The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through June 20.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
The victim was parked in the Kroger lot, not far from the gas pumps. As she walked in the parking lot, a woman came up and grabbed her purse. The victim resisted and was pulled to the ground as they struggled for the purse. The suspect left in a white Honda with a NJ tag which the victim was able to obtain. The purse was later found near St. Joseph’s Hospital.
1000 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On June 14 a woman reported that she was physically assaulted and robbed by a man who she knows. The woman works at the location. Later in the day, the man returned, pushed her, and took her wallet. He then ran, according to her, to the nearest MARTA station. MARTA Police were notified as was Dunwoody Police, but the man was not spotted.
6000 block of Barfield Road 30328 – On June 14, around 8:30 p.m., officers were called to an apartment to meet with a man who said he was robbed at gunpoint. The officer noted that upon entering the apartment, he could smell burnt marijuana. The man said someone knocked on the door asking for someone named “D.” The man opened the door. One of the three who were outside pulled a gun. They went through the apartment looking for things. They left. The victim, instead of calling 911, went looking for the suspects. He checked the area for about three hours. He told the officers he called 911 but was on hold for 30 minutes. A check of the log showed that this was not the case. The victim said the following was missing: a laptop, iPhone, $100 cash, PS3 game system, a belt with the initial “H” on the buckle, and a Michael Kors Watch.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 15 employees reported that just after 4 a.m., a man, dressed to conceal his identity, broke through a glass window, via a brick, and pulled a gun on the employees. He robbed them of an undisclosed, but not significant, amount of cash. The man’s voice “sounded familiar,” like a former employee whom they knew.
Ga. 400/Abernathy Road 30328 – On June 19 the victim told police that at 4:20 a.m., he was south on Ga. 400 at Abernathy Road when he saw a man trying to wave people down. The man said he had compassion for this man and pulled over and picked him up. The man told him that he needed to go to Cobb Parkway. The man then pulled a gun described as a Glock and pointed it at the victim. He ordered the man to pull over, where he took his wallet and his 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis, and drove away.
7200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 9 someone broke into the storage room for the Dunwoody Ridge Apartments. Several items were taken.
900 block of Persimmon Point 30328 – On June 9 someone forced a front door to the home and entered. Missing is a 50-inch plasma TV, 32-inch Toshiba TV and a Sony TV.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 9 sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., someone entered the apartment through a sliding door. A TV, sunglasses, watch, speakers and an Xbox game system were missing.
300 block of Sandalwood Lane 30350 – On June 10 a man reported that he was gone from June 5 to June 10 and on return, found that someone had broken into his apartment and also had stolen his car. The car was found abandoned in Fulton County.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327 – On June 10 officers received an alarm call just after 3:30 a.m. They found the front door glass broken and a rock in the parking lot. Several bottles of liquor were taken. The loss is somewhere just under $2,000.
900 block of Abernathy Road 30328 – On June 10 a storage facility was forced open and the owner’s expensive clothing was taken.
8100 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 10 a storefront window was shattered by a rock which activated an alarm. The officers found no one inside the building. The complainant arrived and said that it appeared nothing was taken. The laptops in the building were secured and not taken.
8100 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 10 someone threw a rock through a glass door and entered the building sometime between 9:15 p.m. and the next morning. A laptop was taken.
8100 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 11 sometime between 5:45 p.m. and 10 a.m., someone forced entry into the business, taking a Keurig coffee maker, Mac notebook, Apple 27-inch monitor, Motu recording device, Motu pre-recording device and batteries. More items may be missing. The company has an alarm but didn’t set it because of the number of false alarms they have had.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 14 the owner of the Kiton Boutique found the front door glass shattered but said it did not appear that anything was missing.
6700 block of Roswell Road 30328 – A glass door was found broken by a rock. Nothing appears to have been taken, although a file drawer had been gone through.
2000 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On June 14 a woman said that someone removed six to eight pairs of shoes. She said she found a back window slightly opened and believes that someone came in and took the shoes.
