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Here's the latest from Atlanta's finest:

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Thursday October 2, 2014 04:00 am EDT

On Northside Drive, an officer stopped a white car for having dark tinted windows and a tinted license plate cover. "I approached the vehicle, explained to the driver why he was stopped and asked him for his license," the officer wrote. The driver, a 38-year-old man, reached for his ID and said, "I'm East Point PD SWAT."

The Atlanta cop said, "Excuse me?"

Again, the man said, "I'm on East...

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Thursday September 25, 2014 04:00 am EDT
A 44-year-old woman said she met an older man wearing an eye patch at a friend's party. The man with the eye patch offered the woman $20 for a ride to Kirkwood. She agreed, even though she didn't know the guy's name, and drove him to a house on Memorial Drive. When they arrived, the man said that his sister sells shoes and he asked the woman to try on a pair. The woman agreed, and went inside... | more...

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Thursday September 11, 2014 04:00 am EDT
A man and some friends gathered to celebrate his 26th birthday at a local male strip club. While inside the club, "the evening went fine, with everyone having a good time," the birthday man said. He had one drink and three shots over three and a half hours. As the celebration wound down, a male friend offered to drive the birthday man home. In the car, the friend seemed fine until he suddenly... | more...

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Thursday September 4, 2014 04:00 am EDT
A 29-year-old man met a guy online and arranged to meet for a sexual encounter on Pryor Street in Downtown. The 29-year-old dressed in khaki pants and drove his pickup truck to the meeting spot where the online hottie hopped into his car. The hottie reportedly told the 29-year-old man to drive to a spot about a mile away. When they got there, the hottie jumped out of the truck, pointed a pistol... | more...

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Thursday August 28, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Costumed folks will fill the streets of Atlanta this weekend as Dragon Con, Decatur Book Festival, and other events take place around the city. Expect outfits ranging from Princess Leia to zombies as well as SEC football fans squeezing into skimpy cheerleading outfits that haven't fit for years. Weeks before the madness began, ATL got extra-wacky, showing that true Atlantans don't need a... | more...

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Thursday August 21, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Seven statuettes by famed sculptor Auguste Rodin were reported missing from a Buckhead art gallery. Workers have been frantically searching for the valuable works for at least two weeks. The art gallery's manager said there were no break-ins or suspicious alarm calls at the gallery. "The manager said that the alarm system has motion sensors in the area where the statues were stored ... and the... | more...

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Thursday August 14, 2014 04:00 am EDT

Two Sandy Springs men were enjoying the recent KISS/Def Leppard concert when things got ugly. A drunk married couple went berserk while standing behind the men. The 36-year-old man and his wife were reportedly very argumentative. At one point, the drunk man pushed the two Sandy Springs guys, telling them to "move!"

The Sandy Springs men exchanged terse words with the unruly man and wife, and...

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Monday August 11, 2014 04:00 am EDT
An exotic animal caused a six-month kerfuffle in a neighborhood south of Grant Park. Several neighbors called police, and begged them to do something about the constant loud noise. The perp: a lone exotic bird sitting in a cage. A female neighbor said the bird — a macaw — had been squawking incessantly for at least six months and authorities kept ignoring her calls for a peaceful resolution.... | more...

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Thursday July 31, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Someone nicknamed "Ace" posted an ad on Craigslist advertising "marijuana for sale" in Atlanta. An undercover cop noted: "I had contacted this individual and arranged to purchase half an ounce of marijuana for $220." The cop arranged to meet Ace at a Midtown coffee shop for the exchange. Ace indicated she'd arrive in a gray car. "I instructed the suspect to park in the handicapped space and... | more...

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Thursday July 24, 2014 04:00 am EDT
A young woman recently decided to show off her boobies on the dance floor at a local gay bar. A cop standing nearby reported that the 21-year-old North Carolina woman "lifted up her small T-shirt that she was wearing and exposed her breasts and took the hands of an unknown male that she was dancing with and placed his hands on her exposed breasts." The cop walked over and informed the... | more...

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Thursday July 17, 2014 04:00 am EDT
The most bizarre crimes and police reports of the past year | more...

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Thursday July 10, 2014 04:00 am EDT
A local 21-year-old woman flipped out when she found "naked photos of another woman" on her boyfriend's cellphone. She went to the bathroom, shut the door, and dialed the other woman's phone number. Agitated, the boyfriend kicked in the bathroom door. The woman called police and said her boyfriend stormed into the bathroom and slapped her, causing her to drop his cellphone into the toilet.... | more...

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Thursday July 3, 2014 04:00 am EDT
In the Fairlie-Poplar district, a distraught man called police while standing outside an office building on Broad Street. "He said he'd been off his medication for two months and in a panic state," a cop noted. "He stated he was hiding behind a Dumpster because he felt someone or something was chasing him and he also was fighting a spiritual warfare." The man said he ran into a stranger in a... | more...

