The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through May 10.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
900 block of Crestline Parkway 30342 – On April 20, a guest of the Extended Stay Hotel reported that around 9 p.m. he was taking the trash out when he was approached by a young man who demanded his wallet and iPhone. The man gave him his wallet but tossed the phone. The suspect wanted the phone and was looking for it on the ground. The victim then ran from the location and the suspect fled.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 22, the resident said that someone forced entry to the front door of his apartment and took his Xbox 360, Wii game system, two watches and clothing. Also taken were 42” and 32” TVs, one iPod and an iPad tablet.
400 block of Summer Drive 30342 – On April 22, someone pried open the front door to the victim’s apartment and took an Xbox, PS3, and Wii game system as well as a Blackberry phone.
600 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On April 22, an apartment storage area was broken into.
6000 block of Weatherly Drive 30328 – On April 23, someone forced entry to the victim’s home through a kitchen window. Nothing appears to have been taken.
6000 block of Mount Vernon Oaks Drive 30328 – On April 24, someone entered the resident’s garage and went inside both vehicles. Only loose change was taken.
700 block of Dalrymple Road 30328 – On April 26, the victim’s apartment door was kicked in. Whoever did that came face-to-face with the owner’s big dog. The dog apparently scared the suspect away. Nothing was taken.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 4, a business was burglarized when someone tore a hole in the wall. Multiple packages of hair were taken.
900 block of Pitts Road 30350 – On May 4, the victim said between April 20 and May 4, someone entered his home and took several jewelry items. The victim said a possible suspect is a family acquaintance who is currently on bond for ID theft.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 6, sometime between 9:30 on the previous day and 10:30 on the report date, someone forced the victim’s door open and took a MacBook Pro, TV, luggage and a DVD player.
7600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 6, sometime between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., someone forced the victim’s door to her apartment open and took two laptops.
1000 block of Spalding Court 30328 – On May 7, a man said that around 9:30 a.m. he awoke and heard a noise outside. He looked through the window and saw a man with a crowbar who was attempting to force entry into the apartment. The man fled when he saw the resident.
8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On May 7, a woman reported that following an out-of-town trip, she came home and found that her back sliding door had been broken, and someone had entered and taken a 42-inch TV and DVD player.
4700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 8, a maintenance employee did some replacement work on an apartment refrigerator. When he left, he set the alarm. A half-hour later, the alarm activated. Thinking that he made a mistake, he went to the apartment. When he arrived he saw a man crawling out of the bedroom window. The man saw the maintenance man and fled.
100 block of Spalding Trail 30350 – On May 9, someone forced a back bedroom window and entered the residence. Missing are 37-inch and 50-inch televisions, a DVD player, Bose sound system, and a PlayStation. Also missing is a microwave and Callaway golf clubs.
4800 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 9, someone pried the victim’s front door open sometime between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The victim is missing a 32-inch TV, shoes, a radio and her passport.
Benton Woods Drive – Members of a family said that during an estate sale, someone went into a bedroom and took a class ring and wallet.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 22, a woman reported that while she was shopping at the HomeGoods store, someone took her wallet from her purse. Her credit cards were later used to buy goods worth $4,000 at a discount store, $1,745 and $1,000 at a department store, and $13 at a clothing store.
Perimeter Center — A woman reported that while she was at a charity store on April 22, her wallet was taken from her purse in the shopping cart. Her credit cards were taken when she was in the dressing room trying on clothing. A card was later used at a discount store for $4,000 and a drug store for $1,000.
4800 block of Merlandale Drive 30342 – On April 23, a landscaping employee said that someone stole an edger, weedeater, two gas blowers, two pruners and a gas pole trimmer from his trailer while he was working in the customer’s yard.
400 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350 – On April 23, a man reported that a guy named “Spider” was hanging out with him at his apartment. Spider asked the victim to use his phone and stepped outside because of what he said was bad reception. The next minute, Spider was gone.
