Chamblee, GA, September 26, 2016 – The Post Reports – Each week the Chamblee Police Department submits a Weekly Report. Below are a few of the calls Chamblee PD responded to last week as well as Safety Tips. All information is taken directly from Incident Reports. Those charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
- 16-07918- 2805 Chamblee-Tucker Rd.
- 16-08005- 3518 Broad Street
- 16-08009- 3518 Broad Street
- 16-08016- 4815 Buford Hwy
- 16-08093- 254 Peachtree Street
- 16-08107- 3518 Broad Street
Total arrests – SIX
TRUANCY (15-11-2) NO DRIVERS LICENSE (40-5-20) SPEEDING (40-6-181) 16-07937 Buford Hwy/Bragg Street.
On September 14th Officer Chiang was parked in the center lane of Buford Hwy operating Lidar (speeders). Officer Chiang observed a black GMC Yukon approaching him at a high rate of speed. Officer Chiang used the Lidar device and the results stated that the drivers’ speed was 61MPH in a 45MPH zone. Officer Chiang conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
Officer Chiang asked the driver for his driver’s license. The driver stated that he does not have any license. Upon further investigation it was determined that driver was sixteen (16) years old and the passenger was fifteen (15) years old. The driver and the passenger are students at Cross keys High School.
The principal from Cross Keys High School was notified and it was confirmed that the driver and passenger are current students.
The owner of the GMC Yukon was notified and he arrived on the scene. The vehicle was released to the owner (valid Ga license). The juveniles were transported to Cross Keys High School. The driver was charged with Truancy, No Driver’s License and Speeding. The passenger was charged with Truancy. The juveniles were released to Cross Keys High School.
THEFT BY TAKING (16-8-2) 16-07945 2700 block of Shallowford Road. On September 14th a theft was reported.
THEFT BY TAKING MOTOR VEHICLE (16-8-2) 16-08031 3600 block of Admiral Drive. On September 17th a theft was reported. PDZ4728 GA. 2007 FORD EXPEDITION RED
THEFT BY TAKING MOTOR VEHICLE (16-8-2) 16-08080 5300 block of Peachtree Road. On September 19th a theft was reported. EQ84L MI. 2016 SAAB 93 TURBO BLACK
BURGLARY (16-7-1) 16-08087 2200 block of Plaster Road. On September 19th a burglary was reported. The point of entry was to the rear door.
ENTERING AN AUTO (16-8-18)
September 14th-19th a theft was reported.
Auto Theft – Break-In Tips:
Lock your doors: This is the single most effective way to deter thieves.
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.
Four entering auto suspects were apprehended!!!
On 09/13/16 with the assistance of Doraville Officers, Chamblee Officers were able to apprehend 4 juvenile black males who fled from Brookhaven Police Department into the City of Chamblee. The juveniles headed northbound on Peachtree Road and Officer Garcia attempted a traffic stop on the juveniles. The juveniles fled but Chamblee Police did not give chase but continued following the juveniles northbound on Peachtree Road.
Eventually Brookhaven Officers observed the vehicle backed in between several trailers at RR Donnelly. Brookhaven Officers approached the car and 4-5 black males fled into the wooded area. Sgt. Lyons tracked with a Doraville Police K9 through the woods. Officer Taylor saw four of the suspects next to 3651 Clemson Dr. Officer Taylor, Officer Garcia and Sgt.Collar took two of the juveniles into custody.
Sgt. Lyons continued tracking with Doraville Police K9 and they located a third suspect in the woods. Sgt. Lyons took the juvenile into custody in the woods.
It appeared as if the Officers lost the last juvenile but shortly thereafter Chamblee Officers received a call from the owner of BCW at 3651 Clemson Drive. The owner stated that he saw another suspect on his video system running through his back lot and towards a vacant building.
Officer Garcia and Sgt. Lyons were about to enter the abandoned building when Officer Garcia observed the suspect hiding in the back of a trailer full of pine straw. The juvenile gave no resistance and was taken into custody. The juvenile was also in possession of car keys which was to the stolen vehicle the juveniles were using.
An inventory was conducted on the stolen vehicle. The vehicle contained numerous items from entering autos including at least one gun.
The juveniles were turned over to Brookhaven Police Department.
Child Safety Tips– Protect Your Child from Sex Offenders
Inform children that it is wrong for adults to touch them inappropriately and to engage children in sexual activity with them. Encourage your children to feel comfortable telling you anything, especially if it involves another adult.
If your child does not feel comfortable being completely honest with you, then encourage them find another trusted adult they can talk to in confidence. Learn about the people with whom your child is spending time.
Protect children from sexual assault–Knowledge is power. Teach your children about their bodies.
Teach them the correct language to use when describing their private parts. Emphasize that those parts are private. Know where each of your children location at all times.
Know your children’s friends and be clear with your children about the places and homes they may visit. Make it a rule for your children to check in with you when they arrive at or depart from a particular location and when there is a change in plans.
You should also let them know when you are running late or if your plans have changed so that they can see the rule is for their safety and not being used just to “check up” on them. Never leave children unattended in an automobile, whether it is running or not. Children should never be left unsupervised or allowed to spend time alone, or with others, in automobiles.
Remind children should never hitchhike, approach a car or engage in a conversation with anyone in a car who they do not know or trust, or go anywhere with anyone without getting your permission first. Be an active participant with your children’s activities, you will have a better opportunity to observe how the adults in charge interact with your children. If you are concerned about anyone’s behavior, take it up with the sponsoring organization.
Listen to your children. Pay attention if they tell you that they do not want to be with someone or go somewhere. This may be an indication of more than a personality conflict or lack of interest in the activity or event.
Two Ways to Team Up With Your Neighbors Against Crime
Some neighborhoods experience less crime than others, but no neighborhood is crime free. Even quiet, historically safe communities are apt to face a crime threat at some point.
Whether your neighborhood is experiencing criminal activity or you want it to remain safe, here are two simple ways to team up with your neighbors to accomplish your goals.
1. Get to know your neighbors.
First things first, you need to meet your neighbors. This can be as simple as a neighborhood cookout, block party or go door-to-door to introduce yourself.
If you aren’t comfortable doing something face-to-face, use a site like Nextdoor.com to meet your neighbors. Nextdoor is a private online environment designed specifically for the purpose of helping neighbors connect with one another. Nextdoor has a strict address verification process so you can be sure your neighbors are legitimately your neighbors.
2. Invite law enforcement into your community.
Now that you know your neighbors, it’s time to get organized. Arrange a neighborhood meeting and talk about your concerns. A representative from your local law enforcement agency is probably more than happy to meet with the group, offer crime prevention tips and inform you what crimes have been occurring in the area.
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.