Blotter for January 22, 2009
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On January 18 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Seven Island Road location after a woman reported that while her son was talking to his girlfriend on the phone, she could her a verbal dispute between the girlfriend and the girlfriend’s mother. Officers dispatched to the house were told that a verbal dispute did, in fact, take place after the mother requested that the girlfriend wash the dishes and the girlfriend refused. The mother also denied the girlfriend’s request to go to her boyfriend’s house. The dispute took place in front of the girlfriend’s baby, reports state.
• On January 16 a 10-year-old male, a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male were all arrested and charged with theft by taking after they allegedly were complicate in the theft of a cell phone from a female teenager on a Morgan County school bus. According to reports, the 10-year-old allegedly picked the cell phone up from the floor of the bus while the 15-year-old blocked the bus’ video camera. The 10-year-old then gave the cell phone to the 16-year-old, reports allege. The phone was eventually recovered after the 10-year-old gave it to a deputy during a subsequent interview. All three were arrested and all three were released to the custody of their parents.
• On January 15 officers responded to a report that a woman at a Seven Islands Road location had reported thoughts of suicide. When deputies arrived at the location they were told by the woman’s husband that she was upset with him because he had spent time with friends, the woman allegedly yelled at the man and the man left and stayed with friends. When he returned, he stated, the woman said she had taken two sleeping pills. The man took the remainder of the pills away and the woman left the residence. Police issued lookout for the woman.
• On January 14 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road, Bostwick, location after a man reported that a vehicle had struck his mailbox, trees on his property and his house. The man said he received a call from a man who told the complainant he would “fix everything.” However, when the complainant called back he was told the phone number belonged to a company and that the company had more than 100 employees. The man also found an appointment card at the scene but the spokesperson for the company said nobody by the name of the card worked at the company. Estimated damage is $3,000.
• On January 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Marshall Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had removed his Bobcat skid steer loader, a Grappler and a trailer from his barn. Value of the items is more than $9,000.
• On January 15 a forgery complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that someone had forged two checks for more than $1,300 from his account. The man learned of the theft when he attempted to cash a check and was told by the bank that his account was overdrawn.
• On January 18 Wesley Blake Turner, 19, Madison and William Carlos Lopez, 20, Jonesboro, were arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol after a vehicle in which they were passengers was stopped for allegedly running a stop sign.
Following the stop, reports state, the deputy allegedly detected the smell of alcohol from Turner and Lopez. Two opened bottles of whiskey were located in the vehicle. The vehicle’s driver was issued a warning.
• On January 18 a burglary complaint was filed at the Harvest Grove Church, Estes Road, Rutledge, after a man reported that someone had kicked in a door, entered the church and removed 20 rolls of carpet. The complainant said the church was undergoing renovations and the carpet was being stored awaiting renovation completion.
• On January 13 a burglary complaint was filed at a Big Sandy Creek Lane location after a complainant reported that five to six suspects had fled into the woods. Several officers from several jurisdictions descended on the location and established a perimeter in the woods near Flat Rock Road and Bostwick Highway. Officers eventually tracked several suspects to a Bostwick Highway house. After officers surrounded the house and knocked loudly for approximately 30 minutes, with no response, the house’s owner arrived and gave officers permission to search the house. Upon entering the house, three male and one female suspects were discovered in a rear bedroom. No names were listed for the suspects but all were handcuffed at the scene.
• On January 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Hestertown Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that someone has been taking mail from her mailbox since June, 2008. The woman said she suspects this because she does not receive advertisements or junk mail.
• On January 13 burglary complaint was filed at a Big Sandy Creek Lane location after a woman reported that someone had forced entry into her house and removed an E Machine computer, key board, two wedding ring sets, a blue four-wheeler, an electric guitar, a fire proof safe, various jewelry and $105. Total value of the stolen items is $6,400.
• On January 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Wallace Grove Baptist Church after a woman reported that sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas someone had removed a outdoor AC coil from the church’s air conditioning unit.
• On January 12 Philmore Elijah Williams, 25, Atlanta, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor obstruction, driving while license suspended, defective equipment and failure to maintain insurance after a deputy stopped a vehicle Williams was driving east on Interstate 20 for a defective head light. After the stop, reports state, Williams allegedly gave the officer two false names.
• On January 15 a larceny complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that while he was moving furniture out of his house, someone removed a bottle with 100 Loratabs and a bottle of Prilosec. The complainant said three other people were helping him move.
• On January 17 a simple battery and threat to injure person complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel room after a man reported that his brother, who appeared to be intoxicated, had come to his motel room and requested that the complainant purchase crack cocaine for the brother.
When the complainant refused, reports state, the brother allegedly became irate and charged the complainant, striking him on the top of his head with his fist. The complainant said prior to officers arriving he had called his brother and the brother had threatened to kill the complainant.