Law Enforcement • January 10, 2013
Madison Police Department
• On Jan. 6 Leon Lee Smith, 53, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after officers were called to an Eatonton Road location regarding a customer who would not leave a store. Reports state that when officers arrived they requested that Smith come outside to speak with officers but he refused. Reports state that Smith told the officers to come into the store and that he was not causing any problems. Smith was asked several times to leave the store by the manager but refused. He was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On Jan. 7 Eduardo Alvarado Villarreal, 33, Live Oak, Fla. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after he allegedly jumped the counter at an Eatonton Road Waffle House and accosted a waitress. Reports state that officers were called to the location after an employee alleged that Villarreal jumped over the counter and attempted to grab the waitress "because he said he was in love with her and wanted to carry her home..." A witness reported that Villarreal allegedly chased the victim through the kitchen area until the witness stood up and demanded that Villarreal sit down. Reports state that Villarreal was "so intoxicated that he was unable to communicate with (officers)..."
• On Jan. 5 a simple assault complaint was filed at a North Avenue location after a 14-year-old girl alleged that while she was walking home from a convenience store, a woman in a Dodge Challenger pulled beside her, got out of the car and punched her in the eye.
• On Dec. 27 a larceny from building report was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a woman alleged that an employee had activated three books of lottery tickets and then removed the books from the store without payment. According to reports, officers reviewed a videotape depicting the employee activating the books. An officer also received video evidence from a Porterdale store depcting the same woman collecting proceeds from a winning ticket. No arrests have been made pending completion of the investigation.
• On Dec. 31 Otho Moses Williams, 50, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and shoplifting after he allegedly took a six pack of beer from an Eatonton Road grocery store without paying. According to reports, officers were called to the store regarding the theft. While at the store they were given a description of Williams. Williams was stopped at the intersection of Park Lane and South Main Street. Officers located a six pack of Bud Ice beer still cold to the touch in a bag Williams possessed. Williams had previously been banned from the store, reports state.
• On Dec. 26 Danny Joe Riley, 64, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly took two packs of Goodies from Walmart without paying. Riley was detained in the Walmart parking lot by a Morgan County Sheriff's Office deputy.
• On Jan. 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge location after a man alleged that his son had thrown his 37-inch Vizio televion on the street. An officer observed a damaged televison at the location. The son alleged that the television belonged to him and not his father. The father later returned the television and received a new one based on a warranty and showed the receipt to the officer.
• On Jan. 4 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a woman reported that a man ate a $7 salad bar meal and ordered another $7 meal that he neither ate or paid for before leaving the restaurant. The woman said the man, who appeared intoxicated, stuck his hand in a pepper jar before leaving the restaurant in a white Toyota.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Jan. 6 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that her son had struck her in the face and scratched another woman. According to reports, the woman said the son became enraged when she told him to go to bed. The son told officers the mother had struck him in the head as she attempted to spank him and that the other woman was attempting to hold him down. The son left the residence to spend the night with a brother.
• On Jan. 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location after a woman reported that someone had removed 30 six-foot motor grater blades, 20 12-foot snow plow blades and 14 nine-foot snow plow blades from a Georgia Department of Transportation facility. The items are valued at $3,872.
• On Jan. 7 a threats complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff's Office after a woman reported that after she had notified her ex-husband that she had obtained a temporary protective order against him, he threatened to kill her.
• On Jan. 6 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Reese Road location after a man reported that he had wired $15,018 to an Ohio car dealer to pay for the purchase of a vehicle. The man said that after several days when the vehicle did not arrive he contacted the company and was told that the vehicle would not be shipped until he gave the company a favorable rating on eBay. A deputy contacted the company and was told that the vehicle had to be inspected and the inspection validated or the man could receive his funds back. The man told the deputies he wanted the vehicle shipped.
• On Jan. 6 a battery complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle location after a man alleged that while he was at a party someone had hit him in the face. The man said he was asked to leave the party and when he attempted to he was struck by a man known as "6-9." The man said he did not know the man's name. A deputy noted that there was a cut above the complainant's left eye. The complainant eventually told the deputy to "forget it" and asked for a ride home.
• On Jan. 6 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Farmington Road location after a woman reported that she had received a phone call from a woman with which there is a protective order barring communications.
• On Jan. 5 a harrassing communication report was filed at a Prospect Road location after a woman reported that while she had remained friends with her ex-husband she had found a new boyfriend. The woman said when she told her ex-husband to call before coming to her house the man became irate and threatened her.
• On Jan. 4 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Carter Street, Rutledge location after a man reported that someone had backed a vehicle into his fence.
• On Jan. 4 a battery complaint was filed at Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, after a woman reported that her son was assaulted during a Boy Scout trip at the park.
• On Jan. 4 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead location after a man and woman reported that a woman had made harassing phone calls. According to reports, the couple said the woman made the calls after the man made a child support payment. The couple said the woman also struck their car several times and told them they had run over her foot as they drove off. Someone representing themselves as a City of Madison police officer allegedly called the couple and inferred that the city was going to press charges for running over the woman's foot. The woman denied knowledge of the calls and said while the couple was driving away she fell and might have bumped into the vehicle.
• On Jan. 3 an animal complaint was filed at a Little Creek Lane location after a woman reported that two Rottweiler dogs entered her property and attacked her cat. The woman said the cat ran under a car but the dogs pursued and emerged with the cat in their mouths. The woman said the dogs belong to a neighbor. While a deputy was at the scene he was notified by dispatch that another neighbor had called to report the dogs were in the neighbor's yard.
• On Jan. 2 a battery complaint was filed at the Morgan County Detention Center after a female inmate requested that criminal charges be filed against her sister stemming from a Nov. 22 Dixie Highway incident in which the sister allegedly scratched her during an argument.
• On Dec. 31 a forgery and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cochran Road location after a man reported that someone had stolen a check and another man's driver's license and then used the license to cash a fraudulent check at a liquor store.
• On Dec. 31 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Old Buckhead road location after a woman reported that after she had confronted her brother regarding him drinking in her home, the brother allegedly became both verbally and physically abusive. The woman said the brother pushed her into the doorway of the front door of the house.
• On Dec. 29 a dog incident report was filed at a Shadyside Lane location after a man reported that two large black dogs had been in the area of Shadyside Lane and that he had killed a Beagle and wounded a Pit Bull dog. A deputy observed a large black dog that he stated appeared to be a mix between a Bull Mastiff and a Labador. Residents in the area were told that they they could take whatever action necessary, including deadly force, to protect themselves and their property from the dog. The dog eluded the deputy.
• On Dec. 30 Michael James Purcell, 37, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly threatened a man and livestock. According to reports, Purcell allegedly went to a Double Bridges Road location and asked a man if he had Purcell's lost dogs. Reports state that the man told Purcell he had not seen any dogs and at that point Purcell allegedly threatened to return and shoot the man and horses kept at the location.
• On Dec. 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle location after a woman reported that someone had taken her food stamp card. The woman said she suspects her brother because he had stolen from her in the past and is allegedly an alcoholic.
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