The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Nov. 8.

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


100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Nov. 4 a woman reported that she was robbed at gunpoint in front of Building 4 as she was walking home just after 11 p.m. A brown sedan pulled up and a man exited the passenger’s side and pulled a gun. He took $20 cash and the contents of the victim’s pink purse.


5300 block of Old Burdett Lane 30342 – On Oct. 26 the resident reported that between 6 and 9 p.m. someone came into the home via a balcony door. She was missing jewelry from her bedroom. The officer located a pillowcase in the yard.

700 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On Oct. 28 the resident said someone forced the rear French doors to the apartment and took a 32-inch TV. Four baseball hats were taken as well.

5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Oct. 28 someone entered the victim’s apartment between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Several items were taken.

700 block of Northway Lane 30342 – On Oct. 28 a leaf blower and two scooters were stolen overnight from the victim’s garage that was apparently left open.

600 block of Summer Crossing 30350 – On Oct. 30 a woman reported that around noon she heard a knock on the door. She looked through the peephole and saw a man.  She did not know him and did not answer. Shortly after, she heard a noise and discovered that he had pried the door and was in her dining room. She screamed and he ran, but took her purse and laptop. As he fled, she looked out into the parking lot and saw three other men running.

8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Oct. 30 someone pried a window to the apartment bedroom and entered. A camera, laptop and PlayStation were reported missing.

400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Nov. 2, no forced entry, but an iPod, X-Box 360 and Dell laptop were taken.

700 block of Creekgarden Court 30342 – On Nov. 4 the resident was called by Cobb Police who had three suspects in custody for breaking into cars. They found some of her items apparently taken from her car as well. Two of the suspects are juveniles.

400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Nov. 4 the apartment was entered by forcing a front door open. Three flat-screen TVs and two PS3 game systems were taken.

1000 block of Calibre Springs Way 30342 – On Nov. 5 cops were called to an apartment to help a Fulton Marshal who had a burglar trapped in a back bedroom. The officer and the marshal forced a rear bedroom door open and found the suspect under the mattress doing his best to hide. He was noticeably disturbed at his arrest as evident by his urine-soaked jeans. He had made his way into the apartment by forcing a door. The resident told the cops the man was her ex as of August of this year. He had apparently entered the apartment to recover some items he deemed his. Not knowing he was in the apartment, she entered and found him lying on the hallway floor. The Fulton Marshal is the apartment courtesy officer who was notified and responded. The offender, who was either drunk or on drugs or on both, was charged with burglary and taken to jail.

6000 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Nov. 7 someone entered an office through a window and took computer items. The windows had been pried open.

Dunwoody Springs Drive 30328 – On Nov. 7 someone cut the screen on the bedroom window at the residence of the victim. This occurred between 7:15 a.m. and just after 5 p.m.  A black laptop was taken.

100 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – On Nov. 7 the resident said someone forced a door and removed a black 32” television. Other parts of the residence were ransacked as well.


5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Oct. 27 an employee of Starbucks reported that a man came through the drive-thru and ordered just under $15 worth of items.  He gave a credit card that was no good. The employee asked for another form of payment. The man got mad and drove away.

7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Oct. 29 an apartment resident reported that her friend took a money order, for rent, and left it in the drop box. She said she saw him leave the envelope. Ten days later she received a late notice and found out the money order had been stolen and made out to someone for $500.

6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Oct. 30 employees at Smoke 911 reported that a woman came into the store and took two vaporizers. She originally wanted to return a product but was told she could not. The employee left and was helping other customers when she took the vaporizer. Vaporizers are commonly sold in smoke shops. Vaporizers, which come in many forms, are used in lieu of the “smoking” method of consuming tobacco products and marijuana.

6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Oct. 30 an 83-year-old woman reported someone took her purse from her shopping cart at Trader Joe’s.

1700 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On Nov. 2, a 2001 white Dodge Neon was stolen.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 2 a cabbie reported he picked up a man in Doraville and ran errands for the man (in the cab) to the tune of $150, and at that time, the man ran off.

