The following incidents and arrests are some, but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police from Aug. 28 through Sept. 8.

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

Capt. Steve Rose


7100 Roswell Road – On Sept. 1 at around 5 a.m., a robbery report came in. The 21-year-old victim said she had been robbed in the parking lot after being out with friends. As she walked to the stairs leading to her apartment, a man described as being in his 20s and wearing jeans and a grey hoodie ran up to her and pointed a gun at her. Taken were her iPhone, wallet and $400 cash. The suspect got into a greenish-grey SUV and left.


 7500 block Roswell Road – On Aug. 29, a resident said between 4-10 p.m. someone entered his home through a rear kitchen window. Missing are several handguns, air guns and a couple of rifles.

3000 block Spring Creek Lane – On Aug. 29, a resident said between 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. someone pried the front door and entered the apartment. Nothing was taken.

7760 Roswell Road – On Aug. 29, a woman reported that someone broke into her storage unit at the Public Storage facility.

200 block of Summit Springs Drive – On Aug. 30, a man reported that during the time he was in jail, someone took two TVs, three laptops and two cameras.

5000 block of Timber Trail – On Aug. 31, someone forced entry to the home through the carport door. Missing from the home are two pairs of silver candleholders. The alarm company records show they called homeowner about the alarm at 12:59 p.m. after getting notice of the alarm one minute earlier. The call to the SSPD however didn’t come in until 1:21 p.m., which is a lifetime if you want to catch the burglar.

600 block of North Island Drive – On Aug. 31, an officer found a forced window open to a residence while responding to an alarm. Several pieces of jewelry were taken.

8300 block Roswell Road – On Aug. 31, a resident said she was gone from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sometime between, someone came into the apartment and took several items. There was no sign of forced entry.

5000 block of South Trimble Road – On Sept. 7, a resident said she left her home at 11 a.m. for about an hour. Upon return, she saw an older maroon pickup truck in her driveway. The truck had damage on the front passenger side. She thought nothing of it, assuming that they were work crews working next door. Inside she found the bedroom ransacked. She looked outside to find that the truck was now gone.

  • Might want to keep this truck description in mind. A maroon, older pickup truck with damage to the passenger side would be an excellent 911 call to us.

200 block Johnson Ferry Road – On Sept. 8, police responded to a 3 a.m. alarm call at a local business and found that the front door had been forced open. The cash registers and computer were damaged, however it appears nothing was taken. The burglar also broke into the Beer and Wine Craft store next door. Forced entry was also the m.o. and again, nothing was taken.


3100 block Sandalwood Drive – On Aug. 30, a 32-year-old man reported his 2001 Chrysler Town and Country car was stolen.

6200 block PDR – On Aug. 30, a 44-year-old woman reported that while she was attending a conference at the Courtyard by Marriott, someone went into her room and stole her diamond earrings from inside a purse that was contained in a suitcase.

5800 block of Glenridge Drive – On Aug. 31, a 35-year-old man reported his 2004 Acura was stolen.

5300 block of Northland Drive – On Aug. 31, a resident at a senior center reported her 36-inch television was stolen from her room sometime between Aug. 26 and 31.

100 block of Glenlake Pkwy – On Aug. 31, a construction manager reported that someone stole an auger and cap from a Precast Hog sometime over the past six months.

200 block of Old College Way – On Sept. 3, a resident reported a gold Kia Sedona was stolen from the driveway sometime between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

300 block of Summerset Lane – On Sept. 3, a 29-year-old man said he borrowed his friend’s Ford F-350. During that time, someone stole it.

4800 block of Merlendale Drive – On Sept. 3, a resident said between 3 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., someone stole his 2010 Dodge Ram from his driveway. He said that it was possible he left it unlocked with the keys in the console.

5600 block of Roswell Road – On Sept. 4, a resident reported that he was contacted by Brookhaven Police who had his 1999 Jeep Cherokee and that they had taken two young juveniles who had stolen it during the night into custody. The juveniles ran a light and when the cops tried to stop them, they fled from the car but were caught.

7800 block of Holcomb Bridge Road – On Sept. 5, a store clerk said around 4 a.m. a man came in asking to buy beer. She told him that he had to wait until 7 a.m. to buy it. He left but came back a short time later asking if he could buy juice. “Yes,” she replied. He picked up an 18-pack of Budweiser and walked out. She followed, trying to get the beer back but he threatened to shoot her. He left in a newer model Camaro driven by another person. Video was working so detectives will view it and go from there.

