Compiled by Capt. Steve Rose, SSPD
The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through June 6.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
1500 block of Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On May 28 a woman reported that around 9 a.m. she heard a knock on the door. She asked who it was, and a woman’s voice said “flowers.” She opened the door where she saw a woman holding a gun on her. Another woman, whose name she knew, entered the apartment. The victim recently borrowed $1,000 from another woman and she believes they came there to collect the money. Taken from the apartment were two BB/pellet handguns and a Samsung phone. A Blackberry Z10 cellphone was destroyed by the suspects.
The Regions Bank, in the 6600 block of Roswell Road, was robbed around 1:30 p.m. on May 29. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.
800 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On June 3 three persons said they were robbed by two to three men as they walked a cut-through between the Art Institute of Atlanta and the Sheraton Hotel around 11:30 p.m. The suspects took several items and physically assaulted the victims before they fled in a white car that was in the back parking lot of the Sheraton.
6200 block of Vernon Oaks Drive 30328 – On May 24 a man reported that someone forced entry to the home through a back door and took a black 2010 Honda Civic. Two TVs were taken from the residence as well as a laptop and Blue Ray player.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 26 the glass front area of Frontech Computers was broken out signaling an alarm around 5:30 a.m. A laptop, space heater and computer monitor were stolen.
6300 block of Aberdeen Drive 30328 – On May 26 the resident said he returned home from vacation and found that someone forced a door open. Several items were taken. Apparently a small flat-screen TV, not belonging to the victim, was found in his driveway.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 28 the Subway manager reported that someone came into the store after breaking a window with a large rock. They stole potato chips and drinks.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On May 28 the resident reported that while she was out of town, someone came into her apartment, probably through the sliding door found off the side, and took her TV and DVD player.
6000 block of Wright Road 30328 – On May 28 the victim said between midnight and 6 a.m., someone entered a garage storage room and two cars parked in the driveway. A Trek mountain bike was taken from the storage room. Nothing was taken from the cars that were left unlocked during the night.
600 block of Virginia Road – On May 29 the victims said sometime while they slept, someone took several items from their apartment including wallets, credit cards, a purse, California DL, passport and SSN card.
1000 block of Crest Valley Road 30342 – On May 29, a home on the real estate market was entered (no forced entry) and a stereo and camera system was stolen. The complainant said his real estate broker was on the property and saw two men in a truck with “Georgia Home Theater” on the side. They were exiting the property at the time the owner called the agent because the alarm at the house had just gone off. She told him about the truck and men, assuming he had hired them. He had not. They mumbled something to her as they exited, but they handed her a card. She recalled the man said his name was “Jeff,” and he gave her several different kinds of business cards. The truck’s tag number was obtained and the case was turned over to detectives.
1100 block of Hope Road 30350 – The victim had been gone for five weeks and upon return, found a door kicked in. Missing are 22-inch and 32-inch televisions. Other items, of more value, were left untouched.
9400 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On May 31 the victim said he arrived home just before 4 a.m. He noticed his front door was closed but not locked. He thought he had locked it. He got ready to go to bed but his dog, in a crate, began to bark. He got up to see what was going on but couldn’t figure out why the dog continued to bark. He decided to check his closet and noticed the door would not open. He tried several times and finally got the door open just a bit. It was then he saw a man on the inside of the closet door, holding it shut. The victim tried to open it, and the perp tried to keep it closed. The victim then yelled to the man behind the door that he was getting a knife and calling the cops. The man asked him several times not to and finally he bolted out the door.
Mount Vernon Circle 30328 – On May 31 the victim said someone entered his home and removed several items. He noticed the burglary when he walked upstairs and noticed a light, normally left on, was off. There was no forced entry.
8000 block of Adair Lane 30350 – On June 2 a shed, next to the leasing office of the Fountains at Morgan Falls Apartments, was burglarized, and a leaf blower taken.
1500 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On June 2 someone attempted to enter the victim’s residence. Instead, they activated the alarm and fled. It appears they tried to enter through a window. Nothing was taken.
