The following incidents and arrests are some, but not all, of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through May 2.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On April 19, a 26-year-old man said that he was cutting between apartment buildings about 1:30 a.m. when he was approached by men who grabbed him and threw him to the ground. One pulled a gun while the other took the victim’s backpack, umbrella and $10 cash. A second robbery was reported two days later. A man said he was walking home about 2 a.m. when he was robbed by three men who took $600 and his cellphone. In the early morning hours of April -year-old ninth grader, was arrested in connection with the robbery.
1700 block of Greyfield Lane 30350 – On April 26, a woman said that just after 10 p.m. she had been robbed by a man who was last seen walking through the complex. She told the officers that as she got out of her car, a man approached her and told her to give him her money and purse or he would shoot her. She screamed. The man grabbed her iPhone and fled.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 20, answering an alarm call just before 3 a.m., officers found the front glass door broken at a gas station. It appeared that cigarettes were stolen.
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 20, a passing motorist said that someone broke into a cleaning company. Officer found the front door broken out and it appeared someone had been inside. Only about $5 cash was missing. The business next door, a restaurant, had been entered the same way. They, too, said only $5 cash was missing. Both cases were cleared with the arrest of the suspect who burglarized the gas station in the 8300 block of Roswell Road.
1400 block of South Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On April 21, someone pried open a door leading to an office and took, or rather, tore, two televisions from the wall mounts. A laptop was also taken.
6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 21, a spice store reported a burglary over the previous weekend. Several items were taken from the store, but no forced entry was made.
1000 block of Huntcliff 30350 – On April 23, someone entered a business via a side door and stole several items, including TVs and laptops. The alarm activated and the owner of the business was notified. However, he told the alarm company not to call the police because he assumed it was the cleaning crew who set it off while exiting the business.
River Springs Drive 30350 – On April 23, someone kicked a back door to the home and entered. The complainant said a guest was at the house at the time but didn’t hear or see anything. The only thing taken was a vintage toy Jeep and trailer that sat on a dresser.
300 block of North River Parkway 30350 – On April 23, a woman said sometime during the day, someone entered by forcing a back kitchen window into the apartment. Missing were several video game items, a Wii game system and a tablet.
4000 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On April 24, someone entered the home between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. A back door to the home was left open. The victim said a television was taken. The bedroom was ransacked, but nothing was taken from there.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On April 26, a construction office was broken into overnight. Several power tools, radios, a printer, hard drive, other tools and a computer monitor were among the items missing.
1300 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On April 27, a man reported someone forced his door open and ransacked his apartment. Missing is a 9mm handgun, MacBook laptop, Dell laptop, headphones and two backpacks.
5800 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – On April 27, a woman reported that she returned home about 9 p.m. and found that her TV was gone. She suspects a man of taking it but has no reason why. She said the man used to live there. The condo had been left unlocked.
300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On April 27, someone entered the victim’s apartment (no force) and took a PS3 game system and controllers as well as games. A woman in the 200 block of Winding River Drive also reported a burglary. Her kitchen window was broken and she is missing a laptop. She said her son was at home and said a man was seen running from the location.
5400 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On April 28, someone forced open a window and entered the victim’s apartment sometime during the day. The apartment was ransacked. Missing items include two laptops, PS2 and game controllers.
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 28, officers responded to a business following an alarm call just before 5:30 a.m. They found that a rock was used to break a window, but the TV on the wall, which was probably the target, was still intact. Suspect(s) most likely fled when the alarm activated.
100 block of Trowbridge Road 30350 – On April 29, a 40-year-old man said he heard his dog growling about 5:45 a.m. and found a man, in dark clothing, leaving his bedroom, heading down the stairway, and then out the door. He got on a BMX bike and left. His garage door was open and the entry door to the home was unlocked.
300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On April 29, a man reported someone broke a window and entered the apartment. Missing is $1,500 cash and a TV.
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328 – On April 29, a woman reported that while she attended a meeting, someone entered the room and took her iPad and company Dell computer. She said no forced entry was found. She said she noticed the door did not close properly when she checked into the room earlier.
800 block of Brandywine Circle 30328 – On April 29, an 84-year-old man reported he was in the hospital for several days, and during that time someone went into his home and took a painting, jeans, pictures and negatives. He suspects a former girlfriend who has a key to the home.
300 block of North River Parkway 30350 – On April 30, sometime during the night while the victim slept, someone entered the home and bedroom, opening drawers, and taking his wallet and cellphone. There was no forced entry. There were two additional burglaries in this area during the same time frame.
5600 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On April 30, an apartment resident heard a bang and looked across to another apartment where it appeared someone had removed a screen. Maintenance staff arrived and found a broken window with blood on it. The victim, who arrived later, said two TVs were missing as well as an iPad. Prints and blood samples were recovered.
