The following information was provided to the Reporter by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – A man reported he was at the recycling center at about 11:30 at night, getting boxes out of a dumpster, when he was robbed by two men. That’s awfully late to be at a closed recycling center. Don’t put yourselves in vulnerable situations.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A man reported that about 1 a.m. Aug. 11 he exited a bus and was walking to his apartment when three men in a white truck pulled up, pulled a gun and took his wallet.
North River Parkway 30350 – A man reported that about 5 a.m. Aug. 9, he was taking the trash out before leaving for work. Two men walked up to him and assaulted him with a baseball bat, then took his wallet and fled.
2200 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – Sometime between 6 and 9 p.m. Aug. 11, someone forced entry through the victim’s glass door and took a television and other electronic items.
7300 block of Cardigan Circle 30328 – A woman reported someone broke into her home Aug. 8 and took two televisions, jewelry and a gun. She said that she was having a dispute with a contractor who didn’t finish a job.
Spring Creek Lane 30350 – A man reported that his apartment was burglarized Aug. 8. The man said the burglar got an X-Box game system, television and a gun. The officer noted the apartment was extremely clean. The victim said that he and his girlfriend cleaned the apartment up before calling the cops. An apartment that is burglarized can contain clues that we can process and use later to identify and prosecute the burglar(s.) Don’t clean the apartment or any area where a crime occurred until the cops come check it out.
Belle Isle Road 30342 – A man reported on Aug. 11 that, on referral from his church, he took in a man who was on leave from the Army. He said the man took his debit card and withdrew $1,600 from his account. The complainant had given the man his PIN because the man said he wanted to transfer funds into the complainant’s account. The man has since left.
5800 block of Riverwood Drive 30328 – Someone stole the complainant’s mailbox on Aug. 7.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 7, a woman said she left her cell phone on the counter at the Taco Bell. When she realized it and returned seconds later, the phone was gone.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A woman reported Aug. 7 that as she walked along Roswell Road, her ex-boyfriend pulled up in his car and told her to come over and talk to him. She ignored him, so he got out of the car, snatched her cell phone from her and then fled the area.
6400 block of Wright Road 30328 – A resident reported Aug. 9 that his Sea Doo and trailer were stolen from his yard.
Thefts from vehicle
Items were stolen from vehicles broken into at the following locations:
400 block of Tahoma Drive 30350 – Aug. 10
300 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – Aug. 10
1600 block of Lazy River Lane 30350 – Aug. 11
700 block of Windsor Parkway 30342 – Aug. 11
500 Abernathy Road (x2) 30328 – Aug. 12
400 block of Morgan Falls Drive 30350 – Aug. 7
4920 Roswell Road 30342 – Aug. 7
805 Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – Aug. 9
6385 Roswell Road 30328 – Aug. 9
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – Aug. 9
Fraud, forgery and ID theft
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A woman received an e-mail from a man named “Michael Paul” who said she had inherited $2.5 million. The money was inherited from a relative in West Africa, but “Michael Paul” would not give the name of the relative. (In police work, we call this a clue.) “Michael Paul” told her that she would receive her first $5,000 via Western Union but first she needed to send $185 to an address. I’m not sure from this report if she actually sent the money or not, but if you read police reports, you’ll see these scams all the time. I get e-mails frequently with the latest twist to it, but the fundamentals are always the same: “Send me your money first.” Be skeptical.
Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – A medical office member reported Aug. 11 that an employee had been faking the doctor’s prescription information and DEA number to obtain Lortab and Soma prescriptions.
Dunwoody Place 30350 – A woman reported that her friend told her that about a month earlier, she’d had an accident and given the victim’s information to the police instead of her legitimate name and information. She said she did it because she had problems and was pregnant.
Ga. 400 and Northridge Road 30350 – Two men were wounded by gunfire in the early-morning hours Aug 10. The two men told officers they were driving north on Ga. 400 when a white SUV came alongside and occupant(s) inside the SUV opened fire. One man was shot in the arm/chest area, the second in the face. Both men were treated and released from the hospital. They said they’d been at a club earlier in the night but didn’t recall an altercation.
350 Carpenter Drive 30328 – At about 6:45 a.m. Aug. 10 a woman reported that she was carjacked as she sat in her car. A man approached her and pulled a dark-colored weapon and took the car. The woman’s purse and other belongings were in the car. She was unhurt. Officers determined the woman was in the car for about five minutes before the man walked up and pulled the gun. The victim had an OnStar system in the car, but it was not activated at the time of the incident.
Huntingdon Chase 30350 – A man said that he was checking his tire on Aug. 8 when a friend ran up and punched him in the side of his head. The friend then got into his car and drove off. The complainant said the man didn’t say anything and there was no issue between them. He doesn’t know why the man hit him.
Meridian Mark Drive 30342 – A woman reported that her wallet had been stolen from a break room in a dental office. She saw a woman go into the room and then leave it. The victim went into the room and discovered the theft. She called security. They found a woman who matched the description. The security officers called the cops. The woman’s belongings were later found behind a trash can. The offender was booked on loitering and prowling charges.
Meridian Mark Drive 30342 – An employee of a medical office reported the theft of a safe from an employee area that the complainant said was not kept locked. At some point, someone gained access and took the safe. The safe contained office and patient information.
Spalding Drive 30350 – An officer stopped a car on an equipment-violation charge on Aug. 10. The driver had in his possession beer, pot and brass knuckles. He was arrested.
300 block of Summit Place 30350 – Police received a 911 call on Aug. 7 that someone was running thorough the apartment building screaming that someone was breaking into the apartment via a ladder to the second floor. Officers checked the area and noted the morning dew was still on the ground where the ladder was said to be. The dew was undisturbed and no tracks were found. They noted the two victims had noticeably dilated pupils and were very “jumpy.” They received another call later in the day. One of the earlier complainants was running around the side of the apartment building screaming that he had been robbed. The man ran until he fell and then yelled that he couldn’t get up. Witnesses said they saw the man running and yelling but didn’t witness a robbery. The man was arrested.
People with issues
A woman reported that she and her friend went out. Her friend had a lot to drink and passed out at her friend’s apartment. During that time she lost her shoes and her keys. She blamed her friend, refused to leave, and then slapped her.
7000 Roswell Road 30328 – A woman reported on Aug. 11 that she got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, who took her car, told her that she would never see it again, and then almost hit her as he exited the apartment complex.
On Aug. 11, a man reported that his girlfriend threw a bowl of cereal in his face. She picked up the bowl and threw it again, knocking his tooth out.
Spalding Drive 30328 – A man said he and his wife are separated but still live in the same home. He believes that she has tapped his cell phone and is listening to his conversations.
A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend wanted to retrieve some of his belongings from her apartment. She refused, so he texted her: “I hope you have air in your tires tomorrow.”