The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Feb 28.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Feb. 15, a 45-year-old woman reported that while she and her husband were in the Circa 400 Apartments, her husband walked some kids to their apartment. While she waited in the car with two other kids, two men approached her car and pulled a gun. They took a Coach purse and fled on foot. No one was injured.
Ga. 400 at the city limits of Sandy Springs/Roswell 30350 – On Feb. 27, a man reported that he was on Ga. 400 south about 2 a.m. and saw a car ahead of him lose control and wreck against the median. The victim and his passenger approached the man to render aid. The man pulled a gun on the pair and then stole the victim’s Honda Odyssey van and fled the area. The van was later recovered in Gwinnett County. The wrecked car, a BMW, contained several weapons and ammunition inside. The car was impounded for a forensics inspection by CSI.
2600 block of Huntingdon Chase 30350 – On Feb. 16, the victim reported he had been gone for two weeks. During that time, someone forced entry to the residence and took several items.
1500 block of Natchez Trace 30350 – On Feb. 16, the victim reported being out of town for two days. During that time, someone took his Apple MacBook Pro, a TV, desktop computer and monitor. No forced entry was located.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 18, the victim’s apartment was forced open via the front door, but nothing was taken.
5400 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 19, at 2:55 a.m., a 45-year-old woman was in her apartment and heard noises near her window. She moved the blinds, and found a man trying to remove the screen. She screamed and he fled.
1700 block of Marlborough Drive 30350 – On Feb. 22, someone kicked in a side door to a residence, but nothing was taken. The burglar took a pillowcase and most likely was in the process of looking for items to take but then fled when the complainant drove into the driveway.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 23, an employee of a restaurant said money, totaling just over $1,000, was missing from the safe. There was no forced entry.
5000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Feb. 23 the victim said someone ransacked her apartment and took a number of clothing, jewelry and video/electronic items. No forced entry was found.
6000 block of Wright Circle 30328 – On Feb. 24, someone entered the home by forcing a carport door. Several items including jewelry were taken.
100 block of Bonnie Lane 30328 – On Feb. 24, sometime while the victim was working, someone forced entry to the residence and took a shotgun, 40- and 42-inch TVs, and an Apple TV.
1000 block of Pitts Road 30350 – On Feb. 25, someone forced a front door to the victim’s apartment. Several items were taken from the victim’s bedroom.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Feb. 2,5 someone threw a brick through a side window and entered the home. Missing is $102 in change, a PS3, a Toshiba tablet and Glock 9mm pistol.
100 block of Alderwood 30328 – On Feb. 27, two townhomes under construction were burglarized. A Whirlpool double cooktop was taken, as was a microwave and dishwasher.
6000 block of Barfield Road 30328 – On Feb. 15, a woman reported that her iPhone was stolen.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 15, a 55-year-old woman reported someone took her iPhone from her pants pocket while she was shopping. She recalled someone bumping into her because the store was crowded.
800 block of Brandywine Circle 30328 – On Feb. 15, a woman reported that five expensive handbags were taken from her home. She called several consignment shops in the area, and one shop recently received bags matching her description. The victim did not think she was burglarized.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 15, a restaurant manager said someone lifted $100 from the cash register.
6000 block of Sandy Springs Circle 30328 – On Feb. 16, the victim said she was at the location at about 1:30 a.m. and left her purse at the table while she danced. When she returned, the purse was gone.
800 block of Calibre Springs Way 30342 – On Feb. 16, a 1996 Mazda was reported stolen.
4000 block of Kitty Hawk Drive 30342 – On Feb. 16, a man reported someone entered his shed (not locked) and took a leaf blower ($400) and an electric pressure washer.
7400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 17, a maroon Kia Sorrento was stolen from a car repair shop.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 18, a man reported a 53-foot enclosed trailer was stolen from behind a grocery store. The trailer reads: “J&R Schugel.”
7000 block of Glisten Avenue 30328 – On Feb. 18, a 22-year-old woman reported her blue BMW 325i was stolen from a parking garage.
200 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – On Feb. 18, a 78-year-old woman reported that while she was shopping, someone took her iPhone from her purse. Her daughter activated “Find My iPhone,” showing the phone was in Jonesboro and later at the airport.
