Capt. Steve Rose

This information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.

The following incidents and arrest are some, but not all, of the police reports filed through April 24.

Capt. Steve Rose compiles the blotter and adds his insight where he feels appropriate.


700 block of Huntcliff Village Court—On April 19, the resident reported forced entry to her apartment while she was out of town. A house sitter called her on the April 9 to report it. The officer noted in the report that he could not find any forced entry.
3700 block of Spring Creek Lane—On April 20, the apartment front door was forced open and a Dell laptop was taken.
400 block of Montevallo Drive—On April 20, the resident said they were gone from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., between which time someone entered through a back window. The home was well gone through and the residents reported jewelry missing. There was a second burglary in the 300 block of the same road, without forced entry, that also had jewelry missing.
5600 block of Kingsport Drive—On April 21,a resident said sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. someone forced a front door open. The resident said a demented person, who had been arrested near his home days earlier, left a mental facility without permission and may have returned to commit the burglary.
Additional burglaries were reported in the 200 block of Franklin Road and the 2000 block of Spalding Forest Court.


First block of Concourse Pkwy—On April 19, a man reported that someone stole his 2007 pearly white Escalade while he was a guest at the Westin. He saw the car just after midnight, and the following morning around 7 a.m., it was gone.
6200 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road—On April 19, a Chevy Tahoe and trailer containing five motorcycles was reported stolen between 9 and 9:30 a.m. from the lot at the La Quinta Hotel.
6900 block of Roswell Road –A 43-year old man said he learned that SSPD had a warrant on him so he turned himself in. He left his car in the parking lot of an apartment community while he took care of this business. Upon completion of said business, he found that the car was gone.
Home Depot staff reported the theft of a rented HD truck that was rented to a customer. The 2012 Ford Super Duty truck possibly had the wrong tags on it.
6600 block of Roswell Road—On April 22, the manager a restaurant reported that an employee swiped a five-gallon box of Taylor White Cooking Wine, leaving during his shift. The employee forgot about the video and the images clearly show him stealing the wine. Efforts to contact him were not successful. Warrants were issued for him. The value is $50.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place—On April 22, a woman reported someone stole her wallet from her purse, located in the convenient “steal me” spot in the shopping cart. The thief used her credit cards to purchase a PS4 video game system at the Target in Dunwoody. A second attempt to buy a $500 TV was declined.

Thefts from vehicles

8200 block Dunwoody Place—Items taken not listed.
7600 block of Roswell Road—Purse and contents taken. Credit cards later used at a gas station on Northside Drive.
6000 block of Roswell Road—Items taken not listed.
7800 block of Holcomb Bridge—An iPhone was taken.
8700 block of Roswell Road—Change purse was taken.
900 block Crestline Pkwy—Backpack and briefcase with total value $2,500.
4500 block of Northside Drive—Kahr MK-9 gun was taken.
6600 block of Roswell Road—Purse and its contents including $100 cash and credit cards taken.
200 block of Vernon Woods Drive—Items taken not listed.
5800 block of Roswell Road—Nothing taken.
5600 block of Roswell Road—MacBook Pro, iPad Mini and a checkbook were taken.
700 block of Hammond Drive—Nothing taken.
6700 block of Powers Ferry Road—Laptop and iPod taken.


Officers received a call from an 18-year-old man, calling from the Island Ford Park on Roberts Drive. The man had several lacerations and was unresponsive. He was taken to North Fulton Hospital where detectives later spoke to him. He said he was slashed in the head by a man whom he met on the website Craigslist.
These stranger-to-stranger meetings can be very dangerous so think about this before jumping into a situation that originated on a “Personals” section of a website. Head’s up. There are very dark and disturbed people out there. Be careful.

A 49-year-old man reported to police that he called for help because his wife slapped him (really hard) in the face and he was having hearing problems as a result. He recently had bypass surgery and therefore was seen by EMS personnel. The wife was arrested.


