By Farhin Lilywala
Creeper on Campus
On July 28, at 1:15 p.m., an officer called for assistance with a suspicious person in the F building, room 2230, on the Clarkston campus. The officer already on the scene questioned the victim, who said the suspect was following her. Meanwhile the second officer watched the suspect, who was very anxious. The suspect stated that he was a student on the Deactur campus. When asked for identification, he said he did not have his GPC ID or his license. The first officer then called dispatch to check the suspect’s record. The second officer conducted a ‘pat down.’ During this search, the victim’s license, Wells Fargo bank card, two credit cards, and a personal check were found in the suspect’s pockets. The victim’s purse was found in a trash can on the same floor. All of the stolen items were returned to the victim. The suspect was apprehended and trans- ported to the DeKalb County Jail. This case is now closed.
The Stolen J-Card
On Aug. 20, dispatch received a call at 5 p.m. At approximately 4 p.m. in building G on the Clarkston campus, a student’s J- Card was stolen. The victim checked out a basketball and gave his card to the desk. The suspect pretended to be the victim’s friend, returned a basketball, and said he would take the card back to the victim. The card was, in fact, never returned. The suspect made a few purchases using the victim’s card as well. He or she spent $4.00 at the Campus Cafe at 4:07 p.m. At 4:09 p.m., the suspect spent another $13.00 at the Campus Cafe. The biggest purchase, however, was at 4:31 p.m. at the GPC Bookstore, where the suspect spent $427.00. There are three suspects recorded on camera. The investigation continues.
Notes from GPC Public Safety:
Please be careful where you leave your belongings. If you bring an item of value on to campus, please know where it is at all times.
North Indian Creek Drive has now turned into a single-laned road by the Clarkston campus. There are many crosswalks that intersect the road. Please be mindful of pedestrains. If a city or GPC officer finds you in violation of this law, you will be penalized. Be safe.
Information provided by GPC Public Safety