The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 4, a man reported that at around 8 p.m. he was robbed in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Two men robbed him of his phone and wallet. One of the men had a gun. The man later received a phone call from his cell phone. The caller told him the robbers drove a white Chevy Astro van.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – A man reported on Jan. 5 that as he returned from a trip to the store, he got lost. He was in his girlfriend’s car and was not familiar with the area. He pulled into an apartment complex and backed into a parking spot to turn around. A male came up to him and pulled a gun. The suspect apparently, without knowing it, dropped his cell phone so the victim, while he was being robbed, dialed his phone number into the suspect’s phone so his phone would display the suspect’s number. The victim then threw the suspect’s phone in the bushes and took off in the car. Unfortunately the car was in reverse and he hit the retaining wall. The suspect then fled with $45 cash and the victim’s credit card.
5800 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – Sometime between Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, someone burglarized the leasing office of an apartment complex and took several checks and money orders from a mail slot.
Hand over those rent checks in person. Thieves will often “pluck? rent checks or money orders from the after-hours mail slot.
1400 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – On Jan. 3, a man called the cops and said several items in his apartment were taken. Among those items were a saxophone, microphone, guitar and amplifier.
300 block of Harbor Pointe Pkwy 30350 – Someone broke into an apartment on Jan. 3 by forcing a bedroom window. Several electronic items were stolen.
3300 block of Glenridge Stratford 30342 – On Jan. 4, a woman reported that at around 6 a.m. she was on the couch sleeping when she awoke to find a man, dressed in black stealing items from the living room. The man was 6-2” and wore a black ski mask and black gloves. She ran to an adjacent bedroom where a roommate was sleeping and they called the police. The man fled.
7000 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – Between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, forced entry into an office was reported. Small change was missing.
7100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – Between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, a laptop was taken from an office desk.
1000 block of Huntcliff Trace 30350 – On Jan. 5, two laptops were stolen from an office. A former employee is suspected in the burglary.
5800 block of Pine Brook Road 30328 – The resident said someone forced a back door open on Jan. 5 but apparently aborted the burglary before taking anything. The victim said when she came home she didn’t notice anything unusual but later found evidence that a back door had been forced open. She believes that she may have scared the burglar when she returned home.
300 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328 – On Jan. 5, someone forced a rear door to an apartment and then took a 40-inch television. Look for a man in a silver sedan.
700 block of Ripley Place 30328 – On Jan. 5, cops got a call of a burglary in progress. On arrival, officers found a door that was forced open. Cash and jewelry were taken from the residence. Police are looking for a silver car, 2-door, possibly a Toyota Camry. The car had a paper drive-out tag but no date written on it. Suspect: male, husky, wearing dark clothing
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – The resident said someone kicked in his front door to his apartment on Jan. 5 but did not take anything.
1000 block of Hammond Drive – Grocery store employees reported that a man and woman concealed four packs of batteries in the woman’s purse. The employees, having witnessed the theft, challenged the two, who dropped the purse and ran. Inside the purse were the batteries and just under a gram of marijuana.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 3, a woman reported that she left her apartment to go to the grocery store. When she returned, her laptop that was on the kitchen counter was gone. She got word from an ex-boyfriend that he had come over and taken some of his things, including her laptop. He had no key, but told her that he found a way to get in.
4900 block of Long Island Drive 30342 – A resident reported a yard timer and extension cord were stolen from her yard on Jan. 4.
5000 block of Roswell Road 30342 – AC units were taken from a building (copper thieves) on Jan. 6.
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 4, a victim reported $215 in a money box was stolen from an office.
600 block of Glenridge Close 30328 – It was reported on Jan. 4 that packages, sent for Christmas, never arrived. Tracking information showed they were delivered. Most likely they were stolen from the doorstep.
100 block of Wicksford Glen 30328 – On Jan. 5, a 2003 white Yamaha jet ski and trailer were stolen from the resident’s garage.
THEFT FROM VEHICLES
8200 block of Ison Road 30350, Jan. 3.
900 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Jan. 3.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 3.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 3.
5800 block of Kingsport Drive 30342, Jan. 5.
8200 block of Roberts Drive 30342, Jan. 5.
100 block of Chaseland Drive 30328, Jan. 5.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 6.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 6.
5500 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – On Jan. 3, a woman reported that she responded to an e-mail ad for a nanny position. The employer sent her a check for $2682 and told her to cash the check, send the money to a forwarding address but keep $500 for herself. The check was no good, according to the bank.
7000 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 4, a woman reported that at around 1:30 a.m. she was walking toward the MARTA station. She said a man came up and grabbed her shirt. She said the man tried to grab her but she turned, hit and kicked him. The man then fled. She was not injured. 1:30 a.m. is no time for anyone to be on foot. If possible, plan ahead and arrange a pickup. Here’s a tip: if this scenario presents itself, call 911 and an officer will probably give you a lift to your apartment or home.
Dunwoody Club Drive 30350 – A woman said that as she was walking on Dunwoody Club Drive on Jan. 4, a man jumped out of the bushes and hit her, then fled. She said she knows the man whom she met at a club. She said the man occasionally assaults her, but she does not call the police.
300 block of Carpenter Drive – At the stroke of midnight, a man raised his Taurus .40 caliber semi-auto pistol into the air and fired six shots. Unfortunately for him, an off-duty Sandy Springs police officer was nearby. He arrested the man and sent him to the Doraville Jail..
6100 block of Roswell Road – Officers were called to a retail store in response to a disorderly person. The man was angry because his credit card had been declined. The cops checked the man out and found he was wanted on a previous shoplifting warrant. He was arrested.
? On Jan. 4, around 1:30 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a motorist who was being followed by another car. Occupants of the car said the second car was following and intimidating them. The officer stopped the second car and interviewed two men in the car. The men said they were following the car because the car had driven into their neighborhood. Unfortunately, the men couldn’t really agree on what neighborhood they lived in. Later in the conversation, they told the officers that they had nothing better to do. The men were later arrested for disorderly conduct.
? A traffic officer on Johnson Ferry Road just east of the river stopped a car. The officer smelled marijuana. He asked the man if he had been smoking. “No,” he replied. He asked if anyone else had been smoking in the car. “No,” he replied again. The officer found a pipe and marijuana residue all over the car, including the console. The man was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.