The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Dec. 30.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
A man, who appeared to be intoxicated and who had a shoulder and wrist injury, called police around 1:30 a.m. He told officers he was driving a car with his friends when they stopped. He got out of the car on a bridge, and his friends threw him off the bridge and drove off in his car. The man fell some 12 feet and broke his wrist. His black 2014 Ford Fusion was taken. The victim was taken to the hospital.
1800 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Dec. 17, a man called police and said he had been beaten up and $1,000 cash was taken from him by a chubby man named “Wes” and another man. He met the men near the clubhouse at approximately 2:30 a.m. to sell an iPhone 4. One suspect pulled a gun and they robbed him.
500 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On Dec. 14, the resident returned home from out of town and found his home had been entered. An Xbox 360 and 46-inch TV were among the items taken.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 14, the manager arrived at 4:15 a.m. and found that his internal cameras were sprayed with black spray paint. $375 was missing from three registers. There was no forced entry. The manager had received a call hours earlier, just before 1 a.m., from a woman employee who said she was angry and was quitting, and would not be closing up the store.
Cedar Run 30350 – On Dec. 17, the victim said she found her front door open when she arrived home from shopping. Nothing was missing. Another burglary was reported in the same building.
8700 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Dec. 17, someone entered the victim’s home and took several items including a laptop, video game console and tablet computer. There was no forced entry.
6000 block of Weatherly Drive 30328 – On Dec. 18, the victim returned home and found a window open (forced) over the kitchen sink. Muddy shoe prints were found on the floor and the scent of air freshener was coming from the bathroom. The victim reported jewelry missing.
NOTE: If you’re the victim of a burglary and shoe prints are left on your floor, don’t clean it up until the officer can get a look and a photo of them.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 18, sometime between June and now, someone removed items from the victim’s storage room.
1400 block of Summit Place 30350 – On Dec. 19, the victim said the front door had been kicked in. A piece of a cellphone holder was left at the scene. Some items were stolen.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 25, the victim said she was asleep on her couch during the night and at some point, someone came in and moved presents from the living room to the bedroom, set up her ironing board and went through her dresser drawers. Nothing was reported missing.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 27, the victim returned home and found his door unlocked. Missing is a video game system, and two laptops. An officer later found an unlocked window which was probably the entry point.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 27, the victim said someone forced a rear door and entered his apartment. $800 cash was taken from under a mattress.
4800 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 29, officers responded to an alarm just before 7 p.m. and found a door pried open. The owner of the business later said a 32-inch television was taken. A crow bar was found inside the business.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 14, a Chevy Suburban was reported stolen.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 14, a Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 14, a woman reported that she placed her cellphone next to the workout bicycles and after 45 minutes, she realized the phone was gone.
5400 block of Glenridge Park 30342 – On Dec. 15, a Ford Escape was reported stolen.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 15, the manager of the Game Stop store said a young man came in and stole several used Xbox video games.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 16, a man reported that he placed his gym bag behind a workout machine for 21 minutes while he used the machine. When he finished, the bag was gone.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Dec. 18, a man reported that someone stole his Reebok jacket while he was at the gym. He had placed it on the ground near the machine he was on. Inside the jacket were his car keys.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Dec. 18, a resident said his former roommate stole his Glock pistol.
A cabbie said he was stiffed on the $72 fare after taking a 22- or 23-year-old man from the airport to the Point of Canyon Apartments.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Dec. 19, a 77-year-old woman said she was in the ice cream aisle when a man took her wallet from her purse.
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Dec. 25, a man reported that he was in the ER at Northside Hospital and accidentally left his laptop and bag in the waiting room. He returned and discovered it missing.
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328 – On Dec. 26, a man left an envelope with $200 cash at the main desk at an athletic club with instructions to forward the envelope to his trainer. Upon checking later, the trainer said he never received the envelope. The victim said he left it with a young man at the member’s services desk who was well dressed, well spoken and now $200 richer.
Ridgemere Trace 30350 – On Dec. 26, the victim said sometime over the past months, someone stole jewelry from her home. She said there have been several times in which construction workers were in the home.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 26, the proprietor of a liquor store said a man, who comes in frequently, stole a bottle of New Amsterdam vodka.
7500 block of Roswell Road — The manager of a grocery store said a man ordered two sub sandwiches and then left without paying for the sandwiches, which came to just under $10. The person described has been arrested at this location before. Also, on Dec. 27, at the same grocery, this same guy stole another sandwich but this time was detained and later arrested.
North River Drive — A man said someone stole his son’s watch from his kitchen table. He said two friends as well as two women, whom he did not know, were at his home after drinking at the North River Tavern. He called the folks who were over but they all denied having the watch.
600 block of Lorell Terrace 30328 – On Dec. 28, someone stole two lawn mowers and a pressure washer from a carport.
