Madison Police Department
• On Sept. 16 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that a woman wearing a pink shirt and plaid shorts entered the store and began acting suspiciously. The complainant said she observed the woman place two bottles of Old Spice body wash in her purse. The complainant said she confronted the woman regarding the Old Spice and the woman fled the store and ran behind a neighboring motel. The value of the Old Spice is $8.
• On Sept. 13, Sequrtta Kiera Anderson, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, felony obstruction and tampering with evidence after several officers had to wrestle Anderson to the ground in a motel parking lot. According to reports, an officer had received a call from an Eatonton Road motel employee regarding Anderson on the property. The employee stated that Anderson had been served a criminal trespass notice to not enter the motel property. An officer located Anderson in the parking lot of a convenience store next door to the motel and instructed her not to enter the motel property. Anderson complied and left the area. The officer then confirmed that Anderson had been served with the criminal trespass notice. Approximately three hours later, the officer again observed Anderson on the motel property. The officer then attempted to arrest Anderson. Reports state that, during the arrest, Anderson resisted the officer’s commands. During the struggle, reports state, Anderson removed several items, including a cell phone holder, from her bra. After two more officers arrived, one threatening to apply a Taser to Anderson, the officers were able to get Anderson in a police car. After the arrest an officer located a cigar filled with suspected marijuana, a plastic bag with suspected powder cocaine and several pieces of suspected crack cocaine. During the struggle, reports state, Anderson allegedly bit one of the officers on the hand.
• On Sept. 15 a larceny complaint was filed at a Ramada Lane motel after a woman reported that someone had entered her room and removed an EBT card and debit card.
• On Sept. 14 a damage to property complaint was filed at a MLK Avenue location after a man reported that someone had broken a window in an attempt to enter his residence. The man valued the window at $250.
• On Sept. 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive location after a man reported that someone had taken a water heater from an unoccupied residence. The man said the water heater was located in an unsecured laundry room under a carport.
• On Sept. 12 a larceny complaint was filed from a Fairgrounds Road location after a man reported that someone had taken a 12-foot, double-axle utility trailer. The complainant said the trailer was worth $1,000.
• On Sept. 9 a fraud complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a woman reported that someone had used her debit card information to make five unauthorized charges. The complainant reported that four of the charges were made in Illinois and one charge was made in New York. The total for the five charges is $163.77.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Sept. 14 a stolen property complaint was filed at a Confederate Road location after a man reported that an ATV at the site had “unusual damage, wear and tear and that a serial number was missing off the frame.” A deputy contacted the manufacturer of the ATV and was told that its registered owner was in Gray, Ga.
• On Sept. 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Nunnally Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that sometime between February 2011 and September 2011, someone entered his property and removed a blue, 8-foot-by-20-foot cotton wagon. The complainant said he had recently received several calls from individuals regarding selling cotton wagons but that he did not want to sell any of his cotton wagons.
• On Sept. 16 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Sugar Creek Church Road location after a woman reported that the father of her children had allegedly sent text messages threatening to kill the woman’s boyfriend. According to reports, the father allegedly made profanity-laced threats via cell phone to the woman and threatened to kill the boyfriend over an alleged comment he made regarding the maturity level of one of the children. Threats included both death and dismemberment.
• On Sept. 15 an identity fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had used his Social Security number to establish a DIRECTV account. The man said he noticed the activity when he realized someone had used his credit card to charge $234 to DIRECTV.
• On Sept. 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that someone had removed a four-wheeler from his farm. The complainant said the vehicle had been hooked to a weed sprayer and that the weed sprayer was still on the farm. The vehicle is valued at $6,500.
• On Sept. 12 a fraud complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported that someone had sent him a fraudulent $4,500 check to purchase a jon boat he had listed on Craigslist. According to reports, the buyer had sent the check and instructed the seller to take $1,500 sale price from the check and then wire the remaining funds to a shipping company. The buyer waited, however, for the check to clear before wiring any funds. The check was determined to be fraudulent by the buyer’s bank.
• On Sept. 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken a well pump, well tank and pipe from a rental property. The woman said she suspected a man who had rented the property, but had to be evicted, might have taken the well pump.
Printed in the September 22, 2011 edition