The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Oct. 4.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
6500 block of Wright Road 30328 – On Sept. 28, someone forced entry to a home that was vacant and ready for sale. They came in through a garage window. They took copper and copper wiring from the hot water heater as well as copper pipes within the bathroom areas. Copper was also torn out of the bathroom walls. The house was further damaged by running water. The burglary occurred sometime between Sept. 26 and 28.
Dunwoody Springs Drive 30328 – On Sept. 28, someone entered the victim’s townhome. The front door had been kicked in but the resident said it appears that nothing was taken. The resident and her boyfriend said they noticed a suspicious gray Infiniti sedan in the area of the community mail center earlier. (A second burglary was reported in this area as well.)
1600 block of Summit Place 30350 – On Sept. 29, someone entered through a rear window and took a laptop from the apartment.
5700 block of Pine Brook Road 30328 – On Oct. 1, the resident said someone forced entry through a window and took a laptop, statue of a cat, and jewelry.
500 block of Londonberry Drive 30342 – On Oct. 2, someone took a generator from a residence.
Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – On Oct. 2, officers responded to an alarm just before 1 p.m. On the way there, they were canceled by the homeowner who thought it was his wife who set the alarm off. It wasn’t. Although no entry was made, the alarm was set off because someone tried to force the garage door open.
300 block of Forest Hills Drive 30342 – On Oct. 2, someone kicked in a side door from the carport to the house. Nothing was taken. The resident had a voicemail from her neighbor saying her alarm had (audibly) gone off. SSPD did not receive an alarm call.
7000 block of Village Creek Trace 30328 – On Oct. 3, someone entered a home and took a vehicle from it while the resident was out of town. A neighbor said she saw two men get out of a dark SUV and walk to the victim’s home at the approximate time the burglary could have taken place.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Sept. 28, a man reported that two men attempted to steal his 1993 Chevy Caprice. Once they realized they had been seen, they fled in a dark-colored Audi.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 28, a woman reported that someone removed her wallet from her purse, which was located in the “steal me” slot of her shopping cart. She is missing $100 cash. The thief rang up over $2,300 on her credit cards before she was able to cancel them.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 28, a man came into a gas station and said he was with “Auto-Ful,” who has an account with the national gas company that supplied the station. He pumped $300 of gas into the truck and drove away. It was then the clerk called to verify the man and learned he was a phony.
5400 block of Meridian Mark Road 30342 – On Sept. 30, a woman said that someone took her wallet that was left in a bag in her speech therapy room, where she works. $170 in cash and some credit cards are missing.
4400 block of Glenridge-Stratford Drive 30342 – On Oct. 1, a 2008 white Ford F-285 was reported stolen from its parking space.
On Oct. 1, someone broke into a Coke machine at a hotel on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The machines hold a max capacity of $84.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Oct. 2, a woman reported that someone took her wallet from her purse, which had been located in a shopping cart. The 88-year-old victim said she was approached by a man who asked if she knew which aisle the light bulbs were in. Store video showed two men working the crime. They approached the woman, and one distracted her while the other took her wallet.
6400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road — A man reported someone took his 2006 Honda Civic sometime during the day on Oct. 3.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350, Sept. 28
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, Sept. 29
5400 block of Roswell Road 30342, Sept. 30
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, Sept. 30
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Oct. 2
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Oct. 2
1700 block of Brandon Hall Drive 30350, Oct. 3
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Sept. 29, a man reported that upon checking his credit history, he found unauthorized accounts with Lowe’s, Home Depot, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s. Over $16,000 in charges had been collectively rung up before the cards were canceled.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Sept. 30, a woman gave the Kroger checkout staff a counterfeit $100 bill. They told her it was fake. She said she was a hairdresser and someone must have given to her as payment. They said they would have to call the cops. She said she would wait. However, she changed her mind. She grabbed the bill and took off. She got into a black SUV, but the tag number was obtained and the case is being investigated.