Employees at Pep Boys, in the 6500 block of Roswell Road, reported that a man stole two speaker boxes that set off the door alarm as he left. He got into an older Chevy S-10 pickup and fled.

1100 block of Perimeter Center West 30328 – On Nov. 2 a man reported he left his iPhone 5 at the Genghis Grill restaurant. He returned a short time later but the phone was gone.

5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Nov. 3 a cabbie reported that he picked up a fare just after midnight. The fare, a man, became angry because he said the driver was going the wrong way, costing him an extra $2. For that, the fare threw a cup of soda on the driver. The man then fled the area.

6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342 – On Nov. 3 an employee of the Wyndham Hotel reported that while at work, someone took her backpack containing her cell phone.

2200 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350 – On Nov. 4 an apartment renter dropped a money order in the rent box at the apartment leasing office.  It was stolen and later cashed in another name.

5000 block of Long Island Drive 30328 – On Nov. 5 the victim reported that someone stole her checkbook and wrote a check for $1,202 to another woman.  She said several contractors have been in the home recently and could have located and stolen a check from the book.

600 block of Regency Forest Drive 30328 – On Nov. 5 the resident reported that an expensive diamond ring and $600 cash is missing from her home. She had a house sitter and the sitter’s boyfriend in the home as well as a couple of dog walkers recently.

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

800 block of Starlight Drive 30342, Oct. 26

5400 block of Interstate North Parkway (x2) 30328, Oct. 27

Spalding Trail 30350, Oct. 27

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Oct. 28

2000 block of The Valley 30328, Oct. 28

400 block Windsor Parkway 30342, Oct. 28

4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Oct. 28

6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Oct. 29

700 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350, Oct. 29

2300 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350, Oct. 29

7900 block of Roswell Road 30350, Oct. 29

6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30350, Oct. 29

7000 block of Central Parkway 30328, Oct. 30

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, Oct. 30

1st block of Northwood Drive 30342, Oct. 30

1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Nov. 2

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway (x2) 30328, Nov. 2

400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350, Nov. 2

6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Nov. 2

200 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328, Nov. 2

1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Nov. 4

6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, Nov. 4

Dunwoody Springs Drive 30328, Nov. 5

6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Nov. 5

5800 block of Kingsport Drive 30342, Nov. 5

5500 block of Glenridge Connector 30342, Nov. 6

900 block of Abernathy Road 30328, Nov. 6

6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Nov. 7


A man reported his bank notified him that someone wrote two fraudulent checks on his account. The attempt was not successful.

A local restaurant owner received a call from someone who said they were with GA Power and was about to disconnect his power unless a balance was paid. The caller made four calls before the owner spoke to him. He told the owner that the power would be disconnected in 20 minutes if the bill was not paid. The owner gave the man an AMEX card number but told the officer he intentionally left some of the information incorrect. He logged onto his account with GA Power and saw that the bill had been paid.

A man reported that he found questionable charges on his bank account. The two charges totaled almost $200; one was in Sugar Hill, Ga. and the other in Cartersville.

6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Nov. 4 Atlanta Check Cashers reported that they cashed a fraudulent check for just over $6,800.

5500 block of New Northside Drive 30342 – On Nov. 4 a bank teller said a car with a woman in it drove into the drive-through lane and wanted to cash a check for $3,000. She provided an Alabama license but the teller noticed she didn’t look like the person on the license. The woman also provided a Wells Fargo Bank Card as further proof of ID. The teller contacted the person on the account and found that the person knew nothing of this. The suspect figured something was going on and drove off.

6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Nov. 4 a teller at Wells Fargo was presented a check for $1,265 by a man who said his name was “Mr. Robinson.”  He also presented a Wells Fargo Bank Card. The teller thought the check looked suspicious. The person on the check was contacted, who said he had not written a check to Mr. Robinson who, when he figured out things were going south, fled, leaving some personal items behind.

