The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through March 8.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On March 4, a man reported that around 7:30 p.m. he was walking on the sidewalk when a dark grey car, a Ford Crown Victoria, drove up and four men got out. They grabbed the victim and robbed him of the items in his pocket and then left in the car. The victim however, changed his story around some, leading the officers to wonder why.
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 3, someone broke a side window to the Georgia Men’s Clinic and took “specifically formulated drugs for erectile dysfunction.”
6200 block of Vernon Woods Drive 30328 – On March 4, someone apparently entered the victim’s home by forced entry through a bathroom window.
3100 block of River Exchange 30350 – On March 4, someone forced entry to the victim’s apartment through a front door. A second burglary was reported in this area on the same day.
6000 block of Glenridge Drive 30328 – On March 5, two chainsaws were stolen from the community building at Hammond Park.
Spring Creek Lane — A woman said she thought she lost her wedding ring, but found that it was pawned and has located the current owner. She believes that her ex-husband took the ring after a visit to her apartment to see the kids. The ex then pawned it. The ex is currently serving time for burglary at Jackson State Prison.
1000 block of Hightower Trail 30350 – On March 6, responding to an alarm, an officer found a door that had been forced at the point where the deadbolt was installed. A search of the home showed that nothing had been taken.
Alarms are good. Set them, even if you’re going down the street for a few minutes.
6600 block of Brandon Mill Road 30328 – On March 6, someone forced a rear bedroom window and entered the victim’s home. Several items including jewelry were taken.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On March 2, a woman stole a pair of sheets, placed them in a bag, and then left the store without paying for them. She left in a white Kia.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On March 2, the victim said she thinks her ex-roommate forced entry to her apartment and took some of her things.
900 block of Crestline Parkway — Patrol officers found a stolen vehicle at an extended stay hotel on March 3. The vehicle, a U-Haul truck, had been parked there since being reported stolen from Atlanta on Feb. 7.
600 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On March 3, a woman reported that someone took money from her purse. The purse had been in a closed drawer of an office.
7500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 3, cops were called to Publix and spoke to an employee who said a woman was sitting in the pharmacy area with a bottle of wine and a paper cup. The employee said the woman took several items from the food aisles and had consumed them, then discarded them in the bathroom trash can. The woman, when spoken to by the officer, sporadically cried and then suddenly stopped. She was somewhat incoherent. The officer had her taken to Northside Hospital to be evaluated medically. She was cited for the $12 theft.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 3, a store security officer said a woman took two bottles of shampoo, put them in her purse, and left the store in her silver Mercedes.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 5, a man said he had an ad on Craigslist to sell an iPhone for $450. The man was contacted by a woman to meet in a parking lot in the 8300 block of Roswell Road. The woman was in her car and said she had to remain in the car due to her son. She asked to see the phone to test texting on it. She took the phone and off she went. She drove away and has not been seen since.
NOTE: iPhones are very popular. iPhone thefts are also very popular. Plan ahead. Here’s your checklist when selling an iPhone: 1. Do not meet someone at night in a parking lot. 2. Always meet in a public place like a coffee shop or gun store. 3. Don’t give the phone over to someone else while they are in a car. Even on foot, when you let them see it, and they’ll want to see it—who wouldn’t? — you run the risk of them taking off. 4. Activate the “Find My iPhone” app. 5. Once agreed, ask for the money up front. Tell the buyer: “Nothing personal, but due to the large number of thefts of iPhones during person-to-person exchanges, I would like to ask for the money first.”
Someone took a chainsaw from the administration building at the Morgan Falls athletic fields.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On March 6, someone took at least seven checks from the drop box of an apartment resident leasing office. He or she apparently used a substance making the checks adhere to whatever he or she used to pull them from the slot.
Rent money is important. Don’t leave it in a drop box. Pay that in person.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On March 6, a woman reported that she left an envelope containing $200 cash on the counter next to her food basket at the ALDI store. When she returned, the envelope was gone. Store video showed a woman dressed in medical scrubs, picking up and leaving with the envelope.