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Thursday June 26, 2014 04:00 am EDT
A woman parked her car outside her home near Westside's Beltline Park. Around 2 a.m., long after she went to sleep, the woman heard a loud noise followed by what sounded like young people laughing. The next morning the woman discovered her car had been smashed with a "soiled commode." The filthy toilet left severe damage to her car's roof and front windshield. Cops asked her if there were any... | more...

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Thursday June 12, 2014 04:00 am EDT
A 24-year-old Atlanta man got a summer job driving an ice cream truck. His first stop for sweet sales: the apartment complex where he lives on Center Street. Before trying to sell ice cream, the man decided to quickly visit a buddy. "He said that he got out of the vehicle and began to walk toward his friend's apartment when he heard the Ice Cream Truck doors open," a cop noted. When he returned... | more...

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Thursday June 5, 2014 04:00 am EDT

At a drugstore on Cheshire Bridge Road, a man walked in and reportedly tried to steal two pairs of false eyelashes. A security guard busted him and called police. The suspect is a 32-year-old man from Oregon. He went to jail for shoplifting. The two pairs of fake eyelashes are worth about $10.58. Cops turned in the fake eyelashes as evidence.

Get the message?

At a bar on Cheshire Bridge Road,...

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Thursday May 29, 2014 04:00 am EDT

In Ormewood Park, a Georgia Tech student said she left her apartment to go work out. When she returned, she tugged on her front door but the locks were severely damaged. She rushed to the back door and went inside. Her apartment had been ransacked. On a wall near the front door, someone scrawled this note complete with a smiley face: "James was here! ... I found you!"

Immediately, the woman...

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Thursday May 22, 2014 04:00 am EDT
In Chosewood Park, a 26-year-old man said his ex-girlfriend came over to his apartment for a chat. The conversation didn't go well, apparently, so the man left his apartment. When he returned he saw his ex-girlfriend standing next to his car. She quickly vanished. The word "MONKEY" was scratched into the car's left side. Apparently, "Monkey" is a nickname his ex-girlfriend used to call him.... | more...

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Thursday May 15, 2014 04:00 am EDT
"He stated that he left to have one-night stand on November 16, 2013 — and returned February 9, 2014," an officer wrote while interviewing a 38-year-old married man in Westview. The cheating husband said both he and his wife have recently had affairs. At some point, the wife got fed up and booted him. The husband said that after both of their recent flings ended, he and his wife decided to work... | more...

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Thursday May 8, 2014 04:00 am EDT
In South Buckhead, a man said he invited a new friend over to play cards at his apartment. The man said he "just recently became friendly with him a week ago, inviting him to play cards with a few friends last week," a cop noted. His new friend (a 37-year-old man) was thrilled and eager to play again — he was hanging out on the Buckhead man's doorstep when he came home. The two men played cards... | more...

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Thursday May 1, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Cops recently yanked a woman from her seat at Turner Feild and permanently banned her from all Atlanta Braves home games. The 51-year-old woman allegedly had been following and harassing Braves player Jason Heyward. "Based on my experience ... she was experiencing some sort of mental illness," the cop wrote. "When asked the woman explained that she thought following Mr. Jason Heyward was OK... | more...

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Thursday April 24, 2014 04:00 am EDT
At a convenience store in Old Fourth Ward, a man grabbed a bag of chips and flung 50 cents on the counter. "You don't have enough money," the clerk said. The 48-year-old man clung to his chips and tried to bolt from the store. Quickly, the clerk locked the suspect inside the store and called 911. Cops arrived and eventually unlocked the convenience store. "Fuck you, I don't have to do shit, I... | more...

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Thursday April 17, 2014 04:00 am EDT
In the Chastain Park neighborhood, a woman said that two brass lion statues were stolen from the end of her driveway. The suspects must have been pretty strong because the statues weigh about 100 pounds each. The brass lions are worth a total of $3,400. The woman said the City of Atlanta has been working in her backyard for the last year and there's been a lot of construction traffic up and... | more...

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Thursday April 10, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Oxycodone pills appeared to trigger a fight between a 70-year-old man and his live-in girlfriend at their Westside apartment. The man called police and said his decades-younger girlfriend swiped his pills after a dispute. He said he just filled his prescription for 120 Oxycodone pills and put them in the pocket of his jacket, which he placed on his recliner in the living room. He said he left... | more...

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Thursday April 3, 2014 04:00 am EDT

In Buckhead, cops received a call about a tipsy lady acting up at a bar on St. Patrick's Day. When they arrived, the woman was handcuffed and sitting on the curb outside while her friends were still inside the bar having fun. The woman was irate and screaming. Cops called her friends and informed them the woman was being arrested and moved to city jail.

During the ride to jail, the woman asked...

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