A man went into a food mart on Montpelier Avenue Dec. 16 and stole a box of honey buns. His pilfering distracted the clerk, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s report. While the clerk was dealing with the shoplifter, another man slipped inside and stole $3,000 cash from under the counter.
On Dec. 14, someone smashed the rear window of a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle with a Budweiser bottle. The car was parked along Finneydale Drive, off Jeffersonville Road in east Macon. According to a Bibb deputy’s report, someone who lives across the street from the car’s owner told the owner that he witnessed the crime. When a deputy spoke to the neighbor, the neighbor said, “I ain’t seen nothing.”
Late one night in early November, a Bibb deputy pulled over a gray Mercedes along Harris Street, not far from Pio Nono Avenue and just north of Eisenhower Parkway. The driver, who’d been riding without his headlights on, stopped the car and took off running, leaving his two passengers behind. The passengers, both from out of town, refused to give the driver’s name. One of them, a female, “is in a relationship” with the driver, an incident report noted. She and the other passenger were jailed for obstruction.
One night in December, Bibb deputies heard a man banging on the back door of the county’s Hazel Street detention center. He reeked of alcohol, a report stated, and was trying to get in, all the while yelling, “I’m Joe Green, dammit!” The 55-year-old was told to leave repeatedly, but he kept hollering his name. He then stood in the way of a car that was trying to go by on Hazel Street. He was, in the end, allowed inside — but at the county’s main lockup on neighboring Oglethorpe Street. He was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
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