September 10, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On September 5 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Confederate Road location after a man reported that someone had entered a Ford Expedition and removed a radio and the power window switch panel. Both items were valued at $100 each.
• On August 29 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street location after a man reported that after he had allowed his brother to drive his 1987 Chevrolet Caprice, a man on Whitehall Street allegedly jumped on the hood of the vehicle and a 16-year-old female allegedly kicked the passenger side rear door of the vehicle
• On September 4 a simple assault complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a 16-year-old girl reported that after she walked out of her house to walk to a relative’s house, five other girls attacked her on the street with a metal pipe. Reports state that the complainant and two of the five girls had an altercation earlier at school that resulted in the complainant being forced to leave school. When officers arrived the five girls had left the scene and could not be located.
• On September 5 an auto theft complaint was filed at a Monticello Highway location after a man reported that someone had taken his 1996 Freightliner tractor and a 1995 East dump trailer. The man said the rig had been parked at the location the night before but when he arrived at 8 a.m. to go to work the tractor and trailer were missing.
• On September 1 Roy Starnes Jr., 22, Madison, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, threat to injure person and other offenses after he allegedly threatened to kill at least two people during an incident at a Micha Way location. According to reports, Starnes allegedly pointed a pistol at a man and threatened to kill him. He then allegedly pointed a gun at another mam and reiterated the threat. Officers recovered the weapon and discovered that it was a loaded pellet pistol that appeared similar to an automatic pistol.
• On September 1 Thomas Allen Greene, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol after an officer stopped him at an Overlook Drive location after he reported that he observed four males standing around a vehicle. The officer reported that on two occasions as he drove past he smelled burnt marijuana. The officer stopped and located a small zip lock bag on the hood of the vehicle that contained a small amount of suspected marijuana. During a search of the men, reports state, an officer detected the smell of alcohol coming from Greene. Greene tested positive on an alco-sensor and was arrested.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On September 7 a lost or mislaid property report was filed at a Bethany Road location after a woman reported that her mother’s purse was missing. The woman said that there were several credit cards, checks, two jewelry items but no cash in the purse.
• On September 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken her 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The woman said she had called her son to see if he had removed the vehicle but the son said he had not driver the car. In a separate incident report a vehicle with the same tag number and general description was discovered on fire on September 5 at 9:53 p.m. on Head Road. When a deputy arrived at the fire scene the vehicle was “fully involved” with fire.
• On September 1 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a woman reported that someone had taken 42 Xanax pills from a man’s prescription pill bottle at the residence.
• On September 7 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Trail, Buckhead location after a woman reported that her daughter had received two text messages on her phone. The messages were “I will kill you” and “come outside.” The complainant said she had also noticed a large pickup truck near the residence with two males inside. The truck left the area when a deputy arrived, reports state.
• On September 5 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road location after a woman reported that when she came home she noticed that a light in her detached garage was on and that the ignition switch and radio on a vehicle parked in the garage were in the “on” position. The woman’s husband said he had heard a voice from the area of the garage.
• On September 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a White Oak Way, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had taken an air handler he had just installed on his house, which is currently under construction.
• On September 6 a harassment complaint was filed at a Wallace Road location after a woman reported that she noticed another woman had written disparaging comments regarding her on the woman’s Facebook page.
• On September 2 a fire report was filed at a River Walk Road, Bishop location after a man reported that his tractor was on fire. The man said he was bush hogging with the tractor and noticed it started running hot. The man said he turned off the tractor and walked to his barn to let the tractor cool down when he smelled something burning. The tractor was a Kubota L2350 and was totally involved with fire.
• On August 31 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a woman reported that after she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend, the boyfriend allegedly attacked her, choking her as she was attempting to leave the residence.
The woman said as she was walking down the driveway with her belongings the man allegedly fired several shots with a pistol and pointed a pistol at the woman.
The man told authorities he had engaged in an argument but had not touched the complainant.
The man also said that his cousin had informed him that there was a rattlesnake on the driveway and requested that he shoot and kill the snake. The man said he shot the snake but never pointed the pistol at the woman.
The woman was picked up by a passing motorist and taken to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.