The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Sept. 13.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 8, someone entered the apartment during the middle of the night while the victim was working and took a 50-inch TV, shoes, handbags, jewelry and other items.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 9, someone attempted to force entry into a dry cleaning business but was unsuccessful. There were other businesses in the area hit that night including the Beef Grill, Aladdin’s Mediterranean Grill & Deli, and Subway.
7000 block of Hunters Trace 30328 – On Sept. 10, the resident reported that just after midnight, her dog began barking and remained barking even though she tried to settle him down. She found that the door to the home was cracked open and a gate, normally closed for the dog’s sake, was open. She then noticed that her purse was missing from a counter inside the home.
Near that location at about 3:45 a.m., a patrol officer spotted a white SUV parked on the side of Hunters Branch Lane. He checked the tag and it showed it was stolen from Roswell, Ga. The SUV matched an earlier lookout of a white car in the area of Williamson Drive and Cherry Tree Lane. The officers, knowing of the burglary in the 7000 block of Hunters Trace, staked it out for almost an hour before checking it and towing it in. Several items in the car indicated the occupants were up to no good. Several latent prints were lifted. The SUV, a 2006 Nissan Murano, was impounded.
7200 block of Hunters Branch Drive 30328 – On Sept. 10, sometime between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m., someone went into the victim’s home and took a wallet, purse and cellphone on a table near the front door. The report said the home’s back door was unlocked.
7000 block of Hunters Branch Drive 30328 – On Sept. 10, the resident said that someone came into their garage and then their vehicles sometime between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Missing are three cans of beer. Prints were lifted and a cigar believed left by the thief was recovered, with DNA.
500 block of Hounds Ridge 30350 – On Sept. 10, the resident reported that someone cut the screen door to the rear porch door area. The house was locked up and the resident said no one was able to get in.
7100 block of Twin Branch Court 30328 – On Sept. 10, the resident said someone entered her garage and took a lime-green K2 Echo bike. The report said the garage door was left open during the night.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 11, a store employee said that sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. someone entered the business. There was no power to the store and the burglar alarm box had been torn off the wall. A downstairs room had been kicked in and a footprint was visible.
8800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 1, the manager reported that someone broke into the restaurant during the early morning hours. The burglar entered through a fire exit door by using a pry bar. Nothing was taken at the time of the report. It appears the burglar looked for cash in the registers, which are left open with no money inside. He also forced a padlock to a beer cellar, but nothing appeared to have been taken.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Sept. 7, a man reported that he allowed a female friend to spend the night at his apartment. The next day, the victim took a shower. When he finished, he noticed his friend gone. Also gone was the man’s laptop valued at $1,500. He said he allowed her to stay because she had no place to go.
1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On Sept. 7, a 29-year-old woman reported that her former roommate stole $500 in clothing from her.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 8, a woman reported that someone stole her 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe sometime during the night.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Sept. 8, a 51-year-old woman reported that her cellphone was stolen while she shopped at a discount store. The tracker showed her phone to be in Fayette County.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 9, a woman reported that she went to a club sometime between 2 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. When she arrived at the club, she sat her clutch down and later realized that it was gone. Inside her clutch was a phone that is now missing.
1100 block of Lake Hearn Drive 30342 – On Sept. 10, a former employee of a doctor’s office was let go. The doctor found that she had been stealing money that totals about $1,600.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 10, a 26-year-old woman reported that around noon, she was sitting at a table, outside, in front of Whole Foods. A man walked up and snatched her purse, and then ran to a nearby car that was waiting for him. The car left south on Roswell Road.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
8000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350, Sept. 7
900 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, Sept. 9
400 block of Hunter’s Crossing 30328, Sept. 10
300 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328, Sept. 11
8000 block of Roswell Road –A woman said two persons had fraudulently obtained her ID and other personal information. She said she suspects the two people are “payees” for disability checks mailed to the victim.
An 81-year-old woman reported that she received a check in the mail from the Publisher’s Clearing House and a letter saying she finished third in the contest. The check was a “preliminary” check for $4,655 which she deposited in the bank. The report isn’t clear if she contacted the point person on the letter or vice-versa, but he told her to withdraw $4,500 and send it back to them, and they would then forward her the winnings. She returned to the bank and was told the check was fraudulent. According to the report, she never sent any money back. The name of the contact person was a “Mr. Walker.”
8000 block of Ridgemont Drive 30328 – On Sept. 10, a woman reported that she received an email from Bank of America requesting that she update her online bank account information. She clicked on the link. Later, she found that several unauthorized transactions were recorded on her account. She said she lost about$15,000 in funds due to online fraudulent withdrawals.
500 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Sept. 7, responding to a loud noise complaint, the officer discovered that the man had an outstanding warrant for probation violations. He was arrested.
On Sep. 7, one man was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was in custody in Roswell and was transferred to Sandy Springs.
