The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
900 block of Crestline Parkway 30342 – A man robbed a hotel’s front desk just before 8 p.m. on March 29. He entered and asked about a room, and then pulled a silver and black gun and took less than $200 with him. No one was injured. The suspect is male, mid-20’s, slender, about 6-0” with two gold teeth, red hat, green jacket, and a red and white striped shirt.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On March 19, the victim said that someone forced a back sliding door and entered the apartment. Missing is a purse with a checkbook, $80, two iPods, a phone and a digital camera.
1600 block of Summit Place 30350 – The victim said she returned home on March 20 to find her door unlocked. She had requested maintenance fix a light at the house and presumed they left the door open. She then found that someone had gone through her personal items. Missing are two gold necklaces, a watch and a pair of earrings.
6900 block of Roswell Road — A man said his cousin returned to his apartment following an argument and took $250 from under his mattress and a digital camera. His cousin has a key.
4800 block of Brinkley Lane 30342 – On March 24, the victim said he found that someone had entered his home. The house has been for sale for about a year and there had been a recent open house. A TV is missing.
800 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342 – On March 26, burglars entered a glass front restaurant, smashed the glass, and then took a safe from the office area. The safe contained $1000. The employee said the safe was heavy and would have required two people to lift it. Several video cameras were mounted but the employee said they were not activated and not working. Don’t assume the safe’s weight will deter someone from stealing it. Bolt it down to the concrete flooring. Use those cameras!
4600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – Around 8 p.m. on March 27 the victim went next door for five minutes. On return, she saw a man running from the back of her apartment after stealing a pair of earrings and three shirts. The man is described as 5-7” and about 140-150 lbs. He wore a white t-shirt and jeans.
900 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – On March 28 the victim said that her ex-boyfriend forced entry into her apartment and took several items. She said he has been stalking her and she had moved once to get away from him but he found where she was currently living.
7700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On March 28 someone burglarized a storage unit after cutting the lock. Several personal items were taken.
6000 block of Glenridge Drive — A woman reported a man came to the door and told her he was doing tree work next door and wanted her permission to drop branches in her yard. The man then asked the woman to accompany him to the back of the home. While doing so, most likely, another man entered the home from the front door left unlocked after the conversation, and took the victim’s ring and pin.
Fenwick Place 30350 – Someone entered a woman’s apartment through a back porch window on March 29. $30 and some personal belongings were taken.
5700 block of Treelodge Parkway 30350 – Someone entered through a living room window. A laptop was taken from the bedroom area.
Chevaux Court 30342 – On March 31, someone entered a vacant home through a back window (forced). Two ladders were taken.
1900 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway 30350 – A 1998 Infiniti 130 was reported stolen on March 19.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On March 21, a man said he was working out at a gym. When he returned to the locker room, his clothes and keys were missing. The locker was not locked. The thief also took the victim’s 2002 Infiniti 135.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On March 21, a woman said that while shopping at a grocery store, a male distracted her. Another male stole her wallet from her reusable shopping bag. In the wallet were $107, ID and credit cards. Suspect one: male, late 20’s, 6-1”, 220 lbs. He wore a green Polo shirt and black jeans. Suspect two: male, late 20’s, about 5-8”, and 170 lbs. He wore a peach colored Polo shirt and brown shorts.
200 block of Heards Ferry Road 30328 – Someone stole a mailbox on March 22.
A man reported that after his father passed away, he noticed that his father’s Hummer was missing from his father’s home in John’s Creek. He assumed it was stolen so he reported it only to find that his late father’s girlfriend had filed an affidavit saying there was no will or heirs left behind and had the title changed over to her. At last report, she was located, told the car was not hers, and returned it. Since the affidavit was done at the Fulton County Service Center on Roswell Road, the deception was committed in Sandy Springs so the case was turned over to SSPD detectives. The son wants to prosecute.
Virginia Road 30328 – An auto theft of a 2000 Olds Intrigue occurred on March 24.
