The following incidents and arrests are some, but not all, of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Jan. 17.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
6400 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 2, around 8:30 p.m., a man came into the store and bought a few items and then, while checking out, pulled a gun and robbed the clerk of an unspecified amount. He left on foot.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 3, the victim reported jewelry was missing from her home. It was taken some time between Dec. 28 and Dec. 30.
6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 3, someone forced entry to the business by breaking the front window. Copper tubing was stolen.
1100 block of Lake Hearn Drive 30342 – On Jan. 3, someone pried the door to the Atlanta Cardiologists office and stole a small amount of petty cash.
Other burglary reports:
1600 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350, Jan. 4
200 block of Peachtree Hollow Court 30328, Jan. 5
8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350, Jan. 5
6000 block of Barfield Road 30328, Jan. 5
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350, Jan. 6
100 block of Meeting Lane 30328, Jan. 6
5800 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 10, someone threw a rock through a glass window sometime between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The burglar took an iMac Pro computer.
800 block of Calibre Springs Way 30342 – On Jan. 10, the victim said while he was out at a nearby park walking the dog, someone entered his apartment and took a 17-inch laptop from the kitchen table. Other members of the family were at home. His wife is missing a Kindle Fire and his daughter is missing a Nook Tablet and Metro PCS phone.
300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On Jan. 12, a woman reported that while she and her boyfriend were in jail, someone entered their apartment and took several items. The victim said they may have an idea of who committed the burglary.
600 block of Marsh Trail Court 30350 – On Jan. 13, the victim was gone for several days, and upon return, found that someone came into his apartment through a window and took a 42-inch TV, video game systems, MacBook Pro and other items. No forced entry was located.
Whispering Way 30328 – On Jan. 13, someone entered the home by forcing a side basement door. Missing is a 55-inch TV, MacBook, iPad, watch, jewelry and Xbox.
4400 block of Glenridge Stratford Drive 30342 – On Jan. 14, a man reported that a former sort-of girlfriend came into his apartment and took three sets of Katana swords and a Sony stereo. The loss was valued at $3,450. He said the woman is angry at him for reasons including her contention that he owes her money.
1000 block of Mountain Creek Trail 30328 – On Jan. 14, someone came into the carport of the residence and took a leaf blower and items from her car, including a Macintosh computer, tennis shoes and two bottles of wine were taken.
1800 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On Jan. 15, the victim said a front door was forced open (kicked) and someone took several items including a MacBook Pro, digital camera, shoes and two watches. It appears that someone also attempted to burglarize the model home in the same complex around the same time.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 1, a woman reported that while she was attending a New Year’s party, someone stole her Galaxy phone valued at $300.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 1, a man reported that he was taking photos of his friends with his camera/phone and at one point, set the phone on the bar. Someone swiped it.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 1, an employee reported that two men, described as “regulars,” came in and stole a Bud Ice beer valued at $1.70.
700 block of Estate Way 30328 – On Jan. 1, the host of a New Year’s party reported that he had about 20 folks at his home, some he did not know, and the next morning found that someone took his iMac laptop from his basement.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 1, someone stole a 2000 VW Jetta.
Cross Roads Manor — A man on reported that someone stole his propane tank from his grill sometime between Jan. 1 and Jan. 2.
4000 block of Cherrywood Lane 30328 – On Jan. 2, the victim said she invited her friend over for pizza and believes the friend stole two expensive rings that were on her kitchen counter.
Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – On Jan. 2, a woman needed to have her door repaired after it was damaged during a burglary. She called a company who said they were booked for weeks but referred her to a man who had started his own handyman service. She hired him and they agreed on a $1,000 fee which she paid half up front. He never fixed the door and she cannot contact him now.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 3, a guest reported seeing a banquet room door propped open with a floor mat. He saw a man just outside, loading something into the cab of a truck. The man appeared to be in a hurry, and the item he was loading was covered in a white blanket. The man was acting very suspicious and stood behind his truck in what obviously appeared to be an act of hiding his license plate from view. The staff found that a 46-inch TV had been stolen from the room. The hotel does not have video cameras on the back side of the hotel, so no images of the truck were taken.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 4, a man reported that his 2007 Dodge Magnum was stolen from his apartment parking lot.
