The following incidents and arrests are some but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police from Oct. 17 through Nov. 7.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
By Capt. Steve Rose, SSPD
200 block of Glenridge Point Parkway– On Oct. 22, someone broke a window and took a 27-inch iMac Computer from the offices of Keller Williams Realty. Video shows a black SUV with two men at the front doors of the building. One man had his head wrapped in a towel to avoid recognition.
Cherrywood Lane—A resident on Cherrywood Lane reported that while she was out of town in May, she had asked a new neighbor look after her cat. While she was gone, the neighbor called her, asking for her car keys so that her neighbor’s son-in-law could have the car worked on. The owner told her no, she didn’t need to do that. When she returned home, the car had minor damage and 500 miles added to it. The woman said that on a couple of occasions, she has had to be away from the home for a couple of days and noticed that someone has been coming in the home, eating food and leaving behind food she didn’t buy, and someone stole some costume jewelry and a drill.
Mount Paran Road—On Oct. 28, a resident said that he came home and found that someone had been in the house. He found men’s clothing bagged up sitting next to the front door. Several shirts, cash and other personal items including high school and college class rings were taken. The electronic items in the home appeared to have been left untouched, so police think the resident spoiled the burglary before all of the goods were taken.
8000 block of Gables Lane—On Oct. 29, The victim said between 10:15 and 11:20 a.m. someone forced a back door to the home and entered the apartment. Missing items include jewelry and Vietnam Air Force medals.
7600 block of Auden Trail—A 14-year-old son saw his mother being robbed by two men in the home’s garage. The two men told the boy to leave, and he ran down the street and called the police. The woman later came down the street looking for her son. She told police that she was in her home around 7 a.m. and, when she walked to her garage, she saw two men crouching behind the car. One of the men grabbed her and demanded the keys to the car. She gave him the keys and he released her. She ran into the home and was confronted by the second man who pointed a gun at her and demanded the keys. She told him she gave the keys to the other man. The two men fled, got into a silver car and drove away with her purse and iPad. An investigation uncovered significant leads and an arrest is pending.
6000 block of Barfield Road—On Oct. 31, a student resident of the Hub said his door was forced open and several items were missing, including an X-Box, Kinect camera and collectible Star Wars memorabilia. One of his roommates is suspected.
200 block of Brook Drive—On Oct. 31, a leaf blower was stolen from the resident’s garage.
3000 block of Spring Creek Lane—A front door was kicked in at an apartment, but nothing was reported missing.
6000 block of Tanacrest Court—On Nov. 2 a resident said that sometime over the past two weeks, some lawn equipment was taken from his garage.
5000 block of Riverview Road—On Nov. 2, someone reported that stored construction equipment was stolen by the contractor of the project. He told the officer that a subcontractor, who is owed money, is a prime suspect.
4000 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 3, a man said someone came into his apartment bedroom and took $600 cash and a gold cross. He said his ex-boyfriend has a spare key and is suspected of committing the burglary.
795 Hammond Drive—On Nov. 3, a man said he allowed a woman to live in his condo for a month. He said she and her boyfriend left the condo last week but apparently returned on Nov. 3 and stole two flat screen televisions. He said they apparently made a spare key.
500 block of North Chace—On Nov. 5, a woman said while she was gone for 30 minutes several personal IDs, $100 cash and documents were stolen from two purses that were on her table.
St. Jude’s Catholic School on Glenridge—On Nov. 6 following Family Day Services, which concluded around 1 p.m., people were cleaning up when the alarm service notified them they had movement in part of the building. They did not notice anyone, but a faculty member said a hat that was on display was missing. Video was reviewed later that showed three people entered the school. One of the suspects was wearing the hat, a fur-rimmed replica valued at $20.
500 block of Lorell Terrace—On Nov. 6, a resident said someone forced entry to the home and took two iPads and a Samsung 40-inch television.
