The following information was provided by Capt. Steve Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.


1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road — Peachtree City Police Department requested assistance on a wanted person at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A PCPD detective, following up on a separate case, found an active probation violation warrant on an individual. The officer arrived and arrested him. The report mentioned that the subject was a big man requiring two sets of handcuffs. Next door at Northside Hospital, security and the off-duty SSPD officer found a man sleeping in the lounge area. That man was checked and found to be wanted in Cobb County on probation for larceny.

1500 block of Huntcliff Village Court — Officers were called to the fitness center of the apartment complex regarding juveniles smoking marijuana in the bathroom. They were located and released into the care of their respective parents after being charged with possessing the marijuana.

GA 400/Abernathy – A patrol officer noted a car stopped in the right lane of travel. He walked to the car and spoke with a 21-year old woman who was crying. She said that her boyfriend stopped the car and walked away. The officers saw bruising and scratches on the woman and later determined the boyfriend had assaulted her. The pair lived nearby. The woman was given a ride home at which time the boyfriend showed up. He was arrested at the scene and taken to jail.

8200 block of Dunwoody Place — Officers were called to a convenience store regarding an assault. They located a 33-year old woman who was bleeding from the face and crying hysterically. EMS was called and responded. Witnesses said the woman was assaulted by a male who ran away toward Roberts Drive. The suspect was identified as the victim’s fiancé. At some point, in the car, both parties began to fight. The fight increased to a point where the man struck her in the face causing the injury. The man said to the woman after beating her that he wasn’t going to jail, then ran away— he was later found by another officer located hiding in some bushes, arrested charged with battery related to domestic violence.

7700 block of Colquitt Road – On Feb. 14 at around 4 a.m., officers met with a cabbie who said four passengers bolted without paying their $40 fare after he drove them to an apartment complex. The driver pointed out the approximate location and officers checked several apartments until they found the apartment the offender had run to. The offender opened the door but would not talk to the officers. They remained at the scene and initiated the report process with the victim, causing aggravation to the offender who opened the door, stepping out to complain that the cops were threatening him. He was then taken into custody.

300 block of Hammond Drive — An officer checked a business around 9 a.m. on Feb. 14 and came into contact with a subject whom he knew had an active warrant on him. The man was arrested on the warrant.

6700 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 14, police arrived and found a man staggering on the sidewalk near some condos. The cops asked for his address in hopes of getting him home but instead, the man called them bad words, wishing someone would shoot (the cop) in the head and then violate his children. He was arrested for public drunkenness.

7500 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 15, a grocery store security guard detained a woman after observing her concealing items in her green eco-friendly shopping bag. She paid for some but not all of the items in the bag. She was given a copy of charges with a court date to appear on shoplifting charges.

5500 block of Roswell Road On Feb. 15, security at a department store watched as a woman placed items in her purse and then tried to leave without paying. Five containers of Similac Baby Formula, valued at $95, were recovered. She was arrested.

7800 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 16, a man came in to get a permit to serve alcohol at his job. The background check showed he was wanted on a warrant. He was arrested for a probation violation.

A 28-year old man said his live-in boyfriend assaulted him, leaving a cut on his face from the suspect’s fingernail. The suspect was located and arrested.


Spalding Drive – On Feb. 13, an 18-year old woman on Spalding Drive told officers that she was living with the offender for the past few months. The offender got angry at her one evening and hit her in the face with his open hand and ordered her out.

4600 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 13, a 20-year old woman said her ex-boyfriend came to her workplace and hit her in the face. This took place in the parking lot and was over possession of a phone and content.

60 block of Northwood Drive – On Feb. 14, a 19-year old man said someone came up from behind and hit him on the head, pulled a gun, and took his jeans and hoodie from him, along with the man ‘s MARTA card, ID, and a phone. The victim was left with only his underwear. The suspect wore a red bandanna over his face. The victim said a second suspect stood nearby.

An officer, while checking a suspicious person in the 7100 block of PDR, discovered the man wanted in Douglas County for FTA on traffic charges. He was arrested and turned over to Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies.

A 30-year old woman reported that on Feb. 22, while she was at the restaurant at the Prado, she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend. She said she was hit, scratched and her hair pulled. The suspect fled prior to arrival.


6800 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 13, a woman reported that a woman named “Lia” came into her business and requested to receive eyelash services, costing $99. She paid only $44 and said she would pay the balance when her ride got there. She later left without paying.

8700 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 14, a man left his iPhone 6 at a fast food restaurant after forgetting it. He returned and it was gone. The victim told officers he had a minor altercation with another person during that time and suspected him of taking it. The phone’s GPS showed it in the 300 block of Winding River Drive, nearby, before going offline.

1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway – On Feb. 15, two men entered a store around 5:15 p.m. One appeared to distract the employee while the other filled a shopping cart and fled out the front door. The other man then ran out the door.

Calibre Springs Way – On Feb. 16, a man was moving out and hired a cleaning service to clean the apartment for him. He let them use his Hoover Wet Vacuum to do a cleaning and apparently they took it with them.

7500 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 17, a car dealership reported three Georgia dealer license plates were stolen.

5500 block of Glenridge Drive – On Feb. 20, a 2016 Yamaha R6 motorcycle, yellow with black and white accents, and damage to the left rear, was reported stolen.

6600 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 20, a 58-year old man reported that his belongings were in a locker inside a gym. Someone cut or removed the lock and took a wallet, keys and $110 cash.

