The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with the Sandy Springs Police Department over the listed period, dated through September 9.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
700 block of Hammond Dr 30328 – On August 20, a woman said she was with a friend, drinking in her apartment. He became mad following an argument and punched her in the mouth. He took her cellphone and access card after she said she was calling 911. The man left the area. Robbery (by force) warrants were taken out for the man.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On August 20, a man robbed an employee of the Subway store around 9:30 p.m. The man came in and ordered a sandwich. He then pulled a small gun from his back pocket and robbed the clerk of a small amount of money.
8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On August 27, a man said that around 11:30 p.m. he was approached in the driveway of his apartment complex by a man whom he knows by the name of “Strong.” The suspect is a friend of the man’s ex-girlfriend. Strong told the victim if he saw him around the complex again, he would kill him. Strong then demanded to know what was in the victim’s pockets. The victim said he feared that Strong had a gun hidden under his shirt that he had draped over his shoulder. He gave Strong his cellphone. Strong then walked across the street to another apartment complex where he is believed to live. The victim’s ex-girlfriend said the victim is “stupid” and has been stalking her. The victim apparently said he was robbed several days earlier on Ga. 400 as he was trying to get to the MARTA station. He didn’t report it because he didn’t want to miss the train. He said Strong deals pot at the Citgo Station on Dunwoody Place.
1800 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – On August 20, an employee reported that she saw a man in an apartment maintenance shop at about 6 a.m. The man turned the light off and waited in the dark. The victim left and called the police. The officers found that the maintenance shed had been forced open and some items were missing.
100 block of Spalding Trail 30350 – On August 21, the victim said he was out of town and upon his return, found that his door was unlocked. He later found that several items, including his golf clubs and jewelry, were gone.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On August 22, the victim said someone broke into her apartment by prying the front door. Several pieces of costume jewelry are missing.
7500 block of Winters Chapel Road 30350 – On August 22, the victim said someone smashed the front glass door and took jewelry and a TV.
Stewart Drive 30342 – The victim said on August 22 that when he and his wife returned from out of town, they found the back door open. They later found that someone entered through a bathroom window and two TVs and some jewelry were missing.
6800 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On August 22, the resident said her condo was broken into while she was at work. She reported jewelry missing.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On August 24, a man said while he was sleeping in his hotel room, he was awakened by a noise and found a man going through his luggage. The victim yelled and the man ran out the sliding door and fled to the parking lot. The suspect left a pair of black gloves which were recovered and turned in to CSI.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – A resident reported on August 25 that she had several pieces of jewelry missing from her apartment. No forced entry was found.
4200 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On August 26, the victims said when they returned to their apartment, they found two men exiting the apartment carrying items from it. The men chased the suspects and fought with them briefly before the suspects got into a silver Dodge Neon and fled. The suspects dropped their cellphone during the scuffle. All of the stolen property was dropped and later processed for fingerprints.
50 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On August 27, the victim said he heard a noise coming from the bedroom adjacent to his. He checked the door and it was locked. He went around to the outside but did not see anyone. It looks like when he went outside and around, the burglar went into his bedroom. When the victim went back into the apartment, the burglar retreated back to the original bedroom and exited through the window. Jewelry was reported missing.
200 block of Summerset Lane 30350 – On August 27, following a party, the resident said she went outside to say goodbye to her guests. In doing so, she left the door unlocked and later reported that someone re-entered the apartment and took her TV.
100 block of Mt. Paran Road 30342 – The owner of the house said she noticed a window had been broken on August 27. (A rock was found inside.) Missing is an iPod.
7100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On August 26, someone kicked in the front door to the victim’s apartment. She is missing jewelry and other items. A witness said they saw a man leaving that general area with a large TV in his hands.
4900 block of Rebel Trail 30342 – On Sept. 1, the victim said she had not been home in a while, having spent time at her daughter’s house. She found that when she returned, someone had forced a back glass door open and ransacked parts of the home. Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report.
5100 block of Spring Creek Drive 30350 – On Sept. 2, the victim said she left the apartment for about an hour and half and on return found the front door unlocked. Her 42-inch flat screen TV was gone.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 7, an employee of Smoke 911 on Roswell Road reported that a man forced his way through a locked sliding door. The man took an 18-inch King Volcano smoking pipe with 15 arms.
300 block of Londonberry Road 30342 – On Sept. 8, a resident returned home and found a carport door unlocked. She found that someone had gone inside the home and rifled through the dresser drawers. She is missing jewelry, a laptop, camera and possibly more.
