The following incidents and arrests are some but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police from June 12 – July 3.
The following information was provided by Capt. Steve Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and the information is presumed to be accurate.
1000 block of Hammond Drive—On June 27, a man said he was standing outside his apartment just before 2 a.m., waiting for his cousin to pick him up. He said a man came out of the bushes, pulled a gun on him and took his shirt, watch, and wallet and then ran.
Virginia Road—On June 29, a man said he was in his apartment when he heard the front door open. He saw three men in his front room. One pulled a gun. They tied him up and placed him on the ground. One demanded to know where his safe and “real” money and marijuana was. He told them he had nothing like that. They took several items in a pillow case. He said they used the names “Doc” and “Pee.” The resident was not injured.
1200 block of Harbor Pointe—On June 23, a resident reported someone pried the front door with a tool and took several items from his apartment.
8100 block of Colquitt Road—On June 24, a resident said someone entered his apartment from a rear patio door. Missing is a PS4 Game System valued at $450, and five watches totaling $600.
500 block of Northridge Road—On June 26, someone threw a rock, shattering a rear patio window. The crook(s) entered the apartment but did not take anything.
1000 block of Crest Valley Drive—On June 26, someone entered a residence that was under construction through a back door and took several contractor tools.
200 block of Hilderbrand Drive—On June 27, the manager/owner said his store was burglarized when someone broke the glass front and entered. The store’s video showed a man breaking the glass with a rock and entering the store at 4:09 a.m. He took cellphones from a display case and put them in a backpack. He was in and out in 30 seconds. At 4:52 a.m., the 911 center received an alarm from that location. The owner cancelled the police response before they arrived.
Okay either the alarm didn’t activate at 4:09 or it was really late at 4:52 or something, but whatever it was, the alarm didn’t do the job, for sure.
Cedar Run—On June 20, police responded to a call about a fight at 4 a.m. in an apartment complex on Cedar Run. Three sisters got into it after being out for the night. The topic of the conversation was not clear, but the words “Baby’s Daddy” were used. Blame all around and then the knife came out. Fortunately, no one was cut, but there was a bloody lip sustained by one of the sisters. The knife-wielding sister was arrested for aggravated assault.
No address reported—A woman called and told police she and her boyfriend got into an argument over her cellphone that he tried to take away. During the struggle for the phone, she sustained a small cut. He left before the cops arrived.
6600 block of Roswell Road—On June 20, an iPhone 6 was reported stolen from a gym’s basketball court.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway—On June 20, a woman placed a gym bag near a swimming pool. She saw a man running from the area of the bag and noticed the bag was missing. An iPhone 5 is missing.
1100 block of Hammond Drive—On June 20, construction items were taken from fenced-in site.
4700 block of Roswell Road—On June 21, a woman reported that her friend, who is homeless and has both a drinking and a drug problem, stole her Wells Fargo Card and MARTA Pass. He used it to get access to Uber and Lift transportation services. He was temporarily staying with her at the time. She gave him opportunity to return the items, but he did not.
5700 Roswell Road—On June 21, someone forced open one of a gas station store’s lottery machines and took money from it. This was done overnight.
8800 block of Roswell Road—On June 22, a woman reported that while she was in a tavern, someone stole her purse. They used her personal information to open an account on Match.com, QT and Wal-Mart.
500 block of Northridge Road—On June 24, staff with an apartment complex reported a refrigerator was stolen after an apartment tenant moved out.
1000 block of Hammond Drive—On June 25, a 26-year-old woman said her friend/acquaintance drove away with all her belongings in the car. She said they met on a dating website called POF and drove from Fort Worth to Atlanta to “get away.” She didn’t elaborate. She knows only that the person’s name is Kevin. He was in a rental car with Florida plates. She plans to fly home after her mother wires the money.
8700 block of Roswell Road—On June 2, a woman stole a 3-foot-tall, pink hookah. She tried to pay for the hookah with a debit card, but it was declined. She then walked out with the hookah in hand. An adjoining business owner spoke with the complainant and said the woman had filled out an application the previous day. That information matched the card. The name and information will be turned over to detectives.
Employees of a discount department store caught a woman stealing three shirts by concealing them in a bag. She explained that she stole them to help pay for her heroin habit. She said she was having withdrawal symptoms. She was taken to Northside Hospital by ambulance for medical evaluation and referral to treatment.
8100 block of Colquitt Road—On June 28, a resident reported that a neighbor notified her that her blinds appeared to have been tampered with between June 27 and 28. Upon checking, she found the apartment had been entered.
8600 block of Roberts Drive—On June 28, a report was filed saying between June 25 and June 28 someone accessed the apartment by forcing a window. Several items were taken.
8700 block of Roswell Road—On June 29, a store owner reported a rock was used to shatter a storefront window/door. The video shows four suspects entering at 3:30 a.m.
Colquitt Road—On June 29, a resident said his second floor sliding door was opened without force. Several items were taken. To make things worse for this resident, the officer was notified that the resident was wanted by Cobb County for failure to appear in court. He was arrested.
