The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Feb. 4.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
8700 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Feb. 1, a woman reported that she pulled into a gas station and saw a man standing outside and in front of the store. She went in and came back out. The man then opened her car door and got in. He tried to force her to go back into the store and buy something for him but she screamed and picked up the phone to call 911. The man cursed at her, then grabbed $5 and fled.
LOOK OUT: Male, with a teardrop tattooed under the corner of his left eye.
2600 block of Harbor Pointe Pkwy 30350 – On Jan. 22, a resident was in his shower and left his door cracked to get some fresh air. He left his wallet on the dresser while he showered. He told the officers he heard a noise and upon checking, found his wallet gone. Nothing else was taken. The only thing in the wallet was his driver’s license.
2100 block of Summit Drive 30350 – The victim returned from out of town on Jan. 22 and found that someone had been in his apartment. He said about $100 in food was missing and the place looked like it had been lived in while he was gone. There was no forced entry.
5400 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 23, the victim said between 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. someone came into his apartment while he was away. A broken window was the probable point of entry.
700 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – An apartment resident said she left for the night on Jan. 24, but returned about 30 minutes later to retrieve a phone charger. She found that the apartment had been broken into and a TV was missing.
500 block of Northridge Crossing 30350 – Someone forced a back window open and took a TV from the victim’s apartment between Jan. 21-22.
800 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – The victim returned home on Jan. 24 and found that her front door was opened by force and two computers, a television, and two purses were taken. The victim said an acquaintance that she has had problems with in the past is a suspect.
400 block of Mt. Paran Road 30342 – Responding to an alarm call just before 8 a.m. on Jan. 25, an officer found a broken French-door window and muddy foot prints going up the stairs. The resident was out of town at the time so it isn’t known if there are items missing or not.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Jan. 25, the victim was gone from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. She found forced entry to the door when she arrived back home. Missing is a TV.
5600 block of Cross Gate Drive 30328 – Someone entered the victim’s home through a side door leading to a laundry room on Jan. 25. Several rooms appeared to have been searched. The victim reported that jewelry had been stolen.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 26, the victim’s apartment was entered (no forced entry) and electronic items were stolen.
5800 block of Brookgreen Road 30328 – The resident reported on Jan. 26 that he returned home from work and found the door leading from his carport to the house had been forced open. A TV and coins were reported missing.
4400 block of The Valley 30328 – The victim said that when he returned home from work on Jan. 27, his patio door was open and his TV was gone.
5800 block of Greenbrier Road 30328 – On Feb 1, the resident told officers that someone forced a side door open. She retreated and called the police. She noted that some electronics and jewelry were among the items taken.
LOOK OUT: Silver, older model BMW or Infinity was seen backing out of the driveway and leaving in a hurry around 9 a.m. The driver was male.
5800 block of Garber Drive 30328 – The victim told officers on Feb. 1 that someone came in the rear kitchen window (broken) but didn’t take anything.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Someone entered the victim’s apartment on Feb. 2 by forcing a back sliding door. He is missing $800, a 32-inch TV, laptop and a PS3 and games.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb 2, a man reported that he was in the back of his apartment when he heard a noise. He walked to the living room and saw a man standing there, inside the apartment. The man then ran out the door. The noise was made when the suspect kicked the door.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Feb. 2, the homeowner said she left in a hurry and did not lock the door. When she returned, she found that someone had taken a TV, laptop and DVD player.
200 block of East Belle Isle Drive 30342 – The apartment resident said someone forced a door open to his apartment on Feb. 2 and apparently took a large storage chest weighing about 100 pounds. He said he wasn’t sure what was in the chest.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – Someone stole copper wiring from a storage room at an apartment complex on Feb. 3.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Feb. 3, someone forced the victim’s front door open and took a desktop computer, two DVD players and 55 DVDs.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 23, following a church service, someone stole the money that was collected during the service as well as credit cards of a church employee. The cards were later used at a gas station in Smyrna. An unsuccessful attempt was made at a discount store in Smyrna.
