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The Blotter May 20 2004

A 30-year-old Marietta man called the Zone 5 Precinct and said he’d been out drinking and didn’t remember where his car was parked and couldn’t find it after coming out of the bar. He told police where he thought his car was (on Spring Street), but the car wasn’t there. The man said there was an extra set of keys in the car, and he wasn’t sure if he locked the car. Also, his wife’s purse was in the trunk. Police tried to find the car, but failed. A stolen car report was filed. The car is a 1991 gold Infiniti Q45.

An officer pulled into a parking lot on Spring Street. Then, the officer saw a 38-year-old man lying on the pavement, with his pants around his knees. “[The man] was not wearing any underwear, and his buttocks and penis were exposed,” the officer wrote. The officer asked the man if he had been drinking or doing drugs. “No, I was looking for pizza,” the man replied. The officer asked the man if he was diabetic. No, the man replied. The man, who is homeless, was arrested for public indecency.

A 58-year-old man said his roommate, a 61-year-old woman, was sleeping on the back porch of his home on Sandtown Road. At about 7 a.m., she started banging on the door and ringing the doorbell. At about 8 a.m., the man noticed two broken glass panes on his back door. Also, in the den, there was water on the floor and on the television set. In the back yard, concrete benches were overturned, and there was a burned-out area of grass. The man called police, but the woman fled.

Later that day, the man called police again. When the officer arrived, he overheard the man and the roommate arguing. “Why did you throw water into my home?” the man asked. “That wasn’t water, that was piss,” the woman replied.

“Why did you throw it?” the man asked. “I will throw it on you!” the woman replied. “Let me get my mother- fucking shit. If you open that door, I’ll beat your dog ass.”

The officer arrested the woman. The man expressed concerns about the urine thrown in his home. “He stated he cleaned it up by hand,” the officer wrote.

On Peachtree Road, a woman said two men approached her and offered to make some repairs to her car, a black 2001 Ford SUV. Even though she declined, the men went ahead and sandpapered her car. The two men also spray-painted over some scratches on her rear trunk door. The two men drove away in a bronze Mercedes-Benz.

On Echo Street, a woman said a man who lived down the street hit her in the face. The woman, age 43, said she was trying to buy crack from him. There weren’t any visible marks on her face, the officer noted. The woman took the officer to the man’s apartment, and the man denied hitting her.

Also, the woman said she hadn’t taken her mental health medication in a week. She asked the police officer to take her to Fulton County Jail to ask an inmate what he did with her medicine. The officer asked the woman if she wanted to go to Grady Memorial Hospital; she refused. The woman had been drinking alcohol. Nothing further.

At a bus stop on Monroe Drive, an officer saw a man drinking from a bottle of mouthwash. Then, the man fell across the sidewalk. The officer asked him to get up, but the man refused. “Just go ahead and lock me up,” the man said. There were two empty bottles of mouthwash next to the man. The officer arrested him for obstructing the public way.

A 43-year-old woman said someone busted out the window of her van, which was parked in front of her home on Atlantic Street. Also, she said, about a year ago, someone put a porn video in her mailbox. Also, a few months ago, someone put a busted egg in her mailbox. The woman is concerned that this might be a hate crime, because of her religion. She has two bumper stickers promoting her religion on her van. The officer’s report noted that nothing was stolen from the van, and there was nothing written or “otherwise degrading” her religion anywhere on the scene. No suspects.

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a 24-year-old man was riding the C-Tran bus when another passenger threatened him. The passenger, a man dressed in green fatigues and brown boots, stood up and charged the 24-year-old. They struggled, and the 24-year-old pushed the passenger away. Then, the passenger took out a box cutter knife and cut the 24-year-old on the nose, lip and abdomen.

The 24-year-old said the man fled toward the MARTA rail line. MARTA police were notified. The 24-year-old’s injuries were listed as “minor” in the report.

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, on Concourse B, two airline employees found a brown wallet containing $6,600 cash. They turned the wallet and the money in to police.

Around 9:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man returned to his apartment on Myrtle Drive and discovered that the front door was pried open. The man said he kept a fireproof safe on the floor of his bedroom closet, and the safe contained $38,000 cash. Also, the man said he had a yellow plastic shopping bag filled with $20,300 cash on the shelf of his bedroom closet. All of the clothes from his closet were on the floor and the safe and the plastic bag were gone — along with the money.

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

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