Taxicab Confessions 

A cab driver was parked in line at a hotel downtown when another taxi attempted to cut in line, prompting another driver to get upset.

The complainant said when he confronted the line cutter that the man told him “you don’t know who you’re f*#%ing with,” and that he would “blow them away.” The cab driver was worried for his safety and told a security guard to call the police. The security guard said that they couldn’t call the police and if they did, they’d have to ban him from the property. A witness corroborated the complainant’s story.

• A woman called police to tell them another woman showed up at her residence looking for her husband. The complainant stated the woman was “hollering and screaming” that she knew where her husband was and who he was with. According to the report, the suspect had a 12–year old in the car. She also said the suspect does not live in the area, but found a way to enter the gated community.

• An officer responded to a call at Fahm and West Oglethorpe. He discovered a young man in a car having a diabetic episode. The person who called the police said the young man was urinating outside his vehicle. EMS responded and checked the man. They found his blood sugar extremely low. He was transported to the hospital.

• A vehicle caught the attention of officers when it traveled at the very edge of a lane of traffic, then swerving to the right, crossing the double yellow line into the oncoming lane and then drifting back into the right lane. The driver explained that he had taken his friend downtown to celebrate his 21st birthday. His eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. There was also a strong odor of alcohol. After asking several times for the driver’s license, the officer asked if the driver had been drinking. He stated he’d had one beer. He then told the officer he would submit to a field sobriety test. He failed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test and also missed five of eight points during Walk and Turn test, including an improper turn that became a “modified spin.” During the One Leg Stand portion, the driver became agitated and attempted to start a verbal argument with another officer. The portable breathalyzer test returned a BAC of .163 grams. The second officer ensured that the passenger had a ride home. The driver’s vehicle was secured and he was transported to Precinct 2 for the state breath test, which returned higher results than the portable test. He was transported to CCDC after being arrested for DUI.

• Police received a report of a larceny. Dispatch advised the reporting officer that the complainant suspected her ex–roommate of stealing some collectible figurines. On the scene, the woman told police that she had moved out of the residence a few months ago, but had left behind some furniture and other belongings. She said that a man had moved into the house after she left. She stated that among the items left at the residence was a collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia including about 20 items in total. The woman said that when she moved back into the residence, the collection was gone along with three casserole dishes. She told police that the man who moved into the house has a substance abuse problem, including alcohol and possibly crack cocaine. The roommate in question was not at the residence while police were there. The woman was given a CRN and told how to get a copy of the report.



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