Law Enforcement April 28, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On April 12 Melvin Lee Dudley, 48, Covington, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property after he dropped off a Hustler Super Z mower at a Fairground Road repair shop. According to reports, a mechanic at the shop called a supplier for a part to the mower and after he gave the supplier the serial number for the mower the supplier advised the mechanic that the mower had been reported stolen on August 23, 2010 in Oglethorpe County. An Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office deputy confirmed the theft and Madison authorities interviewed Dudley regarding the lawn mower and then arrested him at the repair shop.
• On April 19 a larceny complaint was filed at a Sycamore Street location after a man reported that while he was cleaning his basement he noticed that three firearms were missing. The man said a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver, a Rohm RG 7 revolver and a Terrni Rifle were all missing. The man said he suspects his son took the weapons in November to fund his substance abuse problem and that the son is currently in rehabilitation.
On April 23 Stephanie Ann Callaway, 29, Madison and Jennifer Combs, 34, Madison, were both cited for interference with a business after they allegedly engaged in a heated argument inside Wal Mart. According to reports, officers were called to Wal Mart after the two entered a heated argument inside the store. Combs had left the scene when officers arrived, reports state, but was near the store. Both were also served with criminal trespass notices and advised not to return to the store.
• On April 24 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Vine Street location after a woman reported that a man known to her had come to her residence and shattered a front window. The woman said the man became enraged because she refused to allow him to enter the residence and after she told him she was going to call the police if he did not leave the man allegedly cursed at the woman and broke the window. Officers searched the area but could not locate the man.
• On April 5 an animal attack complaint was filed to an officer directing traffic at the intersection of South Main Street and Washington Street. According to reports a man approached the officer and told him that a day prior he had been walking in the Washington Park area when a man’s brown Pit Bull jumped on the complainant and knocked him down. He said the dog’s owner gained control of the dog and that the dog did not bite the complainant. The complainant said he did not report the incident at the time because he was intoxicated.
• On April 19 a larceny from auto and damage to property complaint was filed at Hill Park after a woman reported that someone in a black vehicle had shattered the window to her vehicle and removed her purse.
The woman said she observed the vehicle park near her vehicle and then heard a loud “pop” noise. She said 20 minutes later she walked to her vehicle and observed the broken window and the theft.
The woman said her purse contained $80 in cash, two credit cards, a driver’s license and a AT&T IPhone. On the same day another woman reported that someone in a black vehicle had entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her purse that contained $2 cash, a credit card and a driver’s license.
• On April 19 Charlie Morgan Jenkins, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after an officer allegedly observed Jenkins toss a small plastic bag with suspected marijuana on the ground near the Sunflower Food Store. According to reports the officer was conducting foot patrol near the store and the Budget Inn. The officer said when Jenkins observed him he turned and began to walk away and that he allegedly threw something on the ground. The officer confronted Jenkins, reports state, and Jenkins allegedly told the officer he just completed smoking a marijuana cigarette and was waiting on a ride.
Jenkins left the area and walked to a nearby pool room. The officer located the suspected marijuana, located Jenkins at the pool room and then arrested him.
• On April 16 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Penor Street location after a woman said a man known to her struck her in the face. The woman said she confronted the man regarding the man taking the complainant’s grandmother’s food stamp card and attempting to sell the card. After the allegation was presented, reports state, the man allegedly punched the woman in the face.
• On April 15 a larceny of government property complaint was filed at Hill Park on Crawford Street after a man reported that while a city crew was working in the park someone took a Husqvarna trimmer and edger from a City of Madison trailer. The man valued the two items at $670.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that his former live-in girlfriend had taken a Sanyo 42-inch plasma television set and other containers with unknown contents. Reports state that the woman arrived at the house at approximately 10:30 p.m. and became angry with the complainant and hit him in the face. The complainant said the woman’s four children still reside at the residence. The complainant said when he came back to the residence the next day neighbor’s and other witnesses reported observing the woman and three others transporting the television set to a gold and maroon Chevy pickup truck and then leaving.
• On April 16 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Head Road location after a man reported that someone had driven approximately 300 feet down his driveway and then turned around and left.
The man noticed a fresh set of tracks on his property and said that no one had permission to be on the property.
• On April 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Road location after a man reported that someone had trespassed on his property. Reports state that officers observed that someone had taken a boat from a boat dock, placed it in the water and apparently used the boat. A deputy located a bike seat near the dock and the man then reported that two mountain bikes were missing from a storage shed. The bike were later discovered in bushes by the lake by neighborhood children and were returned.
• On April 20 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at an Indian Creek Trail, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that while she was at a friend’s house a woman allegedly cut a tire on her vehicle and damaged her vehicle.
The complainant said while she was standing in the front door of the residence she noticed the woman “duck” behind her vehicle. The woman then left with a friend and the complainant walked to her vehicle and noticed that her tire was going flat. There is also damage to the right rear quarter panel and right rear door. Estimated damages are $1,500.
• On April 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Thankful Baptist Church on Thankful Road after a man reported that someone had driven onto church property and spun out on the grass.
• On April 23 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at an Enterprise Road location after a woman reported that she had been called by a credit card provider and told that a man in Chicago had called the provider and requested a change of billing address on the card and had requested his name be added to the account.
The woman said she also received a call from a Milwaukee Lexus dealer and was told that a black or Hispanic man had her name and date of birth on a driver’s license but his picture.
Printed in the April 28, 2011 edition