Law Enforcements • May 24, 2012
Madison Police Department
•ऀOn May 19 Letchia Geneva Sease, 41, Covington, was arrested and charged with forgery after she allegedly attempted to purchase items at an Eatonton Highway drug store with a counterfeit $100 bill. According to reports, a clerk at the store noted that the bill was fake, as did a manager. Sease told employees she was going outside to tell her husband but then fled the location at a high rate of speed, reports state. She was stopped while driving by a Madison police officer and at first denied being in the drug store. She later admitted being in the drug store when she was returned to the scene by officers and identified by store workers. She told police she believed she received the bill after selling exercise equipment to an unknown party.
•ऀOn May 5 a larceny from building complaint was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital after a man reported that someone had taken 30 Percocet pills while he was in the emergency room area. The man said that he was at the hospital after a motorcycle wreck and after he was transported to Athens Regional Hospital he noticed that a Percocet prescription that had contained 42 pills now only contained 12 pills.
•ऀOn May 19 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant after a man reported that a woman driving a U-Haul truck through the drive-through area had damaged the building by scraping the truck against the side of the building. Reports state that the woman scraped approximately 40 feet along side one wall of the restaurant.
•ऀOn May 17 a larceny from building complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had taken a silver Occupied Japan lighter that the man had left at the location as a consignment sale. The man said the lighter is valued at $120.
•ऀOn May 16 a burglary complaint was filed at a Commerce Drive location after a man reported that someone had broken into the business by damaging a gate and then removed two Stihl weedeaters, a pressure washer and a container of gas. Value of the items is $3,400 and the gate repair was valued at $1,000.
•ऀOn May 16 Patrick Wayne Ridley, 45, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, entering auto, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling. According to reports, officers were approached by an employee of a Madison Industrial Boulevard concrete facility and told that someone was stealing sand and gravel from the yard. The complainant said the suspect was pulling a large truck near a fence around the facility and then using the facility’s loader to load his truck over the fence. Officers placed the facility under surveillance and observed a large truck parked by the fence. Officers located Ridley in the driver’s side of the truck and located a pair of bolt cutters in the truck.
•ऀOn May 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Concord Lane location after a man reported that someone had pried open a rear door, entered the residence and removed an Apple MacBook, $140 cash and a black semi-automatic pistol.
Morgan County Sheriff's Office
•ऀOn May 12 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location after a woman reported that her former husband had come to the residence, started an argument, scratched her 2005 Honda Accord and then spun his tires through her yard as he left. The woman said she has a restraining order on file against the man but the order has not been served because the man cannot be located.
Printed in the May 24, 2012 edition