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Police Blotter

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Here's the latest from Atlanta's finest:

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Thursday May 26, 2016 04:00 am EDT

Outside a West End shopping mall, a cop saw a black car stopped with a twitchy male driver inside "The driver had a very hostile demeanor toward me," the cop noted. "I asked him why he was so agitated. He advised that he felt that he was being harassed and that he didn't do anything wrong."

The driver, a 34-year-old man from Douglasville, admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages before...

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Thursday May 19, 2016 04:00 am EDT

A war between neighbors that had been brewing for two years finally bubbled over at a Midtown condominium building. The opponents: Two male neighbors who live above/below each other. The lower-floor neighbor, a 46-year-old man, claimed "the ceiling light fixture in his bathroom was leaking a brown fluid — suspected methamphetamine " from his neighbors' upstairs unit, a cop noted.

The man...

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Thursday May 12, 2016 04:00 am EDT
A man was recently "chanting really loud" and holding signs that read "Cross Movement Clues," "Be Dead to Sin," and "Turn from Sin" outside a local retail store. The 39-year-old man also asked customers to give him money. Security guards asked the man to leave several times, but he refused. Then the man walked inside the store and went to Customer Service to return an item. Once the return... | more...

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Thursday May 5, 2016 04:00 am EDT

Outside an Atlanta elementary school, a 21-year-old woman said someone broke into her car and stole her duffle bag, which contained her "blue sparkle pageant heels." Her pageant high heels are worth $100.

Other recently stolen items:

At Atlantic Station, a man and woman walked into a grocery store and allegedly tried to steal $1,100 worth of nail polish. The suspects put the fingernail polish...

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Thursday April 28, 2016 04:00 am EDT
A pair of live-in boyfriends had a spat over dinner at their home in South Atlanta. The first boyfriend, 26, told police the argument started in the kitchen while he was cooking chicken and collard greens. The second boyfriend was shirtless, standing bare-chested in the kitchen. The first boyfriend said, "I started tasting the food that he had already put on the plate. He got upset and told me... | more...

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Thursday April 21, 2016 04:00 am EDT
In Old Fourth Ward, a 32-year-old man returned home and found a woman standing near the rear of his house. "As he exited his vehicle, the female went into the brush and either grabbed something from, or threw something to, the ground," an officer wrote. "She then started running at him and screaming in a 'high pitched, almost animal-like' manner. The female shoved him and started to scratch him... | more...

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Thursday April 14, 2016 04:00 am EDT

A cop recently spotted a man having trouble on the sidewalk outside a nightclub in Midtown. "He was leaning on a parked car and sobbing," the cop noted. "I approached him and asked if he was OK, or if he needed an ambulance. He looked up at me and said, 'I would really like to slap you in the face right now.'"

"I was shocked by his response," the cop wrote. "I did not take him seriously,...

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Thursday April 7, 2016 04:00 am EDT
A cop was called out to a car accident on I-20 West. "Upon speaking with the driver I could detect a strong odor of alcohol on her breath," the cop noted. The cop asked the woman where she was coming from. "She stated she had left work ... and was headed home to Gwinnett County which is northeast from the city and she was traveling westbound in the opposite direction," the cop noted. The... | more...

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Thursday March 31, 2016 04:00 am EDT
20-year-old woman recently called police to her grandmother's house in Mechanicsville. "She advised me that several girls she didn't know but followed ... on Instagram had posted videos to Instagram," the cop noted. "The unknown females were outside a house she described as her grandmother's house and yelling for her to come out and squash some beef. She was not concise nor completely... | more...

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Thursday March 17, 2016 03:00 am EDT

A 25-year-old woman called police to her Midtown home to settle a dispute with her boyfriend. "The woman said she was upset with her boyfriend a 39-year-old man because he gave a stripper ... his debit card PIN information," a cop noted. "She stated that she no longer wishes to date him."

Flummoxed, the cop didn't know what to do with this information. Both the girlfriend and boyfriend...

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Thursday March 10, 2016 04:00 am EST

A woman dressed in a pink hat, pink boots, and a pink T-shirt walked into a lingerie store at Lenox Mall with a less-than-sexy crime goal. According to the security guards, the woman allegedly stuffed $1,100 worth of sweatpants and sweatshirts into her tote bag and then vanished.

The woman escaped with at least 15 sweatshirts and 15 sweatpants, yet did not take a single piece of lingerie....

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Thursday March 3, 2016 04:00 am EST
At a Midtown hotel, a 29-year-old woman caused a "huge disturbance on the conference level, which at the time was playing host to a children's dance contest," police noted. The woman allegedly started disrupting the kids' dance routines and "yelling outlandish statements." Then the woman "began ranting that the management company in charge of the event was responsible for a child exploitation... | more...

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Thursday February 25, 2016 04:00 am EST
A woman said she returned to her Westside home and noticed the front door was spray-painted purple. The woman walked around her home and thought nothing else was amiss. Then she saw her newly purple rear window. Nothing else was disturbed — just a purple front door and rear window. The woman said had no clue who would want to vandalize her home, and no idea why the color purple was involved.... | more...

