October 22, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On October 15 a larceny from an auto complaint was filed at a Larkmartin Street location after a woman reported that someone entered her unlocked Ford Explorer and removed a brown purse from the passenger’s side front seat. The purse contained $90 in cash, several Social Security cards, car keys and food stamps.
• On October 4 a larceny from a mailbox and forged check complaint was filed at a Skyline Drive location after a woman reported that she had placed three envelopes with checks in a mailbox. The envelopes contained bills the woman was paying. The complainant received a call that someone had found the envelopes on Atlanta Highway. The woman said one check for $77 had been removed from the envelope. She later discovered that someone had changed the amount of the check to $565.46 and that the check had been cashed at a Wal-Mart in Union, South Carolina.
• On October 14 a forgery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a man reported that someone had entered the store and paid for two Mountain Dew sodas with a counterfeit $20 bill.
• On October 15 a burglary and damage to property complaint was filed at a Town Walk Circle location after a man reported that someone had damaged the rear door of a vacant house and entered another house through a window and removed a toilet, sink and mirror. Estimated cost of the stolen items is $1,000.
• On October 14 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a woman reported that someone had entered her locked F-150 pickup truck and removed a Garmin GPS system and two LCD projectors.
• On October 13 Dennis Ray Stewart, 44, Jefferson was arrested and charged with interference with a business and drunkenness after he allegedly confronted a customer in front of an Eatonton convenience store. According to reports Stewart told authorities that the customer had allegedly called him a name and that he followed the customer into the store to confront him and demand an apology. The customer said Stewart had accosted him at the front of the store and after an argument the customer went back to his vehicle.
Stewart told authorities he had drank a fifth of alcohol the night before the incident and had consumed some beer the day of the incident. He also told authorities that he had invited the customer to walk to the rear of the store to “settle” the matter.
• On October 9 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Vine Street location after a woman reported that her 15-year-old son continued to misbehave, was disrespectful, threatened to smash her car windows and stayed away from home sometime until 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. in the morning. She also said the teen had been suspended from school for allegedly cursing out an in school suspension teacher.
• On October 8 a theft of taking complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant after a woman reported that an assistant manager made a deposit of $897 when the records show that the deposit should have been $1,197. The woman said she confronted the assistant manager regarding the matter and the manager said she would refund the difference and go home and check and see if the money was in her pants pockets. The assistant manager was terminated.
• On October 14 a harassing communication complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that after she had been dismissed from court regarding a settlement with her ex-husband, the ex-husband called her and told her “he would see her dead before he paid her a dime.” The complainant said the ex-husband was not in court during the proceedings but that his new wife was present. Officers contacted the ex-husband, who was preparing to be deployed, and he denied contacting the complainant.
• On October 18 Shaun Timothy Shepherd, 18, Madison was arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol after an officer noticed a gray and black Chevrolet Suburban parked in a ditch off Highland Avenue. According to reports Shepherd and two 15-year-old girls and two 15-year-old males where in the vehicle. Officers also confiscated two cans of beer from the vehicle.
• On October 15 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had used her checking account number to forge a $2,100 check. The woman noticed the forgery as she was reviewing her account on-line.
• On October 16 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed approximately $10 worth of copper tubing.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On October 17 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Bostwick highway location after a man reported that his ex-girlfriend had been texting and calling him approximately 13 times. The complainant said the ex-girlfriend accused him of possessing a nude photograph of her and she wanted it returned. The complainant said he did not possess the photograph and asked her to quit texting and calling.
• On September 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a Chilton Woods Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that someone had forced entry into his residence by kicking in a back door.
• On October 15 a forgery complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had taken a check he had written to a credit card company, used the routing and the check number from the check and fraudulently cashed a $414.59 check at a Wal Mart in Senca, South Carolina.
• On October 18, Leon Banks, 26, no home address given, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after deputies operating a road block at the intersection of Pierce Dairy and Aqua Roads stopped a vehicle in which Banks was a passenger. Following the stop, reports state, officers located a pack of Marlboro cigarettes with 32 partially smoked marijuana cigarettes. Banks also told officers he had a small bag of suspected marijuana in his underwear. The bag was retrieved and Banks was arrested.
• On October 15 an animal complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge location after a woman reported that two large black dogs had come into her yard. After deputies arrived they located some juveniles who claimed ownership of the dogs and the dogs were secured.
• On October 8 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman said her husband came home, locked their 10-year-old son in a closet, kicked down a bedroom door and removed the couple’s 18-month-old child from the house. The husband said he came home from work and found his 10-year-old playing video games instead of being at school. He offered to take the child to school, he said, and the complainant allegedly yelled at him and took the 18-month-old child into a bedroom and locked the door. The complainant said he waited several hours to get clean clothes and then kicked down the door, showered and took the children to his mother’s house.
• On October 2 a theft of property complaint was filed at Morgan County Middle School after a woman reported that when she went to get her phone from her room it was missing.
• On October 6 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Broughton Trail, Newborn location after a man reported that another man had cut down a tree on his property and left the tree,
• On October 5 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Indian Creek Road location after a man reported that someone had removed two “Stop the Landfill” signs from his driveway.