The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Aug. 16.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On Aug. 15, around 5 p.m., 911 operators received a call of a robbery. The call said several juveniles were involved. The responding officer located a suspect who then ran from the officer on foot. He got away. The victim was unloading items from a truck when the suspects came up to him and said “Hey bro, give me your money.” The man said another suspect “sucker punched” him. During this time, the victim reached in his car and pepper sprayed one of the suspects, who then fled.
600 block of Natchez Trace 30350 – On Aug. 5, sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., someone pried a deadbolt and entered the victim’s apartment. Several items were taken.
1500 block of Huntcliff Village Drive 30350 – On Aug. 5, someone broke into the workout room at the Huntcliff Village Apartments and took a flat-screen television.
200 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On Aug. 5, the victim reported that between Aug. 1 and Aug. 5 she was gone from her residence, and during that time, someone forced entry into it. She is missing a 50” TV, Xbox 360 and several other items.
1900 block of Marsh Trail 30350 – On Aug. 5, the victim said he left his apartment. He returned home to find that someone had taken his laptop and his roommate’s laptop. He said he is not sure if he locked up before leaving. A second burglary was reported, same time and date, in the same apartment building.
4000 block of E. Conway Drive 30342 – On Aug. 6 the resident reported that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and noon, someone accessed a bedroom window by forced entry. Missing are several items including jewelry and credit cards—one of which was used for just over $50. Neighbors said that a black Ford Mustang was seen driving around the area at the time of the burglary.
100 block of River North Circle 30328 – On Aug. 6, sometime during the day, someone forced entry through a French door leading into the back of the residence. A laptop and Canon 35mm camera were taken. Also missing is jewelry. The victim said the alarm was set but apparently did not activate.
500 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On Aug. 6, sometime between 4 and 8 p.m., someone went into the home of the resident and took an Xbox.
5300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Aug. 6, between 7:45 a.m. and 10 p.m., someone entered the apartment without force and took several items including an iPad 4, two laptops, three purses and sunglasses.
4900 block of Spruce Bluff Drive 30328 –Sometime between Aug. 6 and 8, someone entered the home through a basement door they forced open. It appears they focused on stealing jewelry, using a pillowcase to store it in.
1300 block of Old Woodbine Way 30342 –On Aug. 8, sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 and just before 8 p.m. on Aug. 8, someone came into the home of the resident through a window at the rear of the home. The house is under renovation and nothing was inside.
Another burglary was recorded, also in the 1300 block of Old Woodbine.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Aug. 10 he victim said he was gone from 3 to 5 p.m., and during that time someone forced entry into the apartment and took a laptop and other items.
6200 block of Riverside Drive 30328 – On Aug. 13, someone gained access to the victim’s home by smashing a front window. They stole jewelry and silver items. The victim was gone from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 14, the victim left the apartment from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some time in between, someone came in through a kitchen window (forced) and ransacked the home. A bike, jewelry and other items were taken.
5800 block of Riverwood Drive 30328 – On Aug. 14, someone broke a window to the kitchen of a home to gain entry. At the time of the report, it wasn’t known if anything was taken.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 3, a man reported that while he was at a local gym, someone went into his locker and took his car keys, then opened his car, where the thief took his wife’s purse. The report says the man did not place a lock on the locker because thieves cut his lock in the past.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 4, officers met with two shift managers who reported that someone took $1,000 from the store’s safe. The money was contained in three envelopes. No forced entry was found.
Another theft was reported at a local gym on Aug. 4 at about 6:30 p.m. This victim left his keys in his clothes in the unlocked locker. He later found the keys in the door of his car. Nothing was taken from the car. The victim did hide his wallet in the car and it was not taken.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 5, a man reported that he was at a fast-food restaurant and left his cellphone on the counter. He left, got in his car, and remembered it. When he returned, it was gone.
Employees in the 5600 block of New Northside Drive reported on Aug. 5 that someone had taken three laptops sometime between Aug. 1 and 5.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Aug. 6, a man reported that his laptop was stolen while he was making a delivery to the hospital. He said he had it with the merchandise and then probably left it there after he left. When he went back, it was gone.
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 8, an employee of a gas station said he placed three $100 bills on the counter while he dealt with a complaining customer over the price of a purchase. During that time, someone took the three bills and left. He thinks he was set up.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 8, a motel employee said someone took her wallet from her purse. Stolen was $100 cash, an expired immigration card and a work permit.
7300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 10, a woman reported that just after 1 a.m., she pulled into a gas station and parked at the gas pumps. She went inside, leaving her keys in the car. When she returned it was gone.
On Aug. 11, a man in the 6300 block of Powers Ferry Road reported that someone took his 2006 Dodge Charger that he left parked overnight in the shopping center parking lot.
6400 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 13, the employee of a package store said a man and woman came in and walked around. The man took two bottles off the shelf and placed them in his pants and concealed them with his shirt. Two more bottles went into the woman’s purse. They left in a silver or gold Buick.
6100 block of Powers Ferry Road 30328 – On Aug. 14, a wallet was stolen from the victim’s office. Charges were placed on her credit card a short time later. Other office workers said they saw a man near her desk earlier in the day.
