The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Dec. 7.
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 30342 – On Nov. 25, an employee of the Kroger gas station said that around 7 a.m., a man followed her into her office area at the gas pumps and took money from her cash register. She told the officer that he asked her for cigarettes and then, while she was walking into the office area, he forced himself in and took the cash. He left running from the location.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Nov. 26, a man reported that he was in the area to meet friends to play basketball. Realizing that he was in the wrong place to play basketball, he decided to walk around the apartment complex where they have a lake. He ran into someone whom he knew from North Springs High School. The man told the victim he wanted to show him something. The man stepped forward at which time he was struck in the chest and face, which knocked him to the ground. The suspect then took his wallet and fled on foot.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 1, cops were dispatched to the parking lot of Lowe’s in response to a call of a person hit by a car. On the way, the call status was changed to robbery. Witnesses said they saw a burgundy car slowly driving through the parking lot. The car was driven by a man. The car pulled up next to a woman who was walking out of the store and who had her hands full of bags. The driver reached out and took the victim’s purse. As he drove away, the victim was dragged several feet until she let go and fell to the pavement. She got up and ran after the car but the vehicle sped off. The driver was described as an older man, in his 40s, full beard, who wore a gray sweatshirt and “bucket style” fishing hat. The victim had some scrapes and bruises but did not want medical treatment. The purse contained a couple of phones and a small amount of cash as well as credit cards and personal I.D.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 4, a masked man entered a store at around 11:30 p.m. and pulled a gun on the clerk. He took a small amount of cash and fled. A customer was robbed of his cellphone, but chose to leave prior to the cops arriving.
4000 block of Jolyn Place 30342 – On Nov. 25, the complainant reported that between the Nov. 23 and Nov. 25 someone entered his house through a back door. The inside was ransacked; however the only thing missing was change, contained in a water jug.
Brandywine Circle 30350 – On Nov. 25, a man returned from vacation and discovered that someone broke a back door window pane and unlocked the door. A stack of collectable comic books is missing.
7700 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On Nov. 25, a man reported that his wallet and credit cards are gone, and someone must have pick-pocketed him.
1100 block of Wingate Way 30350 – On Nov. 25, a man reported that someone entered his apartment while he was away camping. His 52” TV is missing as well as video game equipment, a laptop, jewelry and other items. It appeared that someone came in through the front door.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Nov. 26, officers responded to an apartment burglary. The complainant said two men in a white Honda took a television from the apartment and then drove away. The first suspect jumped onto the balcony and then once inside, let the second suspect in.
600 block of Wembley Circle 30328 – On Nov. 26, the resident said he was out of town and found that his residence had been broken into through a rear window. A safe and its contents were missing.
1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On Nov. 26, the victim returned from work and found that someone had entered his apartment through the balcony sliding door. Missing is an X-box, 24” TV and other items.
1400 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – On Nov. 27, someone forced a front door open to the victim’s apartment. Two laptops, a TV and a watch were reported stolen.
600 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Nov. 27, someone forced a bedroom window and entered the victim’s apartment. A PS3 and X-box 360 were stolen.
900 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Nov. 28, the resident said that while she was on vacation, someone came into her apartment and took her checkbook. Later, a $235 transaction appeared on her account.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Nov. 29, at around 6 a.m., a man said he heard a noise in his apartment. Thinking it was his roommate, he asked if his roommate needed help. He looked into his kitchen and saw a man, 6-1 and 200 lbs., wearing a black hoodie and red sweat pants. The man stood up and jumped out the kitchen window. It appears that nothing was taken.
4200 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, Nov. 29
3000 block of Wingate Way 30350, Nov. 29
1st block of Cedar Run 30350, Nov. 29
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Nov. 30
500 block of Cambridge Way 30328 – On Dec. 1, the owner reported that someone entered the home (no forced entry) and took a flashlight. The victim is in the process of moving.
3200 block of Spalding Forest Court 30350 – On Dec. 1, someone entered the apartment via the bedroom window. The victim reported that a TV, digital camera and other items were taken sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Dec. 3, a man returned from out of town and found that someone entered the home via his bedroom window (forced entry) and took several items including jewelry and children’s toys.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 3, someone broke into the Derby restaurant/bar and stole some kitchen items. The business is for sale.
