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.
Dozing driver charged with DUI
A Cobb police officer arrested and charged a man with DUI after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle.
The driver was found getting some shut-eye while his car was idling at the intersection of Floyd Road and East-West Connector.
The cop, who had to maneuver around the car when the light turned green, noted the drowsy driver failed to move through several traffic signal cycles. He was charged with DUI and released March 4 from the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on a $3,520 bond.
Driver plows into guard rail, walks away from scene
A woman decided her car meant nothing to her when she ditched her SUV after crashing the vehicle into a guardrail.
According to a Cobb warrant, the woman was driving a green 2002 Honda CR-V when it struck the guard rail on Powder Springs Road just east of Hopkins Road. Powder Springs police allege the woman was seen walking away from the car with a child in tow. She was charged with driving on a suspended license, duty to report accident and failure to maintain lane.
The driver, no doubt lucky to be alive, was booked into the Cobb jail on March 8 and was released on a $3,520 bond.
When wigs fly
A bar fight in Cobb County resulted in one woman facing a simple battery charge and another suffering the humiliation of having her wig become part of the show.
A verbal altercation between two women turned violent March 8 at a bar located at 1995 Windy Hill Road in Marietta. One of the women pulled off the victim’s wig and “struck her in the face” before the brawl was interrupted by other bar patrons.
The wig snatcher was booked into the Cobb County Jail and released March 8 on a $1,320 bond.
Trigger-happy woman fires BB gun outside Walmart
Shoppers at Walmart on Barrett Parkway in Powder Springs had to not only watch out for drivers battling for prime parking spaces.
Flying bullets also became part of the shopping experience when a woman shot a BB gun outside the big box retailer. Cobb police found her around 12:20 p.m. March 23 firing the weapon towards the parking lot where employees and customers were walking.
She was charged with reckless conduct, obstruction and possession of cocaine. The gunslinger was booked into the Cobb jail and was released March 27 after posting a $6,820 bond.
Driver in crash lies about being shot to speed up police response
A man who was involved in accident found out that it’s not a good idea to lie about being shot just to get the police to cater to your needs.
The driver of a Toyota Avalon was exiting a parking lot on Veterans Memorial Highway in Mableton when he failed to yield and collided with another vehicle around 3 p.m. March 9.
According to a warrant, the driver initially called 911 to report he was involved in an accident at the location. Perhaps expecting the cops to arrive as fast as it takes to cook microwavable ramen noodles, the driver allegedly called back and said he’d been shot in the parking lot.
Of course, police arrived to find no evidence of a shooting, and the driver admitted to lying “because he needed police officers to respond faster” to his accident.
The not-to-thrilled and (most likely) irritated cops charged the driver with unlawful 911 call and failure to yield to a vehicle. He was booked into the Cobb jail and released after posting a $1,870 bond.
Drunk man goes for a stroll with gun in hand
As we’ve said before, alcohol and guns don’t mix. They especially don’t mix when you’re stumbling along a busy public roadway.
Cobb police recently arrested a man doing these three things, according to a warrant. Officers discovered the situation around 9:05 p.m. March 12 on Canton Road at Piedmont Road in East Cobb.
The man, who strongly smelled of alcohol and could “hardly stand on his own,” was observed walking across the roadway with a silver 9 mm pistol in his right hand. The inebriated pedestrian was carted off to jail.
AirBnb guest swipes TV from homeowner
A man used his privileges as an AirBnB guest at a Smyrna home to take a television from residence where he was staying.
The homeowner said the theft of the Toshiba television, valued at $600, occurred Dec. 20. He alleges a member of a party that rented the home through AirBnB is the culprit of his missing television. A warrant was issued for the alleged thief’s arrest on March 19, and jail records indicate he remains at large.
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