The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through April 18.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On April 7, a 34-year-old man reported that he was walking home around 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by three men. One pulled a gun and ordered the victim to empty his pockets. He gave what he had, which was $17. The suspect took the money, then hit the man on the head with the gun. After the suspects fled, the man went home but later went to Northside Hospital. The staff called the police, and after, the man was treated for a minor head injury. He told cops he knew the suspect by the street name “Blue” or “Black.” He told them the suspect previously stole drugs from his roommate.
400 block of Preston Woods Trail 30328 – On April 13, a 50-year-old man said that around 9:30 p.m., as he exited his car in the apartment parking lot, he was approached by a man who pulled a gun and told the man he needed his keys. The suspect demanded the man’s wallet and cellphone. He also took his watch and $350 cash. At some point during the robbery, at least one other man joined up with the suspect. The victim was not injured.
8100 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 16, a 20-year-old woman said that just after midnight, she was walking on Roswell Road when a man came up to her asking for a cigarette. A second man came up from behind and snatched her purse. Both men ran east on Northridge. She said she has seen both men in the area before.
700 block of Hammond Drive – Officers were dispatched to a hotel on a robbery call. The caller said a man had a Taser. Once there, officers proceeded to a room where they heard voices inside and it sounded as if two men were arguing. At that time, a man exited the room. He was secured and detained. The officers attempted to enter the room. The occupant in the room was trying to shut the door. The officers made entry and found one man behind the door with no pants on. The officers saw what they thought was a woman but who turned out to be a man with a wig and bra on the other side of the room. A third man was located as well. They did find the Taser and some cocaine. At the time of the report, the officers were not sure if the call was in fact a robbery or not, so detectives were called in to sort it all out.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 7, someone burglarized the office area at Public Storage. The burglar disabled the camera but was unable to get into the safe. Nothing else was reported missing.
1800 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350 – On April 8, a woman reported that she returned home from out of town and found her door had been forced open. Missing is a 55-inch LG TV, Madrid audio surround system, recording equipment, MacBook Pro laptop, and 800 DVDs and CDs. She told the officers that people come into her apartment to record music, meaning there is a long list of potential suspects.
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On April 8, someone broke into a storage area across from the victim’s apartment. The door was pried with a small tool like a screwdriver. Nothing was reported missing on the report.
Fenwick Place 30350 – On April 10, returning from vacation, the victim found that someone had entered her apartment and took an Xbox game system, Wii game, laptop and iPhone.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 14, employees of Taylor Construction reported that someone pried a garage door open and used a forklift to load several large rolls of aluminum, weighing between 200 to 400 pounds each. It is used to make gutters. Aluminum is worth approximately $1.75 per pound. The rolls are marked by the manufacturer and can be traced. A recycle plant would know this and red-flag the transaction. The complainant said he suspects a former employee, recently laid off, who has knowledge of aluminum construction.
6800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 14, a 35-year-old woman reported that someone entered her condo and took her computer bag. She said this happened while she was taking the garbage out around 7:40 a.m. Missing is a MacBook Pro and related electronics.
8200 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On April 14, the complainant said the man renting the apartment turned in the keys, saying that he was not returning, but that the furniture inside was his wife’s and he told her to make arrangements with the apartment people to pick up her furniture. She did not do that. He further said she was a convicted felon and may return and burglarize the apartment.
Colquitt Road – A man said someone broke into his apartment and took his birth certificate from a folder in his bedroom.
6500 block of Wright Road –- A woman reported that someone stole her car during the overnight hours of April 6 and 7. The car is a 1996 green Honda Accord.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On April 7, a 27-year-old woman reported that a man was living with her for about a month, until she told him to move out on April 6. She said that when he did, he took her Samsung cellphone, a Toshiba tablet, and $4,000 cash which had been in an electronic cash box beneath the bed. She knows where he works, but not where he lives.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 7, a 27-year-old man reported that while he was shopping at Kroger, he had his iPhone in the shopping cart seat and at some point, someone stole it. He later checked his GPS on the phone and found it to be in the Marsh Trail Court area off Morgan Falls Road and then at the MARTA station before it was disconnected.
