CHARGES: Entering Autos
920 Cobb Pkwy S (Waffle House) on 01/01/2017
Washington, Eric/17yoa/Austell, Ga
Juvenile Male/15yoa/Smyrna, Ga
Juvenile Male/14yoa/Marietta, Ga
500 Williams Drive on 01/03/2017
Juvenile Female/16yoa/Marietta, Ga
Juvenile Male/15yoa/Marietta, Ga
1501 Augusta Drive on 01/18/2017
Juvenile Male/16yoa/Marietta, Ga
825 Powder Springs Street on 01/24/2017
Norman, Javaughn/19yoa/Marietta, Ga
With the help of Marietta Citizens eight entering auto perpetrators have been taken into custody since the first of the year. The Marietta Police Department wants to encourage the community to keep calling the police when something suspicious is witnessed. The partnership that has developed between MPD and the community will continue to grow and together we can combat crime in the City of Marietta.
The four separate cases listed above all resulted from a citizen calling in the suspicious activity. Although most of these entering autos occurred at night, citizens were still vigilant and immediately contacted 911 when they observed something out of the ordinary. MPD quickly reported to all scenes and successfully apprehended the suspects.
This latest string of successful cases resulting from citizens working with their police to make their community safer is an extension of a very positive public safety trend in Marietta. In all of 2016, the City of Marietta experienced a continuing reduction in total crime from the previous year. All crime was down an average of 8% compared with 2015 (which was also down from 2014), but in an interesting twist, total calls for police service (CFS) were up by approximately 6000 calls in 2016 compared with 2015. Marietta Chief Dan Flynn concluded that if crime is sharply decreasing at the same time calls from the public are sharply increasing, there is convincing proof that community policing works and when citizens trust and collaborate with their police, our community becomes a much safer place.
The Marietta Police Department would like to give a big THANK YOU to those who have called 911 and who have played a part in keeping the City of Marietta safe.