The Blotter March 10 2009
PEBBLES GOES BAM-BAM: A 23-year-old woman said someone damaged her truck between midnight and 12:45 a.m. outside her apartment on Roswell Road. “There were dents in the front driver’s door, the driver’s side rearview mirror was damaged, and the fuel door was also damaged,” an officer wrote. “Someone had written, in what appeared to be lipstick, ‘Bitch ass [racial slur]’ and ‘Fuck U’ on the driver’s side windows.” The 23-year-old said she suspects her child’s father’s ex-girlfriend, “Pebbles,” who works at Strokers and Blazing Saddles.
GREASE IS THE WORD: An officer responded to a dispute on Palmetto Avenue. A middle-aged man said a 23-year-old woman threw hot chicken grease on him and they fought so he locked her out of the house. The 23-year-old woman said the middle-aged man hit her with a frying pan — and she was trying to get her shoes and leave. A witness said the man and woman both hit each other with frying pans. He said the woman left and tried to re-enter the house to get her shoes. An officer charged the man and woman with disorderly conduct. They both refused medical treatment.
ONE-NIGHT STAND GOES AWRY? At 8:24 a.m., an officer went to a gas station on Moreland Avenue to deal with an alleged larceny. He talked to a 32-year-old woman. “She stated that she met an unknown white male at a bar last night, spent the night with him, and rode with him to the service station at 350 Moreland Ave. this morning,” the officer wrote. “She reported that the unknown male drove off with her laptop inside the car, leaving her at the service station. She indicated that she did not know his phone number, address, nor his name.” She described him as a heavy-set man driving a black two-door car. Her laptop computer is worth about $1,000.
FLIGHT OF FANCY: A woman said she flew from Aspen, Colo., to Denver and she looked inside her carry-on bag, which contained $35,000 worth of her jewelry, then put the bag in the overhead compartment. She said she used the restroom during the flight to Denver. When she landed in Denver, she boarded her next flight to Atlanta and decided to look inside her bag — only to discover that the jewelry was missing. The 56-year-old woman hails from East Point.
LADIES, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: A 32-year-old woman said she parked her Jeep Grand Cherokee and went to a grocery store on Piedmont Avenue. She said when she returned, her car wouldn’t crank. Apparently, the lights and radio came on, but nothing else worked. She said a man appeared to be approaching the car next to her — then he turned to her and asked, “Are you having car problems?” Yes, she replied. He reportedly said, “I noticed a blinking somewhere when you tried to crank the car.” Apparently, she got out of the car and the man bent over, as if he was looking for the hood release. He said, “I used to work for a Jeep dealership.” At that moment, the grocery store’s assistant manager walked up and said, “I’ve got it. Go on.” He followed the man until he left the parking lot. The assistant manager said a similar incident occurred two days before — and the incident involved a young, blond female and the same suspect. The 32-year-old woman’s Jeep was towed to a dealership. There, the service manager said the neutral safety switch had been disconnected on the underside of the Jeep, where it could be reached without opening the hood.
DOGGIE-STYLE DRUG BUST: An officer and his K-9 partner, Ama, conducted an open-air search for illegal narcotics outside an apartment complex on Sells Avenue. “During our search, K-9 Ama did pull me to a set of bushes adjacent to the apartment building, where K-9 Ama did alert on a plastic bag under the bushes. The plastic bag did contain 121 grams of marijuana inside, which was packaged in different-sized baggies for individual sales.” The marijuana (worth about $800) was turned in to be destroyed.
STUPID MOVE OF THE WEEK: A man said he parked his Jeep Wrangler at a parking garage on Courtland Street around 7:30 a.m. — and left the doors unlocked. When he returned around 2:45 p.m., he said his CD player/car radio was gone. No suspects.
911 OPERATOR EMERGENCY: At City Hall East on Ponce de Leon Avenue, a woman said she sat down at 911calltaker position No. 9. She said as she sat in the blue leather chair, she tried to adjust the chair to a higher position — and something under her chair cut her right middle finger. According to the police report, her finger injury is serious. “Atlanta Fire Rescue Paramedic Engine 19 responded to the location and bandaged her finger,” an officer wrote. “A Georgia State Board of Workers’ Comp form was completed.”
OH, THAT FAMILIAR FIGHT: On Old Hapeville Road, a 26-year-old woman said her boyfriend started a fight with her because she would not give him any money. The boyfriend ran as police arrived on scene.
Items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.