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Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports



TWENTY MINUTES after the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, an officer arrived to deal with a fight on Stonewall Drive. A man said he and his live-in girlfriend got into an argument. She got so upset that she picked up a hammer and knocked holes into the doors and walls of their home, he said. Then, she pushed over some couches and poured cereal and juice all over the floor, he said.

The girlfriend admitted that she did do these things. But, she said, there was never any physical altercation between them. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and went to jail. Happy New Year!

TWO HOURS after the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, a woman said her boyfriend dumped beer on her head and stole her car keys. She said her boyfriend ran away, leaving her stranded alone in the street. The woman, age 20, is pregnant. Happy New Year!

THREE HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES after the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, a woman called police to her home on Chastain Drive. Large rocks were scattered everywhere, the officer noted. "These were boulder-sized rocks that were thrown through [her] apartment," the officer wrote. "Rocks were impaled in the wall [sheetrock], as well as on her dresser drawer. Several windows were broken and a big-screen TV was hit by a boulder." The officer asked, "Who did this?" The woman said her ex-boyfriend did this. The officer asked, "What would make your ex-boyfriend so mad?" She said he kissed a girl in front of her at the movies tonight. Then, she got up and caught a cab home. Later, she said, she woke up and he was calling her name and then the rocks started crashing through the window. Also, the woman's car was damaged.

The officer went to the ex-boyfriend's house on East Paces Ferry Road. The ex-boyfriend said he was drunk and made a mistake, and he would pay for damages. Police took the ex-boyfriend to jail. Happy New Year!

A 31-YEAR-OLD BUCKHEAD MAN said his ex-girlfriend sent him several text messages saying she intends to ruin his New Year's Eve gathering. He said she also threatened to hurt his car. He said the ex-girlfriend (age 27) recently came into his home and took several items, but returned them. A police report was filed. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, a 20-year-old woman said she let a man (age 34) sleep on her couch at her apartment on Harwell Place. When she woke up the next day, she noticed that someone had poured Listerine all over her suede couch and chair. She said the man was gone -- and so were her apartment keys. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, a woman said she was in bed when she heard a loud noise. Then, she looked up and noticed a hole in the ceiling. Also, she said, there was drywall on the floor. Police told her to stay in a secure area. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, an officer was sent to deal with a person injured in Grant Park. A cab driver said he picked up four people and took them to a house on Sydney Street. A woman in the back seat got sick and threw up in the cab. The cab driver asked the woman to clean up her mess. Then, the cab driver said, a man punched him in the mouth. Medics arrived and treated the cab driver's cut lips. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, a Stone Mountain man said he parked his black Lexus at the intersection of Simpson and West Peachtree streets. Then, he went to some New Year's festivities. When he returned around 4 a.m., his Lexus was gone. He said he just bought the Lexus in November, and it still has the drive-out tag. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, a woman said she parked her brand-new car on St. Charles Avenue in Virginia-Highland. When she returned around 2 a.m., her car was gone. (It's a 2007 black Chevy Aveo.) The car is so new that when the officer ran the VIN number, it didn't show up in the system. The officer called the car dealer and verified that yes, the woman just bought the car. A police report was filed. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, a 50-year-old woman said she attended church services around 11 p.m. She said she parked her car at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Inman Road. When she returned (at 1:30 a.m.), she said someone had broken her car window and snatched two fur coats and five sweaters. She said her missing clothes are worth about $3,350. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, a 33-year-old woman said she parked her car in a church lot on McWilliams Road. About 30 minutes after the clock struck midnight, she returned to her car and noticed a bullet hole in the windshield. (The windshield was now shattered.) An officer showed up and noticed that the bullet was lodged in the dashboard. No suspects. Estimated damage to the car: $500. Happy New Year!

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, an elderly woman called police and said someone broke into her Cadillac while it was parked outside her house on Stokes Avenue. The only item reported missing: some coupons worth $25. Happy New Year!

Items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.

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