200 block of Preston Woods Trail 30328 – A woman reported that she returned home on Jan. 23 and found the front door double locked, which you can’t do from the outside. She later found a window open and then after she got into the apartment, found that her laptop and about $100 had been taken.
A man on Willow Creek Drive off Abernathy Road said someone had taken something from his apartment bedroom. He said he has four roommates and that they may have had someone over who could have stolen the items.
A discount store reported that a man had stolen just under $1000 in perfume and left without paying. They described him as the same man who has stolen there and at a similar store across town before. They said he walked with a “waddle.”
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Jan. 25, the victim reported that on two separate occasions, someone stole packages left for the victim by UPS.
North Devereux Court 30328 – The resident reported on Jan. 25 that a gun was stolen from her purse.
A woman reported that while she was having lunch at 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, someone stole her purse that was hanging on the back of her chair. It’s amazing how good some people are at stealing. As much as you think your purse is secured over a chair, it’s not. If you have enough strap, you can lasso it under one of the chair legs and then over the top of the chair, but it’s best down there close to your feet where you can see it.
A woman on Glenlake Parkway reported that she left her purse behind her desk and her office unlocked before she left the office. When she returned, the purse was gone. Upon checking with other employees, they determined that a man, seen earlier in the building, may have taken the purse. They located the man who was on a cell phone. The man avoided the people and got into a maroon car and drove away. He is 30-35 years old and bald. He wore khaki pants and a black leather jacket. The suspect is believed to have been in this area and responsible for other “office-creeper” thefts in the past.
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Jan. 26 a man reported someone stole his laptop from his cubicle at work.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Feb. 2, an 84-year-old woman reported that someone got her wallet from her purse while she was grocery shopping in the dairy section.
7100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 2, a man reported that someone had stolen his 1990 Nissan Maxima.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – A pawn-shop owner said on Feb. 2 a man came in and wanted to look at a desktop computer. She placed the computer on the counter and then stepped out of the room to get a power cord for it. The man took the computer and ran out the door.
A woman on Glenridge Drive said someone stole jewelry from her home. She last saw the jewelry on Jan. 1, and since that time she has had contractors in for repairs and house-cleaning staff in her home.
Theft From Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Jan. 23.
900 block of Garden Court 30328, Jan. 23.
4700 block of Roswell Road 30342, Jan. 24.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342, Jan. 25.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Jan. 26.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, Jan. 26.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350, Jan. 27.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327, Feb. 1.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 2.
8900 block of Roswell Road 30350, Feb. 2.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 3.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350, Feb. 3.
A man reported that someone, using his name, filed 2009 taxes in the early part of 2010.
A man on Helmsley Drive reported someone opened an account in his name. He was notified by a collection agency wanting to collect $3,800.
A woman on Winding River Drive said someone opened an account at a credit union in California in her name.
A woman reported that upon checking her credit report, she found that someone opened an account in her name in 2004 with Scana Energy. The address for the account was on Hyacinth Drive in Atlanta. The balance was just under $500.
A man in the 7100 block of Roswell Road reported that someone deposited a fraudulent check of $700 into his bank account and then withdrew $600 from it. When the fraudulent check was found, the suspect had already withdrawn the funds.
A woman reported that two years ago she lost her wallet at 5600 Roswell Road. She recently found there were six fraudulent accounts on her credit history. Another woman reported that she thinks she lost her wallet at a check-cashing store on Dunwoody Place and Roswell Road. Her debit card was later used for $400.
Lost wallet? Report it if it contained any personal info. Your name, date of birth, driver’s license number and any other personal information can be use to flag your credit in case someone tries to do the same thing that happened to these women.
A resident on Brighten Court said someone used her name and Social Security number to file 2009 taxes in her name.
A woman on Colquitt Road reported that someone used her name and personal information to open a Comcast account. She suspects a former roommate.
