The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Dec. 29.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
1500 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Dec. 18, a woman reported that around 3 a.m. a man approached her and pulled a knife. The man forced the woman into her apartment and attempted to rob her. She pulled a pistol from her purse and pointed it at the suspect who fled. She told officers that she and her boyfriend had been out for the evening and she had just walked him to his car in the parking lot. She noted that her boyfriend has been acting nervous lately and had asked her on several occasions to walk him to his car (while she was armed.)
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Dec. 21 a cabbie reported that he picked up two men in the 5500 block of Roswell Road and drove them across Roswell Road to Northwood Drive. When he arrived, he was grabbed from behind and punched. The two suspects tried unsuccessfully to steal his cash. One of the suspects was detained by the victim and another taxi driver. The suspect gave a false name and information. He never revealed who the other suspect was. He was charged and booked on robbery and battery charges.
8800 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Dec. 21, a man reported that earlier in the day he went to the ATM at the Bank of America in the 8700 block of Roswell Road and withdrew $120. He told the officer that he saw a man in a hoodie acting suspicious, and who was watching him. He later went to Publix to send money to his family in Puerto Rico. He returned to the Carlisle Apartments and heard a noise near his truck. A man approached him with what the victim thought was a Taser, and demanded his wallet and money. The victim said he saw electricity coming from the object the suspect was holding. The suspect fled in a black car. Several ATM attempts were made afterward at two banks near the incident location.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 27, employees of the McDonald’s on Roswell Road reported they were robbed at about 12:40 a.m. According to the employees, three men drove up to the drive-through window and asked for change. When the employee went to the register, the three climbed in the drive-through window and pulled a gun. An undisclosed amount of money was stolen. Lookouts were placed on three men who drive a gold Chevy Malibu. The men wore masks.
7600 block of Ryefield Drive 30350 – On Dec. 19, a resident said that when she arrived home at 4 p.m., she noticed her dog acting strangely. She saw that a window was open on the home. She called the police and waited at the curb in her car. Officers arrived and cleared the home. She found that someone had been inside and had taken about $2,000 in jewelry. The victim and later an independent witness said they noticed a 1990s gray Nissan or Toyota, dirty looking, on the street earlier in the day. The car was occupied by a heavy-set man with dreadlocks or “lots of hair.” The car had Cobb County plates on it. Another burglary was reported in the 7000 block of Ryefield Drive on Dec. 20. In this case, a witness said that he saw a newer model Camry or similar 4D sedan. He said the driver was a man, wearing a puffy hat pulled down over his face. He watched the car pull up into the victim’s driveway and then turn around to face the street. The man got out and walked into the home via the side door. The witness said he assumed the man was supposed to be there and had a key. Another resident said he has seen a newer Chevrolet Impala on the street recently.
Finch Forest Trail 30342 – On Dec. 19, the victim left her home at 1 p.m. and returned about 3:30 p.m. She found the front door unlocked. She went upstairs and found several drawers open. It was later determined that several jewelry items were taken. It appears that the burglar spent a bit of time in the home as there were items missing from several different rooms. The suspect used a pillowcase to hold the stolen items.
600 block of Dunwoody Chace 30350 – On Dec. 19, the resident reported that she was missing a number of jewelry items. No forced entry was found. She said that on several occasions she left her doors unsecured. Someone could have come in during those times.
600 block of Willow Creek 30328 – On Dec. 19, the victim was gone from her apartment from 9:15 a.m. to just after 9 p.m. She found her front door unsecured. She found that someone forced her roommate’s door open and ransacked the room. Missing is a laptop. She believes the suspect used a pillowcase to conceal the items.
7100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 19, the victim said between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. someone entered his apartment and took several items including a 43” flat screen TV, Xbox 360 and games, a coin collection, fire safe, and two laptops.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – Responding to an alarm on Dec. 21, an officer found that someone had broken out a garage door window at the Mr. Transmission Shop. Sockets and wrenches, valued at over $4,000, were taken.
