The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Feb. 22.

The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.


1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Feb. 16, a cabbie said he was robbed at about 5:20 a.m. by a man who pulled a chrome semi-automatic gun and took $80, a key and cellphone.


Powers Chase Circle 30328 – On Feb. 9, the resident reported that while she was out of town, someone took her jewelry from the home.

200 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Feb. 11, someone accessed an office (no forced entry) and took several computers.

5400 block of Mount Vernon Parkway 30328 – On Feb. 18, someone entered the home through a broken window in the kitchen area. Nothing was taken.

Cedar Run 30350 – On Feb. 20, a man, who lives in the Azalea Park Apartments, reported that someone stole his iPad from his kitchen table after he left his apartment for 20 minutes.


1st block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Feb. 9, employees reported that just after midnight, a man, who was standing in line to pay, reached over and took $10 from another ticket on the counter. The man was captured on video and, incidentally, paid with a credit card.

8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Feb. 9, a woman reported that someone stole her daughter’s bike from the back patio of her apartment.

6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 11, a restaurant owner said that he saw someone pumping used grease into a white box truck from his grease container at the back of his restaurant. The woman said she had a work order to pump it but could not produce any documents. The two women got into the truck and left. The value of the lost grease was $100. One of the women came into the restaurant and had acted as a decoy earlier.

Why do people steal used grease?  “Yellow grease” is a commodity, which can be sold. Bigger rendering companies will turn leftover grease into animal feed, cosmetics, soap and other products. It is also used in renewable fuels.

6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 11, a store owner said she discovered that an employee has been stealing from the store over the past year by conducting fraudulent transactions and pocketing the cash. She believes the employee has stolen several thousand dollars.

5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Feb. 11, the resident reported that someone took his 2006 Kia Spectra.

300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Feb. 16, a woman reported that someone took meat from her refrigerator. She lives in an assisted living facility.

500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Feb. 17, a woman reported that she and her boyfriend got into an argument and he stole her cellphone.

200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Feb. 17, employees of grocery said a man came in and took just under $14 in chicken and steak biscuits, and then tried to leave without paying. When confronted, the man dropped the goods and ran.

6100 block of Riverside Drive 30328 – On Feb. 19, a trailer was reported stolen.

5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 19, a man reported that he accidentally left his wallet on the counter at a gas station. He returned a half hour later and found the wallet still on the counter; however the items inside the wallet were gone. That included his debit and two credit cards as well as three checks written to him and his personal I.D.

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Feb. 19, a man reported that he went to L.A. Fitness and changed to work out. He left his clothes and wallet in his unlocked locker. When he returned, his cellphone and wallet were gone.

200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Feb. 21, a man reported that his daughter accidentally left her iPad in a shopping cart when they left Kroger. When they returned, they found that it had been taken.

8700 block of Pride Place 30350 – On Feb. 21, the victim said his iPhone was stolen while he was playing basketball at the Sandy Springs Middle School.

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

700 block of Starlight Drive 30342 – On Feb. 9, an iPad and case, MacBook Pro

5300 block of West Kingston Drive 30342 – On Feb. 10, a black suitcase, nylon gym bag and clothing

300 block of Craighead Drive 30342 – On Feb. 10, a black Coach purse, wallet, $100 cash and four boxes of Girl Scout cookies

400 block of Crestwick Point 30342 – On Feb. 10, nothing missing

5200 block of West Kingston Court (x2) 30342 – On Feb. 11, cleared by arrest

Crestwick Trace 30342 – On Feb. 11, shoes

1000 block of Churchill Downs 30342 – On Feb. 11, shoes

8600 block of Dunwoody Place 30350, Feb. 11

4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 11

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 11

1000 block of Balmoral Drive 30342 – On Feb. 11, a stolen iPod (cleared by arrest)

1000 block of Davis Drive 30342 – On Feb. 13, landscaping truck had equipment stolen

6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 13, a Michael Kors purse and personal I.D.

