August 6, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On July 31 Ravi Evans, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, less than $300 after he allegedly took ownership of a $32 digital camera that a 14-year-old male had taken from Wal-Mart. According to reports the 14-year-old allegedly took the camera, fled the store and threw the camera into a car in which Evans was a passenger. Officers allegedly found the camera on Evans person after the vehicle was stopped.
• On August 2 Aundi Sims, 26, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after she allegedly cursed at a Waffle House waitress. According to reports, the waitress reported that Sims made a to-go order while she was sitting in her car in the parking lot of the restaurant. The complainant said she put Sims on hold during the call and when walked someone outside the store. Sims then allegedly confronted the waitress and allegedly called her an “old bag of bones.” She also allegedly used several racial slurs against the waitress. Sims then allegedly threatened to call Waffle House’s corporate office to complain. An officer served Sims with the citation at her Pearl Street house.
• On July 27 a larceny complaint was filed at a South Main Street retail store after a man reported that he was missing three rings with a total value of $8,400. The man said he suspected a woman who had been helping in the store had taken the rings. The complainant then checked a local pawnshop and located the rings. Officers confiscated the rings from the pawnshop and an employee at the pawnshop identified the suspect as the same woman who had pawned the rings.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On July 20 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Centennial Road location after a woman reported that her Schnauzer was running in an orchard across the street when her niece noticed that the dog yelped and stopped running. The complainant said a pellet was removed from the dog later at a vet’s office. She also said the only two people near the incident were two neighbors who were sitting on their porch at the time.
• On July 29 a battery and cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road location after a man reported that four other men had been calling and threatening him. The complainant said the nature of the calls referred to the four men beating the other man and the complainant said, using guns if necessary. The man said the four men came to his house and threatened him and kicked his dog. The man said one of the men threw a tire tool at him and damaged his hand.
• On July 27 a welfare check report was filed at a Rehoboth Road, Bostwick location after a couple reported that since a woman had moved in with another couple they had trouble reaching the woman by phone.
The woman told authorities that she was happy living with the new couple and that the previous couple had been “rude and mean” to the woman she wanted an apology.
• On August 1 Sarah Copelan Wood, 63, Decatur was arrested and charged with hit and run (failure to stop and render aid) after she allegedly collided with another vehicle on the Madison-by-pass and failed to stop at the scene. The other driver notified authorities and gave a description of Wood’s vehicle. The vehicle and Wood were found in downtown Madison.