The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
1500 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On Feb. 21, a witness said he saw a man robbed by a another man just before 9 p.m. The witness, an off-duty Atlanta police officer, saw the two men together. He then saw one man punch the other, who fell unconscious. The suspect took something from the man’s pockets and ran off. The Sandy Springs responding officer spoke to the victim who said he was innocently robbed and then changed his story, saying he had come to the location to buy drugs. He was treated and then taken to the hospital.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 26, a man said that he was robbed by several persons when he showed up for what he thought was a discussion about buying a dog. He said he had a friend who was staying with him. He knew only that his friend’s first name was Kevin. Kevin told him that he knew someone selling a pit bull. He arranged a meeting and when the victim and his two friends arrived, they were robbed by several people who later fled and got into a black SUV driven by a male with dreadlocks and a female with red hair. Suspect 1: male, short, skinny, wearing a white baseball cap with NY on it. Suspect 2: male, short, wearing a green hoodie. Suspect 3: male, short, fat, short dreadlocks (shoulder length). Suspect 4: male, black shirt.
200 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – A man said that he was in his apartment on March 1 when someone knocked on the door. A man asked for someone whom the victim didn’t know. The man then pulled a gun and hit him on the head. A second man came in and they threatened the victim. They told him that they wanted the money he had. They searched the apartment and then left, taking only the victim’s cell phone. Suspect 1: male, tall, braids, light brown hat, and a light and dark brown jacket.
Suspect 2: male, shorter than suspect one, dark black leather type jacket. They drive a blue Nissan with a Virginia tag.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – A man said that he, along with two friends, went to visit someone in the apartment complex on March 1. His two friends stopped outside the stairwell to smoke a cigarette. The victim went into the enclosed stairwell alone. He saw three unknown people, one of whom he heard called “Doyle.” While walking up the stairs, “Doyle” turned around and pulled a gun on the victim. He demanded money and then hit the victim on the head. The other two helped in the robbery by going through the man’s pockets. They got the man’s wallet and $50. Suspect 1: “Doyle,” wore a “MISFITS” T-shirt. The other suspects’ descriptions were vague.
800 block of Spring Creek Drive 30350 – On March 2, a cabbie called and said he was robbed by a man who had gotten in his cab at Summit Springs Drive at around 3:30 a.m. The cabbie drove him to Spring Creek Drive. The suspect pulled a gun and robbed the cabbie of about $400 and his phone. The man fled on foot.
900 block of River Run Drive 30350 – On Feb. 18, the victim said that when she returned home from out of town, her front door had been kicked in. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report.
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – Someone threw a large rock through a window of an office and took a television on Feb. 19.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On Feb. 20, a man said that someone broke into his apartment and stole a trombone valued at $1,600.
4500 block of The Valley (7100 Roswell Road) 30328 – On Feb. 22, the resident came home and found that his door had been kicked in but he didn’t see anything missing. He went to the resident manager’s office to report it. When he came back, his PS3 video-game system had been taken.
400 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – A woman said she was moving into an apartment on Feb. 20. She took many of her belongings but since the gas had not been turned on yet, she didn’t stay the night. The next day she found that someone entered, without force, and several of her items were now gone. She promptly moved out and into a different apartment community.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Feb. 21, someone forced the victim’s apartment door open but left without taking anything.
500 block of Barrington Hills Drive 30350 – The victim said that sometime during the day on Feb. 21 someone forced a door open and took jewelry and a laptop.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb.2 7, a man called police just after 2 a.m. when he and his wife heard a loud noise next door to their apartment. They saw a light on and then two men exiting the apartment. Suspect 1: male, wearing a “security” shirt. Suspect 2: male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Responding officers found the hooded sweatshirt and then a suspect matching it. The second suspect was located in a nearby subdivision. With both suspects detained, the cops went to the apartment and found it ransacked. ID and detectives were called and the two men were charged with burglary and sent to jail.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Feb.2 7, someone scaled the outside area to a second floor balcony of the victim’s apartment. The screen was cut and a window unlocked (entry point). The resident is missing video gaming accessories valued at just under $800.
