Police Blotter February 19, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On February 15 a fraud and forgery complaint was filed after a woman reported that while she was incarcerated her ex-boyfriend allegedly opened a credit card account with Orchard Bank and Capital One using her information. According to reports both accounts are showing a balance of more than $600.
• On February 15 a damage to property complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a man reported that a man who had been renting a condominium had left the unit in disarray. According to reports the complainant said the wood floors at the unit were scratched, two sofas were torn, a king sized mattress was missing, six dining room chairs had been chewed on by a dog, the oven door will not close, light bulbs from the unit was taken and a remote to a ceiling fan was gone.
• On February 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a College Drive location after a woman reported that she had left the residence at 5:15 p.m. and returned at 6:30 p.m. and found that someone had removed an Apple computer, an X Box 360 game system and two controls.
• On February 12 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Fifth Street location after a woman reported that a man who had done roof work on her house demanded payment and in doing so allegedly threatened the woman, including that he would get a gun and “go on a rampage.” An officer spoke to the man and the man said he was going to A”gunishere” the complainant’s wages in order to receive payment for the roof work. The officer believes the man was trying to say “garnish” and was pronouncing the word incorrectly.
• On February 12 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that she had earlier dined at an Eatonton Road restaurant and then later in the day attempted to spend a $10 bill she had received as change from the restaurant when she was told that the bill was counterfeit. Officers confirmed that the bill was counterfeit.
• On February 11 an accidental damage to property complaint was filed at Georgia Highway 83 location after a man reported that after he had dropped off a large piece of machinery at a Monroe location he noticed that the machinery was damaged. The man said he suspects the machinery was damaged when he drove under the Highway 83 train track bridge.
• On February 11 Joel Jacob Massey, 57, Madison, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly struck a woman with his vehicle. According to reports the incident occurred in front of an Eatonton Road Liquor store. Video of the event, according to reports, show that Massey and the woman were exchanging words while walking into and out of the store. As Massey was leaving the parking area, reports state, he allegedly struck the woman with the front left quarter panel of his vehicle, knocking her down and then running over her leg with the rear tires of the vehicle. Massey stopped after he allegedly struck the woman.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On February 16 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at a Jones Wood Lane location after a woman reported that at some point during February 15 she lost her wallet. The wallet contained no cash but did contain several credit cards and other personal information.
• On February 13 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a woman reported her ex-husband had called and told her that “after I go to jail you won’t get another (expletive) penny from me.” The woman said she had recently served the man with child support papers. A deputy noted the call.
• On February 12 an impaired driver report was filed after deputies responded to a report of an erratic driver on Interstate 20. When officers located the vehicle and the driver a deputy noted that the truck was traveling east at a slow rate of speed and was weaving. The vehicle then stopped abruptly and the deputy noted that the driver seemed disoriented and unkempt. The deputy determined that the driver was not under the influence, however, but might have some medical issues. The deputy conferred with a supervisor who agreed that the woman should not drive. The woman was transported home and the truck was towed.
• On February 11 a dispute complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, High Shoals location after a man reported that his sons were in the front yard when a neighbor left his residence in a pickup truck and allegedly waved a gun at the two young men and scratched off his tires. The neighbor told authorities that he only owns a bb gun and that he had not waved any kind of weapon at the two young men but had waved at the boys as he was leaving. The neighbor said the two boys constantly screamed obscenities as he comes and goes from his residence.
• On February 10 a dog bite complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge address, after an EMT worker responding to a call reported that a small white dog had bitten the EMT on the lower left leg. Medical workers responded to a report that a truck had fallen on a man while he was working on the vehicle. The man had freed himself from the truck, reports state, prior to EMT’s arrival. The man was treated and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital via helicopter.
Published in the February 19 edition.