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5K9 Race to Support Cobb County Police Department

 

The Northeast Cobb Business Association 5K9 is a community-centered event hosted by the NCBA. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Cobb County Police Department’s K-9 Unit. In 2006, the NCBA raised funds to help purchase two dogs. One of these dogs, Diesel, is retiring this year and we are thrilled to offer our support in purchasing another service dog for the department.

The 5k race begins and ends in the Piedmont Church parking lot. Bring your dog to walk or run with you! Please be responsible and pick up after your dog.

Event details and schedule

Race packet pick up: Friday, June 12th from 2:00 – 6:00pm in the Piedmont Church Conference Center or Saturday, 7:00 am before the race

Saturday, June 13th schedule:

7:00 am – race day registration and packet pick up

8:00 am – 5K begins

8:45 am – Puppy Trot begins (ages 8 and under, must be accompanied by an adult)

9:00 am – 5K Award Ceremony; awards presented to the Top 3 Male and Female finishers (50+, 35 – 49, 25 – 34, 15 – 24 and 14 and under)

Arrival info: Runners will arrive and park in the Piedmont Church parking lot.

Waivers and ID: Waivers must be completed during registration process. Please be prepared to show ID, if necessary, to claim your registration.

Additional info: Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase a service dog for the Cobb County Police Department’s K-9 unit. Invite your friends and family to join you for a fun and easy way to support the Cobb County Police Department’s K-9 Unit.

http://www.active.com/marietta-ga/running/distance-running-races/northeast-cobb-business-association-5k9-2015

 

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‘Fallen Heroes’ memorial event this week

 

In recognition of Law Enforcement Week, the Kermit C. Sanders Lodge #13 Fraternal Order of Police will honor Cobb County’s fallen heroes at a memorial ceremony 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21.

The “Never Let Them Walk Alone” Annual Fallen Heroes Service will be held in the Historic Marietta Square. For more information, visit foplodge13.org.

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Food Allergy Awareness Week promotes safety and health

 

The Board of Commissioners recently presented the local chapter of Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta with a proclamation Tuesday declaring May 10-16 Food Allergy Awareness Week in Cobb County.

The document encouraged all residents to learn the dangers of food allergies and how to successfully manage them to promote a safer, healthier community. Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including six million children.

Chairman Tim Lee provided the proclamation to the organization’s Cobb County Chapter leader Keely Cooper and Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta members Debbie and Will Garbers at the May 12 BOC meeting.

 

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How Safe is Your Child’s Car Seat?

 

Four out of Five car seats are used incorrectly. Is yours one of them? Safe Kids Cobb County offers personal appointments to have your seat checked by a nationally certified technician.

Click here to make an appointment,

 

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Charges files in East Cobb detergent thefts

In March and April 2015, grocery and convenience stores in the Metro Atlanta area were tar-geted by a male and female who were engaged in a shoplifting spree in which they repeatedly stole large amounts of liquid laundry detergent. The suspects’ M.O. was to enter a store, push a shopping cart to the back of the store, go down the laundry detergent aisle, load as many large liquid laundry detergent containers as they could into the cart, and push the cart full of laundry detergent back out of the front of the store without paying and without hesita-tion.

Uniform Sgt. K.S. Gardner identified two laundry detergent shoplifting suspects after a large amount of detergent was shoplifted from a Vinings Publix. These suspects were 21-year-old Samer Tabaja and 22-year-old Savannah Sargent, both of Cobb County.

Around the same time as the detergent thefts began, ads on Craigslist popped up offering sales of laundry detergent. A search warrant was conducted of Ms. Sargent’s phone and damning evidence was discovered.

Video surveillance footage was obtained from Publix Loss Prevention which helped to positively identify Samer Tabaja as the perpetrator of bulk laundry detergent shoplifting incidents at three different East Cobb Publix Super Markets from March to April 2015. During these three shoplifting incidents, a total of 61 large containers of laundry detergent worth over $1,100 were stolen.

CIU-5 detectives have also secured Theft by Shoplifting warrants for Mr. Tabaja and/or Ms. Sargent for numerous incidents at West Cobb Publix and Kroger Stores. One or both of the suspects face additional Theft by Shoplifting charges out of the cities of Smyrna and Sandy Springs. The Atlanta Police Department also has a case on Mr. Tabaja and/or Ms. Sargent from the Howell Mill Publix.

Offenders: Samer Tabaja and Savannah Sargent

Meeting to discuss future growth around Powers Ferry Road

 

Cobb County staff is in the process of updating the Powers Ferry Road Master Plan, which was adopted in 2010. A public meeting will be held 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 11, at Brumby Elementary School, 1306 Powers Ferry Road in East Cobb.