6600 block of Cherry Tree Lane 30328 – On April 30, a door, leading to the home from the garage, was found forced open. The complainant called the resident who came home and reported that a flat-screen TV was missing.
North Island Drive 30350 – On April 30, the victim left home at 11 a.m. and returned around 4 p.m. He said that a pressure washer was taken from the garage area.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 30, sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., someone entered the victim’s home and took a 50-inch TV and laptop. It appears the front door had been pried open.
300 block of Ledgemont Drive 30328 – On April 19, a man reported that someone opened a priority mail package from his mailbox. The envelope was in the mailbox; however it was open and empty. The man said this happened to another resident next door earlier in the week.
Brentwood Drive 30350 — A woman said a cellphone, ordered online, was delivered to her home. She was not there and the package was left. When she returned, the package was gone.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 19, a cabbie said a man she picked up in Roswell took the taxi to Whole Foods on Roswell Road. The man told the driver he needed to help his mother with a bag, and then left and did not return.
Mystic Ridge Lane 30342 – On April 21, a man reported his bike stolen from the side of his home. It is a bright blue Trek bike.
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On April 21, a hospital employee reported that someone came into her office and took her purse. It was later found in the women’s restroom. Security officers observed a man leave that office area between 10 and 11:15 a.m. Credit cards, ID and $40 cash were taken. Someone attempted to use the card at a MARTA station for $96. The transaction was declined.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 24, a woman reported that about 11 a.m. she was at a grocery store. She said a man appeared to follow her around and, at one point, asked her about some products. She recalled that he bumped her a couple of times. She later discovered that her wallet was missing from her purse. An attempt to use the Bank of America card was made at a department store at the Mall of Georgia, but it was declined.
6400 block of Long Island Drive 30342 – On April 24, a man said that someone stole a Port-A-Potty. The Port-A-Potty is owned by a company called Pit Stop Port-A-Potty. The Port-A-Potty was located in front of a residence that is undergoing renovations.
100 block of Mark Trail 30328 – On April 24, a representative of AT&T said someone stole some computer equipment from an AT&T crossbox that was being worked on.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On April 26, a 24-year-old woman reported her 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck with Alabama tags was stolen from a hotel.
6700 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 26, a man reported that his 2000 blue BMW was stolen. He said the condo association had an issue with the car at some point and indicated they would tow it.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On April 27, a man reported that he was eating lunch at a restaurant around 1 p.m. He parked his bike on the side of the building while he ate. Someone stole the bike while he was having lunch. It is a 2011Trek Madone 4.5. A second bike also was stolen during this time.
900 block of Glengate Place 30328 – On April 28, the victim said his 2012 Toyota Tacoma was stolen from his home overnight. The victim’s property that was in the truck was found in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 28, a man reported he left his items in an unlocked locker at the gym and when he returned, they were gone.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 28, officers were called to a pizza restaurant and spoke to a woman whose wallet was lifted from her purse while she was sitting at the bar. During this time, the woman was on the phone with her credit card company. She was told someone tried to use the card at a discount store for $533 and again for $57. Officers went to the store and got good digital photos of the suspects and their car. The photos matched the victim’s description. A glass, used by the suspect at the pizza place, was taken in as evidence and printed.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 28, a woman reported that she was at a bar and met with her former roommate who she knows only by his nickname of “Steelo.” She said that she met him to retrieve her dog. During that time, she placed her purse next to the dog crate. Someone swiped it while she was distracted. Among the items taken was $450 cash.
6000 block of Sandy Springs Circle 30328 – On April 29, a woman said she was at her workplace and had placed her purse on the counter. At one point a man came in while she was in another area. Later, she discovered her wallet was missing from the purse.
7000 block of Landsdowne Drive 30350 – On April 29, a woman reported that a diamond tennis bracelet, last seen in a bedroom drawer during last Christmas, was missing as of January of this year. She said during that time, workers, including plumbers, painters, Fulton County Water Department employees and house cleaners have had access to the home.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 30, the victim locked his personal belongings in a gym locker and placed a combination lock on it. Someone took the lock off and stole the man’s items.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On April 19, a woman called police after being struck by her boyfriend. She was upset with him due to his infidelity and asked him to leave. He then hit her. He was gone when the officers arrived.
1500 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On April 20, a 32-year-old woman said she got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend of nine years and father of her children. The man pushed her and then slapped her on the back of the head before leaving with her work cellphone.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 19, officers arrested one man for stealing just over $100 in grocery items and then attempting to leave the store without paying.
