The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through June 7.

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


7700 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 27, a 21-year-old man said that just before 10 p.m.. he was at the Legends of Dunwoody Apartments walking his bike up near the water tower at Benwell Road when he passed three young men. One of them hit him in the head, and the group took $4 from him.  A second case, similar to this, was reported close to this time. That incident took place in the 1000 block of Pitts Road.

1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On June 7, a woman reported that at 6:30 a.m., when she walked from her apartment to her car, she was assaulted by two men. The victim fell to the ground, screamed, and kicked at the assailant who pulled a gun on her and told her to “shut up.” They took a black laptop bag with the word “Ranstad” on it and the laptop. They fled.  A witness said they saw a Chevy Cruze leaving the area, and a young man throwing a white T-shirt and green hat from the car. Those items matched the description of one of the suspects. The items were recovered and are in the forensics evidence area. The victim was not injured.


6200 block of Vernon Woods Drive 30328 – On May 27, a witness called 911 and reported that she saw a SUV leaving a residence. She followed the car and reported that two men were in the car. The witness followed the car onto Peachtree Dunwoody Road until she got hung up on the light near Perimeter Center. The home had been entered by force at the garage. Missing is an iPod and laptop as well as Bose speakers. The two suspects in the car were men who were in a dark green SUV (dirty) that was described as looking like a Ford Bronco.

8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 29, an employee at Abra Auto Body reported that someone came into the business overnight and took work-related items including a polisher, sander, pressure washer, fan and other things. There was no forced entry.

5700 block of Glen Errol Road 30328 – On May 29, the resident reported that someone entered the home via a patio door (forced) and took several items.

300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On June 3, while the victim was out of town, the victim’s apartment was entered by force. Nothing was taken, but the victim found several cigarettes on the floor and stove top. A neighbor saw several teens jumping over the fence to the patio area of the apartment.

300 block of Pine Forest Road 30328 – On June 3, the homeowner said that while she was gone, someone entered her residence and took jewelry from her bedroom area. At the location that day were employees of a gutter service. Her cleaning person said she found an open window and the a/c on.  A piece of jewelry was located on the floor. The alarm apparently activated but a relative cancelled it when he could not locate the homeowner.

Spalding Trail 30350 – On June 4, around 10:17 a.m., a man was sleeping in his apartment when he heard a shattering of glass, courtesy of a rock coming through a window. He then saw a man attempting to enter the apartment. Once the suspect realized the apartment was occupied, he fled.

300 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On June 4, someone entered the apartment during the early afternoon and took several electronic items. No forced entry was found.

1500 block of Summer Drive 30342 – On June 4, the resident reported that someone entered the apartment by the front door and took several items. The front door frame had been kicked in.

4500 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On June 5, the victim said between June  2 and June 5 someone entered the residence and took several pieces of silver dinnerware.

1000 block of Spalding Forest Court 30350 – On June 5, the victim was gone overnight. She returned to find a closet door open and a light on. She discovered that someone had taken a jewelry box from her night stand. No forced entry was found.


6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 27, at IHOP, a woman reported that her First Community Credit Union card was stolen. She blamed another person , who said he didn’t know what she was talking about and probably did this to get out of paying the bill. This happened at 4:30 a.m.

200 block of Franklin Road 30342 – On May 27, a woman reported that another woman took her house key and rental car keys, and damaged her Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

7300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 27, a man left his cellphone on the counter at the Shell station and upon checking out, left the phone. When he returned, the phone was gone. Store video showed a man wearing a green “Lucky Shirt” taking and concealing the phone, then leaving.

NOTE: I figure that about 40 percent of our thefts would be eliminated if people would stop placing their cellphones on the counter at convenience stores.

100 block of West Wieuca Road 30342 – On May 28, a woman said someone took her wallet while she was doing rehab at Therapeutic Exercises, Inc. Missing are credit cards, personal ID and $400 cash.

