Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Jesse Walker Law Enforcement

On Jan. 7 a lost or misplaced items complaint was filed at a Seoned St., Bishop residence. According to reports, a woman said she had several items stored in a black purse in her bedroom that were now missing. The complainant said the items include driver’s license, a Social Security card, $20 cash, a pack of Newport non-menthol cigarettes and several containers of medicine that include Keppra, Synthroid, Prozac, Adderall, Lamictal, Vistaril, Trazadone, Risperdal, birth control pills and an inhaler. The total value of the items is $176. The woman would not speculate if someone in the house may have taken the items but said she needed a police report to show her doctor so she could replace the medications.

On Jan. 5 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bethany Church Road residence. According to reports, a man showed a deputy where someone had apparently shot the rear quarter panel of the complainant’s 2005 Infiniti ZX56 with a pellet gun.

On Jan. 5 a welfare report was filed at a Ruark Road, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a deputy was called to the residence after an anonymous caller called dispatch and alleged that a man who lived at the residence had called her and demanded that he take care of her daughter and that he had taken 39 Tylenol pills in an effort to kill himself. Deputies arrived, along with emergency services, at the residence and announced their presence at the door. They then searched for an alternative way into the house. Finding none and observing a Tylenol pill and an empty bottle on the front porch, they breached the front door by kicking at the lock. There was no one in the residence. Deputies left a business card and left the residence. Approximately 25 minutes after the deputies left, the residence owner contacted dispatch requesting to speak to someone regarding replacing his damaged door. A deputy reported that he explained several times to the man the circumstances for the door being breached but the man continued to argue. He was advised to come by the sheriff’s office on Monday regarding repairs to the door.

On Jan. 5 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Reese Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she was contacted via phone by a man with a heavy accent who told her he was a representative of Wells Fargo and that someone was attempting to make a large cash withdrawal from her checking account. The man told the victim that he needed to “verify” that she was the account holder and that he would send a text message with a code to give him. The woman said she received the text code and gave it to the man and he hung up. Later, when she checked her account she realized that a 0.01 transaction had been made followed by a $1,761 withdrawal, leaving .66 in her account. A few days later the complainant said she received a voice message from a woman who said she was in the complainant’s driveway to speak to her about the Wells Fargo incident but could not enter because of a locked gate. The voice message said the woman was from “county services.” The complainant said she had not contacted anyone from the county regarding the incident. Wells Fargo advised the complainant that it does not send employees to a person’s residence.

On Jan. 4 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said his daughter was going through a divorce with her estranged husband. The man said before officers arrived he had a physical confrontation with the estranged husband. The man said he wanted the man banned from his property. A criminal trespass was served to the man.

On Jan. 4 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Fairplay St., Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his 2000 GMC Yukon and took a black vape machine and a  bottle of Curve cologne. He estimated the value of the vape machine at $160 and the cologne at $70.

On Jan. 4 a harassment complaint was filed at a Swords Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a neighbor had used his truck to block her son while the son was racing a four wheeler.

On Jan. 3 a dispute complaint was filed at a Shakerag Road residence. According to reports, a landlord called deputies to be present during the final inspection of a rental property. During the inspection, while the renters waited in the yard, a deputy noted that there were numerous damaged places in the house including damage to floors, walls and cabinets. The residence was also not clean and trash items were in the yard.

On Jan. 2 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Shadyside Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had damaged the door handle on her shed in an attempt to break into the shed. She estimated damage to the door handle at $15 and stated that nothing appeared to be missing.

On Jan. 2 a theft by taking and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone took his 2006 Ford Super Duty Ranch King 4X4 crew cab diesel truck. The truck is valued at $18,000 and has a black bed cover and chrome step bars.

The truck was taken sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 1 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 2.

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