City of Johns Creek, Georgia February 2013
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Mid-month communications from your Johns Creek Police Department 
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Dear residents,
JCPD Community Services is offering two upcoming safety classes for the community:
Our popular radKIDS® Class begins March 18 and runs until March 22. It's scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day and this particular class is designed for children 7 to 12 years of age. There's a $25.00 fee. Only 15 slots are available. Applications can be picked up at the Records Department at JCPD Headquarters.
We're also offering a Women's Safety Self-Defense Class on March 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To sign up, please email debra.kalish@johnscreekga.gov. Space is limited.
Both classes will be taught at JCPD Headquarters, 11445 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek 30097.
Stay safe,
Sgt. Deb Kalish
Community Services
Missing Person: Public's help needed in cold case
Orlando Jordan
Johns Creek resident Orlando Jordan has been missing from his home on Babbling Creek Place since August 9, 2008. The disappearance of Mr. Jordan, a 44-year-old black man, has been investigated by the JCPD since then, but his whereabouts are still unknown.
The JCPD is asking again for the public's help in locating Mr. Jordan. He drives a bronze 2004 Nissan Maxima with GA tag AEF0319. He is 5 feet, six inches tall and weighs 150 lbs. Prior to his disappearance Mr. Jordan worked at UPS in Roswell, Ga.
Anyone with any information about Mr. Jordan is asked to contact JCPD Sgt. Wilson at 678-474-1600 or derrick.wilson@johnscreekga.gov.
"Identity Thief" a hit movie; no laughing matter in real life
Identity Thief
Earlier this month, a comedy called "Identity Thief" opened in movie theaters, but as any JCPD officer will tell you, identity theft is not one bit funny in real life. It is the most prevalent crime in Johns Creek.
Tips for preventing identity theft:
  • Keep birth certificates, Social Security cards & other personal documents in a lockbox in your home. Make sure they are put away when someone is working in your home or even if you have a roommate.
  • When disposing of documents, use a diagonal shredder, which makes documents harder to piece together than a traditional shredder does.
  • Don't leave outgoing bills, government forms or tax forms in a mailbox. Take them directly to the post office. Have your mail held by the post office while on vacation.
  • Don't put your driver's license number on your personal checks. Consider writing just your first initial & last name instead of your full name.
  • Don't toss credit card receipts in public places.
  • Install anti-virus software, anti-malware software & a firewall on your computer & keep them up to date. A tech-savvy identity thief can use a virus to get personal information from your computer without you even knowing.
  • Use unique passwords that are different for each website.
  • Don't put your birthdate or other sensitive information on your social media accounts, even just the month & day. A thief can figure out the year you were born by looking at your posts.
  • You're entitled to one free credit report each year (twice annually for Georgia residents), which you can obtain at www.annualcreditreport.com. Review your report for unfamiliar lines of credit, an account you didn't open, errors in your personal information or Social Security number.
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention
love is respect.org
The JCPD encourages teens and their parents to become more aware of teen dating violence during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month.
Dating abuse is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Here are some basic warning signs to look for:
  • Checking your cell phone or email without permission
  • Constantly putting you down
  • Extreme jealousy or insecurity
  • Explosive temper
  • Isolating you from family or friends
  • Making false accusations
  • Mood swings
  • Physically hurting you in any way
  • Possessiveness
  • Telling you what to do
The National Dating Abuse Helpline offers online chatting, texting, and other resources. If someone needs help, please provide the number to the National Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 866-331-8453). You may text "loveis" to 77054.
Reduce your child's developing a drug or alcohol problem
stressed teen
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America shares six research-supported Parenting Practices to help you reduce the chance that your teenage child will drink, use drugs or engage in other risky behavior.
  1. Build a warm & supportive relationship with your child
  2. Be a good role model when it comes to drinking, taking medicine & handling stress
  3. Know your child's risk level
  4. Know your child's friends
  5. Monitor, supervise & set boundaries
  6. Have ongoing conversations & provide information about drugs & alcohol
Annual Internal Affairs Investigations Summary
JCPD officer uniform shirt & badge
The Johns Creek Police Department's Office of Professional Standards completes an annual statistical summary of Internal Affairs Investigations.
This information is available to the public. You can download a copy of the current Annual Report here. Hard copies are also available in the lobby of JCPD headquarters.
Crime & traffic information for last month
Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
DUIs
Traffic accidents
5,548
92
12
4
17
176

Top 5 intersections for accidents:
1. Medlock Bridge & State Bridge (15)
2. Medlock Bridge & Medlock Crossing (10)
3. Old Alabama & Haynes Bridge (5)
4. Medlock Bridge & Abbotts Bridge (4)
5. Boles & Abbotts Bridge (4)
Most accidents were caused by following too closely and occurred on Friday evenings (6-8 p.m.) in clear weather. 23% reported injuries; there were no fatalities.
Burglaries (4):  Morton Plantation, Edgehill Place, Madison Park and River Ridge.
Car break-ins (12):  Country Club of the South (2), Colony Ridge Drive, 11555 Johns Creek Pkwy, Sugar Mill, 11720 Medlock Bridge Road (2), River Ridge, 9101 Barnwell Road, Timson Lane, 6005 State Bridge Road, and 9700 Medlock Bridge Road.
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