Campus Crime: Aug. 19

Mistaken identity

Just before midnight on Aug. 3, a GTPD officer pulled over a driver who ran through a red light at the corner of West Peachtree Road and Peachtree Place. The driver did not have his license on hand. A check of the GCIC database revealed that the name and date of birth that the driver had provided to the officer were both incorrect, and that the driver’s actual license was suspended.

The driver said a distant friend had told him to use the name and date of birth he had provided because of a problem with the car’s insurance. The driver was arrested and taken to the GTPD office to complete paperwork before being taken to Fulton County Jail.

Deck drifter

On the morning of Aug. 4, a Georgia Tech Hotel security guard alerted an officer that a woman was seated in a parking space in the Tech Square parking deck with her belongings lying around her.

The subject said she was waiting for her son to arrive, but the officer found that there were two warrants for her arrest. The subject was arrested, issued a criminal trespass warning for the Tech Square parking deck and taken to Fulton County Jail.

Open for business

Shortly after midnight on Aug. 7, a GTPD officer pulled over a vehicle that had only one headlight and whose driver was not wearing his seat belt. The license of the driver turned out to be suspended.

While the driver was being handcuffed, two other officers on the scene observed three open containers of alcohol in the car. The two passengers consented to alco-sensor tests and blew negative, but it was determined that the containers were located within arm’s reach for the driver.

The driver was charged with driving with a suspended license, driving without proper working headlights and three counts of open alcohol containers while operating a motor vehicle. He was taken to Fulton County Jail.


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