700 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Nov. 5 a woman said she made a deal with her ex-boyfriend to purchase a car at an auction for $5,800. She gave him the money and a third person would drive the car to Atlanta. The car was not delivered. The ex and the other man refuse to return calls.

A woman reported that someone tried to fraudulently remove $50,000 from a portfolio belonging to her 86-year-old mother. They were alerted by their financial advisor. The victim previously received several

emails from someone claiming the money was needed to resolve a real estate rental investment. The person told her, via the emails, not to mention the transaction. The daughter believes the suspect, whose IP address was in Nigeria, accessed her information off the senior center’s router. The attempt to access the money was not successful.


5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 4 a woman reported that she was assaulted by a friend named Kenneth. She was visiting a friend at his apartment when Kenneth arrived home from jail. He was mad at her over something having to do with his trip to jail. He pushed her and threatened to hit her with a liquor bottle. Kenneth denied this story, saying the victim got into his face, and as far as the liquor bottle was concerned, he didn’t pick it up and threaten her with it but instead, caught it as it had been pushed over and was going to break. The story however didn’t hold much water, and Kenneth revisited jail a short time later. The victim’s story was more believable because she did have red marks on her indicating she had been hit, and secondly, she had a witness in the form of the person she was visiting when Kenneth arrived home from jail.

Domestic Violence

4500 block of Roswell Road 30342, Oct. 26

1400 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350, Oct. 26

100 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350, Oct. 27

1600 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350, Oct. 27

1500 block of Summit Springs Drive (arrest) 30350, Oct. 27

7900 block of Roswell Road 30350, Oct. 27

1500 block of Hampton Drive 30350, Oct. 27

600 block of Windridge Drive 30350, Oct. 27

100 block of North River Drive 30350, Oct. 28

4700 block of Roswell Road 30342, Oct. 28

7000 block of Roswell Road 30328, Oct. 30

500 block of Northridge Road 30350, Oct. 30

7900 block of Roswell Road 30350, Oct. 31

4700 block of Roswell Road 30342, Nov. 2

1000 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350, Nov. 3

5300 block of Roswell Road 30342, Nov. 5

600 block of Corbin Lake Court 30350, Nov. 5

800 block of Hampton Drive 30350, Nov. 5

1700 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350, Nov. 5

Hampton Drive 30350, Nov. 5


400 block of Old Creek Road 30328 – On Oct. 26 officers were called by a cabbie who had been stiffed on the$36 fare. Officers talked to the man who was let out at the residence and did not pay the fare. The man said he would get the money from his roommate but did not. He was arrested.

5700 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Oct. 26 cops were called to the Comfort Inn regarding a dispute. The manager told officers that a man came in wanting a room but had no money.  She tried to help him but could not secure funds for a room. The man became belligerent so the police were called. They convinced him to leave, giving him information on a nearby shelter. The officer told him not to return to the hotel. Later, the man returned wanting his Smirnoff vodka that he said he left behind. He was then arrested.

7700 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On Oct. 27 around 10:30 p.m. cops were called to meet up with Gwinnett PD at the Publix at Spalding and Holcomb Bridge roads. There they spoke with the victim who said he was leaving the store and was approached by a man wanting $2. He declined. The man began cursing at the complainant. When the cops arrived, the suspect walked over to the nearby Shell station in an attempt to hide. It didn’t work. There, the officers talked to the employees of the Shell who said the same man has been approaching female customers showing them cell phone photos of his penis.  He was arrested. Inside the car, the suspect began banging his head against the front of the cage. The cops then took him to Northside Hospital for evaluation. The evaluation showed that he was fit for jail.  At the jail, the suspect told the officer to “Watch out when you take those handcuffs off.”  When the cuffs came off, the man was placed in a cell where he continued to bang his head.