6200 block of Mountain Brook Way 30328 – On March 2, a resident said someone stole her safe containing numerous valuables. She suspected her ex-husband. She drove to his house and confronted him. She said he had pushed the safe into his garage and it had been forcibly entered. Her valuables were gone. The ex-husband claimed that she asked him to look after it while she went out of town. She denied that.
7200 block of Carlisle Court 30328 – Someone forced entry into the victim’s home through a back door on March 3. Several items, including a TV and laptop, were taken.
5400 block of Meridian Mark Way 30342 – On Feb. 18, someone stole a television from a room at an assisted living center.
5 Concourse Parkway 30328 – A man said that overnight on Feb. 16, someone took his laptop from his unlocked office.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy 30328 – On Feb. 20, a man said that while he was working out at a gym, someone stole his gym bag and contents from his locker. (It doesn’t say if he left it unlocked or not.) Another man, at the same gym and at about the same time, said his motorcycle boots were stolen from under a bench in the men’s locker room.
200 block of Sandy Springs Circle 30328 – A business owner said on Feb. 20 someone stole a park bench from in front of her store.
6300 block of Roswell Road — A man said that someone took his wallet from his trousers that were in a locker at a gym in the. The locker was unlocked.
6800 block of Roswell Road On Feb. 22, a woman said the woman she hired to clean her home took a ring and pawned it. The ring was later recovered at a pawn shop in the 7200 block of Roswell Road.
500 block of Valley Hall Drive 30328 – A resident said that someone took mail from her mailbox on Feb. 26.
2300 block of Summer Lake Drive 30350 – On Feb. 26, a woman said she felt sorry for her ex-boyfriend due to his drinking problem so she let him stay at her apartment. He stole $2000 from an unlocked file cabinet.
6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 26, a store employee said a man came in and when he (employee) wasn’t looking, the man stole a camcorder and fled the store. Suspect: male, 35-40 years old, skinny, about 5-8”, patchy beard, wearing a dark jacket and dark baseball cap. The camera belonged to a customer and had wedding video on it, and was in the store to be downloaded.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 27, the victim said he left his phone on his office desk and later that night it was missing.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – An employee of a smoke shop reported a theft on Feb. 27. She was helping six persons, whom she later realized were part of the theft crew, with some water pipes at one corner of the counter. While that was going on, a man ducked down behind the counter, out of view of the victim, then reached up and opened the unlocked register, taking cash.
800 block of Mt. Paran Road 30342 – On Feb. 28, a woman said she works in the school library. She left the counter for a few moments and when she returned, someone had stolen the library’s iPad that sits on the counter for checkout by students.
Theft From Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
300 block of Morgan’s Farm Court 30350, Feb. 19.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 19.
700 block of Cimarron Pkwy 30350, Feb. 19.
5000 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 20.
700 block of Morgan’s Landing 30350, Feb. 20.
400 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350, Feb. 21.
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350, Feb. 22.
1000 block of Mt. Paran Road 30342, Feb. 23.
1100 block of Perimeter Center West 30328, Feb. 23.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 24.
300 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Feb. 26.
4 Cedar Run 30350, Feb. 26.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327, Feb. 28.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 28.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 28.
4600 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, March 2.
6700 block of Wright Road 30328, March 2.
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342, March 2.
1200 block of Lake Hearn Drive 30342, March 2.
1400 block of The Valley 30328, March 2.
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 22, a man said he applied for a delivery job online. The company hired him. The person hiring said he would send a check for $3600 to him in the mail. The unknown employer mailed the check. The victim was told to keep $400 and mail the balance to someone in Texas. Two days later the unknown employer mailed a second check. When the victim took the check to the bank, they informed him the checks were fraudulent. By that time however, the victim had already deposited the first check and sent the balance of the funds to the address in Texas.
On Feb. 22, a woman received notification that she had won $125,000 in a contest. The letter went on to explain that she would need to send $2900 to cover the taxes. She sent the money via Western Union. Here is the information on the sweepstakes:
PROMOTIONS MANAGER, PRIZE AND AWARD PRESENTATION
FOODLAND GREEN SECURITY INC.
