The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.

Robbery

600 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – On July 29, a woman said that just after 9 p.m. she exited a MARTA bus on Northridge and Colquitt Roads and was walking through Northridge Center when she was approached by a man who pulled a gun and took her purse and then ran off. The suspect discarded the purse a short distance away. She reported that $900 in cash was taken.

 

Burglary

 

8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – The victim said someone kicked in his apartment door sometime on July 30. A laptop, valued at $3,000, was taken.

 

7400 block of Stonington Drive 30328 – On July 30, the victim left the condo for a while and upon return found that someone threw a rock through the rear patio door. The victim is missing a laptop.

 

10th block of Cedar Run 30350 – On July 31 the victim said that while he was asleep, someone apparently came into his apartment that he never locks and took his wallet from his pants.

 

4000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – The victim said that returned home on July 31 and found his front door unlocked. He reported that his laptop, PS3 video game system, and three pairs of shoes were missing.

 

1800 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – On July 31 someone broke into the maintenance shed for an apartment complex. Missing are two AC units and pumps.

 

1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – A woman said that just after 2:30 p.m. on July 31 she took the trash out to the dumpster of her apartment complex. She saw two men whom she met recently and knows them by the names Devon and Chris. She told the officer that she has paid them previously to help her with laundry, so they are familiar with the location of her apartment. She said that Chris began talking to her as she took her trash out and a few minutes later she saw Devon running from the area of her apartment. She thinks that Chris distracted her while Devon burglarized her apartment. She is missing her cellphone, purse with personal ID and papers, as well as $6.

 

4900 block of The Valley 30328 – The victim said she returned home on August 1 and found that her front door had been forced open. Several things including a desktop computer, mixing board, printer, $200 cash and other items were taken.

 

300 block of Garden Court 30328 – On August 1, a man said that while he was in the shower, he heard a loud noise. Believing it was a friend of his, he called out, but no one answered. He later found that someone forced the door open but fled before anything was taken.

7900 block Roswell Road 30350 – On August 2, an employee of the Dunwoody Pointe Apartments reported someone broke into the maintenance shed overnight. A pressure washer and 30 pounds of HVAC freon were taken.

 

1500 block of Harbor Pointe Pkwy 30350 – On August 4, the victim said he came home to his apartment and found that it had been entered after someone forced the front door open. He is missing three TVs, a computer, a PS3 video game system and other items.

 

6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Someone broke into the maintenance shed on August 4.

 

200 block of Peachtree Hollow Court 30328 – On August 4 the victim said while she was on vacation, someone apparently entered through a screened window. The burglar went through a number of drawers, but the victim said she did not find anything missing.

 

8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On August 4, the victim said the staff at her apartment complex called to say that her front door was open. She later found that someone had taken a 42-inch TV, two 32-inch TVs, a .357 pistol and a Wii game system. It appears the burglar came in the rear sliding door and exited the front door.

 

5500 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – While out of town, someone entered the victim’s apartment through a window. It was reported on August 5 that several items were taken.

 

Theft

 

A man contacted the police and said he was a recovery agent for a company called “The Rug Doctor” and he was reporting a steam-cleaning system stolen by way of it not being returned. A woman rented it from a grocery store and never returned it.

 

Willow Creek Drive 30328 – On July 29 a woman said that her former roommate moved out and took jewelry, CDs, blankets, school supplies, perfume, hand tools, food, dishes and a wooden table.

 

A man reported his 2005 Range Rover stolen. He said he left it unlocked and a spare key was inside the vehicle.

 

6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 30 the manager of a donut shop reported that a bag containing cash from the registers had been stolen from the office area of the store sometime between 1:30 p.m. on July 29 and 5:30 p.m. on July 30.

 

8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On July 30 a man lent his car to another man who never returned it.

 

8000 block of Nesbit Ferry Road 30350 – On July 31 a resident reported that someone stole a sculpture of a frog with a reading book in its hand. The sculpture was valued at $4,000.

 

400 Northridge Road 30350 – On August 1 several hundred feet of copper wiring was taken from area light poles.

300 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On August 2 it was reported someone stole AC parts from the rear of the building. This apparently occurred on July 24.

 

6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On August 2, a man said that a roommate moved out and took his laptop. He only knows the man by the initials “K.B.”