1st block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Dec. 3, the resident said as he returned home through the front door, a skinny man was exiting through the back door. That guy dropped the stolen goods and fled.
5800 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – On Dec. 3, someone cut a hole through a screen and then opened the front door to the apartment. Missing is a game system, necklace and a small amount of cash.
5600 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On Dec. 4, an apartment burglary was reported. Jewelry was taken. No forced entry.
900 block of Greyfield Place 30350 – On Dec. 4, someone forced open a rear window and took several TVs from the home.
300 block of Harbor Pointe 30350 – On Dec. 4, an apartment burglary was reported. Jewelry and an iPod were taken. The window was open but not forced.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 4, someone forced a front door open, setting off the alarm. Cops found that someone had set the alarm while breaking into the apartment. Missing is a fireproof box with documents.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 6, someone obtained a key and burglarized a doctor’s office. Missing is a computer and two vials of Midazolam. The drug is used for treatment of acute seizures, moderate to severe insomnia, and for inducing sedation and amnesia before medical procedures.
7500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Nov. 25, the manager of the Publix store reported that a man took several items from a grocery shelf. He put the items in a reusable grocery bag and left the store without paying. He said the same man shoplifted candy from the store on the previous day. Another shoplifting was reported on Nov. 26. The perp was the same man, only this time he was caught and sent to jail.
6300 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road – Shoplifting was reported at a discount store around 12 p.m. A juvenile took a speaker box, valued at $159, and put it in his pants pocket. He then tried to leave the store. The kid was charged and then turned over to his mom and dad, pending his court date.
1400 block of Morgans Landing Drive 30350 – On Nov. 26, someone stole items from the victim’s mailbox located in the community mailbox area of the apartment complex.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Nov. 27, a witness said he saw two men jumping from the low side of the Pep Boys Auto Parts store early in the morning, about 6 a.m. The employees later found that they took copper from the air conditioning units.
A garden hose theft was reported on Pember Point.
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Nov. 27, a man reported that his iPad3 was stolen from the lobby following a meeting.
400 block of Granite Ridge — A resident reported that while she was out of town, her electrician contacted her and informed her that her AC unit was missing.
4500 block of Mt. Paran Parkway 30342 – On Dec. 1, a woman reported that someone removed jewelry from her home. She said several contractors have been in the home doing renovations.
400 block of Jefferson Drive 30350 – On Dec. 1, a man reported that overnight, someone stole his Chevy Tahoe, gold in color. He said the car is paid for so he is certain it was not repossessed.
200 block of Green Hill Road 30328 – On Dec. 2, a resident said someone stole a basketball goal, still packaged, from the back of his home. He said that his dogs began barking around 11 a.m. and at that time he saw a gray 4D Toyota Tundra in front of his house.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Dec. 2, an employee reported a stolen purse.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 3, a man reported that someone stole his gun from his hotel room in the Microtel Suites.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 3, a man said he met another man to sell two iPhones. He met the man at McDonald’s. The man gave him money and the victim handed over the phones. The man then sprinted out of the store. The victim then discovered the $20 bills, all but one, were counterfeit. The suspect was not located.
9800 block of Huntcliff Trace 30350 – On Dec. 4, Christmas lights were stolen.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 4, someone broke into the Coke machine at the car-wash business. They got away with $4.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 5, Parman’s Fine Wines and Spirits reported a theft that took place about 5 p.m. Two men entered the store, split up, and at one point, one of the men took a bottle of champagne, concealed it in his jacket, and the two men then left in a Nissan Maxima or Honda Civic, black in color and which had a spoiler.
Other notable thefts:
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road – An iPad was reported stolen.
100 block of Allen Road – AC copper pipe was stolen.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
5700 block of Glenridge Drive 30342, Nov. 26
200 block of Elden Drive 30342, Nov. 26
7900 block of Roswell Road 30350, Nov. 26
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Nov. 26.
