Saturday, January 19, 2013
Here's what police officers around Northeast Georgia were up against recently.
A Tucker-area woman suspected of injecting the drug oxycodone argued with her husband while he drove and reportedly bit him on the arm. When he jerked his arm away, the force yanked out one of her teeth. She was found with syringes and hypodermic needles, and told police she was an addict. In other strange police news: You might also be interested in reading:
Monday, November 26, 2012
This holiday season, let's all thank our law enforcement officers for dealing with this stuff.
It's the holiday season, but that doesn't slow down unusual criminal behavior. Snatching, shouting and shooting continue. In Oconee, a Division of Family and Children Services worker was threatened with a broken broom handle while making a visit in the Pinewood Estates South mobile home park. A woman is accused of pursuing the worker from the house to her car, and then tussling with deputies when they came to arrest her. There was actual hitting, and then running, in a traffic accident at Scenic Highway and Webb Ginn Road. The man accused of leaving the scene called police from a Grayson Walgreens 30 minutes later, claiming his car had been struck in the parking lot. When the tags from his car matched the runaway vehicle from the earlier …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Strange crime news from Patch sites in northeast Georgia.
Just in time for Halloween -- the proverbial green-eyed monster. An Athens woman was visiting her boyfriend's apartment when someone attempted to set her car on fire. The woman told police she suspected it was her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend who stuffed one end of a towel in the fuel tank and lit the other end. In other strange police news:
Monday, October 15, 2012
Response worked the first time, but not the second.
An Athens man told police “Say no more,” and then left after officers found him passed out under a park bench around 7:30 p.m. on a recent weekday evening. Around 10 p.m., police answered a call about a man sleeping on the front porch of a residence. It was the same guy. When an officer questioned him, he again answered, “Say no more.” This time he was arrested and taken to jail. In other police news this past week:
Monday, October 8, 2012
Police: Interacting with interesting people so you don't have to.
The “person down” DeKalb County police found on a recent weekday morning ended up being a half-dressed woman who was sleeping on the ground. The police report said the 46-year-old woman was wearing only a red T-shirt and brown leather boots — no pants or underwear — when she was found in the Stone Mountain area. She didn’t wake up in a good mood, cussing out officers when they tried to cover her with a blanket; there were kids walking to school in the area. She was later placed in soft leg restraints. Disorderly conduct was just one of the charges she faced. In other police news this past week:
Monday, September 17, 2012
Denies statement was intended as a threat.
What exactly did he mean? An Athens man arrested on public intoxication charges after being stopped for walking in a roadway, became angry and told police "he was going to go hood." An officer asked if the man was threatening him. He said no. A Buford man, when asked if he was making a threat, also said no. The angry husband told his wife’s boss at a Buford business he was “going to get him back for this” after he heard that the boss apparently told the woman to “get her head right” during a discussion about her job performance. The boss asked the man if that was a threat. “No, that’s a promise,” the husband said, according to the police report. Another man made good on his threat -- or perhaps it was a promise -- to kick another man's …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The man fled, but police found the ladder he used leaning up against the house.
A peeping Tom used a stolen ladder in an attempt to see into a second-story window recently in the Stone Mountain area. Police responded after the woman resident called 911 to report seeing a man peering into her upstairs bedroom. The man fled, but police found the ladder he used leaning up against the house. The ladder ended up being stolen from a neighbor’s yard a week before the incident. In Athens, it was stolen jewelry that led to an arrest. An Athens woman is accused of using a house-cleaning job to case the residence of an elderly man and steal almost $18,000 worth of silver and jewelry. The woman was charged with theft by taking and exploitation of disabled or elder persons. A Buford woman also landed in jail after using her …