A man reported that he was arrested in October by SSPD while driving on I-285. His car was turned over to a man who is now said to be a suspect, and who took several things from the car. This includes computer accessories, a wallet, $90 sunglasses, cigarettes, a lighter and headphones.
5600 block of Roswell Road — Employees of a discount department store the reported that on Jan. 11, a man used a knife to cut into a package that contained a set of headphones. He concealed it and left in a black pickup truck.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Jan. 13, a woman reported that while she was shopping, someone took her iPhone from her purse. The purse was in the shopping cart. She tracked the phone to the area of the 100 block of Northwood Drive, but the phone was then turned off.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 13, employees of discount department store said they observed a man remove a Samsung AT&T phone from the shelf and exit the store. He left in a black Hyundai Tiburon.
Peachtree Dunwoody Road — A cabbie reported he picked up two women from downtown and took them to a hotel. They ran off and stiffed him on the $52 fare.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 14, a woman said she and another woman were staying at an extended-stay motel. Both are from Memphis. The victim said she has known the other woman about a month. When the victim awoke, the other woman was gone as was the victim’s cellphone, Social Security card, debit card, $400 cash and a backpack. She said the woman is probably on the way back to Memphis in her Chevy Impala.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway — A man reported that on Jan. 14, after dinner, he left his iPhone on the table at a restaurant. When he returned, it was gone.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Jan. 14, a man reported that he placed his gym bag on the floor of the basketball court from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. while he played. Later, he found that someone removed his wallet from it.
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Jan. 15, an employee of an office reported that someone accessed an “employee only” door and made off with the victim’s purse and contents. A Bank of America card was used at a Dunwoody pharmacy for a total of over $400, and an attempt was made on her AMX card. The victim’s Healthcare Savings Card was also used at a grocery store for $115.
The victim said a suspicious woman was in the area, who said she was looking for a payroll company.
Blenheim Place 30350 – On Jan. 15, a man reported his mother mailed him two Costco cards that he never received. The cards were subsequently used on the company’s website.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Jan. 15, the victim said someone cut his locker and took his wallet, ID, $50 in U.S. currency, $2,000 in Jamaican currency and credit cards.
Theft from Vehicles
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, On Jan. 1, purse/bag, sweater, jacket, Nike pants
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, On Jan. 1, purse, credit cards (used later)
800 block of Hammond Drive 30328, On Jan. 1, black bag
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, On Jan. 1, S&W .40 caliber handgun
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, On Jan. 1, Surface Pro 2 and Acer laptops
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350, On Jan. 1, pocketbook and contents
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, On Jan. 2, items taken but not listed
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, On Jan. 3, backpack and contents
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, On Jan. 3, $422 worth of clothing in Macy’s bag
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, On Jan. 3, catalytic converter
200 block of Vernon Woods Drive 30328, On Jan. 4, purse taken from front seat
1600 block of Riveredge Parkway 30328, On Jan. 4, catalytic converter
7500 block of Roswell Road 30350, On Jan. 6, laptop and case
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, On Jan. 6, iPhone
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342, On Jan. 6, watch and bracelet
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, On Jan. 7, bowling balls and cellphone chargers
400 block of Riverhill Drive 30328, On Jan. 7, not listed
5700 block of Lake Forrest 30342, On Jan. 7, gym bag and $600 swimsuit, watch, etc.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342, On Jan. 7, laptop
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342, On Jan. 7, gold clutch, ID, passport and debit card
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, On Jan. 7, gym bags and checkbook