100 block of Stone Mill Trail 30328 – On April 23, a woman reported that someone took her iPhone 4 from the subdivision pool between 12 p.m. and 9 a.m. The tracker showed the phone to be in the 2900 block of Country Squire Drive in DeKalb County.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 26, around 8:30 p.m., a man went into a grocery store and stole $241 worth of Corona beer. The store also reported an attempted shoplifting by two women on the same date, earlier in the day. The two took $457 in items, mostly dental items such as electric toothbrushes and Oral-B refills. They were discovered. They dumped the items and left.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On April 27, a man reported that his wife’s rings were stolen from a hospital pre op room while she was in surgery.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 27, a woman reported that her daughter left her iPhone in the bathroom at a fast-food restaurant. The $600 phone was gone when they returned to get it.a fast-food restaurant
Cherry Bluff Drive — A resident reported that sometime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. someone removed two pieces of jewelry from her bedroom night stand. She said contractors were in the home at that time and could be suspects.
Old Vermont Place — On May 6, a resident reported that her diamond engagement ring was stolen. She believes that it was stolen by employees of a plumbing company doing work in that area at that time.
400 block of Morgan Falls 30350 – On May 6, someone entered a construction area and took several tools. The tools included two backpack blowers, concrete saws, generator, pole saw, chain saws and several other items. The tools were in a container, but the lock was sawed or cut off to gain access.
7300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 6, a man said he placed his iPhone on the counter to pay for his gas. A man and woman were standing behind him. The victim noticed that his phone was gone. He suspects that the man and woman behind him took it. He was unable to track it.
6600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 6, a woman reported that she left her cellphone on the classroom table and someone took it. Another student was overheard saying he was going to take the phone.
8800 block of Roswell Road — On May 7, an HR employee reported that a laptop was stolen. The victim said she stepped away for five minutes and someone took the laptop and possibly exited through a nearby side door.
100 block of Marsh Glen Court 30350 – On May 7, the resident said someone took several jewelry items from the home while she was out of town. Someone also used her credit card numbers to make purchases totaling just over $1,000.
Hewlett Road 30350 — A resident said someone removed the mail from his mailbox sometime between 11 p.m. and the following morning about 8 a.m.
I-285 west of Northside Drive 30342 – On May 8, a man reported that his motorcycle broke down and he left it on the shoulder around 5:30 p.m. He returned just after 9 p.m. and it was gone. The bike is a 2001 Honda CBR600, red and black.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 8, a woman reported that her iPhone was stolen about 3 a.m. at her workplace at a sports bar. Video showed that another employee may have taken it. She’s seen picking up an item which the victim thinks is the phone and walking away.
800 block of Powderhorn Road 30342 – On May 8, a bike was reported missing from a carport.
500 block of Forestdale Drive 30342 – On May 9, the victim reported that her 2000 Toyota 4-Runner was taken overnight.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 21, an iPad was stolen
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 21, a handgun was taken
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 23, a computer, canvas bag and documents
1000 block of Abernathy Road 30328 – On April 23, a canoe rack
100 block of North Springs Court 30328 – On April 26, a backpack and camping equipment
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 26, a laptop and briefcase
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On April 27, a catalytic converter was sawed off the car
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On April 29, a laptop bag, small radio, paperwork
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 29, a purse, iPhone, cellphone, iPad, wallet, extra keys to the car were taken
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 4
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, May 4
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 4
900 block of Riverside Trace 30328, May 5
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 5
Heards Ferry Road 30328, May 5
1000 block of Riverside Trace 30328, May 5
5900 block of Raider Drive 30328, May 5
800 block of Wesley Oak 30328, May 5
500 block of Fountain Oaks Way 30342, May 6
9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350, May 7
600 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 7
5300 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, May 8
800 block of Gettysburg Place 30350, May 8
500 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, May 8
1200 block of Gettysburg Place 30350, May 8
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, May 8
5000 block of Errol Place 30328 – On April 20, a man’s credit card number was used to order $549 of items online. The shipping address was Guilford Forest Road in south Atlanta.
400 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – On April 22, a man reported that while he was in the Fulton County Jail, his credit card number was used.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 23, an employee of Family Dollar said a man came in with a badly counterfeited $50 bill and tried to buy items. He aborted the attempt and left in a car occupied by a woman.
4700 block of Merlendale Drive 30342 – On April 24, someone used the victim’s name and Social Security number in an attempt to open credit. Addresses given by the thief were the 2100 block of Peachtree Road in Atlanta and the 3500 block of Robins Landing Way in Decatur.
