BOOZE BURGLARIES SOLVED
Detectives arrested a 45-year-old homeless man in connection with several burglaries at downtown bars. The man is suspected of taking $2,177 worth of liquor from Boar's Head Lounge last month, as well as $1,166 worth of liquor from Dirty Birds between Jan. 28–Feb. 1.
SAXON WOODS STANDOFF
A man was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after a standoff with police Feb. 9 on Saxon Woods Drive. The man had assaulted a woman and refused to meet or talk with officers, but eventually turned himself in without incident.
IT WAS A GOOD DAY
Officers patrolling Clarke Gardens on Feb. 8 saw a man loitering in the apartment complex. They smelled marijuana. The man let them search him, and they found an AK-47 rifle in his car. He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
EAST ATHENS DRUG STING
Responding to citizen complaints, the Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Northcrest Drive Feb. 7, seizing marijuana, a handgun, a scale and cash. One man was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and another man was arrested on outstanding warrants from Madison County. The Community Protection Division also cited the lease holder for ordinance violations.
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK
An officer stopped at a vacant Boley Drive residence Feb. 6 because he saw a car in the driveway. As he approached the residence, a man walked out the door carrying several items. The man had taken paper towels, a phone charger, pliers, a screw driver, a bass drum pedal, a record player, a turntable, a drum set, a music stand, a jewelry box and jewelry from the residence. The 52-year-old man was arrested and charged with burglary.
NOT MY MOPED
A 30-year-old Atlanta man was arrested Feb. 4 for driving a stolen moped. Police pulled him over for not stopping at a stop sign at College Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. He didn't have a license, and a check of the vehicle identification number showed the moped had been reported stolen in South Carolina.
HE MUST'VE HAD A HEADACHE
A Jackson woman was taking medicine while sitting in her car at a Commerce Road convenience store Feb. 4. A man approached her and asked her to give or sell him some of the medication. She said no. He walked away, went to a light brown or beige truck, came back and pointed a gun at her. He reached into her car and took her purse, which contained the medication, then drove away headed north on Commerce Road.
THEFTS AND BREAK-INS
• A turkey fryer, air compressor and padlock worth $360 were stolen Feb. 6 from a storage shed on Hull Road.
• A blue 2005 Yamaha Chappy scooter worth $2,000 was stolen from a Strickland Avenue residence between Jan. 31–Feb. 6.
• A Bethlehem woman put her $20,000 watch in a locker Feb. 5 at a Prince Avenue doctor's office while she had a test done. She forgot it, and the next day it was gone.
• $300 was stolen from the Al Hud Islamic Center on South Milledge Avenue Feb. 5.
• Bar stools, DVDs, videotapes, spices, jewelry, a digital converter, a cellphone, a camera, clothing, food and other items worth $1,324 were stolen Feb. 5 from a West Broad Street residence while the resident was moving out.