The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Nov. 8.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
4900 block of Roswell Road – On Halloween, at about 3 p.m., a man robbed a bank branch located inside a grocery store. The man appeared to be wearing a red wig, which was visible beneath a baseball cap.
100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Oct. 20, someone opened a window (unlocked) and entered the victim’s apartment. Missing is just over $200.
5600 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – On Oct. 20, the victim left his home at 8 a.m. and returned at 8 p.m. He found that someone came in without forced entry and took two watches, a Rolex and Cartier. Several other items were taken as well.
6800 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Oct. 21, the victim was out of town. When he returned, he found that someone had forced a side door to his residence. Guns and electronics were taken.
3300 block of The Valley 30328 – On Oct. 22, someone kicked in the front door to the victim’s apartment. Taken were a 32-inch TV, Xbox 360, broken iPhone and an iPad.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Oct. 22, a woman reported that someone entered her apartment between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and took a 19” TV, laptop and 60” flat screen TV. No forced entry, but an officer found that the windows were unlocked.
4100 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, Oct. 24.
100 block of Northwood Drive 30342, Oct. 25.
700 block of Huntcliff Village Drive 30350, Oct. 25.
2200 block of Monterrey Parkway 30350, Oct. 25.
500 block of Northridge Crossing 30350, Oct. 26.
6000 block of Kayron Drive 30328, Oct. 27.
2800 block of Harwick Drive 30328, Oct. 27.
6000 block of Rivershore Parkway 30328, Oct. 29.
7600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Nov. 5, someone entered the victim’s apartment through a broken (forced entry) rear patio window. Two televisions and a pair of shoes are missing.
1100 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On Nov. 6, the complainant said a TV was missing from her apartment. She said several workers were next door during the time she was away from her apartment.
900 block of River Vista Drive 30328 – On Nov. 7, a TV was stolen from a townhome.
Masters Club Drive 30350 – On Nov. 7, a man said he was in his basement at about 2 p.m. when he heard noises upstairs. He walked up the stairs and saw two men, who then fled. They got into a grey Jeep Patriot and drove away. The victim saw a third man with a pillow case and the victim’s belongings, exiting his bedroom. It appears the men forced a back door to get in. The third man ran down the driveway and down the street.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Oct. 20, Target store employees reported that around 12 p.m., a man walked to the men’s department and took a pair of pants from the shelf. He walked over to the baby section and then stuffed the pants down his own and walked out of the store.
A woman on Spring Creek Lane reported that she was dating a man named Freddie. She was at Freddie’s apartment one afternoon. She had $140 in cash in her purse. She decided to walk to the QT store. As she did so, Freddie came up behind her and snatched her pocketbook and ran from her. She thought he was playing around because he dropped the pocketbook but continued to run. She then found that he took the cash from the pocketbook before dropping it. She later called him and he agreed to meet her at the QT but he never showed.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Oct. 20, a woman reported that about 8 p.m., she was at Costco. She left her purse in the shopping cart. She discovered that she was missing her purse about 30 minutes later. She returned and learned that an employee located the purse but an unknown female claimed it was hers and snatched it from the employee. The woman got into a van with a man and child and drove away.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Oct. 21, a cabbie reported that a group of kids stiffed him for the $6 fare. He said this is the third time that this particular group has done this.
A man reported on Oct. 24 that he had his iPad with him while he was shopping at Kroger. He said that at some point, someone must have taken it from the “steal-me” position in the cart.
A woman, who shopped at Whole Foods on Oct. 26, said that someone took her wallet from her purse sometime between 2 p.m. and 2:24 p.m.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Oct. 28, a package store employee said that at about 5:20 p.m. a man came into the store and took a bottle of Bombay Dry Gin and concealed it in his sweatshirt, and then left without paying. The gin was valued at just under $27.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On Oct. 29, a man reported that someone took his keys from his unlocked locker at a gym and then stole his 2002 Honda Accord.
A woman reported she placed three money orders in the deposit drop-box for rent. Someone took it before the office opened the next day. The loss is totaled at $1,079.
Note: Don’t do this. Take the rent money to the office during business hours and hand it to a person. There are too many ways to “fish” checks and money orders from a slot of a drop-box.
5000 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Nov. 5, a woman reported that someone took her Glock semi-auto handgun. She said she asked her boyfriend if he took it and he said “no.”
220 block of Sandy Springs Circle 30328 – On Nov. 5, an employee said her purse was taken from behind the counter of her business. She said there are security cameras in the building but they don’t work.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Nov. 5 a woman reported that someone stole a handgun from her hotel room. The officer investigated and learned that an employee, emptying the linen in the laundry area, found the gun and took it. She confessed and said she would return the gun which she did. She was arrested for the theft. She told the officer another employee said that she could sell the gun.
