Law Enforcement • December 27, 2012
Madison Police Department
• On Dec. 13 a simple assault complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported a man grabbed her arm while he was in his vehicle and drug her approximately 20 feet down a street. According to reports, the woman said she confronted the man because he had another woman in his vehicle. The confrontation led to a physical argument. Officers located the man who told authorities that the woman was extremely intoxicated and during the argument began to slap him. The man said the woman ripped his shirt and he attempted to drive away and she got caught in the window.
• On Dec. 20 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Overlook Drive location after a man reported that when he came home he found a baby blue girls Schwinn bike on his front porch. The man also found a black plastic bag that contained foam and a clear plastic jar. The bike was taken to the Madison Police Department for safe keeping.
• On Dec. 17 a larceny and recovery of stolen bicycle report was filed at a Dixie Avenue residence after a woman reported that someone had taken a black and white Trek bike from her front yard. The bike was located by a Madison Police Department officer on Walton Street and was returned to the complainant.
• On Dec. 19 a larceny bicycle report was filed at a Dixie Avenue location after a man reported that someone had taken a Mongoose stunt bike. Reports indicate that the bike was located on Walton Street and returned to its owner.
• On Dec. 17 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that a gray Pontiac Grand Am struck her vehicle in the left rear door and left the scene.
• On Dec. 22 a larceny complaint was filed at a Turner Drive location after a woman accused another woman of taking $110. The woman said she observed the suspect take the money and place it in her underwear. The woman said she locked the front and rear door to contain the suspect but the suspect fled from a side door. The suspect was located at her Hough Circle residence and was searched but no money was located. The suspect denied taking any money.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Dec. 21 an abandoned vehicle report was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a deputy was dispatched to a complaint of a vehicle blocking the north bound lane of traffic. When the deputy arrived he observed a white 2000 Honda Accord parked “mostly” in the roadway. The deputy called a wrecker service to remove the vehicle. While the deputy waited the driver of the vehicle arrived and told the deputy that the vehicle had run out of gas. The wrecker arrived at 1:11 a.m. and told the driver that the fee for calling the wrecker was $125. The driver did not have the fee and the car was removed by the wrecker.
• On Dec. 20 a domestic violence (verbal) complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that she and her step-daughter had engaged in an argument. According to reports, the woman said she told the step-daughter to put kittens in a car so they could take the kittens to Walmart to try and give them away. The woman said the daughter refused and the woman grabbed the stepdaughter’s iPod. The stepdaughter, the woman said, slapped her hand away.
• On Dec. 20 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at the eastbound rest area of Interstate 20 after a man alleged that another man had taken his phone and taken pictures and placed vulgar pictures as the background of his phone. The man said he was concerned that the suspect had accessed his computer and phone and was sending the images to others.
• On Dec. 19 a vehicle fire report was filed at a the 125 mile marker on Interstate 20 after a woman reported that while she was driving a Dodge Caravan the check engine light came on. The woman said she continued driving and smoke began to pour out from the glove compartment. When fire personnel arrived the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames. The woman said prior to the fire she stopped, grabbed her purse and a present and exited the vehicle. She was transported to McDonald’s in Greene County. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed.
• On Dec. 17 a missing person report was filed at the 126 mile marker on Interstate 20 after a deputy made contact with a man who was walking. Reports state that the man told the officer he was walking to Michigan where a job awaited. The man had been reported missing from Douglasville. The man was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. The man’s caregiver, reports state, told officers she had no way of collecting the man. The man was then driven to Douglasville by a Morgan County deputy.
• On Dec. 18 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana was located in his bookbag at the CrossRoads School.
• On Dec. 18 a harassment complaint was filed at a Godfrey Road/ Seven Islands Road location after a man alleged that his brother was keeping him from his deceased mother’s residence. The complainant alleged that the brother and other men had yelled at him. The brother told authorities that the estate had not been settled and he was attempting to keep his brother from selling property before the estate was settled.
• On Dec. 17 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location after a woman reported that someone had used her Bank of America credit card to make two online purchases.
Printed in the December 27, 2012 edition