100 block of Allen Road 30328 – On Feb. 19, a business owner said a bank bag was stolen from under a desk. The bag had no cash but did contain three checks. An employee said they saw a man in the office, near the desk, at the time the theft would have occurred.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Feb. 19, a 75-year-old woman reported that while shopping at a grocery store, she helped an older man look for medicine on the shelf. With him was a woman. She said that when she bent over to look at the medicine, her wallet was removed from her purse. In the wallet was $50 cash, credit cards and personal ID. She didn’t notice the theft until she checked out. By the time she got home, the card had been used at a department store for $1,000.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 19, security officers at discount store eported they saw a man in a grey coat and L.A. Lakers ball cap conceal a set of headphones under his clothes and attempt to leave. They stopped him at the door, but the man began to struggle with the security person. He was able to flee, but the complainant ended up with the coat and the tag number of the car that was driven by another person. A witness later said he recognized the man because they are staying at the same hotel. That case is being investigated and warrants are pending.
1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On Feb. 19, a man reported his scooter ramp was stolen.
Greyfield Lane — A woman said she met three men at a sports bar on Roswell Road. She and the men eventually returned to her apartment. She said the following morning the men were gone as was $1,800 cash, Xanax pills and about 30 Ambien pills. The three had the names of “Journey,” “Antonio,” and “Crow.”
5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 23, a woman reported her phone and wallet were taken from her workplace. The in-store video showed a woman standing next to the purse and then leaving with her hands concealed under an apron. Later, the victim called her phone and a woman answered, then hung up.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Feb. 24, a woman checked into an office to have a Botox treatment. Afterward, she said she left her wallet in her car. She left and never returned to pay the $250 fee.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 24, an 86-year-old woman reported that while she was shopping at a discount department store, someone removed her purse that contained ID, documents and $150 cash.
600 block of Lorell Terrace 30328 – On Feb. 25, a man reported his 1993 GMC Sierra truck was stolen from his driveway.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Feb. 26, a check-cashing company reported an employee has apparently stolen over $8,000 from the business. They found that the same employee wired money on two occasions recently. The wired funds match the amount taken.
4000 block of Dalmer Road 30328 – On Feb. 27, a man reported his orange tree fence was stolen.
A golf cart, belonging to an apartment complex was stolen.
Theft from Vehicles
6000 block of Roswell Road (Taboo 2) 30328, On Feb. 17, report made
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, On Feb. 17, backpack stolen as well as a laptop
200 block of Vernon Woods Drive 30328, On Feb. 18, iPad, purse and contents were stolen
2000 block of Dunwoody Club Drive 30350, On Feb. 19, stolen tag
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328, On Feb. 19, iPhone left on dash
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328, On Feb. 20, purse taken
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350, On Feb. 22
4900 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350, On Feb. 25
1000 block of Crestline Parkway 30342, On Feb. 26
200 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328, On Feb. 27
6500 block of Roswell Road — The owner of a sports bar received a call on Feb. 15 from a man who said his name was Gregory Evans and told the owner that he owed Georgia Power Co. $1,033, and to obtain and send a Green Dot card for that amount or the power would be disconnected. The owner of the sports bar, which has been a Sandy Springs business for over 20 years, is no idiot and confirmed with Georgia Power that the call was bogus. Georgian Power would never ask for a payment via Green Dot Card. You would receive an official letter.
Always confirm information independently.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On Feb. 17, a 38-year-old man said he was contacted by “U.S. Grant” and told that because he paid his bills on time, he was eligible for a grant of $10,200. He only needed to send a processing fee of $180 to “Sophie,” at a 202 area code. He was later called by “Peter” and said the amount to send was $400 for insurance. The potential victim did not send any money.
8700 block of Dunwoody Place 30350 – On Feb. 23, a man gave a counterfeit $20 bill at a restaurant. The employee said that this man has been seen in the area frequently on a bicycle.
A man reported someone used his personal ID to open a phone account.
A man reported he responded to a Monster.com ad for employment with a company called “Target-Tech.” He later received a check from a “Melissa” in Cincinnati for $1,960 to which he was to keep some and send $1,746 to a woman named ”Elizabeth” in Oklahoma. He forwarded the money and later found the check made to him was fraudulent.
In a related fraud, a woman reported she accepted a job with a company called M3 Multi-Media Studios, and was sent a check for $2,430 to which she was to send the bulk to an address via Western Union and
keep some of the money for herself. The check turned up fraudulent and she was overdrawn. The destination of the wired funds was Yemen.
3000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Feb. 22, a woman reported that she got into an argument with a co-worker, which resulted in heated text messages. The co-worker came over, and a brief physical fight took place before the co-worker left.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, On Feb. 15, boyfriend/girlfriend argument got physical. Boyfriend was arrested.
High Top Road, 30350, On Feb. 16, boyfriend punched victim, then fled. She was taken to the hospital.