6300 block of North Hampton Drive 30328 – On Feb. 14, a trailer tag was taken

1800 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350, Feb. 16

900 block of Hammond Drive, 30328, Feb. 16

1100 block of Perimeter Center (x2) 30328, Feb. 16

900 block of Windsor Parkway 30342, Feb. 16

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 16

5300 block of S. Trimble Road 30342, Feb. 17

5900 block of Raider Drive 30328, Feb. 17

1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, Feb. 17

500 block of Cutwater Trail 30328, Feb. 18

400 block of Summer Drive 30350, Feb. 19

9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350, Feb. 19

200 block of Trowbridge Road 30350, Feb. 19

7200 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 19

6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 19

6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 20

5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 20

6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Feb. 20

200 block of North Mill Road 30328, Feb. 20

5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Feb. 20

6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Feb. 20

200 block North Mill Road 30328, Feb. 20

4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Feb. 21


1500 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On Feb. 9, a business owner said one of his employees converted company funds to herself via checks and wire transfers. The complainant said the employee “may have given herself advances but paid them back.”

A woman on Ferry Drive reported that her Bank of America card was mailed to her, but she never received it. It was later used in four transactions totaling $700.

A man on Hunters Trace said someone attempted to open an account at Bloomingdale’s for $5,000 in his wife’s name. He was tipped off by Citibank.

A woman on Kayron Drive said her and her husband’s identities had been used by someone else to file a tax return.


5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 9, around 10:20 p.m., cops were called to a wedding reception at the 5 Seasons Brewery at the Prado after a fight broke out. According to the complainant, the fight started between two men over one of them paying a little too much attention to the other’s 17-year-old sister. One of the parties had a busted lip.

5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 9, cops were urgently summoned to the Valero gas station following a disturbance. Seems it all started when Stephanie wanted some ice cream. She moved a pack of chips that were lying atop of the glass door to the ice cream area. Kelvin took exception and the argument began. Stephanie, during the heat of combat, spit in Kelvin’s face. Kelvin reacted by slapping Stephanie. By the time the cops arrived, neither wanted to pursue it, so they were split up and sent away.

1100 block of West Garmon Drive 30342 – On Feb. 18, cops were called on a dispute stemming from a divorce court ordered walk-through at a home. According to the report, one of the parties, a photographer and an attorney  arrived for the walk-through. The other party’s attorney stopped them in the foyer and attempted to stop them from conducting the walk-through. The attorney who attempted to stop them said he was hit by the other party and then everyone was talking about shoving and/or hitting.

Windsor Cove 30342 – On Feb. 18, a man reported that his neighbor came over and began yelling at him because his (neighbor’s) guest hit the man’s car that was parked on the street. The reporting party said the man’s language included profanity and this could be heard by the reporting party’s children. He told the neighbor to leave, to which, according to the report, the neighbor grabbed his arm. The man who hit the car came over and said that he did hit the car. The neighbor’s wife came over and started yelling, too. The cops were called and they filled out an accident report. The reporting party later said that inaccurate Facebook postings were made public about the incident.


2100 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On Feb. 10, a resident called the cops just before 1 a.m. when someone tried to get in the resident’s front door. An officer located a man near the apartment building. He said he was looking for his friend who was driving there to meet him. While the cops were there, the friend showed up. When asked, the friend said he was the man’s brother, and then changed the story, saying he was his friend. Both men had inconsistent stories. One of the men had 13 $10 bills on him that the officer recognized as counterfeit. The man said he had the money on him because “it looked cool.”  He was arrested. The second man was arrested for loitering.

400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Feb. 10, late at night, a man got drunk and tried to fight some other guys. He got beat up and was later arrested.

