A man was arrested on charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he and another man got into a scuffle at a Cedartown restaurant, according to police reports.
Cedartown Police Department reports state 911 received calls on May 5 from witnesses stating the men were fighting in the rear parking lot of El Nopal on West Rome Highway.
Police said in reports they arrived to find Angel Martinez, of 630 West Ave., Cedartown, on the ground in an obvious intoxicated state with several surrounding him and attempting to pat him down for weapons.
Although witnesses said Martinez had a pistol in his back pocket, Martinez told police was fighting the other man, but he was not armed. No weapon was ever found.
The other man had left the scene and could not be located, according to reports.
Martinez was arrested and charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Woman reports cell phone minutes stolen
A woman living on Fourth Street reported to police that a male acquaintance stole her cell phone minutes while at her home, according to reports.
The woman told Cedartown police the man, named James Bruce Davenport, was at her home May 3. She had just paid $60 for a phone card and, according to Verizon, someone called shortly after midnight and had her minutes transferred to another telephone, reports state.
Verizon officials identified the caller as Davenport.
Police told the woman to take out a warrant through magistrate court.
Wallets missing in separate incidents
A man reported his wallet containing thousands in cash lost May 6, according to reports.
Cedartown Police Department reports state the man told them he had the wallet when he left home. He dropped his sister off at church, went to a brother's house to help fix a car, went to Auto Zone and then back home.
He discovered his wallet missing when he was preparing to go out with his sister that night, reports said.
There was $2,700 in cash in the wallet, along with a credit card, a debit card, a residency card and a Georgia driver's license, reports said.
A man getting gas at Walmart reported his wallet stolen, according to reports. The man told police he was at the Murphy U.S.A. pumps May 5 when he put his wallet on top of the pump while pumping gas.
He noticed his wallet missing when he returned the hose to the pump.
The wallet contained his debit card, his driver's license, a military ID card, a credit card and a fishing license, reports said.
A woman living on East Gibson Street told police her wallet was stolen after she left her locked car unattended for a few minutes.
The woman said she was dashing into her home May 4 around 9:15 p.m. and left her car locked but the window cracked. When she returned, she said the purse she normally keeps under the seat was in the back seat and her wallet was missing.
Items in the wallet were a debit card, a credit card, a Social Security card and a lottery ticket worth $1,000, reports said.
A woman wanting to buy trash bags realized her wallet had been stolen, according to police.
The woman said three acquaintances had given her a ride May 3 from her new residence to her old home to help her pack. She needed trash bags so they took her to the Dollar General on North Main Street. One of those friends, George Oxenreider, went into the store with her and both began to look at movies. She left her purse in the cart while looking at movies, reports said.
According to reports, Oxenreider told the woman he would go get the trash bags and she could continue to look int he movie section. After a while, she went to find him but he wasn't anywhere in the store.
The woman took the merchandise she wanted to purchase to the counter and saw her wallet was gone.
Police reports said officers reviewed the store's video surveillance and saw a man next to the woman in the movie section sticking movies down his pants and exiting the store with an unidentifiable object in his hand.
Mailed medicine missing
A man waiting on his medication told police he believed a woman he knows took it, reports said.
Police were called to Silverthorn Way May 3 after someone called in a commotion at a home. Once there, the man told police he had confirmation his medication was mailed to that home and that he had told the resident about the mailing.
He said he asked her to leave his mail and medication in the mailbox for him to pick up. The mail was there, but the medication was not.
The woman said she didn't see any medication when she went to retrieve her mail.
A Cedartown business was burglarized and ransacked, but shop owners told police nothing appeared to be stolen, reports said.
Police responded to a burglary alarm going off May 3 at the Big H on Jefferson St. Officers said they noticed a window on the east side of the window broken.
Reports state officers called for the K-9 unit to clear the building. Once inside, officers said the entire business had been ransacked with many items broken, tossed or destroyed.
Police are reviewing video, reports said.
Daughter damages home
Police were called out to a Park Street home April 30 in a property damage incident where a woman claims her daughter vandalized her home.
Reports state they arrived and saw hot sauce sprayed all over the family room wall and television. Officers said there were also at least 20 chicken carcasses strewn about the home.
Man assault on Central Street
A man told police that three young black men jumped and beat him behind a car wash on Central Street April 29, according to reports.
Police said they responded to a 911 call and saw found the victim sitting with wounds to his head. He told them the men took his wallet with $60 and his passport in it.
He described the men as all young with one wearing a white T-shirt and the other two wearing black clothes, reports said.
Shop owner assaulted in store
A Cedartown store owner was assaulted and robbed in his store, according to Cedartown Police Department reports.
Reports state the owner of West Avenue Variety Store on North Second St. was in his shop April 28 to pick up some money and do some paperwork when two white males entered the shop. He said nothing appeared to be wrong. However, he told police that one grabbed him from behind while the other beat him and, at some point, they used pepper spray on the man.
The shop owner said $1,500 and his wallet were stolen.
He said the men left in a white Ford Ranger extended cab truck.
Woman attacked at Bee Rite
A Cedartown man faces charges after he allegedly attacked a woman waiting in her car at Bee Rite on Adamson Road, according to reports.
The woman told police she was waiting on a friend in the store April 27 around 11:05 p.m. when a man she identified Bobby Perez came to her side of car and attempted to pull her out of the car by her hair.
The relationship between the two is not listed in police reports.
The woman's friend heard her scream from inside the store, reports said.
Police went to Perez's home and found him lying on the floor intoxicated, reports said. They handcuffed him and transported him to the Polk County Jail.
Reports state he kicked out a rear passenger side window of the patrol car on the way to the jail.