A 47-year-old woman who’d just moved into a rental house on Hendley Street near Central High School in Macon said she had a problem with her landlord in early February. She spent a weekend away from home and returned to find the place ransacked. Pretty much all of her belongings, some $10,000 worth in all, including televisions, furniture, electronics, towels, family heirloom jewelry, computers, appliances, even a soap dish, were gone. She called the police and told a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy that she had recently failed to pay her $650 rent. She said she had called her landlord because she suspected him of taking her stuff. The deputy’s report said the landlord, a man known as Q-Ball, supposedly told the woman, “I ain’t got it no more. I don’t know where it’s at. Next time pay what you owe.” Authorities were investigating.
Dispatches: On Feb. 26, a “well-dressed” woman in her mid 30s who was later described in a sheriff’s report as “a regular customer” walked into the café at the Barnes & Noble on Riverside Drive in north Macon. She hid something in a pink shopping bag and walked out without paying. Her haul? Two large containers of gummy bears. . . . A shoplifter at the Family Dollar on Napier Avenue in Macon went into the store Feb. 24 with his pant legs stuffed in his boots. He wore his khaki trousers that way to keep the merchandise he was cramming in them from falling out. The items he marched out with included socks, toothpaste and a $10 set of curtains. . . . A customer at the Citgo mart at the intersection of Pio Nono Avenue and Mercer University Drive in Macon said a man she didn’t know started to “holla” at her one night last week, a sheriff’s report said. “The male subject then became irate and threw a bottle of hot sauce at the screen of a nearby gambling machine, damaging it.”