The following incidents and arrests represent some, but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs Police Oct. 19 and Nov. 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.
700 block of Dalrymple Rd. When the victim parked his car in his condo parking lot Oct. 19, he saw four men. He entered the condo and later came back out. While walking to his car, saw one of the men standing next to it. Seconds later, two more appeared from a stairwell, with guns, demanding that he turn over his wallet, cash and the car keys. They left in his black Toyota Camry. All were armed with semi-auto weapons.
6112 Roswell Rd. On Oct. 19, cops were called to Rumy’s Kitchen Restaurant and met with two valets who said the following: Around 10 p.m., a man, described as a black male, dark or gray hoodie, and jeans, and armed with a handgun, approached them demanding keys from the valet box, specifically for a Mercedes. They told him they had none, so he took the keys to an Audi A4, registered to one of the restaurant’s guests. The owner of the car said a MacBook, gym clothing and golf bag, were in the car.
5500 block of Roswell Rd. On Oct. 21, cops were called to the Falls Apartments after a woman reported that she was robbed by an acquaintance. She got out of a car after being dropped off by a co-worker. The suspect suddenly appeared from the dark and grabbed her by the throat and threatening to kill her. He then took her purse and phone and fled. She had no evidence of physical injury. Her purse but no contents was found. The suspect answered the phone when the officer called him, but quickly hung up.
So…..we know he had the phone, so he is at least a thief.
8300 block of Roswell Rd. On Oct. 23, officers were called to the QuikTrip just before 2 a.m. to speak with a man who said he was parked at the Exxon when someone knocked on his window requesting a ride. The man said he would if the suspect had cash. The suspect then pulled a gun and demanded the victim’s money. He then hit the victim with the gun, causing the victim to put the car in drive and drove forward. The suspect fired two shots, hitting the car both times but not injuring the victim. The suspect is described as a black male, 5-feet-9-inches and 165 pounds.
8850 Roswell Rd. On Oct. 19, the alarm at Bojangles activated around 2:30 a.m. Someone had pried the drive-through window. It appears that nothing was taken.
8601 Dunwoody Place. Oct. 20, the store owner said someone removed two bicycles from a display rack after breaking the glass storefront window. The alarm that was set did not activate in that particular area. The bikes are Cervelo brand.
300 block of Amberidge Trail. On Oct. 20, A resident reported that she returned home from an errand around 1 p.m. and once inside her home, she saw two men. They side-stepped her as they fled although she tried to push them back, and they ran out, got into a blue, late-model Ford SUV and drove away. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, heavy-set, wearing black shirt, pants and a mask. Suspect 2 is described as a black male, 5-feet-10-inches with a medium build, wearing a black shirt and pants. It appeared that at least one piece of jewelry was taken during the interrupted burglary.
500 block of Summer Dr. On Oct. 22, someone entered a residence through a window between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., taking an Xbox game system and games.
6800 block of Roswell Rd. On Oct. 22, the front door of a condo had been forced open. It is not known if anything was taken.
9400 block of Roberts Dr. On Oct. 23, police learned that someone entered the home between the 21st and 23rd, taking a 60-inch TV and several pieces of jewelry. The entry point looked to be a kitchen window.
200 block of Mt. Paran Rd. On Oct- 26, a 76-year old woman reported that around 3:45 p.m., a woman, who identified herself as a Georgia Power employee, came to the door and asked questions about her property line. The victim accompanied the woman to the back of her home for about 45 minutes. When she returned to the home, she noticed some items missing, including jewelry and a Coca-Cola gym bag. She told the officer the woman wore no Georgia Power ID. She said that she left the door, leading to the home from the carport, open.
300 block of Franklin Rd. On Oct 26, the complainant was at the residence, checking on behalf of the owner, who was out of town. He found evidence of forced entry to the side door. Several items were taken.
3100 block of River Exchange Dr. On Oct. 27, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., someone entered the apartment and took two guns, one from an unlocked or open safe, and another from a dresser drawer. A PS4 was also taken.
Safes are a great way to secure valuable like documents and weapons. They’re even better when you close and lock the door!