200 block of Sandy Springs Circle—On Oct. 21, an employee of Kai Medical Spa said she saw a man standing in the front of the business, near the front desk. She asked him if she could help and he said “no.” She went to the back of the business and later discovered he had taken $195 from the front desk area.
4000 block of Spalding Forest Court—On Oct. 22, a man reported his silver Burberry watch was stolen from a desk in his home. The watch is valued at $500.
5900 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 22, a man wearing a brown sweater stole three cases of Advil brand medicines from the Dollar Store. He put the cases in his backpack and ran.
1100 block of Hammond Drive—On Oct. 22, a property manager said a tenant moved out, after never having paid his rent, and took a washer and dryer with him. The man owes $3,400.
8300 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 22, a man took a bottle of Viking Fiord vodka from the Northridge Package Store and ran. The store owner chased him, and the thief dropped paperwork about a shoplifting charge from the City of Atlanta Municipal Court.
6000 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 23, Smash Burger reported $100 missing from the front cash drawer. The same drawer had previously been $200 short on cash and police say the same employee who was working this register is a suspect.
5600 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 30, a man working out at Lifetime Fitness reported his gym bag with wallet and keys stolen. The wallet was recovered after one of the credit cards had been used at the Valero gas station at 5345 Roswell Road, where employees said they saw a man throw something in the trash.
7100 block of Brandon Mill Road—On Oct. 31, a woman said she plugged her iPhone 6 and went to sleep on a couch at a Halloween party. When she woke at 3 a.m., the phone was gone.
4500 block of Northside Drive—On Nov. 4, the owner and builder of a home reported that from about the middle of September, about $35,000 worth of material has been stolen from the construction site. This includes tools and finishing work.
5000 block of Roswell Road 30342—On Nov. 6, a Royal Package Store employee said a couple came into the store around noon. The employee recognized the couple as the same pair suspected of a previous shoplifting. They grabbed a bottle of Crown Royal Reserve and ran out. The man wore a black hat and a red “hoodie,” with paint all over it. The woman was heavyset, around 5-foot-9-inches tall and wore jeans with a gray sweater tied around her waist. They left in an older model Lexus.
6100 block of Mountain Brook Lane—On Nov. 6, a man reported that between 3 and 6 p.m. someone stole his utility trailer from his yard next to his driveway.
Theft from Vehicles
8 Concourse Pkwy 30328 on Oct. 22
5580 Roswell Road 30342 on Oct. 22
6690 Roswell Road 30328 on Oct. 23
8595 Roswell Road (x2) 30350 on Oct. 23
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 on Oct. 24
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 on Oct. 24
6100 block of Powers Ferry Road 30327 on Oct. 24
541 Northridge Road 30350 on Oct. 24
6120 Roswell Road 30328 on Oct. 25
19 Cedar Run 30350 on Oct. 27
100 block of Aldwych Lane 30350 on Oct. 27
805 Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 on Oct. 27
6000 Lake Forrest Drive 30328 on Oct. 27
6280 Roswell Road 30328 on Oct. 29
1155 Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 on Oct. 29
8540 Roswell Road on Oct. 31
5555 Glenridge Connector on Oct. 31
1500 block of Misty Oaks Drive on Oct. 31
800 block of Abington Way on Nov. 2
6200 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road on Nov. 2
5925 Roswell Road on Nov. 2
500 block of Sutter’s Point on Nov. 4
6510 Roswell Road on Nov. 4
8549 Roswell Road on Nov. 4
8100 block of Colquitt Road on Nov. 5
6100 block of Mountain Brook Way on Nov. 6
4000 block of Roswell Road—The owner of an auto care facility said he discovered an employee had stolen several company checks and later wrote them to himself.
No address reported— A man reported that someone accessed his Navy Federal Credit Union account and moved over $14,000 to another account of his. Then, someone withdrew the money from a Publix Store ATM in Lake Worth, Fl.
