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Atlanta police release reports in Blake’s fight

Vance Johnson and Derrick Leggrant face charges of simple battery and felony obstruction after fighting Jan. 21 with an off-duty police officer at the gay bar Blake's on the Park, according to police reports released this evening.

Both men were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the altercation, which apparently stemmed from them trying to cut the bathroom line, police reports state.

Police leaders said yesterday that they want to investigate any allegations of police misconduct stemming from the incident. But they noted that the only criticism thus far has come from one individual who wanted to remain anonymous and had not filed an official complaint.

Meanwhile, multiple Blake's employees and patrons praised police handling of the unruly patrons who are described as "belligerent" in witness statements included with the police reports.

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Man charged in setting fire to male teen has long history of sex crimes

Joseph Raymond ZeockA man arrested and charged with setting fire to a 17-year-old male during a sexual encounter in Woodstock, Ga., has a long criminal history of sexually abusing juveniles, according to a spokesperson for the Woodstock Police Department.

Joseph Raymond Zeock, 61, was arrested in Gwinnett County in the early morning hours of July 19 after a tip came from the Woodstock Police Department. He was detained in the Gwinnett County Jail for several hours before being transferred later to the Cherokee Adult Detention Center, said Woodstock police spokesperson Brittany Duncan.

Zeock is accused of tying up a 17-year-old male, gagging him and then setting him on fire, according to police reports. The incident occurred during the overnight hours of Sunday, July 10, and Monday, July 11, at the Suburban Lodge in Woodstock.

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Woodstock police seek help in finding man who allegedly set teen on fire

Joseph Raymond Zeock

A male teen says he was set on fire after a 61-year-old man allegedly solicited him for sex, according to a news report from CBS Atlanta.

Woodstock police are seeking the public's help in finding Joseph Raymond Zeock, 61, who allegedly bound and gagged a 17-year-old male and then set the teen on fire. Zeock is wanted on charges of aggravated battery, cruelty to children, false imprisonment and solicitation of sodomy.

"The victim told police that Zeock had promised him money in return for certain acts. During one of these acts, the victim was bound, gagged and set on fire," according to CBS Atlanta.

According to an alert by the Woodstock Police issued today, "On July 12, 2011, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Woodstock Police Investigators responded to Grady Hospital in reference to a person injured. Upon arrival, Investigators met with a 17 year old male who stated that Joseph Raymond Zeock, also known as J.R., had set him on fire.

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Atlanta police arrest 50 male prostitutes in ‘Operation Summer Heat’

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner

An undercover six-day vice and narcotics operation in Midtown Atlanta that ended Sunday night resulted in the arrests of 50 male and 11 female prostitutes, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Most of the arrests occurred in the Peachtree/Cypress Street and Ponce de Leon corridors, areas known for prostitution.

“We’ve received many complaints about hustling and prostitution in these corridors,” Chief George Turner said in a statement. “We hope these arrests send a signal to the community that the APD is listening, and to lawbreakers that we are not going to tolerate this conduct.”