The Cop Shop: A weekly crime blotter

jkovac@macon.comMay 24, 2014 

A man staying at the Liberty Inn on Pio Nono Avenue visited a house off Houston Avenue May 7. It was after 2 a.m. when he left the Dixie Avenue residence with a woman named Malaysia in tow. They headed back to his motel room. When they got there, Malaysia left the room to talk on her cellphone. The man, 58, waited. She came back inside, then left again to take another call. This time when she opened the door to return, three guys rushed in and attacked the man. According to a Bibb County sheriff’s report, “while one of the males was assaulting him, the other two began flipping mattresses and rummaging through his belongings, yelling, ‘Where’s the money?’” The men, along with Malaysia, then left. All they took was a jar with about $15 worth of coins in it. A Bibb deputy went to the house on Dixie Avenue to ask about Malaysia. A woman there said Malaysia was a prostitute and wasn’t sure that was her real name.

It was going on 11 p.m. May 6 when a deputy was dispatched to a trailer at Hill-N-Dale Mobile Home Park on Thomaston Road in west Bibb County. When the deputy arrived, according to his report, a man in his 30s was holding a 37-year-old woman on the ground. Someone at the trailer informed the deputy that the woman being held down had been banging on and kicking the front door of a trailer, refusing to leave. When a man there opened up, the 37-year-old woman tried to hit him, so he grabbed hold of her until the deputy came. The deputy told the man to let the woman go and then asked her what her name was and what was going on. “(Expletive) you,” the woman told the deputy, according to his write-up. Then she went at him “aggressively, swinging her arms.” She again cussed the deputy, adding, “I hate you, come on.” When the deputy tried to handcuff her, she bit his forearm. She was charged with trespassing, obstruction and simple battery.

A man wielding what a deputy described as a “camo-colored cane” busted the windshield of a 2004 Ford Taurus. A woman told a Bibb deputy that the man, 55, had cussed her and another man, the car’s owner, at their 3373 Vineville Ave. apartment on May 5. Soon afterward, while the woman was inside, “she heard a loud noise,” the deputy’s report said. The cane-wielding man admitted whacking the windshield twice, cracking it, the report noted. He was apparently “very irate” at his neighbors, the write-up said, for “taking a white towel from his porch.” He was jailed, charged with trespassing and criminal damage to property.

It isn’t all that unusual for the arrested to become unruly on the ride to jail. Handcuffed in the back seats of patrol cars, they squirm and buck and, on occasion, try to bust out the rear windows of squad cars. Sometimes they take out their frustrations on patrol cars before they’re taken into custody. But it is rare for them to do it, as one man allegedly did after sunup in downtown Macon on May 7, naked. A tall, thin, nude 30-year-old man was collared in the 700 block of Poplar Street where, according to an incident report, he was “kicking and banging” on a deputy’s cruiser. Medics examined the man “due to his strange actions” and he was arrested for public indecency.

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

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