By Captain 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
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
6400 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 28, a man went into the Walgreen’s store around 8:30 a.m. and pulled a gun on the clerk. He took her back to the office where a second employee was. He ordered that the safe be opened. He left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled the scene on a black bicycle.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 30, a 30-year-old man reported that he was standing on the stairwell near his apartment, talking on the phone, just before 1 a.m. He was approached by two men who pulled a gun and took his cellphone.
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 28, sometime between 5 p.m. on the previous day and 1 p.m. on the reporting day, someone forced a door to the residence and took a gold pocket watch, other jewelry, an iPad, Dell laptop, and another iPad. A second burglary was also reported in the same complex. Nothing was taken from that location.
6400 block of Chariot Street 30328 – On June 28, the victim reported that sometime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., someone forced a front door to the home. An engagement ring, computer and .38 caliber gun were among the items stolen.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342 – On June 29, officers responded to the business after the employee found that someone forced entry into the store. The cash register was taken. Store video showed a man breaking glass to enter, then jumping the counter, and eventually leaving through the entrance area.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On June 29, the victim said he left his residence around 7 p.m. and returned on the following morning to find that someone stole $2,600 from a night stand next to the bed. He said no one knew of the money other than him.
1100 block of Hightower Trail 30350 – On June 30, an office, infrequently used by a lessee, was burglarized. The lessee was notified by a business neighbor that an inside light was on. Officers found evidence that someone has been sleeping in the office. Nothing was reported missing. The victim said the last time he was in the office was two weeks prior.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 30, the complainant said someone entered an apartment through a window and took several items including a PlayStation 4, two pairs of Air Jordan shoes, clothing and hats.
100 block of Greyfield Lane 30350 – On July 1, the leasing office of an apartment complex was burglarized sometime between 5:30 on the previous day and 8:15 on the report date. Missing is a desktop computer.
8400 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On July 1, a 36-year-old woman reported that someone cut the lock on her storage unit and took a 50-inch TV, pellet gun, leather coat and Dell laptop.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 2, responding to an alarm at a cellphone store, officers found the front door forced (broken glass) by a rock. The burglar tried to take several display phones. He managed to get two of them.
5300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road — An apartment resident said he works at night. He was asleep when he heard a noise from the front door. He looked through the peephole and saw a man who was bent over and appeared to be working on getting the door open. The resident knocked on the door and the man fled. Pry marks were located on the door.
300 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328 – On June 28, a 78-year-old man reported that his caregiver stole a gold ring from him. He accused the caregiver because he was only person, other than the victim’s son, who knew where the ring was.
200 block of Hanover Park Road 30350 – On June 29, a woman reported her 2012 Honda Civic, black, was stolen from the parking lot of the Mary Hall Freedom House.
7500 block of Chaparral Drive 30350 – On June 30, someone stole the plaque attached to the entrance sign to the Chaparral Estates subdivision. The plaque is valued at $400.
6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 30, a man reported that sometime during a pool party, between 10 and 10:30 p.m., someone stole his iPhone.
1100 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On July 1, a construction manager reported that a radiator cover, cables, power cords and other items were taken overnight from a construction site at Woodland Elementary School.
7200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 1, Georgia Power employees reported that someone cut the cable wiring from a building and stole it.
Cherry Tree Lane — A man reported that while he was in the hospital, he left his cats in the care of his brother. When he returned home, the cats were gone and his brother refuses to talk to him. He suspects that his brother took them.
Blackwater Trail — A resident reported that on June 27, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., her house cleaning crew was at the residence cleaning. Later, the victim found several pieces of jewelry, consisting of broaches and earrings, missing.
Dunwoody Place/Hope Road 30350 – On July 1, two women, walking east on Dunwoody Place around 3:15 p.m., were approached by a man. He was walking behind them. He initially asked for directions to Colquitt Road, and then snatched one of the women’s purses and ran to a waiting car that drove off in the direction of Hope Road.
8700 block of Roswell Road — A man reported that he obtained a money order at a grocery store. He placed it on the counter while he paid but forgot about it. He left, but returned a short time later. The money order was gone. Store video showed a woman finding, and then taking, the money order with her after paying for her groceries. The victim canceled the money order but does not know if it had already been cashed. The amount was $480 and the payee line was still blank.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On July 1, store employees said that just after 6 p.m., three young men entered the store and gathered a number of items from the shelves and then ran out.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On July 1, a woman reported she met a man at the Taboo 2 Club on Roswell Road. She brought him home, where they spent the night. The next day she noticed that four $100 bills and a check made out to her were gone after he left. She knows nothing about him other than his name is “Joe,” and he drove a newer Chrysler 300M.
