The following incidents and arrests are some, but not all, of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through April 5.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
A man said he went to an apartment to see a woman he did not know. He insisted this was not a prostitution thing. He contends that once inside the apartment, two men came in and pulled a gun and robbed him. The suspects were caught, but investigators are still skeptical of the motive.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On March 31, a taxi driver told officers that he picked up a fare on Chamblee Dunwoody Road and took him to the Chastain Apartments. The fare pulled a knife and demanded money. The driver fled the car and ran. The suspect got into the car and drove off. The victim said his cellphone and wallet were in the car. The car is a 2006 gold Toyota, with the words “Taxi Hispanicos” on the doors.
8200 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On April 4, at about 11:30 p.m., a man and woman reported they were approached by three men. One pulled a gun and the men demanded money. The couple had none. A cellphone was taken from the woman.
1800 block Cimarron Parkway 30350 – On March 30, an apartment was burglarized when someone threw a rock through a window and then took $175.
5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On April 1, the victim said someone forced a rear door and took several items including a guitar, case, Xbox, and two Apple MacBook computers.
8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On April 1, the maintenance shed of an apartment location was burglarized.
500 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – On April 2, the resident came home and found the door forced open to his apartment. Missing are two flat-screen TVs, two laptops, an iPad, jewelry and shoes.
700 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On April 3, someone burglarized a building on the property of the Congregation B’Nai Torah and took a computer and two monitors.
100 block of Trowbridge Drive –April 4
7500 block of Roswell Road 30350 –April 4
1400 block of Greyfield Lane 30350 – On April 5, a man woke up to find that someone was in his apartment. The burglar ran out the door, taking a wallet and laptop.
A man swiped a quart of motor oil from the Shell gas station.
8600 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 30, a facilitator at the Alpha DUI School said someone took his wallet and phone during class while he was writing something on the dry-erase board. He found his wallet and phone in the bathroom, but $185 was gone.
100 block of Mount Vernon Parkway 30328 – On April 1, an employee of the West Coast Workout said a man came into the front area and said he was looking for someone. He gave a vague description of a woman. He eventually worked himself into a room and took a wallet from a purse.
A woman left her car on the side of Ga. 400 after her hood came loose and flipped up, damaging her car. She called the insurance company to come pick it up and she left. She left the keys in the car for the wrecker driver. Someone stole the car.
1100 block of Hope Road 30350 – On April 3, a general manager of a company said they terminated a woman on Feb. 11 of this year and she has not yet turned in her iPad.
7700 block of Spalding Drive 30350 – On April 3, a man reported that someone took his bike from the Publix store where he works. The bike is a red Schwinn valued at $250. Video showed that a man came in and made a Western Union transaction and then walked outside. The bike was out of camera view but the man, who walked out of view in the direction of the bike, came back into view walking the bike. His information from Western Union was obtained and officers called his number on Moran Way in Norcross. Oddly enough, he didn’t return the calls.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328, March 31
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, March 31
1st block of Dunwoody Springs Drive 30328, April 1
6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, April 1
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, April 3
5600 block of Roswell Road 30328, April 3
400 block of Wembley Circle 30328, April 4
200 block of Virginia Road 30328, April 4
Aldwych Lane 30350, April 4
6400 block of Lisa Lane 30328, April 4
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328, April 4
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342, April 5
8200 block of Roswell Road 30350, April 5
1700 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On March 30, a man said he was called by a collection agency over a $598 balance at Money Mart. He said he lost his wallet a month ago on a MARTA bus.
Summerbrook Drive — A man said someone made a purchase for $106 at a Target store in Virginia on his debit card number.
6500 block of Roswell Road — A man said that someone forged several business checks belonging to him.
5000 block of High Point Road 30342 – On April 1, a woman reported that a man came to her and asked if she needed her driveway resurfaced. They agreed that she would pay $39 per gallon of paint. Once he finished, he came inside and said she owed him $4,000. She said she didn’t have that and said the man who identified himself as “Marty” intimidated her with a “firm” voice and told her to call the bank and see what she could pay. She later agreed to pay him $2,000. When he left, she stopped payment on the check.
What do you do in this case? First, don’t hire people who come to your door offering this kind of work. Go with established and experienced companies who you have done some research on. Don’t consider the work is needed just because some guy walks up to your door and tells you it does.
Send him away by telling him that he can leave a card and you’ll talk it over with (fill in the blank). Don’t make the decision on the spot, and if they are pushy about the fact you really need to decide this now, know that this is a clear sign that only bad things will come from it. Don’t be afraid of saying “no” and closing the door.
This is an excellent reason to call 911 and report it because then we can check this guy out and if nothing else, cite him for not having permits to solicit—which he probably won’t.
