Some of the reports filed with Sandy Springs police during the past week:
800 block of Glenairy Drive: Officers received a residential alarm and, when they arrived, found someone forced the front door to the victim’s home open. Officers found evidence someone entered the home.
6500 block of Roswell Road: A woman reported she was in her apartment when she heard a knock on the door. She didn’t answer it but looked through the door viewer. She saw a young male. When she didn’t answer, he walked to the back of the apartment and tried to open a rear window. The victim became scared and ran from the apartment to the leasing office. The suspect, dressed in a green shirt and brown pants, then left and got into a black and gray four-door Chevy driven by a female. The lookout description was given by a neighbor.
Clipper Trail: A neighbor notified police after she found evidence someone had forced entry into a home. The front door was open and evidence of a damaged door was clear. It appeared that several TVs were taken.
Summit Springs Drive: Someone threw a rock through the victim’s apartment window. Her XBOX game system and several other items were stolen.
5675 Roswell Road: The victim called the police after his girlfriend called him and said she found the front door of his apartment open. Inside, it appeared several items were missing. He later confirmed his laptop, a bracelet and several other items were stolen.
5200 block of Northland Drive: This resident reported about 100 feet of flooring material was stolen from the garage where it was stored.
6900 block of Roswell Road: Someone entered an unlocked apartment and took two video game systems and other electronics.
4100 block of Roswell Road: This resident said he had been gone from his apartment for several days and when he returned, found that someone had entered a window and had taken a dining room table, TV and a couple of other items.
6000 block of Roswell Road: Someone shattered a window to a mail center and took several items. The burglar(s) took cash, a laptop and an autographed Jim Brown football jersey. (So if you see a Jim Brown football jersey on e-Bay or Craigslist and it’s about 32 inches in height and the seller is local, well, give us a call.)
7600 block of Nesbit Ferry: Handgun, two knives and a bar-code reader missing. Victim suspects housekeeper.
100 block of Summit Springs Drive: Two males were seen running from an apartment. The windows were shattered and several items were taken. Two other burglaries were reported in the vicinity.
600 block of Chestnut Hall Lane: The resident found forced entry to her front door and, after calling officers, they checked the house. She listed a TV and a computer among the items missing.
5400 block of Roswell Road: A resident called an AC repair person to look at why the AC unit was not working. The repair person, when he arrived and took a look, informed the resident that the compressor unit had been stolen.
TIP: Here is something you may want to consider, especially in condo and commercial areas: Pun aside, AC units are hot right now. They are very popular theft items.
Most theft scenarios involve a home under construction, closed business (corporate park area) or condo. This might be a good spot for a camera or a locking plan. Some people fence and padlock the small space around it.
800 block of Spring Creek Lane: A man reported someone took his i-Pod while he was at the apartment swimming pool.
5500 Lake Island Drive: Someone stole five yard lanterns from the victim’s front yard. They cut the electrical wires to the lights.