Suspicious person alert
The DeKalb County Police Department has issued an alert for a suspicious person after a 5-year-old girl said a stranger attempted to entice her.
Police said June 5, at approximately 4 p.m., a child was walking near her home by Fenway Circle and Oldfield Road when she was approached by an unidentified man. He reportedly asked the girl several personal questions and invited her to get inside his truck. The child refused, ran home and reported the incident to her father, who notified police.
The suspicious person is described as a White adult male driving a black pickup truck with junk in the rear truck-bed. Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this person for questioning.
As a result of this reported incident, patrols have increased in the neighborhood and an alert has been issued to patrol officers.
Those with any information regarding this case are encouraged to call the DeKalb County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at (770) 724-7710.
Clarkston holds public budget hearings
Clarkston Mayor Emmanuel Ransom and the city council will hold three public hearings at Clarkston City Hall, 3921 Church Street, to discuss the proposed 2012 millage rate.
The first public hearing will be held June 26 at 7 p.m., the second July 3 at 10:30 a.m. and the final July 3 at 7 p.m., during the regular city council meeting. The city council is proposing to adopt a millage rate of 17.95 mills.
Due to a decrease on the net tax digest due to revaluations, the rollback rate is higher than the 2011 adopted millage rate of 14. The rollback rate is calculated to provide the same tax revenue to the levying authority as was received the previous year.
Metro Public Safety Flag Football League championship game
The Metro Public Safety Flag Football League will hold its championship game June 9 at 1 p.m. at Hallford Stadium, located at 3789 Memorial College Ave. in Clarkston.
The DeKalb County Police team will play against the Atlanta Fire and Rescue team for the championship. A halftime show will feature performances from the Southwest DeKalb High School and Stephenson High School marching bands.
In addition to the game, a proclamation will be presented by Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton naming June 9 “DeKalb County Public Safety Day.”
The league was launched to alleviate stress, build camaraderie, increase morale and promote health and wellness for public safety personnel. The Metro Atlanta Public Safety Flag Football League’s inaugural football season began May 5. The league includes public safety departments from the Atlanta Department of Corrections, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb County Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Atlanta Fire & Rescue Department, DeKalb County Fire & Rescue Department and Clayton County Fire & Rescue Department.
All proceeds from this charitable event will go to The Gold Shield Foundation, which assists spouses and children of law enforcement officers or firefighters killed or incapacitated in the line of duty.