The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Sept. 14.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
Report of the Week
A man responded to a jobs ad on craigslist.com. He said he communicated via email with a man who said because he traveled so much, he needed the victim to cash a check for him in the amount of $2,850. He could keep $450 for himself and to mail the rest to an address on Beldon Avenue in Norwalk, Conn. The victim deposited the check, withdrew $2,400 and attempted to send the money, but the Western Union employee, being wise to it, said they could not and that the victim was probably being scammed. The victim later found that the check was no good.
2100 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On Sept. 8, a 25-year-old man reported that he went to a football game and when he returned home, the friends who were staying with him had invited other friends to stay over, which went against his instructions. He told them to leave, causing a fight. One of the men named “Kevion” pointed a small semi-automatic weapon at him and demanded that he give him “everything you got!” The others in the apartment jumped him and during this melee, $1,400 was taken from him.
Following the altercation, the suspects fled; two fled on foot, one fled in his vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle description was put on the radio. An officer saw the suspect’s vehicle turning onto I-285 westbound from Roswell Road. The officers were told that the driver of the vehicle was the one who pointed the handgun. Officers stopped the car and the driver was arrested. The two who fled on foot are being sought.
5200 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Sept. 9, a man reported that when he returned home around 11 a.m., he found someone had pried his front door and taken several items from the living room. His mother was at home, asleep. She apparently parties a lot and told him that she was out all night and didn’t remember who brought her home. The victim thinks that whoever brought her home returned and stole the items. She told him she didn’t know who brought her home but he was tall, white and furry. Her purse and prescriptions [four] also were missing.
5600 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – On Sept. 9, a man said he slept between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m. and found someone had taken his TV from the living room.
5100 block of Falcon Chase Lane 30342 – On Sept. 10, a man called and said someone entered his garage and went into two cars that were parked inside. $20 in coins was reported missing.
TIP: Even though your cars are inside the garage, take the extra moment and lock them up.
600 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On Sept. 10, the victim said someone entered the apartment with a key and took items that belonged to the victim’s daughter.
500 block of Amberidge Trail 30328 – On Sept. 11, the victim said someone entered the home, grabbed a pillow case and took several items of jewelry. They had apparently forced entry through a window and exited through a back door.
Brookside Walk 30328 – On Sept. 11, cops responded to a home where someone forced a door and apparently took a laptop computer. The owner of the home and her child were asleep at the time and awoke due to the noise and called police. It appears the burglar entered and exited through the same kitchen door and did not access any other part of the home.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Sept. 8, a car was reported stolen.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 8, an employee of a gas station reported that around 5:30 a.m. two skinny men came into the store and began asking a bunch of questions that didn’t make a lot of sense. The clerk realized the two were distracting him while the one guy put a six-pack of beer down his pants. The clerk told the man to remove the six-pack and leave the store. The man walked to the cooler and took a 40-ounce bottle of beer and then left on foot.
600 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Sept. 8 a woman reported that someone took a 14-karat gold custom ring from her room.
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Sept. 8, a woman reported that her soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend stole her debit card and used it at the QT store on Fulton Industrial Boulevard and at a gas station in Sandy Springs. He racked up over $400 in charges. She said he has used the card before with permission and knows the PIN. She said he is on crack cocaine. She went on to say that this must have been an impulsive act because he left the house without his phone or his teeth.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Sept. 8, a man said his female friend, who loaned him $250, came over to collect the debt. He said he didn’t have it and reported that he saw her steal some funds from his room.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 9, a woman reported that someone went into her (unlocked) gym locker and took $20 cash, a debit card, keys and a wallet as well as personal information on her driver’s license.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Sept. 10, a doctor’s office employee said that some time during the day, someone took her purse and contents. Later she found that three purchases were made on her credit card.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30328 – On Sept. 10, officers stopped a rental car with an expired tag that indicated the car was stolen from Atlanta. They talked to the driver who said he borrowed the car from another man for the night. They checked with Atlanta and indeed, the car was rented by the other guy. The man was released and was in the process of showing Atlanta PD detectives where the other man lived. The driver was not charged.
Mount Paran Road 30342 – On Sept. 10, a contractor reported that 42 sheets of tongue and groove subflooring had been stolen from a construction (home) site.
5100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Sept. 11 a woman reported someone took several items of jewelry from her home. She said a HVAC repair company was recently in the house.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 12, a man reported someone took his wallet from courtside at the basketball court.