Glenridge Stratford Drive — A woman reported on April 2 that someone used her Social Security Number to file taxes.
8800 block of Roswell Road — On April 2, a man reported that he met another man at a barber shop. The man offered to sell him a Chevrolet Tahoe for $4,800. The man said the car would be purchased at an auction in February of this year.
An agreement was made that the complainant would give the man two payments of $1,000 each and the balance would be made at the time he took possession of the Tahoe. In early February, the complainant gave the man his 1999 Nissan Altima to count for $800 of the money that he owed toward the Tahoe. The complainant gave the man $1,000 in January, the car in February and by March, the Tahoe had still not been delivered.
The man said the car needed repairs and he didn’t want to sell the car if it needed repairs. The complainant now gave the man another $1,000 for the car that he had never seen other than in a photo. By the end of March, the complainant now figured out that he was being taken and demanded the Nissan Altima back. The man said the Altima had been sold. The complainant—now victim — said the Altima was his, but the tag registration showed it being owned by a woman. The title of the Altima was also gone because it was in the glove box of the Altima.
4800 block of Kitty Hawk Drive 30342 – On March 31, officers were called to a domestic argument. The woman said she and her boyfriend were drinking all day and got in an argument and he assaulted her.
8100 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 30, a man called and said he saw a car with the doors open and a woman sitting in the seat. The man thought she might be in trouble so he called the cops. She was okay but unfortunately for him, he was wanted on a warrant in Fulton County for failure to appear in court. He was arrested.
5300 block of Roswell Road — Cops were called to an apartment complex in reference to an assault. They spoke with a man who said he was in the apartment when someone knocked on the door. When he answered it, a man forced his way in and punched the victim. The victim knew the man, whose name was Freddy.
Freddy pulled a straight razor and cut the victim slightly on the cheek. Freddy then left. The victim gave a full description of Freddy, including the car he used. The officer spotted the car and watched for a bit. A man came out of another apartment and got into the car. The officer pulled it over and spoke to the man. He asked the man if his name was Freddy. He said no. The officer found ID on the man that said his name was indeed Freddy. The officer found the razor in his pocket. Freddy was arrested.
400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On March 30, just before 5 a.m., officers were called to speak with a woman who said her ex-boyfriend was stalking her and constantly calling her. She said she broke it off about 3 months ago. The officer found a man matching the description, walking from the apartment building where the victim lives.
The man went up to the woman’s apartment and began banging and pushing on her window. At one point, the window pushed in and the man then fled. The man was intoxicated, and after he was escorted down two flights of stairs, was told he was being arrested. Suddenly the man said his leg hurt and he then conveniently collapsed. The officers now had to carry him to the police car and then carry him to police headquarters to file the warrant.
The man said he needed to use the bathroom, but couldn’t walk. He was told that he would not be carried to the bathroom, so in dramatic fashion, he crawled across the holding area to the bathroom. The officers called for an ambulance to take the suddenly stricken man to the emergency room to be seen. They did see him and said he was okay and he was released.
The officer now took the man to jail. On the way, the man said he was going to urinate in the back seat of the patrol car. He eventually did. He then called the officer a number of curse words and other comments as they arrived at the jail. There, he got out of the car on his own and walked inside. The back seats of the patrol cars are made of hard plastic and can be washed out for just this reason. Welcome to the glamorous world of street policing.
5300 block of Roswell Road — Officers were called to a fast-food restaurant on April 1 just after 1 a.m. The caller said a customer was drunk and disorderly. The man was indeed disorderly and became belligerent with the officer. He was arrested.
A patrol officer arrested one man when he ran a Florida tag on a car and the information came back that the car was stolen. The man said he rented the car and the rental company reported it stolen. The car was reported stolen in November of 2011. He said his lawyer was trying to work it out.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On April 3, a woman was arrested after grocery store employees saw her leave the store with items not paid for. She was taken to jail.
A man called the cops and said he was supposed to meet his ex to pick up his kids for spring break. She was not home. The officers went to the address but neither she nor the kids were there.
A man at the Taboo Club said that just before 2 a.m. he was in the club, when someone threw a glass that hit him in the head, causing a laceration. He was treated at the scene and then taken to the ER at Northside Hospital.
A man on Roberts Drive called the police and said his roommate became angry over the topic of rent and yelled: “You don’t know me! I will blow your MF brains out!”
TIP: If you’re looking for a roommate, you need to do as much background checking as you can. There are sites on the Internet where backgrounds can be obtained, but most are limited to that state. A roommate is a business arrangement, and you should have documentation that you can check as well as a written agreement on who will pay what. Just ask a lot of questions to learn as much as you can about this person.
A woman reported that she used to work for a woman whose husband is now sending her flowers, and has, in the past, made inappropriate comments to her.