200 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328, Nov. 27
7300 block of Cardigan Circle 30328, Nov. 27
7400 block of Crompton Court 30328, Nov. 27
6400 block of Roswell Road 30328, Nov. 27
5000 block of De Claire Court 30328, Nov. 27
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Nov. 27
500 block of Northridge Drive 30350, Nov. 27
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Nov. 27
800 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, Nov. 28
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Nov. 28
500 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Nov. 28
200 block of Stone Mill Trail 30328, Nov. 29
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328, Dec. 2
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328, Dec. 3
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342, Dec. 3
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Dec. 5
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Dec. 5
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Dec. 5
8800 block of Roswell Road (x2) 30350, Dec. 5.
A woman reported that someone tried to open an account in her name at SunTrust Bank. The bank called to confirm her information. The account was not opened but someone did have her name, date of birth and Social Security number.
A woman in the 4500 block of Roswell Road answered a craigslist.com ad for employment. The contact on the ad was a Mr. Donald Scott. He said she qualified for the job and he would send a check to cover supplies. She later received a check for $2,300. She was asked to wire back $1,900. She deposited the check in her account and withdrew $2,000 to take care of bills. She was later informed that the check she deposited was fraudulent and she was now overdrawn. Fortunately she did not wire the money back to the sender.
Park Gate Court 30342 – On Nov. 27, a woman reported that someone attempted to open credit in her name at the Capitol One Bank. Other attempts were made at Home Depot and Barclays. The fraudulent address was in Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 27, store employees reported that a woman paid for a $15 item with a counterfeit $100 bill. A short time later, a man came in and paid for a couple of DVDs with a counterfeit $100 bill. This time the cashier caught the fake and would not take it. The man told her he had just received the bill from a check cashing store.
A woman reported that someone used her information to open an ETRADE account.
A man reported that someone used his information to open an AT&T account.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Dec. 4, the manager of the Publix reported that a woman came in and attempted to pay for a $50 gift card with counterfeit funds. The woman was told, and she responded by saying the funds were given to her at a Wells Fargo Bank. The employee told her they would have to keep the money. She did not balk at that and provided a name which she wrote down on a sticky note and then she left.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 4, three women came into the Target store and made three different purchases using counterfeit $20 bills totaling $400.
700 block of Dalrymple Road 30328 – On Nov. 25, a woman reported that her boyfriend punched her three times and choked her after he caught her looking through his phone. Later, around 3 a.m., she called the police and told them she wanted to leave her apartment. They said she was free to do so. She got angry at the officers and refused to speak to them further. The boyfriend was not on the scene. There have been prior calls to this residence.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Nov. 26, at around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to an assault. They spoke with a woman who said that she was a restaurant employee at Chicago’s. At closing time, no one seemed to want to leave so she yelled that the “F—-king bar is closed!!” This prompted an argument with a customer who punched her in the face and then fled.
6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Nov. 26 officers responded to a “person stabbed” call in the small apartment area over a tattoo shop. They found one man with a deep laceration on his hand. He told the officers that he gotten between two men who were fighting and was cut. He said that one of the men had been kicked out and had come back with a baseball bat. The argument escalated and one of the men pulled a knife, which is when the victim stepped in. The suspect was still on-scene and was arrested.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Nov. 29, officers were called in regards to a fight. They spoke with a woman who said that she was picked up by a guy whom she only knows as Alex. They decided to have dinner. Before the dinner, she got a bad feeling about him and feared that he was obsessive and a rapist. She asked him to take her back to the MARTA station (where he picked her up from her train) but he took her to another part of the shopping center. He spit in her face, so she then spit on his car. The suspect got out of his car and assaulted the victim, hitting her in the face and pulling some of her hair out. Employees of a restaurant rushed to help her. Alex left in his car. She said that he works in a restaurant in Sandy Springs. A tag number and phone numbers for the suspect were obtained. The victim was scratched and had an injury where her hair was pulled, but declined medical treatment.
A woman reported that her boyfriend became jealous over a phone call that his girlfriend received from a male friend. He took her phone and threw it in the toilet. He then snapped her laptop in half. He then hit her head against the wall and then dragged her by her hair into another room where he forced her head into a luggage bag on the floor, restricting her breathing. She ran from the apartment but he caught her and dragged her back to the house. She again escaped and fled the scene and called the police. The suspect fled the area. Several warrants were issued for the suspect. They include two counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.