6600 block of Brandon Mill Road 30328 – On Dec. 23, someone entered the victim’s home through a carport door. A Samsung 40” TV was taken.
6700 block of Castleton Drive 30328 – On Dec. 23, someone entered the victim’s home through a glass window next to the carport. Missing is a TV, antique box and several other items including jewelry.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 24, a woman reported that someone stole her Bertolli frozen Christmas dinner from her kitchen freezer.
4700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 25, someone broke into the victim’s apartment while the victim was out of town. Missing is cash, totaling $187, taken from a jar.
Brandon Ridge Drive 30350 – On Dec. 27, someone stole two bikes and a flat screen TV from a garage.
A resident on Lake Forrest Drive reported that someone stole a check from her mailbox and fraudulently made other checks from it.
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Dec. 19, a man reported that while he was playing basketball at Hammond Park, he left his cellphone in his backpack on the gym’s bleachers. Later, someone took the iPhone valued at $300. The victim said that he saw three men walking near his backpack before he discovered it missing.
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Dec. 21, someone stole a laptop from a doctor’s office work station.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 23, a woman said that around 2:20 a.m. someone took her cellphone while she was at the Club Taboo. She accused a man of taking it. He denied it. No proof was established so no arrests.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 23, a complainant at a restaurant said a heavy-set man ordered just over $27 in food and then ran out. He got into an older Oldsmobile and drove south on Roswell Road.
7600 block of Ball Mill Road 30350 – On Dec. 24, a man reported that someone stole his riding mower from under his deck while he was out of town.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 25, a man reported that another man stole a can of beer and ran out of the store.
A woman on Chevron Drive reported that someone stole items left at her door that were delivered earlier by UPS.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350, Dec. 18
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350, Dec. 18
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350, Dec. 18
500 block of Northridge Road 30350, Dec. 18
1st block of 8 Concourse Parkway 30328, Dec. 19
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Dec. 19
6200 block of Barfield Road (x3) 30328, Dec. 19
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342, Dec. 20
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342, Dec. 21
2600 block of Mt. Vernon Highway (x2) 30328, Dec. 21
1000 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, Dec. 22
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Dec. 24
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Dec. 25
5000 block of Rebel Trail 30342, Dec. 26
200 block of North Mill Road 30328, Dec. 27
400 block of Breakwater Ridge 30328, Dec. 27
5700 block of DeClaire Court 30328, Dec. 27
4700 block of Lake Forrest Drive –A debit card number was obtained after it was lost in a grocery store, and later used for $563.
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Dec. 18, a woman reported that someone gained access to her checking account number and made fraudulent charges on it.
A man on Johnson Ferry Road reported that someone fraudulently charged $190 to his Dish account.
4700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 21, the victim reported that just over $900 was charged to his debit account in Torrance, California.
A woman reported that someone tapped into her SunTrust Bank account and withdrew a total of $5,000 over a short time.
A man reported that someone took a check from the middle of his checkbook and cashed it later for $430. He said there were six possible suspects.
A woman went into the Walgreen’s store in the 4500 block of Roswell Road. She picked up some items totaling $75, and then walked to the register and tried to convince the employee she was returning them. She had no receipt. The employee said she would have to research it. The woman fled in a 2007 Suzuki XL-7.
I-285 and Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 21, a man reported a road-rage incident where he was cut off on Roswell Road just north of the interstate. The suspect cut him off again so he honked his horn and pulled up to the car, rolled his window down, and asked the man what the problem was. The man pulled a Glock semi-auto, pointed it at the victim and said “I’ll blow your f—- head off!” The suspect was driving a white Honda Pilot.