A man on Summer Drive said that on June 7, he opened his back patio door, using his door key, and left the key in the door. Around 11 p.m., he heard someone “leaning on my fence,” and when he went to investigate, he discovered the keys were gone from the door.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road – A man reported on June 8 that his iPad was stolen from his shopping cart while he was shopping. He doesn’t know how it was taken or who took it. The “Find My iPad” app showed it to be in the area of Vicksburg Place (Roberts Drive.) Officers checked several apartments there but no answers.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 10 the kitchen manager reported that around 2 p.m. a man ran up a lunch tab of $49 and then headed to his car without paying. The manager followed and asked the man if he was going to pay. He said he was and that he was just getting a cigarette. The man started the car up and drove away, all while the manger was knocking on his window. The tag was obtained and registered to a white Ford Escape, at a home on Williamson Drive. The manager described the man. The cops went to the home but the car was not there and no one answered. The information on the registered owner showed an FTA from Sandy Springs, for a suspended license with no insurance.
200 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328 – On June 10 a 34-year-old man called police and reported that he met with a female friend at the Goodwill store around 5 p.m. on June 7. While she was sitting in her car, he showed her his Pioneer CD player and a Visa gift card, both valued at $200. He told the officer that he was proud of the items he bought and gave them to her to hold. She held them—and then drove away. The victim tried several times to call and text her but she did not answer. He said she works at a local eatery.
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 11, around 9 p.m., a man came into the hotel and stole an Apple laptop used by guests. He sat at the computer for a while, and then returned three or four minutes later with a large bag like the ones the pizza guy uses for delivery, and took the computer. He walked out toward Hammond Drive.
1500 block of Huntcliff Village Drive 30350 – On June 15 a woman said that she placed her kayak and accessories on her boyfriend’s apartment porch. They were gone for a day and upon return, found the items had been stolen.
200 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328 – On June 16 a woman said she was at Café 290 and just after midnight, someone stole her Coach purse. She suspects a server whom the officer spoke with and who denied taking it.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 16 the owner of the restaurant reported that one of his employees has been stealing money from the cash register. That case is under review.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On June 17 a 1991 Acura NSX was reported stolen.
900 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On June 17 officers were called to a medical facility and told that a woman apparently accessed the employee area of the office and took a wallet from a purse without anyone noticing. The victim later found that $3,500 had been charged on the card at Macy’s, Best Buy and other businesses nearby.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 17 the victim said that between 9 and 10 a.m. he had items taken from his locked locker at LA Fitness. His Citibank Visa card was missing. He immediately canceled the card and to his knowledge, no activity was found.
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 18 a man reported someone took his Dodge Ram truck key from his unlocked locker. His wallet and contents were stolen, and his debit card was soon used at Target in Norcross.
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328 – On June 18 a man said that he and his lady friend checked into the Westin Hotel. He told the officer that around 2:30 a.m., he was changing clothes and $5,000 fell from his pants pockets to the floor. He saw this but did not pick it up. He left his lady friend in the room while he left to run an errand. He texted her at 3:30 a.m. asking if the money was still on the floor. She said yes, along with her $900 shoes. The next day they checked out of the room around 2:30 pm. He told the officer that he realized that he left the $5,000 on the hotel room floor. He returned to the hotel at 10 p.m. but the hotel manager was gone until the next day. Bottom line is the money is gone. They have safes in the rooms but one was not used. The hotel interviewed the staff and key-access info is available to the police investigation.
1600 block of Dunwoody Club Drive 30350 – On June 18 the staff reported that a man driving a black Jeep Cherokee told them he was there to pick up a leaf blower and sod. He did so, and left with a Stihl backpack blower. It was after he left that they realized there was no order to pick it up, and in fact he had stolen it.
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On June 18 a patient at St. Joseph’s Hospital said at some point when he was out of the room, someone took his cellphone from the bedside desk drawer.
