Law Enforcement • July 19, 2012
Madison Police Department
• On July 11 a larceny from building complaint was filed at a Carmichael Drive location after a man reported that someone had removed a .380 caliber Brayco Arms pistol with a loaded clip from his night stand. The man stated that a woman who also lives in the house was seen walking from the rear of the house earlier in the evening. The man suspects she might have taken the pistol because, he said, she customarily does not walk near the rear of the house. The woman told officers she did not have the pistol and had never seen the pistol.
• On July 14 a counterfeit bill complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road convenience store after a man presented a $50 bill to a clerk that the clerk considered counterfeit. After an officer arrived, the customer told the officer he had received the bill from a friend in Atlanta. The officer examined the bill and observed a security strip in the bill but, reports state, the officer remained suspicious of the bill. The bill was transported to a local bank and employees at the bank determined that the bill was counterfeit. The customer was released and the bill was destroyed.
• On July 15 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue location after a woman alleged that a man struck her in the face. According to reports, the woman said she had gone to her former boyfriend’s residence to pick up some personal items. While she was there, she said, the boyfriend suggested they renew their relationship. The woman said she declined and the man allegedly struck her in the face in response. The man told officers that the woman came to his residence and while she was there he was conversing with another woman via computer. The man said the woman became distraught and ran to a SUV. The man said he followed her and when he walked up to the vehicle the woman scratched his face and tore his T-shirt. The man said he then struck her.
• On July 13 Danny Lewis Banks, 49, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after he allegedly cursed at a customer in an East Washington Street convenience store. According to reports, a clerk at the store stated that Banks cursed at the customer when the customer entered the store. Banks was arrested by an officer across the street from the store.
• On July 15 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on West Washington Street. According to reports, the teen was arrested after a vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped for headlight infractions. Reports state that after the stop an officer detected the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer located a small amount of suspected marijuana in a pill bottle near the passenger side of the vehicle and a plastic bag with suspected marijuana between the passenger seat and center console. The teen told officers the marijuana belonged to him. The 16-year-old driver was released and the teen was arrested.
• On July 8 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone threw a screw through her bedroom window.
• On July 4 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a driver reported that while he was stopped at the truck stop someone entered his vehicle and removed a bag that contained $1,600 and receipts.
• On July 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone entered his apartment by shattering a bedroom window. The man said that a Playstation 3, three gold necklaces and three rings were taken. The man estimated the value of the items at $2,000.
Printed in the July 19, 2012