23, a woman reported that she was eating dinner at a Thai restaurant and accidentally left her purse hanging on the back of the chair. In the purse was $200 cash, personal ID, an iPhone and credit cards.

800 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Jan. 24, a woman reported that she accidentally left her jewelry in the ladies’ room of a construction building. A couple of hours later, she realized it and by then, someone had grabbed it.

8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 24, an employee of a sports bar said two envelopes containing $161 and copies of credit card receipts were missing from the manager’s office.

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

7000 block of Riverside Drive 30328, Jan. 19

6700 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 19

5100 block of Roswell Road 30342, Jan. 19

6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 19

8300 block of Roswell Road 30350, Jan. 19

7300 block of Twin Branch Road 30328, Jan. 20

2900 block of The Valley 30328, Jan. 20

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, Jan. 20

7300 block of Roswell Road 30350, Jan. 21

1st block of Cedars Run 30350, Jan. 21

300 block of Hunters Trace 30328, Jan. 22

6000 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 22

6900 block of Hunters Branch Drive 30328, Jan. 22

2200 block of Spalding Forest Drive 30328, Jan. 23

6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Jan. 23

5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342, Jan. 23

4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Jan. 23

100 block of Abington Way 30328 Jan. 24

6900 block of Glenlake Parkway 30328, Jan. 24

100 block of Marsh Trail Court 30350, Jan. 24

6800 block of Glenlake Parkway 30328, Jan. 24

800 block of Abington Way 30328, Jan. 24


The manager of a doughnut shop reported that someone used a counterfeit $20 bill. She found out when she deposited the money.

A woman reported that someone opened a Direct TV account in her name.

A man reported that someone used his information to open a Visa account in his name.

A man on Hilderbrand Drive said his debit card was used for a number of purchases including a Dell computer, Canon camera, six leather jackets and a hunting knife, all valued at a total of $,1600.


Hampton Road — A family argument erupted around 1 p.m. on Jan. 19. The wife said that she and her husband began to argue and she knocked over a bowl of oatmeal he was eating. He grabbed her and she grabbed the phone to call the cops. He slapped the phone from her ear and hit her in the process. He then left.

7200 block of Lancaster Loop 30328 – On Jan. 20, a man reported that he went to his girlfriend’s car at about 4 a.m. to start it for her. He saw a man going through her car and an older man standing near the car. He approached and challenged the two. The older man told him to step back and then fired a shot from a pistol in his direction. The two suspects then fled.

6500 block of Williamson Drive 30328 – On Jan. 20, a man said he was on the phone when he saw a man walking in his yard. He thought it was a neighbor walking through. He then heard and saw his sister, who was at the top of the driveway, screaming, and the man he saw was her ex-boyfriend who was assaulting her. He grabbed the man and they scuffled before the ex-boyfriend fled. His sister said that the ex-boyfriend snatched her phone just before her brother came to her assistance. No one appears to have been injured.

6800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 20, cops were called to a residence where a woman’s live-in boyfriend pushed her over a phone call that the woman would not return. The boyfriend said that there have been a number of calls that he interpreted as suspicious in that she didn’t want to speak on the phone in his presence. He suspects she is being unfaithful.

500 block of Greyfield Lane 30350 – On Jan. 20, officers were called to a residence and spoke with a woman who had a cut and swelling over her eye. She said that she has been dating a man for two years and living together for one and a half. She went to her daughter’s house to watch football and when she returned, she and her boyfriend began to argue. The argument intensified and the boyfriend spit on her and then punched her in the face. He said that he was at a bar watching the football game and she began to send threatening text messages saying that he was cheating on her and she was going to throw his personal items away. When he arrived home, she assaulted him. He had no injuries. He was arrested for domestic violence.

7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 21, a man said that he was home drinking. About 2 a.m.,  he decided to go to a billiards parlor. He got hammered and when he walked outside the door, he either fell or was pushed, but he hit the ground. At that time, three men began to assault him. He didn’t know if he got mugged or was “aggressively discharged” by the bouncer.

8200 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Jan. 21, a woman reported that her brother had been staying with her and she was tired of it, so she told him to leave. She punched some holes in the wall and then broke her fingernail, causing her finger to bleed.

A woman reported that she was at the “Hub,” which is a housing facility for students of the Art Institute of Atlanta. She was in a sandwich shop. She was exiting through a narrow area occupied by three women. She said “excuse me” and the women responded by pushing her. She said she is three months pregnant. She said she knew all three women. She said the three had previously “negatively taunted me.”  She did have some bruising and lacerations, and was seen by medical personnel.


200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Jan. 21, employees of Kroger called about a man who had stolen a bottle of wine and concealed it in his backpack. As the officer pulled up to the store, the suspect was walking out and employees pointed him out. He was detained. The suspect, who was intoxicated, admitted stealing the $12 bottle of wine. He was arrested.

Strange Brew

An off-duty state patrol officer said he was walking in the parking lot of his apartment complex around 2:30 p.m. when he saw two juveniles near his marked state patrol car. As he looked, he discovered that one of the juveniles was attempting to urinate on the car while the other one took a photo for his social networking page. The two were detained by the trooper. Juvenile No. 1 said he wasn’t really going to urinate on it but wanted it to look like he was so they could post it. The trooper called the parents and then the cops to document the incident in case something happened to his car in the future, as in retaliation vandalism. The four proud parents took the two away.

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