The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Aug. 17.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
Report of the Week
6400 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 2, cops were called to a computer store. They met a man who said that his car had been broken into in Midtown Atlanta in December. The man and the store employee said that on Aug. 1, a man came into the store and wanted to sell a Dell laptop. The man told the employee that he had other items to sell such as a GPS and iPhones. The employee, after speaking with the man, told him that they had to do a diagnostic on the computer and he would get back within a couple of days. The man gave his name and phone number as well as an address to the employee and left in a Mitsubishi Galant that was also occupied by two women. Afterwards, the employee found that the computer contained some personal work information and that the serial number had been scraped off. He was able to locate the owner, the man whose car had been broken into. He called the man and they met, and then called the cops. They decided the employee would contact the now-suspect and arrange a meeting. The suspect returned and was then detained by police. In his possession were other electronics such as a couple of GPS units, upscale headphones, and other items that were determined to have been stolen.
A man reported that he was riding his bicycle when a car pulled up with three men in it. One of the men got out, pulled a gun, and demanded the bike. The victim refused and rode off. The men in the car pursued him a bit, then broke it off and left the area.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 27, two men entered the Pizza Hut just before midnight and pulled a gun on the employee, robbing her of a small amount of cash. They also took the victim’s cellphone.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 12, a woman reported that as she entered a restaurant, a man grabbed her purse and ran off after pushing her to the ground. She suffered scratches on her elbow. The man fled on foot to a silver or grey sedan and left. The victim later reported her credit card had been used.
400 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – On Aug. 15, a woman reported that around 4:30 p.m. a man knocked on her door. The man on the other side said “It’s Keith.” She knows a friend named Keith and assumed it was him. She opened the door and a man forced his way in and pulled a gun on her. He robbed her of a small amount of cash, a 50-inch TV and laptops.
3600 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On July 27, someone entered the apartment through a bedroom window. Nothing appears to be missing.
300 block of Franklin Road 30342 – On July 28, the victim said that following a wedding and reception, they arrived home just before midnight and later went to bed around 2 a.m. Around 6 a.m. the victim heard noises but assumed it was family members leaving to play golf. Later she found that her purse and computers were missing.
3500 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On July 29, someone entered the victim’s home through a bedroom window that had been forced open and took a 46” TV and Apple Mac Book Pro laptop.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On July 29, someone entered the apartment by prying a sliding door. Missing are three laptops and a PS3 game system.
100 block of Osner Drive 30342 – On July30, a resident noticed that someone had forced a back door to his home. Missing are class rings, watches and laptop computers.
6100 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327 – On Aug. 12, a café, located in an office complex, was broken into through a glass front door. The burglar also accessed at least two other offices. Several items, including computers, were taken.
1300 block of Belmore Way 30328 – On Aug. 13, someone broke into a home and then later took a Mercedes from the residence.
1200 block of Huntcliff Village 30350 – On Aug. 13, someone kicked the front apartment door and took a TV and video game items valued at $1,600.
1100 block of Perimeter Center West 30328 – On Aug. 16, someone entered a restaurant, went into the office area and took an undisclosed amount of cash. The alarm was set when the complainant arrived to discover the burglary. The cleaning crew did set off the alarm just before 5 a.m., but they cleaned only the lower level. No suspects at this time.
600 block of Berkeley Run 30342 – On Aug. 16, a man reported that when he returned from an appointment, he found that his medication and cellphone had been taken from his home. No forced entry was found.
A resident on Duncourtney Drive reported that on Aug. 16, between 10 and 11:50 a.m., someone entered her home and stole several items.
200 block of Brandon Place 30350 – On Aug. 16, a woman said she returned home and found the back door had been forced open and a room was ransacked.
1600 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On July 27, a man reported that one of his two roommates stole his two cellphones. The roommates are students at AIU.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On July 27, a woman reported that while she was in a restaurant about 3:30 p.m., someone stole her 2007 black Lexus IS.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 29, a man said that someone stole his Jeep Cherokee from a restaurant sometime between 8:40 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 29, a woman reported that someone stole her phone from her shopping cart.
200 block of Spalding Gates Drive 30350 – On July 31, the victim reported that someone had stolen her mailbox, valued at $100.
A woman on Summer Drive said she ordered four dresses from a store in the UK. When the shipment arrived, only one of the four dresses was in the box.
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 12, a man reported that he met a girl at a bar. They went back to his home and had a sexual encounter. The following morning she was gone, along with his wallet, a money order for $150, and $560 in cash.
Mitchell Road 30328 – On Aug. 12, a man reported that someone removed a safe from his home.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 12, loss prevention staff reported that a woman entered the store and picked out a bra and bikini, size XXL, and placed them in a bag in her buggy, and then met up with a male companion in the store and they exited. The report noted that each smiled for the camera. They were last seen in a 2003 silver Lexus ES300 registered to a woman in Ellenwood.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 12, a restaurant employee reported that a customer ran up a bill of $132 and then quietly left through a side door.
