M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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Police Blotter of the Day: 12-year-old cracks burglary case before cops

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ATLANTA — A 12-year-old girl who attended a summer program at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office that teaches youth how crime fighting works wasted no time putting the things she learned to good use.

Jessica Maple learned well enough to teach the pros.

Just as she attended a forensics class, someone burglarized the home of Jessica’s late, great-grandmother in Fitzgerald, Ga.

Jessica investigated, and found where the burglars broke in. The police had missed it. …

And then, believe it or not, she and her mom drove to the guy’s house and confronted him.

“And he said he did it,” said Jessica. …

At last check, police still haven’t made an arrest. …

“No, I don’t know what’s taking them so long,” said Jessica.

Full story (WSB-TV/Atlanta)

Written by Alex

August 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

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