Chamblee, GA, September 15, 2016 – Contributed by Chamblee PD – Each week the Chamblee Police Department submits a Weekly Report. Below are a few of the calls Chamblee PD responded to last week and some tips on Domestic Violence Safety. All information is taken directly from Incident Reports. Those charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
- 16-07791- 3518 Broad Street
- 16-07795- 3518 Broad Street
- 16-07797- 3200 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
- 16-07847-3697 Admiral Drive
- Total arrest – FOUR
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (16-12-4)
- 3119 block of Shallowford Road. On September 8th Officer Wolf responded to the location in reference to a loose cow walking in the parking lot. Upon Officer Wolf arrival he observed the loose cow. Officer Wolf notified Officer Smith from Animal Control. Officer Smith arrived on the scene and secured the cow at Chamblee City Animal Control.
- Officer Wolf received another call in reference to more animals being located in the general area. Upon further investigation Officer Wolf and Lt. Waasdrop located twenty-one (21) goats and three (3) sheep inside of a red trailer. The animals were packed inside of the trailer so tight that they could not move around. The Officers observed that there was not any food inside of the trailer and dirty water. Lt. Waasdrop also located five (5) dead roosters inside of a cage.
- Dr. Amann from VCA Peachtree Animal Hospital was notified and responded to the scene. Dr. Amann stated that the animals were malnourished and needed to be seen by medical staff immediately.
- The owner of the property was notified and located. The owner was placed under arrest and charged with thirty (30) counts of cruelty to animals.
- The animals were transported to DeKalb County Animal Services to be housed there.
HIJACKING MOTOR VEHICLE-GUN (16-5-44) – ARMED ROBBERY (16-8-41)
- 15000 block of Skyline Lane. On September 8th the victim stated that he was walking in the breezeway of his apartment building. The victim stated that he heard rapid footsteps from behind him. The victim could not turn around in time before being struck in the back of the head with a hard object. The victim fell on the ground and turned over to see two black males standing over him. Both males were pointing handguns at him and demanding his belongings. The males took his car keys (White Lexus ES330 MD. Tag 9FMF18), his backpack, wallet and I-Phone.
- The males left the location in the stolen vehicle.
- Block of North Peachtree Road/North Hill Parkway. On September 10th the victim stated that she got off the Marta bus at North Peachtree Road/North Hill Pwky. The victim was walking back and forth in front of the bus stop waiting on her ride to pick her up. The victim stated that an unknown black approached her and grabbed her black satchel containing a black HP Laptop and Apple I-Phone. The male ran from the location on foot.
THEFT BY TAKING MOTOR VEHICLE (16-8-2)
- 3600 block of Clairmont Road. On September11th a theft was reported.
- DMK7472 GA. 2016 Chevy Camaro White
THEFT BY TAKING MOTOR VEHICLE (16-8-2)
- 14000 block of Jefferson Circle North. On September 12th a theft was reported.
- R253076 IL. 2013 Nissan Altima White
ENTERING AN AUTO (16-8-18)
September 8th-13th a theft was reported.
Auto Theft – Break-In Tips:
Lock your doors: The single most effective way to deter auto break-ins and theft is to lock your doors.
Keep your car in order: When a thief looks into your car and sees clutter, he or she may presume there must be something good among the mess. A messy car can also indicate a lack of care, which might also mean a lack of care for removing valuables.
Remove valuable items: Purses, electronic devices and guns are exactly what thieves are looking for, so keeping them out of sight or, better yet, out of your car, is a great way to avoid losing them. GPS units, phones, sunglasses and shopping bags can be prime targets. Even subtle signs of valuables, such as GPS holders or auxiliary cords, can tip off a thief that there is something valuable in your vehicle. If you can’t remove valuables from your car entirely, locking them in the trunk is the next best thing, followed by simply hiding them. The more valuables, or even traces of them, you leave in your car, the more you invite a thief.
Domestic Violence Safety Tips
If you are at home and you are being threatened or attacked:
- Stay away from the kitchen (the abuser can find weapons within the kitchen)
- Stay away from bathrooms, closets or small spaces
- Get to a room with a door or window to escape
- Get to a room with a phone to call for help; lock the abuser outside if you can
- Call 911 (or your local emergency number) right away for help
- Have a neighbor or friend you can run to for help
- If a police officer comes, tell the Officer what happened and file a police report
- Get medical help if you are hurt
- Take pictures of your bruises or injuries
- Call a domestic violence program or shelter and ask them for help
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AT HOME:
- Learn where to get help and memorize emergency phone numbers
- If the abuser has moved out change the locks on your door
- Plan an escape route out of your home and teach it to your children
- Think about where you would go if you need to escape
- Ask your neighbors to call the police if they see the abuser at your house
- Make a signal for them to call the police if the abuser is seen
- Pack a bag with important things you would need if you had to leave quickly
- Put your bag in a safe place or give it to a friend or relative you trust
- Include cash, car keys and important information such as:court papers, passport or birth certificates, medical records and medicines
- Get an unlisted phone number
- Take a good self-defense class (Chamblee’s Woman’s Self Defense Class)
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHILDREN SAFER:
- Teach them not to get in the middle of a fight, even if they want to help
- Teach them how to get to safety and call 911
- Teach them who to call for help
- Tell them to stay out of the kitchen
- Give the principal at school or the daycare center a copy of your court order; tell them not to release your children to anyone without talking to you first; use a password so they can be sure it is you on the phone; give them a photo of the abuser
- Make sure the children know who to tell at school if they see the abuser
- Make sure that the school knows not to give your address or phone number to anyone
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF OUTSIDE THE HOME:
- Change your regular travel habits
- Try to get rides with different people
- Shop and bank in a different place
- Cancel any bank accounts or credit cards you shared
- Open new accounts at a different bank
- Keep your court order and emergency numbers with you at all times
- Keep a cell phone and remember to dial 911 in case of an emergency
HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF SAFER AT WORK:
- Keep a copy of your court order at work
- Give a picture of the abuser to security and friends at work
- Don’t go to lunch alone
- Ask a security guard to walk you to your car
- If the abuser calls you at work, save the voice mail and save all e-mails
- Your employer may be able to help you find community resources
The physical address of the Chamblee Police Department is 3518 Broad St. Chamblee, GA 30341. The phone number is (770) 986-5005. If you have an emergency call 9-1-1.