First Up, Sandy Springs Police answered about a half dozen fraud reports of people who, after filing taxes, were informed by the IRS, that their Social Security Number was previously used by a crook to file taxes and receive a refund.
The folks at Roasters Restaurant reported on April 20 that a man ate, and then tried to pay with a counterfeit $10 bill. The manager recognized it and kept the bill as well as a driver’s license from the man, who staff was familiar with because of past panhandling.
Secret Shopper Scam
A woman called police on April 23 and said she was contact through the mail about the secret shopper program. She was sent a check for $3,850 to deposit—which she did. She followed the instructions including sending money to the Philippines ($1,000) before the bank informed her the check was no good.


Officers, responding to a domestic argument call on April 19 said they encountered a husband and wife arguing. They learned that the woman had become angry after the husband would not defend her when another party at a local restaurant “belittled her about her education and career.” At one point, according to the wife, she slapped her husband after he called her the dreaded “C” word. His response was a head-butt. Physically, he had a laceration on the cheek. During the conversation with the officers, the wife said she slapped him several more times. She indicated her judgment at the time may have been impaired by several drinks. She was later arrested.
Peachtree-Dunwoody Road—On April 19, cops were called to a hotel just before 10 p.m. They met with the manager who said a man had become disorderly after arriving via taxi. The man wanted the hotel to pay for the taxi and charge it to his room—that he wasn’t registered in. He said his girlfriend rented it but he was not listed as a guest. The man told cops he had attended the Sweetwater 420 Festival, got into an argument with his girlfriend, and took a taxi to the hotel. He told the officers he was not going to leave. Here’s where it gets good: The man, who’ll now be known as “defendant,” began to walk toward the officers while “flexing.” He started telling them he knew martial arts and knew how to handle himself. Asked for his ID, he took the card, pushed into the chest of the officer which, by the way, is not smart. This sealed his fate and he was secured and handcuffed without the use of martial arts. As officers loaded him in the car, he purposely head-butted the top of the door frame and said “See what you did, that’s abuse!”
5600 block of Kingsport Drive—On April 20, officers were called to a residence after reports were received that a man, armed with a knife, was outside of the complex “stabbing things.” The officer located the armed man, who was stabbing a window pane at the time of contact. The officer ordered the man to drop the knife, which he did, and followed commands from that point on. He later told the officers that Jesus told him to do those things. He was taken to Northside Hospital, where he became combative and fought with the officers, while handcuffed. He was finally secured.
8700 block of Roswell Road—On April 20, a woman, who was several months pregnant, was caught stealing a five-hour energy drink and B-12 vitamins at a grocery store. She was charged with shoplifting and issued a citation to appear in court.
A man was arrested at St. Joseph’s Hospital after stealing several items from the gift shop. The complainant said he had stolen from there before.
900 block of Pitts Road—On April 22, a woman reported that around 11 p.m. she saw a man, whom she did not know, sitting on her back deck. Cops found the man and asked him what he was doing. He replied he was invited there by his friends, whom he could not name when asked. He told the officers he came in through the owner’s gate and heard voices inside and sat down. He was arrested and charged with loitering and prowling.
Adair Lane (Spring Creek Lane area)—On April 23, while responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint, an officer contacted a man who was reported sitting in his car several hours. The man was inside the car, masturbating while watching porn on a tablet. The officer found clothing in the car for children and suspected the man may be hiding something so a detective was called for further investigation. The man was arrested for public indecency and the case is being looked into further.

Other Things

A 29-year-old woman reported that she began receiving text messages from a man with whom she had an affair, while she was married, that ended two years ago. He told her he had photos and unless she had sex with him, he would forward the photos to her husband.
Watch out for the boiling rabbit.
A woman called in to report that someone shot a bullet that passed through her apartment on Trowbridge Road. This happened just after 1 a.m. There were no injuries. The bullet entered the apartment bedroom, where she was, passing through the walls into the closet area. Other officers located several 9mm shell casings in the parking lot of Spalding Bridge Apartments. Unfortunately, there were no witnesses.

What Did We Learn Today?

From my new book entitled “Act Like You Have a Pair,” I clearly note that you always stand up for your woman—even if you’re pissed off at her. You may get your fanny kicked by whatever circumstances led to your situation, but failing to step up at the critical time will cost you for years to come.
Here’s a one-word hint: Abstinence. Not cool. Get in there!
There’s a time and place for flexing. I tried flexing once to impress the ladies but got a cramp and had to lie down.
Have a good weekend and be nice to one another.