8000 block of Roswell Road—Employees at Publix reported that a woman came in to present a check. The cashier held the check to the light and saw that the check had been obviously altered. This made the woman nervous, which further enforced the cashier’s opinion that the check was fake. The driver’s license appeared to be fake, too, he said. The woman left hurriedly.
No address reported—A man reported that his company check and bonus, totaling more than $4,500, had not been deposited into his account though the company’s direct deposit. He checked with human resources and found that a request was made to send the funds to a new account and number through the online portal system managed by “Paychex” Company. The change was approved by the office manager. The new account was originated in Salt Lake City.
No address reported—Bank investigators for SunTrust Bank said a man opened a business account using fake documents and ID. A fake check was deposited and money transfers were conducted before the check was found to be fraudulent. Just under $66,000 was taken from the account.
200 block of Northwood Drive—On Oct. 18, a man said he was jumped while walking on Northwood Drive by three men around 2 a.m. Two of the men wore white shirts and one wore a black shirt. They took his wallet, $30 cash and his Samsung phone. He sustained a cut to the right eye, which was treated by EMS personnel.
8000 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 2, a Chevron employee told police that a man, with whom he had previous problems with, came into the store and became argumentative. The man came around the counter and pushed the employee’s head with his fingers. He knocked several items off the shelf and then left.
No address reported—A man said his now ex-girlfriend was at his home and refused to leave. After a conversation where he told her he didn’t love her, she threw a glass full of wine in his face and then left. He wanted to obtain a protective order.
8300 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 22, around 8:30 a.m. police and Emergency Medical Service personnel were called to an apartment, where they found a 23-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive. EMS efforts to revive the victim failed and he was pronounced dead. His roommate said they had been drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and doing cocaine. The roommate added his friend may have been taking OxyContin during the night. The roommate said the man fell out of his chair and was throwing up and coughing so he rolled the victim on his side, and then went to bed. The roommate said he didn’t call EMS that night “because of the weed.”
Wingate Way—A pizza-delivery employee said a customer on Wingate Way placed a $22 pizza order. The delivery person went to the address but nobody was home. The customer was called and told them to send the pizza to the La Quinta Hotel on Holcomb Bridge Road. The employee said they could not deliver there. The customer wanted a credit and was told the credit would take about three days. The woman on the phone got mad and yelled and then a man got on the phone and said he was going to shoot the place up.
285 East entrance ramp and Ga. 400—On Nov. 1, a man said that he was driving and saw a mattress on the road. He tried to avoid it, but ran over the mattress causing it to be wedged up into his wheel axle. The mattress then caught fire. It was put out by fire officials.
200 block of Northwood Drive—On Nov. 5, at about 8:30 a.m. police and emergency medical service workers were called to the back steps of an apartment where they found a 31-year-old woman dead. No trauma was found on the body and the preliminary evidence indicates she may have overdosed. The woman was homeless and frequented the area. Residents said the victim was well liked.
Hammond Drive—On Oct. 24, vice detectives received an anonymous tip that a prostitute was working out of a hotel on Hammond Drive. The prostitute, working off a website frequented by escorts and prostitutes, was contacted by undercover officers and a “date” was set up. She was arrested after confirming she was offering sex for money.
4900 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 25, Kroger employees observed a woman place several items in a backpack and leave the store without paying. She was detained and later arrested.
A man said he was bowling with his girlfriend at Stars and Strikes when an inebriated man in a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants came over and bowled in their lane. He then reached for one of their drinks, and the men started slapping and punching each other. When police arrived, the inebriated guy was “acting up,” so he was charged with disorderly conduct and he was later transported to the hospital due to his intoxicated state.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway—On Oct. 28, a man was arrested after stealing $180 in women’s athletic clothing and then attempting to leave the store. He was confronted by store security. The man dropped the clothing he had concealed and attempted to flee. The employee grabbed him and they scuffled a bit before the suspect was secured with cuffs. He was later arrested.