1st block of Cedar Run 30350 – On June 2 someone forced a front door to the apartment and stole cash, jewelry, a .22 rifle, iPad and laptop.
1000 block of Apperly Place 30350 – On June 2 the resident found the back door to the basement of the home open. She was not sure of the date of the burglary but figured between May 23 and June 2. Missing is a watch.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 3 someone threw a rock through a glass window of the office of the storage facility. Nothing was taken. Video showed a man entering around 1 a.m. He departed around four minutes later.
1100 block of Lake Hearn Drive 30342 – On June 3 the staff at North Atlanta Pediatric reported a break in that occurred overnight. The complainant said that someone apparently accessed the office through a side door. Inside, they pried a cash drawer and took a small amount of money. It appeared other attempts were made to pry open desk drawers but nothing else was reported taken.
7700 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On June 3, responding to an alarm call around 4:25 a.m., officers found the front glass door shattered. It appears that several suspects carted off an undetermined amount of liquor.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 3 someone threw a rock, shattering the door to the entrance of the business. Taken was $80 from the cash register.
900 block of Abernathy Road 30328 – On June 3 someone forced (kicked) the victim’s front door to his apartment sometime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It is not known what was taken. A second burglary was reported in this complex as well.
700 block of Old Campus Trail 30328 – On June 3 the victim and family were on vacation since May 26. On return, they found the upstairs bedroom areas ransacked. Several items were taken including laptops and jewelry.
300 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – On June 4 the victim said someone forced entry to the home between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. A computer, cufflinks and other items were taken. It appears the burglar entered by breaking a window and entering through an adjacent door.
5300 block of Northland Drive 30342 – On June 5 someone forced a door open and then stole an Epson projector, three pair of sunglasses, a passport and five cigars.
700 block of Marsh Trail Circle 30350 – On May 26, around 9:15 p.m., a man drove up to his apartment area gate where he found another car next to the gate. The man got out of the car and approached the victim asking if he could use his phone to call the apartment resident to open the gate. The victim handed him his iPhone and the man thanked him, got into his car, and drove off. The victim followed to the 7200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road, but lost him. The phone was later tracked to an address near Azalea Drive in Roswell.
5000 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 26 a man called and reported that a couple in a pickup truck hooked up a utility trailer, belonging to the synagogue, and drove away. It was witnessed by a synagogue member who said the suspects were a man and woman in a white large pickup. They were last seen driving on Forest Hills Drive toward Highpoint Road.
7400 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 27 a 17-year-old female reported that someone stole her iPhone from North Springs High School. The phone was later tracked to the Northridge Road area. No suspects were located.
6000 block of Barfield Road 30328 – On May 27 a 20-year-old man said his laptop was stolen from his apartment. A door had been left open for a friend, and the thief may have used that door to get in.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 28 the victim reported a 1996 Chevy Van was stolen.
6000 block of Bridgewood Valley Road 30328 – On May 28 the victim reported a 1996 Toyota Camry stolen.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On May 28 the victim reported a 2009 Honda Civic was stolen.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 28 an 82-year-old man reported that his wallet was pick-pocketed from his pants at Kroger. The victim’s debit card was later attempted at Macy’s at Southlake Mall, and two Citgo stores, both in Morrow, Ga.
The manager of the Stein Mart in the 1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway reported that he observed a man inside the store whom he recognized from a store bulletin identifying him as a shoplifter from several Stein Mart stores. The man ran when spotted. He dropped and otherwise left behind headphones, cologne and other items totaling $180. The man was last seen running east through the parking lot. After a lookout was given, an officer spotted a man, who matched the lookout, on the platform at the MARTA station. The man was sweating and out of breath. The man was checked on NCIC and found wanted for first degree robbery in Alabama that occurred 10 years ago. The warrant was confirmed and he was arrested.
7500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 28 a man reported that he was at the Ford dealer getting his truck serviced. He plugged his phone into a charger in the service waiting area but forgot it when his truck was completed. He returned 5-10 minutes later but the phone was gone. Other customers said a woman took the phone and said she was going to turn it in. The employees knew who the woman was and contacted her, but she denied taking it.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 28 the complainant reported his 1990 blue Chevy truck and matching camper cover were stolen.
