The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Feb. 8.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Jan. 28, a man reported that at 7:20 a.m., he was approached by a man who pulled a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim showed the suspect his empty wallet. The suspect ordered the victim to turn around and then fled.
1700 block of Windridge Drive 30350 – On Jan. 28, a woman said she met a man who “friended” her on Facebook. She finally met the man in person for the purpose of purchasing songs that he had written. She invited him to her apartment. He excused himself to use the restroom and while there, she went through his jacket that he left on a chair. She found his ID to confirm who he was. She also took his iPhone 4. When the man came out of the restroom, he told her that he wanted her money that was in a vase in the dining room. Also, he took more money from a table. After he left he contacted her because she still had his ID and phone. She told him that she called the police.
300 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Jan. 31, a man reported that while he was taking groceries from his car at about 10:15 p.m., two men came up on him. One man had a gun. They demanded the victim’s phones. He gave them two iPhones and they fled. He thinks he was set up because he posted an ad on Craigslist to sell two phones.
5800 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 2, the clerk at a gas station said around 7 a.m. a man came in and pulled a small silver gun and told the clerk to take everything out of the register. He took an undisclosed amount of money and left on foot.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 7, a clerk said that around 11 p.m. a man, who had been in the store before, came in to get energy pills. When the clerk produced them, the man pulled a gun and robbed him of money from the register.
First block of Cedar Run 30350 – On Jan. 25, a man reported that he is in the process of moving. He returned to the old address and found that someone had forced the door open and vandalized the apartment.
1400 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On Jan. 25, someone came in through an unlocked living room window and took a Taurus .45 caliber pistol, a Ruger .40 caliber pistol, ammo, a desktop computer and Xbox game system.
300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Jan. 27, a man reported that between midnight and 1 a.m. someone came into his apartment and took an iPad.
500 block of Northridge Road 30342 – On Jan. 28, someone broke into the victim’s home and took a computer.
2700 block of Spring Creek Drive 30350 – On Jan. 28, the victim said that he has not been in the apartment since December. He found that several things were missing.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 29, someone forced entry into the apartment sometime between 5-11:30 p.m. Several items were gone.
7300 block of Hunters Branch Drive 30328 – On Jan. 30, someone entered the victim’s garage through an unlocked window and went into the victim’s car. Nothing appears missing.
900 block of Abernathy Road 30328 – On Jan. 31, the victim said someone forced a door from the rear balcony to the apartment. Nothing was taken from the apartment but it was obvious that someone rooted around inside for a while.
200 block of Granville Court 30328 – On Jan. 31, a woman said she woke at about 7:30 p.m. and heard a noise in the living room. She found a man was standing in the room. She picked up an object and yelled at the man. He left through the door and fled. It appears he came into the apartment through a window he had forced open.
700 block of Dalrymple Road 30328 – On Feb. 3, the complainant said her deceased boyfriend’s brother came by her condo and said the bank took it over and they needed some of the property in the condo. She said the family blames her for his death. She later went to a storage area where her property was kept and found that someone removed the lock and she thinks property was illegally taken.
6400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 4, someone threw a rock, breaking a window at the Home Depot. It isn’t clear if anything was taken, but whoever broke the window entered at least for a few seconds. In the past, other Home Depot stores were hit for power tools.
400 block of Otter Creek 30350 – On Feb. 4, someone entered the victim’s garage and broke into her car.
Vernon Glen Court 30328 – On Feb. 4, someone entered the victim’s garage and broke into her car.
8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Feb. 4, someone forced open a front door to the victim’s apartment and took an Xbox 360, Sony laptop, and some other items including jewelry.
3100 block of River Exchange Drive 30350 – On Feb. 6, the victim reported that someone broke into his apartment. He reported several items missing.
6200 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 25, a truck, a 2007 Ford F-350, was reported stolen.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Jan. 25, Stein Mart employees reported a theft by three suspects who came in and took several packs of Ralph Lauren men’s undershirts, boxers and briefs, and then left the store without paying.
4400 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 25, a woman reported that she was shopping at the Fresh Market and accidentally left her wallet on the counter. She called the store and was told the wallet was safe and she could pick it up. When she did, her credit cards and personal ID were missing. Two of her cards had been used.
5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 27, an employee of the Lifetime Fitness Gym said her iPhone 4 was stolen from her desk. A second phone was stolen nearby from a man who didn’t want to file a report.
