Madison Police Department
• On June 9 Daniel Patrick Hahn, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol by a minor and open container after an officer stopped a vehicle Hahn was driving for taillight violations. According to reports, Hahn was stopped on Eatonton Road for a taillight violation. Following the stop, reports state, the officer noted the smell of both burnt and green marijuana coming from the vehicle. Hahn allegedly gave the officer a small bag of suspected marijuana. During a search of the vehicle the officer confiscated a small flask of suspected distilled alcohol in the vehicle.
• On June 12 Dwaine Addell Rakestraw, 32, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine in a drug free zone and driving with a suspended license. Accordiing to reports, an officer parked at the Golden Pantry parking lot on North Main Street observed Rakestraw driving. The officer noted that he had personal knowledge that Rakestraw’s license had been suspended. Following a traffic stop, reports state, the officer located nine or 10 suspected pieces of crack cocaine in a center console of Rakestraw’s vehicle.
• On June 12 Melody Ann Sanford, 47, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after she allegedly attempted on two occasions to force her way into an East Jefferson Street apartment. According to reports, officers were called to the apartment after a man reported that on one occasion Sanford allegedly knocked on the door, stated that it was hot outside and attempted to enter the apartment. The man said his wife refused her request and held the door shut. The man said Sanford returned a short time later and knocked again, this time requesting a cigarette. The man said he informed Sanford that if she returned he would call the police. The man said Sanford then continued to pound on the door and told the couple that if they called the police she would “beat their (expletive).” At that time the couple called the police and a brief search of the neighborhood found Sanford at the end of East Jefferson Street. Officers reported that Sanford was so intoxicated she could not offer any details regarding the encounter. Reports also state that due to her intoxicated state she was released to family members at the scene after being charged.
• On June 8 a warrant was issued for Jeremy Darnell Casey, 27, Covington,for obstruction after an officer reported that Casey allegedly ignored several commands to stop while the officer was patrolling the Morgan Circle area. The officer said on two occasion Casey left a group of males congregating in the area. After Casey fled the second time, the officer reported, the officer determined that an arrest warrant was active for Casey.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On June 11 terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road location after a woman said another woman had threatened to drive to the complainant’s residence and give another woman a “third eye,” presumably with a handgun. The complainant said the incident began when the woman accused the complainant’s friend of calling her cell phone and allegedly making harassing statements. The complainant said her friend had been with her during the day and had made no calls. The accused eventually arrived at the residence with her husband and, reports state, cursed at both women and threatened to “bust a cap” in the complainant’s friend. Officers arrived and separated the arguing factions.
• On June 12 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that while she was in the process of collecting her belongings from a Seven Islands Road location, a man known to her called and threatened to kill her. The woman said the man also allegedly told her if she called the police he would kill both her and her son.
• On June 10 a burglary complaint was filed at Centennial Baptist Church after a woman at the church reported that someone had tripped alarms at the church. Reports state that cash, checks and other items had been stolen from the church. Reports also state that a church van was found in a driveway on Centennial Road that morning with its fuel line cut and the fuel removed. A second van at the church, along with a work truck, had also had its fuel lines cut and the fuel removed.
• On June 8 a simple battery and hindering a person making an emergency telephone call complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road location after a woman alleged that her estranged husband had grabbed the phone while she was attempting to make a 911 call during an argument. The husband told authorities that the couple were arguing regarding an upcoming divorce and he alleged that the woman possibly struck him with a phone.
• On June 11 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman alleged that a woman known to her arrived at her residence and accused the complainant’s sister of attempting to run over her daughter. The complainant said the woman was cursing and the argument evolved to the point that the woman felt compelled to pick up a ceramic object in the yard and strike the complainant on the abdomen with the ceramic object. The woman’s sister’s daughter told authorities that she and friends were attempting to cross West Jefferson Street in a crossway when the suspect stopped her vehicle, apparently to allow the children to cross. However, reports state, the 15-year-old girl said as she was attempting to cross the street to go into Town Park, the suspect accelerated and swerved at the 15-year-old. Swerving away at the last minute and then extending her head out of the car window and staring intently at the 15-year-old as she rolled past.
• On June 8 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Chivers Avenue, Buckhead, location after a man reported that while he and his wife were sleeping they heard movement on their front porch. The man said he observed two males apparently attempting to enter the residence by opening a window.
The man said he retrieved a firearm and asked the men to identify themselves.
The man said one of the men said something that he couldn’t understand but he did recognize the voice. The man said he informed the two men that law enforcement had been notified and the men immediately left the location.
• On June 7 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge location after a woman refused to allow another woman into her house to retrieve her belongings.
The woman told officers that the other woman had not purchased any of the belongings and therefore was not entitled to the items. A pre-warrant hearing was scheduled to determine ownership of the items.
• On June 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Court, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that after waking up from a nap she noticed a screw driver next to her.
The woman said she also noticed that 10 methadone pills and a bottle of Aderall were missing.
Printed in the June 16, 2011 edition