— Provided by Capt. Steve Rose
Editor’s note: Due to early holiday deadlines, the Neighbor did not get the Atlanta Police Department’s report in time for this week’s edition. Briefs from that report should appear in the Jan. 8 edition.
o FRIENDS OR FOES: At the 5500 block of Northside Drive Dec. 17, a man who appeared to be intoxicated and who had a shoulder and wrist injury called the police around 1:30 a.m. He told officers he was driving a car with his friends when they stopped. He got out of the car on a bridge and his friends threw him off the bridge and drove off in his car. The man fell some 12 feet and broke his wrist. His black 2014 Ford Fusion was taken. The victim was taken to the hospital.
o BAD FOR BUSINESS: At the Taco Bell at 6560 Roswell Road Dec. 14, the manager arrived to work at 4:15 a.m. and found his internal cameras were sprayed with black spray-paint. A total of $375 is missing from three cash registers in the store. There was no forced entry. The manager received a call hours earlier, just before 1 a.m., from a female employee who said she was angry and was quitting and would not be closing up the store.
o GRANNY SCAMMED: At the 5000 block of Riverview Road Dec. 18, an 86-year-old woman reported she was contacted by phone from someone she assumed was her nephew. She said at first she didn’t think so, but she asked him questions only he would know and apparently he answered them correctly. He told her he was in Mexico and in a cab that was stopped by the police and then the cabbie had had marijuana in the car so all of the occupants went to jail. He said he needed $1,377 wired via Western Union to a phone number. He said for her to ask for Rick Farley, who was handling the bail money. She went to a nearby Publix store and wired the funds. She returned and called Rick Farley and gave him the necessary information and waited on her nephew’s call. When the call never came, she contacted her nephew by his phone number and found he was never in Mexico and she had apparently been scammed.
o WAIT FOR IT: At 8060 Roswell Road Dec. 19, an employee of the Nigerian Consulate reported a woman, described as a co-worker, became upset with him because he was helping other people in the office. She hit him on his chest and scratched his wrist. He said this happened Dec. 3 but waited until the 19th to report it because he hoped his employer would take care of it.
o LOVEBIRDS: At the 100 block of Granville Court Dec. 15, police officers were called to a “person screaming” call at an apartment. A woman said she got angry with her boyfriend because he wasn’t going to spend the night with her. She pushed him and he hit her with an open hand in the face. She told him she was angry he hit her. He said, “Do you want me to hit you again?” She said, “Yes.” So he hit her again. Neither wanted to pursue charges.
The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.