 

Riveredge Parkway 30328 – A woman reported on August 2 that she lent her car to a friend and he hasn’t been seen since. She said the man was an ex-boyfriend, not serious one, who was a recovering alcoholic and may have relapsed.

 

A woman reported that her son left his iPhone on the counter of a gas station in the 5600 block of Roswell Road while he went to the cooler to get something. Someone took the phone.

 

5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On August 4 a woman said she was moving items here from out of town. She contracted a moving company who then stored her property in a storage facility. She said later that several items were missing.

 

A woman said while she attended a movie at the Lefont Theater, someone took her wallet with $100 and personal cards.

 

A woman on Chesapeake Point said she hired a man from a carpet care company and gave him $900 to install new carpet in the upstairs area of her home. He cashed the check, but never did the work. She called the work number which turned out to be disconnected. She finally got a call back from him after she contacted his friend. He said he was sending samples out, but never called her back or showed up.

 

2200 block of Harbor Pointe Pkwy 30350 – On August 4, a man said he let his friend stay at his apartment overnight. The friend left the next day while the victim was at work. The friend took a bunch of the victim’s video games and wireless controllers.

 

Fraud

 

200 block of Gold Creek Court  — A woman said a young man came to her door and said he grew up in her neighborhood, and he was home for the summer from Georgia Tech. He was helping his father raise funds for youth sports teams. She said he sounded convincing, so she wrote him a check for $165. She   later read a consumer warning that the company she had written her check to was using very nice young people to raise money for sports teams, books for kids and a number of other things, but no one can find what the money is really used for.

If you’re approached by anyone representing a company called Marquis Fulfillment Agency L.L.C. or M.F.A., call the police. Several states have issued warnings about the organization.

 

Roswell Road  — A restaurant  employee called police and reported that someone passed a $100 bill that was counterfeit. The bill was really a $5 that was altered, although the crooks left Abraham Lincoln on it.

 

Island Ferry Road 30350 — A man said on August 2 that someone used his personal identity information to open two credit card accounts. He found out after he checked his credit report.

 

8100 block of Jett Ferry Road 30350 – On August 2 a man said someone accessed his credit card information after he found a January charge of $361 to Pay Pal-Bill Me Later. Another charge of $2,700 was also on the card.

 

1200 block of North Harbor Court 30328 – On August 2 an 84-year-old man said that he received a phone call from a Sergeant Nash of the Oakside Ontario Police Department in Canada. The caller said that his grandson had been arrested and was being held. Hearing “grandson” the victim told the caller his grandson’s name. The caller confirmed the name the victim uttered on the phone. The caller said his grandson was in Ontario for a funeral when he was arrested. The caller said the bond was $5,700 and he could wire the money via Western Union in care of “Agnes Sheridan” in Mexico City, Mexico! Furthermore, if the victim wired the money immediately, no other family members would have to know. The caller instructed the victim to go to a grocery store in the area and wire the money which he did. Afterward, he called his grandson and found that he was in Peachtree City safe and sound.

This is about the third incident that I can remember over the past three or four months. The first one was supposedly from Spain. Each time however, they say “grandson” and the victim then utters the name of the grandson. In the three that I recall, only one victim began to ask questions of the caller and then when he realized the caller was a fraud, he cussed him out. The caller’s response: “I make more in a month than you will in your lifetime” and hung up. As you can see, the profit was $5,700. Always, always, always question anyone making such a call.

 

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

 

6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 29.

6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327, July 30.

5900 block of Roswell Road (multiple thefts) 30342, July 30.

8600 block of Roswell Road 30350, July 30.

8000 block of Roswell Road 30350, July 31.

6200 block of Mt. Vernon Oaks Drive 30328, July 31.

600 block of Patrick Place 30328, August 1.

5300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, August 2.

7800 block of Roswell Road 30350, August 2.

Colquitt and Northridge Roads 30350, August 2.

7300 block of Roswell Road 30350, August 5.

700 block of Hammond Drive 30328, August 5.

700 block of Tanglewood Trail 30328, August 5.

7300 block of Hunters Branch Drive 30328, August 5.

7200 block of Twin Branch Drive 30328, August 5.

700 block of Wood Duck Court 30328, August 5.