Old Creek Trail 30328 – On April 25, a woman reported that someone stole a full trash can on April 4. The owners didn’t report the theft. She later found out that her personal information was used to set up a checking account online as well as an ATM card and credit cards. It appears that all of the accounts were later frozen and canceled.
2000 block of Dunwoody Club 30350 – On April 27, a man went into the yogurt store, and according to the clerk, confused her with the payment of the $3.63 item by using a $100 bill and asking for certain denominations and breaking those into smaller bills. At the end of the day, the register came up short and the employee believes the suspect was responsible. He had a tattoo on his arm in the shape of a cross.
8000 block of Santa Fe Parkway 30350 – On May 5, a man reported that someone hacked into his account and ran up charges on his credit card. The charges were made in Cartersville, Ga., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., and Franklin and Brentwood, Tenn.
Another bank account was accessed by someone who called the bank and said he was the victim and wanted to change the address on the credit card to an address in Miami. Someone also tried unsuccessfully to raise the limit on the victim’s credit card from a hardware store.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 8, a man reported that his Bank of America account had unauthorized activity on it. Someone withdrew just under $3,000 from the account.
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328 – On May 8, a woman reported that someone conducted nine unauthorized bank transactions in her company’s Bank of America account. She said just over $4,000 was withdrawn and a credit card was made in the name of “Dennis Williams.”
5500 block of New Northside Drive 30342 – On May 9, around noon, a man went into a bank branch and wanted to cash a personal check for $8,550. He did not have an account at the bank so he was asked for two forms of ID. He gave a California ID that was fake, and a bank debit card, which is not ID. He provided the thumb print. The teller told him he needed to verify some things and called the bank on the check. He asked the suspect his date of birth. The man said “For security reasons, I won’t reveal that” which is translated to “I’m a crook and you should be going along with this.” The teller explained that this is a procedure that needs to be completed if he wanted a check for over $8,000 cashed. The man then walked out.
A witness said a man matching the description got into a car near the adjacent restaurant and headed west on I-285. It appears the account on the check that he tried to cash had been set up out of state, and other monies from victims had been deposited into that account, and subsequent withdrawals had been made.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 9, a woman reported that someone used her identity to open two Verizon phone and two AT&T phone accounts. Someone also tried to deposit over $2,000 into her bank account, but the bank reversed the transactions.
5000 block of Spalding Drive — Cops spoke to a woman who said she rents a basement apartment from the owner, who came to the apartment to look at a water leak. The renter’s dog was there and the owner told the renter to control the dog or she would shoot it. The renter said the owner pushed her down. She was later checked by EMS personnel although she had no signs of injury. No gun was ever displayed during the argument.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On April 21, the victim said a group of guys came to his apartment wanting beer. He said he didn’t have any, so one of them said he’d cut him with his pocket knife. The victim then ran and the suspect with the knife chased him in vain. He thinks the suspect’s name is Alfredo.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 4, cops were called to a hotel and spoke to a 63-year-old man who said another man who has been living with him for a month became angry at him, and during the argument the suspect hit him in the eye and then pulled his nipple ring out.
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On May 5, officers responded to a domestic call and spoke to a man who said he and his girlfriend were arguing, and he told her they couldn’t live together anymore so she slapped him across the face 10 times. She also damaged some of the apartment’s interior.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 6, a woman said that about 3 a.m. she was assaulted, along with her friends, by five men who had just been kicked out of the Taboo 2 Club. She said she was punched and her cellphone was thrown to the ground. The five suspects then left in a teal-colored Chrysler 300. Another patron said he was assaulted and his cellphone, debit card and wallet were taken. He described the same group as the woman.
5300 block of Roswell Road — A woman called the police and told them her son was wanted on a Sandy Springs Police probation-violation warrant. The officers found the man and took him into custody.
Ga. 400 30328 – On April 2,1 an officer found a car on the side of Ga. 400. The driver inside was passed out and unresponsive to the officer. The officer smelled, and then found, marijuana on the man, as well as cash that was in his hand. He was finally awakened and after it was determined that he was OK, he was arrested.
