A west Macon woman heard banging on her roof and went upstairs to see what it was. She later told a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy that she looked outside and saw a man, her neighbor, doing something on the roof of her two-story townhouse. The woman, who lives on Mamie Carter Drive, just down from Union Elementary School, told the deputy she didn’t think anything of it at first because the neighbor’s townhouse is connected to hers. The homes have adjoining rooftops. But then the woman noticed a hole in her roof — in the same area the neighbor had been. When she reported the episode on Sept. 22, she said rainwater was leaking into her house. She said that she and her husband had “an ongoing issue” with the neighbor ever since the couple, without obtaining the proper permit, added on to their townhouse. When the addition was torn off, the woman said, it damaged the neighbor’s roof, causing a leak in his house. The woman said after she heard the banging and saw the neighbor on her roof that her husband asked the neighbor why he’d put a hole in their roof. The man, according to the deputy’s report, said it was because the couple hadn’t fixed his roof. When the deputy spoke to the neighbor, the neighbor said he’d had trouble with the couple since they were ordered to tear down their addition. The deputy asked the neighbor if he intentionally punched a hole in the couple’s roof as retaliation. “He stated that he would not admit to it,” the deputy’s write-up said, “that if he was on their side of the (roof) it was to fix something on his side.” The deputy concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the neighbor.
Dispatches: There was a report of a person “drunk and out of control” in Macon’s Lake Wildwood community. When a Bibb deputy arrived in the wee hours of Sept. 20, a 40-year-old man there reeked of alcohol “and was in the front yard being disorderly and loud. ... He had been yelling at everyone and wouldn’t allow anybody to go to sleep.” The deputy asked the man numerous times to go inside and go to bed. “At one point,” the deputy’s report said, “he agreed. However, he came back outside before I left, yelling and wanting to argue over nonsense. At this point I arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct.” . . . It was going on midnight Sept. 17. Three blocks south of Eisenhower Parkway, just east of Houston Avenue on Charles Street, a woman told the cops she was at a cookout when her former boyfriend showed up. According to a sheriff’s report, the woman, 38, said her ex, whose nickname is Sidekick, rode up on a bicycle and cussed her out. “She stated he then picked up a cinder block,” the report added, smashing the windshield and two other windows on her 2009 Mitsubishi Galant. He was gone when a deputy got there. “She stated he had done this before when they had problems,” the report said.