5000 block of Highpoint Road 30342 – On Aug. 13, a woman reported that someone stole jewelry from her bathroom. She said that caregivers have been in the home to assist a family member. She isn’t sure of the date of the theft.
2500 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Aug. 13, a woman reported that her ex-girlfriend visited her apartment to see her roommate and sometime during this visit, went into her room and stole some items.
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Aug. 15, a doctor’s office employee said a patient stole her iPhone 3GS. She said that this woman asked directions to the restroom but instead went into the room the victim had been working in. She saw her walk out and then found that her phone was missing. She asked if the person took the phone. The woman denied taking it. The victim later found that her locator showed the phone at the Dunwoody MARTA station.
7400 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 16, an employee of a coin laundry said he saw a young man reach behind the counter and open the cash drawer. The man grabbed the boy, but he ran in the direction of North Springs High School. SSPD officers notified the school, but no one was located that matched the description.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
1400 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350, July 27.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, July 27.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, July 27.
1100 block of Perimeter Center (x2) 30328, July 27.
Concourse Parkway 30328, July 28.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350, July 28.
200 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, July 28.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, July 29.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 29.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 29.
900 block of River Vista Drive 30350, July 30.
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328, July 30.
100 block of Belmont Trace 30328, July 30.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 31.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 31.
Glenlake Parkway (x2) 30328, Aug. 1.
1900 block of Huntingdon Chase 30328, Aug. 2.
1400 block of Wingate Way 30350, Aug. 2.
6800 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 2.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350, Aug. 2.
900 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Aug. 13.
7300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 13.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350, Aug. 13.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350, Aug. 13.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Aug. 13.
400 block of Abernathy Road 30328, Aug. 13.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, Aug. 13.
5600 block of Glenridge Drive x2 30342, Aug. 14.
700 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Aug. 14.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350, Aug. 14.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 30328, Aug. 15.
5700 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On July 27, a woman reported that she bought concert tickets on craigslist.com and later found that the tickets were counterfeit. The seller was selling tickets to the Aerosmith concert on July 26. The tickets were valued at $150 each but he would sell them for $100. When she originally contacted the man, his name was Tyler but called himself Mike. He said he had recently moved from Tallahassee. She went to the concert and found that the tickets were not real.
7700 block of North Spalding 30350 – On July 27, the victim received a call from “Credit Secure” and was advised that someone used his Social Security number to open an account at “Wed Bank” in either Virginia or Utah.
A woman on Waterford Place reported that someone used her Social Security number to file taxes.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 27, a man filed for his taxes and was told by the IRS that someone had already used his Social Security number.
100 block of Spalding Ridge Way 30350 – On July 30, a woman reported that her credit card company notified her that someone accessed her number and had purchased $835 worth of items from Orvis and $1,100 in printer ink from Office Depot. The address to ship was her actual address (meaning the bad guys intended to intercept.)
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 30, a restaurant manager said that two men came in and each paid for a soda with a $10 bill that he recognized as counterfeit. He ran outside but found that they had a head start and were running down Abernathy Road.
A man reported someone accessed his credit card number and used it at a Bed and Breakfast in Daytona, Fla.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 13, a woman reported that someone accessed her information and opened three accounts in her name. She found out when the collections calls started.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 15, a woman reported that she accidentally left her USAA debit card at a gas station and later found that it was used at Kroger (Northridge,) a liquor store, and an unknown location in College Park. The items totaled $200.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Aug. 12, cops responded after a man called 911 and said “Please send help now” and then disconnected. They spoke to a man who said no one called 911 but there was another man in the bathroom. That person appeared to have been assaulted. He told officers that he got into an altercation on the stairwell of the building with a guy he knew only as “Wade.” They checked the area but found no one.
600 block of Summer Drive 30350 – On July 27, vice officers arrested three women, charging them with prostitution.
6600 block of Roswell Road — A man was arrested for stealing a six-pack of Ice House beer from a liquor store.
1600 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On July 27, a man approached an officer and asked if he would assist in retrieving a watch from a woman whom he had recently broken up with. The officer came to the door and spoke to the woman who wore only a towel. The woman told the cop this was an inconvenient time. The officer said this was a good time to turn the watch over. She threw it at the man, hitting him and slightly cutting his face. The woman then threw herself on the ground and well, there went the towel. She was given a copy of charges for battery.
1100 block of Pitts Road 30350 – On July 27, during a road safety check, a car approached in the line. The car had an expired tag and the officer also noted the smell of marijuana. The K-9 came up and alerted on the woman’s driver’s seat. A bag of marijuana was then located. Another man was arrested a short time later who had marijuana in a cigarette pack in his pants.