8000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 1, a woman reported that as she waited on a bus, she was assaulted by a man, about 5-1, who wore jean shorts, a dark jacket and a baseball cap. The suspect exposed himself to her and then struck her in the eye with his fist. She was treated at the scene but didn’t require hospitalization.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 3 a patrol officer said that while he was driving on Roswell Road, he heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from the Taboo II club. He acquired backup and then checked the wooded area behind the club. The officers later found two men who said they were fired upon by two other men. The officers found three cars that were hit and later determined that the victims, two men who said they were fired upon, returned gunfire (two shots) all of which apparently missed their intended targets. Detectives took over the investigation, which is ongoing.
8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Nov. 26, a patrol officer reported that he was driving through an apartment complex and saw a man, whom he knew had two outstanding warrants for him, walking through the Legacy Key Apartments. The man, once he saw the officer, picked up the pace to a full run, but resistance was futile and he was soon taken into custody at Dunwoody Place and Hope Road.
Concourse Parkway 30328 – On Nov. 28, a doctor reported that during a counseling session, a female patient became angry and threw a coffee mug at her husband which missed, but splattered all over the furniture. The woman was checked on NCIC and it was learned that she was wanted on two warrants from Alpharetta Police. She was arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 29, officers received a call from a man who said he was wanted for a robbery and wanted to turn himself in. The officers found the man in his apartment. He had a bandage on his thigh, courtesy of a flubbed-up robbery where he accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was indeed wanted on a robbery warrant by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department. He was taken into custody and transferred to the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department.
7500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 1, a man filled his eco-friendly green Publix bag with groceries, and not wanting to impose on the staff, he walked out of the store without paying. Cops were called and they located and arrested him a short distance from the store. The bag contained a $34 hair trimmer and 12 bars of soap. The man had a backpack on him as well as a blue suitcase. They were full of other unopened items found to have been stolen from a Walmart in Alpharetta. He was transported to jail.
7200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 2, the victim reported that she left her apartment around 2 p.m. and returned at 10 p.m. She found that her front door had been forced open. She is missing a Droid phone and a box containing jewelry. Less than an hour later, Dunwoody PD asked SSPD to meet them on three suspects in custody for shoplifting at their Publix store. The officer found a jewelry box that was marked with the victim’s name. If that wasn’t proof enough, the victim’s photo on a piece of I.D. was in the box as well. The Dunwoody officer told the SSPD officer that he would release the three on citations for shoplifting in order for our officer to take them into custody at the scene. He did, and they were arrested and jailed on theft by receiving stolen property.
700 block of Dalrymple Road 30328 – On Dec. 2, around 8:45 p.m., an officer was dispatched to check on a suspicious man who was walking behind the Executive Suites. The officer was advised that the man had moved across the street to a gas station. The officer found the man, who then began to do a really fast walk to avoid the officer. Unfortunately for him, the fast pace only took him quicker to the second officer, who had arrived at the other side of the gas station. Once secured, the man gave several variations of his name and according to the officers, was very nervous. The man couldn’t explain why he was in the rear of closed businesses at that time of evening. He was told that he would be arrested so of course, he resisted, but as we know, sometimes resistance is futile and only gets the cuffs locked a notch or two tighter. The officers finally got a correct name on the suspect and he was arrested on disorderly conduct and false representation to an officer.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 5, a man was arrested after shoplifting CDs from the Target store. He took the CDs and removed the wrapping and emptied the cases, which he discarded. The CDs, totaling just over $41, were in his front pocket. He was arrested. Although he didn’t know it, he was on video the whole time; the cops were called, and were waiting outside when he left.
A man reported that he didn’t pay his rent so his landlord stopped paying the power bill and the power to the man’s apartment was cut off. He wanted this reported.
A man reported that he met another man, via the Internet, for a sexual encounter. He went to the man’s apartment but later left because the man was “too aggressive.” The reporting man said he left in a hurry but accidentally left his coat and glasses at the apartment.