Police Blotter: Man Finds Reason For Big Water Bill

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Police said the owner of a house on Calhoun Avenue found why he had such a huge water bill.

It was $1,300 for one month.

The man went to the house, looked underneath, and saw that all the pipes had been stolen.

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Police got a report of an Asian man going to the area of the Community Kitchen on 11th Street and asking young homeless males if they wanted to work for him at his house.

Police were told the man, after the work was done, would drive the workers out in the country and proposition them.

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Officers checked out a call of "shots fired" at Howard High School.

A cafeteria worker at Calvin Donaldson Elementary said she got a call from a kitchen worker at Howard, who said that shots were being fired outside the cafeteria and that cafeteria workers were "taking cover."

A fellow employee overheard the call and quickly called 911.

However, when police arrived, they found no evidence of gunplay.

Kitchen workers denied making such a call.

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The assistant principal at Dalewood School said she confiscated some beads from a student, who said they illustrated his gang affiliation.

She took the youth to her office and put the beads in a drawer.

She said while she briefly got called away from the room, the youth went into the drawer and tried to retrieve the beads.

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Police checked out a report on W. Shadowlawn Drive of a white female walking up and down the road wearing a red nightgown.

The woman in the red nightie told officers she needed medical treatment at the hospital. Officers said she appeared very unsteady on her feet and unsure of where she was.

The woman said she was able to breathe fire.

She was taken to Memorial Hospital for an evaluation.

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A woman at Hamillville Court told officers her cat was hungry and needed prescription food.

She related that she had been forced to sell a house in Atlanta by her daughter and said her husband left her because he had a preference for men and for them beating him.

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An officer was assigned to run off skateboarders from under one of the bridges along Riverfront Parkway.

He said, as they departed they argued that "at least we are not out robbing folks and such."

Officer Benny Eugene Condra surmised, "Skateboarders are less hazardous to society's health than getting peoples' money at gunpoint. Police believe they (the skateboarders) have a valid point."



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