North Island Drive — A resident reported that several sterling silver items were taken sometime between Christmas and now.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On March 7, a man reported that he left his unlocked hotel room for about 10 minutes. During that time, someone took his laptop, digital camera, iPad and iPhone.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
200 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328, March 2
500 block of Abernathy Road 30328, March 3
900 block of Windsor Parkway 30342, March 3
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 3
400 block of Granville Court 30328, March 3
1100 block of Lake Hearn 30342, March 3
1100 block of Lake Hearn 30342, March 4
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, March 4
1000 block of Charles Towne Square 30328, March 5
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, March 5
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road (x2) 30342, March 6
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328, March 6
8000 block of Roswell Road 30350, March 7
1100 block of Spalding Drive 30350, March 7
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 7
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On March 2, someone tapped into the victim’s checking account and requested wire transfer forms to be sent to Quitman, Ga. The phone and email of the requester were copied and was being investigated.
5100 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On March 3, a man reported that someone tapped into his bank account and took $2,600 from one account and $800 from another. He suspects his soon-to-be ex-wife.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 4, a barbershop employee said he cashed a check for a customer but when he went to the bank, the teller told him the check was not good due to insufficient funds.
7500 block of Spalding Lane 30350 – On March 4, a man reported that he hired a lawyer to represent him in a lawsuit over an accident. He found that the lawyer settled with the insurance company for $5,870 and cashed the check without the client’s knowledge.
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328 – On March 4, a woman reported that she thinks someone in her office used her debit card without her permission sometime between March 1 and 4. Charges of $461 and $396 were recorded for antivirus protection to be shipped to an apartment on Gran Clique Drive, Roswell, Ga.
Summerbrook Drive — A woman said her ex-boyfriend used her debit card to book a plane ticket to Nevada.
A man reported that on March 7 he was informed that someone had utilized his checking account and made purchases at Target, Ingles and Best Buy totaling $1,404.
6100 block of Roswell Road — A patrol unit spotted a man in the middle of the street. The man was stumbling. He was unhurt, but very drunk. He was arrested.
Do we arrest every drunken person we come in contact with? If they’re driving, yes. Walking? Not always. It depends. If someone can be contacted to come and get the person then we will try that. If the drunken condition presents a danger to him, her or others, we will probably arrest the person to keep him or her from doing something tragically stupid later. Keep in mind that many times, drunken folks talk themselves into jail. Attitude is everything. Try to stay off Roswell Road and you’ll be ahead of the game.
Peachtree Dunwoody Road — An officer was parked after working an accident. It was a nice day and he had the window down. The officer was about to pull out when he waited for a car to pass. The car passed him and the officer smelled “a very strong and potent smell of burnt marijuana.” He pulled the car over and reported that the smell was “overwhelming.” The driver was asked about the smell and he said, “Well I think a joint was smoked in there.” The man was unable to pass street tests performed to determine if he was “less safe” to drive. He didn’t do well. He was arrested and jailed for driving under the influence. A blood test was taken and submitted to the GBI lab.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 7, a woman was caught stealing lobster tails from Publix. She was given a citation for the theft of the items valued at just under $25.
A woman on Berkley Lake Run said her ex-husband is using her name and Social Security number to reconnect cable service at his residence.
A woman reported that she moved from an apartment after having roommate problems. She began receiving calls from the roommate’s sister, who said, “I’ll come to your job and fight you and bust your face!”
6000 block of Roswell Road — Cops responded to a restaurant on March 5 after a man, who was upset because he had asked for store coupons and apparently there were none, threw a “stink” bomb in the store, resulting in a bad smell that 10 customers complained about. The complainant knew the suspect through his roommate. The suspect is believed to be working at another restaurant on Roswell Road.
A woman reported that a man called her and said he was going to kill her and then go to jail. She had gotten into an argument with the man’s mother before the call.