Hardeman Road 30328 – On May 29 a woman reported that her ex-roommate stole $70 cash and her Alprazolam.
1000 block of Crestline Parkway 30342 – On May 29 a woman reported that she was a guest at the Hyatt Place Hotel and that morning, she checked out. About an hour later while she was on the road, she realized that she left her diamond earrings in the room. They checked, but the earrings were not found.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On May 31 the victim placed his gym bag down while he played basketball. During that time, someone took the bag and contents in it, including his iPhone, credit/debit cards and personal ID.
400 block of Wembly Circle 30328 – On May 31 a man reported that he noticed his computer missing and didn’t report it for three days because he thought he had misplaced it. He finally realized the device was gone and then reported it.
A 45-year-old woman reported that while shopping at Target she placed her iPhone down and then forgot it while checking out. On return, the phone was gone. It’s possible that the customer behind her took the phone. Information from that customer’s transaction is being reviewed by detectives.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 2 the staff at CVS said an older man picked up a red and black nylon cooler and then walked out. He approached the clerk’s checkout and placed the cooler on the floor and asked for a paper towel as if to clean the cooler surface. When the clerk walked away from the checkout area, the man walked out.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On June 3 the staff manager said a woman who is a former member, but whose membership was cancelled for non-payment, received a massage. When the staff found out the membership was no longer good, they called her to say she owed them $119. She has not called back.
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328 – On June 4 the 48-year-old victim said he placed his Rolex Submariner, $4,000, wallet and wedding ring in the gym locker at the Concourse Athletic Club. Sometime between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m., someone took the items from the locker which, according to the report, was unsecured.
1200 block of Summit Springs Drive 30350 – On June 4 a man reported his 2007 Kawasaki ZX10 royal blue motorcycle was stolen.
600 block of Highland Park Trail 30350 – On June 4 a man reported his Tao-Tao scooter was stolen and placed in a white van occupied by two men. The victim said he may know who one of the suspects is because he was in rehab with him, and the potential suspect said something about getting a scooter like the victim’s.
Theft from Vehicles
1000 block of Crestline Parkway 30342, May 24
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, May 24
5800 block of Interstate North Parkway 30328, May 25
5000 block of Chemin De Vie 30342 – On May 27 the 33-year-old complainant said he got into an argument with his mother’s live-in boyfriend over him wanting to make his own dinner versus the dinner the boyfriend made. The complainant said the boyfriend pushed him in the chest. The boyfriend said he didn’t remember pushing him because he was intoxicated at the time. The complainant, who does not live at the residence, said he didn’t want to prosecute.
Hightower Trail and Dunwoody Place 30350 – On May 25, around midnight, an officer conducted a traffic stop, and during the interview with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana. The driver eventually turned over a baggie of marijuana that he had stashed in the crotch of his pants. The driver was given a citation for possessing about three grams.
An officer in the 1100 block of Hammond Drive came upon two men sitting in a car around 1:30 a.m. He too smelled marijuana and retrieved it from the driver. The weed was inside a wooden box. The driver was issued a citation.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On May 25, around 9 p.m., officers received a call from a resident who said several people were sitting around in front of his apartment, smoking dope and being loud. The officer arrived and told the group they had to leave that area. One man said “F—the police.” The officer requested his name. The man refused. The officer arrested him.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 26, around 5 p.m., officers were called to the pool area of an apartment complex regarding a man who was bothering the pool occupants. The cops found the man outside the pool area. He told them he didn’t live there but was invited over by a friend whom he had not seen in a long time. The man was extremely intoxicated and was later
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On May 27 Publix employees watched a woman take $35 in food items, and place them in her purse before attempting to leave without paying. She was detained and later arrested.
100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On May 28 four people, including a juvenile, were arrested and charged with possessing drugs, trespassing, and loitering /prowling after cops received a call that they were in a vacant apartment using narcotics.
