Madison Police Department
• On Sept. 22 a damage to property and violation of animal ordinance complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a man fleeing from a nine-month-old Dachsund jumped on the hood of a car and damaged the vehicle. According to reports, a witness reported that the man jumped on the vehicle to escape the dog and created a dent and scratches on the vehicle. The man was discovered on East Washington Street and was informed that he was responsible for the damages to the vehicle. The Dachsund’s owner was located on Maple Street and told authorities that the dog had not been registered nor had it received vaccinations. The dog’s name is “Pockets.”
• On Sept. 22 an identity theft complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location after a woman reported that someone had used her identity to establish both a Discover Card and Capital One charge card. The woman said the person that used her identity apparently lives in Riverdale.
• On Sept. 21 a shoplifting complaint was filed at the Dollar Store on Eatonton Highway after a woman reported that a white male in his 20s allegedly stole a white t-shirt and a Georgia ball cap from the store. The woman said the man entered the store and placed the hat on his head and asked for directions to a mirror, to where T-shirts were stocked and where chap stick was located. The woman said the man purchased the chapstick but still had the hat on his head. The woman asked the man if he was going to purchase the hat but the man declined and walked as if he was going to place the hat back on the shelf. The woman said the man then left the store with the hat on his head and a single T-shirt stuffed in his back pocket.
• On Sept. 22 a identity theft complaint was filed at a West Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that someone from Delaware had used her Social Security number to file fraudulent tax returns in both 2010 and 2011.
• On Sept. 16 a damage to property complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that someone had cut the locks from two power meter boxes and telephone line cables that ran to the house of her deceased brother.
• On Sept. 19 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at Walmart on Eatonton Road after a woman reported that someone used a $100 counterfeit bill to purchase merchandise.
• On Sept. 17 an enticing a child complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street location after a woman reported that her 15-year-old son had told her that a man had told him that if he pulled his pants down he would give him $100. The woman said the child is a special needs child and that school workers had located a $100 bill on the child’s person. The child told police that an unknown man in a mid-sized truck had pulled next to him on Whitehall Street while he was walking his dog and made the offer. The boy told police that he did as instructed and the man threw a $100 bill at him. The mother later told officers the incident may be in doubt and that she was told the child may have found the $100 bill at a local store.
• On Sept. 17 a shoplifting warrant was issued for Otho Moses Williams, 49, Madison, after he allegedly attempted to take four bottles of Bud Light beer from Ingles. According to reports, an employee at Ingles confronted Williams when he heard the sound of bottles clanging together coming from a backpack Williams was wearing. Williams denied the allegation, reports state, and left the store but threw the backpack in a wooded area. The employee retrieved the backpack and found that it contained four beers still cold to the touch and personal mail for Williams.
Printed in the September 27, 2012 edition