Law Enforcement: December 23, 2010
Madison Police Department
• On December 13 Holly Butler, 22, Madison, was arrested and charged with larceny from building after she allegedly took money from a cash drawer while employed at an Eatonton Road restaurant. According to reports the manager of the restaurant told officers that he noticed $50 missing from the cash drawer. Officers reviewed video tape, reports state, and allegedly observed Butler remove money from the drawer during her shift and place the money in a jacket. Officers confronted Butler at the establishment, reports state and Butler allegedly told police that she had taken $70 total from the drawer.
• On November 27 a possession of cocaine complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a clerk reported that a man leaving the store had dropped a clear plastic bag containing crack cocaine. The clerk called police and police reported that the items field-tested positive for cocaine.
While officers were at the store another man entered the store and asked clerks at the store for the plastic bag. The man told authorities that “a friend” had called him and told him to go to the store to see if “anyone turned something in.” The man told authorities he did not know what he was suppose to retrieve and that he did not know his friend’s name.
• On December 17 Michael Warren Hamilton, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped by a Department of Natural Resources officers for allegedly shining deer at night. According to reports the DNR officer reportedly observed Hamilton and another man shining deer at the intersection of Brownwood Road and Spears Road.
The DNR officers stopped the vehicle in the city limits of Madison. A Madison officer noted that there were alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. According to reports Hamilton allegedly told the officers he had consumed alcoholic beverages.
• On December 17 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after officers were alerted that a manager of the store was chasing a shoplifting suspect on Larkmartin Street. According to reports the manager reported that she had chased a black male from the store and that during the chase the male had dropped the allegedly stolen items and fled. Reports state that the manger recovered two, one gallon bottles of Clorox and two, 120 load boxes of Gain laundry powder. Total amount of items removed and recovered is $36.
• On December 17 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Main Street location after a woman reported that someone had attempted to cash a fraudulent check for $34.95 on her account. The woman said the clerk was completely fake except for the account number.
• On December 17 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway department store after a manager reported that a man had fled the garden center entrance with a Dell computer. Reports state that the man was stopped at the entrance by an employee and asked for a receipt for the computer. Reports state that the man presented a receipt for $2 and the employee said that the receipt did not match the price of the computer. The man then fled and left the parking lot of the store in a white four-door vehicle.
• On December 15 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a man reported that someone had broken into a U-haul he had parked outside of the motel and removed several items.
Reports state that the man drove from Madison toward Columbia, South Carolina and while he was driving he heard the rear door of the U-Haul open. The man said when he stopped to eat breakfast he noticed the door open and realized that more than $1,000 worth of items had been removed. The man said that a model train, a television, speakers, a bookshelf, a digital camera and asthma medication and Prozac were missing.
• On December 13 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a man said that someone had struck his vehicle with a shopping cart. The man said the shopping cart had damaged the front grill of his Volkswagen Jetta.
• On December 9 James M. Arwood, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with drunkenness after he allegedly was videotaped urinating on a wall inside an Eatonton Road department store.
According to reports Arwood denied urinating on the wall but was told by officers that they had reviewed the tape three times to clarify that he had urinated on the wall. Arwood contended that he was in the restroom of the store at the time of the urination.
• On December 13 Roy Rogers Brown, 46, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and public intoxication after he allegedly created a disturbance in the parking lot of an Eatonton Highway motel. A woman at the motel said that Brown had cursed at her and called her names. The motel also had a criminal trespass notice against Brown. Brown was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On December 11 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Madison Villas Apartment location after a woman reported that she had driven to the apartments to discuss her relationship with a man. The woman said during the discussion the man allegedly struck her on the face several times.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On December 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fears Road, Rutledge location after a woman alleged that her former husband’s girlfriend had entered her house and removed several items. The complainant said that two diamond necklaces, an electronic E reader, a pair of black leather boots, a Kodak camera, a pair of Express blue jeans and two Victoria Secrets bras were taken. The ex-husband called authorities and reported that he had recovered the pair of blue jeans. Value of the items removed is $1,400.
• On December 17 a damaging property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway, after a man reported that someone had kicked open his front door. Pieces from the door had been picked up and placed on a table by the front door.
• On December 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Morgan County High School after a student reported that someone had forced down a rear passenger window of his vehicle. The student reported nothing had been taken. Officers said they would review the school’s video tape to determine an offender.
• On December 17 a theft by taking complain was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge location after a woman alleged that a neighbor had taken scrap metal from her property. The woman said that the neighbor and two white males loaded the scrap metal onto a pickup truck.
• On December 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Wynbrooke Drive location after a woman reported that on December 15 her boyfriend had requested to borrow her 1999 Chevrolet Malibu for 30 minutes. The woman said that the car had not been returned by the next day and that attempts to contact the boyfriend had failed.
• On December 15 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road location after a man reported that someone had entered a vehicle and removed scratched CD’s that have no value. The man said someone also entered a second vehicle and removed the keys from the vehicle that no longer runs.
• On December 14 an entering automobile complaint was field at a Price Mill Road, Bishop location after a woman reported that someone had entered her vehicle and removed the radio.
• On December 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a McHenry Crossing location after a woman reported that someone had entered her barn and removed a 2006 Cub Cadet riding lawnmower. Earlier she said someone had removed a gasoline container from the barn.
Printed in the 12-23-10 edition