Windridge Drive 30350 – On Nov. 5, a man said he let his friend stay over. The friend stole his Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
400 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On Nov. 6, a woman reported that a large amount of jewelry was taken from her home. She last saw it in April.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328, Oct. 20.
800 block of Mount Vernon Highway(x2) 30328, Oct. 20.
1600 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350, Oct. 21.
2200 block of Summit Place 30350, Oct. 21.
Cedar Run 30350, Oct. 22.
6200 block of Roswell Road 30328, Oct. 23.
7600 block of Blanton Drive 30328, Oct. 23.
200 block of Forrest Lake Drive 30328, Oct. 24.
Concourse Parkway 30328, Oct. 25.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Oct. 25.
4600 block of Lake Forrest Drive 30342, Oct. 25.
500 block of Mount Paran Road 30342, Nov. 4.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Nov. 5.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, Nov. 5.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30328, Nov. 7.
8000 block of Roswell Road 30350, Nov. 7.
A woman dropped her child off at a child care center. She left her car unlocked. Seven minutes later, she returned and found that someone had stolen her purse.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Oct. 21, a yogurt store employee reported that a man came in and tried to purchase a yogurt cup with a counterfeit $20. The employee recognized it and refused the sale. The man said he was sorry and tried to get the $20 back and pay with a $100 bill instead. That, too, was refused so the man ran out of the store.
A man reported that someone accessed his credit card number and bought an Apple computer online from the Mall of Georgia. The employee said that the person who picked up the Macbook presented a government ID with the victim’s name on it.
On Oct. 26, a woman reported that she responded to a job offer as a secret shopper on careerbuilder.com. She later received two checks totaling $4,835. She was to cash the checks, keep her salary amount, and send the rest via Western Union to an address. She went to the bank and was told the checks were fake.
On Nov. 4, a woman reported someone acquired her credit card information and made several charges on her account.
On Nov. 5, a man reported that someone used his identity and personal information to set up a Dish Network account.
On Nov. 5, a man reported that someone used his personal information to set up an account with PNC Bank. The suspect wrote several checks on the account using a California driver’s license. The victim checked his own criminal history and saw arrests that were not his that occurred in California.
On Nov. 5, a man found that someone applied for a driver’s license in his name. He later found that the person set up several accounts in his name.
On Nov. 5, a woman reported that she and her husband were informed by their credit union that someone had attempted to obtain credit in their name. They were contacted by Visa, thanking them for opening an account. They found that the unknown suspect obtained their date of birth.
On Nov. 6, a woman reported that her Illinois driver’s license was suspended over a ticket. She said that she had not been issued a ticket. Her now-ex friend said that she used the victim’s name when she was pulled over by the police on several occasions.
A woman on Marsh Trail said that her friend assaulted her. She said that they were visiting friends and all stayed over. The following morning she tried to leave, but the man described as the suspect refused to let her and at one point they struggled over her bag. She had a slight redness on her shoulder area after the struggle. The suspect said he didn’t want her to go because she was in no condition to take MARTA. He said they were drinking and smoking weed the night before. He said he was only being a good friend and looking after her. No charges were filed.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Oct. 22, violence erupted at the Chin-Chin restaurant when a delivery driver became upset over an order mix-up and assaulted another employee in the kitchen. The suspect punched the victim in the face and then grabbed him by the throat. The victim grabbed the suspect by the throat and so they had each other around the throat scuffling about in the kitchen. The suspect grabbed a knife but was disarmed by another employee. The incident moved to outside where, according to the report, the suspect hit the victim with a brick. He was not seriously hurt and declined treatment. The suspect fled. Charges are pending.