8300 block of Roswell Road — A gas station was burglarized on April 20 just before 3 a.m. The responding officers spotted a man who ran from them and got away. Another officer received a call from a nearby gas station at Roswell and Northridge. That clerk said a man came into his store three times on the same day, and he was suspicious that the man was casing the store for a robbery. While the officer was in the store and while the clerk was describing the man, the man the clerk described walked in. The officer questioned him and he didn’t have any ID. What he did have was several packs of Newport cigarettes, the same brand as had been stolen a bit earlier at the other gas station. The now-suspect pulled out some candy from his pocket and out with them came a small bag of marijuana. During this time, the clerk pointed to another man whom he identified as being with the first guy when they were in the store. That man spotted the cops and ran, but his identity was discovered, and that part of the investigation is still going on. The guy with the Newports was later charged with burglary.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On April 21, cops were called to a forgery in progress at a bank. A lookout was given while the officers were on the way. The updated information said the man had walked out of the bank and was walking north on Roswell Road. One of the responding officers spotted a man matching the physical description and detained him. He was later identified by the bank employees. He was arrested for trying to cash a fraudulent check for $793.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342 – On April 21, the manager of a fast-food restaurant said an employee suddenly walked off the job. They checked her cash drawer and found it $291 short.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 21, a 29-year-old man reported that someone took his laptop and cellphone from a meeting room about 3:45 p.m. after he went to the restroom. A track of the laptop showed it in the area of Georgia State University.
5800 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 22, officers were called to an oil change store regarding a hostile person. The person had just been fired for showing up intoxicated, and now refused to leave the store. When the cops arrived, they found him inside the oil-change bay. He had gone into the lower oil-change area and released all of the used oil onto the floor. The officers checked him on GCIC and found a warrant for failure to appear on a shoplifting charge with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 22, employees of a grocery store observed a woman conceal some items in her purse and leave without paying for them. She was detained and later charged with shoplifting. She was cited to appear in court.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On April 22, employees of a grocery store said a woman concealed two 8-ounce cans of Mang-O-Rita. She tried to leave the store without paying. When they stopped her, she said she had to use the restroom. She came out without any Mang-O-Rita. They found the Mang-O-Rita in the trashcan. The woman was charged with shoplifting.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 22, officers received a call from 911 regarding a woman who said that she was picking up her kids from her ex-husband, and that she was afraid of him and believed that he was wanted. The information given to the officer indicated the man was wanted in Cobb County. The officers told the woman to pick up the kids and then drive off. Afterward, they stopped the man and confirmed the warrants. The man also had a pill bottle with different types of pills and a bag of marijuana. The pills were identified as Tramadol, Alprazolam and Carisoprodol. He was charged on the outstanding warrant as well as three warrants regarding controlled substances.
Officers were called by a woman who said she received a note on her door that was titled: “Dear Mistress.” The letter went into how the sender took her trash out, and was signed “Your slave”—(and the man’s name.) The complainant said the previous tenant of the apartment was known as a dominatrix and the letter may have been meant for her. The sender lived in the same complex. Cops tried to contact him, but there was no answer at the door.
1200 block of West Garmon Road — A man who is a self-appointed “sovereign citizen” apparently moved into the home. He had been arrested at this address previously. Later on, the legal owner of the property changed the locks, resulting in the man saying that someone burglarized his-home-that-is-not-really-his, and changed the locks.
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 26, a man walked into a gas station about 8:30 p.m. and got a case of beer. He produced a Pennsylvania driver’s license and a $100 bill. The clerk said he suspected the license was not the man who presented it because the photo was that of another man. The man lost his nerve and left everything on the counter—including the $100 bill which was not fake. The ID and money was turned into evidence and property.
A woman, who is a college student, reported that she has been receiving unwanted calls and text messages from an unknown man. At one point, the victim’s father got on the phone and told the man to stop calling. The caller said “Put the bitch on the phone.” The caller also text messaged a photo of a penis. CID is investigating.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On April 28, a complainant said she saw a man in his 40s, driving a black BMW in the parking lot of a grocery store. She said the man was wearing a pair of tight shorts. She said he was “leaning into the open window of the car” and purposely exposing himself. This was on April 24. She didn’t report it then because she didn’t get the tag number, however she saw the same car and man on April 28. He wasn’t exposing himself this time but she did get the tag and then called the police. She said she got the man’s photo on her cellphone on April 24 as he exposed himself.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On April 30, two people, who are in a relationship, came to the PD to file a report that one’s cousin was making threats. The man said he was in the recording business and his girlfriend was a singer. The suspect asked one of the victims to assist in making a music video. He said no. The offender was offended. He responded by posting messages, also known as evidence, on Facebook. One is: “It’s time to kill or be killed, so stop wasting time, kill something because it’s a murder charge for me no way out of this somebody gonna die it should have been u coward let ur own brother take these slugs dat r meant for u and cuz I’m out here. ” The message contained further bastardized English in the form of a threat.