 

 

 

Assault

 

About 4:15 a.m., officers responded to a report that shots were fired in the 5300 block of Roswell Road. The officers found several people fighting and later found a gun on the ground. A witness /complainant said he heard three gunshots, so he went outside and saw another man walking between two cars and then into the bushes. The complainant asked the other man why he was in the bushes. The man in the bushes got mad, came out, and began to insult the complainant. The two got into an argument. The man, who was in the bushes, pulled a gun and pointed it at the complainant and then pulled the trigger three times. The gun didn’t fire.

A subsequent investigation showed that the gun was previously dropped by another person who fired it three times, then threw the gun to the ground. The man in the bushes picked the gun up and put it in his waistband just before arguing with the complainant. When he pulled the gun, he fired it three times, but it didn’t shoot because the cylinder somehow had rotated to a spent bullet instead of the next live bullet.

After the police arrived, they secured the man who was in the bushes. The gun was recovered and officers found that it had two live rounds in it and three that were already shot. The man in the bushes had apparently pulled the trigger three times on three spent rounds. Once more, and it would have discharged.

The man was charged with aggravated assault.

 

Strange Brew

 

A woman reported that a man in her apartment complex was looking at her and later she found a note on her doorstep that read “Jerry” (with a phone number), and a message that told her not to be afraid and to call him so they could talk. The officer called the man, who said he wouldn’t be leaving any more notes.

 

A woman said that she received emails from someone who said the name on the email was a fake name and the account was now closed out, thus claiming anonymity. The email said there were people who were going to ruin her wedding day by sending Photoshop-edited photos of the victim having sex with someone, and that someone was going to sabotage her wedding day and the BBQ that followed by bringing and planting drugs, then calling the cops. The victim thinks the author is an ex-girlfriend of her fiancé’s friend or something like that.

 

1000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On August 2 a man said he was driving through an apartment complex when he was almost hit head-on by another car. The victim said he honked his horn. A passenger in the other car then pointed a pistol at the victim.

 

On Wednesday evening, 911 dispatched a call that a plane had crashed near Barfield Road near the Mormon Church. A witness said he saw the white plane go down near the rear of the church. We responded, as well as fire department vehicles, all looking for a plane crash site. I was sitting alongside the church waiting to hear if anyone had spotted the plane.

A man pulled up in his car and asked if we were looking for a plane crash. I said, “Why, yes.” He said he believed he was the reason for the call. Turns out he had a radio-controlled airplane about 4 feet long that he had been flying. He showed me the plane which matched the description perfectly. The witness probably saw it only long enough to see what it was but was not able to determine the size.

 

 

Arrests

 

Vice officers arrested a woman in response to a solicitation for prostitution on the Internet. She was arrested after she showed up for her appointment with a person she thought was her customer. Officers also arrested the man who drove her to the appointment. He was charged with possessing marijuana, pimping and not having a driver’s license. The arrested woman said he drives her to two or three appointments each day and takes 25 percent of her money.

 

6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On July 30, a woman was observed by the loss prevention staff concealing a knife within her clothing. She later paid for some other items. When she walked outside, she was confronted and held for police. They found that she had taken a Bluetooth headset, a toothbrush and a hard drive, all valued at $246. She was arrested.

 

200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On July 31, a man hired a cabbie who took him to a hotel on Peachtree Dunwoody Road and then to Northwood Drive. The man told the driver he was going inside to get his money but then came back and said he couldn’t get into his apartment. Turns out the man never intended to pay the cabbie. He was arrested for theft of services and taken to jail.

 

7800 block of Roswell Road — A man was arrested after he was unruly at a bar and then threatened the patrons by saying he would shoot them with an AK-47. When the officers arrived he briefly tried to run from them, but as we all know, drunken guys can’t run very far. He was arrested.

 

200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On August 3 employees of a grocery store detained a man after observing him take four electric toothbrushes, valued at $299, and conceal them in his pants. The man admitted to the theft. The four toothbrushes were recovered. 

 

700 Hampton Drive 30350 – On August 5 officers received a burglary-in-progress call in the 6900 block of Roswell Road. The suspect ran but was caught. In the subsequent search of the suspect’s car, one of the officers found a box that came from the above address. The officer drove to that area and found that the burglar had entered this building as well. He was promptly charged with this crime, too.