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, On Jan. 10, laptop, camera
1000 block of Abernathy Road 30328, On Jan. 11, catalytic converter
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, On Jan. 12, briefcase
1100 block of Perimeter Center West 30328, On Jan. 13, laptop
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, On Jan. 13, laptop
800 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, On Jan. 14, Nike basketball shoes and uniform
1000 block of Abernathy Road 30328, On Jan. 14, catalytic converter
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328, On Jan. 14, purse, contents, ID, credit cards, pills, etc.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, On Jan. 15, backpack and clothing
100 block of Granville Court 30328, debit card number accessed/$700 charged at a department store
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, victim’s account number used to open Verizon account
200 block of Old College Way 30328, someone accessed victim’s account and withdrew $1,000
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350, $20 counterfeit bill presented; suspect fled when confronted
1500 block of Harbor Pointe 30350, victim’s info used to set up Sprint phone accounts
Cardigan Circle 30328, personal info acquired and used for PayPal account
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350, personal info acquired and used on Sprint account
6300 block of Roswell Road 30350, someone opened account in victim’s name and info
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, someone attempted to obtain unlock cellphone code
3000 block of Sandalwood Lane 30350, credit card number obtained and used in England
A man on Brentwood Way said that he met a woman, who was a friend for a while, and then the two were dating. At one point she told him she needed a loan of $250, but would pay him back double. She never did and he was unable to contact her, so he wrote it off as a bad relationship and investment. In mid-December, she contacted him and said she had his money and wanted to meet him at Overlook Park. He drove to meet her but noted that she was there with several other people whom he did not know. He asked if they could wait until there were not so many people around. She said “OK” and then said she would deposit the money in his account if she could have his debit card. The victim needed to get to work so he gave her the card and, he got ripped off for just under $500. The bank later called him and said that his account was looking suspicious, and it appeared that fraudulent checks were being deposited and money withdrawn from it. He was able to contact the woman by phone but when he asked about the activity on his account, she hung up.
A man called and said he was contacted by phone by someone who said she was from the United States Tax Service, and he owed back taxes amounting to $1,496. He said the woman was rude and threatening, and said if he didn’t pay, they would arrest him on a warrant.
NOTE: The IRS won’t threaten you with a phone call and won’t arrest you for back taxes. You’ll receive official notification, probably through the mail, and provide you with payment options. The crooks scamming victims with tax shakedowns will now begin and last through April. Any phone call or even letter you receive from the IRS or anyone requesting funds regarding your taxes should be verified by contacting the IRS.
Highland Park Trail 30350 – On Jan. 5, a woman called and reported that she was temporarily staying with another woman for the past couple of days. On the report date, the two got into an argument when the offender wanted her to wash the dishes. Feeling she was being patronized, the victim left. While outside the apartment building, the suspect punched the victim, causing her to fall. The offender then punched her several more times. The victim did have several cuts to her face. The suspect left the scene in her car.
Cimarron Parkway — A woman said her ex-boyfriend pushed his way into her apartment and punched her in the face and choked her. The suspect was gone when officers arrived. She was treated and released at an area hospital.
Monterrey Parkway 30350 – On Jan. 10, a man called police and said his wife became enraged when she found a photo of someone in her husband’s wallet. She then began to damage the apartment. He grabbed her and she bit him. The wife was arrested.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 2, officers were called to a gas station after a guy took two bottles of Corona beer and left without paying. The suspect walked to the bus stop where the officer found him a few minutes later. He was arrested.
