August 26, 2010
Madison Police Department
• On August 19 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Main Street location after a woman reported that someone had used her credit card information to obtain take-out food at a Madison restaurant. An employee at the restaurant identified a male who ordered the food and two females who retrieved the food as well as the female who signed the credit card receipt. The complainant said someone had stolen mail from her mailbox earlier and that her credit card information was in the stolen mail. The food order was $59.
• On August 20 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Jefferson Street location after a man reported that someone had broken the passenger side window of his 1992 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck.
• On August 15 a larceny from an auto complaint was filed at a Penor Street location after a man reported that someone had removed $4 and an IPod Touch from his 1999 Honda Accord. The man told authorities the car was unlocked and the windows had been rolled down.
• On August 12 a counterfeit money complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road pharmacy after a woman reported that sometime between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. someone had purchased items at the store with a counterfeit $100 bill. Reports state that the store’s bank caught the bill when a deposit was made.
• On August 9 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road laundry after a woman reported that someone had broken into 16 commercial dryers, one commercial washer and a change machine.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Department
• On August 20 a 12-year-old student at Morgan County Middle School was arrested and charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer after he allegedly refused commands by the officer regarding his behavior in the office. According to reports, the student allegedly threw items at the office during a conference. The officer reported that when she attempted to ascertain the reasons for the student’s anger the student refused to comply.
When the officer told the student he was to be arrested for disruption of a public school, reports state, the student allegedly would not allow himself to be handcuffed and the officer had to struggle with the student. The student was removed from the school and placed in the rear of a patrol car. The officer told the student that if he would calm down she would remove the handcuffs and allow the student to return to the office. The student did and was released to the custody of his grandfather.
• On August 22 a missing person report was filed at a Nunnally Road, Rutledge location after a family member of a 79-year-old woman reported that the woman had left a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead residence, but had not been seen for two hours. Officers went to the woman’s house but did not make contact with the woman. Officers then received a call from family members who reported that they were speaking with the woman and that she was lost. Officers were in the process of issuing a “be on the lookout” for the woman when she was located in Greene County by family members.
• On August 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed from a Greensboro Road location after a woman reported that she and her husband had friends over for drinks. The woman said the next morning she noticed someone had taken a bottle of Xanex and blood pressure medication from the kitchen counter top of the residence. An officer noted that this is the second similar report filed at the house in the past month. The woman declined to identify the guests at the house.
• On August 21 a burglary complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his shed and removed a Poulan riding lawnmower. The mower is valued at $1,800.
• On August 17 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Meadowcreek Drive location after a woman reported that when she attempted to fill her vehicle with gas she could only get 20 cents of fuel in the vehicle before it would splash back out.
The woman said she tried to fuel her vehicle at two locations with the same results. Reports state that a mechanic located sugar in the fuel tank.
• On August 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Riden Road location after a man reported that someone had taken his 2005 Husqvarna riding lawn mower and a home-made trailer used to transport the mower.
Reports state that the trailer was located at a scene of another theft on Riden Road. At that theft, reports state, a man reported that someone had taken a Polaris Sportsman 800 four-wheeler, a Hooper trailer, two weed eaters, a Stihl leaf blower, a Husqvana chainsaw, five, five-gallon gas cans and a Dewalt saw set.
• On August 16 a missing persons report was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a woman reported that her brother left on August 14 to go to Clarke County to play pool but had not returned.
The woman said the brother left in his girlfriend’s vehicle. She also said that the brother has a history of drug use and on several occasions she had to get the brother from crack houses. The girlfriend said she too had located the man on previous occasions in crack houses. She also said that the man was ignoring phone calls to his cell phone.
• On August 16 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a man reported that someone had damaged his daughter’s vehicle. The man said that the vehicle was stored in his front yard and suffered mechanical problems. In the morning the man noticed that someone had shattered two windows on the vehicle and dented the vehicle. A piece of concrete was located near the vehicle.