The Cop Shop: A weekly crime blotter

April 5, 2014 

The Fair Street women had battled before. Their most recent run-in happened shortly before sunup March 18. A Bibb County deputy was dispatched to a “fight in progress” at the apartments where the women, 54 and 76, live. The younger lady said the older one had been banging on her door with a cane, accusing her of breaking into her apartment. When the 54-year-old stepped outside, she said the neighbor “began striking her with the cane,” the deputy’s write-up said. The older woman claimed the 54-year-old had stolen her shoes and clothes. When the two started fussing again, they were cited for disorderly conduct.

A teenager accused of stealing a bag of Doritos berated deputies when they handcuffed him at a Napier Avenue food mart. “Look at this dirty ... cop (messing) with me,” the 19-year-old hollered. When he got to jail, according to a report of the March 21 incident, the young man cussed out a deputy: “You just wanted to (mess) up a good college student’s record.” The suspect then tried to spit on a jailer and challenged another one to a fight.

Someone scratched a cuss word on the hood of an ’07 Ford Mustang convertible. It was parked in a woman’s driveway on Greenbriar Road. On March 18, its owner told a Bibb deputy that the car is sometimes driven by her 18-year-old son, and that the culprit was probably “one of the many girls that her son is dating.”

A man who lives on Tucker Road called the law March 18 about a possible trespasser. The man, 51, told a Bibb deputy he planned to set up a video camera to catch someone who’d apparently been sneaking onto his porch. The man said that for the past couple of days he would return home from work and find empty beer cans on his porch. The deputy, in his report, noted that the man said it was odd because “his friends do not drink that type of beer.”

About 12:30 a.m. on March 13, a green Plymouth Voyager smashed into a power pole at the intersection of First and Pine streets in downtown Macon. The van’s air bags had popped out, but the driver, according to a Bibb deputy’s write-up, kept going. The Voyager was soon pulled over. Deputies noted that there was a crack pipe inside that belonged to the driver, a 60-year-old man, whose eyes were “glassy.” A deputy repeatedly asked him when he’d last smoked crack. After being asked four or five times, the driver mumbled, “Not long ago.” He was jailed on DUI and other charges.

Two women were hauled to jail from the Pio Nono Avenue Kroger on March 17 for allegedly stuffing Febreze air fresheners, some hair products and a $9 deli chicken into a purse. One of the suspects was accused of saying she was “gonna beat” the clerk who caught them. ... On March 16, someone is thought to have hidden in a closet at Greater Overcoming Church of God on Third Street when the place was closed for the day. A keyboard and an amplifier later turned up missing. ... On March 20, two women left an eastside Waffle House without paying for their $7.50 meals. Another customer paid their tab. ... The same day, a Macon woman reported leaving her wallet, with $1,300 in it, on the back of her car and later driving away from a business on Allen Road.

Note to midstate law enforcement agencies: Email incident reports of humorous, unusual and flat-out bizarre crimes or situations that your officers encounter to jkovac@macon.com.

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