600 block of Lorell Terrace 30328 – The victim returned from work on Sept. 8 and found his carport door open and a broken window that a rock had been thrown through. The rock was found inside. Several items including a 50-inch TV, 47-inch TV, PS3 video game system, three Blu-ray players, some jewelry, and a Mac book pro laptop were taken.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 8 officers responded to an alarm at a business. They found that someone threw a rock through the glass front door. The burglar didn’t have enough time to get money from the register or safe but took several hair clippers that were on the display rack.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On August 20, employees reported a man took an MP3 player after cutting it from the package.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On August 20, a woman reported she put her wallet in an unlocked drawer in an “employee only” area in the gym. Someone stole it.
200 block of Glenridge Point 30328 – On August 22, a woman said that someone stole her wallet from a desk drawer. Later, her credit card was used for $450 at Macy’s, $60 at a gas station, and $300 was charged to her card at a Lowe’s.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On August 26, a man said that he drove to McDonald’s. When he got out of his car, he accidentally dropped a $747 money order that had been in his lap onto the parking lot. He went inside and then left, and later realized it was missing.
1100 block of Glenridge Place 30342 – On August 27, someone took a “Big Green Egg” grill from a back yard.
7300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On August 29, the victim said she was shopping in the store and someone stole her purse from the shopping cart when she wasn’t looking. Her personal items including credit cards and car keys, as well as her phone, were taken. The phone was located via satellite at a nearby apartment complex.
A man said that while working outside on Hollis Cobb Drive, he put his cellphone down. Someone stole it.
On August 29, a woman reported that she was at a grocery store around noon. She went to check out and found that someone lifted her wallet from her purse that was in the shopping cart. She did not see anyone who could have been a suspect. She is missing personal ID, credit cards and $40.
1100 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – On Sept.2, a man said that he met a man named Mike at a grocery store and invited him over. He said that between 6 and 8 p.m., Mike stole his surround-sound system.
7100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Sept. 6, a man said that his apartment roommate moved out and took some of his belongings with him. Missing are the victim’s laptop, two pairs of sneakers, and a yellow and black NY Yankees hat. (Boo.)
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On Sept. 6, a store employee said a man came in and put on an Adidas jacket and left the store. The employee confronted the man outside the store. The man argued with him and then fled, still wearing the jacket.
4700 block of Riverview Drive 30342 – On Sept. 6, a woman said that she believes someone has stolen her outgoing mail from her mailbox because the items mailed never reached their destination. She said that in the past she had a checkbook stolen and someone attempted to cash one of the checks.
I know the mailbox is convenient, but I would suggest that you use a U.S. Post Office mailbox when mailing bills.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Sept. 6, a resident said that someone forced a door to her apartment open and took her rent money, two empty picture frames and several DVDs.
200 block of Franklin Road – A man reported that on Sept. 7, someone stole his motorcycle.
First block of Concourse Parkway – On Sept.7, a man reported that between 2 and 2:56 p.m., someone stole his Jeep Cherokee from a parking garage.
5400 block of Glenridge Drive – A woman said on Sept. 8 that she suspects an apartment maintenance man of stealing her son’s $2,000 toy car collection. The maintenance man had been arrested several months earlier on unrelated charges.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Sept. 8, an employee of a gym reported that a former member, who had previously been caught stealing dumbbells, had apparently also stolen weights from the gym as well. Unfortunately for the dumbbell, it’s all on camera. The man is seen using another member’s card (he was kicked after they found the dumbbells had been stolen) and is seen loading and leaving with them.
200 block of Franklin Road 30342 – On Sept. 8, a man reported a stolen motorcycle.
A woman said she has been receiving phone calls from a man who identified himself as David Brooks, who worked for U.S. Customs. He told her that he was going to arrest her for illegally purchasing medications on the Internet. He told her that she needed to pay him $2,500 within one hour or he will have the local sheriff arrest her. She said that was not possible so he told her that it needed to be there by 4 p.m.
7500 block of Roswell Road – A woman reported she left her wallet on the counter of a grocery store. When she remembered, she returned but the wallet was gone. She later discovered that someone had gone to Walgreen’s across the street and used her debit card for $250.
A man said he responded to an ad on craigslist.com about a 1991 Chevrolet Blazer that was for sale. He arranged to meet the seller at 7 Concourse Parkway where he paid the man $1,000 for the car. The victim later purchased a tag for the car but never received the title. He called the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department about the title and was told that the car had been reported stolen in June in Spartanburg, S.C.