Theft from Vehicles
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Dec. 14, a book bag and $3
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328 – On Dec. 14, clothes, piggy bank, electric clippers
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 14, purse, ID, credit cards, pool stick
700 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Dec. 14, black case and Masonic apron
1000 block of Crestline Parkway 30328 – On Dec. 15, black bag, work cellphone
5100 block of Northside Drive 30342 – On Dec. 15, car battery from work vehicle
1100 block of Lake Hearn Drive 30342 – On Dec. 16, nothing missing
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Dec. 16, nothing missing
9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Dec. 16, nothing missing
800 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On Dec. 16, iPad
8100 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 17, catalytic converter
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Dec. 17, camera bag/several cameras
9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Dec. 17, items taken not described
1100 block of Lake Hearn 30342 – On Dec. 17, iPad and MacBook Pro
200 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Dec. 17, purse and contents
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Dec. 17, Lenovo laptop and Bose headphones
5800 block of Riverwood Drive 30328 – On Dec. 17, S&W .40 caliber gun
8500 block of Roswell Road (x2) 30350 – On Dec. 17, laptop
7000 block of Central Parkway 30328 – On Dec. 17, tan bag and computer charger
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 (x3) – On Dec. 18, tote bag, checkbook, MacBook; iPhone 4 and laptop; laptop, bag, cables
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On Dec. 19, Kenneth Cole business bag and documents
7000 block of Canonbury Place 30328 – On Dec. 25, joysticks to construction “crawler”
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 26, a 2014 tag decal
5400 block of Glenridge Drive30342 – On Dec. 28, briefcase and documents
7900 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 28, $300 cash, tablet and iPad mini
6600 block of Roswell Road (x2) 30328 – On Dec. 28, several items taken
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 28, wallet with $500 cash
200 block of Brook Drive 30328 – On Dec. 28, lawn equipment
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Dec. 29, purse from trunk. A woman called police to a fitness center and said someone broke out her rear passenger window, then opened her trunk and took her purse and contents. She previously parked the car and then placed her purse in the trunk.
400 block of Roswell Road 30342, someone rented a car in the victim’s name (stolen ID)
1000 block of Camden Court 30328, illegal use of checks
400 block of Northridge Road 30350, forged check for $980
5000 block of Claire Rose Lane 30328, ID stolen and used in FL hospital
Saddleview Drive 30328, victim sent $ for Justin Timberlake tickets on Green Dot Card via Craigslist for $300. Never got the tickets
1200 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, personal ID used to open Comcast accounts and Cobb County water
Cedar Run 30350, checking account was accessed/withdrawals made
5400 block of Roswell Road 30342, two books of checks were stolen from the home
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342, someone accessed and moved money from account
5300 block of London Drive 30342 – someone used her ID to open Penny’s account
River’s Edge Drive 30350 –accounts were opened in the victim’s name
Dunwoody Springs Drive 30328 – unauthorized transactions on victim’s account
A woman put a college book up for sale on Craigslist for $50. She was contacted by a woman who said her name was Cheryl Bennett. Ms. Bennett sent a $1,450 check (for the $50 book) with instructions to keep some and send $1,200 to Cynthia Moore in Hewitt, Texas. The woman said the money was to cover “other” items being sent. The victim sent a Money Gram to the address for $1,200 and $95 in transaction fees. The suspect called and said she needed another Money Gram sent for $1,200. At this time, the bank informed the victim the check sent to her was fraudulent. The victim never mailed the book.
5000 block of Riverview Road 30342 – On Dec. 18 an 86-year-old woman reported that she was contacted by phone from someone she assumed was her nephew. She said at first she didn’t think so but she asked him questions that only he would know and apparently he answered them correctly. He told her he was in Mexico and in a cab that was stopped by the police, and then the cabbie had marijuana in the car so all of the occupants went to jail. He said he needed $1,377 wired via Western Union to a phone number. He said for her to ask for Rick Farley, who was handling the bail money.
She went to a nearby grocery store and wired the funds. She returned and called Rick Farley and gave him the necessary information and waited on her nephew’s call. When the call never came, she contacted her nephew by his phone number and found that he was never in Mexico and she had apparently been scammed.
500 block of Northridge Road — A man said he was contacted by another man who was with the Skye Bank in Nigeria. He wanted the victim to collect debts from a company in Ohio. The victim was later contacted by another man who, supposedly from the Ohio company, would send the debts to him. The victim received a FedEx box with eight cashier’s checks for $4,880 each. He was told to deposit the checks into his personal account and then send various amounts of money from his account to four other people. He later found that the checks were fraudulent, meaning he was out a good bit of money.
1400 block of Windridge Drive — A resident said he let a friend stay with him and sleep on his couch for a month. Wells Fargo sent him a new debit card which he believes the friend took and withdrew money, totaling about $500, from his account.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 15, a woman reported that she was assaulted by another at the Hellenic Tower Senior Community high rise. The 70-year-old victim said another resident, a man, knocked on her door, yelled at her in Chinese, and then struck her in the face with a closed fist, causing the victim’s eyeglasses to break.
