Law Enforcement • April 14, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On April 9 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a man reported that sometime between April 5 and April 9 someone took two chain saws from his 2001 Dodge pickup truck. The truck was parked in the backyard of the man’s residence. The man told police that a friend had reported that he had observed a man in the neighborhood attempting to sell two chain saws. The saws are valued at $2,000.
• On April 8 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that earlier someone had scratched the passenger’s side door of his 2004 Ford F-150 and then later scratched the driver’s side door of the vehicle. The man suspects kids in the neighborhood, reports state.
• On April 3 a fraud complaint was filed at a Carriage Lane location after a man reported that when he was attempting to make a purchase with a debit card at Wal Mart the card was declined. The man said he reviewed his bank statement and realized that someone had made 19 transactions using his account information from April 2 to April 3 totalling $1,884. The transactions, all less than $100 each, were made at a Sam’s Club in Florida.
• On April 2 Rodriquez Thompson, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a Bramblewood Drive apartment in regards to a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, reports state, they observed two men engaged in a physical confrontation. When the men were told that officers arrived one man exited the apartment and spoke with officers. He then left the scene. Thompson, reports state, continued to curse and yell and struck a trash can in the apartment complex. He also struck a parked vehicle and ignored officers commands to cease. He was then arrested.
• On April 6 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive location after a man reported that he had observed a black male remove a radio from his Ford Mustang. The complainant said he chased the man who ran into a wooded area. Officers arrived and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
• On April 4 a burglary complaint was filed at an Elm Street location after a man reported that there was a yellow powder substance covering most of the interior of a club house. Officers determined that the substance was from a fire extinguisher. Cost to clean up the substance will exceed
$500, reports state.
• On March 31 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone had shattered glass in a back door and entered his apartment. The man reported that $300 cash, and Xbox, a Wii, 50 various video games, a gold ring and three Nintendo DS systems were taken.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 10 a threats complaint was filed at an Innis Fail Lane location after a man reported that he had been taken to court by his girlfriend’s father. The complainant said several people had told him that the girl friend’s father was “trying to get someone to rough… up” the complainant. The complainant said he felt he was in danger.
• On April 8 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Nunnally Street, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that she had come to visit her boyfriend but felt unwelcome and wanted to leave. The woman told officers that her mother was enroute to pick her up and the officer advised that she could wait for her ride at the sheriff’s office. The woman alleged while she was at house someone entered her room and took 27 Colatapin pills.
• On April 9 a neighborhood dispute complaint was filed at a Chilton Woods Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that his neighbor was shooting a gun. The man said his house has been struck by bullets in the past and that his camper was shot last year. The complainant said he was able to retrieve the lead from the bullet that struck his camper. Officers spoke to the neighbor who said he was shooting a gun but was doing so in a safe manner.
• On April 8 a burglary, entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road location after a man reported that he witnessed a woman enter his residence and begin “tearing” the house apart and smashing picture frames. The man said the woman then took some of his clothes and a photo album. The man said the woman then entered his 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 and took his Blackberry Bold smart phone. The complainant said he has made several attempts to contact the woman to retrieve his items but has failed. The man estimated the items are worth $550.
• On April 9 an arson complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane location after a man reported that someone had abandoned and then burned a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in his yard. Investigators were able to ascertain that the vehicle belonged to a Winder man but the man could not be reached and the car had not been reported stolen.
• On April 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge location after a man reported that someone took 14 trays of 5 inch tomato plants during the night. Each tray contained eight plants and one tray included a rare “Black Prince” variety of tomato.
• On April 8 a simple battery complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that her son’s girlfriend had attacked her son. Reports state that the woman said the girlfriend entered the house and begin screaming at the son and grabbed him by the arms. While an officer was investigating the complaint the girlfriend arrived but was not cooperative. She was transported home.
• On April 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road location after a man reported that someone had stolen parts from an air conditioning unit at the Madison Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.
• On April 7 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Williams Street, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that a student was threatening her 12-year-old daughter. The woman alleged that the daughter had received threatening text messages regarding future physical confrontations and that the daughter had also received Facebook posts regarding physical confrontations.
• On April 6 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bass Road location after a man reported that he and his girlfriend engaged in a an argument that started because the man questioned the girlfriend on why she was not attending the court-ordered anger management classes both had been ordered to attend. The woman said the man choked her during the argument. The man denied choking but did state that he broke a picture frame. A judge ordered that both the man and woman return to court. The man left the residence to stay with friends until the couple make their court date, reports state.
• On April 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Plainview Baptist Church, Plainview Road, after a man reported smelling gas at the church. Officers arrived and observed that a copper gas line running the church’s furnace had been cut. An air conditioning unit had also been damage and copper tubing had been removed from the unit.
• On April 2 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after an officer interviewed an injured man at Morgan Memorial Hospital. Reports state that the man told the officer he was at a party at Seven Islands Road when an argument ensued regarding the affect of taking steroids on sexual organ size. The man said the owner of the house, after it was suggested he take steroids, threw beer on the man and then later “blindsided” the complainant as the complainant waited by his pickup truck. The complainant’s wife took him to the hospital after he complained of severe head pain.
Printed in the April 14, 2011 edition