A 79-year-old woman reported that in July, a man with an Indian accent called her and said he was from “Sunbright Nature” and they needed to send her $448 but needed her routing number. She gave the necessary information to the crook. They tried to withdraw that amount of funds from her Coca-Cola Credit Union account but the transaction was caught and stopped by the credit union.
200 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Sept. 28, cops were called to the Carriage Cleaners and Laundry around 9 a.m. on a fight complaint. They found two women who had gotten into an argument over two things: A living room sofa set that money was owed for, and what to do with pants that were coming into the business to be pressed. From what was told, the pants carried the bulk of the argument content. At one point the two women engaged in physical combat, leaving one with a scratch near her nose, arm and neck. She was taken to the hospital to have her minor injuries looked at. She was later released. The other party was determined to be the aggressor and was arrested. The injured party will be “pressing” charges.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 28, a man was arrested after he was observed by Publix store staff removing a Samsung Trac phone. The man was followed outside and detained. He was later arrested and taken to jail.
Roswell Road at Taboo 2 – The officer smelled marijuana. The man said it was his mother’s car. Weed was found and the man was jailed.
Jarvis and Rodney got into a fight because Rodney was upset the food wasn’t ready. Rodney yelled at him and pushed Jarvis into a wall, causing him to fall on the floor. Jarvis left the residence and called the police. Rodney was arrested for domestic violence.
Cops were called to an address on Sunny Brook Lane on a welfare check. They spoke to a man who answered the door. While they were talking to the man, the cops saw some marijuana on the table. The man said they had hosted a party the night before. Later, the cops found an ounce of marijuana and some cocaine residue. The man said his friends must have brought it. He was arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Road — About 12 p.m. on Sept. 30, cops were called to 5600 block of Roswell Road. They found a man in the passenger seat of a car and his personal belongings strewn onto the pavement next to the car. The officers smelled beer, marijuana and urine in the car around the man. They found marijuana and methadone in the car. The man was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Sept. 30, a woman was arrested at a grocery store after stealing a bottle of L’Oreal “Revitalift” skin serum and some Bic lighters.
800 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Sept. 30, an officer watched as six people walked out of a hotel room and into a van. The officer walked to the van and wanted to find out what they were doing, since this was an area where several thefts had occurred. The van windows rolled down and the smell of marijuana emerged. The officer asked if he could check the van. The driver/owner refused. Enter the K-9 who smelled the marijuana. Enter the probable cause to search. Marijuana was found and the driver was arrested.
I-285/Ga. 400 30328 – On Oct. 1, about 1 p.m., a car was stopped on I-285. The officer smelled marijuana when he walked up to the car. The man was on probation for marijuana in Greenville, SC. He had an expired tag as well. The officer noticed the passenger in the car was giving it a once over inside with cologne. The car now smelled like marijuana and cheap cologne. The cops found several smaller containers of weed in the car and the driver was arrested. The passenger, who smelled of cologne, was released.
Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Oct. 1, an officer observed a man driving a car and not wearing his seatbelt. He was stopped. The officer smelled marijuana and saw marijuana leaf pieces on his shirt. Marijuana was found under the driver’s seat. He was arrested.
7100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Sept. 28, a woman called the police, telling them that a man, who was among a group of friends “hanging out” overnight, was awakened by the complainant and asked to unlock his car so she could get her cellphone. He told her that “she didn’t ask right” and so she said “please,” and he again said the same thing. She left, called the police, who knocked on the door, but got no answer. They told her they could not force their way in under such circumstances. They left. She called later and said the man gave her phone back.
8000 block of Roberts Drive — A woman reported that she had been receiving harassing text messages and calls from her ex-boyfriend, who said he was going to post nude photos of her online. The officer texted the man and said he needed to knock it off. The man later texted the woman saying that he was going to contact her job and reveal that she uses drugs.
Cops were called about a man who frequents the Kroger at Northridge Road and sells counterfeit CDs and porn on the sidewalk.