On Dec. 11, a forgery complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said a woman he had befriended on Facebook told him her father was dying and she needed assistance paying bills. The complainant said the woman sent him three checks totaling more than $4,000. The woman told the man to take the checks, cash them and then purchase gift cards and give her the gift card information. The man said his bank told him all three checks were fraudulent. The man said now the woman is harassing him on Facebook because he won’t give her the gift card information she requested.
On Dec. 13, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Coach and Buggy Car Wash, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she had received complaints from customers regarding vacuum hoses at the car wash. The woman said she examined the vacuums and found that someone had removed collection containers from six of the vacuum cleaners. Video surveillance was able to identify a suspect, his vehicle and tag number.
On Dec. 8, a damage of public utility complaint was filed at a Larkmartin St. residence. According to reports, officers were called to the residence after utility workers had shut the water off but learned that the water had been turned back on. Workers then placed a lock on the meter but, reports state, the lock was cut off and the water was turned back on. An officer contacted the homeowner who had made a payment to get his service current and admitted that he had cut off the lock.
On Dec. 7, a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at an East Jefferson St. residence. According to reports, an officer was called to the area regarding a small dog with a wire around its neck. Reports state when the officer arrived, he located a small brown dog with a shoe string around its neck but also with a gaping wound approximately an inch wide around the entirety of its neck. The officer captured the dog and transported it to Main Street Vet for treatment. Reports state that the office was familiar with the dog’s owners and contacted the owners to tell him Madison Animal Control was investigating the incident.
On Dec. 11, Angeline Annette Whaley, 39, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with theft of lost or mislaid property. According to reports, a woman said while she was shopping at Walmart she placed her pocketbook on a shelf to retrieve an item on top of the shelving. The woman said she realized she did not have her pocket book when she tried to check out. The woman said she back tracked her steps but could not find the purse. Three checks, $60, a license and two debit cards were in the pocket book. An officer reviewed video of the store at the time of the incident and allegedly captured an image of Whaley placing the pocketbook under a Walmart bag and then leaving the store in a silver Dodge Intrepid. The image of Whaley was placed on Facebook and a deputy sheriff informed Madison Police that the woman in the image was Whaley and that she was his neighbor. Deputies arrived at Whaley’s Rutledge residence and located $60 in Whaley’s pocketbook, the three checks in the trash can and the complainant’s purse under her bed.
On Dec. 11, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that someone entered the truck stop while his truck was unattended and removed 100 gallons of diesel fuel from the truck. The man said two days earlier, he had pumped 86 gallons valued at $256.96 into the tank.
On Dec. 6, Ricky Evans, 31, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, an off duty officer allegedly observed Evans at Walmart and had knowledge that there were arrest warrants for Evans. Officers responded to Walmart and, reports state, when they attempted to detain Evans, he fled behind the store. An officer then observed Evans run across Eatonton Road and then into the woods. The officer was able to catch up to Evans and threatened to tazz him if he did not stop running. Evans then laid down on the ground, reports state.