Steve Rose, who runs the Citizens on Patrol and volunteer units, provided the following information, which represents some of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police from July 20-July 24.
200 block of Trowbridge Road — On July 20, the victim was gone from midnight until 5:30 a.m. On return, he discovered his home had been entered through a window leading from the rooftop. The burglar was in the attic and accidentally put his foot through the ceiling before letting down the attic ladder. Video showed a male from about 5-feet-10-inches to 6-feet with dreadlocks and a Nike sweatshirt. His Mini Cooper car was also rummaged through. He said that it is well known to his neighbors and friends that he is often gone from home. He added his brother’s friend burglarized his home some months back.
Don’t tell people you are gone a lot. If you are going to float rumors, then tell them you have a snake collection and the little devils frequently abscond from their various cages and roam freely throughout the house. Maybe tell them you are experimenting with hazmat samples or maybe tell them anything other than, “I’m gone a lot.”
1100 block of Hammond Drive — On July 23, the resident said a front door was kicked in and the inside was ransacked. Keys to her car, personal Social Security card, jewelry and a Dell computer were stolen. She was gone from 12:45 p.m. until just after 5 p.m. An apartment complex employee said a suspicious male was reported in the area around 1 p.m.: 6-feet tall and wearing a white shirt. He was asking residents to let him into an apartment.
200 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy. — On July 20, a clerk at the Chevron Store said a man took a soda and chips without paying. The cops found a man matching the description a short distance away and based on the lookout, they discovered he was the same person. He was arrested and accused of the $5 theft.
5500 block of Powers Ridge Drive — On July 20, a resident said someone stole her mailbox, damaging the post and the yard.
5200 block of Northside Drive — On July 22, a resident said an employee of a tree company came to her home and asked if she wanted a dead tree in her yard removed. She agreed and paid $400 for the removal. She told the officer she paid an additional $1,000 to remove another tree. She said he asked for an additional $500 once the tree was moved. So, after he was paid, the tree remains. The victim’s son called and spoke to the man, demanding they remove the tree or refund the money. The report said the man became agitated and said he would take them to court for threatening him.
The caller said he told the man he’d take him to small claims court — not exactly a threat but rather a course of action, don’t you agree?
4900 block of Roswell Road — On July 24, a car service company’s district manager said an employee took $58 from the register sometime between July 16 and July 20. The employee resigned on the 20th. They didn’t want to prosecute but wanted the report to document it.
Step up, sir. Someone steals from you, step up. Crooks need to answer for stealing.
500 block of Northridge Drive — On July 24, someone took the resident’s patio furniture and bike from his back patio.
Thefts from Vehicles
Between July 21 and July 24, four thefts from vehicles were reported.
400 block of Morgan Oaks Circle — On July 20, a T-Mobile account was opened in the victim’s name.
6000 block of Roswell Road — On July 20, the suspect paid a check to a law firm for closing and reversed the payment back to himself.
200 block of Carpenter Drive — On July 20, the complainant said a business called Global Sky Image, Inc., had been using her address as their business address.
Parkgate Drive — On July 21, a 70-year-old victim said someone called her, saying they were from Medicare and needed to verify her account. They asked for, and she gave them, her Social Security number. She later called Medicare and was told they do not request sensitive numbers on the phone.
Between July 20 and July 24, there were four domestic violence complaints.
6100 block of Roswell Road — On July 20, a man was arrested and accused of giving a false name.
Northside Hospital — On July 20, a man was arrested and accused of public drunkenness.
8100 block of Colquitt Road — On July 20, a 30-year-old man was arrested and accused of domestic violence.
4900 block of Roswell Road — On July 21, a 30-year-old man was arrested and accused of disorderly conduct.
7300 block of Roswell Road — On July 21, two 24-year-old males were arrested and accused of disorderly conduct.
John Douglass Drive — On July 21, someone was arrested and accused of homicide by vehicle, of the second degree.
I-285/Riverside Drive — On July 22, a man was arrested and accused of possession of stolen property.
7300 block of Roswell Road — On July 23, someone was arrested and accused of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.