700 block of Heards Ferry Rd. On Oct. 29, the owner of a home under construction said a Makita drill and $3,500 worth of tile were stolen sometime between Oct. 27 and 29.
5600 block of Roswell Rd. On Oct. 29, someone entered the victim’s condo by forcing a sliding glass door. Taken was a 60-inch TV and some jewelry.
1000 block of Hammond Dr. On Nov. 2, a resident at Extended Stay said someone entered his room and took $350, a watch, two RCA Tablets and $1,500 in Indian currency.
400 block of Hilderbrand Dr. On Nov. 2, the resident reported someone forced a rear door (pushed in) and gained entry into the home. Several electronic items were taken.
Marlow Place. On Nov. 3, someone stole a compressor from a residential construction site.
6000 block of Stone Mill Trace. On Nov. 3, a resident said he discovered that his Giant road bike had been stolen from his garage. A second Giant road bike was taken from the 300 block sometime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 pm.
1000 block of Huntcliff. On Nov. 3 the resident said she came home around 5:15 pm and noticed her garage door open and with pry marks. It appears the home was entered through the garage. Several items were taken.
300 block Highland Park Terrace. On Nov. 3, the resident said she was gone from just before 9 a.m. till 8 the next morning. During that time, someone entered the home through a screened-in bedroom window.
5500 block of Glenridge Dr. On Oct. 19, around 12:30 a.m., officers received a call of a theft in progress from the parking areas at the Nevadan Apartments. Two suspects were seen walking from the complex, but when they spotted the officers, they ran back into it. Several officers searched the area, but the two suspect were not caught. They were described as thin, black males. It appeared that a couple of cars had been entered but nothing was missing. Recovered at the scene was a black backpack, Polo hoodie, a blunt punch tool and gloves, all thought to be those of the suspects.
500 block of Abernathy Rd. On Oct. 19, a project manager said six AC units were stolen from a construction job site. Each unit is valued at $2,000. Two other AC units were reported stolen from 8601 Roberts Drive.
6700 block of Sunny Brook Lane. On Oct. 19, A 15-HP Evenrude boat engine was stolen from the home. It is a valued at $1,900.
400 block of Hampton Dr. On Oct. 20, a man reported his 1993 red GMC Sierra stolen overnight.
500 block of Calaveras Dr. On Oct. 22, a 2010 black Nissan Altima was stolen overnight.
I-285/Roswell Rd. On Oct. 23, a disabled blue 2-door 2000 Honda Accord was stolen from I-285 East at the Roswell Road exit ramp.
200 block of Northwood Dr. On Oct. 23, a 1995 black Ford Explorer was stolen from the parking lot.
5500 block of Glenridge Dr. On Oct. 25, a white 2006 Ford Econoline Van was taken from the parking lot of the residence. A second vehicle, a Yamaha motorcycle, black with green trim, was also taken. The motorcycle GPS showed the bike wastaken to Gwinnett County sometime during the night.
5500 block of Glenridge Dr. On Oct. 27, a 27-year old man told officers someone stole his 2002 Yamaha motorcycle.
8300 block of Roswell Rd. On Oct. 25, an officer, operating a tag-reader unit, spotted a car with a tag indicating the car was stolen from Gwinnett County on Oct. 10. It was impounded. During the tow, a man came up to the car, but suddenly stopped in his tracks. He said his girlfriend drove him there, and even gave them her address over near Six Flags. The officers couldn’t prove that the man knew or had part in the status of the car being stolen, so they couldn’t arrest him. The car was towed and Gwinnett notified.
Spring Creek Dr. At an unknown time, a resident on Spring Creek Drive said that while moving, someone stole a laptop, video games, passport and a video game system.
860 Johnson Ferry Rd. On Oct. 25, the owner of the Subway Store said one of his employees stole $810 from the store safe. He told the officer the employee left work one day abruptly, and he felt something wasn’t right so he checked the video, that showed the employee stealing the money. He gave the man a chance to return it, but he has not.
