Law Enforcement • February7, 2013
Morgan County Sheriff's Department
• On Jan. 28 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at an Enterprise Road location after Morgan County Animal Control officers reported that there were several deceased dogs at the site. According to reports, officers surmised that the dogs appeared to have been tied up and beaten on the head with a blunt object. The property is currently under foreclosure, reports state, and neighbors said the previous owners had vacated the property approximately one month ago.
• On Feb. 2 a destruction of mailbox and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken apart her mailbox and removed her blue address marker sign.
• On Feb. 1 an identification disclosure report was filed at a Tamplin Road location after a woman reported that she had received a call from a woman who told her that she represented Publisher’s Clearinghouse and that she had won $6,000. The complainant said she gave the woman her Social Security number and debit card information because the woman told her she would place the alleged winnings on the debit card.
• On Feb. 3 a failure to report an accident complaint was filed at the intersection of Old Mill Road and Hawkins Academy Road after a deputy observed a white 1998 Cadillac Deville in a ditch. Reports state that the deputy observed that two air bags had been deployed in the vehicle and that the vehicle had sustained significant damage. The driver’s door was open, the vehicle was in park and the keys had been removed but the driver was not located. The vehicle was towed and impounded until contact with the driver is made.
• On Feb. 2 a lost property report was filed at a Creekwood Circle location after a woman reported that she was missing her checkbook. The woman said that she last saw her checkbook while she was shopping at Wal Mart. While shopping, she said, a woman came up to her and told her she worked for the police and that she should not have her purse hanging on her shopping cart. The complainant said the woman removed the purse and placed it in another location on the cart. Later, the woman said, she noticed her checkbook was missing.
• On Jan. 31 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Waters Edge Subdivision after a man reported that someone had damaged a well house in the subdivision. The siding had been pried open and the water cutoff valve was turned off. The complainant said he was alerted to the problem when a customer called and reported no water.
• On Feb. 2 a burglary complaint was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered vacant property and removed a sofa, a white and brown kitchen table with a set of white chairs and a blue bicycle.
• On Feb. 1 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Centennial Road location after a woman reported that she had been receiving harassing text and Facebook messages from an 18-year-old male for approximately one month.
• On Feb. 1 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location after a woman reported that while she was at a used car lot, a man known to her told her he would slap her. The woman alleged replied “okay you bad do it.” The man then allegedly slapped the woman, choked her and slung her to the ground. Another woman pulled the man off the complainant and the man then left the car lot.
• On Jan. 31 an aggravated battery complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office after a 17-year-old man alleged that someone had hit him on the nose with a hammer and broke his nose. According to reports, officers stopped six teens in a black Ford Super Duty pickup truck after they had received a complaint regarding the attack. Reports state that witnesses said the teens met on Indian Creek Road to settle a debt and a fight started. The teen said someone struck him with a hammer during the fight and both the driver’s side window and passenger window of his vehicle was smashed, possible by the butt of a pellet rifle. The six teens in the truck were transported to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office but no records of arrest were indicated. The case was turned over to the sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Divisions.
• On Jan. 31 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Shadyside Lane location after a man reported that he shot at a man on his property. Reports state that the complainant said he observed a man crouched down at the back of the property and he retrieved a .12 gauge shotgun and chased the man from his property. The complainant said when they reached a wooded area he yelled at the man and the man stopped and looked at the complainant. The complainant said he then fired one shot at the man but wasn’t sure if he hit the man. Several officers arrived at the scene and searched the woods for a wounded man but did not located anyone. The deputies secured the shotgun and an empty .00 buckshot shell that had contained 15 pellets. A deputy found seven pellets embedded in a tree limb near where the shooting took place, reports state.
• On Jan. 31 a 15-year-old male student at Morgan County Middle School was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, the student told authorities he had found the suspected marijuana in his back yard and brought it to school and gave it to a 14-year-old student. That student also was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
• On Jan. 29 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location after a woman reported that someone had broken a side window on a building that houses a book store. Estimated damage is $400.
• On Jan. 29 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that her 22-year-old son smashed her radio and shoved her after she asked him if he wanted to go to breakfast. The woman said she picked up a broom to defend herself and that the son allegedly broke the broom and threatened to smash her new television. The son said he declined the breakfast request because of his mother’s attitude and that after he declined she allegedly cursed at him and struck him and threatened to have him arrested. He also told officers he had called authorities to the scene. A deputy separated the two and the son left the residence until things could calm.
• On Jan. 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location after a man reported that someone had taken a Browning rifle, and two Baretta handguns. The complainant then told officers that his daughter’s fiancé, who was living with the complainant, had taken the guns to various pawn shops. The fiancé told officers he had pawned the guns in Loganville, Macon and Conyers. The complainant said if the guns were returned he would not press charges but he did demand that the fiancé leave the residence.