151 BISHOP’S GATE ROAD, LONDON, U.K. EC2M-4AA
CLAIM NUMBER: SH-0173-WB
CLAIM AGENT: JOHN WEST
Two domestic and one international phone numbers were also attached.
Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On Feb. 18, a man hit his wife after she asked him to change the baby’s diaper. The man then fled the home after hitting her. She had evidence of bruising on her arms and neck. The suspect also damaged the apartment and tore the victim’s jacket.
A man said that on Feb. 23, just before 8 p.m., he was standing near an apartment complex mailbox area, located in the 500 block of Roswell Road. Another man drove up and according to the victim, stared at him. The victim then walked toward the car and stared back. The driver of the car said, “What’s up, fool?” and then shot the man in the hand with a gun later identified as a .22 caliber. The man was treated at a hospital. He said he’s had a previous run-in with the suspect.
Hammond Drive at Peachtree Dunwoody Road – On Feb. 18, officers arrested a man after he stole 43 deodorant sticks, valued at more than $192, from a grocery store.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Officers arrested a man on Feb. 18 after store security detained him for stealing a Polo shirt. The suspect stuffed the shirt down his pants and then exited the store.
5200 block of Santa Fe Parkway 30350 – On Feb. 19, two men were arrested at an apartment after the resident came home at 3 a.m. and found one on the floor of her bedroom sleeping and another on the living room couch. Both men said they were friends of her son’s and found the door unlocked so they made themselves at home. Both were arrested for criminal trespass.
Windridge Drive off Roswell Road – On Feb. 19, two would-be burglars were arrested near after a witness saw two men who appeared to be trying to force an apartment neighbor’s door open. When officers arrived at the location, both men ran, but in the direction of other officers on the other side of the apartment building. One was caught and although the second was able to get away, he was identified by the first. Back at the apartment, officers found evidence of an attempted entry in the form of a broken window and footprints on the door.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – A man was arrested on Feb. 19 after a bank employee called the cops when he presented a check for $850 to be cashed. She thought the check looked suspicious so she called the company listed on the check and gave them the man’s name that was on the driver’s license he presented. They had never heard of him and had not issued the check. He was still at the counter when the cops arrived.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 19, just before 3 p.m., officers responded to a call of a car blocking the gas pumps at a store on Roswell Road. On arrival, the officer found two men in the car who appeared passed out. The car doors were open. Inside, the officer found a syringe and a glass pipe. One of the men had a milk shake in his hands that had turned over on his lap. Prescription pill bottles were in view in the console. After several tries, the driver was awakened but was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Both men said they had been in prison and were now in rehab for heroin addiction. After a search of the two men, two small bags of heroin were found.
1100 block of Hammond Drive – A man was arrested after officers got a call of a detained shoplifter. The man had a bunch of razor blades that he had stuffed down his pants and in his socks. The stolen items were valued at over $56.
5600 block of Roswell Road – Just after 7 a.m., a patrol officer observed a car pass a school bus while the bus was loading students at the bus stop. The man said he didn’t have to stop because Roswell Road was a divided highway. The man said he didn’t have his license on him, then said he had a Louisiana one, then changed that to military driver’s license. In fact, he had no license. He was placed in the police car. The officer then found the wallet the driver had obviously tossed to the other side of the car. An expired Louisiana driver’s license was in the wallet. It showed that the man had a DUI suspension.
Northwood Drive – On Feb. 22, a man had some scaffolding stolen from him. A witness described the man who took it. The victim found the man and demanded the scaffolding back. The man said he would give it back in exchange for $80. The victim called the police instead.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 26, officers were called to an apartment just after 3 a.m. to investigate a disturbance. They learned that a security guard for the apartment complex knocked on the victim’s door. When she opened it, he pushed the door open, hitting the woman in the head. The man began screaming at the woman because she parked in his space. The man then grabbed the victim’s juvenile daughter and began yelling at her. Witnesses called the police. Shortly after they arrived, the security guard was arrested.