5400 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On March 24, the resident said someone stole his American flag.
5600 block of Treelodge Parkway — A resident reported that someone had stolen a box of 9mm ammunition.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – Two coin machines were damaged and money was taken from a car wash on March 26.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – A stolen car was reported on March 26.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – An officer was dispatched to a novelty store on March 27 and was told that a man came into the store and took a “Power Pump Surge” penis pump valued at $17, then ran out the door and to nearby apartments. The suspect is described as male, 6-1”, and 180 lbs. He wore a black hooded sweat shirt, black coat and black jeans and was carrying a penis pump.
100 block of Cliftwood Drive 30328 – On March 29, someone used a cutting instrument to remove an A/C unit from the connections alongside a building.
Pitts Road 30350 – On March 29, copper grounding plates were stolen from a cell tower site. A similar theft occurred at a cell tower site in the 4600 block of Roswell Road.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy 30328 – A man reported that while working out at a gym on March 30, someone stole his keys from his unlocked locker and then stole his car, a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder.
200 block of Sandy Springs Place — An elderly victim reported that while she was shopping, someone took her wallet from her purse. She recalled that while in the beauty aisle of the store, a female in her early 30s asked for her help picking out a shampoo for her grandmother. After a few seconds, the woman abruptly left.
A woman called the police and said that her car and her friend were missing. She met the friend two days earlier but allowed him in the apartment that day while she took a shower. When she got out of the shower, her friend and her car were gone. She mentioned that her friend was on crack cocaine. The car is a 2002 Saturn SC2.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy 30328 – On April 1 someone broke the front glass to a restaurant and then tried to remove the flat-screen TVs on the wall. PD cars arrived within a minute and the burglar left without getting anything.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, March 19.
5400 block of Roswell Road 30342, March 21.
6300 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 21.
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, March 24.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 25.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy 30328, March 26.
5600 block of Roswell Road 30342, March 26.
900 block of Hammond Drive 30328, March 29.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 30.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, March 31.
700 block of Dalrymple Road 30328, March 31.
6300 block of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road 30328, March 31.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy 30328, March 31.
River Vista Drive 30328, March 24.
600 block of Willow Heights Drive 30328 – Two guys are at home on March 19. Guy #1 tells guy #2 that he’s hungry and is going to eat #2’s pizza. Guy #2 says: “Ha! Better not.” Guy #1 says he’s going to eat it anyway. Guy #2 said he was serious when he said not to eat the pizza. The argument escalated into an impromptu pillow fight. Suddenly, the fight turned serious, and shoving and then punching occurred. After the punching came more shoving. The cops weren’t able to determine who the primary aggressor was so no arrests took place.
6100 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On March 19, a man got upset at a car-leasing agent after the agent denied a rental because the man did not have a credit card or utility bill to show his credit. The man threw the victim’s cup of coffee at him as well as a pair of scissors. The scissors missed, but the victim was stained by the coffee.
8100 block of Roswell Road — Cops talked to a man who said he received a threatening letter by someone who said, “Someone needs to take you out and slit your dame throat.” Anyone with a degree in literature was immediately eliminated as a suspect.
Forest Hills Drive 30342 – Officers responded to a suspicious-person call just before midnight on March 20. The suspect was walking down the street and refused to stop when officers ordered him to. He eventually did stop but would not give his name. The man, who was intoxicated, was later charged with prowling and public intoxication.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – A woman was arrested on March 22 after presenting a fraudulent prescription for Hydocodone. The doctor that she listed on the script did not work at that office anymore.
A woman reported that her daughter went to a fitness center that was occupied by a man and another woman. The victim turned on fans to the room as she entered. When the man finished working out, he exited and turned the fans off. An argument ensued and curse words were carelessly thrown about, and at one point the victim claimed that the woman hit her hand. The concierge entered and asked the woman to step out and cool off. Tempers again flared and gestures involving middle fingers were made. The woman defended her actions by saying that the victim referred to her husband as “low class” and she was defending him. She further stated she did not strike the victim’s hand but in fact had attempted to yank the towel from her. The word “smirk” was also used in the report.
