If you rent, look into renter’s insurance

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.

Other things

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.

20 comments Add your comment

Answer me this

February 5th, 2010
10:12 pm

I hope this driver’s training class also teaches the adults. I see so many adults driving as if they have no idea of what driving is all about. Of course, I see police drive the same way…..Sigh


February 6th, 2010
1:47 am

Answer, there is a reason for this. We moved here back in 1995, took the written and driving test because we were from out of state, and have NEVER been tested since, but for the eye test upon our first renewal. Nay, we have never even BEEN to a DL office in over 10 years now, simply renewing through the mail. People simply don’t know the driving laws of Ga. Watch what happens next time you come upon a FLASHING traffic control light after a storm. EVERYONE from all 4 directions will stop, which is what you do IF the light is dark (like a 4 way stop intersection), instead of following the flashing signal light for your lane.


February 6th, 2010
11:54 am

I think a parent-teen driver error prevention class is a great idea. Parent-teen driving classes should be a requirement for all drivers who get their licenses at the age of 16. Unfortunately, many of those perfect parents are not going to think their perfect teens will need it. The roads in metro Atl have become so very congested in the last 20 years. It’s not the same driving experience as it was.

Urinal Cake

February 6th, 2010
10:03 pm

Everyone is wrong….Just wrong.

Poon Pie

February 7th, 2010
1:53 am

Except Me…I’m not always right, but I’m never wrong

El Kabong

February 7th, 2010
6:01 am

How can I find out about the auction?

Urinal Cake

February 7th, 2010
8:20 am

Don’t mock me.

Thine Deity

February 7th, 2010
8:39 am

El Kabong , you can’t. See, that’s the cool thing about being a pig – you get first dibs on the loot.

Ned Beatty

February 7th, 2010
9:22 am


Bobby dee

February 7th, 2010
10:15 pm

Thumbs up to SSPD!


February 7th, 2010
11:09 pm

SSPD is an excellent program!

Ole Guy

February 8th, 2010
5:19 am

Shortly after the demise of the horse and buggy, when I got my first driver license, my dad said “you screw it up; your ars is grass; my boot’s the mower”. That was my “Parents Reducing Injury and Driver Error” class.

I spent my FEMA money on superbowl tickets

February 8th, 2010
11:09 am

The Truth about Cops

February 8th, 2010
12:59 pm

The cops would place driver education higher on their list, but it’s just not as profitable as hiding out with thier lights off waiting to entrap anyone and everyone until they fill their quotas.

Lt. Steve

February 8th, 2010
2:52 pm

TTAC: Still pissed about the ticket? Time to move on dude.


February 8th, 2010
10:07 pm

I’ve had renters insurance for years now, with the same company as my car insurance. My apartment recently was burglarized, and the estimated value of things that were taken was over $2,000. Guess how much my renters insurance is giving me to buy new stuff? $400. Yep. That will take care of the Wii. What about the TV? The dvds? The xbox360? The digital camera? All the games? Yeah. Good stuff.


February 10th, 2010
8:37 am

Hard-Working: that was part of the cause of an accident I was in back in October 2009. The power had gone out the night before due either to a storm or high winds, and an intersection I frequently go through had traffic lights on the fritz. The road I was driving down had flashing yellow; the other had flashing red. If the light is flashing yellow, that means you have the right of way, but proceed with caution. The flashing red means you come to a complete stop, and do not make a move until you deem it safe to do so. The sun was in my eyes at the time, so I could not see the car making the left turn until I was inches from her, and by then it was too late to stop. The responding officer took down our statements, and issued her a citation for failure to stop at a red light, although I think she did, but she may have misjudged the distance between our two cars, and my speed.


February 10th, 2010
8:39 am

One thing I forgot to mention: when the responding officer reported, I told him that the sun was in my eyes. He looked, and while we were at an angle where it wasn’t (pulled off into the QuikTrip right at the intersection), he had radioed for either an officer to direct traffic, due to the blinking lights and, in his words, “the sun was making things ‘blotto’”, or else for DOT to reset the lights.

old phart

February 13th, 2010
10:46 pm

Lt. Rose, reading the comments is just as funny as your articles. Some of your commenter’s should do stand up at the Punch Line.


February 16th, 2010
5:39 pm

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Sandy Springs for adding P.R.I.D.E. to your community services repertoire! I’m a P.R.I.D.E. instructor who has been assisting Suwanee PD for the last four years with their program and I LOVE teaching it! For the longest time Suwanee was one of the only departments in the area offering the course and seeing this information makes me very, very happy!

Parents, please take the time, just two short hours, to take this course with your teen! I promise you will NOT regret it. Even if your teen already has their license, it an awesome course which offers a lot of eye opening information to both new drivers and those who have had their license for a long time!!

Kudos to you Sandy Springs PD!