By Capt. Steve Rose, SSPD
The following incidents and arrests are some but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police from Nov. 8 through Nov. 21. The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
5700 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 16, police responded to a robbery report just before 5:30 a.m. A cab driver picked up a man in Brookhaven and took him to the Mosaic Apartments on Roswell Road. The man asked to go to building 35 and, upon arrival, the driver was struck in the head by the man who told him, in Spanish, “I’m going to kill you.” When the driver ran off, the robber took the taxi containing the driver’s wallet and personal effects. The taxi was located a short time later and detectives are following up on leads including those from similar incidents in Brookhaven.
6000 block of Barfield Road—On Nov. 16, officers received a robbery call around 4 p.m. They were told that a man was kidnapped and robbed by two school acquaintances at the area known as the “Hub.”
1800 block of Winding Drive—On Nov. 16, an employee of Veridian at Sandy Springs Apartments said a television was taken from the fitness center. The video showed a 5-foot-8-inch man, who looked to be about 150 pounds, wearing a blue zip-up hoodie and jeans, inside the fitness center stealing the television at around 5 a.m. The employee said the other man came in and wanted to take his tablet and demanded his pass code. They fought for a bit before the man left the room, with the employee chasing him. They ran to another room where another man helped the first man hold down the employee, taking belongings from his pockets and shaving his head. The two men were arrested.
8100 block of Colquitt Road—On Nov. 16, a man found his front door forced open and his apartment ransacked. An X-Box system and an Acer laptop were taken.
Gables Lane—On Nov. 18, a woman reported someone entered her apartment and took boots and a watch, each valued at $250, and left. She reported that she found her apartment door partially open last week. She suspects her ex-husband.
200 block of Mount Paran Road—On Nov. 19, a woman said she found damage to a window and later discovered that a burglary occurred. Video shows that three men were at the location, outside around 10:30 p.m. Around midnight, they entered the building and were gone 15 to 20 minutes later. All were wearing gloves and had cover over their faces. Several computers were taken from the building.
600 block of Fair Oaks Manor—On Nov. 20, a resident reported that sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 6:15 a.m., someone came into the home and took two phones and a messenger bag that were lying on a chair. A family member said she found two front windows unlocked; one wide open. The stolen items were within view of the window. He also said he saw a suspicious car that morning. The car came down the street, turned into a neighbor’s driveway, sat with the lights out for a few minutes, and then left slowly.
7700 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 19, burglary was reported at a public storage facility.
500 block Summit Springs Drive—On Nov. 19, burglary was reported at a residence.
900 block of Harbor Point Pkwy—On Nov. 19, a burglary was reported.
5300 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 15, a 31-year-old woman said she left work last Thursday and forgot to take her coat. She realized it when she got home and called to tell the other employees to stash it until she came back to work. She was informed that the coat was missing. Internal video showed another employee taking the coat. That girl was called and after a couple of fumbling excuses, said she would return it.
5600 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 15, a 26-year-old man said someone went into his apartment closet and took $500 cash. During this time, his sister and brother-in-law lived with him and apartment maintenance was inside the apartment.
6600 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 16, hair salon employees reported that a juvenile male walked out on the $14.95 haircut because it was not done right; On Nov. 17, a man said he was at a gym and, while he was on the phone, someone took his jacket.
8600 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 17, an employee of a drywall company reported that they fired an employee recently for stealing. On review, they found that he had been stealing from the warehouse for a year or longer. The stolen items include scaffolds, lasers, dollies, drills and pole guns.
7500 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 17, employees of a grocery store said around 4:30 p.m. a man took a box of chicken wings and left the store after being confronted by loss prevention staff. He left in a black Chevy with six or seven other men in the car.
800 block of Hammond Drive—On Nov. 18, a man said his laptop, amplifiers, pressure washer, drill and 42-inch television were taken from a hotel maintenance room.
Unlisted address—A Roswell-area doctor reported that an employee is believed to have stolen a prescription pad containing the doctor’s DEA number and used the prescriptions to obtain Oxycodone and Hydrocodone at area drugs stores including the CVS on Roswell Road.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway—On Nov. 18, employees of a sporting goods store reported that a man took seven Nike Thermal shirts in his backpack and then ran out of the store. The man was about 30 to 35 years old and about 6-foot-2-inches tall with a bald head. He wore a long tan jacket and black pants with Nike shoes.
