The Blotter August 28 2003

A 71-year-old woman arrived at her home on Pineview Terrace. Her neighbor said he saw a man named Dew-Hickie go into her back yard. Then the neighbor heard the sound of a lawnmower. The 71-year-old woman went into her back yard and discovered that her black lawnmower was gone.

So she went to Dew-Hickie's house (which is also on Pineview Terrace). Dew-Hickie's father said he wasn't there. Someone said Dew-Hickie had cut the grass for another woman on Pineview Terrace. So the 71-year-old woman went to that woman's house. The woman said she and her husband were playing cards when they heard someone cutting their grass. Because it was fairly late, they got up to see who it was. It was Dew-Hickie. Neither the woman nor her husband had given Dew-Hickie permission to cut the grass. Dew-Hickie is described as a man age 50-55, with black hair and a thick mustache.

A 37-year-old woman called police and said the man she married in July has two different names. The name she found on his driver's license is different than the name he gave when he married her. She also said her husband's "aunt" is really his mother. She said her husband and his mother repeatedly called her house and said, "We have ways of doing what we want to do with you." The husband said, "I don't want to be your enemy. I am going to get you." The woman said she had called security guards at her apartment complex to evict her husband, and that's what started all the harassing phone calls.

An officer stopped a woman in a parking lot on Campbellton Road. Her eyes were red and glassy. The officer asked if he could check her purse for drugs or weapons, and she agreed. In her purse, the officer found a bottle of beer, four crack pipes and several baggies with remnants of white powder and small crack rocks. The woman confessed to being a crack addict. She got angry, then she started crying. Then she told the officer that he was a son of a bitch and he would burn — and when she got out of jail, she would sell drugs for a living to all children so she could be known as a drug dealer.

A 66-year-old woman was getting in line for her brother's funeral procession on Clifton Street when she stepped into an uncovered water hole. She fell to the ground and hit her head on the pavement. When police arrived, she was lying on the ground and a man was holding a towel to her head. She was conscious and was aware of her surroundings when police arrived. She was treated at DeKalb Medical Center for minor injuries.

A 38-year-old woman said her ex-boyfriend owed her money for wrecking her car. While drunk, he came over to her apartment on Wilkes Circle. He fell asleep and left. He returned and was upset. He said he had left his gun at her house. He grabbed her by the hair and dragged her around the apartment, looking for his gun. He said he was going to kill her and have his nephew kill her son. The woman and the ex-boyfriend lived together a few months ago. Police gave her information on restraining orders.

A 30-year-old man left his hotel room on Northside Drive around 10 a.m. He got a call from a female friend, who said she put her daughter through his window to leave him a note to call her. The man returned to his hotel room and discovered that $6,800 cash was missing, along with a pair of diamond earrings ($1,500). The man told police that the window was cracked, and the female friend was playing a game with him when she put her daughter through the window to leave a note. The man said he didn't believe his female friend was involved in the theft. There were no signs of forced entry in the room.

An officer was working an extra job at a 24-hour dance club in Midtown. A security guard said there was a man who claimed he had already paid for parking. The officer walked outside and asked the man to show his parking ticket. The man, a 24-year-old from Stone Mountain, became evasive. Finally, he walked the officer to his car and produced a parking ticket from a different parking lot. The security guard asked him to leave. The man "kept getting on his knees, begging me to let him stay," the officer wrote. The man was jailed for criminal trespass.

A Stone Mountain man told a cabdriver not to urinate in the parking lot on 14th Street. The cabdriver pointed a gun at the Stone Mountain man and threatened to shoot him. The cabdriver left before police arrived.

A 49-year-old Stockbridge man said his truck was dented by a person who threw a carton of frozen milk at the trashcan, and missed. The incident occurred at City Hall East on Ponce de Leon Avenue.

On Peachtree Street, an officer saw a shirtless man running into traffic and acting like he was going to punch people. The officer stopped the man and asked why he was running in the street. "Fuck that shit," the man said. "Put me in jail." The officer asked for the man's name. "Put me in jail," the man said again. So the officer took him to jail.

On Ponce de Leon Avenue, a 46-year-old man in khaki pants and a white T-shirt got into a car with an undercover vice detective. The man offered to give him head for $20. During arrest, the man said he just got out of DeKalb County Jail and was "horny."

All items in The Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports and are public record.

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