9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Aug. 14, two kayaks were stolen from the apartment pool shed at the Lodge on the Chattahoochee Apartments property.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342, Aug. 3
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, Aug. 3
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Aug. 5
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Aug. 5
4500 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350, Aug. 5
I-285 and Riverside Drive 30328, Aug. 6
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, Aug. 7
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 10
5500 block of Glenridge Connector 30342, Aug. 10
900 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Aug. 11
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 11
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Aug. 11
8600 block of Dunwoody Place 30350, Aug. 11
8800 block of Long Beach Circle 30350, Aug. 11
5800 block of Riverside Drive 30328, Aug. 12
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 12
5500 block of Roswell Road (x2) 30342, Aug. 12
6000 block of Barfield Road 30328, Aug. 12
600 block of Wedgewood Way 30350, Aug. 13
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342, Aug. 13
5800 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, Aug. 14
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350, Aug. 15
500 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On Aug. 3, a Social Security number was used on another’s tax form.
A man on Roswell Road reported that someone used his personal information to open a Verizon account.
A woman on Powers Chase Circle reported that someone used her personal information at several retail stores in a number of unsuccessful attempts to open accounts.
A man reported that someone used his personal information to open an account with SunTrust.
3800 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Aug. 5, the victim found three open accounts on her credit when she checked her history. The accounts were immediately closed.
A woman reported that she received an email requesting she send personal information to the email in order to “make money.” She declined, deleted and reported it.
A woman reported that she and her husband, married for eight years, divorced in 2011. She found that he used her name to open several credit card accounts in her name and Social Security number. He said he would pay the accounts off, but as of yet, has not.
A man reported that someone used his personal information to attend a beauty school between January, 2011 and May of 2012. Apparently the person used the fraudulently-obtained information to get a $4,700 loan. The victim was informed of such when he used a credit card.
A woman from Oregon reported that she was visiting Sandy Springs. She needed to return home so she contacted someone on Craigslist and made arrangements to share a ride and the cost. The man who contacted her said his name was “Kevin Krenke.” She made two Western Union wires totaling $182, to one in Savannah, and the other to Macon. She never heard back from Kevin Krenke.
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Aug. 7, a woman reported that she received a call from a woman in Gainesville, Ga., who told her that she had won $5 million dollars. To get the ball rolling and collect the millions, she needed to go to CVS and send $500 to an address. The victim, who is elderly, could not remember the details but figured out this was a scam and hung up on the caller.
7400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Aug. 12, an 88-year-old woman was called on the phone by a man saying his name was “Alex Hunter.” He told her he was calling from a federal agency and needed her Social Security number for some paperwork documentation. She provided it to him but later, when she was talking to her daughter, her daughter suspected it may be a scam. They tried to reach the man at the number he left but the person on the phone said they did not know anyone by that name.
400 block of Bainbridge Drive 30328 – On Aug. 15, a 76-year-old woman received a call around 8 a.m. from a man who identified himself as “Kevin Thompson” from the UK. He said the victim’s computer was reported to him as running slow. The man convinced the victim to give him her Discover card number to pay $299 to fix it. The victim later thought suspiciously of this and called her bank. They told her to file a report. Mr. Thompson called again later, but she hung up on the caller.
5800 block of Greyfield Lane 30350 – On Aug. 5, one man was arrested following a domestic violence call.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 10, a woman called the police at 5 a.m. and said a friend named Ryan came over around midnight. He had been drinking. At one point he said “Women are not strong enough to handle some things,” which offended the caller, so she asked him to leave. He stayed until around 5 a.m. and at one point told the victim, “I should punch you in the face.” He then left.
A 24-year-old woman reported on Aug. 11 that she and her friend met two men at a bar on Northwood Drive. Later, the victim and one of the men went to the man’s apartment for a short time while the other woman waited in the car. Once in the apartment, the man asked for sex but she refused. He then beat her with her high-heel shoe, causing her jaw to break. She fled, got into her car and the two women flagged down an ambulance that later took her to the hospital in Cobb County. She does not know the name of the man, but told officers she could locate the apartment once she gets out of the hospital.
Upon checking a tag on a car during a patrol, the officer was notified that the owner of the car was wanted on a Sandy Springs arrest warrant. He was identified as the owner and arrested.
A man was arrested just after 5 p.m. on Aug. 4 after he tried to test the four-wheel drive of his Toyota pickup truck on the property known as Station Six of the Sandy Springs Fire Department. Several firefighters came out to see what was going on and found the truck up against a wall of the station with the man, on the tailgate and jumping up and down, trying to un-stick his car in what was later termed the “failed” attempt to successfully test his four-wheel drive. He got into an altercation with a fireman, another losing effort, and was arrested.
The driver of a car on I-285 was cited for having a small amount of marijuana on him after an officer made a traffic stop for a cracked windshield. The passenger had a backpack containing the marijuana as well as a blunt splitter and blunt rollers.
