Down and out in PTC

Down and out in PTC


Reports from police officers on April 6 and 7 included incidents that some would not expect to occur in Peachtree City.

An April 7 report said a 30-year-old Ellenwood man was found at the entrance to the Walmart on Ga. Highway 54 West. The man was holding a sign stating that he was homeless and needed help and a job. The man told officers he had come to Peachtree City after he and his wife separated.

The man said he came to the city because he thought people here would be more generous, reports said.

While in violation of an ordinance, officers referred him to A Better Way Ministries for assistance, according to reports.

Another report involved an April 6 call from an apartment complex on Georgian Parkway where it appeared that an unknown individual may have been sleeping in the laundry room and in the gym. The individual was not initially located.

On April 7, officers observed a 26-year-old man leaning against the guardrail across from the police department on Ga. Highway 74 South.

An officer called out to the man, who identified himself, reports said. The man, a Tallapoosa resident, said he had been struggling with family and work issues. He also explained that he was attempting to get to the police department for a possible transport, according to reports.