Zone 6 – Man knocked out after on-court argumentAn Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia commons
Here are the crime reports for Zone 6 neighborhoods in our area, which includes Kirkwood. These reports are provided by Atlanta Police and are presumed to be accurate.
On March 3 police responded to a call at 1530 Woodbine Avenue at Coan Park. A man told police that he was playing basketball at the recreation center when eight men jumped him after they argued about a call. One of the men picked up a chair and hit him in the back. The victim started to fight back and the other men jumped in. One of the men kicked him in the face, knocking him unconscious for several minutes.
On March 4, police stopped a car near 200 Maynard Terrace SE. During the stop, the suspect refused to get out of the vehicle when the officer ordered him to do so. The officer called for backup. Three officers tried to get the man out of the car, and used pepper spray on him. The suspect put the vehicle in drive and drove away. The officer injured his wrist during the incident. Police say the man’s name is Cornelius Linton Hudson and he was driving a silver car with the tag No. AZF6919
On March 6, police responded to a call about a burglary at a liquor store at 1621 Memorial Drive. Someone made a hole in the rear wall, 3 feet by 3 feet. Among the items reported stolen: Cash, a TV, “many alcoholic beverages” and “many cigarettes.”
On March 5, police responded to a report of a robbery at 1245 Glenwood Avenue. The victim told police that two men approached him. One of them had a black revolver. They went through his pockets and took his cell phone and debit cards. Suspect No. 1 is described as a black man wearing a dark hoodie and a black beanie cap, 6 feet 2 inches tall and in his mid-30’s. His front tooth is missing, police say. The second suspect is a black man, 5 feet 6 inches tall, in his 20’s and was wearing a dark hoodie.
On March 4, police responded to a call at 411 Flat Shoals Avenue. The victim said he saw a young man trying to take one of his leaf blowers in the back of his car. The victim yelled, “What the F&%! are you doing?” A second suspect screamed, “Bro, bro, bro” at the first suspect. The victim said he reached into his pants to get out his cell phone. It scared the two men. The victim believes the suspects thought he was reaching for a gun. The first suspect dropped the leaf blower on the ground, and the two men sped away in a gray Lexus ES300. He saw the men getting on the I-20 west bound entrance ramp from Moreland Avenue.
On March 6, police visited 36 Moreland Avenue after someone called them about a robbery. The victim said he got a personal phone number from a taxi cab driver so he could ride with her again. He called her for a ride home from work and she arrived with four other men in the cab. In a later interview, he told investigators that the taxi cab driver offered to give him a deal on a car if he used her taxi again. After she picked him up, the taxi went somewhere so the men in her cab could buy marijuana. They bought marijuana and smoked it, but the victim says he refused to smoke with them. They later robbed him at gunpoint and took the money he had to purchase the car. They also went to an ATM and withdrew $40. The report does not say how much money he had with him to purchase the car.