Law Enforcement • March 24, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On March 17 a illegal use of credit cards complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that sometime around December 16 his Home Depot credit card was misplaced. Since then, the man reported, someone had made five purchases at the Covington Home Depot totaling more than $800. The purchases where all made between December 18 and December 30, 2010.
• On March 20 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone stole her Coach purse from her vehicle when she stopped at a convenience store to purchase a lottery ticket. The woman said there was $17 in cash in the purse, a cell phone, a bank debit card and her driver’s license.
• On March 13 a burglary complaint was filed at a Mapp Street location after a woman reported that someone had entered her house by kicking in a door and removed an X Box 360 game console, two controllers, 10 games, an Acer Notebook PC and a silver necklace with a cross. Estimated value of the items $1,200.
• On March 18 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that while she was shopping at a department store someone put a dent in the rear passenger side door of her vehicle and also left key marks on the front driver’s side door.
• On March 15 Linda Ann Furlow, 46, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly attempted to take a red shower curtain from an Eatonton Road department store without paying. According to reports, the manager at the store told police that she had observed Furlow place the shower curtain in her purse.
An officer arrived and as Furlow was checking out she told the manager she needed to purchase some rags and went to an aisle in the store that displayed picture frames and mirrors. She allegedly returned to the cashier with a mirror. An officer and store manager located a red shower curtain in the mirror and picture frame display area. Reports state that when confronted Furlow denied any knowledge of how the shower curtain appeared in the mirror and picture frame display area.
She also cursed at the officers, reports state, and the store manager to the extent that the officer threatened to have her arrested for disorderly conduct.
The store manager requested that Furlow be charged with shoplifting and be banned from the store.
She was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On March 14 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal attempt to commit burglary and criminal damage to property after officers located him at his Morgan Circle house after a burglary attempt on Burney Street.
According to reports, a Burney Street resident reported that someone had thrown a concrete block through his back sliding glass door.
The man said he observed a suspect wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt and a black leather hat with ear tabs running from the residence.
A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy also reported observing the same man fleeing the scene and running towards Morgan Circle.
The youth was found at his Morgan Circle residence sitting at a computer. A search of the residence revealed a blue hoodie sweatshirt and leather hat with ear tabs.
The youth was then arrested and transported to the Youth Detention Center in Sandersville.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On March 19 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mergendollar Road, Good Hope, location after a man reported that after he and a friend had finished drinking a beer the friend asked the complainant if he desired another beverage. The complainant said he told the friend to go to the refrigerator and retrieve another beer for each man. The complainant said he had $800 sitting on top of the refrigerator.
The complainant said he walked into the house and noticed that the money had been moved and that the friend had his hand in his pocket.
The complainant said he grabbed his friend and pulled $100 from his pocket.
The complainant said at that point the two men began to argue but he then noticed that his son and the friend’s daughter were crying so he disengaged the argument. The friend left and the complainant called 911. Officers were unable to locate the friend at his Bracewell Road home, however.
• On March 19 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that a friend had damaged his Seminole Classic Dixon flat-bottom boat.
The complainant said he had loaned the boat to the friend at the beginning of duck hunting season and that when he went to his friend’s Cedar Grove Road house he noticed that the boat had suffered significant damage.
• On March 19 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Swords Trail, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had taken his 12-foot Happy Traveler boat and trolling motor. The man said he observed the boat a week ago on his property.
• On March 19 a damage to property complaint was filed at Interstate 20 after the drivers of three vehicles reported that their vehicles had been damaged after being struck by tire debris from a tractor trailer. Reports state that the tractor trailer had two tires blow out on the interstate and the debris damaged three vehicles.
• On March 18 a battery complaint was filed at a Bass Road location after a man reported that he and a woman had been arguing and that the woman may have struck him several times with metal mop handles.
The man said during the argument the woman left the house and the man locked the door and went to bed.
The woman returned, however, and then allegedly struck the man with the mops.
The man said he locked himself in the bathroom for protection. The woman told authorities that after she returned to the residence the door was locked so she sat on the front steps. She alleged that the man opened the door and kicked her several times in the back.
• On March 17 a potential theft complaint was filed at a Hickory Point Road location after a Morgan County Code Enforcement officer reported that it appeared someone was attempting to take black iron water pipe from a subdivision.
Officers located a pair of bolt cutters, a black glove and a blue/grey long sleeve shirt from the location.
• On March 18 a battery complaint was filed at a Prospect Road location after a woman reported that a man had jumped on her while she was in bed. The woman said the incident occurred after another argument the night before. At the culmination of that argument, she and her dog left the house and spent the night in a ditch in front of the house.
The man said that the woman, in fact, had entered the house after sleeping in the ditch and jumped on him while he was in bed.
• On March 17 Stephanie Victoria Bullard, 24, Cummings, and Laura Lanelle Addison, 26, Cummings, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce after a deputy allegedly found six clear bags of suspected marijuana, two glass pipes and a red metal grinder in a Christmas cookie box located in a vehicle.
Both women, reports state, claimed responsibility for the alleged marijuana.
The discovery was made consequent to a traffic stop for speeding on Georgia State Route 24.
• On March 16 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that she had received threatening text messages from a man with whom she had a previous relationship. The woman also said approximately one year ago she had run into the man in Athens and that the man had allegedly grabbed her by the arm and accused her of “sneaking back to Madison.”
• On March 14 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road, Rutledge, after a woman reported that three people were harassing her daughter after her daughter had allegedly let one of the group have $22 which, the complainant alleged, they spent on drugs.
The woman said the three were currently living in a Madison motel and that they had attempted to arrange to live with her daughter.
The woman said after the daughter informed the three that she no longer wanted any contact with them, the three began to text her.
The woman said she contacted one of the three but was met with threats and intimidation.
• On March 13 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bethlehem Baptist Church after a woman reported that someone had punctured the walls of all the tires of the church van.
Total loss to the church is estimated to be $800.
Printed in the March 24, 2011 edition