Friday, February 1, 2013
Here's what police officers around Northeast Georgia were up against recently.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 1
Click on the links below for more info on each story > Take the beer, not my noodles: A man was caught outside a Stone Mountain-area Walmart after trying to shoplift some beer and a 12-count pack of ramen noodles. When a Gwinnett County police officer saw the items in the man’s locked vehicle in the parking lot, he gave the officer his keys and said, "Go ahead and give the beer back then." What about the noodles? Related Content: > That’s a lot of chicken wings: Two men were arrested recently for trying to steal $65,000 worth of frozen chicken wings. They intended to load 10 pallets worth of chicken into a rental truck. Did they have a big Super Bowl party planned? > Nicotine fit: A burglar had one thing on his mind when he broke into a …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Strange crime stories in Northeast Georgia, as reported by local Patch sites.
Click on the links below for more on each story 1. In these economic times, who doesn’t dream of hearing, “You’ve won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?” A Stone Mountain-area woman heard those words, but there was a catch. She was told by a male phone-caller that a camera crew was on its way with the check, and all she needed to do to prepare for the big moment was to purchase $200 in prepaid cards to cover taxes and other costs. She obliged, and was called later by the man asking for more money. The camera crew never arrived. 2. More fake sweepstakes news: A man who recently moved to Snellville after being scammed out of $20,000 in New York because he supposedly won multiple sweepstakes told police the man who tricked him keeps …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Strange crime stories in Northeast Georgia, as reported on local Patch sites.
Click on the links below for more details 1. The “person down” DeKalb County police found on a recent weekday morning ended up being a half-dressed woman who was sleeping on the ground. The police report said the 46-year-old woman was wearing only a red T-shirt and brown leather boots — no pants or underwear — when she was found in the Stone Mountain area. She didn’t wake up in a good mood, cussing out officers when they tried to cover her with a blanket; there were kids walking to school in the area. She was later placed in soft leg restraints. Disorderly conduct was just one of the charges she faced. 2. Police said they weren’t sure if it was intentional when an argument at a job site in Norcross resulted in one man hitting the other …