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On June 8 a man said that he met a woman at Meehan’s and they later went to his residence. The next morning she asked for a ride back to College Park and he said he would not but would give her funds for the MARTA ride. She screamed, yelled and then tried to grab his gun on his night stand, but he got it away from her. So…. she hit him on the head with a vase, a shelf, and anything else she could find. She finally left on foot.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 9, around 3 a.m., officers were called to the Taboo 2 Club on a disturbance. They spoke with security who said a woman was assaulted by another woman inside the club. The fight was broken up by bouncers who said the two left separately. One had a bruised elbow.
5200 block of Spalding Drive 30328 – On June 16 a woman reported that she and her live-in girlfriend got into an argument that escalated to the point that the victim was hit in the head with a ceramic dog bowl. Officers, after speaking to both parties and the dog, arrested the girlfriend on simple assault /domestic violence. The victim received a scratch on the head.
700 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – On June 7 officers responded to a fight call just after midnight. The caller said one person had a gun. When they arrived, everyone scattered. They rounded up one person who ran from the police. He was charged with disorderly conduct.
200 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On June 7 police responded to a fight call just after 1 a.m. No arrests. The participants, all of whom had minor injuries, said they were not fighting.
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On June 7, following a traffic stop, the driver was found in possession of about 35 grams of marijuana, a scale, a “Quick-It” can, with a false compartment commonly used to store drugs, black ski mask, gloves, several hundred dollars and a .40 caliber Glock. He was arrested for possession with intent to distribute.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 7 store security watched a woman take a pair of “Executive Beats” headphones, conceal them in her purse, and then try to leave the store without paying. She was detained and later arrested. She told the officer she had done five years in prison for identity theft.
8800 block of Long Beach Circle 30350 – On June 7, around 11:30 a.m., cops responded to a fight call. They met with a man who said he hit the other guy because he was a “meth head.” A witness said the victim, who was bleeding from the head, was hit with a machete. The suspect denied it, saying that he hit the victim with something else. The suspect was eventually arrested.
5600 Roswell Road 30342 – On June 7 store security staff watched as four persons parked their cars just outside the doors of the store. They entered and started filling up shopping carts quickly and without regard to the prices. The staff knew there was a good chance these folks were going to load the baskets then bum rush the front door, load the cars, and make a quick getaway. They called the cops who were waiting outside then the suspects did indeed head for the cars with over $700 in merchandise they had no intention of paying for. The four were arrested for felony shoplifting.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On June 7, around 1:30 p.m., officers were called to a burglary in progress. They found two people outside an apartment. The pair was secured and asked what was going on. One said she took a cab ride earlier and left her wallet in the cab. She said she did some research on the driver and found a video of him using what she believed to be her credit cards. She did an online search of the company which led her to the apartment in question, occupied by a married couple, none of whom bore the name of the suspect cabbie she was looking for, nor had any history of owning a cab. The two were charged with disorderly conduct.
4000 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On June 8 a man reported that around 5 a.m. his girlfriend, who had been to a club, was intoxicated, and had to be helped to the apartment by a friend. Once inside, she became angry and ripped his “do-rag” off his head and then dropped a crock pot on the floor, breaking it. She became enraged, and threw pieces of the crock pot at him as well as bottled water. He left to sleep in the car but forgot his keys so upon return to the apartment, he found that he was locked out. She refused to open the door so he kicked it down. The officers found her intoxicated and in the bathroom. While talking to the cops, the woman hit the wall with her fist and was arrested. The report said while she was in the back of the patrol car, she banged her head on the bars and partition.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 10 store security nabbed a man who stole two bottles of Dom Perignon Champagne, $140 each, and two v-neck T-shirts. He was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 10 a man was detained after taking some King Oscar sardines, berry lip balm and Dove shave balm.
Cops were called to a residence and spoke to a man who said his partner was intoxicated and arguing with him all night. The man was using a knife to cut up stuffed animals and was mistreating the couple’s dogs. When the cops got there, they talked to the other guy who said he had paid for his partner to have breast implants and he was being disrespectful to him. He continued to be disorderly in the presence of the officers and refused to calm down. He was later arrested for disorderly conduct.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On June 11 SunTrust staff said a woman was in line and attempting to cash a forged check. They called the owner of the check who said it was not from him and the account had previous fraud activity. Cops found the woman, and she told them the check was a personal check, but upon review, the check was a business check. She was arrested for forgery.