900 block of Cimarron Parkway — On Christmas morning, cops responded to a report of an assault that occurred sometime between 5 and 6 a.m. The victim said that she let her ex-boyfriend stay the night. He became angry when he found out that she slept with someone else after the break up. He became verbally abusive so she retreated to the bedroom. He followed her and spit in her face, and then took her phone and began reading text messages from other men. He threw the phone against a wall, shattering the phone. He then grabbed her about the neck and she fainted. She recovered and said she was going to call the cops. The suspect then left.
100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Dec. 18, while answering a burglary-in-progress call, officers found several juveniles in the area of the apartment in question. All fled. One was caught carrying two lamps. He was later charged with burglary. The investigation continues as to the I.D. of the other suspects.
Vice officers arrested one woman for solicitation of illicit acts and transported her to jail. A second person with her was also charged and jailed.
A patrol officer spotted a man whom he recognized from a previous lookout. He stopped and spoke to the man who was found to be on a warrant for contempt of court for child support violations in Floyd County.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 18, while on patrol, an officer stopped a car with no tag. The driver’s information was checked and the driver was found to be wanted in South Carolina and Fulton County for warrants. She was arrested.
Roswell Road and Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Dec. 18, a patrol officer stopped a car after the tag registration showed that the owner was wanted in Clarkston for failure to appear in court. The driver was arrested.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 18, an officer stopped a car with an expired tag. The driver’s information showed that his South Carolina driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Dec. 18, a Crime Suppression Team officer spotted a man in an area known to be frequented by drug users. The man saw the officer and then turned away, which by his actions, was suspicious. The officer stopped and talked to the man. He asked the man for his I.D. The man reached into his pocket and pulled out a package of rolling papers. The man’s record check showed that he was wanted for failing to appear on a cocaine charge. He was arrested.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 18, a discount store’s security staff called the cops concerning a shoplifting in progress. When police arrived, they saw a woman exiting the store. The security person pointed her out to the officers who stopped her. They found $172 worth of clothing items that she had placed in a purple duffle bag. The woman was arrested.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 20, cops arrested a man after store staff at a grocery witnessed him stealing two bottles of Korbel Sweet Rose champagne, valued at $33.58. The suspect took the champagne and put it in his car, and then returned to the store, which was his mistake.
Hightower Trail 30350 – On Dec. 21, officers were called to the Community Action Center on Hightower Trail concerning a man using stolen vouchers. The officer saw the man, and when the man saw the officer, he ran. Another officer spotted the man behind a nearby restaurant and he was taken into custody. The vouchers were stolen on Dec. 19.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 21, a woman was arrested at a discount store after employees observed and filmed her stealing several items and then leaving the store without paying. She had a box of Cascade detergent, one bag of Godiva chocolate, one bottle of Skinny Water, two packs of Land o’ Lakes hot chocolate, a Diet Pepsi, a Venus razor and a pack of Venus refills.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 22, a woman was arrested at Costco after she took two cashmere sweaters and a jacket, then put them under her jacket and walked out. The items were valued at $390.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 22, a woman was arrested at Target after stealing a pair of jeans valued at $28.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 26, around 3:15 p.m., EMS personnel called the police after a female patient became combative. The ambulance pulled over after the patient tried to jump out of the vehicle and then told the female EMS paramedic that she would “kick her ass.” She then spit on her. When the officer opened the back ambulance door, the woman said “I hate the f—- police” and then said she would kick his ass, too. The woman was very drunk and taken from the ambulance and put in the back of the patrol car. She commenced to screaming and kicking, so leg restraints were put into action to lesson her physical movements. She was taken to the jail intake and then later to the hospital due to her level of intoxication.
An officer working at the emergency room at Northside Hospital was approached by a man who told the officer to “Stop f—-ing around and do some work!” The man smelled of alcohol. He continued to yell at the officer, so the officer told the man to accompany him outside the ER. The man bowed up (bow up – meaning he turned toward the officer and made an aggressive movement toward the officer with a closed fist). The officer thusly responded to the man and his aggressive movements by controlling him with hand movements and then arresting him.