• On Jan. 28 a 13-year-old student was arrested and charged with distribution of an imitation substance after he allegedly sold a small amount of alleged marijuana to another student for $7. According to reports, the father of the student who allegedly purchased the substance showed administrators text messages from the 13-year-old student indicating that a transaction had occurred and that the substance was a low-grade level of marijuana since the buyer was “just starting out.” The substance did not test positive for marijuana.
• On Jan. 28 Flora Bell Stephens, 48, Madison, was arrested and charged with terroristic threats after she allegedly threatened to purchase a rifle and kill two men in front of an officer.
• On Jan. 28 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a McDonough Street, Rutledge location after a woman said that a neighbor had cut two front tires on her silver Suzuki. According to reports, the complainant’s son said he observed the woman cut the tires. The complainant said the woman had been coming to her residence and attempting to start fights with her son and that she had requested that the woman stay off her property.
• On Jan. 28 a theft of lost or mislaid property report was filed at a Industrial Drive, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that a man who she had asked to walk her dog had instead sold the dog to someone in Walton County.
• On Jan. 28 a 15-year-old male was arrested and charged with terrorist threats and acts and unruly child after he allegedly threatened to kill his uncle and other people in a Saffold Road residence. According to reports, the juvenile was stopped by a deputy after he left the house. Reports state that his uncle said the juvenile had threatened to get a gun and kill everyone in the house. The incident was started by a disagreement over what to watch on television.
• On Jan. 28 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a woman reported that she was confronted in her yard by a man known to her. She said the man, who is the father of her son, grabbed her and threw her to the ground. The woman said she fled and called 911 and that the man was attempting to enter the house at the time of the call. The woman also told officers that she had a protective order against the man.
Madison Police Department
• On Jan. 29 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at P&J Mini Mart, East Washington Street, after officers responded to a fight in progress. Reports state that officers arrived at the establishment but that there was no active fight. An officer reviewed video tape and observed a woman pushing another woman to initiate the fight. Reports state that the officer has issued warrants for the arrest of Kenya Rivers, 21, Madison, for allegedly instigating the fight.
• On Jan. 29 Scott William Maloy, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with interference with a business after he allegedly confronted a woman at Burger King, Eatonton Road, regarding the reason why his girlfriend had been terminated. Reports state that Maloy allegedly cursed at the woman inside the restaurant after the woman refused to discuss details regarding the termination.
• On Feb. 2 Angela Michelle Dunbar, 33, Aiken, S.C. was cited for possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Dunbar was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Interstate 20 for speeding. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer reported detecting the smell of marijuana in the vehicle. The officer located a small amount of marijuana in a purse in the vehicle that, reports state, allegedly belonged to Dunbar.
• On Jan. 23 a larceny complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a man reported that someone had taken a $2,300 Louis Vuitton purse he was repairing.
• On Jan. 29 a forgery complaint was filed at a College Drive location after a man reported that he had been paid $925 for rent with a counterfeit money order. According to reports, a tenant paid the man the money order which was made out to the tenant. The tenant told officers that she had received the money order from a woman who was renting property from the tenant in Oklahoma. The tenant denied knowledge that the money order was counterfeit.
• On Jan. 29 a discharging a firearm in city, reckless conduct and damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man said another man fired three shots through his door. According to reports, the complainant said he had wrestled with the man earlier in the day and had left. The complainant said after he left he observed the man walk to his apartment with a pistol in hand and fired a shot through his door. The man said approximately one hour later two more shots were fired through his door. An officer recovered three .380 shell casings at the scene.
• On Feb. 3 a harassing communication complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, after a woman reported that a woman on which she has a temporary protective order against called the store twice to ask if the complainant was working.
• On Feb. 4 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman alleged that a man attacked her while she was a passenger in a vehicle. According to reports, the woman said she and others were returning home from a Super Bowl party in Social Circle when the man made advances. The woman said she rebuffed the advances and the man became angry and pulled the “weave” out of her hair. The woman said a friend driving the vehicle stopped the vehicle on Washington Street and pulled the man out of the vehicle and left. The woman sustained a scratch under her eye from the incident.
• Jan. 23 a counterfeit complaint was filed outside an Eatonton Road laundry mat after a man reported that a man on a bicycle had given him a counterfeit $20 bill. According to reports, the complainant said the man asked him if he had change for a $20 bill. The complainant told the man that he only had a $10 which the man agreed to take. The man told the complainant to keep the change and left. The complainant took the bill to a convenience store and was told that the bill was fake.
Printed in the February 7, 2013 edition