7900 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 14 the victim said he and his boyfriend/roommate got into an argument and the boyfriend/roommate/now suspect, pulled a kitchen knife and threatened him. The suspect was later arrested.
5600 block of Roswell Rd 30342 – On June 14 a woman was spotted by security employees stealing $57 in items consisting of cellphone cases. She was later arrested.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 14 store security nabbed a man for taking the following: beef tenderloin ($90), pork tenderloin ($80) and tuna ($32). The groceries were placed in a book bag and the man attempted to leave without paying.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 17 Publix store employees witnessed a woman stealing a bottle of wine. She was charged with shoplifting.
Two men were arrested on June 18 around 8:30 p.m. after a traffic stop. The officer on the stop noticed the pickup truck had a large amount of metal in the bed. Due to the trend of copper and recycle goods thefts, he asked the driver and passenger about the metal. The stories were lame at best with frequent changing of the facts, and it became clear to the officer the men were lying. It is probable that the two were at 180 Allen Road, a demolition site, stealing copper and metal. The two were later arrested.
6000 block of Boylston Road 30328 – On June 19 a 32-year-old woman reported that her live-in girlfriend assaulted her while the pair was in bed because the victim would not talk to the girlfriend’s mother on the phone. The victim said she was hit as well as bitten by the suspect. Warrants were taken for the arrest of the suspect.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 8 a resident reported seeing a man looking in through balcony doors just before 10 p.m.
A man called the police and told them he was being attacked by several people who live in Africa. They used Voodoo to attack him and read his mind. They often see what he sees and tells him things to do, and they always talk to him in his head. He went on to say they do this to other people with the goal of stealing financial information.
Cops were called to Hilderbrand and spoke with a man who said he was at Café 290 dancing and having a good time with a woman. When the bar closed, around 2 a.m., he told the woman he would pay her $100 for sex. The woman said no but would engage in oral sex for that amount. Somewhere along the line, the man found out the woman was another man, so he said he wanted his money back. The person formerly known as a woman acknowledged the agreement of oral sex for money, but said this was not prostitution but merely an “incentive.” Both were charged with solicitation of an illicit sexual act.
SSPD officers were called by Alpharetta PD officers who were earlier called to North Fulton Hospital regarding a woman who said she was robbed. The woman was naked and told officers she was a witch and was in the woods praying for a princess. She was in the fifth house but someone from the fourth house came over with a shotgun and body bag. She said she was not sure how she got there but had given some of her clothing to a man who was bleeding. She told officers that she had been smoking marijuana and mushrooms. Alpharetta cops found her on the side of the road and on talking with her, determined she came from around the Roberts Drive area. She said she had been walking for 12 days, trying to get to Mexico so she could smoke and drink all she wanted. She was admitted to the hospital with no criminal charges pending.
A man reported that while driving west on I-285, his car was hit by a green residential trash can that came out of nowhere.
A 25-year-old woman reported that while she was shopping in Atlanta last Labor Day, she met a man who asked for her phone number. She gave it to him and (the report says) she kept asking him how old he was. The woman said the man continues to call although she made it clear that she doesn’t want to go out with him. He calls and then yells at her, wanting to go out.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 14 a 42-year-old man reported that he went into the Mail USA business with his mother and his two children. During the conversation, the owner of the business told her there would be an extra charge for additional packaging. She asked why, because UPS didn’t charge it. The owner got mad and came from around the counter with a yard stick ordering them out of the store.
An employee of a gym reported that two women came in but neither had memberships. They were declined. Later, the man received a call from a man whose phone number was listed in California. He threatened to beat the man up in the parking lot.
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350 – On June 18 a man reported that his neighbor pulled a gun on him and threatened to kill him. The officer went to the neighbor (suspect) and asked her if she pulled a gun. She told him she did and showed him a BB gun which looked real. She said she did this so he would be afraid of her because she had previous problems with him and was tired of it. She was later arrested and the gun placed in evidence.