5400 block of Meridian Mark Drive 30342 – On April 7, a woman reported someone stole her iPhone from her office. They tracked it to I-20 near Six Flags.
400 block of Waterford Place 30342 – On April 8, a man reported his MacBook and pet beagle were stolen from his apartment. The victim found pry marks on the door. His locked bedroom had been forced open. The victim suspects his female roommate who was gone, as were her belongings.
1400 block of South Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On April 8, the daughter of a woman who passed away at her residence in a retirement community said while inventorying her mother’s belongings, she discovered some of her mother’s items missing.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 8, the victim locked his items in the gym locker, secured it with a combination lock, and went off to play racquetball. Later he found that the locker no longer contained the combination lock. His American Express and Barclay’s credit cards were used to purchase more than $5,000 worth of goods.
7200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 9, someone stole a used cooking oil container behind a restaurant. The container is owned by Perfect Circle Renewable Energy, a company that recycles cooking oil. The value of the oil and container was $200.
A man reported that he was struck in the ear while trying to break up a fight between a woman and her boyfriend at a bar. This happened at 2:11 a.m. Alcohol was involved. The suspect left in his Chevy pickup.
8000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 7, a 28-year-old man reported that he has been in a relationship with another man for about seven months, but that he decided to end it in order to start dating women. His partner tried to talk him out of it. While the victim was putting his things in his car, an argument ensued, and the suspect picked up a tree limb and attempted to hit the victim. During the struggle, the victim sustained a small cut on his head and another on his hand. At one point, the suspect pulled a gun, but the victim disarmed him and threw the gun in the bushes. The victim was later transported to the V.A. Hospital to have his minor injuries looked at. He was later released. The suspect left the scene prior to the officers arriving.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 12, around 4 a.m., cops were called to an apartment area after residents witnessed a man assaulting a woman in the parking lot. The man grabbed the woman by the hair. The complainants on the call went to the parking lot and told the man to stop. He left in a car. The victim told the complainants the suspect was going to get a weapon and would return. They later saw him in the parking lot with a handgun, but he left shortly thereafter. The woman left the location prior to his arrival. The tag on his car was given and the case is being investigated.
1400 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On April 12, a woman reported that she was in an apartment, and another person, on the phone, told the person on the other end of the phone conversation that the victim was doing drugs. The 20-year-old victim got into an argument with that person over what he said, and, according to her, he grabbed her on the arm and hit her on the shoulder. He denied it, saying the injury (it left a red mark) was from a previous issue. The victim denied using drugs.
1000 block of Crestline Parkway 30342 – On April 5, officers were called to a hotel to meet with the band director for a high school in Florida. The director said the band is on a trip to Atlanta. He told officers that he received a call from a parent who said one of the kids had possession of marijuana in a new form called “wax.” The director followed up and spoke with the students (4) assigned to the room of the suspected student. The student admitted it and provided what was described as a hollowed out rubber bounce ball filled with a waxy substance. The student said this was a new form that he bought for $65 from his Florida source. He said it is used with an electronic cigarette and it took only a small amount to get high. The 17-year-old was arrested and taken to the Fulton Jail, Alpharetta Annex.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 7, staff members at a discount department store detained a man for stealing $25 in costume jewelry. He was arrested. On the same day, they detained a habitual thief who has three additional thefts on file with SSPD. This was the first time they were able to detain her. On this caper, she stole a beach towel and swimsuit totaling $71. She was arrested and sent to jail.