100 block of Granville Court 30328 – On Dec. 15, cops investigated a “person screaming” call at an apartment. A woman said she got mad at her boyfriend because he wasn’t going to spend the night with her. She pushed him and he hit her with an open hand in the face. She told him she was angry that he hit her. He said “Do you want me to hit you again?” She said “Yes.” So he hit her again. Neither wanted to pursue charges.
8000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 19 an employee of the Nigerian Consulate reported that a woman, described as a co-worker, became upset with him because he was helping other people in the office. She hit him on his chest and scratched his wrist. He said this happened on Dec. 3 but he waited to report it because he hoped his employer would take care of it.
On Dec. 26, Sara called the police regarding an assault. She called back and said she didn’t need the cops, and hung up. When they got there, they talked to Wayne who had a small cut on his lip. Wayne said he returned from shopping and accidentally bumped up against the car door and hit Sara. Sara got mad and hit him in the face. Both had had some drinks. Wayne and Sara have been arrested by SSPD in the past for domestic issues.
300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On Dec. 26, a 19-year-old woman reported that she was assaulted with a belt by a male acquaintance. The acquaintance previously sent text messages of a sexual nature. She saw him on the street and an argument began, and he took off his belt and hit her. He was later located by officers at a gas station on Dunwoody Place. He told them he hit her with his belt in self-defense of her pepper spraying him.
A patrol car was sent to Ga. 400 at the MARTA ramp on a person in a car stopped at the red light and slumped over the wheel. The man had a large joint in his hand. The officers managed to get the man semi-alert, and asked him to roll the window down so they could talk to him. He kept rolling the wrong windows down. Finally they got him out of the car. The officer found several more “cigars with green leafy material contained” and the driver was arrested.
400 block of West Spalding Drive 30328 – On Dec. 16, officers were called to an address in reference to a man soliciting. They stopped him and found that he had no permit. He was also on record as having been stopped before and told not to solicit without a permit. He was charged and told to leave.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 17, employees of a grocery called the police regarding a shoplifter who had taken $96 in batteries and Zyrtec tablets.
500 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Dec. 25, officers arrested one man following a domestic violence call. The victim said she is separated from the suspect and withheld his keys from him due to his drinking. He grabbed her purse, breaking it, took the keys, and tried to get in the car, but others at the location prevented it. He was charged with disorderly conduct.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Dec. 25, employees at a grocery store watched a woman steal $11 worth of Naked Juice and a box of Dulcolax from the shelves, and place them in her purse. She was arrested.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Dec. 26, officers, responding to a “suspicious person” call, saw four young men loitering and trying to enter a window at the Lakes Apartments. As they passed, one of the men walked toward the officers, but then saw the cops, and then ran back and away from the officers. They found him hiding in the laundry room. He did not live there and said he was visiting a person whose first name was the letter “G.” He did not know which apartment “G” lived in. The suspect was arrested for loitering.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Dec. 29,a discount store employee was arrested after video revealed he was purposely not scanning several item,s including battery chargers and air fresheners.
Wanted Persons Located
5500 block of Northside Drive, Sandy Springs warrant, charge not listed
6500 block of Roswell Road, Laurens County, probation violation
7800 block of Roswell Road, Sandy Springs warrant, FTA traffic court
Cobb Police, Sandy Springs warrant, probation violation
Gwinnett Jail, Sandy Springs, FTA
Atlanta Jail, Sandy Springs, FTA
9400 block of Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, FTA
Smyrna Police, Sandy Springs, FTA
Gwinnett Jail, Sandy Springs, charge was not listed
Peachtree Dunwoody Road/Hammond, Fulton County, FTA
Two nitwits got a car stuck in the mud next to the Huntcliff tennis courts. They were turned over to mommy.
1100 block of Perimeter Center 30328 – On Dec. 18, cops were called to I-Nails Salon regarding an employee dispute. The victim said the offender, who is a co-worker, pushed a table into the victim’s stomach. The victim, who is pregnant, heard the suspect say “I pray every day your baby dies.”
The victim refused medical transport. The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct.
A woman on Natchez Trace said the person described as the “offender” in the report, drove to her residence intoxicated and she gave him a ride home due to his condition. The next day, the woman drove to his home to pick him up and take him to his car but found that he was again, too drunk. She left his keys with him and departed. Later, the offender called her and accused her of stealing his car.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On Dec. 25, officers arrested a 25-year-old man after he shot a 24-year-old man over money owed. Apparently the arrestee walked to his car, got the gun, and returned to shoot the other man. The arrestee remained on the scene and cooperated with officers and detectives. He was later charged with one count of murder.
1000 block of Pitts Road 30350 – On Dec. 27, a man reported that someone scratched the word “bitch” on the trunk of his car.
A man reported that he received a call from his ex-wife’s current husband who said he would kill him if he ever spoke to his ex-wife again.