The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
900 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On April 16, a 31-year-old man said that just before 2 a.m. he was assaulted and robbed by three men as he walked on Pitts Road near his apartment. The man said he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and left the apartment. Three men approached and surrounded the man. One of the suspects hit him in the head, knocking him down.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 27, a drug store was robbed just before midnight. A tall, slender male, wearing a red hat, gray sweatshirt, and black pants, came into the store and approached the counter with some Q-Tips. He pulled a gun and took a small amount of cash.
1700 block of Harbor Pointe 30350 – On April 16, the victim said someone kicked his door in and entered the apartment. Nothing was reported missing.
2600 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – The resident said on April 16 someone burglarized his apartment, taking two computers.
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – The victim said on April 18 someone came in through a kitchen window and took her computer.
200 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy 30328 – Between April 11 and April 18 someone broke into three storage buildings located on the property of the Arlington Cemetery.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 18, a man said he let his friend stay at his apartment. The victim went to work and suspects the man stole several items from him before leaving.
Spalding Lake HOA 30350 – On April 18, someone entered the HOA clubhouse and stole a television. It appears the person entered through the gate and then forced a rear window open.
600 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – Someone kicked in the victim’s apartment door on April 18 and took a flat-screen TV, computer, two video-game systems and clothing. The man suspects a woman who had stayed with him over the past few days, but whom he had just kicked out.
5000 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – The victim said between April 17 and April18, someone entered the home by forcing a back door. Several items were taken.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On April 19, someone smashed the front glass door to a drug store and stole numerous cartons of cigarettes and at least 30 boxes of nicotine gum.
1500 block of Summit Place 30350 – Someone stole several items, including a washing machine and dryer, from a vacant apartment on April 19.
2000 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On April 20, the victim said someone broke into his apartment and took his PS3 game system and his laptop. It appears the burglar tried to pry, but then kicked in, the door.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 20, a resident said that while she was sleeping, someone broke into her apartment and took her purse and its contents. She said she heard a noise, but thought she was dreaming.
8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On April 23, the victim said he was gone from the apartment for 15 minutes but forgot to lock the door. When he returned, someone had taken two laptops from his living room.
8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On April 23, the victim said someone entered through an unlocked patio door and stole several items.
4100 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On April 25, the victim’s front door was kicked in and a laptop and two cameras were taken.
1200 block of Lake Hearn Drive 30342 – On April 26, an employee of Altama Footwear reported someone stole four computer laptops. No forced entry was found.
5700 block of Long Island Drive 30328 – Someone threw a rock through a glass window of the First Montessori School of Atlanta on April 28. Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report. The burglar did manage to cut him or herself, so on behalf of the department, thanks for the DNA.
200 block of Franklin Road 30342 – The victim said that someone entered his apartment and took his laptop, PS3 game system and games on April 28.
6000 block of Glenridge Drive 30328 – On April 28, someone apparently attempted to force a window, but it set off the alarm and the victim confirmed nothing was taken.
Treelodge Parkway 30350 – The victim said his 2004 Yamaha motorcycle was stolen on April 16.
1200 block of Hightower Trail 30350 – A man said a necklace and jacket were stolen from his apartment on April 16.
An 18-year-old man in the 8600 block of Roberts Drive said that he got into an argument with his mother. During the argument, she swiped his passport, got in her car, and then drove off.
1600 block of Dunwoody Club Drive 30350 – A man reported that his 2000 BMW was stolen on April 18.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 19, a man said that he took a money order, to pay his natural gas bill, to a commercial mail store and gave it to an employee to mail. The company later called and said they never received it. The victim went to the store to inquire about the possible theft and found that the employee, who took the money order, had quit the business.
TIP: Use a mailbox. Don’t hand off money to someone you don’t know—employee or not. Put a stamp on it and put it in a secure mailbox.
Wing Mill Road 30350 – A woman said on April 19 that her wallet was stolen from her purse inside her house. She thinks a pine straw employee took it because the wind apparently blew the door open and the suspect saw the purse. Charges on her card were later found from Morrow, Ga., and a nearby gas station. TIP: You should, even when home, stash your wallets and purses in a safe area way back in the bedroom or other area away from any door or window. The favorite kitchen counter location is not always the best place to leave your purse.
6000 block of Powers Ferry Road A security guard the said to police that around 5:30 p.m. he observed a woman, in her 40s, about 5-4”, wearing a black outfit, stop her car and pull some flowers from the landscaped area of the office building. She then fled in her gray Jaguar.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – Someone stole an AC unit from a building on April 18.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On April 21, a woman said she allowed her ex-boyfriend into her apartment to use the phone. She said he took her phone and then ran off and refuses to give it back.
