The county car of the Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Oden was broken into around midnight on Sept.8 at the Stonecrest Mall shopping area.
According to the DeKalb County Police Department incident report, Oden told the officer that he had parked his white 2005 Ford Explorer near the Men’s Warehouse at 7230 Stonecrest Parkway around 12:05 a.m. When he returned at 12:15 a.m., he noticed his rear passenger side window was broken and that his iPod, blank check, and paper documents were missing.
An itemized list later submitted by Oden also described a leather brief case and a blue nylon brief case with his Mont Blanc pen, pointer, personal checks, leather calendar notebook, financial disclosure statements, and a Shop the Rock bag with T-shirts for his re-election campaign were also missing.
When asked about the incident, Oden said he had been in the area for dinner when his car was broken into. He said mix of personal and county papers had been taken.