4900 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 18, a man went to a grocery store to get gas. As he did so, he left his car doors open when he was at the pay window talking to the employee. When he walked back to his car, he saw a man wearing a blue jacket and brown cargo pants parked in a white car next to his. The car abruptly left. The man then discovered his phone and suitcase missing.
1100 block of Hammond Drive—Employees of a grocery store said a 60-year-old woman took some deli food items and left without paying. They know this woman because she has come into the store with deli food items that she said was not good and demanded a refund. She was stopped outside and the items taken from her. She left in a gray BMW.
Theft from Vehicles
100 block of Angus Trail on Nov. 15
1200 block of Indian Trail on Nov. 16
1155 Mt. Vernon Highway on Nov. 16
7600 block of Blanton Place on Nov. 17
200 block of Westminster Place on Nov. 17
700 block of Orchard Point on Nov. 17
5900 block of Roswell Road on Nov. 17
300 block of Wynland Trace on Nov. 17
6300 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road on Nov. 17
6350 Roswell Road (x2) on Nov. 17
500 block of Mt. Vernon Highway on Nov. 17
5925 Roswell Road (x2) on Nov. 17
500 Northridge Road (x4) on Nov. 17
510 Mt. Vernon Highway on Nov. 17
800 block of Mt. Vernon Highway on Nov. 18
1155 Perimeter Center West on Nov. 18
5000 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road on Nov. 18
875 Johnson Ferry Road on Nov. 18
7889 Roswell Road on Nov. 20
A 74-year old woman was contacted by police in Conyers and told they had arrested a man who had taken her Sears MasterCard information while she was at a home repair store in Sandy Springs. He used the card number in Conyers. They asked her to make a fraud report with police in order to prosecute the man with additional charges.
No address reported—Bank of America called police after they spoke with a woman wanting to cash a check for just under $700. The bank checked and found that the person on the account had placed a fraud alert on Nov. 4. The woman hurriedly left and got into a red sedan occupied by two men. They left the parking lot.
1000 block of Jefferson Drive—On Nov. 17, a man said he was in the process of applying for a job when he was asked about his arrest record. He checked and found that someone had used his name during a 1999 arrest in Fulton County. The mug shot associated with the man was not the victim.
No address reported—A man reported that he applied for a job online. He was hired by a company whose contact person was “Robert,” who said he would send a check for $2,500 to him. He did so and the complainant put the check into his account. After a couple of days, “Robert” called back asking the complainant to send $1,650 back to him. The complainant said he would not until the check cleared. The complainant later found the check was no good.
Roswell Road and I-285—On Nov. 19, a woman called police just after 3 a.m. and reported that she and another woman and man were in a car returning from a bar on Roswell Road. During that time, the person in the back seat was punched in the face by the woman in the front seat. She was punched a few times and then kicked out of the car by the man. She walked to a gas station with injuries. Cops found her sitting on the floor, drunk and crying. During this time inside the store, she threw some store items around. She told the officer that the other woman was mad and accused her of dating her boyfriend.
5600 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 19, an employee of a phone store said a man came in just before 11 a.m., asking about specials on phones. During that time, the man became verbally aggressive and started arguing with the employee, who then asked the man to leave. The man then head-butted the employee, and the employee retrieved his pistol. The man then left.
5500 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 13, Specialized Investigation Officers followed a tip involving the sale of marijuana. A subsequent search warrant was executed yielding approximately 40 grams of marijuana and $5,000 currency. Oxycodone and Xanax pills were also taken in the search. A man and a woman were taken into custody, charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. One of the suspects told officers that she sells marijuana, “Molly” and LSD to her “circle of friends.”
8700 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 15, employees of a grocery store called police after detaining a man who took and concealed a bottle of Biotin. He was later charged and released pending court.
400 block of Hunters Crossing—On Nov. 17, two men were arrested after a caller said the men were sitting in a car outside a residence at about 3 a.m. Cops found the men sleeping in the car. One of the men tried to bolt, but was caught and wrestled to the ground by a second officer. Both were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and obstruction.
5600 block of Roswell Road—On Nov. 17, a man was detained and arrested after Target employees watched him take $234 in store items and attempt to leave the store without paying. The most expensive item was a $75 bottle of Acqua Di Gio by Armani.