Law Enforcement January 26, 2012
Madison Police Department
• On Jan. 20 Shaquanna Tiara Benford, 18, Madison, and Shandrea Benford, 17, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after they allegedly engaged in a fight in a Hough Circle residence. According to reports, the fight started over a missing cell phone that allegedly belonged to Shaquanna Benford.
• On Jan. 13 a battery complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after a woman reported that a man known to her choked her during an argument regarding their relationship. The woman said both her grandmother and uncle attempted to slow the attack but failed. The woman said neither relative wanted police intervention but that she felt threatened by the man.
• On Jan. 19 a burglary complaint was filed at a Mapp Street location after a woman reported that someone had taken her son’s Xbox 360, four controllers for the system and 15 games. The woman said an iPod Touch was also taken. An investigation revealed that entry to the house was gained through an unsecured bathroom window.
• On Jan. 18 a larceny from building complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a woman reported that while she left her office for approximately 15 minutes to move her car someone removed her wallet from her purse. The woman said she had left the wallet in a purse behind her desk. The wallet contained $50 cash, three credit cards, a debit card, a driver’s license and other personal papers.
• On Jan. 19 a bicycle theft was reported at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had taken his black mountain bike. The man said he last saw the bike on Dec. 1, 2011.
• On Jan. 19 a runaway complaint was filed at a Hodges Avenue after a man reported that his 14-year-old daughter left the house. The man said the daughter left after he made her stop watching television because she had not completed her chores. The girl left the house. A relative received a call from the girl and was told that she was safe but was not advised of her location.
• On Jan. 14 an illegal tattooing complaint was filed at a Bell Circle location after a woman reported that a man had given her 17-year-old son a tattoo. The woman said she had given her son $150 as a present and when she asked where he spent the money, he initially told her that he lost the money. The son later admitted that he paid a neighbor $150 for a tattoo that encompasses the entire left side of the 17-year-old’s body.
• On Jan. 16 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway grocery store after a man reported that two women attempted to use a fraudulent check to purchase merchandise and gift cards. The complainant said on two prior occasions the women used fraudulent checks to complete transactions for more than $1,000. The two women left the scene in a silver Dodge Charger with a North Carolina license plate.
• On Jan. 17 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway restaurant after a man reported that two employees at the restaurant attempted to steal food. The man said after a shift, the employees were required to complete a “coat check” before they leave the building. During the coat check, steaks and baked potatoes were found in each of the employees' coats.
• On Jan. 16 a larceny complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a woman reported that during the day, a man asked to use the restroom. The woman said she gave the man access to the restroom. In the restroom was the store’s safe, which reports state was not secure. The woman said when she was totaling out for the day, she came up more than $1,000 short and realized that both cash and checks were missing from the safe in the restroom. The woman said no one else used the restroom that day.
• On Jan. 17 a public peace complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a store manager reported that four male juveniles were in the store kicking balls and throwing canned food. The man said he confronted the boys and the boys cursed at him and fled in a white pick-up truck. One of the boys was detained at the store and arrested and the other boys were located in a truck stop parking lot.
• On Jan. 15 Brian Andre Bragg, 31, Madison, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, cruelty toward children and interference with a business after he allegedly initiated a fight with two men at McDonald’s. According to reports, the men stated that Bragg blocked the door to the restaurant when they attempted to enter. One man successfully entered and, reports state, Bragg allegedly bumped the second man before allowing him to enter. Bragg then followed the second man into the restaurant in a threatening manner, reports state, and then allegedly pushed the man. The men reported that Bragg pulled a knife on them during the fight.
• On Jan. 16 citations were issued for Shundra Rene Peek, 23, Madison, and Laronica Shaee Anderson, 29, Madison, for disorderly conduct after both allegedly engaged in a physical confrontation allegedly over a PSP gaming system. According to reports, Peek reported that her son paid Anderson’s son $20 for the unit. Anderson reported that more was owed for the unit and when she came attempting to collect, Peek disagreed regarding the transaction and an altercation started. Both women had visible marks. Anderson had several bite marks and alleged that Peek cut her with a knife and threw a knife at her while she was in her car. Peek denied knowledge of owning a knife, reports state, but a 9-inch butcher knife was located in Anderson’s car.
• On Jan. 16 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone entered his apartment and removed a Playstation 3 gaming system and two controllers.
• On Jan. 13 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that a man known to her entered her residence and cut the cords off two heaters and poured water on her mattress.
Morgan County Sheriff's Department
• On Jan. 21 an affray complaint was filed at Morgan County High School after two males engaged in a fight during a ball game. According to reports, an officer observed the two males engaged in a verbal confrontation. After the males were separated, one of the males broke free and began to pummel the other male about the head and face. The instigator was removed to a restroom to calm down. He told officers the other male had pushed him. Both males were escorted from the property and no charges were filed.
• On Jan. 22 a lost wallet complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported he lost his wallet while riding horses at Hard Labor Creek State Park.
• On Jan. 22 a found property report was filed at a Fieldcrest Court, Buckhead location after a man reported that his mother found a brown pocket book in her car that did not belong to her or anyone she knew. Reports state that the woman reported she had been to Walmart that day, but nowhere else. Several identifiers were located in the pocket book. The woman surmised that someone entered her car at Walmart and, realizing they were in the wrong car, got out immediately and in haste left the pocket book.
• On Jan. 22 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a man reported that when he went to kiss another man on the forehead before going to bed, the man became irate, alleging that the complainant did not spend enough time with him. Both men then engaged in a shoving match. The complainant reported that the other man then left the residence. Both men had been drinking prior to the incident, reports state.
• On Jan. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cochran Road location after a woman alleged that her ex-boyfriend entered the house and removed a pill bottle containing 86 Hydrocodone pills. The woman alleged that the man refused to return the medication and that when he did return the medication the following day, there were 78 pills missing. The man told authorities he had been in the residence the previous day, but he had not removed any medication.
• On Jan. 21 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Westminster Way location after a woman reported that someone left paint damage, possible shoe prints and might have tampered with her security system.
• On Jan. 20 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that she thought she heard two prior roommates outside her residence attempting to damage her vehicle. The woman said she believed the two roommates damaged the oil in the vehicle. The officer checked the oil and did not notice damage.
• On Jan. 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead, location after a woman alleged that a 7-year-old neighbor had threatened to stab both her and her son with a hard piece of plastic and, in December, the same child allegedly threatened to “cut her family up with a machete.”
The complainant said she had relayed the threats to the child’s mother but gets “very little cooperation.” The child’s mother told authorities that since moving to Cleveland Avenue she “had nothing but drama with her neighbors.” She also advised that she would keep her children in her yard and if anyone else came onto her property, she would notify authorities.
• On Jan. 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road location after a man reported that another man had taken nail guns from his property. Reports state that the complainant and another man had a disagreement regarding payment for a job. A witness told officers after the disagreement, she observed the man leave the property carrying something. The complainant also said that the man sent him several threatening text messages following the dispute.
• On Jan. 17 a verbal dispute and hindering a person making an emergency phone call complaint was filed at a Shadyside Lane location after a man reported that his son cursed at him after he instructed the son to pump up tires on a Gator and put up an extension cord. Reports state that the complainant was in the backyard working on a tiller when the son requested to ride the Gator. The man said he told the son to pump up the tires first and the son allegedly became irate. A woman attempted to call authorities but the son allegedly disconnected the phone line. The son was gone when officers arrived.
• On Jan. 13 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken a Bob Avila riding saddle, a Western pleasure saddle, a saddle pad and a bridle. Estimated value of the items is more than $3,000.
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