5500 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 20, a 39-year old woman told police that on Feb. 15 she told a male friend of hers that she was acquiring some money. The friend stayed at her residence that night. The following day, she noticed a set of house keys missing. The friend went with her to pick up $3,000, and then returned to her home where she put the money inside her bedroom. The friend suggested they go out, which they did. They went to the suspect’s brother’s girlfriend’s house. The friend said he would go out and get them all food. The victim was left at the home with the girlfriend. The friend was gone for an hour and, when he showed up, he had no food. He took her home and the money was gone. She thinks that he gave her a fake name (Pharaoh) and discovered he deleted her from his Facebook page.

6000 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 22, the manager of a fast food restaurant reported that a staff member had stolen just over $100 from the day’s cash money. The manager told each of the employees that the money needed to be returned. One of the employees later walked out without finishing up the day’s work and failed to show the next day.

4900 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 23, a soda vendor at a grocery store said he left his iPad at one of the aisles on a shelf. He soon realized it and returned, but discovered it had been taken.

Thefts from vehicles

Between Feb. 14-18, there were four reports of thefts from vehicles. Between Feb. 20-23, there were four reports of thefts from vehicles.


200 block of Northwood Drive – On Feb. 13, someone entered the apartment through a sliding door, took two watches valued at $40, then left through the front door.

600 block Hampton Drive – After 5 p.m. on Feb. 14, while the victim was gone for only a few minutes, someone forced the victim’s apartment door open. Apparently the burglar entered the apartment but was confronted by a small but aggressive dog and left without taking anything.

200 block of Elden Drive – On Feb. 14, someone entered a new construction residence and took a Kitchen Aid microwave oven.

5400 block of Mt. Vernon Parkway – On Feb. 16, two furnaces, valued at $15,000 total, were taken from a home under construction. Another furnace from a nearby home, also under construction, was taken as well.

600 block of Highland Park Trail – On Feb. 16, a resident returned home to find that her front door had been kicked open. A gun was taken. A second and third burglary was reported in the same complex.

1000 block of Brentwood Way – On Feb. 17, the resident said someone came into his apartment and took a PS4 video game system and other video accessories.

Spalding Trail – On Feb. 17, someone entered the victim’s home and took a 42-inch TV and a gun from a gun safe.

6200 block of Aberdeen Drive – On Feb. 17, the resident found a sliding door open and evidence that a prying tool was used. The house was ransacked and the resident reported some collector coins missing.

6000 block of Riverside Drive – On Feb. 20, someone gained access to a home that was not currently being lived in, but was being used to store personal belongings. It appears someone got inside near the carport area and used a pillowcase to steal items. Most items of value had already been removed by the family. The pillowcase was on the ground near the carport.

4000 block of Stella Drive – Sometime between Feb. 12 and Feb. 20, someone took two furnaces from a home construction area. Similar thefts / burglaries occurred on Mount Vernon Parkway and just inside Atlanta. The complainant said it appeared they removed the furnaces to reuse instead of recycling.

100 block of Northwood Drive – On Feb. 20, sometime around 10 p.m., a resident called police to report that while they were at home, someone come in by breaking glass.

200 block of Berkley Run – On Feb. 21, the resident said sometime over the weekend someone came into his apartment by forcing a patio door. A Ruger gun, iPad, and Go Pro camera were missing. A neighbor said they saw man at the door the previous day asking about a UPS package.

8100 block of Colquitt Road – On Feb. 21, the resident said someone tried to kick in her door while she was at the grocery. She said a metal bar was in place preventing the suspect from kicking in the door.

1700 block of Spring Creek Lane – On Feb. 23, someone forced the front door open to the victim’s apartment and took a 17-inch HP Laptop, $150 cash, her Social Security card and a machete. The neighbors heard a banging sound from the apartment and then called the police. They said they saw two men run from that area to a white Toyota Camry, already running and probably containing another suspect.

700 block of Hampton Drive – On Feb. 23, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. someone entered an apartment and took several electronic items including an Acer laptop, Toshiba laptop, Samsung Galaxy tablet and a nickel 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol.


On Feb. 14, around 8 p.m., a man on Spring Creek Lane called and said he accidentally shot a bullet through his ceiling. Fortunately it did not penetrate the apartment above whose residents were home, but said they did not hear a gunshot.

A man on Hammond Drive reported a caller said he was in Internal Reveneu Service agent and that a warrant had been issued for $7,900 in back taxes. The caller threatened to arrest the man, but said he would call off the warrant if the man paid $3500. He went to the bank, got the money, and sent it to a Wells Fargo account in Dallas, Texas. Later, he realized he had been scammed.

A 78-year old woman said she was contacted by Citi Bank declining her MasterCard application due to multiple credit applications. She said she had  not applied for one.

6600 block of Roswell Road – On Feb. 22, a 45-year old man said he went to his bank to get some personal documents from his safety deposit box. He placed the documents in a bag and stashed them under some shirts. He then went to a restaurant for lunch, leaving the location around 12:30 p.m.

As he got back into his car, a man wearing dark clothing and a face mask, came up to the driver’s door demanding “everything” while pointing a gun at him. A second suspect, also wearing a face mask and also armed, got into the car and took the items that the victim had obtained from the bank. No money was involved. The suspects also took some personal items from the victim. Later, some of the documents were found on Brandon Mill Road, not far from the robbery location.

A woman on Northridge Road called police and told the officer a neighbor was putting manure on her apartment as well as intentionally stomping on the floor. She told the officer that she was “familiar” with the law and would cite the officer if he did not take action. The woman then told the officer that if she had a gun, she would kill the person upstairs. She was arrested and charged with making threats.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.