Madison Police Department
On June 30 a fraud complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a woman reported that after she had applied for a job she was told that her application was rejected because her Social Security number had been used by multiple persons.
On June 21 Michael Andrew Hopkins, 43, Bishop, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly took meat and beer from an Eatonton Highway grocery store without paying for the items. According to reports, officers were called to the store and located Hopkins at gas pumps in front of the store. After locating Hopkins, officers asked if he had taken meat products from the store without paying for the items. He allegedly told them he had and produced the meat products from the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The store also reported that beer had been taken and officers located two 32 packs of beer in the trunk of Hopkins vehicle. In total $156.97 worth of items were taken.
On June 28 a larceny from vehicle complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that after he had checked out of a Madison motel room he noticed that someone had removed $500 worth of tools from the back of his truck.
On June 26 a theft of lost property complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a man reported that sometime between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. he had lost his wallet. The man reported that a bank card in the wallet had been used in Dacula and Flowery Branch.
On June 28 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Concord Lane location after a man reported that someone had shattered the back window of his rental unit.
On June 28 a simple battery complaint was filed at a MLK Street location after a man reported that a man known to him had blocked MLK Street with his vehicle and then exited the vehicle and punched the complainant in the face several times. The complainant said the man then opened the door to his vehicle and struck him more times with his fist. The man said the complainant had attempted to fight him in the street and he had defended himself. The complainant had a busted lip and blood on his t-shirt, reports state.
On June 27 Scotty Ali Wyatt, 40, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery and criminal trespass after he allegedly engaged in a fight with another man regarding the cost of a chicken sandwich. According to reports, the complainant reported that he had supplied Wyatt a chicken sandwich as the two were sitting across from a liquor store on East Washington. The complainant said after he had given Wyatt the sandwich, Wyatt argued regarding the cost of the sandwich. The dispute was triggered by a $1.30 difference in what Wyatt allegedly thought the sandwich was worth compared to what the man paid for the sandwich. The man said he rose to his feet to discuss the value of the sandwich with Wyatt and Wyatt allegedly struck him several times in the head. The man said he pushed Wyatt away and walked across the street to the liquor store to call police. The man said he did not understand the ferocity of the disagreement because, he said, he had paid for the entire sandwich in question.
On July 1 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that while he was driving on Micha Way four men stopped his vehicle and attempted to strike him through an open window. The man said he drove away to avoid conflict. The four men were located by a Madison Police officer shortly after the complaint but they denied any knowledge of the attack and the victim rejected pressing charges against the men.
On July 3 a simple assault and interference with a 911 call complaint was filed at a Vine Street location after a woman reported that after arguing with her boyfriend regarding what time she came home, the boyfriend allegedly struck her in the left and right cheek. There was a visible welt on the woman’s face, reports state. The boyfriend had left the residence and entered a wooded area and was not located.
On July 3 an affray complaint was filed at a Mapp Street location after a woman reported that a man had entered her yard and made several disrespecting comments toward both her, her mother and her sister. The man, reports state, also appeared to be intoxicated. Reports state that on several occasions the man was asked to leave the location and at one point was driving away but stopped and allegedly threw beer on the husband and struck the husband. Officers located the man down on the ground with a head injury. The husband refused to press charges against the man and the man was transported from the scene by National EMS employees.
On July 2 Carol Lee Stone, 51, Bostwick, was arrested and charged with interference with a business after she allegedly confronted a shopper at Wal Mart and accused the shopper of engaging in conspiratorial shopping practices. According to reports, the complainant said while she was shopping Stone inquired regarding items in her shopping cart. The complainant said she felt uncomfortable with the line of questioning and attempted to walk away but Stone allegedly grabbed the cart. The woman said she demanded that Stone release the cart and Stone did. The woman said she walked away from the cart to get pet supplies and when she returned she allegedly observed Stone removing items from the cart. The woman said she demanded that Stone return the items to the cart and Stone did, reports state, but then questioned whether or not the complainant had permission to have the items in the cart. The complainant said Stone told her she “was onto her” and chased her through the store. When the woman contacted store employees Stone pulled out a cell phone and pretended to take pictures of the woman. She also told her that she was documenting the woman’s shopping practices and that “she would not get away with it.” After officers arrived Stone told police that she had inquired about items in the woman’s cart but was just striking up conversation.