This mid-to-long range plan seeks to accommodate future growth and improve the quality of life for residents, employees and visitors to the area. It is also an educational and decision-making tool that gives residents, property owners, developers and surrounding communities a clear indication of what is expected in the future for this part of the corridor.

 

 

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Shoplifters making a “clean” getaway in Cobb

 

The following crime trends update was provided by the Cobb County Police Department. 

Laundry detergent shoplifting incidents have occurred in March and April at grocery stores and drug stores in Cobb. The suspect(s) would fill a cart with product and make a “clean” getaway without paying. The Tide has turned and the suspects have been identified and arrested. Additional cases are being investigated and charged. If your store has had a large amount of detergent taken and you have surveillance of the incident, please report it to police.

Local Entering Autos were below average in March, and so far are below average this month. Watch out with the warmer weather as you attend outdoor activities. Theft groups will try to get into your vehicles at the parks, pools and tennis locations. We did have a small trend this past weekend off Paddlewheel Dr off Barnes Mill and the Vermillion subdivision off Post Oak Tritt Rd. Both areas involved unlocked vehicles. A white male is seen walking on the street on surveillance in the Vermillion subdivision. Please remember to lock your vehicles!

We had some business burglaries along the Johnson Ferry corridor this past weekend. Three occurred in the Village Pkwy area. Currently we have no suspect descriptions.

Residential Burglaries do not have a set trend to make you aware of at this time. Remember, if we ever get a good lookout to share with the community we will.

(Source: Cobb County Police Department)

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Being a Good Witness: Tips from Cobb Police

Cobb County Police Department

All too often police respond to crime scenes and someone walks up to tell them about something or someone suspicious they saw but didn’t think it was worth calling the police.  No matter how good we are at policing and patrolling, it is not possible to be everywhere and see everything. Our neighborhoods and businesses will be best protected with a cooperative effort of citizen and police communication and vigilance.

You could be responsible for preventing a crime. It is important to realize that by calling the police on the suspicious car parked in the cul-de-sac, or on the person walking around the neighborhood knocking on doors, someone may have prevented a number of burglaries or entering autos that may have happened. You know what is suspicious in your neighborhood better than the police do because you are there every day.

Should I call 911?  YES! Most of the time if  you have to ask yourself, “Should I call 911?”, then more than likely you should. Cobb County dispatch has a non-emergency number, 770-499-3911. You can always save this in your phone, but there is not an issue with dialing 911 because you see something suspicious and would like to have the police check the area. The delay in calling the non-emergency number could be the time that was needed for the responding unit to get there in time to stop a crime in progress.

How to be a Good Witness  When you are going to call the police about something suspicious or a crime that has occurred, it is time to be observant. Be prepared to answer questions for dispatch and for the police. Dispatch will need a good description of the location which could include an address, cross streets, nearby businesses, etc.  They will want a description of the person or vehicle. There are a lot of similar cars on the street, be specific. Your memory is the best immediately after an incident. Most people carry smart phones that have the ability to take pictures, record video and the ability to record notes. Take notes on what you saw including anything that is easily forgotten such as tag numbers.  Always remember that your safety is a priority, no amount of information is worth you risking your Personal Safety.

Characteristics to look for include: Vehicle (Type, Make, Model, Color, Damage if present, and the TAG NUMBER!!!) & Person Characteristics including: Race, Height, Weight, Distinguishable clothing (shoes are important), Tattoos, Piercings, Hair (color, length, style).

Working together we can make East Cobb as safe as possible. Remain safe and vigilant!

(Source: Sgt.Tim Nelson & Det. Goodman, PENS Report)

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Learn more about the Northwest Corridor Project

 

 

The Northwest Corridor project will improve travel in the Interstate 75/I-575 corridor by adding 29.7 miles of toll lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Rd to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road.

Two Express lanes will be built to the west of the existing lanes along I-75 between I-285 and I-575. From that interchange, one express lane will be added along I-75 north to Hickory Grove Road and one express lane will be added along I-575 to Sixes Road.

For more information click here http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/GEL/NWC

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Help keep children safe by recycling old car seats

Safe Kids Cobb County staff is celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, by accepting old car seats. All car seats have an expiration date that can be found on the manufacturer’s label. Seats used after their expiration date may not be safe of function properly in crashes. If there is not an exact expiration date listed, a general rule is six years from the manufacture date.

Expired car seats or seats involved in accidents should never be reused or resold. In an effort to keep those seats off the road, Safe Kids will accept car seats Wednesday, April 22, at the following locations and times:

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Cobb Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Kennesaw Police Department, 2529 Stephenson Ave., Kennesaw
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Smyrna Fire Department, Station 1, 2620 Atlanta Road, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Acworth Police Department, 4400 Acworth Industrial Drive, Acworth
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Cobb County Water System, 660 South Cobb Drive, Marietta

 

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