Law Enforcement: April 7, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On April 1 Danny L. Scott, 48, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. Reports allege that at 9 p.m. officers were called to a West Washington Street liquor store after Scott allegedly refused to leave the premises. Once officers arrived they waited for Scott to secure a ride but he could not. An officer stated that he offered Scott a ride home but after they arrived at a Penor Street location the officer determined that the address given police was not Scott’s correct address. The officer reported that while at Penor Street Scott was having difficulty standing. The officer reported that at that point he transported Scott to the Morgan County Detention Center. During the transportation, reports state, Scott allegedly cursed at the officer. Once at the center a deputy located a small amount of suspected marijuana in his right front pocket.
• On April 1 a larceny complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a woman reported that while she was working as a waitress someone took her wallet from her purse. The woman said the wallet and purse where in a secure area. The woman said the wallet contained a driver’s license, Social Security card, three credit cards, $28 in cash and medical insurance cards.
• On March 22 a sale of secured property complaint was filed at a Second Street location after a woman reported that she had purchased a 1995 Buick LeSabre for $200. The woman said she took the vehicle to a repair shop. A mechanic reported that he completed $600 worth of repairs to the vehicle. The woman reported that she could not secure a clear title on the vehicle because the original owner had previously pawned the vehicle. The previous owner told authorities that she had pawned the vehicle several years prior. The woman reported that she did not want to pay for repairs if she could not get a title to the vehicle. The matter has been turned over to Morgan County Magistrate Court.
• On March 29 a fraud complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after a man reported that he responded to an advertisement regarding securing government grants. The complainant said a person named “Matt” told him if he would wire $199 to a specific account he would issue a $6,000 grant. The complainant wired the money and was then told that since he did not write his middle name in the grant application the grant was denied. “Matt” told the man if he would send another $199 the grant would be approved. The man told police he had been scammed.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 2 a lost or mislaid property report was filed at the I-20 eastbound rest area after a woman reported that she had found a wallet. Reports state that the woman attempted to locate the wallet’s owner but failed. She brought the wallet to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and a deputy made contact with the wallet’s owner. The wallet contained $31 in cash and a driver’s license. The owner picked up the wallet from the sheriff’s office.
• On March 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Morgan County Volunteer Fire Station #9 in Rutledge after a man reported that someone had taken the air conditioning unit from the station.
• On March 26 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a woman reported that she suspected her “baby’s daddy” of taking her H&R Block debit card and making two unauthorized transactions. The woman reported that the card was used to withdraw $102 and $122 from two Greene County financial institutions. She said the card was missing after she dropped the man off at his Greene County home.
• On March 27 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Swords Trail, Buckhead, location after a man reported that his 10 foot aluminum hull boat was drifting off-shore in a private pond behind his residence. The man said when he left four days prior the boat had been secured at his dock.
• On March 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a Arabian Way, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had entered a storage shed on the property and removed a .22 rifle with scope, a 12 gauge shotgun and a Husquavarna chainsaw. Pry marks were observed on the front door of the shed. Value of the items taken is $750.
• On March 20 a battery complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location after a man reported that while he was at a “safe sex” party he was attacked. Reports state that officers interviewed the man at Morgan Memorial Hospital. The man said sometime between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. several individuals knocked him to the ground. A witness identified the suspects in the beating and said that after one man struck the complainant in the face two other men kicked the complainant while he was on the ground. The complainant said he could not remember anything after the initial blow to the head.
• On March 24 Joe Dwayne Simmons, 36, Madison, was arrested and charged with giving false name to police officers and obstruction after he allegedly gave officers a false name and date of birth and then would not comply to commands. Reports state that officers observed Simmons standing at the corner of Georgia Highway 83 and Flat Rock Road holding a 40 ounce beer in a brown sack. When officers requested identification, reports state, Simmons gave them an incorrect birth date. Officers determined that Simmons had two outstanding warrants against him and at this point he attempted to flee. An officer deployed a Taser unit and, reports state, cycled the Taser four times while requesting that Simmons place his hands behind his back. At each request, reports state, Simmons refused to comply.
Printed in the April 7, 2011 edition