The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Jan. 24.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
1000 block of Dunroven Farm Road 30342 – On Jan. 20, a man reported that in the early evening, he was robbed in his driveway by a man, who then left in a white or cream Ford Fusion, south on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The victim said he returned home from the Ashford Dunwoody Road area and thinks that the suspect followed him from Lynwood Park. The man lives in a small, gated community and noticed the suspect’s car “raced” past the gate before it could close after the victim entered. The man said others have done this before so it did not raise his suspicion at the time. The suspect approached the victim, who at first thought this was a joke having to do with his son, but realized he was being robbed when the suspect produced a gun. The victim handed over a laptop bag containing a 13-inch MacBook.
Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 22, a man said he was at a gas station in the 8200 block of Roswell Road, looking for work. He was picked up by a man in a Nissan Pathfinder. He told the victim to get in, which he did, thinking he was going to a work site. The man drove to Glenridge near Colton Drive and pulled a gun on the victim, taking his Mexican ID and $5. He told him to get out and then drove off.
300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On Jan. 19, someone entered the apartment through a window and took a Sony TV, $150 in coins, and a rifle that did not work.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Jan. 20, someone forced a sliding door open and entered the victim’s apartment. The victim said he allowed an acquaintance to stay there but had recently told the person to leave. He may be a suspect. Nothing was listed as missing.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 20, someone forced a back window open and entered the victim’s apartment. Missing is a Sony laptop, shirts, PS4, iPad, PSP console, Toshiba laptop and $400 cash.
5500 block of Lake Forrest Drive 30328 – On Jan. 23, the complainant said someone forced entry and took a 46-inch Sony TV, decanter cabinet and cigar humidor.
7100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 23, the resident found the back door to his apartment open. Music recording equipment was taken. A black bag with documents for the Art Institute of America, which is located nearby, was left. Later, a fellow student, apparently the owner of the bag and documents, called and asked for the victim’s roommate.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 23, someone forced entry to a storage locker and stole the contents.
8000 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Jan. 18, a woman reported that her roommate has a boyfriend who, with his friends, came over and began smoking weed from a pipe and bong. Later, she found that her credit union debit card was stolen.
400 block of Wedgewood Way 30350 – On Jan. 19, a car was stolen in the driveway while it was warming up.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 20, the manager said a man came into the store and took several cleaning supplies and then left without paying for them. He left in silver BMW. The tag was obtained and the theft is being investigated.
Riversedge Drive 30328 – On Jan. 20, a woman reported a bronze sculpture, weighing 100 pounds, was stolen after it was delivered to the complex. Another person in the complex signed for the sculpture, but said he left it at the door since door entry had to include a code.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 20, a man reported that while he was at work, his disgruntled girlfriend left and took some of his “stuff” from his condo.
1700 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On Jan. 20, a 2012 Chevy Camaro with Virginia plates was reported stolen.
5600 block of Roswell Road — A bicycle was stolen on Jan. 20.
1400 block of Hampton Drive 30350 – On Jan. 21, a man reported his black, red and white 2007 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 22, a man reported that while movers were transporting his items, someone stole his wedding ring, valued at $900.
Two men filled a grocery cart with beer and then tried to flee a grocery store on Abernathy Road. The staff noticed the attempt and pursued. The men abandoned the cart and fled in a black SUV.
On Jan. 23, at about 8:30 p.m., a man reported that his sweatshirt and keys to his car were left in an unlocked gym locker. When he returned, they were gone. Luckily, his car was not broken into.
Theft from Vehicles
8100 block of Roswell Road 30350, On Jan. 18, a laptop
1100 block of Perimeter Center Way 30328, gym bag and contents
900 block of Edgewater Drive 30328, On Jan. 18, tools and microwave oven
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, On Jan. 19, iPhones
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350, On Jan. 19, tag
Waterpine Court 30328, On Jan. 19, .38 pistol
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, On Jan. 20, GPS
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, On Jan. 21, black Kenneth Cole bag
1100 block of Hammond Drive (x2) 30328, On Jan. 21, laptop and iPad
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, On Jan. 22, a $4,500 purse, $5,800 wallet, $700 makeup bag, iPhones (3,) ID and credit cards
1100 block of Perimeter Center West 30328, On Jan. 23, laptop
500 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350, ID used to open credit cards that were later used
5000 block of The Valley 30328, personal information used to set up phone account
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, man tried to buy $500 gift card using fake driver’s license
7000 block of Stonington Drive30328, accounts activated by unknown persons on victim’s ID
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350, someone opened a cellphone account with victim’s info
A man reported that he checked his bank account and found that his ex-wife had cashed five checks from his account by forging his name. He called her, but she refused to discuss it. The total came to just over $200.
A man reported that his cousin has used his personal ID to set up accounts on the Internet, including Craigslist, where the offender set up an account to meet gay men. Nude female photos have been sent to him as well as food from a pizza delivery business that has been ordered, all in the name and using information of the victim.
