There had been complaints about the apartment -- possible “drug activity.” On Feb. 12, a Bibb County deputy was sent to check the place again. Through a window at the Tindall Heights residence on Plant Street, the deputy saw two women dancing. He smelled marijuana. He knocked on the door and was let inside. The head of the household, a 19-year-old woman, was asked why the place smelled like burned weed. “(She) shrugged her shoulders and stated she didn’t know why,” the deputy’s report said. Then “a loud crashing sound” came from the back of the apartment. There were four other people inside. On a bed were a pair of flip-flops and a window screen. “I peered out the window and saw a male running westbound through the complex ... only appearing to be wearing boxers,” the deputy’s report noted, adding that the “temperature was 21 degrees.” The head of the house said she didn’t know who all had been there, that she had been busy in her bedroom “entertaining” a man and woman. Everyone there was cited for being present in a dive.
At a 1 a.m. domestic dispute at an apartment on Northside Drive, a Macon woman said her 24-year-old son “got drunk to the point that he threw up,” a Feb. 18 Bibb sheriff’s report said. When the woman “told him to clean up his vomit, (the son) got irate with her.” The deputy tried to mediate, but the son kept talking over him, “which slowed our progress in resolving the issue.” An hour later, the deputy was sent back to the apartment and the son was jailed for obstruction.
Someone stole a 65-inch Vizio television from the Zebulon Road Wal-Mart on Feb. 5. Bibb sheriff’s deputies tracked the suspect to a Northside Drive apartment. A 31-year-old man was inside lying on a bed. He looked like the man deputies saw in Wal-Mart security footage. “The jacket the suspect was wearing in the video was located on the floor,” an incident report stated. The man was taken to Wal-Mart, where a store employee identified him as the thief. The suspect, charged with felony shoplifting, reportedly said, “Yeah, I was involved. I didn’t do it, but I was here and I know who did it. But I ain’t going to tell you. I got to abide by the code.”
Dispatches: On Wednesday night, before a 22-year-old man went into the M&M Food Mart on Montpelier Avenue, he unholstered his Glock 17 pistol and laid it somewhere nearby. When he returned, the gun was gone. ... Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry, in a Thursday message that made the rounds on Facebook, warned Watkinsville-area locals of treacherous weather: “If you need milk and bread, go buy all the store has on the shelves. Yankees are watching and we have to live up to their expectations. If you intend to drive the speed limit on ice-covered roads, please go out and run your car into a tree now instead of waiting to do it AFTER it snows and my deputies have to stand in the ice to work your crash. NO, I don’t know if school is closed, and if you don’t work for me I don’t know if you have to go to work.” ... At 4 a.m. on Feb. 8, a 21-year-old woman on Lyons Street in Macon reported being hit in the head by another young woman with a meat tenderizer. ... A woman on Ell Street in Macon reported being knocked unconscious but did not see “who or what had hit her,” according to a Feb. 4 sheriff’s report. The woman, 36, said she had a run-in with another woman in the days prior, but didn’t know her name, just that she went by the nickname “Fat Back.”
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