5700 block of Roswell Road – Two men were arrested at a gas station after officers responded to loitering complaints. The two said they were hanging around the station looking for work. Both were checked on the GCIC computer and were found to have outstanding warrants. They were arrested.
200 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – Officers were called to the location on Feb. 27 for a dispute complaint. They spoke with a woman who was intoxicated and admitted that she was on the way to her husband’s house to throw a brick through the window. A GCIC check showed she was wanted on a DUI warrant in Cobb County. She was arrested and turned over to Cobb Police.
8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – Around 1 a.m. on Feb. 28, officers were called to an apartment and met with a woman who said another woman was singing too loud, causing her to not to be able to sleep. She said the woman was not on the lease and she wanted her booted out. The officer explained that she would have to go through an eviction process. During that time, the woman, who was wearing headphones, began to sing again, loudly and badly. The officer asked her to stop because she was disrupting what they were discussing. She refused. He asked several times and she refused to stop. She was arrested.
7600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 1, officers responded to a complaint from a man who said another male pulled a gun on him. A second officer, who responded to the call, saw a car containing someone who matched the suspect’s description. He stopped the car and spoke to the occupants. One of the men, the one who matched the description, gave the officer a false name. After discussion and checking names on the GCIC computer, the man’s real name was found. He had two active warrants on him. He was arrested. No weapon was found.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 2, a man walks into a bar….he runs up about a $10 tab on drinks then gets loud and belligerent. They tell him to pay the tab and leave. Enter the bouncer. He curses at the bouncer. Enter the cops. He tells the cops, “This is a joke! Go ahead and lock me up.”
He decides to pay the tab. They put him a taxi and send him off. Officer leaves. Officer re-enters after the taxi driver says the same man won’t pay the fare. The man refuses to pay the $15 because he says the meter is broken. The officer tells him that not paying would be theft of services. The man says, “Go ahead and take me to jail.” He went.
On Feb. 22, two women were arrested on Brentwood Way after the following sequence of events:
A woman, called #1, comes to the door of the apartment and knocks. Another woman, called #2, opens the door. #1 pushes # 2 inside the apartment. #2 grabs her pepper spray and sprays # 1 with it. #1 grabs the pepper spray from # 2. #1 then pepper sprays # 2 with #2’s pepper spray. #1 and #2 begin to struggle over the pepper spray, now actively being sprayed all over. #1 and #2 manage to fill the apartment with pepper spray. The cops arrive, and call EMS to treat the two women who by now can’t see a thing. #1 told the cops she came over to get her belongings. #2 at first said she didn’t know #1 but later said #1 had rented a room from her sister. Both were cited but not taken to jail because they reeked of cayenne pepper spray.
5500 block of Roswell Road – A woman said that her ex-boyfriend has been sending vulgar and threatening text messages and making phone calls to her since August 2010. She said he has showed up at her residence and is now even angrier since finding out that she is in a relationship.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On March 1, cops were called to a disturbance. A woman said she was sitting at the bar minding her own business when a woman came over, sat down next to her and began berating her with cruel language and for no reason. The victim said the woman, at one point, touched her shoulder with her finger. The suspect said they got into an argument but she didn’t touch her. Witnesses said they saw the argument but no touching.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – A dentist reported that a patient came in on March 3 and had dental work done. His portion of the bill was $130. When told at the reception area, the man started yelling at the receptionist, demanding a lower bill. The dentist finally had to come out and order the man to leave.
A woman called the police after the following event: She was on Roswell Road, intending to turn into the Sandy Springs Plaza. A car cut in front of her causing her to almost wreck. She blew the horn at the guy and then turned into the parking lot. The other driver, of course, flipped her off. She stopped next to his car and asked him why he cut her off. The man started cursing at the woman. During this time the passenger of the man’s car got out and walked over to a parked car and retrieved a gun. The passenger then began walking towards the woman, holding the gun to his side. The woman then backed her car up, retreating from the armed man. A witness confirmed the woman’s story. When the cops arrived, all parties were still on the scene. The two men were later arrested for reckless conduct and disorderly conduct and taken to jail.