The Blotter June 06 2001

At 9:40 a.m., an officer responded to a call on Blake Avenue. A 20-year-old woman said she voluntarily came from Columbus, with a 29-year-old man, who put her up in a house on Blake Avenue with the intent of pimping her for prostitution. She said the man threatened to harm her if she refused to leave a door unlocked so another prostitute could use the house.

The woman asked the officer to stand by until she could arrange transportation back to Columbus.

At about 7 a.m. on Memorial Day, a 31-year-old woman was at a nightclub on Peachtree Street. She said she was going to sit down at her table when she bumped up against a male acquaintance, a 24-year-old Roswell man.

When she pushed off the Roswell man to regain her balance, the woman felt a stick in her hand. The woman then told the man that he had a needle in his pocket. The man, who was drunk, denied this.

The woman's friend found a needle underneath the table at which the man was sitting. Police initially handcuffed the man, but later the handcuffs were removed and an officer told the man to leave. Since no one witnessed the needle on the man's person, no criminal matter could be pursued, the officer explained.

On Memorial Day, a 35-year-old man called police and said someone entered his apartment on Renaissance Parkway by smashing a rear window. Missing items include 20 watches, a Compaq laptop, a set of car keys and a Walkman CD player.

Apparently, the perpetrator left behind a bag that contained a Waffle House shirt and pants.

On Memorial Day, a 33-year-old woman on McDonough Boulevard asked her neighbor to watch her apartment and her BBQ grill.

When the woman returned, witnesses told her that a man named "Fat" entered her apartment and took her handgun. The neighbor doesn't recall anyone going inside while he was watching the apartment.

A 25-year-old man said another man called him at his workplace at 10:30 p.m. and said, "Man, you need to go check out your apartment."

The 25-year-old went to his apartment on Stanton Drive and discovered that someone had written his name in red paint all over the knobs, doors, windows and walls.

A female neighbor said she thought she saw a woman who fits the description of a 30-year-old female friend of the man. The man said the 30-year-old is mad at him because she wants money for an abortion. He is willing to prosecute.

A 33-year-old woman on Lansing Street heard noises outside her bedroom window. When she looked outside, she saw a man in his 30s pouring gasoline onto her window and side of the house. When the man saw her looking out the window, he ran and got into his car, a '92 white Ford van.

The woman called police and reported the tag number. A computer check revealed that the van was stolen. The woman told police that she dated the suspect in the past, but she had not seen him in quite some time.

A 28-year-old police officer wrote: "At approxmently 0500 a.m. I was backing by patrol car down Margaret Mitchell Ct nortwest look for the address on a alarm call. While I was backing down the street. I struck a parked silver Intrepid [tag number] which was parked on the side of the street. Causing a large dent in the back right side of the Intrepid and breaking the taillight. The impact broke the right taillight of the patrol unit. There were no injuries."

A 50-year-old man called police and said he had just picked up a woman in the vicinity of Northside Drive when a man with a gun appeared and told him to get out of his rental car, a red Ford Escort. The 50-year-old got out. The man with the gun got into the car and drove away. The woman remained in the car.

The officer asked the man what he was doing in the area.

"Just driving," said the 50-year-old, adding that he didn't know the name of the woman who had been in his car.

Eventually, the man admitted that the woman was a prostitute and he had picked her up for that reason.??

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