This is a roundup of recent crimes of note in Cobb County. It is based on arrest warrants, police reports and jail records. At this point, these are allegations by law enforcement.
Codeine cough syrup in a lunch box and a sore cop
Two men were arrested after officers claim they found them in a car off Bells Ferry Road in Kennesaw with four bottles of cough syrup with codeine in a lunch box along with six grams of marijuana.
A warrant from the April 30 incident said that while being loaded into a patrol vehicle, one of the men kicked an officer in the groin and chest.
The suspect was not arrested on battery or assault charges but instead arrested on an obstruction of justice charge.
The warrant did not say why the officer stopped the vehicle.
A very Denver dessert
A Cobb County man was arrested after officers allegedly found him with 487 grams of marijuana, eight jars of THC oil, a brownie “infused with THC” and a gun, according to a warrant.
Police searched inside the Marietta apartment May 3 and said they found the marijuana was split between 19 separate bags for individual sale.
One Waffle House breakfast, hold the shattered glass
Police say a man ruined some diners’ meal at a Waffle House early one morning.
The Woodstock man walked into the 1440 George Busbee Parkway eatery about 3 a.m. April 30 and “began trying to fight patrons,” according to a Cobb police warrant.
He was told to leave, and he did. But then the man began punching a window outside the business. After a couple of minutes, the glass shattered.
The restaurant was closed until it could have the window repaired.
“Martial artist” missing tip of thumb found with a Tupperware of meth
A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado crashed at Ben Hill Road and Old Douglasville Road in Lithia Springs early on April 30.
About 5:30 a.m., an officer saw the driver and front-seat passenger run out of the car and found a Powder Springs man in the back seat.
According to the warrant, there was also a “large amount of of a crystal substance in a Tupperware bowl” with him. It tested positive for methamphetamine.
The cop also found a hypodermic needle and two black scales.
The officer wrote in the warrant that he told the man from the back seat multiple times to get on the ground but that the man refused.
Backup arrived and the cop finally detained the man, who later told the officer they were lucky not to put their hands on him because he “was a martial artist,” according to the warrant.
The man spent just under 4½ hours in Cobb jail, where records show that he was described as missing the tip of his thumb.
Ex-McDonald’s employee chucks “wet floor” sign at customer, hitting her
A Sandy Springs woman was apparently not “lovin’ it” when she injured a customer at a McDonald’s where she formerly worked on May 2, according to a Cobb warrant.
The former employee wouldn’t leave when asked to do so by the manager.
The woman went behind the counter and headed for the business office, police say.
The woman was being removed from the store by another employee when she picked up a yellow “wet floor” sign and threw it about 15 feet.
The sign hit a Marietta woman, who was a customer in the restaurant, in the chest and cut her left hand in two places.
The former McDonald’s employee spent 40 minutes in Cobb jail before paying a bond of $2,970.
Argument in woods behind Citgo ends with shovel in face
Two men were arguing by a parked car in the woods behind a Citgo in Mableton on April 30 when one man pulled out a knife, according to a warrant.
Cops say the other man was able to wrestle the knife away and tossed it.
The man who pulled the knife then got a small trench shovel from a vehicle and swung it at the other man.
The would-be victim grabbed the shovel mid-swing and wrenched it away, causing the shovel head to separate from the handle, according to the warrant.
The accused man then hit the other man in the face, causing his left ear to split and his face to discolor.
They stopped fighting and waited for police to arrive. It’s unknown how police were alerted to the fight, but the warrant states that a witness was on the scene.
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