The Blotter November 11 2000
A male employee of a pizza restaurant on North Highland Avenue said one morning, a 42-year-old woman with red hair came to the restaurant and started waiting tables, even though she doesn't work there. Six months ago, the employee had given her a criminal trespass warning. He gave her another one that morning and she left. But she returned again around 1 p.m. The employee then called police.
The officer wrote in his report, "When asked if she knew she was not aloud (sic) on the property [the 42-year-old woman] said yes she knew but said no one could tell her what to do or where to go."?
The woman, who had been drinking alcoholic beverages, was arrested for criminal trespass.
An officer was conducting surveillance at the intersection of 7th and Peachtree streets when he saw a 30-year-old man in blue jeans and a black coat and a 33-year-old woman in a red dress.
The man and woman crossed the intersection of Peachtree and 7th from east to west, without using the available crosswalk, the officer noted. ?
Two officers and a sergeant stopped the man and woman and arrested them for "failure to use a crosswalk."?
"Both were asked if the[y] had any weapons, sharp objects or needles on them. Both said, 'No,'" the officer wrote. ?
But an officer found a plastic handgun in the man's waistband. The plastic handgun was completely concealed. ?
The man, who hails from Jersey City, N.J., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He and the woman, who is from Utica, N.Y., were taken to jail in the Zone 5 wagon. The gun was valued at $5.
A 41-year-old man was opening up a child-care center in a church on West Peachtree Street when he saw a pile of rubber molding lying on the sidewalk. The man then noticed an open window, and a door propped open with a chair.
The man entered the church, and saw a heavyset man with a white towel around his waist. There was a pile of clothing next to a doorway, and the suspect ran to the clothing, picked up the clothes and started putting them on. ?
Another church employee called police. ?
The suspect, a 43-year-old man who lives in Decatur, was arrested. A search of his gym bag revealed a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and a small wrench. ?
A computer check revealed that the suspect was wanted in Fulton County for a child support warrant.
At 3:28 a.m., an officer saw a white 1984 Chrysler LeBaron traveling north on Pryor Road. The left front headlight on the car was out, and the light near the vehicle tag was also out.
The officer pulled over the driver, a 45-year-old man with a "Gerri/California" hairstyle, according to the police report. ?
The officer asked the driver for his license and proof of insurance. The driver said he did not have it with him because he left the house suddenly because his mother just died. ?
The officer put the driver in the patrol car. The officer wrote in his report, "I asked him his name, and he told me 'Hines' when I asked him how to spell it, he said that he wasn't too good at spelling. I did not think Hines was his real name because he couldn't spell it, and if he didn't give me his real name he would be charged." ?
The driver gave the officer a different name. A computer check revealed that the second name was not on file. ?
The officer told the driver he was under arrest "and he told me that I was just Fucking w/ him," wrote the officer. The driver also said that's why officers wear black tape on their chests. "They will be wearing it again when I get out," the driver mumbled. ?
The officer ran the vehicle number on the computer, and discovered that the vehicle tag had been stolen in Avondale. The driver was taken to jail, where he threatened to "get" the officer. ?
"He then made a gesture of moving his hand across his chest, and pointed his hand at me like he had a gun," the officer noted.