Summerlake Drive — A 62-year-old man said he allowed a woman friend to stay in his apartment from January to June while she looked for work. He finally realized she wasn’t looking for work (this is called freeloading) and ordered her out. She left—along with two guns and $50 taken from him. He called her and she admitted it, and said she would return them. He said he’s worried.
Theft from Vehicles
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, June 29
7200 block of Roswell Road 30328, June 30
7900 block of Innsbruck Drive 30350, June 30
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, July 2
6600 block of Roswell Road 30328, July 2
800 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350, July 2
A 34-year-old woman reported that someone used her debit card number to make three purchases at a department store at NorthPoint Mall.
Summerbrook Drive — A man said he ran his credit history in preparation of buying a new house. He found out that two accounts were on his history without his knowledge. One is a Capitol One Card acquired in 2003 and the other is a Verizon account from 2012.
The owner and the club promoter of Taboo 2 club reported that they were ripped off of a $1,500 fee that was paid to an agent representing a music group called Jagged Edge. According to the complainants, the group was supposed to play in January but could not due to the winter storm that shut down everything in Sandy Springs. The agent for the group sent a check for the amount but the club later found out the agent put a stop payment on the check. They contacted the group themselves and were informed they fired the agent and assumed the money was paid back to the club.
A man reported that someone withdrew just over $1,000 from his bank account using his I.D. The report didn’t say if the withdrawal was in person or over the Internet.
A 46-year-old man reported that when he checked his credit history, he found several fraudulent accounts in his name. One was for ECMC College Loans in 2012 and another with HSBC Bank in 2013.
A check-cashing employee said a man cashed a $615 check that was later confirmed by the bank as fraudulent. The man tried a second time, but fled when questioned. The suspect used his legit name and personal information on the checks.
A woman reported that her wallet was stolen from a church gym in Atlanta, and someone used her credit cards at Southlake Mall.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On June 29, cops were called in regards to a fight. They learned that two employees began to argue over the music that was being played. One of the men, later determined to be the aggressor by witnesses, was arrested.
8300 block of Roswell Road — A 48-year-old man was arrested June 24 following an auto theft call. The victim reported a 2006 Ford F-150 stolen around 7 p.m. While on the way to the call, an officer saw a truck that matched the description. He pulled the truck over and determined that it was the stolen truck. It had been taken from the Northridge shopping center. The driver left the car unlocked with the keys inside. The suspect admitted taking the truck. He was arrested.
8700 block of Roswell Road — A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested just before 7 p.m. on June 27 following a robbery call. The victim said he was cutting through a parking lot on the way to his apartment when he was approached and robbed of his iPhone by a young man. An officer spotted the juvenile nearby a short time later. After being initially stopped for the purpose of interviewing him, the juvenile ran from the officer. He was quickly located and later taken to Fulton County Juvenile.
6400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On June 28, officers arrested three men following a suspicious person call that came in around 3:30 a.m. Officers determined the three men were stealing wooden pallets from behind the Home Depot. They were arrested.
A known and frequent panhandler was arrested at a grocery store on Northridge after ignoring warnings not to solicit money from customers.
A patrol officer came upon a disabled car on the side of Ga. 400. The car was minus the tire, and sitting on the brake drum (without the benefit of a jack.) A second car was parked behind the disabled car. The officer spoke to the driver of the car and while doing so, smelled marijuana coming from the car. The driver was cited for the marijuana.
1100 block of Hammond Drive — A patrol officer came upon an occupied car parked near a trailer. The man in the car told the officer he was an electrician working overnight at a grocery store. The officer also determined that man was smoking marijuana and found seven partially smoked joints.
The man was cited.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On June 28, a 75-year-old woman died following an accident at Roswell Road and I-285 just after 9 a.m. The car, driven by her husband, made a left turn into the path of an oncoming car. The victim was conscious and speaking with EMS personnel after the crash but went into cardiac arrest while being transported to Northside Hospital.
5800 block of Roswell Road — Employees at a car service business said a former employee, smelling of alcohol, came into the business and approached the manager with his fist clinched as if he were going to assault him. He said: “Do you want to fight?” He threw a quarter at the manager, which hit him in the head. The suspect, after doing all this, asked for his job back. The same man was arrested several months ago after damaging the business after being fired.