7600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – Someone stole an apartment complex golf cart on April 19.
Carroll Manor Drive — A woman said she contacted a man in Florida to do her taxes. She said he gathered some information on her but not everything needed to do the taxes. She said that over the next month, she was unable to contact him. She later heard from a friend that the man in Florida was in jail. She finally made contact with him and he told her he referred her information to another man in Florida who did her taxes. She found that man who told her that he did indeed do her taxes but he gave the money to the first man. The IRS confirmed they sent a refund of over $4,700 to an account number but the report doesn’t confirm whose account number that was. It was not the victim’s.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 23, the employee at a GNC store said someone apparently got into the store register and took $201 cash from it.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – A woman reported that while working at Rumi’s Kitchen on April 23, her purse was stolen from a hostess table. Video later showed that a man, wearing a white cap, reached under the table and took the purse before walking out of the restaurant. The victim’s credit card was later used at a Red Box video machine in the 6000 block of Roswell Road.
400 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On April 23 the victim said someone stole a 2004 Acura RSX from a parking deck.
5000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 23, a woman said that while at the Cocktail Cove Bar, her purse was stolen from the back of a chair at the bar.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A man reported on April 24 that his 2004 gray Ford Focus was stolen from the apartment complex.
5800 block of Mitchell Road 30328 – On April 24, a woman said her mail had been stolen, opened, and then strewn about the ground. A witness said she saw a man at the mailbox opening mail around 3:30 a.m.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A woman reported on April 24 that she sat at a table in the Caribou Coffee Store around 5 p.m. She placed her briefcase on the floor alongside her chair. She moved to another table but forgot to take the briefcase. During that time someone took it.
8000 block of Roswell Road — On April 25, two AC units were reported stolen from behind a physician’s office building.
5000 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 25, a woman said she was in her place of business when a man came in with what looked like a bug sprayer. The man said he was spraying for bugs. The woman said she turned her attention away from the man and he then left. She then realized that her wallet was missing from her purse that was lying on a couch in the area the man was standing.
On April 26 a man came into the SSPD and reported the theft of his pants. The man reported that three pairs of pants were in the Lee’s Cleaners, 6000 block of Roswell Road, where he left them to be altered on April 13. When he arrived to pick them up, Lee’s Cleaners was out of business. The store was closed with no forwarding information or other information about the clothing items that were in the business when it shut down.
Sheridan Point Lane — A man on reported that someone accessed his AMX card and made two airline purchases in two different names.
Someone forged fake checks on the account of Shorter College. The master crooks used some of the money to buy booze from a liquor store in Stone Mountain.
A woman reported she received an unsolicited email telling her that there was $4.5 million in unclaimed $100 bills at America’s airports and she could claim some of the money if she provided certain personal information. She didn’t and then reported it. The sender was Mr. Jones. If you get an unsolicited email from “Warren Jones,” don’t answer it.
A woman reported she gave her tax information to a guy whose name she knows only as “Dante” who then gave it to another person. She later called Dante who told her that she was being audited and she would have to wait. She called the IRS who told her she was NOT being audited and a refund check of over $7,000 was issued to her, but mailed to a “Green Dot” card and mailed to an address on Windridge Drive in north Sandy Springs. The Green Dot card people were contacted and told her that over $6,300 had already been used on the card. She froze the remaining $1,300. TIP: This victim is 22-years-old and obviously learned a valuable lesson here. Get a tax person. Find an accountant who does taxes and knows the tax laws and what changes are made year-to-year. Knowing someone by their first name only isn’t a good introduction towards trusting someone who’ll have access to a sizeable refund.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350, April 18.
8300 block of Dunwoody Place 30350, April 19.
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328, April 19.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350, April 20.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350, April 24.
1700 block of Greyfield Lane 30350, April 25.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342, April 26.
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, April 27.
300 block of Winding River Drive 30350, April 27.
8300 block of Roswell Road — Cops were called around 2:30 a.m. on April 16 regarding a fight. A guy that goes by the name of “Wolfie” got mad at his girlfriend and then everyone else in the immediate area and during the mêlée, the female victim was punched in the mouth. Wolfie fled before the police arrived. The victim handed the cops a wallet that Wolfie had on him. The wallet belonged to another man who later said he met Wolfie and gave him a ride to the Georgia Tech MARTA Station. After Wolfie got out of the car, the man noticed his wallet missing. The wallet was logged into the property room and the assault victim said she would prosecute Wolfie.
