The following incidents and arrests are some, but not all, of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through April 19.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
300 block of Summer Drive 30328 – On April 13, a man said someone knocked on his door. He looked through the peephole and did not see anyone, so he opened the door. Outside a man was standing with a gun. The man forced the victim into his apartment and told the victim to unhook the TV. The suspect took several items with him and fled.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 13, a man reported that someone came into his dorm room and took some of his items.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 13, a woman said sometime between 8 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., someone entered her apartment and took jewelry and handbags.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 13, someone forced entry into Ray’s Pizza and took money from the register.
800 block of Greyfield Lane 30350 – On April 15, a man reported that some of his personal items have been taken and he thinks the maintenance crew is responsible.
1600 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On April 15, someone forced entry into the victim’s apartment and took a 46-inch TV and Nikon SLR camera.
3100 block of River Exchange Drive 30328 – On April 16, a woman reported that while she was sleeping, someone came into her apartment and took several items. Her Xbox and related items were taken as well. The entry looks to have been made by prying the door.
700 block of Dalrymple Road 30350 – On April 16, a previous apartment tenant returned to the location after the locks were changed, forced entry to the apartment and took items that were placed in a black luggage bag.
1600 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On April 16, the resident returned home and found a front door forced open and about $600 in cash missing as well as about $1,000 in jewelry.
1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On April 18, a man said he saw a man and woman at his front door. The pair was attempting to open the door. When he opened it and asked what they were doing, they said they were there to see someone named Justin. They then walked away.
300 block of Sologne Court 30328 – On April 18, the victim said someone threw a paver stone through a glass door and entered the home. The only loss appears to be a PS3 video game system.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 13, a woman said she was on her porch when a stray cat came up. The woman chased the cat away and when she returned, her iPhone was gone. She said she saw two boys on her porch. They ran away when they saw her.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 13, a manager for Tony’s Sports Bar said one of his bartenders pocketed some customer cash intended for the register. He said the woman put the money in her shirt. She was confronted and then left the scene. He believes that $100 is missing.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On April 13, a woman placed a phone on a shelf at the recycling center. Someone took it.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 13, a woman reported she was at Whole Foods and placed her purse in the cart. At some point, someone took the wallet from the purse.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 13, a man loaned his car to a friend who did not return it.
8600 block of Roberts Road 30350 – On April 14, a man reported that his 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen overnight.
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On April 14, a man reported that someone stole his 2004 GMC Yukon while he was at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
6100 block of Bluestone Road 30328 – On April 14, a woman reported that her purse was stolen from inside a building. She was attending a wedding reception at the time of the theft.
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328 – On April 14, the manager of the Genghis Grill reported that a man tried to pay for a $60 meal with a Visa gift card that was denied. Being the adult that he was, he turned and ran out the door. He got into a silver SUV with a tag that was obtained.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 15, a man who works for U-Haul reported that his rental truck was not returned on time.
1500 block of Brandon Hall Road 30350 – On April 15, a resident reported that someone took several items of jewelry from her home. She said that a cleaning crew was in the house at one point during that time.
On April 18, a woman reported that some of her items, including credit cards and jewelry, were taken from her room at the Hilton Suites on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 19, a woman reported that around 1 a.m., someone stole her car. She saw the car leave the parking lot of the apartment and saw that the driver was wearing a white t-shirt.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
9400 block of Roberts Drive (x2) 30350, April 14
1st block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, April 14
3600 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350, April 15
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, April 15
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328, April 16
600 block of Willow Heights Drive 30328, April 18
A man reported that when he filed his taxes, the IRS told him his Social Security number had already been used to file a return.
TIP: What to do? 1. Document everything in your conversation with the IRS so you can refer to it later. Who did you talk to and what did they tell you as far as filing your taxes under these circumstances. 2. Have a police report made. 3. Report the fraud to the three major credit reporting companies: Experian, Trans Union and Equifax. In addition, place a freeze on the credit. This means if the number is used again for a loan or setting up an account, they will notify you first.
On April 15, a man reported that someone used his Social Security number to file taxes; also on April 15, a woman reported that her Social Security number was used.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 15, an employee of Atlanta Check Cashiers reported that a man came in and attempted to cash a fraudulent money order for $500. It was not cashed.
A man reported that someone accessed his personal information and opened several accounts with it.
A man reported that he was in Buckhead drinking with his friends whom he later got separated from and did not find. A man described as a stranger gave him a ride to Sandy Springs. The complainant said the next morning he realized that his credit card fell from his pocket inside the car. He further learned that the card had been used several times.
On April 18, a woman reported her Social Security number had been used fraudulently by someone who filed taxes.
400 block of Summer Drive 30328 – On April 14, a resident of an apartment was robbed by a man who is a suspect in the above robbery report. This victim was shot in the abdomen and is recovering at Grady Hospital.
1140 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On April 16, a man and woman got into an argument over a school computer. The man said the woman hit him three times in the face with her fist. She said she did not. She was wanted on a warrant out of Crisp County for failure to appear and was arrested.
5900 block of Lake Forrest Drive 30328 – On April 13, an officer responded to a stolen car that was recovered. Next to the car was a man who spoke with officers as to the car and his relationship to the car. The officer checked the man’s ID and it showed he was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a shoplifting charge. He was arrested on the warrant. It was not determined if he was connected to the car.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 14, a woman was arrested on a failure to appear in court warrant from Forest Park following a traffic stop.
8100 block of Colquitt Road — Cops spoke to a man who said he was walking his dog when he walked past another man who was working on his car. The suspect told the victim that he didn’t like the way he was looking at him and spit on him. The victim then punched the offender and pushed him to the ground. The offender went into his apartment and got a knife, a stick and a brick, and came back out and made “stabbing motions” to the victim. Once the cops got there, they locked the offender up.
2600 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On April 18, a man who was supervising a contracting crew was in the back yard of a home they were working on. He heard a loud noise and when he walked to the front of the home, he saw a man standing next to a grey SUV. The complainant said he then saw a second man run around from the side door of the home. He got into the car and the car sped away with both men in it. The complainant then found that the door to the home had been pried open. He called the police. An officer spotted a car matching the description on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. He stopped the car, and the pair in the car was later positively identified as the two at the home. They were later arrested and charged with burglary.
A woman reported that her new boyfriend was sending her harassing text messages, accusing her of cheating on him. The messages conveyed implied threats.