Sandy Springs Capt. Steve Rose
Sandy Springs Capt. Steve Rose

Sandy Springs police blotter: Sept. 26 through Oct. 5

The following incidents and arrests are some but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police from Sept. 26 through Oct. 5.

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.


None reported


400 block of Ivy Hall Drive—On Oct. 1, a resident said that sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. someone entered her home by way of a rear window (forced entry.) Missing items include a 31 and 50-inch television, PS3 game system with 150 games, jewelry and some documents.

8100 block of Colquitt Road—On Oct. 2, a woman said that around 11:45 a.m. she was in her bedroom when she heard someone knocking on the door. She ignored it, but later answered the door and found no one there. A minute or two later she heard noises in her son’s bedroom and found two men entering the apartment through a window. They made eye contact and the two men fled south, along the wood line of the apartment area.

Woodcliff Drive—On Oct. 3, a resident said that he left his home on Aug. 25 and when he returned home on Oct. 2 just about all his belongings were gone. A neighbor said that back (a few months) ago, two men came to the house with a U-Haul and loaded up items from the home. The neighbor said the two men told her the homeowner was in jail and they were moving his stuff. The owner said he suspected his son due to his cocaine use but the witness said his son was not one of the two men.


Knightsridge Court—On Oct. 1, a resident on reported that between Sept. 7 and Oct. 1 several pieces of jewelry were stolen from her home. She discovered the theft on Sept. 7, prior to a party. She recalled that a contractor, doing work inside the home, was discovered in her daughter’s room.

1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway—On Oct. 1, a woman said she was at LA Fitness from 6:45 until 8:30 p.m., when she discovered her keys were taken from her unlocked gym locker. She discovered her 2006 Pontiac had been stolen from the parking lot outside the gym. Inside the car were several items of personal ID and cards.

Almost all of our thefts from LA Fitness locations, and there are a lot, are from the men’s locker area. I haven’t seen one from the women’s locker area before.

7500 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 2, the folks at Jiffy Lube reported that two employees were found stealing money by way of taking receipts and refunding the money, to themselves. They admitted it and one actually returned $200. The other guy didn’t return anything.

8600 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 4, a server at Tony’s Sports Bar said a customer, who had left a license at the beginning of the tab, stiffed her for a $40 tab.

5900 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 4, a man reported that he accidentally left his iPhone 6 inside Whole Foods. When he returned, he could not locate the phone, but the GPS showed the phone was in the same parking lot. He paced the direction of the phone and saw a car. He saw a woman wearing a security uniform walking to and getting into the car that was occupied by a man. He tried to get her attention but she ignored him and drove off. The phone tracked in the same direction as the car so he followed it to 6596 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. No further information was developed from there.


A woman reported that she had her resume out there in cyberspace and received a call from Kristen Kuboyama, who said she was with Kaiser Permanente. Kristen said she reviewed the resume and wanted to offer a job in data entry and customer service. She was told that Kaiser would purchase several work items for her. She later received a check for $3,650 from a company called “Goodrich” out of Judicial Road in Burnsville, MN. She was instructed to deposit the check, which her husband did. She was told to withdraw and deposit $3,000 of it in an account at Wells Fargo for “Brunswick Corporation.” She was told to keep $150 for herself.

Shortly thereafter, her bank notified her that she was overdrawn because the deposited check was fraudulent. Later of course she received another check, this time for $4,340 with the same instructions because the crooks thought since she fell for it once….right? She questioned Kristen who insisted she deposit the check. She finally wised up.

THIS is a common scam with one goal: To get the victim to forward funds from their personal account to the target account before the original check is found to be fake. HOLD THE CHECK UNTIL IT CLEARS OR COMES BACK FRAUDULENT.

Anytime you receive mail with this scenario, deposit our check and quickly deposit the majority of it in another account, you’re getting scammed. Don’t fall for it.


A 38-year-old woman, employed by a moving company, was talking with a customer who was upset about something regarding the move to his Glenridge Drive residence. She told the officer that she was on her phone and the customer demanded to use it to complain to her manager. The customer grabbed her arm with enough pressure to cause bruising. The man let go after another employee inserted himself into the incident. The employee left the location and went home where she later reported it.

700 block of Hammond Drive—On Oct. 4, a woman reported to police that, while staying at the Holiday Inn Express, she was provokingly mushed by another man. Prior to the mushing, the suspect (musher) work up in a foul mood which, according to the mushee, was normal. An argument ensued leading up to the mushing. The man also said he would kill her and burn down the house.

Do you know what “mushing” is? Hint: Mo did it a lot to the other Stooges.

Other Things

I don’t normally post domestic situations involving children but this little dude needs some attention:

A 37-year-old woman reported she was having an issue with her son who had been kicked out of school, disobeying the home rules, and bringing “shady” and unwanted people over to the house. She was arguing with him over an unwanted friend who had stayed over when the boy said, “Bitch, what’s up? I’ll beat your ass!” Pretty sad. We always relate to situations like that by way of, “What if I said that to my mother?” It would have had an ending including the statement “When I regained consciousness.”

A 47-year-old woman on Wingate Way said she got into an argument with a woman over a loose dog that startled her. The woman argued with her and called her a racist name.

1100 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road—An incident occurred recently involving Newport Cigarettes. An employee of the Publix said a man came in asking for a carton of Newports, valued at just over $62. (What??!!)

During the transaction, the man grabbed the carton with no intent of paying. The employee quickly grabbed them back. He fled but was blocked by another employee, so he fled through the fire exit.

7500 block of Roswell Road—Another theft related to Newports occurred on Oct. 2 at the Publix. A man, probably the same guy as above, requested a box of 10 Newports ($55) from the customer service area. He grabbed them and ran out.

What this mutt is probably doing is selling them for drugs. He’s not smoking them that fast and according to the witnesses and video, he runs fast.


5600 block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 2, a man, same guy we think, same M.O., requested the carton and then snatched it and ran. Same lookout.

A 44-year-old woman reported on Oct. 1 that around 7:15 p.m. she and her friend were driving in a parking lot when she saw that two cars were blocking the roadway. She asked the driver to move. He pulled down his pants, mooned her, and flipped her off for good measure. The woman’s passenger recorded it on his cellphone.


A 26-year-old man, reluctantly I’m sure, called the police to report the following: He met a woman on a phone app (Skout) named “Hailey.” She told him to add her as a friend on Facebook, which he did. He and Hailey messaged back and forth for a time. At some point, she told him to add her on Skype, which he did. He and Hailey eventually graduated to a video chat where, he observed a naked woman who told him to masturbate—which he did. During that excitement, he noticed he was on the screen-sharing window meaning he was being recorded. (Uh oh.)

Now, Hailey told him that he needed to send her money, via MoneyGram, to the Philippines, to a “Ronnie Del a Cruz, “ or else she would post the video onto his Facebook Page for everyone to see. He paid, which he did again and again before finally calling the cops.