Reports from local law enforcement
Madison Police Department
• On May 11 a damage to property and simple assault complaint was filed at a Commerce Drive location after a woman alleged that when she arrived at a Commerce Drive location to collect $100 owed to her a fight commence with a man. The woman said the man slapped her in the face, hit her on the arm and broke the watch off her wrist. She also said when she was leaving the man allegedly shattered the back window of her vehicle with a broom stick. The man said the woman tore off his shirt, scratched his car with her keys and attempted to scratch his left arm with her keys. The man said after he observed the scratches on his car he then broke the window with a stick.
• On May 11 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that another man came to his door and pointed a gun at the complainant. According to reports, the complainant said he heard a knock at the door and when he went to the door he observed a black male wearing a white T-shirt at the door. The complainant said he thought the man was a neighbor and he cracked open the front door. He said the man jammed a chrome-plated pistol through the crack in the door and demanded that the complainant open the door. The complainant said he slammed the door on the suspect’s hand and then reached into his waistband and pulled out a 9mm pistol and pointed it through the door. The complainant said the suspect uttered an expletive and fled. The complainant said the suspect’s face was covered with something.
• On May 9 a burglary, damage to property and larceny complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road location after officers responded to a burglary alarm. Reports state that the officers observed a glass window shattered and when officers entered the business they observed that more than $5,000 in lawn equipment had been stolen. Reports state that Stihl trimmers, chainsaws, blowers and other equipment were taken.
•ऀOn May 5 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had taken his brown leather purse from a table. The man said the purse contained a passport, a Visa, a Georgia driver’s license, $350 to $500 in cash, a Mastercard and a debit card.
• On May 1 battery, obstruction and false imprisonment complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Ruteldge, location after a woman alleged that a man known to her had pushed her, causing her to hit her head on a marble table, had struck her in the mouth, causing her to fall into a bath tub and had refused to allow her to leave the residence or call police. According to reports, the woman said the man had consumed a 12 pack of beer during the day and had started drinking another 12 pack when the incident occurred. The woman said he left the residence after she called authorities. The woman was interviewed at Newton General Hospital and said the man was her fiancé and had been living with her since his release from Paulding Detention Center. Deputies searched the immediate area around the house for the man but could not locate the suspect. Witnesses reported observing a man matching the suspect’s description walking from Fairplay Street to Kelly Street while carrying two beers.
•ऀOn May 1 a burglary complaint was filed at Morgan County Middle School after deputies responded to a report that the main office had been breached. According to reports, a deputy observed ceiling tiles removed from the front office area as well as ceiling tiles removed from the eighth grade hall. While nothing was reported missing, items had been removed from desks and file cabinets. Officers were able to secure a photo of a man suspected of breaking into the school.
Printed in the May 17, 2012 edition.