700 block of Brighton Place 30328 – On March 25, the victim’s husband pushed her head into the wall twice and caused bruising and abrasions. He then left before officers arrived.
A resident on Jett Forest Trail reported someone made two transactions on her bank account totaling just over $1,400.
A woman reported that someone accessed her bank card number and made several charges totaling just under $1,000 on it in Madrid, Spain.
Hans J. Gyllstrom, a registered sex offender, was arrested at his apartment on Hilderbrand Drive after Fulton County Probation officers found pornography, including child porn, on several electronic devices in his apartment. This violated his probation and he was taken to Fulton Jail. You can find Gyllstrom and others listed on the registry at the GBI sex offender site or at www.familywatchdog.us
A man went to a bank in the 6600 block of Roswell Road and tried to cash a check from a medical office in Little Rock, Ark. The call was placed to the company who said the account was good but the check was counterfeit. The bank employees called police and the man was arrested. He had a crack pipe and crack cocaine on him at the time of the arrest.
3600 block of The Valley — A woman said she broke up with her boyfriend. He threw flour and eggs on the floor, ripped up several photos, threw her clothing on the floor, and poured alcohol on her bed. The man left and later returned. She let him in, and he dumped trash on the floor. He was arrested, and also had an outstanding warrant from Doraville police.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On March 20, cops responded to a shoplifting call at a discount store. The male and female suspect left in a Nissan Pathfinder. Officers spotted the car while it was still in the parking lot. They found about $44 in stolen items and some methamphetamine in the man’s wallet. They were arrested.
Spruell Springs Road 30342 – On March 27, an officer was dispatched on a suspicious vehicle call. When he arrived, he found a car in the driveway and the car’s horn was blaring. Inside the car was a woman lying in the back seat with her right leg between the seats and her foot on the horn. The woman saw the officer and said, “Are going to help me or are you going to be an a——!” Then she said: “Do you want a long night or short night?” She was drunk. The woman locked herself in the car for a moment and then called the officer a few more curse words. She was arrested.
Boylston Drive — A woman on was arrested on March 27 after cops were called about a woman chasing another woman with a knife. The officer arrived and found the woman chasing the victim. He intercepted the woman and took her into custody. Turns out the woman was chasing two of her siblings with the knife, slightly cutting one during the process. This started as a family argument over property. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail.
400 block of Huntcliff Village Court 30350 – A woman called police on March 28 after someone knocked on her door and then began turning the door knob to open it. When the man did so, the victim’s dog began to bark. The man stopped but went next door and did the same thing only this time he kicked the door, causing damage to it. The man then left. The responding officer found a man matching the description and spoke to him. The man said he was supposed to help a friend move into the complex but he couldn’t recall where or even the friend’s name. The man had a pretty strong odor of alcohol on him. He was arrested on prowling and loitering charges and taken to jail.
8700 block of Roswell Road — An officer responded to a report of a theft. A man had taken tips from the tip jar and fled the scene. Once the description was given, the officer found someone who matched it standing at the MARTA stop on Dunwoody Place. The man was identified by the witnesses but they didn’t want to prosecute. After a while, the officers obtained the right ID and found the man was wanted on a warrant for probation violation in LaGrange. He was arrested.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway — On March 27, someone draped a rubber floor mat over the heating element in the sauna at a gym. The mat smoldered and caught on fire, but was quickly put out. The management said someone had done this before only using a plastic, wet floor sign.
7500 block of Roswell Road — An employee of a hair salon said that she was working alone around 5 p.m. when a customer came in. She cut the customer’s hair. Afterwards, he told her to sit in one of the chairs and began massaging her shoulders. She was intimidated by this and sat there for about 45 minutes while the man massaged her shoulders. She said he never made any physical contact with her other than her shoulders, however she was scared so she stayed put. Later, another employee came in and walked over and briefly massaged her shoulders and then left.