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Thursday February 18, 2016 04:00 am EST
A 64-year-old man from Little Five Points who "deals with flea market items" reported a break-in at his storage warehouse on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. The perpetrator pried open a large overhead garage door and swiped 60 "Reefer Cameo" T-shirts with marijuana leaves printed on them (worth $600) — that's along with 100 Stealth brand baseball caps and two amplifiers. Cops swept the... | more...

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Thursday February 11, 2016 04:00 am EST
In Buckhead, a 48-year-old man called police and said his nemesis wouldn't stop harassing communications. The 48-year-old said the suspect is "a habitual liar and a line stepper on social media and is addicted to Facebook," a cop noted. The 48-year-old said the suspect threatened to send a local TV news crew to his place of employment. The nemesis reportedly has a photo of the 48-year-old's... | more...

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Thursday February 4, 2016 04:00 am EST
At an Atlantic Station candy store, a very drunk man refused to leave. "I just want to get some candy," the 25-year-old man hollered, adding that he did not have to leave because "this is America" and it was his first amendment right to say whatever he wanted to. He allegedly caused a ruckus and bothered other sweets-seeking customers. Management feared he was going to start a fight. A cop... | more...

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Thursday January 28, 2016 04:00 am EST

An employee at a Downtown hotel bar recently called police because a 30-year-old Stone Mountain woman refused to pay her tab. When the cop arrived, he asked the woman why she wouldn't pay her tab. The woman replied, "I am not paying because the Musically Incline Men are going to pay for my drinks."

The cop noted, "There were no Music Men, nor any men inside the bar at the time." According to...

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Thursday January 21, 2016 04:00 am EST

A cop received a call about a possible dispute with a weapon at a fast-food restaurant on Metropolitan Parkway. "Upon my arrival, the fast-food restaurant employees pointed to a 27-year-old in the store wearing a red Papa John's uniform and a fuzzy hat in the shape of an animal," a cop noted. "He was shouting at the employees for calling the police on him."

Earlier, the same cop had responded...

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Thursday January 14, 2016 04:00 am EST
Two men walked into a Westside convenience store in broad daylight and swiped four expensive drones. The first man is bald, tall and thin, and wore "what resembles a mechanic uniform shirt," a cop noted. The second man, described as short and chubby, dressed with more flair: He wore a "red cap and reflective vest." After alledgedly robbing the convenience store, the men dashed out the door,... | more...

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Thursday January 7, 2016 04:00 am EST

Resolution No. 1: Don't get caught over dog washing

In Northwest Atlanta, a 35-year-old woman said she brawled with her plump "drug-dealing neighbor" and his four lady sidekicks. "While speaking with the 35-year-old woman, I noticed that she was behaving erratically and possibly intoxicated," a cop noted. The woman, who kept yelling at the cop, had a swollen forehead and a cut above her left...

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Thursday December 17, 2015 04:00 am EST

Cops received a call about a "woman refusing to leave" a motel in Old Fourth Ward. "I met with the woman. She said that she had a bomb," the cop noted. "She did not have a bomb — it was clothing under her shirt in the shape of a baby."

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"I pulled the clothes out of the bottom of her shirt, after placing her in cuffs," the cop noted. "She then accused me of aborting her baby. She said that...

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Thursday December 10, 2015 04:00 am EST
A woman stopped her minivan in the middle of the Atlanta Streetcar tracks — in an area clearly marked "no stopping" — at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Park Place. As the streetcar rumbled toward the minivan, the woman remained totally oblivious. The streetcar's conductor saw the minivan on the tracks and slammed on the brakes. Finally, the woman spotted the streetcar and frantically... | more...

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Thursday December 3, 2015 04:00 am EST

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a 40-year-old man walked up to a cop and said he wanted to fly home on United Airlines. "I asked him whether he had a ticket. The man became increasingly loud in an otherwise empty terminal," the cop noted, adding that it was 4 a.m. "I advised him that the United Airlines ticket counter was straight ahead and I left."

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Ten minutes later, same Loud...

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Thursday November 19, 2015 04:00 am EST
In Ansley Park, two female neighbors had an argument about the property line dividing their homes on 17th Street. Neighbor No. 1, a 47-year-old woman, called a surveyor to her home to resolve the ongoing dispute. When the surveyor arrived, Neighbor No. 2, a 64-year-old woman, walked outside and started yelling at the surveyor, and "was displaying very irate and unstable behavior," a cop noted.... | more...

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Thursday November 12, 2015 04:00 am EST
A young man in army fatigue pants and a brown jacket asked to use the phone at a local family-run funeral home. "While on scene, the man also asked to use the restroom, which is located in the rear of the building," a cop noted. "At the exit door, a bunch of keys were left hanging on the lock, which the male saw and took with him." With the keys, the man stole a food processor and silver Kia... | more...