A woman reported that she received an e-mail from Bank of America saying that there was a problem with her account and she needed to provide her bank information to recover and fix the account. She provided the information and then (later) thought it might be fake so she went to the bank and found that someone in Romania attempted to withdraw funds but the transaction was denied.
Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On Feb. 3, a woman reported that she told her husband that she was leaving him. He slapped her in the face, and then fled in his car.
Winding River Drive 30350 – A man got into an argument with his baby’s mama on Feb. 3 and threw her against a wall, causing her to injure her elbow. She said he also threw some cookies against the wall then fled the apartment.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 4, cops responded to a person-shot call and found a man who had been hit in the head. The man, who was intoxicated, said another man hit him with a gun and then shot at him while both were on Northwood Drive. The man was treated and transported to the hospital. The case is under investigation.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 22, employees of a grocery store recognized a man whom they knew as a frequent shoplifter. They followed, and observed him stealing food. They confronted him at the door and recovered the stolen food. He was arrested and taken to Doraville Jail.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – Department store employees detained a girl for stealing several sports bras on Jan. 22. She was charged and released to her mother.
Wedgewood Way 30350 – On Jan. 22, a woman notified the cops after her ex-boyfriend called and told her he was going to show up. He did so around 6:30 p.m. and knocked on the door for five minutes. She didn’t answer, but called the police. He went to his car and started blowing the horn. An officer arrived and spoke to the man. He’d been drinking and that, coupled with his behavior at the scene, got him a night in jail.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – Officers arrested a man who stole a bag full of aspirin from a grocery store on Jan. 24. The man ran from the store, across Roswell Road, to a fast-food place. A police officer spotted the man, and then he ran across Hammond Drive before the cops caught him. He was arrested. They recovered just over $250 worth of pills.
A woman was arrested after security officers at a hospital called in reference to a woman who stole $27 from the purse of an elderly woman. The victim had asked the suspect to watch her purse while she assisted her husband. The suspect stole the money from the victim but was detained. While detained and talking to the police, the woman tried to swallow several pills from her pill bottle, but officers restrained her before she could swallow them.
Employees of a restaurant reported that a man pulled a knife on one of the employees after being refused a cigarette. The man fled but was later picked up nearby. He was arrested.
800 block of Lake Placid Drive 30342 – On Jan. 26, officers received a call of a man sitting in his car smoking marijuana. They pulled up to the car and when they did so, the man drove away to a parking spot in front of an apartment building. The report said the man got out of the car and tried to run into the building, but his pants were at his ankles, which inhibited his flight. A small amount of pot was found on the man. On the man’s cell phone were photos of the man smoking pot and purchasing about a half-pound of it.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – The employees at a grocery store stopped a man for taking some allergy pills and razor blades, then leaving without paying for them on Feb. 1. He was arrested.
900 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – Cops were called to a business on Jan. 22 about an employee who pulled out a weapon. Apparently, the employee got a bad review and thought that he was going to be fired so he pulled a gun from his desk and showed it to the other employees and told them “I’m not kidding.” The incident wasn’t reported at the time and the employee left. Later, it was reported to police and the man was contacted and terminated, not for his performance as he thought, but rather for pulling the gun.
8000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – A fast-food employee reported that on Jan. 25 a man came through the drive-thru window and paid for his food with a debit card that was no good. The man then gave the employee $10. The employee mistakenly gave the man back $3 too much in change so he asked for the $3. The man got mad and sped off. The man later called the restaurant and threatened to kill the employee when he got off his shift. The suspect was driving a gray Jeep Wrangler with a black top. He is a male in his 40s.
On Jan. 26, the manager of a gas station on Roswell Road said a woman paid for gas up front and then returned to the office a minute or two later to report that she wanted her money back because she couldn’t get any gas from the pump. The manager checked and found that $6 worth had been dispensed, so he told her this fact. She got mad and drove away with the nozzle still in the car. The manager got into his car and found her car at a nearby intersection. The woman sped off and the nozzle fell to the ground. He got the tag number and the nozzle, and returned to the station and called the cops.