The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Aug. 23.

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


5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 18 a 19-year-old man reported that just before 8 p.m. he was walking down an alley and drive entrance to some apartments when a gold Toyota pulled up and the driver pulled a gun. The driver demanded his money. He gave what he had to the man. The car also had a passenger. The victim said the men came out of the apartments in building N.


1000 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On Aug. 20 an employee reported that when he arrived at work, he found the front door open which had been locked the previous day. The alarm showed to have been activated at 6:38 p.m. the previous night, and inactivated at 9 a.m. the following morning. No forced entry.  A new management company had just taken over following the sale of the building. The contact said all of the staff had keys to the front door. Two computers are missing.

400 block of Preston Woods Trail 30328 – On Aug. 20 the victim came home and found that someone cut the balcony window screen and pried the window. They took a 46” TV, iPad, digital camera, cash and jewelry.


5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 17 a cabbie reported that he picked up a fare at the QT store in Roswell and brought him to the Falls at Sandy Springs Apartments. The man got out and ran once he reached his destination. The fare was $36.

7400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 18 a woman reported that just before 7 p.m. she was sitting with her child, who was in a stroller, watching a man run around the track several times. She said that she had her purse in the stroller.  Her child was outside the stroller and walking around near the victim. She got up to retrieve her child, leaving the stroller unattended. She looked around and saw the same man running off into the woods with her purse.  She said her purse contained $700 cash, debit cards, personal ID, and keys.

1500 block of Huntingdon Chase 30350 – On Aug. 19 a motorcycle was reported stolen at Brandon Mill Farm Condos.

4900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 19 a woman reported that her purse was stolen from her cart at Kroger.

200 block of Summit Place Drive 30350 – On Aug. 20 a woman reported that her bills, which she had mailed off, had not been received. She learned that the mail center area of the apartments had been broken into. Mail orders for four accounts were stolen.

1400 block of S. Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Aug. 20 a woman reported that she is missing five pairs of pants and a necklace from her assisted living apartment.

1200 block of Hightower Trail 30350 – On Aug. 20 a woman reported that someone removed $290 from her room over the past five weeks. She kept the money in her purse, under the bed. She said she suspects one person of the theft but didn’t want him to get into trouble so she would not give his name to the officer.

5600 block of New Northside Drive 30328 – On Aug. 20 an office manager for a company called and reported that someone apparently hacked into their phone system and made calls sometime in May. The calls, costing the company over $1,300, were made to Israel and the Republic of Maldives.

5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 21 a man reported that someone stole his meds during a party.

4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 21 a woman told officers that while she was working out at the Gym of Buckhead, someone went into her unlocked locker and took her keys. Nothing else was taken.

100 block of Spalding Trail 30350 – On Aug. 21 a woman reported that she received a box delivered to her home while she was out of town. In the box was supposed to be a Leatherman.  A letter was attached from her former employer, thanking her for her work. The Leatherman had been stolen.

8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 22 a woman said she left her cell phone connected to a charger on a table top at the back of the Rusty Nail Restaurant. Someone took it.

200 block of Glenridge Close 30342 – On Aug. 22 a woman reported that she hired a 26-year-old woman to babysit her child. She believes that while she was gone, the babysitter stole items from the home.

700 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Aug. 22 a 29-year-old woman reported that she allowed a man to stay with her for two weeks. She returned home to find that he had gone back to Tallahassee, FL. She also found that he had charged several items to her credit card accounts including a $58 bill to Metro PCS, the $105 bus ticket to Tallahassee, and $19 to Dominos. He also dumped out money at the QT store’s ATM. That alone totaled $404 in cash. The cards themselves were not taken, but she thinks that he walked to the QT store while she was sleeping and used the ATM.

Theft from Vehicles

Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:

6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Aug. 17

8800 block of Applegate Drive 30350, Aug. 18

8600 block of Roswell Road 30350, Aug. 19

1800 block of Wingate Way 30350, Aug. 19

6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Aug. 19

4500 block of Roswell Road 30342, Aug. 19

6500 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 20

4800 block of Roswell Road 30342, Aug. 20

800 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Aug. 20

6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 20

1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Aug. 21

900 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350, Aug. 21

7200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Aug. 21

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, Aug. 22

5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 22

5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 22

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, Aug. 22

6605 block of Roswell Road 30328, Aug. 22


A woman reported that she did a survey/shopping for a company called Secret Shopper. They sent her a check for $980. She was supposed to deposit $180 and send the balance of $800 to a person in California. She did so, and about a week later, she received notice from her bank that the deposit was fraudulent. She contacted the man whose name was “Dr. Marks Moore,” of the Secret Shopper Company, but he has not returned her calls. The initial check was signed by a “Ron Allen.”


800 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350 – On Aug. 17 cops were called to an apartment on a domestic violence incident. The man and woman were arguing over notifying family about the man’s health issues. At one point, the woman kicked the man in the groin. She left the apartment immediately.

300 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Aug. 22 a woman called police and said her boyfriend grabbed her by the throat during an argument.  According to the victim, he was intoxicated, and wanted the money she made the previous night at the strip club where she works. He took the money and her cell phone as well.


6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 17 one man was arrested for simple assault and battery following a domestic violence call. The woman, who had her two-month-old child with her at the time, had signs of being assaulted. She said it started when he was intoxicated and tried to leave. She hid his keys. He took off his belt and began choking her until his roommate came in and pulled him off of her. He was taken to jail.

Officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 100 block of North River Parkway on Aug. 17 at about 2:30 p.m. The woman, who had signs of being physically hit in the face, said her ex-husband got angry after she would not have sex with him. She tried to flee, but he caught her and head-butted her. The officers asked the man his side of the story but he refused to talk. He was arrested.

I-285 and Northside Drive 30342 – On Aug. 17 officers were called to meet Cobb PD officers in regards to a domestic that took place in a car as the car was driving on I-285. The man in the car (driver) said his female occupant wanted to buy marijuana, and when he refused, she assaulted him, causing him to attempt to force her out of the car (while moving), to get her off of him. He had no physical signs of being assaulted. The woman said she was at the man’s residence in SW Atlanta, and the man became agitated with her because she wouldn’t have sex with him. They got in the car because he was supposed to be driving her home. During that time, he then tried to force her out of the car, which led to the violence. She had several signs of being hit. The officer determined that the man had some expectation of sexual activity given that his pants were not zipped and he had a condom in his pocket. He was also determined to be the primary aggressor and was arrested.

8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 18, around 8:30 a.m., cops were called to the recreation center of the apartments, and met with an employee who found a man inside the center. The officers checked the man who had a history of auto theft and other arrests. The man said his friend Brian said he could stay there, but couldn’t provide an address or contact for him. There was no forced entry into the location, so the man was charged with loitering and arrested.

I-285 and Northside Drive 30328 – On Aug. 18 cops were called to the I-285 West at New Northside exit on a man and woman hitting one another. The woman told officers they were with their kids coming home from church when a rear tire went out. While on the side of the road, the man became upset with her, grabbed the keys, and put the kids outside of the car. Another person who knew them and had been to church with them drove by and stopped. The woman said her husband and kids ran to the car, jumped in and the car drove away. The officer called her husband at a nearby McDonald’s who said they were going along the highway, the tire went out, but she kept driving over 70 mph with the tire out, which meant to him that she was trying to kill him. He grabbed the keys and she began hitting him, so he took the kids and bailed. A couple of witnesses said they saw her hitting him. She was eventually arrested and the man left with another person and his kids.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 20 Target loss prevention staff detained an employee who had stolen an iPod from behind the guest services desk. The offender removed the item from the box and discarded the box. The theft was valued at $245. The man admitted stealing two cell phones the day before. He was arrested.

8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 20 a woman was observed by staff personnel walking to the self-checkout with a cart of merchandise. She paid for items totaling $19.05 but didn’t pay for another $43.70 in items before she walked out. She said it was human error due to her picking up her kids after school. She was given a copy of charges and told to not come back.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 20 officers checked out a complaint of persons loitering/camping behind an apartment building. They found a man and woman behind the building. Neither had ID, and gave what the officers thought to be fake names. They were put on a fingerprint scanner and both came back with new names and warrants. The man was wanted in Fulton County for a probation violation. The woman was also wanted in Fulton on probation charges. They were arrested.

8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Aug. 20 officers met the staff at the Publix concerning juveniles shoplifting. The manager observed a female juvenile concealing items in a bag. She was accompanied by two other juveniles. They were stopped outside the store. Cops arrived and found the female very uncooperative, refusing to give the officer her contact information, and cursing at him. She cursed everyone around her. She and the other were eventually released to their parents pending court appearances.

6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Aug. 21, around 2:30 p.m., officers were called to the Bank of America on a forgery complaint. The caller said a man was trying to cash a fraudulent check. The man’s name was provided to the officer who ran it on his laptop en route to the call. He had a photo with him when he went into the bank. He saw a man matching the description as the man was leaving. The man attempted to become invisible which didn’t work, so the officer stopped him and began talking to him. The man said he had the check because he painted a woman’s home. The bank staff said the teller recognized the check as fake and called the number on it. The person on the other end said they had not issued a check to this man or anyone else. He was later arrested and charged with forgery in the first degree.

6000 block of Barfield Road 30328 – On Aug. 22 officers responded to a fight call at around 2:30 a.m., and on arrival, they found several students running from a man who was armed with a shotgun. The officers ordered the man to drop the weapon but he failed to do so. Finally, “Officer Taser” convinced him to do as he was told. The man was checked by EMS personnel on the scene and was taken to jail.

Other Stuff

7700 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On Aug. 17 officers were called to the Derby Restaurant and Bar in regards to an intoxicated woman who wouldn’t pay the $25 tab. She was in fact pretty drunk and was found wandering the parking lot. She was described as belligerent, calling the officer an a—-hole several times before going to jail.

A man reported that he had a one-time sexual encounter with a co-employee of the restaurant where he works.  Afterward, he was not interested in a relationship, so he ended it. She thought otherwise, and began texting and calling him. She was transferred to another restaurant, but continues to contact him. She told him that she was pregnant by him. He was later contacted by someone who knew her, and was told that the woman was actually pregnant by another man who didn’t want to share the responsibility, so she was trying to convince this man he was the father.

4700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Aug. 23 a woman reported that around 1:30 a.m. she was on her living room couch when she heard something in her screened-in porch area. She saw man looking in through a sliding door. She called 911 and the man fled.

Dan Whisenhunt

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