6690 Roswell Rd. On Oct. 25 at LA Fitness, the victim placed his wallet in the men’s locker room locker and proceeded to go work out. While doing so, he was emailed by American Express and Discover that his card was used for $1,011. He went to his locker and saw that the lock was intact. He put in the combination and when he pulled on it, it fell apart. He looked inside the locker and his black Gucci $250 wallet was indeed very gone, along with several credit cards and $70 cash.
Combination locks are junk and easily defeated. Kids (and thieves) are going on YouTube, watching videos how do get them open. Don’t waste your money on them.
Another theft was reported from LA Fitness On Oct. 27 between noon and 1:15 pm.
The victim placed his wallet in the locker. Someone took it. Credit cards were used at Nordstrom at Perimeter Mall.
A woman at Park Towers (Hammond Drive) said she left her wallet in a chair in the lobby for two hours and when she returned, the wallet and $400 were gone.
Barbara Lane. On Oct. 26, a two-ton AC unit was reported stolen from a construction site. The theft most likely occurred sometime between the 21st and 24th.
On Oct. 27, a woman reported she met a man named Marcas at the Goodwill Store on Roswell and Abernathy. They decided to eat across the street at Dantanna’s just before 4 p.m. During that time, they talked and ate. She excused herself while she went to the restroom. During that time, Marcas left with her keys and her car, leaving her with a $91 tab that Dantanna’s wanted paid. Marcas is described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-9-inches and 190 pounds. He has a mustache and slight beard, and was wearing black pants and gray shirt.
8300 block Roswell Rd. On Oct. 29, a 56-year-old man reported that he pulled into the Exxon Station to get himself a cup of coffee. He left the car running and unlocked.
Of the three possibilities below, please select the correct answer:
- The car was run through the car wash and wax by a good Samaritan.
- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pulled up, gassed and then left, all the time with his sirens and blue lights going.
- An opportunistic crook acquired a new Nissan Rogue, gray in color.
4800 block of High Point Rd. On Oct. 29, two AC units totaling $4,800 were stolen from a residential construction site.
200 block of Hammond Dr. On Oct. 29, a Pep Boys employee said a customer refused to pay for a diagnostic evaluation on his 2008 Chevy Silverado. The owner of the car got upset when the employee said the car needed a more detailed diagnostic. He got in the truck and drove away without paying the $99 bill.
800 block of Spalding Dr. On Oct. 29, the resident said two political signs were stolen from his yard between noon and 4 p.m.
A woman on Cedar Run said she was on her back porch of her apartment and left her phone while she went inside for five minutes. When she returned, the phone was gone.
8700 block of Roswell Rd. On Oct. 31, a Nissan Maxima was stolen.
1100 block of Heards Ferry Rd. On Oct. 31, a Bobcat construction vehicle was taken from a school construction site.
4500 block of Dudley Lane. On Oct, 31, two AC units were taken from a home construction site.
6 Concourse Pkwy. On Nov. 1, an employee who was fired was told to turn in the company car. He said that he was owed compensation and would return the car at that time he was compensated. The complainant of the company was told of the procedure, which involves sending a certified letter demanding the return before it can be listed as stolen.
6690 Roswell Rd. On Nov. 3, a man reported that while he was playing basketball on the court at LA Fitness, someone stole his phone from the pile of clothes that he left courtside.
In a similar incident, a woman reported her phone was missing from the Regal Cinema at 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy, around midnight. The “Find My Phone” app showed it to be on Dunwoody Crossing, in the 700 block. Officers went to that address, but no one answered.
There were 17 reported thefts from vehicles between Oct. 19 and Oct. 27.
There were 10 reported thefts from vehicles between Oct. 29 and Nov. 3.
On Oct. 19, Officers were called to an assault at Concourse Parkway and Hammond Drive around 4:30 a.m. They located a 48-year-old woman who had a severe laceration on her hand and bicep. She told the officers that she was walking through an office complex at 980 Hammond Drive and stopped to sit on the curb, when she encountered a black male who told her he was a security guard. The man then made sexual advances towards her, which she resisted, resulting in a struggle. She was cut with what she described as a switchblade. She was taken by EMS to North Fulton Hospital.