200 block of Jefferson Circle — Cops met a woman just before 4 a.m. on April 16. She said her boyfriend grabbed her arm violently, leaving bruises and scratches. She said her boyfriend assaulted her after she confronted him about another woman. She tried to call the police, but he smashed her cell phone. She was able to use another phone to call 911. The suspect was gone on the officer’s arrival.
500 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350 – On April 16, a woman called the police and reported that she was assaulted by her juvenile daughter following an argument. She told the officers her daughter hit her in the face and head, and then grabbed her by the hair and dragged her down the hallway before she left the apartment.
I-285 East at Northside Drive 30327 – On April 16, a patrol officer was flagged down and told that two men were fighting on the side of the road. The officer found the two men who were fighting over a road-rage incident. Both men were charged with “affray.” (Affray is the fancy word for fighting when the primary aggressor cannot be determined at the time).
Sandalwood Drive — Officers were called after a woman reported a domestic argument. The woman said her boyfriend was forcibly breaking into her apartment. The officer, upon arrival, saw evidence of forced entry and entered the apartment where he found the woman in the bathroom. The boyfriend had entered the bathroom and wouldn’t let the woman leave. The officer confronted the boyfriend who then charged at the officer, screaming “Shoot me!” The man struggled with the officer for several seconds before the second officer arrived. The suspect was subdued and arrested.
Summerbrook Drive — On April 16, a woman called the police from her home. She said she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend and told him to pack his stuff and leave. He got mad and pulled a gun on her. The man left before officers arrived.
A woman contacted the police and said her ex-husband has been sending e-mails filled with profanity directed at her.
7800 block of Holcomb Bridge Road 30350 – On April 23, a juvenile entered a pawn shop and grabbed a PS3 video game system and attempted to run out of the store. The front door to the shop is electronically locked so the offender, when he got to the door, couldn’t leave. The employee put the kid in time out until the cops arrived and he was then turned over to his aunt. No charges were filed by the pawn shop owner.
A man called to report that he was dating a woman who, he found out, was still married. He found out when her husband called him. He apologized to the man and stopped seeing the woman but he continues to receive calls.
A 60-year-old man on Roberts Drive reported on April 27 that he is receiving death threats from another man via e-mail.
Sandalwood Drive — A woman was arrested on Sandalwood Drive after officers arrived on a domestic violence call. The officers detained the aggressor, but the female party began to turn on the officers, yelling and cursing at them. She was arrested too.
100 block of Mt. Paran Road 30342 – A man said on April 16 that he and his girlfriend were out drinking and upon returning home, got into an argument. He said the woman attacked him, ripping his shirt and biting him several times. The man had a bite mark near his armpit. The woman said she didn’t remember biting him. She was arrested.
300 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On April 18, an officer spotted a man sitting in his car around 2 a.m. He checked it out and reported smelling marijuana. While following up on this, the officer checked the man and found some cocaine on him. The man said the weed was his but not the coke. He was holding it for a friend who kept losing it.
Cops were called to a fight at Cocktail Cove at closing time (2 a.m.) Two friends of one of the men in custody didn’t think he needed to go to jail so they interfered with the officers as they escorted the man to the patrol car. The men yelled, “F— the MF police” in an attempt to incite the small crowd of people who had gathered. The two men were immediately arrested. Another person was arrested for slapping a woman in the face and in the presence of an off-duty Fulton police officer working at the bar.
5300 block of Roswell Road An officer watched as two men met and exchanged something between them on April 18. The officer later arrested one of the men for marijuana possession.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – Responding to a shoplifting call, an officer spotted a man walking from a discount store on April 18. The man fit the description of the suspect on the call and was detained. The man had two DVD players on him, neither one paid for, in his backpack. He was arrested for the theft of the two items valued at $180.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – Cops were called to a grocery store on April 19 where they found a man who was lying on the bathroom floor, in a locked stall and next to the toilet. He was drunk and holding a four-pack of wine that he had stolen in the store. He was checked by EMS personnel and after being cleared, was arrested for stealing the wine.
A man called the cops to report a burglary. The cops checked the man’s ID and found he was wanted in Gwinnett County on a felony larceny warrant. He was arrested.
