Law Enforcement September 8, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On Aug. 31 a warrant for shoplifting was issued for Antwain Laguin, 23, Madison, after he allegedly took a bottle of Excedrin pain relievers from an Eatonton Road general store without paying for the item. Reports state that a store employee notified officers after she reviewed video surveillance. The video, reports state, shows a man taking the bottle of pills and then leaving the store.
• On Aug. 31 a larceny complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that she left her purse in a breezeway while she spoke with another person and, when she turned to retrieve her purse, it was gone. The woman said the purse was black leather and contained her driver’s license, social security card, payroll card, food stamps and a Medicaid card.
• On Aug. 22 Mistella Danielle Curtis, 31, Greensboro; Crystal Ann Anthony, 26, Monticello; and Adam Scott McDaniel, 23, Madison, were all arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, a Madison police officer observed the three employees at Waffle House outside the store at 2 a.m. near a refrigeration unit. The officer reported that when he turned into the parking lot he observed Curtis dart behind the refrigeration unit. The officers searched the area after speaking with Curtis, Anthony and McDaniel and located a brown cigar allegedly filled with marijuana near the refrigeration unit. Reports state that Curtis allegedly told the officer the cigar belonged to her. Anthony told the officer, “Well, I ain’t gonna let her go down by herself. We were all smoking it.” The officer transported Anthony and Curtis to the Morgan County Detention Center and allowed McDaniel to stay at the business under the supervision of another Madison Police Department officer. The two women were booked into the detention center and then released on their own recognizance and returned to the restaurant. McDaniel was then transported to the Morgan County Detention Center and processed.
• On Aug. 29 a firing weapon and cruelty toward child complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location after a woman alleged that a man had fired shots at her child’s father while the man strolled the baby on East Washington Street. The woman would not divulge the location of the father to the officer because, reports state, she feared that the man had a warrant for his arrest. The officer located the man who allegedly fired the shots. The man said that he and the father had engaged in a physical and verbal altercation in the parking lot of a convenience store at the intersection of East Washington Street and Bramblewood Drive. The man said, at the completion of the argument, both men left the scene on foot. He also alleged that the two combatants had been feuding for more than a year regarding some property the father allegedly took. He said, after the fight, he had no further contact with the man.
• On Aug. 29 a fraud complaint was filed at a Harris Street location after a man reported that a woman had sent him two money orders totaling $1,950 for the purchase of a puppy. The man said he was instructed to wire $1,000 to a Chicago location and keep the rest of the proceeds for the puppy. The man said he cashed the money orders and wired the money but was told by the bank two days later that the money orders were fraudulent.
• On Sept. 4 Brandy Patrice Seward, 28, Monroe, was arrested and charged with obstruction, two counts of giving false name and driving with a suspended license. According to reports, Seward was stopped at a license check road block while driving a U-Haul truck. An officer observed that three children in the truck were not properly restrained. Seward gave the officer a Florida license that belonged to another woman. The license had also expired. The officer questioned the authenticity of the license and Seward also presented three checks in the other woman’s name as proof that she was the other woman. The officer again questioned Seward who then gave the officer a second name. The officer ran the second name through the Georgia Criminal Information System and discovered that the second name had a suspended license and had warrants outstanding in Florida. Seward was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center and, while waiting for a friend to come and pick up the three children, she allegedly told the officer that her name was Brandy Seward. The officer then ran that name through the computer and found that Seward had a suspended license and warrants for her arrest out of Florida. Seward told the officer she was moving to Monroe. The license check occurred at the intersection of Lions Club Road and Georgia Highway 83.
• On Aug. 30 a shoplifting complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road department store after an employee reviewed video surveillance and observed a woman take a bottle of Olay lotion ($7), two Glade Plug-In air fresheners ($6), one unknown brand of deodorant stick ($3) and one unknown brand of toothbrush ($7) without paying.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Sept. 4 a missing person report was filed at a Mallard Court location after a man reported that his 21-year-old stepdaughter had left sometime during the night. The man reported that the stepdaughter was currently on probation and not allowed to leave the residence at night. He also reported that the stepdaughter had left her toddler son in a locked room. The man said he had to pick the lock to retrieve the child.
• On Aug. 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cochran Road location after a woman reported that someone had dismantled an air conditioning unit and removed a copper coil. An officer also observed that approximately 20 feet of copper tubing had been removed from under the house. The woman said a bank currently owns the house and that the house was vacant at the time of the theft.
• On Aug. 30 a battery complaint was filed at a Thankful Road location after a woman alleged that a man pushed her down as she was attempting to retrieve clothing from the house. The man told authorities that he had attempted to block the woman from entering the house and, during this attempt, the woman struck him several times and grabbed his head in an attempt to remove him from the doorway. The man said he then pushed the woman away and she fell to the ground. The man also alleged that the woman had entered the house in the past and removed items.
• On Sept. 1 an identity fraud complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that someone was using pictures of her 15-year-old daughter on their Facebook account in an attempt to impersonate her daughter.
• On Sept. 4 an animal incident was reported at a Bostwick Highway location after a man reported that he observed a man known to him pull into the driveway and leave a white dog. The complainant said the man had recently been evicted from the residence. He also said he did not wish to keep the dog.
• On Aug. 29 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken her 32-inch LG LCD television and a car battery charger. A deputy observed that a screen had been removed from a window and that a window air conditioning unit had been placed in a window in reverse.
• On Aug. 31 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that someone had used her debit card information to charge $750.91 to Hotels.com. The woman said she immediately contacted her bank and cancelled the card.
• On Aug. 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a woman reported that someone had taken a $460 money order from under the visor of her vehicle while it was parked at a Dixie Highway location. The woman requested that the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office trace the money order.
Printed in the September 8, 2011 edition