400 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 28 a 17-year-old woman reported that someone took her iPhone from under a towel at the apartment pool while she was gone. She said she left the area for only 10 minutes.

300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On May 28, a bike was stolen from a patio area.

1400 block of South Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On May 29, a woman reported that a gold rope necklace was stolen from her apartment in the senior community development.

5700 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On May 30, an employee of an accounting firm reported that someone accessed the third floor apartment and took two computers.

500 block of Abernathy Road 30328 – On May 30, a resident left a money order in the drop box to pay the rent. Someone accessed the box and stole the money order.

5700 block of Kayron Drive 30328 – On June 1, a 2002 silver Nissan Xterra was reported stolen.

200 block of Summer Drive 30350 – On June 2, a man reported that while he was at the apartment gym, someone took his iPhone 5. He said he saw a woman in the area of his phone just prior to the theft.

5200 block of Timber Trail 30328 – On June 4, a resident reported that someone removed jewelry from a jewelry box. He said that he has been having the home remodeled and there have been workers in the home.

4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 4, a man reported that he parked his bike in front of the Rite Aid store at 10 a.m. and a man got on it and rode off, possibly to nearby apartments.

6600 block of Roswell Road — A man reported that his laptop was stolen. He took the laptop to a computer repair shop to be repaired. He said this was the second time he has used the service. He said he dropped the laptop off on March 3. He checked up on it and they said they were waiting on parts. He checked again on April 20 and found that the store was out of business. He has not been able to get in touch with anyone associated with the business.

200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On June 4, a woman reported that someone stole her wallet either at grocery story or the post office. She said she remembered a man bumping into her as she was leaving the post office.

1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328 – On June 4, a woman reported that she was dining at the Le Madeline restaurant between 1-3 p.m. She was with three other friends. She had her purse strapped to her chair. During lunch, she was called in reference to her credit cards being used suspiciously. She checked and realized that her wallet was gone from the purse that was strapped on the chair. She recalled that at one point, three persons sat at the table next to hers but they did not order and soon left.

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350, May 27

1600 block of Greyfield Lane 30350, May 28

500 block of Abernathy Road 30328, May 28

500 block of Summer Drive 30328, May 28

7000 block of Roswell Road 30350, May 29

6700 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 29

4500 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 29

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, May 29

6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 29

800 block of Camden Court 30328, May 29

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 30

5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342, May 30

5900 block of Raider Drive 30328, May 30

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 30

6000 block of Kayron Drive 30328, May 30

700 block of Windsor Parkway 30342, June 2

400 block of Morgan’s Landing Drive 30350, June 2

100 block of Spalding Trail 30350, June 2

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, June 3

5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, June 3

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, June 4


A man reported that someone tried to open credit under his name in New York.

7000 block of Roswell Road — A woman reported that someone opened a utility account in her name. The account was opened at an apartment complex.

A woman reported that someone used her personal information to open credit accounts. One of the cards was used in California for $1,800.

A man reported that just over $1,200 was missing from his bank account. Someone had written a check to several locations in the name of the victim.

A woman reported that someone opened a credit card account in her name. She received a bill of $598. She also received at her address, a credit card she didn’t order. The thief probably intended to intercept the card.

A woman reported that American Express notified her that her card had been used at a Walmart for $254. The unknown suspect had done a change of information profile that may have originated in Macon, Ga.

A man reported on May 30 that he was on the Internet looking at employment opportunities. He was contacted by a company named Jason Co-Group. He did an online interview. Company personnel asked for his banking account number so they could send him money. He later received a check for $1,350 and was asked to send $1,240 of that to someone named “Valencia Koval,” and to keep the rest. He did and later noticed that his account was overdrawn for that amount he sent.

400 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On May 30, a woman called and reported that she received a phone call from someone who said they were from Homeland Security. They told her that she owed $703 because the address on her passport was incorrect. They told her to wire the money to “Amit Kumar,” who was in India. She did. Later she was told this was a scam.