On April 20, a woman was arrested at a gas station on Dunwoody Place after a passing motorist stopped and alerted an officer, who was fueling his car at the pump, that the woman was in a red Jeep Liberty, driving recklessly. The officer observed the woman, who had also stopped at the QT and was walking across the parking lot. He noted the woman’s manner of walking gave him the impression she was impaired. He walked to the woman and spoke with her, noting later that her lips looked extremely chapped; almost burned, which is a common look for those who smoke crack. He asked her where she was coming from and she replied, “Cumming.”
He asked her where she was going and she replied, “Cumming.” He administered the woman an Alco-Sensor FST (breath test) which showed negative. This furthered his opinion that she was high on something else and certainly not in shape to drive. He arrested her, handcuffed her, and escorted her to his car. This did not sit well with the woman, indicated by her attempts to pull away from him. She refused to put her feet in the police car so the officer, assisted by another, had to force her into the car. (He noted her attempts to kick him in the groin area.) Her driver’s license was suspended for substance violations. The officer later found that she had hit two traffic barrels with her car before stopping at the QT.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On April 21, officers arrested a man at a grocery store after he was detained for stealing Zantac and another item by concealing them in his jacket and then walking out of the store.
On April 23 around 4 p.m., an officer saw a man digging a hole alongside I-285 near Roswell Road. The man told the officer that he was planting fruits and vegetables. Upon checking, the officer found that the man was wanted on a warrant in East Point for FTA. The man also had just under 17 grams of pot in the car so he was charged with that also. Nothing was buried in the hole.
Officers received a call to the Tilted Kilt restaurant on April 24 around 5:30 p.m. They were told that a man had been put out of the bar for bothering other people by asking them to pay for his drinks. Apparently he had been tossed out of the restaurant two nights before for doing the same thing. Said tossed man stood at the door and screamed obscenities at the staff and anyone else in the area. He was arrested.
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 25, a woman called the police and said she was moving items from her apartment to a truck since she was going to move to another apartment complex. She said she noticed a man sitting on his balcony watching her “intently.” She left for about 30 minutes and upon her return, she found that someone had smashed a window and took a garbage bag full of towels that were part of what was being moved. The man was now gone. She went to that apartment and looked into the window and saw her towels. She knocked on the door but the man would not answer. She said she could see him moving the towels into his kitchen. The officer went to the apartment and spoke to a man who let them inside his apartment. They later identified the towels as the victim’s. The man was arrested for the theft of the towels, possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
200 block of Winding River Drive –Two men were arrested on April 25 at the scene of a recent large fire. The two were inside the confined area and were in the process of stealing an AC unit from the burned out unit. The AC unit holds copper, which is a popular item to steal. One of the men is on probation in Texas for burglary.
Cliftwood Drive — Two men were arrested April 28 after they stole copper from a building. An officer said he spotted two men running from the location before the call was dispatched. He said they were running, then saw him and did a double-take, and then started walking briskly. Once the call was dispatched, the officer and another unit confronted the men, who matched the description given on the radio. One complied and got down on the ground but the other ran. He was caught a few minutes later. Both were also wanted on previous Sandy Springs warrants. They were arrested on the warrants and theft charges.
A woman called a local department store and said she wanted the $19 in change due to her for her purchase of a television in 2010. The woman threatened the employee by saying she was going to shoot the cashier. The officers investigated the complaint and traced the number to an apartment on Carpenter Drive. The woman at that number said her friend made the call but she didn’t live there. She told the officers the woman lived in DeKalb County. The woman on Carpenter Drive is an elderly female who had an old television in her apartment and did not sound like the person on the phone. The officers decided she was not the caller. She said she would call the cops when the other woman came over again. She believed the woman was intoxicated when she called.
A man said he, his friend, and his friend’s girlfriend went to a strip club and had some drinks. Around 2:30 a.m. the victim got into an argument with the other guy’s girlfriend so she and the other guy left and went to a nearby Waffle House. The victim later left the club and walked to the Waffle House where he and the other guy’s girlfriend again got into an argument. As he walked out, the other guy’s girlfriend hit him in the back of the head. She then walked across the parking lot and got into her car. The victim, in a not-so-smart move, followed and began yelling at her. She started up the car and backed up short distance. The victim, still yelling, stood in front of the car with an empty beer bottle in his hand. She put the car in drive and then hit the victim with the car. The victim then threw the beer bottle at the car, striking and cracking the windshield. The car then sped off. The victim said his feet were hurt but didn’t want medical attention. All parties were drunk. The story was confirmed by a third party, not drunk.