1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On Sept. 7, cops arrested a woman following a domestic dispute. Two women were fighting over belongings one would be taking with her. The officers refereed the argument for an hour while waiting on a ride to take one of the women to another location. When the ride came, one of the women took a bag and tried to hit the other with it. She was arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Sept. 7, officers were called concerning a man randomly yelling and screaming racist remarks to customers who were going to go into a grocery store, but then turned away. Store employees came outside to check out the disturbance, and the man moved on toward a discount store, where officers found him. He again shouted loud, racist remarks to the officers in the presence of customers in the store. He was arrested on disorderly conduct charges.
A narcotics detective saw what appeared to be a drug transaction taking place in a parking lot, so he radioed a cruiser to pull over the car involved in the transaction, which was now leaving the scene. The car was occupied by four persons—one of whom had two warrants on him, one from Fulton and the other from Clayton County. He was arrested. No drugs were found.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 7, an officer saw a man running from the area of 4500 Roswell Road. The man resembled an earlier forgery “lookout.” The man then found a bike and peddled away in the area of Abernathy Road. Another officer located the person and detained him. He was later arrested for stealing the bike.
8600 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Sept. 9, someone called in a suspicious person behind an office building. The man was urinating in the grass. He was confronted, and his ID checked. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant and was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 9, officers were called to the Wells Fargo Bank on a fraud in progress. They located the suspect in the bank and spoke with him. The man gave the officers several false names and false documents to prove to them that his false name was real. They double- and triple-checked and finally determined the man’s true name. The bank employee said the man had an account under the false name and moves money from that account to another with a separate name. The second account had been previously frozen while the bank’s fraud department worked with IRS officials on the case. That is still under investigation. Locally, the man was charged with giving false information to the police. He was arrested.
4800 block of Treelodge Parkway — On Sept. 10, just after midnight, cops were called to a domestic fight. They found both parties in the parking lot. The man told the officers that he and his girlfriend of four months, who is nine weeks pregnant, were arguing. The argument started when he went to the store to get her some cigarettes and, for him, a bottle of vodka. When he came back, she started drinking the vodka, which initiated the argument. During that time she hit him in the upper body with her fists. She also bit him. The woman said she did take the vodka and had been drinking it, but he had hit her in the face. The officer asked her to show him. She began to strike herself extremely hard in the face with her own fist. An independent witness more or less gave the same story as the man. The woman, who was intoxicated, was arrested for domestic violence.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Sept. 11, officers met with loss prevention employees of Staples. Also in the office was an employee whom the staff found had been tapping the till, meaning stealing from the company. The suspect did as follows: When a customer paid for an item, he would make a duplicate receipt and then refund himself the cash from the register. He made 81 transactions totaling $1,789 between July 1 and Sept.11. He was arrested. At the time of the arrest, the suspect said he did only 30 of the 81 transactions and that he was being framed.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 11, grocery store loss prevention employees observed a man remove toothbrushes from their packages and conceal them in his clothing. He was later arrested.
A man was arrested after police were called by a woman who said her ex-boyfriend drove to her residence although he was under a temporary protection order not to go there. The ex was in his car when officers arrived. They noted that he was intoxicated and had problems keeping his balance. The GCIC computer confirmed that the protective order was in place and, as a result, he was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking.
6900 block of Roswell Road — A 32-year-old man called police on Sept. 8 and reported that his ex-girlfriend had stolen his car. The officers checked the tag number which came out registered to the girlfriend. He told the officer that they had an “understanding.” A stolen car report was not taken.
8800 block of North River Parkway 30350 – On Sept. 9, two persons died as a result of a structure fire at an apartment. Neighbors woke just after midnight and reported smoke. When officers arrived, they forced entry into an apartment and located a male victim who was not responsive and had what appeared to be burns. Later, a female victim was found upstairs. Both were later pronounced dead. Cause of the fire appeared centered on the kitchen, but the investigation is continuing.
Ga. 400 at the MARTA ramp 30328 – On Sept. 9, a motorist reported he and others were in a Toyota minivan when a female occupant began yelling and demanding that the van pull over. When they did, she ran into the wooded area adjacent to Ga. 400. According to the witness, she then tried to run out into traffic. She was physically restrained at which time she bit two of her passengers. She was later taken to Northside Hospital by ambulance.
A man reported that he and his fiancé broke off their wedding several months ago. Since that time, she remarried and now her new husband is sending threatening emails to him. The suspect converses through Facebook, threatening to do bodily harm. According to the victim, the ex-fiancé doesn’t know about it. No information about the ex-fiancé was provided.
800 block of River Run Drive 30350 – On Sept. 9, a man reported that he and another man were standing outside their condo at about 9 p.m. Another man, walking his dog, walked up to the two men and began yelling at them. The offender got right up into the face of the victim, threw an alcoholic drink on him, and bumped him. Both men said the man was drunk and has done this before.
Mount Vernon Highway — A man reported that he terminated the employment of a female worker. Later, a person identified as the terminated employee’s son made a couple of calls to the man and another employee, and although his English was not good, he did mention “gun” and that [he] was going to “handle” it.