A officer on traffic duty, alerted that a passing car was stolen, nabbed a woman who rented a car from Avis and never intended to return it.
According to a police incident report, the woman told officers, "The car is stolen. I know it is stolen."
The Lithonia woman rented the 2012 Chevy Impala from an Avis location in Conyers and was supposed to return it March 10.
On June 19, the officer was parked in the center lane on Lawrenceville Highway in a patrol car equipped with License Plate Recognition technology. The officer received an alarm for a stolen vehicle out of Conyers, and then confirmed the license plate number as matching the missing rental car. She was stopped at 3395 Lawrenceville Highway.
The woman also had an active warrant out on her for failure to appear on a separate charge. She also was cited for driving with a suspended license.
Taken from the driveway
A resident in the 1200 block of Dickens Road reported on June 19 that his 2002 Econoline E350 was stolen from the driveway in front of his house.
He said there were no signs of forced entry (such as broken glass on the ground) and that the doors had been locked. He said he had the keys and no one was given permission to take it.
Oh yeah, the man noted, there was a spare key hidden underneath the vehicle.
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