Marietta Police to have self-defense class for high school seniors

The Marietta Police Department will have a self-defense class for high school seniors April 8, 10, 15 and 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The course, “Rape Aggression Defense,” is a simple yet effective self-defense course for women. The techniques taught are designed to be quick and effective in delivering pain to vulnerable locations on the attacker’s body. The course is designed so that women of all fitness levels will learn options to escape attacks.

The RAD course is taught in four individual three-hour classes. Participation in all four classes is necessary to complete the course.

RAD costs $10. Parents will need to attend the first hour to complete the paperwork if their high school senior is under the age of 18.

Space is limited. The class is filled on a first come first serve basis. To register, visit

For more information, email Sgt. Ingram at:

Narcotics arrest at Courtyard by Marriott

On March 7, Precinct 3 Commander Maj. Little received a complaint from management at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3000 Cumberland Blvd. in the Cumberland area, in reference to one the employees there possibly selling narcotics at the hotel.

A detail was coordinated with Precinct 3 officers and Cobb Police K9 to confront the employee and conduct a consensual search of the common and work areas of the hotel. Management gave approval for the search.

K9 Argo, while conducting an “open-air” search, alerted on a backpack hidden by the employee upon seeing the police.

A search warrant was obtained for the backpack and 15.5 grams of marijuana and other items of contraband were located within. The employee was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of the marijuana.

Police chase down suspect at Rockledge Apartments

On March 11 at approximately 2:15 a.m., Precinct 3 officers responded to the Rockledge Apartments, 2043 Powers Ferry Road in Marietta, in reference to a suspicious male wearing gloves and seen walking around vehicles.

Officers responded and decided to canvas the area on foot. Officers located the male going through a vehicle in front of building 2055.

Officers approached and after a brief foot chase, the suspect was apprehended.

The suspect had several credit cards in his possession that did not belong to him, a fake gun and a large butcher knife. The suspect refused to give his name and date of birth, but was later identified at the jail via fingerprints.

The suspect was charged with at least four counts of entering auto and other offenses related to the weapons, credit cards and his refusal to identify himself.