5200 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 29 cops were called the Coronet Club/Main Stage just after midnight when a female, wearing only a bra and a thong, wanted to get in to “try out.” They noticed she was intoxicated and told her to leave. They called police after watching her walk toward a car, assuming that she was going to get in and drive off. The cops found the woman in the back seat of a car whose owner had flagged them down. He said he went in the store to pay for gas and when he returned, found the woman lying in his back seat. The woman was screaming and cursing at the officers as they removed her. Among the pleasantries she lashed out were the n-word, threats to kill the officers, and for some reason, their grandmothers, who she probably didn’t even know, promises that the Bloods gang would kill the officers, she would get free and urinate and defecate on the officer’s graves, and that her lawyer would free her from all charges and, lawsuits that would follow. She was sent to jail.
Cedar Run 30350 – On June 1 officers were called to an apartment regarding a man who was yelling at the apartment resident. The suspect was later located in the parking lot and told the officer he went to the apartment because the resident had thrown dog poop on a neighbor’s door a couple of days earlier. The suspect was later charged with disorderly conduct.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On June 2, around 5:30 a.m., officers were called to meet a cab driver regarding a fare not paid. They were told a woman hailed the cab in Alpharetta and wanted to go to Sandy Springs. He took her to the Kroger at City Walk. The fare was $88. She told the cab driver she didn’t have the money but would cash in gift cards in the store and take care of it. Instead, she shoplifted several items in Kroger, and was promptly caught with the items that were valued at just over $53. She was arrested.
300 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On June 4 the staff at In-Town Suites called police to remove someone from the facility due to drug use. The officer knocked on the door and a man answered. The officer told the man why he was there and instructed him not to place his hands in his pockets as that could be perceived as a threat. The man put his hands in his pocket and pulled out a small metal container and threw it down the hallway. The man was arrested when the officer retrieved the small metal container and determined that it contained methamphetamine.
7500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 4 officers were called to the store when a man made five fraudulent transactions between May 25 and June 1 totaling just under $2,000 by using gift cards not paid for. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene.
Dunwoody Creek Court at Dunwoody Club Drive 30350 – On June 5, around 10 p.m., Sandy Springs PD received a lookout from Brookhaven PD on a stolen orange Mini Cooper driven by a man. In the stolen car was the victim’s cellphone, which had GPS capabilities. The car location was determined, and SSPD units pulled into the area of Dunwoody Creek Drive. One of the officers spotted the car, matching the description, parked and occupied. He pulled up in front of the car. The driver then rammed the police car and backed up in an attempt to escape. The second PD car pulled up to box him in. He rammed the second PD car as well. The driver of the car continued to try and escape. The first PD officer exited his car, and ran toward the driver. At that time, the second PD car boxed the Mini Cooper up against a brick mailbox, pinning the car. The driver refused to come out of the car. Seconds later, he exited the window courtesy of the first officer. He was handcuffed, and later the 36-year-old man was charged with theft, aggravated assault, eluding the police, obstruction and other charges.
1000 block of Pitts Road 30350 – On May 25 a man reported that his apartment neighbor said she was “Tired of y’all always sitting around on the stairs and I have to step over y’all.” The woman then threatened to shoot them if they didn’t start moving over.
Cops were called to the post office on Boylston Drive (30328) and spoke to a 47-year-old woman who said another woman walked past her, giving her, the complainant, the impression that “she wanted to kick my butt.” The officer determined that the other woman made no movement or gestures toward the complainant to give this impression other than to look at her as the two passed. This was written up as a “simple assault” report because there’s no report we can title “People looking at me the wrong way.”
A 28-year-old woman reported that she met a man on the Internet and later went out with him. They later had an encounter, but she didn’t want a relationship, and dismissed it as casual. Since that time, the man told her that he cannot live without her and has threatened to kill himself. He has called her 40 times and texted her 54 times in the past 24 hours. While the officer was speaking to her, he called six times and while on speaker, the officer heard the man sobbing and threatening to hurt himself.