• On March 6 a theft of services complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway truck stop after a woman reported that a service man had replaced two tires on a transfer truck while the truck was on Pierce Dairy Road. The service manager instructed the truck driver to then follow him to the truck stop to pay for the tires. Instead, reports state, the truck driver left the area with the $486.00 worth of tires.
• On March 6 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Second Street location after a man reported that someone had attempted to use his credit card number to make two purchases in California. One charge was for $15 and the other for $499.88.
• On March 10 a simple assault complaint was field at a Pine Tree Circle location after the mother of a nine-year-old boy reported to police that a 13-year-old boy had struck her son in the mouth during a basketball game. The nine-year-old boy said he had thrown a ball at the 13-year-old boy who then retaliated by striking him in the mouth. The 13-year-old boy’s mother delivered the boy to the police station for questioning and offered to assist in any medical expenses.
• On February 21 a stalking complaint was filed by a man at the Madison Police Department who reported that another man had been following his daughter-in-law for the past six months. While the man was speaking to police the man was allegedly following his daughter-in-law again so the complainant told the daughter-in-law to drive by the police station. When she did officers stopped a man allegedly following the woman on West Jefferson Street. Jose Gatica, 27, Madison was arrested and charged with driving with no license.
• On March 6 a simple battery complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location after a 16-year-old girl reported that her ex-boyfriend had slung her to the ground and struck her with his hands and feet while she was walking on East Washington Street.
• On February 16 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a woman reported that the father of one of her children had struck her two times in the face after she asked him if he was going to look after the child that afternoon. The father denied striking the woman but did state that the woman had shoved him during the altercation.
• On March 4 a located missing person report was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a woman called authorities and reported that a truck driver who had promised her a ride to Stamford, CT. had, instead given her $30, told her to go in the truck stop and get food “for the road” and left. The woman said after she retrieved the food she went back to get in the truck but could not find the driver. She then called the driver who said he was in the back of the lot but the woman still could not locate him. An officer searched the woman’s name through a crime network and discovered that she had been reported missing from Stamford, CT. The officer contacted the woman’s mother who told the officer the woman was mentally retarded and had not taken her medicine in a week. The woman was then secured in an overnight accommodation and placed on a bus headed for her home the following day.
• On March 3 an obstructing police complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after an officer initially responding to reports of a fraud at a fast food restaurant found the man wanted for the fraud at an Eatonton Road motel. While the officer was questioning the man wanted on the fraud complaint, he noticed another man in the vehicle who had active warrants against him. The officer called for backup but before backup could arrive the man with the active warrants attempted to exit the vehicle. The officer managed to get one handcuff on the man but then the man fought the officer, striking him in the heard with his elbow. Another man in the back seat also exited the vehicle and fled. The officer will issue warrants for both men for obstruction.
• On March 4 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a woman reported that someone had entered her unlocked 2005 Kia and removed $290.
• On March 4 a larceny (bicycle) complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had removed a $80 green 26 inch bicycle from the front landing of her residence.
• On February 28 Megan Grace Harvey, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce after an officer responding to an accident on Hancock Street in which Harvey was involved, noticed the smell of burnt marijuana coming from Harvey’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle, reports state, discovered suspected marijuana in a cigar and suspected marijuana in a silver “grinder.”
• On March 6 a property damage complaint was field at a Bethany Church Road location after a county employee reported that several loads of sand had been placed in the road to complete a road work when a woman in a white vehicle disregarded traffic signs and struck the sand. The man reported that the vehicle sustained small damage and the woman had left the scene by the time officers arrived.
• On March 5 a fraud complaint was filed at a Gober Road, Bishop location after a man reported that he had agreed to sell a 40-foot long log truck to a man for $3,000. The complainant said the man had agreed to pay him $100 per week until the bill was paid in full. The complainant said the man had never paid him anything but had taken delivery of the truck The complainant also reported that the man had sold the log trailer to another man who had since sold it to another man.
• On February 27 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce at Morgan County High School, after administrators at the school were informed that the young man was in possession of marijuana. Authorities confiscated suspected marijuana from the suspect and he was arrested and transported to Sandersville Youth Detention Center.
• On March 7 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Wildflower Way location after a woman reported that while she was sitting at a computer desk a man known to her began to argue regarding use of the computer. The man then allegedly grabbed the woman and pulled her off the chair and struck her. He then allegedly threw her against the wall. The man said the woman had grabbed his throat to the extent that he could not breath at which point he grabbed her arms and held them to the ground.
• On March 7 a simple battery complaint was field at a Deerwood Drive location after a man reported that his brother had attempted to take his son to get something to eat against the complainant’s wishes and a fight ensured. The man said he awoke at the residence to the young boy crying for something to eat so he was going to get him a biscuit when the father of the child objected and then threw something at him.
• On March 6 Sidney Nelson Tripp, 25, Covington, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property and carrying a concealed weapon after officers responded to a complaint that a driver had pointed a gun at another driver. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by Tripp on Interstate 20. In the vehicle was a gun with ammunition. The gun had been reported stolen in Greene County.
• On February 6 a disruption of public school and possession of marijuana complaint was filed at Morgan County High School after a 14-year-old male became violently ill after allegedly smoking marijuana with four other males in a restroom at the school. The juvenile was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for tests.
• On March 4 a dispute complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that a man known to her allegedly cursed at her and her daughter, kicked the family dog and unintentionally spit in the daughter’s face. The daughter allegedly retaliated by throwing an empty bottle at the man and spitting on his face.