4400 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On Jan. 3, officers met with a man who said while he was on a walk, he saw another man exiting his (victim’s) apartment with a gun. The man left on foot. The man told officers that the suspect stole $820 from his kitchen counter, money left for rent. He said he went to a discount department store at Perimeter and withdrew the money but couldn’t remember when. He said his friend Reggie drove him but was reluctant to provide Reggie’s contact information. The victim then said he wanted to forget the whole thing. He eventually admitted he made up the story because his rent is too expensive and he’s left for no money for his medication. He wanted to use the police report to get out of the lease. He was charged with making false representation to police.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 3, cops received a call from the staff at a hotel regarding a strong smell of marijuana coming from one of the floors. The officer went to the fifth floor and smelled a strong odor of weed, which led them to a room. The tag registration of the person renting that room was given to the officers. The name on the registration was that of a woman who was found to be wanted in Seminole County, Fla., for a probation violation on a charge of burglary. The officers entered the room and spoke with the five occupants. The officers found a bong on the table. Most of the guests stuffed their pants with plastic bags of marijuana, but reluctantly offered them up when requested. They were all arrested. One man complained that weed was legal in Colorado. That same man, who didn’t have ID on him at the time, was found to be wanted in Florida on several warrants, some of them for possession of marijuana, failure to appear in court and other charges, most of which are illegal in Colorado.
6800 block of Wright Road 30328 – On Jan. 4, cops answered a call of an assault, and in doing so, found that a large and unauthorized party took place on Stone Mill Trail. Officers found several underage kids who had been drinking and smoking marijuana, and spreading beer cans all over the place. The officers, looking further into the call, found that the house at the address on Stone Mill Trail had beer cans in the yard, scattered in the back of the yard and on the deck, amid the odor of marijuana. The owner of the house was not there. Officers found a contact number for the owner’s son who said his father was in Michigan but the son’s sister should be there. The officers could not locate her. The son said he would respond to the home but it would take 20 minutes. He never showed and then did not answer his phone. Some of those who were detained by the officers said the son’s sister was at home during the party. Several underage drinkers were charged by police.
Related to the above assault and party call, cops found a 17-year-old man on Wright Road surrounded by other teens. He was lying in his vomit, and appeared in and out of a coherent state. The kid said he was drinking and smoking marijuana; however he was injured after being assaulted by another party guest at the home on Stone Mill Trail. A girl, identified as the sister of the guy who never showed up in the previous report, had her phone stolen, and the guest accused this victim of stealing it. They started scuffling. The victim then broke and ran but was caught by the other guy who punched him, knocking him out. The victim refused medical treatment and was turned over to his uncle.
500 block of Mt. Paran Road 30328 – On Jan. 4, an officer, making a building check of St. John’s Church just before 8 p.m., saw a silver SUV pull into the parking lot of the church. This area has had complaints of loitering and underage drinking. The officer pulled the car over and spoke with the teenage driver who had a smell of marijuana on his person. Also in the car were four plastic bags, an Altoid can with marijuana residue, two grinders, two packs of rolling papers, and so on, indicating that some use of marijuana had taken place. He was charged and turned over to his father.
5000 block of Green Oak Court 30342 – On Jan. 5, around 2:30 a.m., a man and his wife were awakened by a window-crashing noise. The resident confronted a man coming in a bedroom window. The resident and the suspect engaged in a physical confrontation. The suspect told the resident that this was his house and he was going to kill him. According to the report, the resident got in at least one good “haymaker,” knocking the suspect back onto some furniture. The suspect stumbled back through the window and fled. After the call and description was given, an officer spotted a man near Burdette Road, near the incident location. The man matched the description of the intruder, so the officer secured him and put him in the police car. The man later told the officer that he used to live in the house but his parents moved years ago. He also told the officer he had been drinking at a bar in Buckhead all night.
Northridge Road and Ga. 400 30350 – On Jan. 8, following a traffic stop, two men were arrested for possessing 1,121 grams of methamphetamine following a K-9 check and search. $2,560 in cash was seized.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway — One man was arrested on Jan. 9 after cops were called to a tanning salon. Officers spoke to a woman who said as she left the tanning bed, she could see a black iPhone being held over the wall from the next room. A short time later, a man, who occupied the next room, nervously left, got in a white Jeep Wrangler, and drove off. An employee got the tag number and description of the man. Officers went to the registration address and saw the Jeep parked in the garage of the home. They spoke with the man, and asked him about the phone and why they were there. The man admitted that “he made a mistake and did hold his phone over the wall and photograph the victim while she dressed.” He was interviewed at CID by detectives and later charged with “Peeping Tom” and taken to Fulton Jail. A follow-up investigation is being done to see if there are more victims.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 10, officers were called to a grocery store, where employees detained a man who was riding in the store’s motorized cart. The man placed a tube of body wash and then a tube of cosmetic cleaner in his lap and then exited the store without paying. The man was pulled over and then later issued a citation to appear in court on shoplifting charges.