100 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – On Jan. 27, a pizza man reported that he delivered $35 worth of pizza to an apartment. The resident opened the door and said the pizza had already been paid for. The employee went to his car and double checked but found the pizza unpaid for. He went back but no one answered the door. The officer who responded could not get anyone to the door either.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 28, a woman said she was shopping and felt someone brush up against her. She turned and saw a man. He asked her something about chili and ice cream. (She noted he was in her personal space.) He left and she found that her purse had been opened and her wallet was gone. She found the man and accused him of taking it. He said he saw another man take it and she followed him outside where he pointed off in the distance and then left. She said he left in a dark four-door car.
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Jan. 28, mail was stolen from a company mailbox.
A man came to the police department and reported that his Rolex watch had been stolen sometime around Dec. 14.
7100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Jan. 30, two residents of an apartment left from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. When they returned, two laptops were taken from the apartment. One of the roomies left a boyfriend at the apartment.
Treelodge Parkway — A woman reported that someone stole a package from Dell that was left on her doorstep.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Jan. 31, two drunk guys went into a gas station and stole a pack of chips and a pack of cookies and then fled.
5700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 1, an employee of a gas station said a man came in at about 4 a.m. and grabbed a 24-ounce Bud Light and was then told by the clerk that he couldn’t sell the beer. The man walked toward the door. The clerk told him to put the beer back. The man said: “What beer? This is my gun” and fled on foot.
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Feb. 2, a woman said that her wallet was taken from the Royal Oak Pub. She said the credit card, in the wallet, was later used at a gas station on Chamblee Dunwoody and another store.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Feb. 4, a woman reported that between 10 a.m. and 10:20 a.m., someone took her wallet from her purse that was in her shopping cart while she was at a grocery store.
500 block of Embassy Row 30328 – On Feb. 4, a woman reported her iPhone was stolen from the career services office of her school.
2300 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On Feb. 4, a resident said someone took a Blackberry phone from her den in her apartment.
500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Feb. 4, a man reported that someone stolen his 1996 Honda Prelude.
6600 block of Roswell Road — A man was playing basketball at a fitness club on Feb. 4. He left his iPhone in a gray case on the bench next to the court. When he finished, the phone was gone.
7600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 5, a woman said she left her iPhone in the fitness room of an apartment comples. When she returned an hour later, it was gone.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 5, a woman reported that while she waited for the bus, she placed her purse on the trash can or on the ground next to the bus stop. A man came by and took the purse, then ran behind the adjacent drug store.
5700 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On Feb. 6, a woman left her phone in the bathroom and it went missing. She put a trace on it and it showed to be in the Cumberland Mall area.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 7, a guy broke up with his girlfriend. She stole his car keys.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
1600 block of Riveredge Parkway 30328, Jan. 25
500 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, Jan. 25
6600 block of Lisa Lane 30328, Jan. 26
5800 block of Riverside Drive 30328, Jan. 26
200 block of Marsh Trail 30350, Jan. 26
1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, Jan. 26
6400 block of Barfield Road 30328, Jan. 27
4400 block Glenridge\Stratford Drive 30342, Jan. 27
800 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328, Jan. 29
7300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Jan. 30
Pine Lake Drive 30328, Jan. 30
500 block of Summer Drive 30350, Jan. 31
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350, Jan. 31
1000 block of Brentwood Way 30350, Feb. 2
1st block of Concourse Parkway 30328, Feb. 2
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Feb. 2
4800 block of Northside Drive 30342, Feb. 4
3100 block of River Exchange Drive 30328, Feb. 4
500 block of Summer Terrace Lane 30328, Feb. 4
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Feb. 4
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350, Feb. 4
5500 block of Glenridge Connector 30328, Feb. 5
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, Feb. 6
6100 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, Feb. 6
1400 block of Jefferson Drive 30350, Feb. 6
A man on Glenridge Drive said there were unauthorized charges on his debit card. One was recorded at a grocery store for $98, another for a drug store for $105, and a third at a discount store for $105.
A woman reported that someone obtained her information and attempted to open a Chase Bank account with it.
A woman on Northside Drive reported that someone obtained her Chase credit card number and purchased items at a department store for over $1000, and a clothing store for $206 and an unknown location for over $750.
