The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On July 4, a woman said that around 6 a.m. she was in her apartment when a man walked in and threatened her. She said the man took her purse and then left. For some reason, the victim called this in at Roswell and Ison roads. She did not want to return to the apartment with the officer. It did not appear that she was afraid to go, but rather just didn’t want to.
1200 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On July 4, the victim left home at 2 p.m. and returned home just before midnight. She found her front door open and then found that someone had taken her television, computer, stereo and other items. It appeared that someone pried the door open.
100 block of Spalding Trail 30350 – On July 5, a woman said that just before 12 p.m., she was in the bedroom, talking on the phone. She heard the door open and saw a man peek in. He then closed the door and fled through the back door of the apartment. It appeared that he got in by removing a screen and pushing an unlocked window open.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – A man said on July 7 that someone forced entry to his apartment and took his laptop and watch.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 4, an employee of Whole Foods said that a man placed food items in a bag and then left the store without paying. He estimated the value of the theft at $50 to $100. The man got into a red Toyota and then drove across the street to the BP and filled his car with gas. The employee got the tag number and then reported it. The case is being investigated.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 4, the employee of the Starship Enterprises store reported that a man with a tattoo on his arm came in and picked up a box of Naughty Whip-Cream Chargers, $20 value, and then left the store without paying. If you don’t know, whip-cream chargers are the little nitrous oxide N2O capsules.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – A man said on July 5 that his wallet had been stolen from his room at the Hilton Suites. He said that between 11:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. he was not in the room. The wallet was in a pair of pants. Contained in the wallet were two Visa Cards, a MasterCard, Discover card, a gas card, debit card and $2,900. The debit card was later used in Atlanta for just under $69.
200 block of Seville Chase 30328 – Someone accessed the pool area of a subdivision and broke into the drink machine, taking about $50 in dollar bills on July 5.
7400 block of Roswell Road — A woman reported that she was at a laundromat and, at some point, someone stole her wallet.
100 block of Long Island Way 30342 – Two a/c units were taken from a construction site on July 6.
2200 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350 – A man said on July 6 that someone stole his maroon Chevy Blazer. Another car, a GMC Yukon, was also stolen in that area.
700 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On July 6, a woman said she placed a work order to fix her a/c unit in her apartment. Later, after the work was done, she said that $220, which was left in a ceramic pot, was missing.
A lawn service owner reported that someone stole two items from his work truck while it was parked on Tara Trail. The items are a commercial leaf blower, valued at $400, and a weed eater, valued at $300. He said that a white pickup truck with a trailer was seen in the area at the time of the theft.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On July 6, a man agreed with a woman, via craigslist.com, to purchase a $200 iPad from a woman in Pittsburgh. He sent the money to her and she never showed up to several agreed-upon locations.
DO NOT send money to someone you do not know to purchase an item. Use Pay Pal or otherwise make arrangements to swap goods for funds. If you send money, you’re just hoping that the other party isn’t the kind of person who’s made thousands from ripping off people. Another common scam is once the person purchases an electronic item such as an iPhone or iPad, it’s a fake. Make sure that what you are buying works. The best advice for buying electronics is doing it at a reputable store with a return policy.
200 block of East Belle Isle 30342 – On July 8, a man said that on July 2 he was in Atlanta, drinking and getting intoxicated. He lost his ID and debit card. On 7/8 he noticed that $3,000 had been charged to his bank account.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
5800 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 4.
200 block of Tara Trail 30342, July 4.
300 block of Fountain Oaks Lane 30328, July 5.
2900 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350, July 5.
5000 block of Nesbit Ferry Lane 30350, July 5.
6100 Roswell Road 30328, July 5.
700 block of Jefferson Drive 30328, July 5.
1000 block of Jefferson Drive 30328, July 5.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On July 4, a woman said that she got into an argument with a 16-year-old woman who punched her in the lip and then grabbed a kitchen knife. She threatened the victim before another person stepped in and took the knife. The 16-year-old fled in her car.
Ga. 400 and Pitts Road 30350 – On July 4, following an argument at the Chevron Station on Northridge Road, two cars left the location and later stopped alongside the road. According to the victim, the suspect’s car backed up and struck him. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He felt well enough to contact the media about this. The case is being investigated.
4600 block of Roswell Road — Cops answering a call met a woman who said that she and a man were at his apartment. She said that she is just a friend of the man but during this visit, he was drinking heavily and got mad when another man called her. She said his behavior scared her and she walked outside and got into her car to leave. She said the man ran out of the apartment and threw a chair at her windshield, shattering it. The cops talked to the man who said the woman ran over his feet. The officer noticed that the man’s feet didn’t appear to have been recently run over. The man said the woman tried to run him over so he stuck the chair out in front of him to deflect the car. (This has not been known to work.) The man was charged with criminal trespass.
A woman reported that a man called her more than 50 times but she did not take his calls. She finally did answer the phone and the man threatened to kill her. He then sent a text and photo of him with his face painted black and his hair in dreadlocks. She told the officers that she had been dating this man but it had not been working out.
A woman reported that her boyfriend became angry and started throwing things around the apartment. At one point, he punched a window, shattering the glass and injuring his hand. He then demanded his keys and began damaging other items in the apartment. Officers and EMS arrived and transported the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital to treat the lacerated arm. The man was wanted in Sandy Springs on a warrant. He was treated and then taken to jail.
A man reported that his brother, a convicted felon, who has a suspended driver’s license, has been using his name. He did so when he was pulled over by the police. Of course the man never went to court so one day the victim was pulled over by SSPD because the information on his tag said he was wanted. He explained to the officer that his brother had assumed his identity and showed the officer the text messages that his brother left on his phone admitting to using his name to get out of trouble. The officer photographed the text messages and allowed the victim to leave. The officer has taken additional warrants for the brother.
Woodstock Police called SSPD in regards to a man wanted on a terroristic threats warrant. The officers were on the way to the man’s apartment on Glenlake Parkway when they passed a car on Glenridge Drive and Abernathy. The officer noted that the driver looked like the man on the wanted poster so he stopped the car. It was in fact, the man in question. He was arrested and turned over to Woodstock PD.
Glenlake Parkway 30328 – On July 5, cops responded to a business and spoke with a man who said he had terminated a woman and in turn, she clobbered him. The victim had scratches on his face and ear. According to the victim and a witness, the suspect came around counter and assaulted the man. Officers found the victim at her apartment on Colquitt Road and arrested her.
Boylston Drive 30328 – On July 6, just before 8 a.m., two men were arrested for fighting on Boylston Road at the entrance to the Hilderbrand Court Shopping Center. The two men said they were fighting to see who would pay for breakfast.