5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 13, officers were called to the Double Zero restaurant regarding a customer who did not pay for his meal, valued at $55. The man said he was waiting for his date to arrive, but she never showed. When asked to pay, the man said he had no money. He was arrested.
200 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Jan. 14, an officer located a car with two persons in it just after midnight in an office parking lot. The officer determined the two occupants were man and wife who were in the car, which smelled strongly of marijuana. They told the officer they were smoking the weed to relieve stress of some ongoing issues and didn’t want to be around the kids. They were cited on a copy of charges.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 14, a man was arrested for shoplifting $18.35 in grocery items and then leaving the store without paying. Security detained him and he was later taken to jail.
Windridge Drive — Cops responded to a domestic fight on Jan. 15. The man said he and his girlfriend live together. He said he told her that the relationship was over, but she could continue to live there. She responded by pushing and shoving him. She grabbed a hammer and threatened to damage his car with it. He then said, “At this time I became concerned with my safety.” Cops checked the woman and found she was wanted in Marietta for failure to appear in court on a shoplifting charge as well as in Norcross on traffic and probation charges. She was arrested and also charged with simple battery.
Wanted Persons Located
Henry County Police, Sandy Springs, FTA
Fulton County Jail, Sandy Springs, probation violation
Gwinnett County Jail, Sandy Springs, not listed
4600 block of Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, probation violation
Gwinnett County Jail, Sandy Springs, FTA and probation violation
Fulton County Jail, Sandy Springs, probation violation
Sandy Springs Police, Cobb County, not listed
700 block of Sandalwood Drive, Roswell, FTA
Cobb County, Sandy Springs, probation violation
300 block of Hammond Drive, Fulton County, probation violation
Douglas County, Sandy Springs, probation violation
Gwinnett County, Sandy Springs, not listed
River Valley Road, Pickens County, probation violation
6000 block of Roswell Road, Holly Springs PD, FTA
Cherokee County, Sandy Springs, probation violation
I-285 and Riverside, East Point PD, probation violation
East Point, Sandy Springs, not listed
600 block of Windridge Drive, Several PDs, probation violation
A man called and said gave his debit card to a woman named Christie at the West End MARTA station so she could put money and/or take money for the account. He has not heard from her since.
A woman reported that she received an email from a co-worker’s ex-wife saying, “Look out. I’m coming for you.” And, “You’re going down. Kiss that family goodbye. It’s on.”
A 40-year-old woman called and reported that she is being harassed over the phone. She told the officers the calls are from a satanic cult and they call when God is about to bless her.
Other unwanted calls are being made to a woman who said that between midnight and 9 a.m., over 20 calls were made but nothing is said when she answers. She said this is causing a problem with her marriage and wanted the matter documented.
5500 block of Lake Forrest Road 30328 – On Jan. 10, a man was cited for violating the noise ordinance after cops were called on his barking dogs.
5500 block of Roswell Road — Cops were called on Jan. 11 and were directed to an apartment where they found a woman, wearing only sweatpants, locked in a dog kennel in the bedroom. She said she and her boyfriend occasionally do a bit of role playing to spice up their love life and unfortunately that night the boyfriend, who, like the victim, had been drinking, passed out on the couch leaving her locked in the kennel. She showed the cops where the key was and was released unharmed. She said she was embarrassed.
A woman reported to police on Jan. 13 that for the past few months, persons who are unknown to her have been watching her. She said people in the apartment complex are watching and recording her as well. She doesn’t know who they are.