Officers arrested a man on Harbor Pointe Parkway Feb. 12 after a call was received of a loud argument. Cops found one man yelling and screaming at another guy, with a woman trying to calm the man down. As the officers tried to sort things out, the yelling guy continued, and when told to stop or be arrested, he said “I don’t care.” The officer ended up arresting the man. The arrested man said he was mad because of an argument over sexual arrangements.
River Crest Court 30328 – On Feb. 15, a woman called and said two men walked into her home while she was in the shower. They were in a truck hauling pine straw. The officer found a truck matching the description and spoke to four men who were with the truck. Two said they went to the home to solicit pine straw and found the door open but denied going in the home. GCIC checks were made of all four. One man came back wanted in Talbot County for forgery and in Meriwether County for terroristic threats. He was cuffed and put in the patrol car. The other three were cited for soliciting without proper permits and released.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On Feb. 16, cops responded to a call of a disorderly person. The officer, who said he had been at the residence before, observed a loud and drunk guy yelling and being obnoxious. A woman at the scene said he threatened her with a BB gun. He was arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 19, loss prevention staff at a discount department store called the cops on a man who attempted to steal a headset. He removed it from the package and then walked out. The staff watched this on video and alerted the police. He was met at the door by the officer who arrested him for the $71 theft.
5800 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Feb. 19, officers responded to a loud-music complaint coming from a car in the apartment parking lot. The officers noted the smell of marijuana as they spoke to the driver. He was later cited for possession of six grams of weed and issued a ticket.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 22, store security detained a woman for stealing a $12 bottle of hairspray.
1000 block of Lancaster Walk 30328 – On Feb. 22, just after 7 p.m., a resident called police regarding a suspicious person who was seen at a residence. The suspect appeared to attempt to check the door handle of the front door, to see if the door was unlocked. The man then quickly walked away when spotted. Officers located the man and determined he had no reason to be in that residential area, and checking the door handles indicated that he was most likely there to commit a crime. The man made several statements to the officers to explain his being there, but all turned out to be lies. The man was also wanted in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on a failure to appear warrant for drug possession. He was charged with loitering and prowling, and arrested with a hold for Arkansas authorities.
8800 block of Applegate Lane 30350 – On Feb. 23, a suspicious-person call came in regarding a man looking into car windows around 4 a.m. The man was said to be leaving the residential area in a station wagon. A responding officer located a station wagon that had just been parked. The driver concealed himself behind the car until the officer located and secured him. A second man, passed out, was found in the car. The first man could not give a reason why he was in that area at 4 a.m. He was later arrested for loitering and prowling. The drunken passenger was put in a taxi and sent home.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 23, security officers at a grocery detained a man for stealing $90 in groceries. He was later arrested.
6300 block of Roswell Road — Cops responded to a suspicious-person call. The officers found two men in a car, and asked them if they saw anything suspicious. The officers smelled marijuana when the driver rolled the window down. The driver had a small bag in his back pocket. They were cited on copies of charges for disorderly conduct-possession.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 23, a patrol officer spotted a fight going on at a bar. As he approached, one of the men engaged looked at the cop and cursed. The argument started over a man arguing with his girlfriend. One man was arrested.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 24, employees of a hotel called police to check on guests who were well past their checkout time. The employees let the officers in, who found a man and woman in bed sleeping. They were unable to wake them up, and officers found what appeared to be packets of cocaine and syringes in several areas of the room. The pair was eventually awakened and later arrested.
I-285/Ga. 400 30328 – On Feb. 26, an officer stopped a car going 80 mph and found that the driver had a clear jar containing marijuana on the floorboard. A grinder was also found in the car as were some pills, believed to be Adderall. He was arrested.
Cops responded to Burdett Road and Scott Valley on an injured 54-year-old woman. The woman, bloody and screaming, said she fell while walking her dog. The officer noted a smell of alcohol, which the woman enthusiastically denied. An ambulance came to treat the victim who, while inside the ambulance, pulled four, single serving bottles of vodka from her bra. She was transported for medical treatment and the dog was turned over to the woman’s mother.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 19, cops met with a 43-year-old man who was in a dispute with another man. The victim said his roommate wanted rent money. The complainant had $100, which made the other man angry. He asked for $250 or said he would hit him with a flute. The complainant said the other guy put down the flute and picked up a speaker and threatened to hit him with it. Cops asked the other guy, who said the complainant was in fact the aggressor, and threatened to harm him while holding the flute. The second guy’s mother was on the scene and broke up the fight without using the flute.
Summer Crossing — A man said he has been getting death threats via text messages from the boyfriend of the girl he is “messing around with.”