A woman reported that someone accessed her debit card number and used it on three different occasions.

6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 3, an employee of Atlanta Check Cashiers reported that they cashed a check, later found to be stolen, from a man for $400.

500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On June 4, someone accessed the victim’s account number and had merchandise delivered via FedEx to an address in Chicago.

8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 4, a man came into a bank with a check made out to him for $654, of which he only wanted only $54 deposited. On checking, the name on the account did not exist. The man left the location prior to the police arriving.

400 block of Marsh Trail 30350 – On June 5, a man reported that he set up a user account with an online sales service to sell a camera lens. He was contacted by a person named Ann Yacob who was representing a possible buyer in Nigeria. He was re-contacted via e-mail by Ann Yacob who said she paid the online service for the lens and gave him information to ship the lens. He received another email saying the payment was made, but he never confirmed this email was the online service. Turns out it wasn’t, and, by the time he figured it out, he had sent the lens.


1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On May 29, around 2:30 p.m., police received a call of a person shot behind a building. They found a man lying on the back deck of the building, with two shots to his stomach and chest. His wife was with him at the time, and told officers that he left to check on their kids and he was approached by a young man who shot him. A witness said two young men were seen running from the scene and laughing. The man was treated and then transported to North Fulton Hospital, where he will recover. The shots missed any major organs. The motive of the shooting is still being investigated. There is some evidence to show that the victim and suspect(s) may know one another and there may have been other things involved.

6800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 1, just before 4 a.m., officers responded to an apartment complex on a person shot call. They found the victim, who was shot in the arm. The gunman shot a man in the arm after coming to the home of his “sort-of” wife and finding them in bed. Detectives were told that the suspect and the woman were married for one month, but really didn’t live together. The gunman took off, but later surrendered to detectives.

6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 5, an employee of a nightclub reported that a female ex-coworker attempted to take some cash from her hand, so she pushed the woman away, which prompted the ex-coworker to hit her in the ear. The offender left but soon returned with five or six other women, looking for a fight. A protective order was taken out on the ex-employee.


5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 27, a patrol officer stopped a Nissan Maxima on Roswell Road for a lane usage violation. The officer spotted three men in the car and when he spoke to the driver, he asked him to exit. When the driver did, a gun, later identified as a Kel Tec 9mm, was spotted under the driver’s leg. The officer took appropriate action and secured the occupants and checked for more weapons. During that time some cocaine was located inside a bag in the car. The driver was later arrested for cocaine possession, traffic charges and possessing a weapon during the commission of a crime (drug possession.)

8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 28, a 21-year-old man was arrested at a grocery store after he shoplifted shaving gel and a hair coloring kit. The total price was just over $15.

1300 block of Santa Fe Parkway 30350 – On May 29, CST personnel located a fugitive wanted on probation charges in Carroll County in an apartment complex. He was arrested and turned over to Carroll County S/O.

On May 30, officers were called to St. Joseph’s Hospital concerning a man who shoplifted at the gift shop. They spoke to a security person who witnessed the suspect taking $270 in purses and concealing them before trying to leave. He was arrested.

8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 30, store security staff caught a female juvenile stealing makeup, valued at a total of $6.39, and placing it in her underwear. She was charged and turned over to her mother.

8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 30, a grocery’s security staff located a woman who took a bottle of Sprite and drank it in the store. She also took items from the Health and Beauty section and concealed them in her purse. Once the officer arrived, he found that she was wanted on a state parole violation. She was arrested.

5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 30, officers were called to a bar  around 2:30 a.m. after two intoxicated people paid only $50 on a tab of about $107. The officers took them to an ATM, but they didn’t have the funds. They were each arrested for theft of services.

1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On June 1, cops responded to a suspicious person call near the scene of a recent, unsolved shooting. The officers found two men and spoke to them. One of the men gave a fake name which, after some time, officers discovered. They confronted him about the name and he re-identified himself. He told the officers that he didn’t think it was serious that he gave a false name. He was arrested.

