Madison Police Department
• On Aug. 1 a counterfeit bill complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road drug store after a woman reported that a woman attempted to purchase a three-pack of curling irons valued at $22.49 with a counterfeit $100 bill. The complainant stated that she told the woman to stay in the store while she called police. The complainant reported that the woman left the store in a tan vehicle with a Tennessee tag.
• On Aug. 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Maple Street location after a woman reported that someone flattened all four tires of her Suzuki Sidekick. An officer reported that the tires appeared to be punctured.
• On Aug. 2 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road home improvement store after a woman from Fort Worth, Texas, called authorities to report that someone had used her checking account number and routing number to create checks and had then used the false checks to make a purchase at the Madison store. The check had been written for $692.77.
• On Aug. 1 a larceny complaint was filed at a Crawford Street location after a man reported that someone had taken a Troy-Bilt pressure washer from his front yard. The pressure washer is valued at $450.
• On July 14 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a woman reported that someone had stolen $55 from her purse. The woman said she had two male visitors to the motel room and while she used the restroom, the men both left. She said she then realized the money was gone.
• On July 27 a larceny complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a man reported that someone had removed a magnetic campaign sign from his vehicle. The man reported that he noticed the sign was missing when he observed the reflection of his vehicle off a store window.
• On July 28 a marijuana complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a woman reported finding two plastic bags of suspected a marijuana on the floor near a soda fountain. The woman said after she made the discovery and collected the two bags, two males entered the store and began looking on the floor near the soda fountain. The males left the store without making a purchase, she said.
• On July 25 an auto theft complaint was filed at a Georgia Highway 83 location after a man reported that someone had taken his 2002 Pontiac Sunfire. The complainant stated that he had loaned the car to a friend who reported that the vehicle had broken down on Highway 83. The friend left the vehicle and when a man arrived to tow the vehicle, it was gone.
• On July 21 a found narcotics report was filed at a Sulgrave Drive location after an officer reported that, following the completion of a domestic dispute complaint, a digital scale, suspected marijuana and pills were located on the ground next to a flower pot. The items were seized.
• On July 23 Justin Wayne Garner, 23, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drugs not in original container and driving with a suspended license. James Locklin Bray, 22, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous drug, possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects and possession of drugs not in original container. Both were arrested following a traffic stop on Harris Avenue, reports state. Consequent to the stop, authorities determined that Garner’s license was suspended. Reports state that officers also located a small amount of suspected marijuana in an ashtray in the vehicle. Reports state that a syringe was located on Bray’s person and that two pill bottles were located during the search.
• On Aug. 5 an aggravated assault and firing weapon complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported hearing three gunshots. Officers reported that the woman’s 16-year-old son alleged that a man living in the apartment complex had argued with the son regarding his alleged role in a recent burglary. The teen said during the argument the man allegedly fired a pistol three times in his direction. Officers located two spent 9mm shells. They also located the man who denied firing a weapon.
Morgan County Sheriff's Office
• On Aug. 3 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Broughton Road, Mansfield, location after a man reported that a door to a storage shed had been busted and a garage door was broken. The man told officers he had information that his son's friend had broken the doors and thrown bricks through the window of another shed. The parents of the child were contacted and agreed to repair the damage, reports state.
• On Aug. 5 Michael Stephen Snyder, 33, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after a woman at a Morgan Drive, Buckhead, location reported that she had observed a prowler at the location. Officers responded and, reports state, were able to stop a vehicle matching the description of the alleged prowler. Snyder was in the vehicle and was arrested.
• On Aug. 5 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Drive, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had entered a residence and left red mud on a carpet.
• On Aug. 5 Jonahtan Douglas Echols, 29, Lawrenceville, was arrested and charged with simple battery after he allegedly engaged in a physical confrontation with a man after a woman refused to drive him to town for food and beer. According to reports, Echols allegedly threatened the woman and when another man attempted to stop the threat, Echols allegedly fought with the man. The man reportedly lost a tooth in the fight.
• On Aug. 1 a criminal trespass and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had removed copper wiring from communications tower. The complainant said approximately 50 feet of wire had been removed.
• On Aug. 1 a theft by taking complaint was filed at the Rutledge Town Park, Rutledge, after a woman reported that someone had taken an iPod Touch she had accidentally left at the park. The device is black with a cracked screen, reports state, and is valued at $200.
• On Aug. 3 arrest warrants were issued for Timothy Bo Reese, 53, Eatonton, for reckless driving and hit and run. According to reports, Reese allegedly struck the back of a vehicle that was traveling south on U.S. Highway 441. The driver of that vehicle told officers that after his vehicle was struck Reese allegedly drove beside him and attempted to run him off the road. Reports state that Reese was arrested by Putnam County authorities after the incident.
• On July 28 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at Hard Labor Creek State Park after a woman reported that park guests had located a small brown Pit Bull in a creek near Fairplay Road. The puppy had both ears cut completely off and had a burn on its abdomen.
Printed in the August 9, 2012