The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated from Sept. 1 through Sept. 12. The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
8000 block of Adair Lane 30350—On Sept. 1, a 24-year-old woman reported that around 5:30 p.m, she was on Adair Lane near Morgan Falls Road, in her car, when a man came from the bushes and ordered her out of the car. The man drove off. He was described as about 30 years old, 5-foot 9-inches and slim. He had a white shirt and jeans.
1000 block of Sunnybrook Farm Road 30328—On Sept. 2, an 86-year-old woman said she heard her alarm go off at around 3 a.m. She said a man came into her room and told her to be quiet, and then opened some drawers before leaving. She didn’t know who the man was, and she didn’t get a good look at him. Officers found signs of forced entry. She said the only activity out of the ordinary was that a man had come to the door recently trying to sell meat, but she didn’t know if the man sounded the same. She was not injured.
6600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Sept. 7, a 20-year-old woman reported that around 1 p.m. she was walking in the parking garage, when a man with a gun approached her. He took her “Beats” headphones, wallet and cellphone, and then ran off. He was described as a man in his 20s, with a deep voice, and dirty blond hair sticking out of a black hoodie pulled over his face. He wore gray sweats and had a black gun, slightly larger than his hand.
Trowbridge Road 30350—On Sept. 9, a 21-year-old delivery driver for a small restaurant said that around 9:30 p.m. he was driving on Trowbridge Road, when a young man jumped in front of his car. He stopped, opened the door and got out to ask the man what he was doing. Two more young men came out of bushes they were hiding behind and pulled a gun. They took about $80 and the victim’s phone, and then fled to the nearby wooded area. The man’s supervisor had some doubts about the victim’s story, which led to a (later) altercation between the two.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328—On Sept. 11, just before 5 p.m., two people entered a store and asked about getting a money order. The pair briefly left and then re-entered the store. A man jumped the counter and began beating the store owner, while a woman jumped the counter and began beating the owner’s wife. The owner and his wife were then tied up and put in the bathroom. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim’s cellphone. Both victims had to be transported to North Fulton Hospital.
4000 block of Merlendale Court 30342—On Sept. 1, a resident said several yard tools were taken from his garage overnight. He had been working on one of the tools, and he left the garage door open overnight. Missing is a weed eater, blower, chainsaw and lawn mower.
5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Sept. 6, a cigar store alarm activated just before 2 a.m. Officers found that someone threw a rock through the storefront window and took a cash register and about $600 cash.
Mount Paran Road 30342—On Sept. 6, a woman said that around 4:15 p.m. she pulled into the driveway of a residence and saw several juveniles flee from the home and into nearby woods. Three of them were still on the scene and told police that the owner’s son invited them to come over to drink some beer and play beer pong on the ping-pong table. The woman did not want to prosecute. The juveniles were turned over to parents.
6400 block of Roswell Road—An employee at Roswell Package Store, located in the 6400 block of Roswell Road, called on Sept. 6 and reported that a man came into the store and placed a bottle under his shirt and pants. The employee saw him and told him he was calling the cops. The man placed the bottle on the counter and then ran out.
6000 block of Barfield Road—On Sept. 7, a woman reported a theft, saying that she thought she lost her iPad. She bought a new one and when she registered it, she found out that her old iPad was re-registered in the name of her former roommate.
A woman reported that just before 7 p.m., a man came into the business and inquired about services. She gave him a card (she was with a client) and she assumed he left. He apparently went behind the front desk looking into the drawers, went down the hallway looking in rooms, and then took $330 from an employee’s purse. He is about 6 feet tall feet and bald. He wore glasses.
A tool rental company reported on Sept. 3 that a man rented a saw blade on July 22 and had not returned it. He owed more than $1,000 on it, and they had made a number of unsuccessful calls to recover the item.
A 25-year-old woman reported the following: she and another woman, whom she did not know, got into an argument over a $300 tab. The other woman, whom she does not know, took her Sprint phone and Bluetooth headset. This happened around 2 a.m.
A 38-year-old man said he was evicted and his belongings were put on the street. He said a 50-inch and a 32-inch television were taken.
A woman reported that a bottle of iodine was stolen from a package in her mailbox.
Cops were called to the Wyndam Hotel on Powers Ferry just after 2 a.m. on a domestic assault. A woman and a man were in a discussion on the topic of ménage a trios, and somehow it turned ugly and the man pushed his wife down, which injured her. He was later arrested. No third party was involved.
Willow Glen 30328—On Sept. 7, police were called to meet a woman regarding the theft of her TV. Several other people, including the suspect, were still on the scene. The suspect said he took the 32-inch TV to an area in Atlanta called the “Bluff” and sold it for $40 worth of heroin. He was arrested.
While on a traffic stop on I-285, an officer smelled marijuana from the car. The driver denied having marijuana, the officer found it, and the man was cited for it.
On Sept. 10, an officer involved in a road safety check, stopped a car and smelled marijuana. The driver said he smoked it earlier in the day. The officer found a small amount on him and issued him a citation.
An occupant of a home on Lafayette Court said a man came to the house to solicit putting pine straw in the yard. He quoted $130. He was told to come back later and speak with the homeowner. He later came over and spread $1,357 worth of pine straw, claiming the resident gave him permission to put down “as much as necessary.” He was charging $4.50 a bale. Receipts later showed he paid $3.85 at a nursery in Chamblee. The husband was contacted and came home and said he did not hire anyone to do this work and would not have approved $1,357 of pine straw work. Police found that the same man soliciting without a permit earlier in the week, and he was told to leave. The man had 13 bales of pine straw in his truck that he had not put down, but that he had charged the homeowner for. The homeowner later agreed to pay for what was put on the ground and the pine straw guy was charged with soliciting without a permit.
Just before midnight, a patrol officer spotted a Mercedes having problems staying in the lane so he stopped it. He noticed the driver and passenger switching seats. The man had a suspended license, and was arrested and taken to jail. The passenger was cited, but released to drive the car with permission of the owner.
8600 block of Roberts Drive — Detectives, following up on some tips through the Sandy Springs Police Department, arrested a man at an apartment. The man had several pieces of different identification, and had in his possession a stolen car that he had rented, but never turned in. That led to a search warrant, and that led to numerous documents of driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers, email addresses, a machine to clone credit cards, various credit, debit, and gift cards in multiple names, several cellphones, and a couple of laptops. The man was charged with felony theft by deception and multiple counts of forgery in the second degree. Two outstanding Fulton County warrants were active on the man for cruelty to children and failure to register as a sex offender.