Law Enforcement News • June 28, 2012
Madison Police Department
• On June 22 Jereius Markyse Hawkins, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly attempted to take three packs of chicken from an Eatonton Road grocery store without paying for the items. According to reports, an officer was called to the store by an employee who allegedly observed Hawkins remove a grocery store bag from a pocket and place the chicken in the bag in an attempt to appear that the chicken had already been purchased. Hawkins and another man fled the store when confronted but were both detained near the store. Reports state that the men left behind a cart with chicken and two cases of beer.
• On June 23 Brandon Tobias Justers, 25, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery and criminal trespass after he allegedly forced his way into a Micha Way apartment and beat a woman with his fists. Reports state that when officers arrived at the Micha Way location they observed a woman who had passed out. Reports state that while they were attempting to collect a narrative from Justers regarding what happened Justers appeared intoxicated and told the officers to take him to jail. The woman told officers that she had left a message on Justers phone of noises that would make Justers believe she was having sex. Justers removed a screen from the front window, reports allege, entered the house and allegedly struck the woman on the face and head.
• On June 22 Romero Catalan Florentino, 54, Madison, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and interference with a business after he allegedly urinated in the mop sink of a North Main Street convenience store. According to reports, Florentino asked to use the restroom at the store but was told that the facilities were being cleaned and it would be a few minutes before they could be used. An employee at the store said she then noticed that Florentino walked out of site and a few minutes later she observed him urinating in the mop sink. The employee demanded that Florentino leave the store. An officer located him on College Avenue and reported that he appeared to be intoxicated.
• On June 21 Bianca Levett Keeley, 21, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly took several items of clothes and cosmetics from an Eatonton Road department store without paying. According to reports, a manager at the store told officer he observed Keeley take the items, which were valued at $112.68, and place them in her purse before attempting to leave the store. Keeley told officers she had children and was expecting another child and was trying to provide for her children.
• On June 20 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Dixie Avenue location after a man reported that someone had shot his horse several times with a bb gun. According to reports, the man removed two bb’s from wounds under the horse’s skin and he also reported that another bb had struck the horse on the head near its left eye.
• On June 20 Michael Kitchens, 22, Madison, was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and obstruction after he allegedly attempted to attack a man in a Garnett Street residence. According to reports, officers arrived at the residence and were told by a woman that Kitchens was out of control and was being detained on the ground by another man at the residence.
An officer told the man to release Kitchens, reports state, and when he did Kitchens allegedly attempted to attack the man. Two officers eventually detained Kitchens after he refused commands to stop. He was then arrested.
• On June 20 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Sulgrave Drive location after a woman allegedly that another woman had grabbed her 8-year-old son by the neck while he was fighting with another 8-year-old. The woman denied grabbing the boy by the neck but did state that she grabbed the 8-year-old by the arms when he attempted to strike the other 8-year-old with a beer bottle.
• On June 18 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Overlook Drive location after a woman alleged that her former boyfriend had cut the gas line on her vehicle. According to reports, the boyfriend came to the woman’s house and requested a ride which the woman refused. The woman said the man then crawled under her vehicle. The man left when the woman’s mother arrived and gave him a ride. The woman said when she attempted to start the car gasoline pumped out of a gas line at the rear of the vehicle and closer examination showed that the line had been cut.
• On June 18 a burglary complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road car wash after a man reported that someone had entered the maintenance area of the facility and pried open four coin machines. The complainant said the machines were emptied of quarters and other denominations.
• On June 18 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road wrecker service after a man reported that someone had entered a fenced area and then entered a truck and removed more than $7,000 in tools from the truck.
Printed in the June 8, 2012 edition