5600 block of Roswell Road — Employees of a discount store reported that a man came into the store and apparently stole two bottles of champagne, valued at $60 and $49.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
300 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Sept. 9.
Cedar Run 30350, Sept. 9.
5100 block of Falcon Chase Lane (x3) 30342, Sept. 10.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Sept. 10.
8200 block of Grogan’s Ferry Road 30350, Sept. 11.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Sept. 12.
A woman reported that someone used her name and Social Security number to open a credit card account in her name. An credit card account was also opened and used at a discount store and a department store, but the card was declined at a jewelry store where the perps tried to buy $10,000 in merchandise.
A man reported that he gave another man a $100 down payment to purchase two iPhones and one iPad. The man never delivered the items. The victim emailed the suspect that he wanted his money back and the man finally said he would return the money on Aug. 30. He has since not responded to the victim.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Sept. 8 cops responded to a call of a man bleeding in front of an apartment complex. They found the man with a lot of blood on him who said that he had been cut. He said the man who cut him had a street name of “Cheese.” The victim had been cut on his arm and armpit. He said that after work, he was hanging around an area where some homeless folks drink beer at night. The victim said that during this time, a man approached Cheese and paid him for some crack cocaine. Cheese intended to rip him off, so the victim told Cheese that if he was paid for the crack cocaine, he should give the guy the crack. Cheese, who was high, head-butted the victim, which in turn caused the victim to punch Cheese. Cheese left, but returned a minute later with a broken bottle and the fight continued. A witness said Cheese fled and was probably injured as well because the cops got another call from a man who was bleeding from the head, saying he had been robbed. When the police arrived, the man had already fled. The victim was treated at the hospital and the case is being investigated as an aggravated assault.
8200 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Sept. 8, a man reported his roommate moved out four months ago but didn’t remove the Georgia Power Co. account from his name. The roommate called the victim and said he owed $300 and if it was not paid by the victim, “we will fight.”
A woman reported that on Sept. 11, she was in bed with her boyfriend. She told her boyfriend to move out of the bed. He pushed her out, causing her to hit her eye on the window sill. She had a bruise under her eye. She said her boyfriend’s permanent residence is in his van that bears an Alabama tag.
Following a traffic stop, an officer told the driver that he smelled marijuana coming from the car. She told him that her uncle had been smoking earlier. The officer found a small amount in the console and cited the woman for misdemeanor possession and speeding.
Following an earlier armed bank robbery, an anonymous call was received that one of the suspects was a man who had a street name of “KB.” Detectives confirmed those initials fit a man who was indeed a suspect in the robbery. The officer, who took the anonymous call information, found that the suspect had been issued a speeding ticket earlier in the month. He learned that the suspect hung out on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road with students, who use that area for housing. The officer continued to check that area and on Sept. 8, found a car matching the description in the 7100 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. He got a look at the driver, who matched his description of the suspect and called for backup. The car was pulled over and the suspect was taken into custody and turned over to the FBI, who was in charge of the bank robbery case.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Sept. 9, cops responded to a shoplifter being detained by store security. A woman came into the store and placed a sweater into a bag and then tried to leave the store without paying. She was cited and ordered to report in court to answer the shoplifting charge.
7700 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On Sept. 10, cops were called to Dagwood’s Pizza concerning an intoxicated woman who was with a small child. The woman had apparently been in the business for over two hours and made frequent trips to the liquor store adjacent to the restaurant while leaving the child behind. The employees called the police after the woman entered the restroom and then exited only in her underwear. The child was turned over to the woman’s mother and the woman, who was heavily intoxicated, was taken to North Fulton Hospital.
6800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 10, cops responded to a suspicious person call around 1:45 p.m. They found a woman going through a Ford Econoline van. The woman said she was the girlfriend of the owner of the van, who, according to her, was carrying on with another woman inside the Foxcroft Condos. The woman was apparently upset and was in the process of seeking revenge on the owner’s van. The cops found lubricant jell on the steering wheel. She was cited.
Following a traffic stop, an officer checked the license of the driver and then asked for ID for the passenger. The passenger said he did not have it on him but provided his name and DOB. The officer noted the man struggled with the DOB and in doing so found that the man had given him a fake one. Once confronted, the man gave the correct ID which showed outstanding warrants for theft and false imprisonment. He was arrested.