200 block of Windsor Gate Cove 30342 – On Feb. 10, just before 4 a.m., cops received a call of a suspicious person on Telford Place. The resident saw a car pull up into a driveway, stop, and park. A man came out of the dark and ran to the car, got in, and the car left. Officers checked the area and about 20 minutes later, found a car matching the description on West Kingston Drive. The car was speeding and the officer lost sight of it. Shortly after, the same officer saw a car matching the description on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The car’s headlights were not on. The officer hit the blue lights and the car turned onto Balmoral Road, where it stopped, and a man exited and ran. The officer requested help and remained with the car, and found a wallet that looked to have been stolen. The owner of the wallet was visiting nearby and told the officers that someone smashed and grabbed it from his car on Windsor Gate Cove.  A computer bag and laptop were also taken.  “Seven,” the K-9 bloodhound, was called in and located a trail on the suspect. At about 6:20 a.m., the suspect was flushed and took off running. He was nabbed and taken into custody.

5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 11, Target employees called the police who arrested one man for stealing several CDs from the store at the Prado. The value of the theft was $180.

Detectives charged a man and a woman with insurance fraud charges stemming from a Jan. 28 report filed on Harbor Pointe Parkway. The woman reported her car was stolen. She claimed that her boyfriend was the only other person who had access and he was with her. The investigation showed that she falsely reported the theft and the pair took the car to Forsyth County and set it on fire in order to collect insurance money.

Detectives have charged a juvenile man with the robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery driver on Dec. 23. The juvenile and one other robbed the driver at the Lakes Apartments on Colquitt Road. They took $60, three pizzas and the pizza warmer. The juvenile will be charged as an adult. He was indicted on Feb. 15 by a Fulton County Grand Jury.

5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 16, Target security caught two female juveniles stealing clothes. The two gave the police officer various names and dates of births that were all fake. The parents were called in and gave the proper information. The kids were charged with the thefts and providing false information. The items recovered were valued at just over $100.

I-285/Riverside Drive 30328 – On Feb. 16, a patrol officer saw a car stalled out against the median wall on I-285. He approached the car and when the driver rolled the window down, the officer smelled marijuana. The man told the officer that he was “too scared” to move the car over to the right emergency lane. The officer manipulated the traffic so that the driver could get the car over to the right side and safely out of the way of oncoming traffic. The officer found two other men in the car and later found the marijuana in a backpack. The three men said they had no idea where the weed came from. They were charged accordingly.

8700 block of Roswell Rd 30350 – On Feb. 18, cops responded to the Publix store on a shoplifting call. They met with store employees who detained a woman who stole bottles of Bayer aspirin and bars of soap by concealing them in her purse. After she was caught, she said she was sorry and would go back in and pay. She was charged with shoplifting and arrested.

800 block of Lake Placid Road 30342 – On Feb. 19, a cabbie called the cops after he dropped off a very drunk woman at the Calibre Springs Apartments just before 3 a.m. The woman got out of the cab and ran into the bushes. When the cops got there, she looked at them and said, “Really? Really? Really?” When they asked her her name, she said, “Really? Really? Really?”  The officer tried to help her off the ground, but she kept taking drunken punches at him.  She refused to tell the cops where she lived, so they arrested her.

6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 20, officers met with the staff at a discount store and a woman who had placed a DVD movie, as well as other items, in her purse in addition to what she had in the cart. She paid $100 for the items in the cart but did not pay for the concealed items totaling just over $79. She was stopped and then later charged with shoplifting.

3000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Feb. 20, two people were charged with disorderly conduct, having to do with possession of marijuana.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 21, vice cops arrested a man who was charged on prostitution charges. He was advertising on a website as a transsexual prostitute.

Strange Brew

6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 9, a woman reported that she asked her former roommate to pay his portion of the cellphone bill. He declined, so she said she was going to turn the phone off. He told her that he would kill her and her whole family, who lives in Brazil. He made those threats via text messages.

A woman on Cedar Run said her aunt has her car, and she’s out there driving around and shouldn’t be. She won’t return the car.

A woman reported that her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend and others have been texting her sexually explicit messages on her phone.