500 block of Granite Ridge 30350 – On Oct. 29, cops were called to a home where they learned that the owner said his friend brought over another friend and at some point they began arguing over “electrical equipment.” The homeowner came out and the friend of the friend said: “I don’t like the way you’re looking at me. I’ll put a gun to the back of your head.” The man then did in fact pull a revolver. The two other men got the gun away from him. The suspect left in a green Isuzu Rodeo which was stopped by police. The man was later arrested for pointing the gun at the other guy. No surprise was the fact that the suspect had been drinking.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Nov. 4, an employee of the restaurant reported that a man became angry after he unsuccessfully tried to bum a cigarette. He threw a bottle at the man who rejected him. It missed and shattered on the floor. He then left with his girlfriend.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Oct. 20, a hotel guest reported that she and her husband had breakfast at the hotel; she left her purse strapped to the chair and left the area, forgetting to take the purse. When she returned, the purse was gone. An employee came into the room and took the purse, and concealed it in a trash bag in the kitchen area. The officer interviewed this employee who said that she knew nothing of the theft. The officer then showed her a video of the purse being left at the table and then picked up by the employee. She at first denied it, but later admitted taking the purse. She returned the purse and $300, however the victim said there was $400. The suspect said she returned all the money she took. The hotel employee was arrested and taken to Fulton County Jail.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Oct. 20, a patrol officer responded to a call at a package store regarding a smashed car window. The victim pointed out the man responsible who had walked away. The officer located the man and detained him to talk about the incident. He did not like that and began to curse the officer, dropping the f—bomb many times. He continued to curse after being told not to and was then told he was under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. This only made him angrier so he graduated from dropping the f— bomb to screaming to the officer that he was going to kill her. He’s now in felony-land but this wasn’t enough, so he demonstrated his total hatred with the following rant: “Brian Nichols! Brian Nichols! Remember Brian Nichols!” He was charged and taken to jail. The two witnesses provided statements to the vandalism.
7900 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Oct. 21, cops answered a domestic call. They spoke with a woman who said she was alone and the disturbance came from a phone call she was having. The officers asked if they could determine if no one else was in the apartment and to make sure everything was okay. She told them she didn’t want them in her bedroom, that there were things there she didn’t want them to see. That turned out to be a woman he was fighting with who was in the closet (literally.) That woman had a cut on her lip but was otherwise okay. The suspect was arrested for obstruction.
A man was arrested for urinating in the road in front of the CVS on Trowbridge Road. He was drunk.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Oct. 21, Costco security observed and detained a man who stole about 32 Costco DVD disks valued at just over $312. He told the officers that he was supposed to meet an older man and sell them. He was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Oct. 22, cops were called to Publix regarding the theft and apprehension of a man who stole a pack of Trojan Magnum condoms, put them in his pants and was headed out the door. The man ran toward the MARTA bus stop. The lookout was given and an officer found said man at the bus stop. The man was the same in the store video and the Magnums were returned to the store and the man was taken to jail.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Oct. 25, an officer responded to a man who said he had been the victim of a hit and run the previous night. The officer noted the car was still warm and at the point of contact, there were no pieces of paint or car fragments. The car had paint transferred onto it which was the same color as the parking deck post which had some damage to it. He asked the driver if he actually hit the post. The driver said: “No, I’m a criminal justice major and I would never lie.” The officer pointed out the evidence of the paint and the other facts, such as the point of damage and the height of the post were exactly the same, leaving him to believe that the man was lying. He was cited.
1400 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Oct. 26, an officer who was on patrol observed a woman at about 3:15 p.m. who was staggering. He watched as she walked into a street sign and then staggered onto the roadway. He stopped her and spoke with her, trying find out where she lived. She said nearby, but later said that she lived on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. She was arrested.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Nov. 6, a man was arrested for shoplifting at Kroger after he placed meat, cough syrup and chocolate candy down his pants and tried to leave.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Nov. 7, detectives arrested a man who, on craigslist.com, offered to sell four real Viagra pills for $40. They contacted him and made arrangements to meet him. He arrived and drove up next to the detectives. The detective paid the man $120 for eight Viagra pills which the man took from a Viagra bottle. The man had his 2-year-old daughter with him. The detectives arrested the man and called his wife to pick up the child. He was taken to Fulton County Jail. Viagra, like many other prescription medications, is restricted. It is illegal to sell it except by prescription.
6300 block of North Hampton Drive 30328 – On Nov. 7, a man called in a “suspicious person” complaint on Whispering Lane. The caller said a man knocked on the door and asked him if he could rake his yard. He replied that he already had someone hired for that. The man, whose name was “Raheem,” left, walking toward North Hampton Drive. The officers, who responded on North Hampton, looked into a home where they heard several dogs barking. They saw someone making “quick movement” inside the home. The man opened a back door and fled. The officer noted he was wearing the same thing that was described by the caller on Whispering Lane. The man was later found near the 200 block of Johnson Ferry Road and detained. The K-9 worked a scent from the house that was burglarized to Johnson Ferry Road and to the suspect. The description of the man was unique in that he was wearing a hat that had a fuzzy pom-pom on top. It appears that the suspect entered the home on North Hampton and spent some time looking upstairs. It appears he entered the home through a window he broke just off the back deck in the rear of the home. The man was arrested and charged with burglary.
A man reported that another man, with whom he is involved in civil litigation, threatened him. The suspect told him he was an ex-Navy Seal and that it would cost him more than he imagined.
A gym fired an employee. The fired employee told the employer that she’d better watch out or she’ll get her ponytail pulled.