9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On April 22, an apartment complex employee reported that two men were putting menus to a local restaurant on apartment doors. One of the men urinated in the breezeway against the apartment wall. They got into a white Prius and left. The responding officer spotted the car and stopped it. The complainant gave a detailed description of the man whom he identified. The suspect had a small bag of marijuana and a glass pipe on him so he was cuffed, put in the police car, and taken to jail.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road — Cops drove up on a man who was asleep in his car. The man had been asleep in the car because, as he explained to the officers, he was at the Mardi Gras Club and wanted his blood alcohol to go down before he drove. Unfortunately, the man fell asleep with a glass pipe that had burnt marijuana, which was next to the console, where there was a baggie with a small amount of marijuana. He was charged with disorderly conduct but released on a citation.
6400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On April 26, Home Depot employees caught and detained a woman who took eight, high-dollar light bulbs, placed them in her purse and then attempted to leave. The value of the bulbs was $175.80. She was released on a copy of charges.
8700 block of Roswell Road — A woman was arrested at a grocery store on April 26. She shoplifted two packs of Ora-Jel pain reliever, valued at $15. She was given a copy of charges and released.
Also at the same store, a man was arrested on April 26 after he stole two packs of ribeye steaks, a pack of chicken wings, tilapia, cookie dough, and a bottle of olive oil. He put the items in a book bag. The total value of the items was $87. He was arrested and taken to jail.
8300 block of Roswell Road — Another shoplifting was called in on April 27. The caller said a Ford pickup had just left after the person in it stole beer from the store. The responding officer passed a truck matching the description. The truck was driving 15 miles over the speed limit. The officer stopped the truck. The truck had two other occupants other than the driver, and beer on the floorboard. The victim identified the passenger in the truck as the man who took the beer. Some of the beer had been consumed. The rest of the beer was recovered and the suspect, who became loud and verbally abusive due to his intoxication, was taken to jail.
1000 block of Spring Creek Drive 30350 – On May 5, cops answered a domestic violence call that began when the male victim became angry that his girlfriend was speaking to another man. The argument continued to the residence and at one point the woman attacked the man, scratching his face with her fingernails. He had signs of lacerations. She said he tried to choke her. At the conclusion of the call, the woman was arrested for battery.
I-285 at Roswell Road 30328 – On May 7, an officer made traffic stop on a car that had improper registration. In talking to the occupants, he discovered that one that was on probation for aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and armed robbery in Fulton County. The officer also located a semi-auto pistol in the car, which is a violation of the felony probation. The man was also currently wanted in College Park for an aggravated assault. He was arrested.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 8, the loss-prevention staff called the cops on a woman they detained whom they saw take several items without paying for them. The woman had taken food and clothing totaling just over $81. She was charged and released pending her court date.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 8, an officer observed a man walking down the road with a large number of items under his arm. This particular area has seen thefts from cars recently. The officer turned his car around to return to the man and speak with him. He reported that the man saw him and then quickly walked into a restaurant parking lot, and then quickly across Roswell Road to the area near a restaurant. The man was now running. The officer chased the man over a couple of Dumpsters and then finally corralled him. The man said he was running because he was scared. A number of items were recovered including gold charms and watches, as well as unopened retail items like an iPod charger, cellphones, headphones, deodorant and other items. The man also was wanted in Cobb County for probation violations for drugs and possessing tools for the commission of a crime. (Screwdrivers, hammers, crowbars, nail pullers and other like items are considered “tools to commit crimes,” such burglary or forced entry.) He also had several pills on him identified as available only by prescription. He was arrested for many things including shoplifting, obstruction, loitering and prowling, possession of prescription drugs not in an original container, and an outstanding warrant.
6500 block of Vernon Woods Drive — A woman called the police from and said she was locked inside the gated parking lot of the Benson Center. The chain was later cut by Fire Department personnel and she was free at last.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 27, two employees at a fast-food restaurant reported that around 11:30 a.m., a drive-through customer got mad over the price of the food and threw a water bottle at the employee. The bottle hit her in the shoulder. The woman then drove off in her grey Mercedes.
A 33-year-old woman reported that her ex-boyfriend has been texting that he will kill her.