Law Enforcement: November 10, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On Nov. 5 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that sometime between 1:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., someone entered her house and removed an Xbox 360 gaming system. The woman said there was also evidence that someone rummaged through a closet in the house, but that nothing else was taken. The woman said she left her back door unlocked to give her grandson access to the house.
• On Nov. 4 a burglary complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location after a man reported that, while he was out of town, someone entered his residence and removed a $1,500 Sony television and two remote control devices. The man said whoever took the television must have had a key to the residence because the front door was found to be unlocked.
• On Nov. 3 a larceny complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue location after a woman reported that someone entered her property and removed a bag of cans from her front porch. The woman said she was saving the cans to redeem them later for money.
• On Nov. 3 Robert James Higgins, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly refused to leave a Green Meadow Drive residence when told to by the residence’s owner. According to reports, officers arrived and attempted to speak with Higgins regarding leaving but “due to his intoxicated state, I was completely unable to reason with him.” Reports state that Higgins also allegedly threatened to kill the officer if a gun was made available.
• On Nov. 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a woman reported that someone had broken a window to a room with a piece of concrete block. The man renting the room said nothing appeared to be missing.
• On Nov. 2 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Micha Circle location after officers responded to a fight in progress complaint. According to reports, an officer located a man who allegedly had been involved in the fight at his apartment. Reports state that the man had a lacerated eyebrow, a lacerated lip and a “golf ball-sized” knot on his head. The man declined to press charges against his attacker and said the altercation was in response to him striking the attacker the night before. The man was treated at the scene by National EMS but refused transportation to Morgan Memorial Hospital.
• On Nov. 4 a simple assault complaint was filed at a West Jefferson Street location after a woman alleged that a man had attacked her regarding something she posted on Facebook. The woman alleged that the man punched her in the stomach, hit her on the nose and then choked her. Officers spoke to the man who said he punched the woman in the stomach, but only after she struck him in the head with her fist and struck his neck with a boot.
• On Nov. 5 a 16-year-old male and Aric Hanson, 17, were both charged with possession of marijuana after an officer patrolling Wellington Park allegedly observed three males in the park apparently smoking something. The officer located a partially burned marijuana cigarette under the bench where the 16-year-old was sitting. Hanson was arrested after a search of a vehicle he told the officers belonged to him resulted in the collection of a small amount of suspected marijuana. The third man was released at the scene.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Nov. 2 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Launius Road, Buckhead, location after a woman who manages the property reported that someone spraypainted an expletive on a fence in front of the property. The woman estimated the damage to the fence at $100.
• On Nov. 2 a burglary complaint was filed at a Spears Road location after a woman reported that someone entered a storage shed on Spears Road. Reports state that several items from the shed were located outside the shed and that a gasoline-powered weed eater and concrete cleaning machine were missing. The woman said previously someone had entered the building and removed a pressure washer, a wood chipper and power tools.
• On Nov. 2 a theft complaint was filed at a Doster Road location after a man reported that someone had taken a go-cart and battery-powered kids motorcycle from under the steps of his back porch. Deputies searched the area and observed tire tracks from a small vehicle with narrow tires. The complainant estimated the value of the items to be $1,300.
• On Oct. 31 a burglary complaint was filed at a Guinn Road location after a woman reported that a Honda generator, a three Insignia plasma television sets, a set of Bose speakers and two Porter cable air compressors had been taken from a manufactured house. The woman said a bedroom suite had also been taken from another building on the property. In total more than $3,600 worth of items were removed from the two structures. The manufactured house was vacant at the time, the woman said.
Printed in the November 10, 2011 edition