A man reported that someone used his Social Security number to obtain a tax refund.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 2, a staff member at an office supply store reported someone passed two counterfeit $100 bills.
500 block of River Valley Road 30328 – On Feb. 4, a woman was contacted by the Lake Mary, Fla., police and told that someone was cashing checks in her name.
Abernathy and Barfield Roads 30328 – On Jan. 25 a man reported that he was driving on Abernathy and Glenridge. At the light, another car pulled up and a man pulled a gun up in view. The victim drove off and the suspect followed flashing his hi-beams. At the next light, the man got out and pointed the gun at the man and said, “Hey MF, I thought you backed off.” The victim told the man that he had called the police and the suspect re-entered his car and left.
4700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 25, a man reported that another man came into his apartment just before 11 p.m. The victim said his girlfriend had taken their dog out and he heard a noise at the door. He thought that his girlfriend had returned but when he looked, he saw a man going through her purse in the living room. The two got into a fight before the suspect fled. The victim pulled the suspect’s sweater off him during the fight and according to the report, bit the suspect on the hand (severely.)
1400 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – On Jan. 26, around 1:20 p.m., SSPD responded to gunshots fired at an apartment complex. Witnesses said they didn’t see a shooting but saw a SUV with bullet holes in it fleeing the complex. Later, a RMS ambulance was flagged down on Glenridge and Peachtree Dunwoody Road by two men who said a third man, who was in the back of the car, had been shot. The man in the back had two gunshot wounds to the leg. One other man had been grazed by a gunshot in the back. The ambulance crew brought in another, and the man shot in the leg was taken to Grady Hospital, where he had surgery. The other man, grazed by the bullet, was treated and released.
8900 block of River Run 30350 – On Jan. 28 a man reported he was lying in bed with his girlfriend when she became enraged over a discussion on infidelity. She hit him in the face, cutting his lip. He said he had just recently gotten back with her.
7000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Jan. 29, cops were called to a domestic fight where a woman was hit in the head with a cable box.
7900 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Feb. 2, officers met with a man who said he and the alleged offender were at a bar for a while and then went home. While lying in bed, they began to argue over the offender’s girlfriend smashing into the offender’s car. The argument turned physical and punches were thrown. The alleged offender said that she got into an argument over her girlfriend smashing into the car and then the victim pushed her off the bed.
Ga. 400 and Roberts Drive 30350 – On Jan. 26 a patrol car saw a car with New Jersey tags on it. The tag was stolen. The car was stopped and the woman driving the car said she couldn’t afford to purchase a tag so she stole one. She was arrested and the car was impounded.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Jan. 28, a man went into a discount store and replaced his shoes with a pair of nice boat shoes valued at $35. He wore them out and was promptly caught, detained, and then taken to jail.
8600 block of Fifth Green in Huntcliff – It was reported that someone in a red SUV stole firewood and was putting it in a car. The homeowner called the cops and then went outside to confront the man. The man got into his car so the homeowner got behind it to stop it. The car backed up and made contact with the man standing behind it. The car then fled. Cops arrived a minute or two later and found the SUV near the area but the tag had been removed as had the firewood. The driver of the car smelled like booze. He was later arrested for theft, simple battery and DUI.
5500 block of Glenridge — Officers were called on a noise complaint. Neighbors said a man and woman were arguing behind one of the buildings. They spoke to the pair. The man was cooperative and said the woman was mad at him for being on the phone, outside, at 3 a.m. The woman was none too happy. The officer said he was going to cite her for a noise violation, so she said she wasn’t going to pay it because she was going to Florida. She was arrested. (Part of the decision was that she was a bit dishonest about revealing her real name.)
6400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 5, loss prevention employees at a home improvement store called the cops after they witnessed a man stealing batteries and putting them in his pants, then attempting to leave. He was charged with shoplifting the batteries, valued at just over $21. He was given a citation and released. The store also detained a man for trying to steal a $149 thermostat . He was arrested.
100 block of Northwood Drive 30342 – On Feb. 5, officers were called to an apartment complex in reference to a man exposing himself. They spoke to a woman who said the man was in his car, seat down, on the phone, and masturbating. The woman’s daughter saw this and called the police. The officers found the man, pants still undone, and arrested him. The neighbors say that he has done this before and they’re concerned because children are often in the area. The suspect said that he was urinating, thus the pants being undone. He was intoxicated and not able to stand too well. He was arrested.