500 block Telford Place – On Sept. 6, a resident was notified by a neighbor that a man in a brown BMW, age 40-50 years old, took her mail from the mailbox.

100 block of Wilderbluff Court – On Sept. 6, a resident said several contractor have been in her home doing renovations between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5. During that time, an expensive watch was taken from her home.

1165 Perimeter Center West – On Sept. 7, a REI employee reported a man stole a Cannondale CASDX Disc 105 bike, valued at just over $1,000. He took the bike off a display rack and walked it out the door. Video shows the suspect taking the bike.


9400 Roberts Drive – On Aug. 28, cops were called to an apartment just before 1 p.m. A woman at the apartment said she was physically attacked by a neighbor. She had a cut to her head. She told the officer that man came up from behind her, made a “hissing” sound, then, when she turned around, he punched her, causing her to hit the ground, then kicked her. Cops located the man, who said she and her friends have burglarized his apartment in the past, although he admitted he never reported it. Based on that, he was arrested for the assault.

1050 Hammond Drive – On Aug. 31, street crimes officers, following up on complaints of drug and prostitution activity, spoke with a man who rented a room where the activity was supposed to be coming from. He was interviewed and gave permission for officers to search his hotel room. They asked him if he had any drugs on him, being that the room smelled like marijuana. He said no. They found various items, baggies, scales, etc., that are consistent with drug dealing. On the man’s possession was a small amount of marijuana. The officers contacted two others in two different rooms who may have been involved with either the drugs and/or prostitution. They found crack pipes, cocaine hydrochloride bags, molly bags, a gun, and some marijuana. All three persons were charged with disorderly conduct and false representation to a police officer. The gun wasn’t stolen, so it was placed in the property room for safekeeping.

4700 block of Roswell Road – On Sept. 3, cops were called to the Chateau Villa Apartments around 7 p.m. regarding someone shooting a gun. They located a man matching the description and found that he had a BB gun and a small amount of marijuana on him. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a copy of charges.

6900 block of Roswell Road – On Sept. 4 at about 2:30 a.m., a patrol officer stopped a car after observing that it did not have its headlights on. The officer turned the blue lights on causing the driver to attempt to flee and elude. He pulled into an apartment complex and bolted from the car. The officer chased him on foot, catching him behind some apartment buildings. The tag on the car was found to be stolen from Missouri and the car stolen from South Carolina. The man was booked for theft by receiving stolen property as well as traffic offense.

5570 Roswell Road – On Sept. 4, store security observed three men stealing DVDs, valued at $274, from the store racks. Police were called and arrived just before the men left the store. They were stopped and the items recovered. The three men went to jail. The officers found several DVDs (Blu-ray) in their car, and one of them admitted he shoplifted them from Target stores in Norcross and Dunwoody earlier that day. Among the titles were “Captain America,” “Revenant,” “Thor,” “Blacklist,” “Frozen,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Walking Dead Season 5,” “Deadpool,” “Star Wars,” and others. Later that day, Target employees observed another man take a Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote without bothering to pay for it. He, too, went to jail.

6900 block Northgreen Drive – On Sept. 5, someone called the police regarding two juveniles smoking weed. The officer located them and some marijuana in a pill bottle. They were cited pending juvenile court appearance. They were released to their parents.

20 block of Northwood Drive – On Sept. 7, cops were called to an apartment and told the following: A 45-year-old woman said she broke up with her boyfriend and banished him from the apartment and onto the apartment patio. Later, he asked to use the bathroom, but she denied the request causing him to throw a rock through the sliding glass window. A small amount of marijuana was found on him. He said he smoked a little weed before the cops arrived. He was arrested.

Other Things

Short version: This occurred at a gym, one of the few reports that start out with “Theft.” Two, then three people got into an argument over who could use a gym workout machine. They told each other to “F— off!” Blah, blah, blah, then later shook hands after the cops arrived. And why exactly were we called there?

Cops were called to a store regarding two people who accused each other of stepping on the other’s foot while looking at books. The two were familiar with one another because they are in the used-book sales business and compete. Neither foot appeared injured and will not be classified as a “Battered Foot.”

8000 block of Roswell Road – On Sept. 6, a woman called the police and reported that a neighbor has had an ongoing issue with her and continues to harass her, calling her names. The neighbor said the woman told him his breath stinks. He provided video of her yelling at him. This pair has had the cops out on three previous occasions.