1200 block of Pitts Road 30350 – On Oct. 28 one man was arrested after a SSPD sergeant observed him on the side of the roadway at around 1 p.m. The officer said the man was dressed in dirty and wet clothing, and was standing near the wood line on Pitts near the Stratford Manor Residential Community. A white Ford pickup drove up and picked up the man, who placed a green duffle bag into the bed of the truck. The truck drove toward Roswell Road. The sergeant initiated a traffic stop at Roswell and Northridge at the Chevron. Inside the bed of the truck was a pair of bolt cutters. Sticking out of the duffle bag was copper wiring. The sergeant, knowing there were cell towers in that area, began an investigation yielding the following: Two cell towers had been hit and copper wiring had been cut. The wire in the duffle bags had been freshly cut with dirt around it. Also, there was a receipt in the truck where the suspects had received money from a recycling company in the past. The loss and damage exceeded $13,000. Both men were arrested on charges of burglary, interfering with property of public utility, criminal damage first degree, theft and possessing tools to commit a crime.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Oct. 28 a woman was arrested after being observed walking around in an area where drugs are sold in a vacant apartment. She did not have drugs on her but was wanted in Fulton County for failure to appear and in Pickens County for a probation violation.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Oct. 30 a woman was arrested at Target after stealing boots and a Michael Kors purse. On her was a prescription bottle with Oxycodone pills in the name of someone else. She was arrested.

5500 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – On Nov. 2 an officer checked a suspicious car parked in the back of a building around 4 p.m. As he spoke with the driver and passenger, they bolted, running in opposite directions. He chased one suspect, who ran through an apartment complex. He found the man sitting near some apartment stairs. The man said he had not run from the officer but, according to the officer, it was the same man he chased. The man got up and began walking toward the officer despite verbal commands not to. The Taser was pulled but not deployed because the suspect got a sudden case of smarts. He was then arrested.

8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Nov. 4 a 36-year-old woman was arrested after detectives, following up on drug complaints, found her at her apartment—smoking some weed.  This was a misdemeanor, and she was given a citation and court date.

8700 block of Roswell Road – A security employee observed a woman stealing just under $100 in items in her purse which was draped with her dress. The woman was in the store-provided electric motor cart due to her disability. She told the officer that she stole the items because she was angry and mad at the world. She was charged but released on a copy due to her handicap status.

Following a domestic argument involving a woman and man, divorced, but still living together, the man was arrested for physically assaulting the woman.

200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Nov. 6 security at Kroger detained a man for stealing ribs from the meat area. He was arrested.

Wanted Persons Located

College Park Jail – probation violation, Oct. 26

Cobb County Jail – probation violation, Oct .26

Alpharetta Police – theft, Oct. 27

7500 block of Roswell Road (Publix) – probation violation, Oct. 30

Atlanta Jail – probation violation, Nov. 2

Atlanta Jail – FTA, Nov. 4

Clayton County Jail – probation violation, Nov. 5

Other Stuff

3200 block The Valley 30328 – On Oct. 26 two guys got into an argument over a dog being left in a crated kennel too long. One guy punched a hole in the door. The other guy said he would leave to avoid further calls to the police.

A man on Northwood Drive said he found a note on his doorstep with a picture. The note said: “Be careful sir or you shall pay for what you have done to your family.” The picture was one stick figure shooting a gun at another stick figure. The victim said to his knowledge, he has no enemies.

A woman reported that she allowed her boyfriend to stay at her apartment and in return, he has withdrawn money from her account and stolen her Galaxy tablet and two iPods. The report however was a bit confusing in that it said: “She allowed him to use her debit card without her authorization.”

5900 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328 – On Nov. 2, around 2:30 a.m., an officer drove up on a woman who was in her car and appeared to be sleeping. He woke her, and she said her friends took her keys. It was clear she had been drinking—a lot. The officer finally found the woman’s mother who came and took her home.

900 block of Hightower Trail 30350 – On Nov. 2 a guy reported that a former roommate saw him at Tony’s Sports Bar and told him that when he saw him “down the road” he was going to give him a “beat down.”

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