Staff members from a doctor’s office reported that their prescription pad has been used fraudulently (attempt) at a pharmacy on North Decatur Road to purchase Soma, which is a pain medication.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 18, a man reported that while he was working at his store, another man he knows who works for the company that empties the store’s dumpster, came in and began talking to him in a sexually provocative way, which made him nervous. Minutes later, the clerk was outside near the dumpster when the same man came up to him, struck him in the face, and then fondled himself before returning to his vehicle and driving off.
On Jan. 22, a woman reported that she received a total of three calls from her boyfriend’s ex-wife who said she was going to have her ex-husband killed and he would be dead when she got home. She called him at their residence in Paulding County and warned him.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 22, a woman reported that around 11:30 p.m. she and her boyfriend of two years, who live together, began arguing in bed. She punched him and he threw a bottle of cologne against the wall. She retaliated by going to the closet and throwing all of the clothing out. The boyfriend retaliated by throwing her iPad against the wall, breaking it. Her boyfriend then picked her up and removed her from the bedroom, causing the door frame to be damaged. She then took her iPhone and began taking photos of the damage. He grabbed the phone and after a brief struggle, threw it in the parking lot, damaging it. He left before the police arrived.
Cedar Run — A woman reported that on Jan. 23 she and her boyfriend got into an argument over who would clean up the dog poop on the floor. Later, in bed, her boyfriend came in and took all the covers. When she pulled back, he head-butted her, causing a cut on her lip. The man then ran off.
Spring Creek Lane — Cops arrested a man on Jan. 18 at after he hit his wife during an argument. The argument began when she complained to him that he was drinking and playing video games when he had to be at work a short time later. The man was arrested on domestic violence charges.
900 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On Jan. 18, a man reported that his wife assaulted him after he had been out at a bar with his sister. They argued, and he went to the bedroom to pack his belongings. She followed him and hit him in the face. She was later arrested.
4700 block of Northside Drive 30342 – On Jan. 18, responding to a loud-party call, officers found more than 50 cars parked along the road. They found multiple teenagers running in the adjacent neighborhoods, and even more when the “cops” alarm went out. Officers said some of the fleeing teens were without clothing. Some were unable to walk and were being assisted, and in some cases, carried by friends. Multiple citations were made and kids turned over to parents. The resident of the home, a 17-year-old female, was arrested and taken to jail.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342 – On Jan. 18, at around 1:30 a.m., officers were called to a fast-food restaurant on Powers Ferry Road on a report of a man trying to smash the front windows of the store. The business was closed, and the man fled when he saw the manager calling the police. The man fled to the Wyndham Hotel next door, went upstairs to one of the hallways, pulled a fire extinguisher off the wall and sprayed the contents to such an extent that the hall filled with a white fog. The cops found the guy passed out on the hallway floor. He eventually came back to consciousness as they were putting him in an ambulance to have him checked. He began to fight with the EMS personnel who called for the cops to help. The cops secured the man, and after he refused to be medically seen, took him to jail. The officer noted the man used several racial slurs and referred to the officer as a “pig,” which, as we know, was retired as an insult in the early 1980s. The man banged his head against whatever he could find, but was eventually successfully incarcerated.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 20, an officer cited a man for urinating in the parking lot just after midnight.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 20, around 4:30 a.m., police were called to a pharmacy in reference to a disorderly man. The man, according to the staff, jumped over the counter of the pharmacy and made threats to the staff. He was confronted by the officers who noted he was drinking. He told the cops he was at a nightclub and came into the pharmacy to get warm while waiting on a ride. The staff said the man made several references to shooting them and referred to them using racial slurs. The man had a substance on him that resembled MDMA (“Molly”) and said he had “smoked some weed and had some beers.” He told the officers that he was from up north, and the staff was scared of him because of the way he dressed. (The fact that he threatened to shoot them may have played a part as well.) He was taken to jail.
New Northside Drive — Cops were called to a bank regarding a check forgery in progress. A man was positively ID’d by the bank staff. He later told the officer someone he didn’t know had asked him to cash a check for $1,350, and said he would give him $100 for doing so. That “unknown” man was not located. The suspect was arrested on forgery charges.
5500 block of Northside Drive 30342 – On Jan. 2,2 two men were arrested at a bank after they attempted to deposit fake checks into an account that was known to be used for “phishing.” (The last name on the bank account was “Fish.”) The checks, totaling about $415, were on a Best Bank account and had fake account numbers. Both men were arrested and taken to jail.
A woman reported that she was introduced to a man by an acquaintance; not in person but via text. Soon the man asked her to send him nude photos of her. She changed her phone, but her acquaintance gave the new number to the man, who again requested the photos.
A woman has been receiving text messages and photos from a person named “Tracey” which say “Your ex has moved on and you’re going to get what’s coming to you.”
A man reported that he let an employee go, and about two hours afterward, one of the victim’s associates said he was contacted by the man who made threats. Later, the victim’s wife received an implied threat via text.