POLICE BEAT

 

Looking Both Ways?

An officer was dispatched to 1305 Chastain Rd on Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m. in reference to a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle. The complainant told the officer that the vehicle was a Gator with the number 79 on it. The officer observed mud on her left pant leg and her left shoe, prompting him to ask her if her foot was swollen. She said it wasn’t, but that it was hurting. She told the officer that she was walking on the sidewalk at Chastain Road and Big Shanty Road when the vehicle tried to pass her on the sidewalk. As the vehicle passed her the trailer connected to it hit and ran over her left foot and leg. When the driver of the vehicle was located, he told the officer it was dark at the time of the accident (6:50 a.m.) and he didn’t know he had hit the pedestrian. He said he thought he had cleared her.

A Third of a Clue

On Jan. 26 at 2:04 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle failing to maintain its lane on Busbee Parkway. The officer could smell alcohol as the driver opened the window. The officer asked the driver how much he’d had to drink, and the driver said he’d had three beers. The officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. The driver was wobbly on his feet and shaking as if he were nervous. The driver blew into the Alco-Sensor and tested positive for alcohol. The driver then agreed to take part in the field exam but he was unable to complete it due to his lack of balance and disorientation. The officer asked him how much beer he’d really had to drink that evening, to which the driver responded “about 1/3 of 2 pitchers of IPA beer.” The driver was arrested for failure to maintain lane and DUI.

Smoked Out

An officer was dispatched as backup to a suspected marijuana call in the University Place dorms on Feb. 1 at 11:10 p.m. The officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana as he approached the apartment in question. The officers already on the scene brought the four residents out of the apartment. They stated the officer could search the apartment. The officer asked the residents if there was anyone else in the apartment and if there was anything else they wanted to tell him; to both questions they answered no. When the officer entered the apartment, he saw movement on the back porch. A male sat down in a chair with a cigar. The officer asked him to come inside, asking why he did not previously show himself. The male said that he didn’t see or hear the officers. The officer noticed the porch had a black tarp placed from floor to roof, blocking view of the street. Another officer went downstairs and could see a smoking pipe on the other side of the tarp. The officer asked the male if he had been smoking marijuana and he answered yes, and that the pipe was his. The officer obtained permission to search the rooms. He searched three of the rooms, finding nothing, before one of the residents told him not to search his room. The male on the porch was arrested.

iSteal

An officer was dispatched to the lobby of the Public Safety building in reference to a theft on Feb. 3 at 8:50 p.m. The victim told the officer that between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. an unknown person took her white iPhone 4 in a blue and white phone case, her dormitory key and her KSU ID off a table in the dining hall. The key and ID card were inside the phone case. The victim and her friends checked the area and spoke to other students but no one had seen anything. They were able to locate her iPhone by using another person’s iPhone, and she was advised to contact Kennesaw Police about it. Further investigation at the address returned no results. The stolen items are valued at $557.

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