(NOT QUITE) HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: A 41-year-old man said he rented a U-Haul truck and picked up a man known as "Carwash" on Boulevard. He said Carwash was going to help him move. According to the man, he parked the U-Haul and went inside his apartment, leaving Carwash – and the car keys – in the U-Haul, which was running. As he walked back outside, he reportedly saw Carwash driving away in the U-Haul. The man doesn't know Carwash's real name. The U-Haul truck was reported stolen.
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH? Apparently, a 41-year-old woman was screaming at another woman in a wheelchair, outside an apartment complex on Yates Drive. An officer wrote: "[The woman] was screaming vulgar language such as 'Fuck you, motherfucker,' 'You pussy-ass motherfucker' and 'Happy fucking holiday.'" The officer walked up to the scene. "[The woman] looked at me and said, 'Who called you, motherfucker? If I need ya, I'd call ya. Ya predjudice motherfucker.'" According to the officer, the woman appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
The officer told her to stop harassing the woman in the wheelchair and to walk away. She allegedly refused. "She then began to scream at the lady in the wheelchair again," the officer wrote. A female officer searched the woman – and reportedly found a knife and a metal push rod "commonly used to push crack cocaine into a crack pipe" and a piece of rubber tubing "commonly placed over the end of a crack pipe to protect the lips of the user."
At the police precinct, she reportedly yelled profanities at officers, and tried to grab her knife. Police took her to jail but "she refused to walk in the jail." So police took her to Grady Memorial Hospital. She faces multiple charges.
YOU'RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH: An officer went to Bobby Jones Golf Course to resolve a contract dispute. The general manager said several months ago, he started working with a man to promote an event for "Santa Cops," a fundraising event for Toys for Tots through the Atlanta Police Department. The general manager said the man led him to believe that he is a liaison to the Atlanta Police Department and he is authorized to use the Santa Cops logo. The man reportedly had a contract to bring at least 96 golfers to the event, and he agreed to pay $3,000 to Bobby Jones Golf Course. So the holiday fundraising event took place, but apparently there was a snafu. "[The man] then refused to pay the course, since he did not bring enough golfers," the officer wrote.
According to an APD sergeant, the man is not authorized to use the Santa Cops logo and he was sent a cease-and-desist letter when he was caught using the logo on previous occasions. Also, the sergeant said, the man was a former police officer, but he may have unfavorably separated from the police department when he retired. Apparently, the man collected money at the fundraiser – and it's unclear where that money went.
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL: On Hobson Street, a 30-year-old woman said she came home and found her live-in boyfriend in bed with another woman. She said she confronted her boyfriend and he yelled at her and slapped her face. An officer wrote, "[She] showed no signs of injury, but insists the incident occurred and that she was not filing a complaint in retaliation due to [his] infidelity." The boyfriend fled before police arrived.
NO PEACE ON EARTH, PART I: A TV remote control sparked a roommate battle on Mildred Place. A 29-year-old woman said she walked into the living room and saw her male roommate holding the remote control she had just purchased. The male roommate said the remote didn't belong to her because he bought the remote. The female roommate said the dispute got physical and they fought over the remote control. "As the result of their fight, the remote control was damaged," the officer wrote. The remote control is worth $5. Both roommates got tickets for disturbing the peace -- and a court date.
NO PEACE ON EARTH, PART II: An officer responded to a fight call at an apartment on Fisher Road. A woman said her live-in boyfriend didn't want her to watch cable TV, since she is not paying for the cable service. She said he disconnected the cable while she was out of the room, and they argued -- and he pushed her. "[She] didn't have any marks on her body and she did not have any injuries," the officer wrote. The boyfriend said during the argument, his girlfriend snatched his cable box and tried to run out of the room. He said he grabbed her so he could get his cable box back. They both were charged with disturbing the peace.
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN: Two officers noticed an 18-year-old riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. So they stopped him. "I, good sir, I had some police officers like y'all run the numbers earlier," he said. "I bought the bike from Pep Boys store and I have the papers at home." Apparently, his formal speaking style didn't win over the officers. They ran a check and discovered the motorcycle was reported stolen in Cobb County in July. When they told him the bike was stolen, "He changed his information, by informing us he bought the bike from some guy in his neighborhood named Danny." The youth was charged with possessing stolen property.
HOLIDAY GATHERING GONE AWRY: A 62-year-old woman said another woman was visiting her home on Harwell Place. She said the visitor got upset when she asked her not to get ice out of the refrigerator before washing her hands. The 62-year-old woman said the visitor pushed her and punched her arm. Police charged the visitor, a 46-year-old woman, with simple battery and took her to jail.
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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