On July 2 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location after a woman reported that when she arrived home she observed a young black male standing in her living room. The woman said the male was approximately 15 to 17-years-old with a medium build and wearing a white shirt and black shorts. He also had a white wrapping on his right arm. The male fled the house and ran into the woods. Nothing was reported missing.
On July 1 a larceny complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a man reported that someone had removed two rocking chairs from a front porch. The chairs are valued at $200.
On July 1 a larceny from coin machine complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a clerk at the store reported that someone had broken a lock on an air machine and removed the coins from the machine.
On July 1 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road rental establishment after a man reported that when he attempted to open up the business he noticed that someone had cut a lock on a gate and removed a 2010 Bri-Mar dump trailer.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On July 2 Wesley Joel Davis, 31, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and tag light violation. According to reports, a vehicle Davis was driving on Hawkins Street in Rutledge was stopped for a tag light violation. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy reported noticing a strong smell of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a burnt suspected marijuana cigarette in a cigarette pack and a small bag of suspected marijuana in a second cigarette pack. A deputy also located a woman’s gold and diamond ring and secured the ring and the suspected marijuana into evidence.
On June 29 a burglary complaint was filed at a Medlock Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had gained entry to a barn by breaking a window. Several tools were taken from the barn, the complainant said.
On July 1 a Lisbeth Rose Barr, 56, Madison, was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm while intoxicated after she allegedly fired a weapon while a man was helping a woman move out of her Seven Islands Road house. According to reports, a weapon was fired while the pair was moving items from the house. Barr told authorities that the two people had “turned” against her and had threatened her husband.
On June 14 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Woods Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that he had observed a vehicle parked on his property. When a deputy arrived three individuals were sitting on the ground next to the vehicle. The three individuals had fishing poles and a cooler of fish. The complainant had called a wrecker to tow the vehicle and after the three individuals paid the wrecker service they were released and warned not to return to the property.
On July 1 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Athens Highway location after a man reported that when he took a break from mowing his lawn someone removed a Murray lawnmower and Stihl weedeater from his yard. The man estimated the items to be worth $350.
On June 27 an entering automobile complaint was filed at the corner of Nolan Store Road and Bostwick Highway after a man reported that when he went to examine a truck for sale at that location he observed that someone had attempted to steal the truck. The man noticed that the truck was unlocked, that parts of the steering column were damaged and that there was a white ball cap in the truck that did not belong there.
On June 29 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, High Shoals after a man reported that after he and a friend entered a residence to go to bed he heard a loud noise. The man said he looked outside and noticed that someone had thrown eggs at his truck, shattered a windshield and put yogurt on a windshield. The man identified a female suspect and identified the vehicle the woman drove. Deputies spoke with the woman at 4:24 a.m. but she stated that she drove a white Toyota Camry. The woman said she was at her apartment but was not at the apartment earlier in the evening when Athens-Clarke County authorities had attempted to speak with her regarding the incident. She then disconnected the phone, reports state. Another man in the area also complained to authorities that his truck had been damaged during the same incident. The second complainant said someone had struck his windshield three times with a blunt object.
On June 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported that he had given a man a dirt bike and four-wheeler to fix and then sell. The man said after several months he had lost contact with the mechanic and when he tried to locate the mechanic at his shop he was told by the landlord of the shop that the mechanic had been evicted for lack of payment. The man said he estimated the dirt bike and four wheeler to be worth approximately $2,500.
On June 28 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop, location after a woman reported that a man known to her had used her debit card at the Bostwick Citgo without her permission. Officers reviewed surveillance tape from the store and observed the man use a card to make a purchase.
On June 28 a theft by taking automobile complaint was filed at a Beal Lane location after a man reported that someone had removed a 1988 Chevy dually pickup truck, a 1987 Toyota 4x4 with large tires and six truck batteries from a barn at his residence. The man valued the items at $45,000. Later, reports state, a deputy returned to the site and was told that the Chevy had been located in a wooded area on the property behind a hay barn.
Printed in July 7, 2011 edition