900 block of Winding Creek Trail—On June 29, an officer responding to an alarm spoke with a resident, who said she noticed that lights that were not supposed to be on, were on. The officer found that a large dog door had been forced open. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Spring Creek Lane—On June 26, a woman reported that she ordered some things to be shipped to her via UPS, in a large and a small box. Her friend went to pick them up, but found only the large box. She told the victim she thinks a neighbor took the small box. She saw both from the parking lot, while still sitting in her car on the phone. When she walked up to the apartment to get the boxes, one was missing. She saw a woman run upstairs to an adjacent apartment, holding a box that she believes belonged to her friend. The box contained gym workout gear.
A woman called the police on June 21 and reported she got a voice mail saying: “I’m going to cut your tongue out.” She said she is not familiar with the voice, but it sounded like a drunken male voice.
800 block of Spalding Drive—On June 25, cops were called at about 11 a.m. to the address regarding a man who was lying across a fence. They found the body of a man who police believe tried to climb the fence but somehow slipped and got hung up, upside down. His leg had been impaled near the femoral artery by a part of the fence.
No address reported—A woman said she is dating a guy who lives in Pennsylvania and who is married. She and the married guy were in Puerto Rico at his vacation home when the wife flew down and confronted her. Since that time, she has received calls and messages from the wife calling her a “slut” and so forth. The wife said she would be traveling to Atlanta soon and this has her worried. (As she should be.) Quote # 8 from Quotes Love and Life.com: “A jealous woman does better research than the FBI.”
5500 block of Glenridge Drive—A woman reported that while entering the gated apartment, a male driver behind her began yelling at her for taking too long. She said they argued and he spit on her.
No address reported—A man reported he met a woman while shopping in August 2014. They became friends, exchanging phone numbers and emails. In April, she indicated she wanted to be more than just friends and in doing so began sending 40-50 text and phone messages daily. He told her to stop and that he was in a committed relationship. She started contacting his girlfriend and he believes that she has followed him on occasion. She continues to send excessive text and phone messages.
A man on Colquitt Road reported on June 29 that someone stole his Mercanti Florentini right shoe from his closet.
An 82-year-old woman reported the following: She was on her computer when she heard a sound like a “siren” go off. At that time, her phone rang. The man on the other end said he was from Microsoft and could fix her computer. That person had accessed her computer. He said they could fix it for $249 and monitor it for two years. Later, she received another call stating the $249 would be refunded. They further advised they had made a typo and refunded $1,249 instead. That amount needed to be returned or the person (caller) would be fired.
The woman’s bank account reflected a credit of $2,299, but it had come from her line of credit—which someone had accessed. Another call was made to her asking for the refund money to be sent to Kim Richards in India. Finally, the woman said something to her daughter, who recognized it as a fraud and placed the alerts on her mother’s accounts. The woman said when she logs onto the computer, she can tell that someone has control of it and has accessed her personal information.
That’s some weird stuff, logging on and seeing someone else is at the helm. Shut that thing down and change your passwords. I think the Internet Provider can issue you a new IP address too. I’d research it because it is a problem that has happened to a lot of people. There should be some good information out there.
An 80-year-old woman received IRS notification that they received a return altering her name to another. That person obviously used her name to file a fake return.
A 57-year-old man said that while going through the process of buying a home, he discovered there were two accounts with Aaron Rents in his name, opened in 2005 and 2009.
8700 block of Roswell Road—On June 26, a woman said she used her Visa card for just over $3 at a fast-food restaurant and later the card had several charges on it. The charges included $99 at a gas station, $113 at a grocery and more, mostly on the south side of Atlanta all the way to Conyers. Incidentally, there are a number of other victims who have also been hit. It turns out this is a “skimmer” case that detectives now have.
A skimmer is a tern-like bird, a flat perforated scoop spoon, or a device that captures the magnetic account information of a debit/credit card that is swiped on it. It is what you slide your card through at the store. The problem is that one can obtain one, purchased easily on the Internet for example, and swipe away.
On June 20, one man was arrested following a disturbance call on Spring Creek Drive. The officers met with a married couple who had been arguing over whether or not she should give the man oral sex. Both admitted drinking some wine and, according to the report, were intoxicated. She retreated to the bathroom; however, he broke the door and reportedly dragged her out, causing carpet burns and bruising. He was later arrested.
Hammond Drive at Boylston Drive—On June 20, an officer spotted a man walking down the street at 2:18 a.m., pushing a shopping cart. Knowing that several businesses in the area employ shopping carts, the officer suspected something was afoot. He said the cart was abandoned and therefore he claimed it. The man had a small amount of marijuana on him. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.
8700 block of Roswell Road—On June 23, a woman was arrested at a grocery store after stealing salmon filets and lobster tails totaling just under $50.
On June 28, cops arrested a man for being intoxicated and causing a disturbance in at a bowling alley.
No address–On June 29 around 8:30 p.m., two people were charged with disorderly conduct after cops responded to a call about someone throwing fireworks at pedestrians. An officer saw a car matching the description on North River Parkway. The car was stopped and the officer determined the two people in the car were the same as reported. The man said he threw firecrackers at pedestrians to see the “funny looks on their faces.” His girlfriend said she was recording it on the Vine app, an app where short videos can be viewed by other Vine members. They were charged with disorderly conduct.