August 27, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On August 19 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a woman reported that another woman had been attempting to call the complainant. The report states that the complainant had a temporary protective order filed against the woman but despite the order the woman continued to call.
• On August 22 Gregory Emanuel Terrell, 24, Covington, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly took a 36-pack of beer from an Eatonton Road convenience store without paying. An officer, reports state, confronted Terrell in the parking lot of the store. Terrell could not produce a receipt for the item and a clerk in the store said she did not cash Terrell out because Terrell did not have proper identification. While enroute to the Morgan County Detention Center an officer learned that Terrell also had outstanding warrants against him from Newton County.
• On August 21 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone entered his apartment and removed six $100 bills from his bedroom. The complainant reported that the back door to his apartment was ajar when he came home. The complainant said he had not set the dead bolt before he left the apartment.
• On August 19 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had entered a trailer and removed three pallets of wood.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On August 11 a dispute complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road location after a woman reported that a man known to her came to her residence and shouted obscenities at her in the presence of her 8-month-old daughter. The woman reported that the man also allegedly held the child and continued to shout obscenities at the complainant.
• On August 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a woman reported that a man known to her returned to her residence after being told to go away. The woman said the man continued to harass her by calling her at work. The complainant said she had paid for a room at a motel for the man to get him out of her residence. The woman said the man last week was hitting himself on the head with beer bottles and cutting his wrist. The woman said two of the man’s relatives are also contacting her.
• On August 16 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location after a woman reported that she noticed pry marks on the frame of her rear door. The woman’s husband replaced the lock and the woman reported that she did not notice anything missing. The complainant said she had noticed a white passenger car cruising the Lower Apalachee Road area.
• On August 16 a complaint was filed at an Apalachee Wood Trail, Buckhead location after a woman reported that she had paid a man $12,000 to construct a retaining wall but the man had not paid a subcontractor or completed any of the work. A subcontractor on the site said one day in June the man had climbed a ladder onto the back porch of the residence and entered the residence. The woman said she had not noticed anything missing.
• On August 14 a check forgery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that a man living with her had take 23 checks from her and had written checks without her permission totaling $4,759.01. A warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest.
• On August 21 a lost or stolen cell phone complaint was filed at Morgan County High School after a student reported that he had placed his phone in a bundle of clothes during weight training class. The complaint said soon after that his girlfriend began receiving obscene text messages from the missing phone. The student said he suspected another student in the theft but when officers attempted to speak to the suspect student the student’s mother would not give consent for an interview.
• On August 23 Phillip Martin Balmes, 52, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and no proof of insurance after a deputy stopped Balmes while Balmes was riding a motorcycle on Parks Mill Road. After the stop, reports state, Balmes allegedly became belligerent. Deputies learned that there was an outstanding warrant for Balmes’ arrest. Prior to his arrest, reports state, Balmes threw his helmet to the ground and yelled obscenities. He then produce a Glock handgun from his waistband, reports state, and gave it to a deputy. While enroute to the Morgan County Detention Center Balmes allegedly made disparaging remarks regarding a Morgan County Magistrate Judge and “expressed his disgust with the laws of the state.” He also allegedly threatened to kill the two deputies involved with his arrest and allegedly said, “I should have shot them when I had the chance.” Following the arrest and based on the alleged threats, warrants for four counts of terroristic threats was issued against Balmes.
• On August 21 a burglary complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location after a woman reported that someone had torn down a bar wire fence that had recently been constructed on the property.
• On August 22 a burglary complaint was filed at a Fears Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that he had moved out of a house because he believed it was going to be foreclosed. The man said he left some items in the house and when he returned he noticed that someone had entered the house and removed the items. A deputy noticed spent firecrackers by the fireplace and on the outside of the house.