Reports from law enforcement
Madison Police Department
• On April 5 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone entered her vehicle and removed a leopard print purse. The purse contained $30 cash, credit cards and keys to her car.
• On April 6 Steven L. Grindle, 47, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, officers received a tip that a man in a white van allegedly made a transaction with a man on a bicycle in a grocery store parking lot. Officers stopped the van after it was determined that the van’s registration had been canceled. After the stop, reports state, three men in the van were searched. Officers allegedly located a small bag of suspected marijuana on Grindle’s person.
• On April 5 an identity theft complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway tax preparation firm after an employee at the firm reported that she was contacted by the Internal Revenue Service regarding a customer. Reports state that while the customer was waiting for a tax refund, the IRS reported that someone already used the customer’s name and Social Security information to file a return and receive a refund. The IRS instructed the customer to file a police report so that an investigation could be launched.
• On April 5 a larceny complaint was filed at a North Main Street location after a man reported that someone cut the locks off two drink machines and removed the money from the machines.
• On April 5 a domestic disturbance complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive location after a woman alleged that a man put his hands in her face and twisted her arm. The man told police he grabbed the woman’s arm but only after she put her hands “all in his face.”
• On April 2 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway bank after a woman alleged that another woman took $1,200. According to reports, the complainant alleged that she asked the woman to fill out a withdrawal slip for $300 because she did not have her glasses. The woman said when she attempted to make another withdrawal the bank informed her that she had insufficient funds. Officers spoke to the suspect who told them that the woman had asked her to fill out the slip for $1,500. She also said she gave the woman all the money and denied taking the $1,200.
• On April 2 Phillipe Thomas, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with resisting an officer after he allegedly fled from officers who were attempting to arrest him on disorderly conduct and criminal trespass warrants. Reports state that officers confronted Thomas on Pearl Street and he fled toward Wellington Street. He was apprehended in the backyard of a Pearl Street residence.
• On April 2 Yunesha Meuntae Stewart, 19, Newborn, and Anna Victoria Horton, 20, Newborn, were arrested and charged with shoplifting after they allegedly took two pair of LEI jeans valued at $19.98 per pair from an Eatonton Road department store. Reports state that they told police they had taken the jeans to give to friends who had lost everything in a fire.
• On April 3 Angela Fitch King, 44, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery after she allegedly slapped a man in the parking lot of Canterbury Apartments. Reports state that the man stated he went to the apartments to collect rent money and after he pulled in he was waved down by King. The man said he lowered the window of his vehicle and King slapped him then walked away.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 2 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Merriwether Road location after a woman reported that she and her daughter were currently engaged in a bitter dispute with another woman. The complainant said the other woman had told people that she smokes marijuana and that her daughter has AIDS. She also said both sides of the dispute had threatened to use firearms in the dispute, if necessary.
• On April 2 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Broughton Road location after a man reported that someone cut three tires on his International tractor.
• On April 7 a burglary complaint was filed at a Little Creek Road location after a woman reported that someone entered her son’s room and removed a backpack, digital camera, key and class ring. The woman said a man who lives at the house reported that a white male and white female came to the house while the man was sleeping. The man said the couple asked for another woman who lives at the house. The man said he told them no one was home and went back to sleep. The couple has been identified but has denied taking any of the items.
Printed in the April 12 2012 edition.