1100 block of Hammond Drive – Two men were arrested on April 8 after employees of a grocery reported two men as suspects in shoplifting of items valued at $229. Officers were given the lookout and found the two men on Hammond Drive.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 8, a patrol officer spotted three men in the parking lot in the area of Tijuana Joe’s Restaurant just before 4 a.m. The three men all fled into the woods. Shortly after, one of the men resurfaced along Roswell Road, attempting to look invisible. He was taken into custody and interviewed about what he was doing that time of night in an area that has seen thefts from vehicles. The man had a knife, iPhone, flashlight, headphones, phone charger and a wallet. This seemed to match up with an earlier call in the 3600 block of Spring Creek Lane only a short distance away. The previous call, made minutes before the officer spotted the men, said several men were looking in cars, in the parking lot. Although no stolen items were found, this guy was most likely part of the theft crew working the parking lots. He was arrested for loitering and prowling, and taken to jail.
7500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 9, staff members at a pharmacy called police following an internal investigation concerning missing prescription drugs. They suspected a pharmacy technician of stealing them over a period of time. They accounted for 1,143 pills of Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, 100 pills of Alprazolam, 250 pills of Diazepam and 50 Clonazepam pills, all totaling $943. After they found consistent inventory losses, they viewed video, and found at least one occasion where the technician was seen emptying prescriptions into his pocket. They interviewed the technician who admitted to the theft, saying that he sold them around his neighborhood for a small monetary gain because the money he made (legit funds) wasn’t enough.
A 45-year-old man called police regarding a woman who was intoxicated and acting crazy. They found the woman yelling incoherently off the man’s balcony. She was, according to the report, unable to stand, and during the course of the conversation with officers, she fell several times. She was later taken to Northside Hospital, still yelling and screaming. Lab results showed no drugs, but alcohol was involved. She was left at the hospital for further evaluation. A copy of charges was given to her for a later court date.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On April 13, a woman called police and reported that she was physically assaulted by her boyfriend who called her lazy for not doing the laundry. She had a small cut on her lip. The boyfriend was arrested and taken to jail. The victim later called wanting to drop the charges. (They don’t get dropped.)
An officer reported that on April 15, he was in the gas station at Roswell and Dalrymple roads when he saw a man whom he knew as a drug dealer and who the officer arrested the previous day for having 45 grams of marijuana on him. The officer noticed the man had the same backpack, so he followed him onto the North Springs school campus. The officer noted that he could smell unburnt marijuana as he closed distance to the man. He stopped him and spoke to him. Inside the backpack was another 45 grams of marijuana. He was taken to jail (again.)
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 16, employees of a grocery said a man got a salad in the deli section, hid it under his shirt and then walked out. He was detained and later arrested for the theft, valued at just over $5.
River Vista Drive 30339 – On April 8, the security staff at the River Vista Condos said a resident became upset at the slow processing of visitors in front of his car and began to curse and scream at the staff. He also beat on the guard’s office window. He then got back in his car and drove to the parking garage. Officers went to his condo but he was hiding inside and would not open the door.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On April 12, a 66-year-old man reported that as he was getting into his car at a discount store, a dog in an adjacent car reached out and bit him. The victim said he tripped while backpedalling from the dog and fell, causing a small cut. He wanted to go to the hospital to be checked. The dog’s owner was apologetic and offered to pay for the man’s shirt that was torn.
2000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On April 13, cops and EMS were dispatched to an apartment where they spoke with a woman who reluctantly said she and her husband were trying to take a can of pepper spray away from one another. She claims they were not fighting and she didn’t really want to talk about it. They decided to speak to her husband who was located in the shower screaming, thus proving the point that pepper spray does work. He told officers that their son had the can of pepper spray and that he, and his wife and son were fighting over the can when it deployed into the man’s face. The son, age unknown, was not affected. No charges were filed.
800 block of Brandywine Circle 30328 – On April 14, a 50-year-old man and woman said they had an argument with a roommate. It all started in January when the pair was sitting on a bed talking. The suspect came into the room, naked, and started yelling at the woman. The man asked the naked man to stop. The naked man approached him wanting to fight him. The naked man grabbed the woman and threw her off the bed. The naked man then hit the other man in the face—with his fists. They reported it now because the naked man was supposed to apologize but never did. The other man said he now, three months later, wants to prosecute, and for evidence, showed the officer his driver’s license photo, saying he had a “puffy” face in the photo as a result of the naked-man assault.