Law Enforcement • October 25, 2012
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Oct. 20 a trespassing complaint was filed at a Log Cabin Road location after a man reported that a former tenant had been told not to return to the property but a caretaker had noticed someone had damaged a driveway by spinning vehicle tires.
• On Oct. 21a structure fire report was filed at a Turner Road location after a man reported that he awoke and smelled smoke and when he opened the door to the kitchen fire flared up in the kitchen. The man said he closed the door and exited the house through the front door. According to reports the house was deemed a total loss.
• On Oct. 21 a terroristic threats and acts report was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported he had received a threatening phone call from his brother-in-law. The man said the caller threatened to “take care of him” if the complainant raised his voice at the caller’s sister again. The man said he and his wife had argued recently while on vacation.
• On Oct. 20 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Court location after a man reported that he owns two properties on Blue Springs Court and that a renter in one property had allegedly taken electricity. According to reports, the renter had allegedly had his power cut off for lack of payment and had been running an extension cord from the other property to take the power. The renter said that he had never been told specifically to not take the power.
• On Oct. 19 a harassment by social media complaint was filed at an Enterprise Road location after a woman reported that someone had established a Twitter account that released derogatory information regarding her daughter. The daughter told officers that she had been competitive with another girl during choral programs and had told her some of the sensitive information that was now on the Twitter feed.
• On Oct. 19 an affray complaint was filed at a Holland Springs Road location after a man reported that two men had engaged in a fight on his property. Reports state that the men allegedly argued regarding the Bible and that one man accused the other man of being gay.
• On Oct. 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken a 2010 Polaris 550cc all terrain vehicle and a 1100cc all terrain vehicle. The woman valued the vehicles at $7,000.
• On Oct. 17 a dog bite complaint was filed at a Wellington Street, Bostwick location after a man reported that when he walked toward the rear of a rental property to speak with another man, two German Shepherds attacked him. The man said he suffered a bite to the right bicep area of his left arm.
• On Oct. 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Hard Labor Creek Road location after a woman reported that one of her employees had stolen money from her purse. Reports state that the woman's purse with $140 had been in a drawer. During the day, she said, a community service employee had been at the establishment and at sometime, the complainant alleged, took the money.
• On Oct. 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge location after a man reported that someone had entered the residence and removed several firearms, pieces of jewelry, prescription medication and an Xbox Gaming system. Several bottle of cologne were also taken. The complainant said a neighbor had identified four persons of interest in the burglary.
• On Oct. 13 Victoria Latonnya Pounds, 28, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and obstruction after she allegedly chased a man in a Hayes Street residence with a knife. The man told authorities that he had attempted to call 911 and Pounds allegedly took the battery out of the phone and then began chasing him with a knife.
• On Oct. 12 a 12-year-old male was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts and simple battery after he allegedly hit and choked his aunt and punched several holes in the door of his Williams Street, Rutledge, residence. Reports state when officers arrived the juvenile told authorities that his mother and aunt were beating him. While speaking with witnesses at the location someone informed the officers that the juvenile had obtained a knife and had threatened to cut a man if the man did not return his phone.
Madison Police Department
• On Oct. 21 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Burney Street location after a man reported that while his 1992 Honda Accord was parked at a cousin’s house someone removed a Sony CD player from the vehicle. The complainant said the CD player was sitting loose in the dash of the vehicle and that the doors were not locked and the windows were down.
• On Oct. 19 a larceny complaint was filed at a Carriage Lane location after a woman reported that she observed a young black male wearing camouflage clothing take her son’s red and black Schwinn BMX bicycle from the back porch. The woman said the young male traveled north from Carriage Lane after taking the bicycle.
• On Oct. 17 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a man reported that while parked at a liquor store parking lot he could not shut off his 1991 Chevrolet Caprice. The complainant said he crawled under the hood to examine the car and left a key ring containing ignition keys, a vehicle door key and a remote for a fuel pump shut off on the seat of the vehicle with the door open. The man said when he finished looking under the hood he noticed that the keys were missing.
• On Oct. 17 Tylisha Charmainne Jackson, 21, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly paid reduced prices for items while working as an employee at Walmart. According to reports, Jackson allegedly told a store investigator that she had reduced the costs of a mattress, lace top, leggings and an area rug that she purchased herself at the self-checkout aisle.
• On Oct. 15 Michael Watson Harper, 54, Conyers and Patricia Janice Long, 45, no address given, were arrested and charged with giving false information. According to reports, officers were called to the parking lot of Regions Bank after someone reported that a man and woman were asking people for money. When an officer arrived he questioned Long who identified herself as another person and told him she had not asked anyone for money. A woman approached Long and gave her $10 and Long told the officer she had asked that woman for money. The officer observed Harper across the street and when he confronted him was told that he was the woman’s sister. He also gave the officer false information. The officer discovered the alleged giving false information and discovered that both suspects had outstanding warrants issued against them.
• On Oct. 16 Alex Bernard Tolbert, 25, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple assault/simple battery after he allegedly attacked a man in the parking lot of the Sunflower Convenience store, Eatonton Highway. According to reports, the man said he drove a car to the store and when he stopped Tolbert allegedly struck him in the face with his fists and then attempted to break the windows of the car with his fists. The man said he believed Tolbert was upset because the man had given Tolbert’s girlfriend a ride to Walmart earlier that day.
• On Oct. 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had broken a window in her unit and removed a Playstation 3 game system and $495 in rent money.
Printed in the October 25, 2012 edition