During a safety check, a man was found to have a fraudulent check in his possession. The officer called the woman whose name was on the check. She knew the man but said that she had not written a check to him (for $900.) He was arrested for Forgery in the first degree.
Highpoint Road 30342 – On July 31, a patrol officer saw a truck pass through a stop sign. He pulled the truck over and learned that the driver of the truck had just witnessed a hit and run. The man described the suspect’s car and the officer took off down Highpoint Road to catch up with the vehicle. He located it at Windsor Parkway and Highpoint. The driver got out and ran from the scene but was caught by the officer. The suspect in the car had sideswiped a car on Highpoint and then fled. He wrecked at Highbrook Drive and then, in an effort to escape, almost backed over the officer who by then had caught up to him and had exited his patrol car to secure the man. The car quit running around Windsor Parkway because a street sign had impaled the radiator. The man was arrested for several traffic and criminal charges.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 1, a hardware store’s security staff detained and PD units arrested a man who stole a drill combo kit and then tried to leave without paying for it.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 12, a woman was arrested at a department store after loss-prevention employees witnessed her stealing clothing and concealing it in her purse. She was detained and later released to her mother, pending a court hearing. Women prefer to conceal items in a purse. Most men choose not to carry a purse, opting instead to shove whatever they steal, including 14” circular saw blades, down their pants.
6400 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 13, at a business, an employee found two persons who appeared to be intoxicated sitting at the service entrance during business hours. One of the men looked at the employee and said “What the f—- are you looking at?” Police were called. The drunks were still there; one man had a warrant on him from Sandy Springs for theft of services. He was arrested for that and public drunkenness. The other man was arrested for public drunkenness as well.
Ga. 400/Glenridge Connector 30342 – On Aug. 14, just before midnight, a patrol officer saw a pickup truck parked under the Glenridge Connector bridge on Ga. 400. He saw two men walking around the truck. When they saw the officer, the two became very nervous. The officer noticed a large coil of black insulated copper wire in the passenger side of the truck and more in the back. Neither man had any ID on them. One of the men got up and ran from the location. The other man was secured before he could run. The first man was not located. The two had stolen copper wiring from several street lights. Cutting tools were found in the vehicle as well. The man in custody was charged with interference with public utilities, felony theft, and possession of tools to commit a crime. The second man is still being sought.
5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 15, a patrol officer stopped a car for a lane violation and when he spoke to the driver, he smelled marijuana. He asked if the man had any of the substance in his car and he replied “no.” He asked if he could look in the car and the man said “yes.” The officer found a baggie of marijuana in a black purse. The man said the purse was not his. He was cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
900 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Aug. 16, cops were called to a parking lot where they found a dog in a car. The windows were not cracked enough to circulate air. The officer noted the outside temperature was 86 degrees. Fire personnel were called and they got the car open. They estimated it was 20 degrees hotter inside. The owner showed up and was cited for cruelty to an animal.
Officers went to Colquitt Road and spoke to a woman who said that she broke up with her boyfriend earlier in the week. Since that time, he has been calling and knocking on her door and windows, creating a disturbance. He told her that he’s going to steal her laptop. She discovered that the ex was trying to hire someone in the apartment complex to break into her apartment in exchange for $100.
A woman reported that her son’s father left a message, responding to a child-support order being placed on him: “If my driver’s license gets suspended, I’m going to get my gun and shoot you in the face.”
3100 block of River Exchange 30328 – On July 27, a woman reported that she was out having dinner with friends when she received a text on her phone that read “f— you!” She said that she does not know who would have done this.
A man reported that on July 28 at about 10:30 p.m. he was driving his car in the 400 block of Huntcliff Green when he saw a car that almost had an accident with another car. He honked at the car. The driver of the other car, driving in the opposite direction, passed the victim at which time the driver spit at him, hitting him and according to the driver, some of the spit went into his mouth.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On July 29, a woman said she was at the hospital at which time her ex-girlfriend came in and began to argue. The victim told her to leave. Her response to that was a shot of pepper spray fired in her direction. A small amount of the substance hit her in the arm which caused minor irritation. The hospital staff had to air the room out.
A man went to a store in the 8200 block of Roswell Road and asked for a Cigarillo (tobacco) but was denied because he didn’t have identification. He got mad and threatened to damage the store and then left.
A man in the 6000 block of Roswell Road reported that a man called him around 10 p.m. and was laughing into the phone saying that he had a “brain problem.”
Cops were called to an apartment where a man had burns to his neck and hands. His girlfriend said that he was in the bathroom attempting to light a candle. In the process, he spilled rubbing alcohol, which in turn ignited, burning the victim. The brief fire caused no damage but did activate the sprinkler system, which did cause damage. He was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.