The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Jan. 21.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
There have been reports of two men driving around in a cream-colored van advertising Mobile Auto Body. The males will usually wait by a parked vehicle until the owner arrives. They advise the victim they will repair the dings and dents in the vehicle and get the victim to provide cash for the job. According to the victims, the suspects will partially complete the job and then ignore victim’s calls after getting the cash up front.
Granville Court 30328 – On Jan. 9, a woman reported that she was robbed in her apartment. She said that on the previous night she was in Buckhead. She took a taxi home because she had had some drinks and did not want to drive. She arrived home about 2:30 a.m. She said she was sitting on her living room couch when she was hit in the head by an object. She said she believes the taxi driver came in after dropping her off and hit her, then stole several items from the apartment. She reported the incident a day later because she drove back to Buckhead to retrieve her car and then went to work. One of her windows was broken but the screen was intact.
500 block of Abernathy Road 30328 – On Jan. 19, the victim and witnesses said that he was in the parking lot of an apartment complex when a man walked up and asked for a cigarette. He then pulled a gun and demanded money. The victim gave the man his wallet. The man then ran to a nearby silver Ford Mustang and drove off. Witnesses said they saw the victim looking for items in his wallet on the ground and recognized the description of the car when the victim told them he was robbed. They said they recognized the car that was driven by a man whose hair was in twists. They told the victim they are college students at a nearby school and recognized the suspect as a student.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – The victim of this burglary on Jan. 9 said he left home just after midnight and returned around 6:30 a.m. to find that someone had taken his television, entering and exiting through the sliding door.
Preston Woods Trail 30328 – The victim told the cops that following a domestic argument, he left his apartment. When he returned on Jan. 9, he found the door to his apartment kicked in.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – A student was on vacation in St. Louis. During that time, he allowed someone to stay in his apartment. When he returned home on Jan. 10, he found that a television and musical equipment were taken from his bedroom. There was no forced entry to the apartment, but his bedroom door had been forced open.
5100 block of High Point Road 30342 – On Jan. 17, officers responded to an alarm. They met a witness who said he saw a gray, short-bed Chevrolet pickup truck with three people leaving the incident location. It appears that two TVs and a rug were taken. The carport door to the home was forced open by the suspect.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 17, the victims said that they left the apartment for a while and when they returned, someone had entered and taken a 46-inch TV, laptop, cash and jewelry. Entry was through a window (forced) and the exit was the patio door.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – The victim said someone came into the apartment through the sliding door and took a TV, laptop and camera on Jan. 18. She said that her ex-boyfriend, who recently got out of prison after 10 years, is on drugs and stealing from her. The suspect is wanted in New Mexico, where he served time, for parole violation.
6300 block of Colewood Court 30328 – Responding to an alarm, the officers found forced entry to a house on Jan. 18. The resident later said someone got a laptop and a Wii game system.
1800 block of The Valley 30328 – On Jan. 19, the residents of an apartment said several items, including laptops and coins, were stolen. They suspect another man who had commented on knowing the victim’s schedules.
2600 block of Huntingdon Drive 30328 – The victim said she found the front door open on Jan. 19 (forced entry) to her condo and on further looking around, several items had been taken.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – Jan. 19; 8800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – Jan. 19.
100 block of Spruill Springs Road 30342 – On Jan. 9 a woman reported that she hired a cleaning service to come into the home and clean. Later she found that some of her jewelry had been taken.
1100 block of The Valley 30328 – A man went to his neighbor’s apartment on Jan. 10. When he left, he forgot his jacket , which had his wallet in it. He went back to the neighbor’s apartment , but the neighbor refused to return the jacket and shut the door in the man’s face.
A man reported that he caught a cab from a bar to Sandy Springs. The next day he received a call from the cabbie that he had dropped his passport in the cab. The cabbie wanted money to return the passport. He told the victim he would return it for $86, but the cabbie has since stopped taking calls from the victim.
Forrest Place 30328 – On Jan. 10, a resident said that several pieces of jewelry were stolen in December following a visit from a family member and girlfriend, who are from Florida. She said every time this relative visits, something comes up missing. She told the officer that the girlfriend of the relative admitted that she was a scam artist for 14 years.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 16, a woman reported she stepped outside of a gym to smoke a cigarette. When she returned, her laptop had been taken.
Home Depot at Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 17, a man took a reciprocating saw and a $200 faucet set and then tried to climb over the 30-foot fence and flee with the items instead of paying for them. The store staff saw him and when the man was discovered atop the 30-foot fence, he dropped the items and fled.
8700 block of Roswell Road – An employee of a discount store said two juveniles came into the location on Jan. 17. One of them put a box of cereal down his pants and they ran out.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327 – On Jan. 18, a woman reported that someone stole her wallet from her unlocked hotel room.
First block of Concourse Pkwy 30328 – An office employee said someone had taken several laptops, iPads and cameras from an office on Jan. 18.
800 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – Stolen 2003 Escalade on Jan. 16.
