The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 5 someone broke into a storage business and stole several items from individual units.
300 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350 – On Feb. 6, a man said that his apartment was broken into. He suspects his ex-girlfriend.
6800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – The victim said she returned home on Feb. 7 to find the back door unlocked and open. She is missing two video-game systems, two cameras, a watch and other items.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – A man said that between Feb. 5 and Feb. 8 someone stole jewelry from his home.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 8, a man said that someone broke into his storage unit and took several items.
Hightower Trail 30350 – Someone entered an office (no forced entry) on Feb. 9 and took $100 in petty cash and three bottles of Tylenol.
200 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – On Feb. 5, the victim said she was shopping and placed her purse in the cart, then put her coat over the purse. She stepped away from the cart for a few moments. When she checked out, the wallet was gone from the purse. The victim’s credit card had been attempted at a nearby gas station.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – A woman said that her purse was stolen from a hotel room on Feb. 6.
5400 block of Meridian Mark Drive 30342 – A woman said that while she was in the waiting room of her doctor’s office on Feb. 7, her purse was stolen.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Feb. 7, a woman reported the theft of a wallet from a purse while at a hotel. The victim lost credit cards, personal ID and $400.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – An employee of discount store said a man came in on Feb. 7 and asked for two cartons of cigarettes. As she held the cartons and was ringing up the order, the man grabbed the cigarettes and fled. He is described as male, 25-30-years-old, 5-6” and 180 pounds.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Feb. 9, a woman received a manicure and pedicure and then left without paying.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – A man said on Feb. 9 that someone went into his locker while he was working out at a gym. The stolen items included credit cards. There was no lock on the locker.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 10, an employee of a drug store said a man came in and wanted to look at a DVD player that was behind the counter. The employee let the man see it. The employee was distracted by another customer and the man ran out the door and to a nearby apartment complex with the DVD player.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 11, a woman said that while shopping at a grocery store, someone lifted her wallet from her purse.
Amster Green Drive A woman said that her ex-boyfriend stole her computer. She had asked him to drop it off at a repair shop. When the relationship ended and he moved out, she wanted to know where the laptop was. He responded that she never gave it to him. She called around and found that he pawned it in Roswell. He later retrieved it from the pawn shop and offered to sell it back to her for $500.
Theft From Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
1000 block of Crestline Parkway 30342, Feb. 5.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy 30328, Feb. 6.
7200 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 6.
7200 block of Roswell Road 30350, Feb. 7.
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Feb. 8.
5200 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 10.
8500 block of Roswell Road (x2) 30350, Feb. 10.
1100 block of Hammond Drive (x3) 30328, Feb. 10.
1100 block of Perimeter Center West 30328, Feb. 10.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 11.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350, Feb. 11.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 6.
A man said that the IRS informed him someone used his information and SSN to file taxes in his name.
Basswood Circle 30328 – On Feb. 11, a woman received a call from a man who said he was in Madrid, Spain. The man said he was her grandson and was in jail in connection with a drug arrest. She asked which one and then named them. He said he was Bryan when she mentioned his name. He told her that he needed bail money. Another person got on the phone saying he was with the U.S. Consulate in Spain. Another man on the phone said he was a lawyer for the grandson. The grandmother sent $3,400 plus a $155 Western Union fee. Later, she sent another $1,500 plus $92 in fees. She called her daughter and found out that her grandson was in Texas.
These “cold-call” scams are based on a quick emotional response, like in this case, a family member in jail. Just remember that it’s easy to verify, so don’t act before you think it through.
A man said that he was playing basketball at a gym on Mount Vernon Highway when another player accused him of “illegal picks,” and then elbowed and hit the victim in the face. The man then fled.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place — Two guys got into a fight at a restaurant. The participants, both employees, were not charged. One of the men was later fired.
200 block of Northridge Road 30350 – Shortly after 1 a.m. on Feb. 11, two cars backed out of their respective restaurant parking spaces and into one another. Both parties got out. One man punched the other. Witnesses called the police. The suspect then got back into his car and recklessly backed out. The victim tried to stop him but was struck with the open driver’s side door as the other man left. The victim was not seriously injured.
Here’s a head’s up. A car weighs more than a man. Even compact cars weigh over 3000 pounds. Grab the tag—that’s what we say. We can find them, but having to clean up what’s left of you after getting run over means more paperwork for us, so don’t risk your life.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 8, officers arrested a man at the Driver’s Services Office after he refused to leave. He did not have the needed paperwork to get his license. He got mad and refused to let the other customers up to the counter. He was taken to jail.
5000 block of Roswell Road — A woman was arrested at a discount store after she paid for some items, but didn’t pay for items valued over $100 that she had stashed in her child’s diaper bag. Her husband was called to pick up her 2-year-old daughter who was with the woman. The suspect was taken to jail.
A man was arrested at a club on Northwood Drive after he got into a fight in the bathroom. The complainant said the man grabbed his face while he was urinating.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30328 –The cops were called to an apartment on Feb. 6 and spoke with a man who said he and his partner had gotten into a fight because the complainant was angry that his partner was using witchcraft on him. Later they settled down and no one went to jail.
Be Careful What You Wish For
Police were called to an apartment on Hampton Drive in response to a panic alarm. When they responded, they spoke with a woman who said a man came over, paid for sex, and then began to act disorderly, causing her to hit the panic button. The man said he answered an online ad and came to the address but the services she provided were not satisfactory and he wanted his money back, which prompted the argument and alarm call. The woman was arrested for prostitution and the man was arrested for solicitation of prostitution.
Roswell Road and Hope Road 30350 – Following a traffic stop on Feb. 8, an officer smelled marijuana coming from the car. The driver was asked if he had marijuana or any other illegal drugs in the car. The man admitted he had pot in the console. He was arrested.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Witnesses said a man got out of a Honda and urinated on the pillar in front of a business in the Abernathy Square Shopping Center on Feb. 8. The man then got back into the car and passed out. He was arrested.
Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On Feb. 11 a man was arrested for hosting a party and having underage party-goers present with alcohol.
5800 block of Roswell Road — A man and woman were arrested at a jewelry store on Feb. 11 after they tried to buy a piece of jewelry for $740 using a bad check. The jewelry store employees knew about the couple because they were contacted by another Sandy Springs jewelry store and were given a lookout, including a car lookout, on the couple who had tried something similar at their store. At least two other jewelry stores said they same couple attempted an identical theft at their location. The male suspect said he was responsible for the attempted fraud and the woman was not a party to the crime. The Dodge Durango the couple drove was found to have been on a test drive from the Don Jackson Auto Dealership in Union City. That vehicle was claimed by a dealer employee.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 11, security for a discount store said that they saw three men on video who appeared to be going through cars parked in the parking lot and parking deck around 8:30 p.m. One man was located by officers. He told them he was waiting for his cousin to pick him up and go to one of the bars in the Prado but when asked, didn’t know the names of any bars. The man matched the description — including wearing a light-colored ball cap with a blue bill — given by the security officers. The security officers later identified the sus