On Sept. 8, a man reported the following: He and his wife own a business and have done so for 10 years. He gets his mail at the PAK Mail store. He noticed that several letters were addressed to his business but to a different person. He contacted that person and was told by that person that he purchased the business, through a broker, in 2010. He said he had the documents to prove it. The victim went to the Secretary of State’s Office and found that the man indeed had been placed under the registry of the business since December 2010. The victim said he has not had any financial problems or loss in the business nor any credit issues.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328, August 20
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, August 20
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342, August 21
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, August 22
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342, August 23
500 block of Lorell Terrace 30342, August 24
400 block of Marchman Drive 30342, August 24
200 block of Trimble Chase 30342, August 24
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, August 25
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 August 26
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, August 26
300 block of Winding River Drive 30350, September 2
6100 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342, September 2
Osner Drive 30342, September 3
Angus Trail 30342, September 4
500 block of Carriage Drive 30328, September 4
500 block of Telford Place 30328, September 4
400 block of Carriage Drive 30328, September 6
1600 block of Greyfield Lane 30350, September 6
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350, September 6
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328, September 6
5300 block of London Drive 30342, September 7
5800 block of Riverside Drive 30328, September 7
900 block of Hollyfax Circle 30328, September 8
Summit Springs Drive 30350 – On August 20 a woman said that the man she was dating for about a year beat her. She had cuts and bruises on her and neighbors reported that they heard glass breaking. The suspect grabbed and then choked the victim after finding out she had been to a nightclub. The suspect claims she came to his apartment, drunk, and started an argument. The suspect threw a gym weight through the windshield of the victim’s car. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence.
7700 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On August 22, a woman and man reported that around 2 a.m. they were walking in the parking lot of the Derby Sports Bar when a man came up and punched the woman in the face, knocking her down. She had bruises and scrapes when the cops arrived. She and the man said the guy who punched her was at the bar earlier and apparently had a conversation with the victim. He later said the woman “disrespected” him so he punched her.
500 block of Willow Heights 30328 – On August 27, officers were called to an apartment at about 7:45 a.m. They spoke with the 17-year-old daughter of the victim and suspect, who are married. The man said his wife became jealous of a text message on his phone and told him to get out. According to him, she grabbed a knife and came at him while he was sitting on his couch. He said she tried to cut him and during the scuffle, he suffered a cut on his left hand. The report indicates the cut is not consistent with a sharp knife, but rather a fingernail scrape and cut. His wife said he came home drunk about 4 a.m. and she only took the knife as protection. She was later arrested.
8700 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – Responding to a “suspicious person selling stolen goods” call on August 20, officers spoke to a man near the rear gate of an apartment complex. The man said he was with another man earlier, trying to sell a cellphone. The cops told him he was suspected in several thefts from cars. The man admitted to breaking into cars to get food money. The suspect, a juvenile, was in possession of narcotics and was arrested for possessing drugs.
100 block of North River Drive 30350 – Responding to a “suspicious person” call on August 21, officers detained a man who was connected with a previous theft and who was believed to be breaking into cars and selling stolen items. The cops found a Blackberry phone in the grass near the man. The phone was traced to a student at Alpharetta High School. The student said the phone had apparently been stolen from his book bag.
A woman reported that on August 21, she was at a sports bar around 1:30 a.m. She went to the ladies’ room and while inside the bathroom she was punched in the face by another woman. She walked outside to report the assault when the same woman pushed her down. Cops found the woman sitting at another table. She was drunk. She was arrested.
5900 block of Roswell Road – Cops responded to a call just before 3 a.m. on August 1. A woman was throwing a fit after her friend called a taxi for her. She was intoxicated and mad because he wouldn’t give her the car keys. She got mad and beat on the taxi and even jumped up on it. The cops arrived and asked her if she would get in the taxi and call it a night. She said she would rather go to jail. She got her wish.
8700 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On August 22, an officer, patrolling a convenience store parking lot, ran a tag on a New York plate and found that it was stolen. Ten minutes later, the driver got into the car and backed out. She was pulled over. She said she borrowed the car from a friend in New York. He was contacted and said the car was indeed stolen from him. She was arrested for stealing the car.
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328 – On August 22, a woman placed a Coach purse inside her purse while in the Goodwill Store. She was detained and later arrested.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On August 24, a man was arrested at the Atlanta Check Cashing store after he presented a fraudulent check for cashing.
