• On Sept. 23 a theft complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had taken her keys. The woman said she came home from the grocery store and left her keys in the front door lock. She stated that, after she realized what she had done, she went to the door to retrieve the keys but they were gone. The keys were for both her apartment and vehicle.
• On Sept. 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that, while she was at lunch, someone had struck her vehicle in the rear passenger-side bumper.
• On Sept. 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a woman reported that she had a problem with people loitering on the property of her mother, who currently resides in a nursing home. The woman said people were gambling, doing drugs and destroying the property. The complainant said that she learned there was a group of people on the back deck on the night of Sept. 23 and, when she went to the property to investigate, she noticed that a back sliding glass door had been damaged and that someone had attempted to set the deck on fire.
• On Sept. 22 Ricky Terrell, 55, Madison, was arrested and charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he allegedly created a disturbance at an East Washington Street convenience store. According to reports, an officer responded to the disturbance complaint and allegedly observed Terrell in the middle of the road, “waving his arms and obstructing traffic.” The officer attempted to speak to Terrell, reports state, and he walked away. The officer approached him a second time and Terrell attempted to walk away again. At this point he was arrested.
• On Sept. 21 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road pawn shop after a man reported that one day after he had conducted business with two males, he noticed that a gold nugget Seiko watch was missing. The man suspects one of the males took the watch while he completed a transaction with the second male. The watch is valued at $50.
• On Sept. 25 a larceny complaint was filed at a Vine Street location after a woman reported that someone had taken a black bicycle with the word “Hyper” written on the side. The woman said the bike had been in front of the house and the house was unattended for approximately 10 minutes when the bike was taken.
• On Sept. 21 an unruly child report was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that her 15-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son both refused to attend school and were “constantly smoking marijuana.” The woman said she feared for the children’s safety because they were hanging out in unsafe areas. She told the officer she had contacted multiple agencies for aid but had not gotten support.
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• On Sept. 24 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fairlplay Road/Camp Rutledge location after a man reported that while he had parked his car on the roadway to enter an observatory, someone struck his car on the right rear quarter panel.
• On Sept. 23 an information report was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that he had locked the combination of his gun safe inside the safe.
• On Sept. 23 an impersonating an officer report was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that she had received several calls from an unknown person and when she called back, the person would not answer the phone. The woman said after several attempts a man answered the phone and told the woman that he was a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy and that he had a search warrant for her house. The woman said the man also told her he “was going to make her life a living hell.” The woman later identified the man for authorities and the man is not associated with any law enforcement agency.
• On Sept. 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Morris Road location after a man reported that following a fire at his son’s residence, he noticed that several items had been removed from a shed next to the residence. The complainant said his son was currently serving in Iraq and that he went to the residence to determine if he could salvage anything after the fire. The man said his son had informed him that a tiller, generator and weed eater should be in the shed. All the items were missing and are valued at $950. In a related theft by taking report, a 1993 Aerostar van was also reported stolen from the residence.
• On Sept. 22 Jeffery Sean Kidd, 19, Monticello, was arrested and charged with possession of alcoholic beverages, simple battery and obstruction. In a related arrest, Alexandria Leigh Brooks, 18, Rutledge, was charged with possession of alcoholic beverages and simple battery. Report indicates that officers arrived at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, apartment complex in reference to a fight complaint. When they arrived, reports state, Kidd allegedly fled the scene but was found in a backyard area near the original fight complaint location. Brooks was found in a separate apartment. Both were identified by witnesses as allegedly attacking another man in the lawn area of the apartment complex. The incident occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m.
• On Sept. 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Westminster Way location after a woman reported that while she and her husband were out of town, someone took a $1,000 Apple laptop computer, a $110 external hard drive and $30 she had left for her son. Reports state that the 18-year-old son told authorities that following a Morgan County High School football game, he had invited nine friends to the house. The son said that the friends, which included seven males and two females, stayed at the house overnight. When the parents arrived home from an out-of-town trip they noticed that the computer, the hard drive and the money were all missing. The boxes for the first two items remained in their original location unopened but the items were missing. Authorities have identified the guests at the house and an investigation into the thefts is continuing.
• On Sept. 21 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Prospect Road location after a woman reported that during a verbal altercation with her 17-year-old son, the son broke a decorative plate.The woman told authorities that the argument began when she learned that the 17 year old had taken her 12-year-old son’s cell phone. The woman said she retrieved the phone and gave it to the 12 year old while he was going to school and she went back to bed. The complainant said the older son then entered her room and demanded the phone back. The woman said she refused and the son broke a plate. The son’s girlfriend picked him up at the house. The woman said the son had stopped going to school in February 2011 and refused to go back.
• On Sept. 20 Robert Braswell Pennington, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts after he allegedly became enraged after he was told concert tickets had been sold. Reports state that after Pennington was informed that the tickets were sold, he allegedly threatened a woman and man, beat his fists on both a counter and a wall, pushed a man and struck two vehicles in a driveway.
• On Sept. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge, location after a man reported that someone had entered the property and removed more than $47,000 worth of lawn care equipment and a box truck. According to reports, the lawn care equipment and box truck belonged to a professional landscaper who was leasing storage space from the location.
• On Sept. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that someone had taken a Yamaha motor bike from her residence. The woman said the bike was located near a chained Boxer dog and that the dog typically barks at anyone he doesn’t recognize. The woman said the dog had not barked and she suspects the bike was removed by someone the dog is familiar with.
• On Sept. 17 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Bethany Church Road location after a woman reported that she had attempted to pay for a pizza and her credit card had been declined. The woman said she called the card company and was told that the card had been used to make a purchase in Michigan on Sept. 8. Someone also attempted to use the card a second time at a Home Depot and again at a grocery store. Both charges were declined. The woman said she had not made any purchases in Michigan.
• On Sept. 19 a burglary complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Drive, Buckhead, location after a man reported that his neighbor’s house had been broken into. Officers arrived and cleared the house and found several putty knives and a ladder leading up to a broken kitchen window. The homeowner reported that a Hitachi stereo receiver was missing. Deputies found a pink box and a set of keys in the master bedroom of the house that the homeowner said did not belong to him. They also located a glass massager on the bed that did not belong to the homeowner. A condom wrapper was found in a bathroom.
• On Sept. 16 an entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Shadow Lake Drive, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had entered his Ford F150 pickup truck and removed a Ryobi circular saw, a Makita drill and an extension cord.
• On Sept. 18 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway, Bostwick, location after a woman reported that an unknown male left her a cell phone message that said, “That baby is mine and I will get it back.” The caller then requested that the woman meet him at the Methodist Church in Social Circle but then told the woman that the caller wouldn’t “be there, so don’t go.”
• On Sept. 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Godfrey Road location after a man reported that someone had entered a camper parked on his property and removed a Sanyo television, a DVD player, a .22 Marlin Rifle and a Berretta .45 caliber handgun.
• On Sept. 18 a harassing phone call report was filed at a Flat Rock Road location after a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend began harassing her after she reported him for being delinquent on child support payments. The complainant said the phone calls weren’t threatening but were “bothersome.”
Printed in the September 29, 2011 edition