According to one witness, they saw the man on the side of the road with his thumb in the air, like he was hitchhiking. They stopped their truck because they didn't see a badge on the man. "By the time we turned around, the individual had run up to the end of the runway." The witness ran after the man and shined his flashlight in the man's eyes. He asked the man what he was doing. The man said, "I'm trying to get to College Park."
The witness reported: "While waiting for authorities, we questioned him as to how he got in. He told us, 'by the train.'" The man was charged with criminal trespass and taken to jail.
A sergeant was patrolling Vine Street when he saw a 29-year-old man frisking a woman and attempting to put her in a car. The man wore black jeans and a black leather jacket.
The officer spoke with the woman, a 40-year-old from Stockbridge. She said the man pulled up in a gray Saturn and identified himself as a police officer. He asked her what she was selling. He put her up against a car and searched her, during which he felt her breasts and genitals. He tried to put her into his car and was talking into the collar of his jacket like he was talking on a radio, she said.
A male witness confirmed the woman's story. The 29-year-old man said it was all a misunderstanding. He was taken to jail.
A 43-year-old woman on Philadelphia Street said she received a phone call from an unknown man who addressed her by her first name. The caller said, "[The woman's name], I just call to let you know that you is living in a danger zone. I'm calling everyone in Georgia to let them know that they is in a danger zone."
A 28-year-old woman was running in Piedmont Park at about 10:20 a.m. She said a bald man approached her from the side and tried to grab her buttocks. She blocked him by striking his arm with her arm. The man remained calm, lit a cigarette and continued walking. She reported the incident to a nearby precinct.
An officer met with a 51-year-old woman at her home on Moreland Avenue. The officer noted that the woman "was extremely intoxicated and could barely pronounce her words." The woman said her husband was missing. She last saw him Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. at their home. The woman could not give the officer a detailed description of her husband, and she did not know her husband's birthday.
An officer was flagged down by a 25-year-old woman on Hank Aaron Drive. The woman said she had been in a dispute with several women over the past few months. She said she was not sure if it was these women possibly playing a prank on her, but when she arrived home one day, she noticed a large amount of white powdery substance on her door. The officer notified his supervisor and the fire department was dispatched.
A 40-year-old woman said she was asleep at a man's home on Cooper Street and the man laid on top of her. She pushed the man off her. She said he twisted her arm because she took a beer from him. The man, who was 46 and missing some teeth, said the woman stayed with him the previous night and they were intimate. He said he did not lie on her, and she was upset with him because he took back his beer and wouldn't give her $10 for crack. The officer noted, "All parties had totally conflicting accounts of the incident. All parties advised they were smoking crack cocaine last night and the conflicts began after the crack cocaine was gone."
Someone broke into a church on Meldon Avenue and took 50 frozen hams intended for the homeless. This is the sixth time someone has broken into the church. Rrecently, perpetrators broke in more than once in the same night. The hams are valued at $900.
After taking his GED exam, an 80-year-old man was leaving a location on Martin Street and Memorial Drive. He was approached by a well-dressed man in his 30s. The man greeted the 80-year-old by name. The well-dressed man said the 80-year-old man had overpaid Social Security by $50. The man said the 80-year-old would have to come up with a $120 deposit to receive the money. So the 80-year-old went to an ATM and then gave $120 to the well-dressed man. The 80-year-old left the area, and then later realized he'd been flim-flammed.
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