111 Glenridge Point Pkwy. On Oct. 30, two employees, male and female, were “playing” and calling each names. The male said he didn’t want to participate anymore, but the female continued to call him names. He became angry but she continued despite his objections so they ended up face to face, screaming at each other. That turned into a physical confrontation and he punched her, and then picked up a knife, but other employees restrained him from anything further. He was later arrested.
A 36-year-old man said he and his child’s mother were discussing their relationship at his apartment on Nov. 2. When the mother found out he was seeing another woman, she kicked him, then acquired a kitchen butcher’s knife and chased him around the living room with the knife before he was able to exit through the front door. He said she took a “swipe” at him with the knife as he departed the room. Prior to the police arriving, he said he did a couple of shots of Captain Morgan Rum. The suspect left the location prior to the officer’s arrival.
A 45-year-old man reported that he checked his credit report and found some suspicious transactions on it. Someone used his personal information to obtain loans of $12,000 and $1,800 and set up accounts with Comcast and Verizon.
An 84-year-old man reported, through a relative, that he believes someone in the assisted-living facility has changed his address and re-routed his Social Security checks to a fraudulent account with another bank.
A man reported that he bank notified him that someone used his Visa Card for $20 at QuikTrip and $292 the second time.
A 44-year-old man said he checked his credit report and found an open Verizon account for $3,378 that he did not open.
A 51-year-old man said that he received a credit card from Barclay Bank that he didn’t apply for. No charges were made on it.
A woman contacted police and informed them she received an e-mail from Apple regarding a $1,600 MacBook that she ordered and was to be delivered to the business address but in the name of a person whom she did not know. She informed them she didn’t place the order. They requested she document the fraud with the police and send them a report. Apparently the transaction was made on the company account with a debit card number.
A 33-year-old man said he checked his credit report and found 172 inquiries on his credit from Capital One, Discover, and Premier Bank, none that he authorized or had prior knowledge of.
A 54-year-old man reported received information from Macy’s that an account was opened in his name and information. Lane Bryant and T.J. Max also contacted him. None of the accounts were opened by him. He later ordered a credit history to check it closely.
A 33-year-old man reported that he reviewed his credit history and found several accounts that were not opened by him. He said someone used his information while he was out of the country working.
A 38-year-old man said he learned on his credit report that someone used his information to take loans, rent apartments, and start utilities as far back as 2001.
2090 Dunwoody Club Dr. On Oct. 20 around 8:30 p.m., cops were called to the shopping center regarding shots fired. The officers spoke to the owner of the liquor store as well as another witness and determined the following: A female came
Into the store, stole a bottle of liquor, put it in her purse, with the intention of stealing it. The storeowner blocked the door, but she ran towards it. He went behind the counter and retrieved his pistol and chased her into the parking lot where he fired warning shots while yelling, “Give it back!” The woman, white female, about 5-feet-7inches with blond hair, kept running. The investigation ended with the storeowner being arrested for the gross negligence of shooting the weapon with several stores open and patrons walking in and out.
That is just stupid.
4500 block of Lake Forrest Dr. On Oct. 20, a resident called the police while watching a video of a man in the driveway of the home, walking around the house, knocking on the doors. The officer arrived and located the man in a Toyota pickup
truck. He interviewed the driver who said he was with Uber Eats and his GPS had taken him to this location. The officer checked the man and found that he was wanted in Cobb County for larceny. He was arrested and later turned over to Cobb.
Nice job, Sir. The call resulted in the officer checking the guy who had a past warrant for theft.
On Oct. 22, a staff member at LaQuinta Inn called the police shortly after 2 a.m. and reported that a man and woman, accompanied by a dog, were in the lobby being rude to customers and staff. The officer met the pair, requested identification, and explained that the staff had requested them to leave. The man, who was drinking a beer, said he was not going to present ID and the officer would have to take him to jail. The man wanted to light a cigarette but the officer told him they would need to continue this conversation outside because there was no smoking permitted in the lobby. The man started cursing and using a racial slur and saying he wasn’t going to jail. The officer went hands-on to escort him and the man cursed, then took a fighting position. One Taser deployment later, the man was on the ground and the officer was attempting to handcuff him when the woman, yelling for the man to get up and run, put the dog, a German Shepherd mix, near the two men struggling. The dog attempted bite the officer’s leg. A second and third officer arrived and the woman was restrained. She resisted by wrapping her purse around her arms and lying on her arms, refusing to cooperate. She was cuffed and too arrested.
