Here’s a not-so-unusual burglary report, this one from the 100 block of Spalding Trail:
A man reported someone forced entry into his apartment and took a laptop, PS3, cell phone and jewelry.
TIP: If you rent, look into renter’s insurance. Also, take your digital camera or video and make a document of your valuables, remembering to list the serial numbers and any other important information so that you can list them on your insurance papers or even better, claim them if recovered.
We have tons of unclaimed property that is auctioned off periodically.
7400 block of Roswell Road: A man reported he left his car running outside a convenient store while he grabbed a bite to eat inside. Someone got into the car and drove off.
Don’t even need to say anything here do I?
A woman reported someone used her ID to open an account at a bank in Nashville, TN. The suspect placed $175 in the account. They returned a short time later and deposited a check, later found fraudulent, for $1,900 into the account — less $1,700 they cashed out at the time of the deposit. When the account revealed the check was fake, the victim was notified.
6075 Roswell Road: Two women called the police to the Taboo 2 club and reported a man came up to them asking them to dance. When they refused, he spilled a drink on them. His version: They spilled a drink on him.
We should have billed them for the officer’s time on this one.
800 block of Marseilles Drive: A man reported his friend slashed his tires and later admitted on the phone that he did it. The man did it because the victim had a “hook-up” with the suspect’s girlfriend.
4500 block of Roswell Road: Danielle called the police and said she and her live-in boyfriend Cody got into an argument. He left the apartment and she ran after him, chasing him around for awhile. No charges were filed. Both were said to be drinking.
Free teen/parent driver education class
SSPD’s traffic unit is putting on a free driver education class (P.R.I.D.E. — Parents Reducing Injury and Driver Error) at the police precinct on Tuesday Feb. 16, from 6-8pm.
This is a teen/parent two-hour course designed to help parents and their new teen drivers, ages 14-17, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time. The class also covers a variety of traffic laws and concerns such as speeding, seatbelts and distracted driving (text messaging/cell phone usage).
This program is instructed and sponsored by the Sandy Springs Police Department. The class addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior rather than a technical hands-on driver training course.
While completion of this course may reduce insurance rates (depending on your carrier), it does not count toward the required 40 hours of supervised driving practice.
Registration is limited and based on first come first serve basis. Email Officer Shelly Weed or call her at (770)-551-6939.