West Cobb Residents Invited to PENS Meeting | Crime
POWDER SPRINGS, GA -- The public is invited to attend the first Cobb County Police Department's Police Email Notification System (PENS) meeting of 2011, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Precinct 5 (4640 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, 30127).
West Cobb residents should be aware of a possible scam that was reported at least three times in East Cobb. It involves suspects going door to door and selling "flashing" repairs for roofs.
In one incident, an elderly woman paid upfront, but no work was ever done on her home. The second case involved a little bit of unnecessary work being performed; a check was written and immediately cashed in this case. Due to the victim's age, it is not known if any work was done in the third incident.
Descriptions of the suspects have varied. One report depicts a white male and female in their 40s, driving a green truck or SUV. Another describes two white men -- one with long brown hair and a missing tooth, the other with a moustache and buzz cut -- and a female with a small dog, driving either a red or black pickup truck.
Cobb County Police Sgt. Craig Dong recommends that West Cobb residents politely but firmly turn down any unsolicited offers for help on their homes and driveways, and to call 911 should such people be spotted in their neighborhoods.
These cases and others will be discussed during the Jan. 25 PENS meeting. Officers will also be available to explain the unit's responsibilities and the investigations they perform throughout the county.