5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 18, the victim reported someone stole a 1998 Plymouth Voyager.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – A Ford Taurus was stolen from the victim’s residence on Jan. 18.
THEFT FROM VEHICLES
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 16.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350, Jan. 16.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350, Jan. 16.
100 block of Brantley Road 30350, Jan. 16.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Jan. 17.
West Ferry Drive 30328, Jan. 17.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350, Jan. 17.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342, Jan. 17.
200 block of East Belle Isle Road 30342, Jan. 18.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Jan. 18.
200 block of Hilderbrand Drive (x2) 30328, Jan. 18.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 19.
1000 block of Crestline Parkway 30342, Jan. 20.
2000 block of Harbor Pointe 30350, Jan. 20.
4000 block of Harris Trail 30327 – The complainant said that someone accessed her account information and rang up just under $200 on the account at a local gas station on Jan. 10.
6800 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 10, a woman called and said that someone had taken photos from her page on a single’s website and created a fictitious page with her photos. All of the information had been changed to fictitious names and personal information.
A man reported that he was in a grocery store parking lot on Abernathy and Roswell Roads when he was approached by two men who said they do car repair. The men were driving and riding in a green minivan. They gave him a card that said: “Tony’s Mobile Auto Repair.” The man said that he recalled an earlier scam report fitting this M.O. and called the police. The cops found the van and talked to the men who said they were in that business. They had some repair tools and spray paint in the van. They were interviewed and then sent on their way.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 17, a man reported someone cloned or copied his credit card and then used it later at a department store on Roswell Road. Video surveillance did capture the face of the suspect during the transaction.
Johnson Ferry and Glenridge Pointe 30328 – Just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 9, an officer spotted a car that looked similar to a lookout on a suspicious car involved in theft. The officer stopped the driver and found that the driver had a suspended driver’s license.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 13, cops were called to an apartment after a man said he had been cut with a knife. They found that the man and his live-in boyfriend had gotten into a domestic violence argument. The man’s boyfriend grabbed a kitchen knife and then cut up the man’s Michael Jackson portrait on the wall. The two then fought and the victim received a cut on the face and throat. The officers arrested the man for aggravated assault.
300 block of Summer Drive 30350 – On Jan. 9, officers responded to a domestic call, and spoke with a man and woman. The woman said her husband came home drunk and because she feared him when he’s drunk, she told him to sleep on the couch. This made him angry and he assaulted her. He hit her and kicked her. The man was arrested.
Cedar Run 30350 – On Jan. 10, a woman called police and said her Facebook friend posted on her page that she was being held hostage. The officers went to her apartment and spoke to her and her boyfriend. She told the officers that although she had been a victim of domestic violence in the past, this boyfriend was new and everything was okay. She said her Facebook page had been compromised. The officers checked the current boyfriend’s name and date of birth and found that he was wanted on a Hall County warrant for violating his probation. He was arrested and turned over to Hall County Sheriff’s deputies.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 16, an officer pulled into a gas station on Roswell Road to fuel his patrol car. As he was doing so, a man drove into the parking lot at a high rate of speed and struck the curbing before stopping. A man got out, went in, and then came back out without buying anything. The cop walked over to the man and observed that he had glassy eyes, smelled of alcohol and he was unsteady on his feet. The man produced an ID card from Tennessee that said the following: “DUI Offender—Not Valid for Any Type of Vehicle.” The man then ran from the officer. The officer got his hands on the man but the man got off a punch to the officer’s mouth. The man tried to run across Roswell Road with the officer still hanging onto him, when the officer deployed his Taser. The man was arrested.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 18, store security officers called the police after detaining a man who took three Polo shirts to the fitting room, cut the sensors off with wire cutters, stuffed the three shirts down his pants and then tried to walk out unnoticed.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 18, a man walked into a store and put four DVDs in his back pocket. He then went to the counter to pay for one. The employee saw the concealment and had already called the cops. The officers arrived and the man admitted taking the DVDs and concealing them in his back pocket. The DVDs, priced at a total of $86, were returned.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – The occupants of an apartment woke about 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 19 and noticed a light on. Both agreed that the light was off when they went to bed. They walked into the room and saw a man in the kitchen. The man ran out the door. Officers searched and then found the man nearby. He was arrested. The occupants knew the suspect but said he was not supposed to be in their apartment. He was interviewed by detectives who are looking to see if he fits descriptions in recent burglaries.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 20, an officer, who was at a car wash, noticed a man walk up to a woman who was vacuuming her car. The woman appeared not to know the man and was nervous about him talking to her. The officer intervened and spoke to the man, who said he was there waiting for his cousin. The cousin never showed. The officer checked the man and found that he was wanted in Paulding County for forgery. He was arrested.
One man was arrested on Jan. 20 after two occupants of a car reported that during a road-rage incident, he showed a semi-auto weapon from his car. They stopped a police officer, who reported it. Another officer found the car and driver. After interviewing him, they charged him with disorderly conduct and took the gun as evidence.