Cops were called to an apartment on Colquitt Road concerning two men going door-to-door asking residents if they wanted to buy weed. The callers said the men have been doing it for weeks, offering to sell weed, laptops and other items most likely stolen. The officers located two men who said they were there to visit a friend but didn’t know where he lived. One man had a backpack. The officer asked and received permission to look in it. He found screwdrivers and tools commonly associated with forcing car doors open or apartment doors. These are known to fit the category of “tools to commit a crime.” Inside the bag was a GPS. The man said he had no knowledge of how it got there. The apartment staff confirmed they had given the men criminal trespass warnings in the past. The pair was arrested.
Cops responded to an alarm in the 400 block of Heards Drive. The housekeeper said she didn’t know how the alarm tripped but the owner was on the way home. The officer checked the housekeeper on GCIC and found that she was wanted on an arrest warrant for hit-and-run in Smyrna. She was arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 7, one man was arrested after a discount store’s security officers watched as he stole hair gel, an iPhone 5 case, Vitamin C pills, and heartburn medication. The items totaled $71. Also on Aug. 7, the security staff detained a woman who stole $103 in women’s undergarments. She was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 8, a woman was arrested for stealing several bottles of fingernail polish. She would place the bottles on the floor next to her baggy purse. After several minutes, she would reach down and put the bottles in her purse. She was charged with shoplifting.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 10, cops were called to the Bank of America by employees who spotted a suspicious woman trying to cash a check for $8,200. The teller said the check did not feel normal, so the staff phoned the person on the check who told employees that they had not written a check to that person. The woman was still in line when the police arrived, and she told them she was with a man named Ryan who was in the parking lot in a silver car. Another patrol car spotted the car leaving and stopped it. He told officers he knew nothing of the check and was leaving to pick up his son. His driver’s license showed a suspension so he was jailed on that charge. The woman was charged with first degree forgery and she too was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 –On Aug. 10, a woman was arrested for stealing several health and beauty items and then leaving the store without paying for them.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road — Officers arrested a man on Aug. 10 after he assaulted his wife by punching her in the face several times. A witness in the home said the man was intoxicated and his wife did not want him in the house. When she did let him in, he punched her and told her he was going to kill her as he knocked her down and stood over her with a knife. The first officer on the scene disarmed the suspect and secured him in handcuffs. He was later taken to jail, charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, and battery.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 11, grocery store employees detained a woman after she was seen taking and concealing a box of condoms. She was arrested.
600 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350 – On Aug. 11, around 1:30 a.m., police received a domestic violence call from a woman telling 911, “He beat me.” Officers met a woman at the door who had a swollen and bloody lip. The man on the scene told officers that his wife got mad at him for posting nude photos of himself on Craigslist. He said his wife threw a cellphone at him. The wife agreed that they were arguing over the photos and he punched her in the face. The man was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 12, a woman was arrested for concealing cold cuts, sandwich rolls, pudding and yogurt in her purse, and attempting to leave the store without paying.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On Aug. 13, a man (witness) called the police and said a woman threw a cup of beer on the victim’s clothing and then hit her. When the cops arrived, the woman was in the parking lot yelling profanities to no one in particular. The victim said she was walking her dog when the woman came up to her, cursed at her and threw beer on her. She kicked the dog and hit the victim, but stopped when the victim fought back. The victim said the woman has stolen chairs from her patio before. The woman was arrested.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Aug. 13, an off-duty officer, working an extra job at Northside Hospital, was notified by hospital security that they were pursuing a man suspected of stealing something from the cafeteria. The lookout was placed, and an SSPD sergeant spotted the man and took him into custody at Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and I-285. He had stolen three pieces of pizza and a coffee. He was arrested.
On Aug. 14, cops were called to Franklin Road after a man put another man in a headlock. The man said he did it because the victim called him “boring.” Both men had evidence of being in a fight. Both were arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 14 a man was arrested at a grocery store for stealing $62 in food items and leaving the store without paying.
A man reported that another man, who had been stalking his daughter, left an apology letter at the doorstep and then ran off. The man said his daughter no longer lives at that address.
A woman on Monterrey Parkway reported her neighbor’s dog poops in her yard and is allowed to walk without a leash. When the woman told the dog’s owner about the pooping, she replied “What the f— are you looking at?”
A woman reported that she is receiving threatening text messages from her ex-boyfriend Dewayne, who said he was waiting on her and her baby at the bus stop. She called the cops for an escort from the bus stop to her car. She received another text with a photo of Dewayne holding a gun and saying, “Look what I have just for you.”
600 block of Northridge Road — A man was cited for a noise complaint after a second visit from the cops on loud-music complaints.
Spring Creek Lane — A woman reported on Aug. 11 that she began receiving text messages from unknown men asking for sexual encounters. She discovered that nude photos of her were posted on the website “Blackcrush.com.” The photos were taken during a time when she dated a man who is now the suspect. The victim broke up with the man a couple of weeks ago and later she received a text reading: “I’ll fix you.” Shortly after, the photos appeared on the website.
A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend has been calling and texting her, as well as sending unwanted emails. She said that he sabotaged a job opportunity for her by emailing the employer ahead of her. He left messages saying “Payback is a bitch.” She said he doesn’t know how to operate a computer and a friend is most likely helping him send these messages.