5000 block of Riverview Drive – On Sept. 6, a resident said he was contacted by a tree remover offering to cut and clear a tree that had fallen. The resident paid $175 to the man. He cut up two chairs that the tree fell on, but not the tree. The resident continued to call the man several times but he has not returned to finish the job.


A resident reported that someone accessed his banking information and organized a bank transfer of $10,000 from a loan account into his checking account. The suspect then directed funds to be wired from that account to a LaQuinta Inn in Dublin, Ga. The man made a fake ID card to show identity as the account holder.

A 51-year-old man reported that someone used his information to apply for a $25,000 loan through Loan Depot online.

A 66-year-old man reported that his bank contacted him regarding his change of address. He had not done that and notified them that he thought this was a fraudulent attempt. The address change was to an address in Lithonia.

5000 block of Interstate North Pkwy. – On Sept. 7, a company representative reported that a temporary accountant hired sometime back apparently wrote three company checks to himself for just under $1,000.


500 block of Northridge Road – On Aug. 28, a report reads that two men who share an apartment got into an argument. The report said Party A said he was battered first, but Party B said he was battered first. Neither man looked too heavily battered. The battering began over an argument and accusation that one of the parties touched the other’s food. The officer warned the battered duo if he were called back to the house regarding the battering, he would be angry.

7000 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road – On Aug. 31, a 53-year old man said he picked up a friend to take her to her apartment. He was not that familiar with the directions and got lost. The passenger became angry and began hitting him, also known as battering him, on the head. This was confirmed by a witness. The suspect got out and was later picked up by another person. Cops went to her apartment but she was not there.

200 block of Johnson Ferry Road – On Aug. 29, a 67-year old man said he was doing engineer work for a business owner and on Aug. 22, he discussed the need for more money to complete the work. He said the business owner became enraged and pushed him out of the office they were in and slammed the door. He said his hand was injured and since this incident he hasn’t slept well and now he had pain in his left arm.

200 block of Hammond Drive – On Aug. 29, a man and woman ordered a meal consisting of spring vegetable stir-fry, wonton soup, and a dessert cup totaling $20. The couple waited outside for the food, which was delivered to them. After they ate, the two came back inside and asked if the wontons had any tofu in them. The woman then began cursing and yelling at the employee. She pushed the employee and grabbed her around the throat, pushing her up against a wall. The man who accompanied the woman, ushered her out to the couple’s car and they left. Officers waited 30 minutes to see if they would return but they didn’t.

  • It was not known if the wontons did in fact have tofu in them or why that angered the suspect.

Glenridge Connector and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road – On Aug. 30, a 60-year-old woman reported that she was on the way to a doctor’s appointment and exited I-285 onto Glenridge Drive. As she moved over to the right lane, a silver car sped up as not to allow her to merge. She did and exited onto Glenridge. When they stopped at the light, the silver car pulled up next to, and then ahead of her. The driver got out with what they described as a billy club and hit her window, top of the car, and then the trunk. He yelled at them and then re-entered his car and sped off. She got photos of the man and the car so there will be an investigation.

6075 Roswell Road – On Sept. 4, a woman at Taboo 2 Bar said a 37-year-old man was peeping inside the women’s bathroom. The man said he did not, but was talking to another woman when she went into the bathroom. The first woman’s date threw a bottle, hitting the 37-year-old man. He was seen by EMS but refused treatment.

1000 block Jefferson Drive – On Sept. 4, a 26-year-old man called the cops around 4 a.m. and said he was assaulted by another man he knew after an argument ensued, a TV was broken and the victim ended up with a bloody nose. No one wanted to prosecute, so the officer left, contingent on the suspect leaving first.

5600 block of Roswell Road – On Sept. 4, employees of The International School of Skin and Nail Care called the police to report that two students engaged in fisticuffs. One of the women said she was in the lunchroom eating when another student challenged her to a fight over a rumor. The first woman refused to fight, saying she was here for an education, so the other woman offered up another off-site location to fight, which the first woman again refused. This resulted in the second woman hitting the first woman on the head with a chair. The first woman had visible scratches on her (inflicted by the other’s obviously well-manicured nails) but said she did not want to press charges. Now, the second woman said that the first woman and her boyfriend approached her at her job at the Magic City in Atlanta the night before and assaulted her over some boyfriend stuff. The Nail School staff had them escorted off the property. No one went to jail.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

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