1500 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350 – Responding to a fight call on August 24, the officer walked up to the apartment in question and found the door open. Inside he saw the victim being beaten by his girlfriend. He had noticeable bruises, cuts, and swelling around his face. The officer arrested the woman who told him “He attacked me first, but I fight better than he does, so I got the best of him.”
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On August 26, an officer reported that he was at the IHOP when he heard loud yelling coming from the other side of the restaurant. He walked over to find out what was going on. He saw a man trying to tell the yelling woman that a cop was walking over to the table. The woman replied “I don’t give a f— about the police!” The officer said he tried to calm the woman down but she repeated the same thing over and over. She was arrested.
Cliftwood Drive – On August 28, a man said he went to his chiropractor. He had been going there for several weeks for chiropractor care and massages. The victim reported that the chiropractor, who was giving him a massage, made inappropriate physical contact with him. (This is the nice version of his description.) The victim said he was surprised and sat up and said “What are you doing?” He said he asked if the chiropractor was gay and the chiropractor said he was not but thought the [victim] was. The victim went to his car and the chiropractor followed and apologized for the incident. An investigation was conducted and the chiropractor was later arrested for sexual battery.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Sept. 1, following a burglary, a patrol officer spotted a car with two men putting what looked like a TV in the trunk of a car. He checked the tag and found that it belonged to a man who was suspected in several area burglaries. The officer checked the car and the two men who were moving the TV. A short time later, one suspect was arrested for the burglary and the stolen TV was recovered.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept.2, a patrol officer ran a tag on a car on Roswell Road that was passing the unit and the return said the tag was stolen. The officer stopped the car and spoke to the driver who said she was the owner of the car, a minivan. She told the officer that her ex-boyfriend placed the tag on the car the previous night. She was charged with theft by receiving (tag) and arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Sept. 2, an employee of a discount store said she saw a man take an item without paying for it. The man stole an iPad and placed it inside another bag. He was arrested.
8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Sept. 2, officers responded to a call that a man was armed. They talked to the victim, who said while he was driving in an apartment lot, a man and woman stepped in front of the vehicle. The man started yelling at the driver. The driver got out of the car and the man started walking over to him yelling “What the f— is your problem?!” The man then told the woman with him, “Give me the gun.” The two people left. The officers located the man in his apartment and the man walked out and began yelling at the cops. He was arrested.
200 block of Mount Vernon Highway – Cops answered a call just after midnight on a disorderly person. The officer found a woman trying to tear the side-view mirror off of a vehicle. The woman was yelling at a man in front of several other people. When the officer approached, she began yelling at him too. He locked her up.
8100 block of Colquitt Road – On Sept. 4, officers were called to a domestic dispute. They spoke to a woman who said her boyfriend hit her in the face and took $40. (The man fled the scene prior to the cops arriving.) The woman’s ID was checked on GCIC and she came back with a felony theft warrant on her from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department. She was arrested.
Flaws In Our Gender
Cops arrested a man at a bar about 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 5. The short version: A man goes to a bar to confront his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. He goes into the bar, starts to get unruly, and is kicked out. As the ex-girlfriend and new boyfriend leave the bar, the old boyfriend, who had stayed around the parking lot instead of leaving, begins following the couple in the parking lot. The cops intercept him and lock him up.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 8, just after 10 a.m., a patrol officer ticketed a man who was found urinating on the side of a building.
A drunken woman called the police and said the following: She and her husband went to a baby shower and then decided to go to a strip club in DeKalb County. Later, intoxicated, the couple got into an argument and her husband threw her cellphone into the back of his truck. She got out of the truck and went to a house on Stewart Drive and asked the neighbor for help. His story was the same except they stopped at another bar to shoot pool and meet some of his wife’s friends. They later went to the strip club. One of the friends started hitting on the man. The woman got mad and the fight started. The woman was arrested.
A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend has been sending threatening text messages to her. He recently was released from jail on domestic violence charges. He sent the text: “U will pay for this. F— the courts! I will handle ur a—myself. Kiss ur kids bye.”
This is known as evidence. If you are being harassed by text, save them. We use them in court.
A scam artist called some folks on the phone and tried to inform them that they won the Reader’s Digest contest. He said they won $80,000 and some jewelry. They said no thanks and hung up. He kept calling back. They told him not to call again. He again called and they again said they didn’t want him to call back. The man on the other line said “Suck my d—!” and hung up. He called back and said “I know where you live and I’m going to kill you all.”