5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 1, officers were called by a man who said another person was loading his Honda scooter into a truck and trying to leave. The man was confronted and said he was just trying to move the scooter and then said he thought it was abandoned. The victim told the officers that he smelled alcohol on the man’s breath. The victim got the tag number. Once the tag was run, it came back to an address on Long Island Place in Sandy Springs. There, cops found the truck and spoke to the man who indeed, had alcohol on his breath. He told the officers he had struck the scooter with his truck and was simply picking it up. The suspect was charged with attempting to steal the scooter and was arrested.

200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On June 2, store security staff at a grocery said they saw a woman place items in her bag and leave the store without paying. The manager said he recognized her because she did the same thing before. The woman paid for some chicken and then re-entered the store and placed some vanilla extract in her bag without paying. She was arrested.

700 block of Hollyfax Circle 30328 – On June 4, officers were called and were greeted by several neighbors who said they heard loud yelling and what appeared to be fighting. The officers found two men, both drunk and bleeding, who had apparently been trying to fight but they were so drunk that they managed to scrape each other up a bit. Both men were arrested after being checked out by EMS.

A man was stopped for a window tint violation on June 4. Upon running the man’s license, it was learned that he was wanted in Collegeville, Ga., on a probation violation. He was arrested and also charged with having a 25 percent tint on his windows.

By state law, unless you’ve applied for a medical exemption, you cannot tint your car’s front windshield at all, and you cannot reduce light transmission through your rear windshield and windows to less than 32 percent. You also can’t increase light reflectance to more than 20 percent for the rear windshield and windows. If an officer pulls you over for violating these provisions, you’ll earn a misdemeanor. 

6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 4, loss prevention staff at a discount store  called the police after observing a customer place items inside her bag and attempt to leave without paying. They recovered a chicken breast, chicken alfredo and some salmon burgers. She was cited and told not to return.

6400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 4, a home improvement store’s security personnel detained a man who stole a set of two door locks. The man had purchased identical locks just before and now showed that receipt for the new locks in an attempt to convey that the receipt was for the second set of locks. He was arrested.

Other Things

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 27, a woman reported that just after 1 a.m. she was in her bed using her laptop when she saw a man standing outside her window. The young man appeared to be dressed in only his boxers. The victim’s father chased the man but did not catch him. The suspect left behind a book bag containing clothing and an iPhone.

The officer and the victim were in the officer’s car filling out the report when another car passed them and parked. That car contained three men. She looked at the occupants exiting the car and told the officer the suspect was one of the three. The officer spoke to the man, who appeared intoxicated. He said the backpack and phone were his. At this time, 911 put out a robbery call in which the victim said his book bag and iPhone were taken by robbers. The now suspect told the officer that he was robbed by a man. The officer noted the time of the robbery call was about the time the victim spotted the man getting out of the car.

Long story short: The suspect was arrested for “Peeping Tom” and filing a false police report.

800 block of Starlight Drive — About 3:45 p.m. on June 2, officers answered a call that a man was trapped in a home that was damaged by a tree. They found a  56-year-old man who was uninjured, but trapped in his bathroom. He was waist deep in debris, which prohibited him from getting free. He was freed from the debris and taken to Atlanta Medical Center for evaluation, but appeared to be OK.

1700 block of Wingate Way 30350 – On June 3, cops were called on a person acting disorderly. They found a man, near the pool, urinating through the fence. He said he was locked out and had to go, and thought no one would see him. He was issued a citation.

5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On June 4, cops were called to the Nevadan Apartments just after 5 p.m. in reference to solicitors going door-to-door. They found several people who were soliciting customers for a telephone company. The group had been told to leave earlier by apartment staff, but did not. Each was cited and kicked off the property.

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011-2014. He is the founder and editor of