This is a good example of the total arrogance that some people either have or acquire when they’re drinking. How did this clown figure he was going to insult his way out of this call? The report didn’t mention the fate of the dog, but he was most likely turned over to a family member or designated friend of one of the two arrested persons.
On Ga. 400 South, Oct. 27 around 2:30 p.m., police responded to rolling domestic quarrel that created lots of traffic and involved the man, in his car, chasing the woman, in hers, and then bashing her passenger window with a bat. The man was arrested, but not before screwing up southbound traffic—just before the regularly scheduled screwed-up traffic. He was arrested.
On Oct. 27, a juvenile, suspected in a number of burglaries and attempts over the past months, was the subject of a “suspicious person” call. A resident called and said she saw a male behind her condo building. An officer spotted him and the suspect ran from the 6925 Roswell Road area, across the street, where he was chased down by another officer and secured. He was arrested for loitering and prowling.
5610 Roswell Rd. On Oct. 29, a female was detained at the Target Store, suspected of shoplifting. The video showed a car with two black males inside, dropping off the female in front of the store. Another officer stopped that car and spoke to the two men. Inside the car was a security camera and speaker, neither identified as stolen from the Target. The female however, said they were stolen but from a South Carolina location. Her admission prompted the charge of theft by receiving stolen property in another state. The items, valued at just under $500, were placed in evidence. She was arrested.
8000 block of Roswell Rd. On Oct. 30, a man was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he had an accident and forgot to remove the joint from behind his ear when the officer arrived. He also had some Xanax pills in non-labeled jars.
Ga. 400/Northridge Rd. On Oct. 30, a street-crimes sergeant got behind a truck and ran a check indicating the truck was stolen from Monroe County. A traffic stop was made and the driver checked. He was found to be wanted in Monroe for vehicle theft and was listed as missing. He was taken to jail pending transfer to Monroe County.
300 block of Dalrymple Rd. A cabbie picked up a fare and took her to the stated address. She said she didn’t have the money to pay, but would get it from inside her apartment. She didn’t show for 20 minutes so the cabbie called the cops. She answered the door and told the officer she didn’t have money. While the officer was present, she asked the others in the apartment if they would chip in—they declined. She was arrested.
5665 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd. (Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital). On Oct. 31, cops were called to the hospital just before 7 a.m. after security called regarding a disorderly man. The man had been discharged from the ER, but remained and was causing a disturbance. Security was called and he ended up fighting with the security officer until a second one assisted in securing the man. The security officer declined to prosecute so all the cops could do was give the man a criminal trespass warning not to return.
6300 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd. On Nov. 3, Costco employees detained a man who stole a bottle of Ketel One Vodka. He shoved it down his pants.
He was charged with shoplifting and sent to jail.
8725 Roswell Rd. On Nov. 3, Publix staff detained a woman after witnessing her shoplift items including Nexium ($22) and Blink N Clean ($9.) She was taken to jail.
355 Hammond Dr. On Nov. 3, cops were called to the Inn Town Suites around 7:30 p.m. where they met a man who gave a graphic description of the following events:
He saw a man pee on his car. The man was arrested.
6900 block of Roswell Rd. Male received citation for possession of 9 grams of marijuana.
7100 block Roswell Rd. Female cited for gummy bears with TCH during traffic stop.
Dunwoody Place. Person arrested for “Molly” or MDMA possession during traffic stop.
8745 Roswell Road. Man on grocery store scooter yelling at people at McDonald’s was cited for having a “joint medicine” bottle with weed in it.
1500 block of Wingate Way. A person was cited for having a small amount of drugs and a pipe in the car.