Recent Crimes in Sandy Springs
Recent crimes provide by Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose
- Officers arrested a man at Cocktail Cove Bar after responding to a disturbance. The man was heavily intoxicated and tried to fight an employee of the bar. The man was checked and found to be wanted in Moultrie, Ga. on a probation violation.
- On June 4, cops were called to Northside Hospital concerning a woman who was intoxicated. They checked her and found that she was wanted in DeKalb County on a probation warrant. She was taken to jail.
- On June 5, someone took a landscaping truck (keys inside) on Spalding Drive while the employees were working in the yard of a home. The employee activated the GPS on the truck and it was tracked to Iona Drive in DeKalb County. Two men were later arrested.
- On May 27, Kroger employees at 227 Sandy Springs Place called the cops on a man who has been in the store panhandling in the past and who had returned to the store despite having been told not to return. The man left the store before the officers arrived but they found him a short time later at a store at Hammond Square. The man had a crack pipe and some evidence of crack-cocaine on him. He was arrested and taken to jail. The man is on active 30-year probation and has a criminal history that includes 70 arrests.
- On May 25, officers were called to the Kroger Store at 227 Sandy Springs Place in reference to a shoplifter. They met with a loss-prevention employee who said he saw a man take items and place them in a black bag and then exit the store without paying for them. They recovered Tyson Chicken, Kroger Chicken Fingers, Wrights Bacon, Kroger Ground Chuck, Kroger Cheese, and Irish Spring Soap. Value of the theft was just over $52. The man was arrested.
- On May 25, a man was arrested at the Kroger at 4920 Roswell Road and charged with shoplifting soap, razors, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, a bottle of Turkey Hill Peach Tea and some chicken tenders. The value of the items totaled 30 bucks. He was arrested.
- That same day, Kroger store employees observed and then detained a man for shoplifting two bottles of Bayer Aspirin. He was arrested.
- On May 26, an officer said he observed two men acting suspicious in the dumpster area at 550 Abernathy Road apartments. He spoke with the men and checked them on the computer. One of the men was wanted in DeKalb County on child support warrants. He was arrested.
- A man called about a fraud on his debit card. Someone accessed his number and charged $2,000 on the card.
- Another man said someone accessed his card number and used it at Taqueria La Dona on Northwood Drive and charged over $800 on the card.
- A woman reported that someone used her Social Security Number to file taxes in her name in the state of New Jersey. On the same day, another person filed a similar report.
- On May 25, a woman on Northwood Drive said that a man approached her and her husband and offered to sell a TV and computer for $600. The man wore a Best Buy shirt and the items had Best Buy price tags on them. The woman told the man she had only $300. He agreed to sell them for that price. She cashed a $300 check and gave the man the money. The items were wrapped in bubble-wrap and according to the victim, looked valid. The items were not. She described the man as a black male, 20-30 years old, short hair and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The car tag given was registered to Hertz Rental Car.
- On May 29, an employee of a nail salon on Roswell Road reported that a woman came in and received a pedicure and manicure and paid the $48 bill with a counterfeit $100 bill. The victim found this out after the suspect left but told officers that she knows the woman. She is now identified. She had taken a $5 bill and modified it (not that well) into a $100 bill.
- On May 30, officers responded to Magnolia Apartments, on Roswell Road, just before 11 a.m. on an assault call and a person injured. They spoke to those on the scene and learned that all of the involved persons worked for Asphalt Enterprises, Inc. in Acworth. All of the employees were working with shovels. At one point, one employee intentionally hit another with his shovel, leaving a large cut on the man’s head. He was taken to Grady Hospital. The two apparently began arguing and one of the parties hit the other during the argument. The case was sent to detectives for warrants and follow up.