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.
Window problem turns into crystal problem
A K-9 officer allegedly found four pounds of crystal methamphetamine in a Marietta man’s vehicle last week.
A warrant from a state trooper says they pulled the man over on I-75 near Canton Road about 9 p.m. on May 29 for a window tint violation.
The warrant didn’t say what led the cop to have the dog sniff the car.
The man was in jail eight days later without bond on his felony drug charge and violation of probation count, records indicated.
Couple of creeps at Cumberland Mall and Kohl’s
A Smyrna man at Cumberland Mall and a Marietta man at Kohl’s on East West Connector are both separately accused of fondling themselves on May 25.
The Smyrna man allegedly exposed himself and was “masturbating while driving in a motor vehicle on Cumberland Mall property,” according to the warrant.
He bonded out of Cobb jail for $2,970 the next day, records show.
The Marietta man allegedly walked around the Kohl’s for 10 minutes fondling himself and then again for 15 minutes.
Records show he bonded out of jail the next day for $4,620.
‘You can’t handle the truth!’
An argument over a movie led to a patio chair being thrown into the window of a Vinings home.
Cobb police described the situation as domestic violence in its May 29 warrant.
It seems the fight started “over a comment made by the victim about an actor in a movie,” the warrant said. When the woman who made the comment tried to leave, the attacker held her down.
Later on, the attacker threw a basket at the woman’s head and then chucked the patio chair into the bedroom window.
Police never said which movie started the disagreement.
Two dogs, too hot
A pair of malnourished dogs missing most of their hair were recently found in a 120-degree trailer in Acworth, according to a police warrant.
The warrant doesn’t indicate how police found out about the dogs.
But cops found them on May 24, when the temperature outside was 85 degrees but sweltering inside the camper-type trailer. The dogs had no food nor water.
The camper window vents were covered with duct tape, blocking proper air flow, the warrant said.
Cobb jail records show a woman charged with animal cruelty bonded out for $2,420 on May 27.
Elbow oh no
An Austell man’s arrest at his home left a Cobb cop shot in the elbow.
The warrant doesn’t say why police were at his home, but he was hiding in the shower and he allegedly wasn’t cooperating.
Again, for an unknown reason, he tried to grab the officer’s gun and because the cop “was unable to holster his weapon” during the struggle “he unintentionally discharged his weapon.”
The shot hit the cop’s right elbow.
The suspect in jail 12 days later without bond on an obstruction charge, records showed.
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