Capt. Steve Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department provided the following information from its records. The following incidents and arrests represent some, but not all, of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police between March 31 and April 6.
100 block of Mystic Place — Sometime between March 30 and April 4, someone entered the unoccupied home that was found unlocked with no forced entry. The sales agent confirmed the home was locked when last shown. A $2,000 Samsung stove was stolen from the home.
6900 block of Roswell Road — On April 4, the resident reported he was away for one month and on return, found his apartment ransacked and several items including clothing and a laptop, missing. A forced glass door was the entry point.
4800 block of Northland Drive — On April 4, the resident said she was gone April 1 through April 3 and on return, found that someone stole cash and jewelry from her safe. She said she left the instructions on how to open the safe on top of the safe. While she was gone, she rented the home to a movie production crew filming the sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated “The Bobby Brown Story.” (Yawn.)
6500 block of Roswell Road — On April 4, an employee at an oil change shop responded to an alarm at his business and found a garage-door panel missing, big enough for a person to go through. He checked the video and saw a man coming from the area of Steak n Shake to the rear of the business at around 11:30 p.m. He entered through the panel, walked to the office, grabbed something from the desk and went to the safe, opened it and removed the contents. He then exited in the general direction from where he came in. The management believes they know the identity of the suspect as a former employee fired two months ago, and not on good terms.
8700 block of Roswell Road — On April 2, a 90-year-old woman reported she was leaving the grocery store and in the parking lot, at her vehicle, when a male snatched her purse, then ran across the parking lot and got into a blue Mitsubishi Mirage G4 with a drive-out tag. The suspect was 25-30 years old with dark hair and wore a blue shirt and jeans.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road — On March 31, a 28-year-old woman reported to police that she met a man whose name was either Marco or Dorico on a website called “Plenty of Fish.” She said his right leg was amputated below the knee and his left leg was in a cast. He arrived to her home in a Dodge Challenger, black with red stripes. The report goes on to say, “At his request, she withdrew $8,000 from her account in order to purchase a car. Before purchasing the car, he drove her to the Wyndham Hotel and asked her if she would go to his room and get his luggage, which she did, leaving the $8,000 in the car.
Think hard now and try to guess what happened.
“Plenty of Fish” is an online dating service popular in Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and, of course, here.
8100 block of Roswell Road — On March 31, a man reported his “Mongoose Hot Shot” stolen.
1100 Hammond Drive — On April 1, the manager of a drug store said a female, 20-30 years-old, plaid jacket, pink shirt and brown boots, took something and left without paying for it. She wasn’t sure what the woman took.
7300 block of Roswell Road — On April 2, a caller from a drug store said a male picked up a prescription, then took a bottle of weight-loss pills from one of the aisles and then left without paying for them.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place — On April 3, staff at a grocery store observed a man place items in his backpack, concealed from view. He was detained and later arrested and accused of possession of $184 in store goods he did not pay for.
7000 block of Twin Branch Drive — On April 4, a resident said just before 3 a.m., her dog began barking, so she let the dog out, which is when she saw a young male in a dark hooded sweatshirt in her driveway. She yelled at the man, who got into her 2017 Mercedes and left, followed by a dark colored SUV. The victim’s car was tracked to I-20, then to Oakland Drive in Atlanta. The car was not at that address but an additional track led cops to Davage Street in Atlanta, where they found the car, unoccupied and apparently undamaged. The investigation thus far has not revealed suspects.
1000 block of Hammond Drive — On April 5, a patrol officer spotted a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the Extended Stay Hotel lot. The tag was checked and showed to be stolen from Budget rental, reported on March 25. Inside the car were two women who were in the process of exiting. Both women went into one of the rooms. The officer remained at the car confirming the match of the tag and the VIN. As he was checking the car, one of the two women returned, unlocking the car with the key fob. The officer questioned the woman who initially provided the story that her mother rented the car and she had permission to use it, however she could not provide the rental agreement. The officer requested to speak with her mother and at that point, the woman began to noticeably fidget and had difficulty locating her mother’s number. She changed her story around as she tried to find a number for her mother, which took some time. The officer noted in the report that she typed the word “mommy” in her phone. The return text read “Who the [expletive] is this?” (Mommy in a bad mood?) The woman was arrested.
100 block Mystic Place — On April 6, the caller said two AC units were taken from a residential construction site.
Thefts from Vehicles
Between March 31 and April 4, seven thefts from vehicles were reported.
200 block of Quiet Water Lane — On March 31, a caller said she returned from out of town and discovered a package containing a 22-inch weave that she did not order. Upon looking into the matter, she discovered that just under a hundred transactions were placed on her credit card before the card company notified her that the activity was suspicious. She added that someone left two handwritten notes, asking for a phone call because the packages were sent to her in error. The packages were addressed to the victim. The officer called the number several times with no answer.
8601 Dunwoody Place — On April 2, a caller said company checks were forged. Someone tried to cash twenty-two checks for $99 each as well as a couple for over a hundred. The checks were stopped.
1100 block of Hammond Drive — On April 2, a caller said that because of the Equifax data breach, his information was used for a loan in Macon and an apartment application on Hammond Drive.
5800 block of Glenridge Drive— On April 2, a complainant reported someone forged a company check, writing it for over $6,000 and depositing it into a separate account. The bank was able to reverse the deposit, saving the complainant’s company from the loss.
6600 block of Roswell Road — On April 2, a caller said someone used his Visa debit card at a Publix. The purchase was for a $2,504 money order.
800 block of Camden Court — On April 2, a caller said a Chevron card was apparently lost and later found by someone who used the card beginning in February until March, racking up a bill just over $1,200.
6400 block of Roswell Road — On March 31, cops arrested a man after responding to a fight over the refusal to pay for a $20 dance. The man became violent, assaulting staff members who then called the police. Officers arrested him, noting in the report that he was very verbally abusive to everyone around him. Alcohol was involved.
5100 block of Roswell Road — March 31, DUI.
400 block of Roberts Drive — March 31, disorderly conduct, marijuana.
2300 block of Treelodge Parkway — March 31, disorderly conduct, drugs.
4500 block of Roswell Road — March 31, DUI.
5400 block of Glenridge Drive — April 1, disorderly conduct, marijuana.
1000 block of Crestline Parkway — April 1, drug arrest.
5600 block of Roswell Road — April 1, fleeing and attempting to evade police.
1300 block of Treelodge Parkway — April 2, disorderly conduct, marijuana.
5300 block of Roswell Road — April 2, disorderly conduct.
Lake Forrest Drive — April 2, disorderly conduct.
8800 block of Roswell Road — April 2, disorderly conduct.
Johnson Ferry Road/River Valley — April 3, DUI.
6900 block of Powers Ferry Road — April 3, liquor law permit violation.
6400 block of Roswell Road — April 3, liquor law permit violation.
5200 block of Roswell Road — April 3, liquor law permit violation.
Roswell Road/Abernathy Road — April 4, DUI.
5300 block of Roswell Road — April 4, suspended driver’s license.
5300 block of Roswell Road — April 4, probation violation.
2100 block of Summit Springs — April 4, disorderly conduct.
7800 block of Roswell Road — April 4, probation violation.
7400 block of Old Maine Trail — April 4, drug charges.
1100 block of Perimeter Center West — April 5, DUI .