One Saturday night around 11:30 p.m., an officer responded to a vandalism call on Garson Drive. Two women said they saw a 28-year-old man jumping up and down on a green Honda Accord — and then he smashed the windshield. "I then went to question the suspect ... about the incident," the officer wrote. "[He] stated he could not remember anything because he has been drinking." Later, the man screamed, "Everyone is looking at me funny" and "Please help me out."
The police report did not mention any connection between the man and the green Honda's owner, a 26-year-old woman from Nashville, Tenn.
The officer noted that two footprints on the car's hood matched the man's shoes. The man went to jail on charges of public drunkenness and damaging property.
BIG LOVE IN ATL? An officer dealt with a call about a possible missing person. A woman said her ex-husband left her home on Magnolia Way around 8 a.m. and went to the store — but never returned. She is worried because she hasn't heard from him in about 27 hours. The woman said her ex-husband "goes back and forth from staying with her and another woman," the officer wrote. "[She] said she tried to call the other woman, but no answer." She said the other woman lives on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, but she doesn't know the address. The ex-husband, 60, was last seen wearing a cream-colored shirt. "Some of [the woman's] story, did not sound right or add up," the officer noted.
ROOMMATE SMACKDOWN: On Vesta Avenue, a 54-year-old woman said she was sleeping in her bedroom, when her roommate hit her with a broom handle on her face and neck. The roommate, a 47-year-old woman, told police that she hit her roommate because the roommate was wearing her shirt and pants. The 47-year-old woman went to jail on an aggravated assault charge.
TIME TO MOVE? A 23-year-old woman said she met with a lawyer and got a settlement check from a recent car accident. She said the settlement was $16,716.99 and her lawyer took out his fees and handed her $14,716 cash. The woman said she went to a furniture rental store and paid off her furniture with $1,500. She said she went to Walmart and other places to shop and when she got home around 1:30 a.m., she counted her money at $12,500 cash.
The woman said she and her cousins smoked a blunt in her apartment on Dogwood Drive, but her roommate would not come out of her bedroom. "[The woman] and her cousins stated that almost every night they smoke some weed and there has not been one time where [the roommate] did not come out and smoke a blunt with them, no matter what time it is," an officer wrote.
The woman said when she woke up the next day, her roommate's door was locked, as usual, and she believed her roommate was already at work. The woman said she went to work, and when she returned home, the front door was unlocked and the back door was shattered. She said she looked in her closet — where she had put the $12,500 in a black bag — but now the bag was empty. She said she started screaming and crying and walked outside to call 911.
When a police officer arrived, the woman called her roommate and put her on speakerphone. The roommate said she left home between 11:30 a.m. and noon that day. The woman asked, "So when I was getting ready this morning and cooking breakfast, you were still in your room the entire time, even after I left?" The roommate reportedly said, "Yeah, I heard you when you left."
Police lifted fingerprints and muddy shoe prints from the scene.
THE EX-FILES: A 24-year-old College Park man said he was driving on Washington Street when his ex-girlfriend confronted him and told him to pull over so they could talk. According to the police report, the man said when he pulled over, his ex-girlfriend "with rage got out of the car with a bat, breaking all the windows to his 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, red in color." No witnesses. The ex-girlfriend allegedly did about $1,500 worth of damage to the man's car.
ANOTHER RED CAR STORY: A 36-year-old woman said someone stole a bunch of stuff from the trunk of her red Pontiac Grand Prix while it was parked near Amsterdam Avenue and Monroe Drive. She told police the trunk's lock had been damaged in a car accident a while ago. According to a police report, the following items were reported missing: a laptop, two flash drives, headphones, a nonviolence communication book, a "poem crazy book," a family rituals book, toiletries and clothes, including two bras and two panties. An officer wrote, "I was unable to lift any prints because she had already been through her trunk."
LOVE STORY, HATE STORY: A 49-year-old woman talked to police about a man she recently met. She stated that "about two or three months ago, she met a man named Charles at the North Avenue train station," an officer wrote. "They had a conversation and she invited him back to her apartment. They became friends and one day, he loaned her $10. She stated he asked her to marry him and she wasn't ready for that. He became upset and began calling her phone and leaving all types of vulgar messages, calling her rude and derogatory names."
The woman said one message stated, "When I see you, I am going to put a bullet in you." Police told her to save that message. "She stated she did not know Charles' last name or anything more about him other than he told her once that he lived with his sister somewhere off of Wesley Chapel [Road]," the officer wrote.
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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