Madison Police Department
• On March 29 Justin Bradley Bridwell, 19, Eatonton and David Lee Bruce. 19, of Madison, were arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol after an officer stopped a vehicle in which both were passengers for a tag light violation. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer detected the smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Both were checked on an alco-sensor and deemed to be in possession of alcohol.
• On March 30 Jonie Bundrage III, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana 1,000 feet from a school and possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, driving with a suspended license and driving with no insurance after an officer observed Bundrage driving on East Washington Street. Reports state that the officer recognized Bundrage and had prior knowledge that his license had been suspended. Following the stop, reports state, an officer located a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in Bundrage’s right front pocket. Consequent to further searches, officers also allegedly located a larger plastic bag that contained several small plastic bags of suspected marijuana on the driver side floor of the vehicle. Another small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana was also located in the center console of the vehicle.
• On March 28 a damage to property, larceny from building and aggravated stalking complaint was filed at a Sulgrave Drive location after a woman reported that a man known to her had allegedly entered her apartment and removed a $500 Bose stereo system.
Reports state that neighbors reported observing the man peering through the woman’s windows. Screens had been removed from the windows and one window was open when officers arrived. The woman has a restraining order against the suspect, report state.
• On March 26 a simple battery complain was filed at the intersection of Eliza Morris Street and Pearl Street after a woman reported that while she was walking down he street with three children, a man known to her approached her, took her one-year-old child and attempted to leave the scene. The woman said she took the child back from the man, who is the child’s father, reports state and while he was handing the child to a friend the man allegedly attacked her. The woman said she returned the attack and a woman with the man separated the two and the man left the scene.
• On March 24 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive location after a man reported that someone had entered his vehicle and removed a .380 handgun from a pouch in the vehicle.
• On March 26 a theft of auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a man reported that after he finished shopping he noticed that someone had taken his red 1984 Chevrolet Silverado. The man said the truck contained a recliner and a 55-gallon drum in the truck bed. The recliner was covered with a blue tarp.
• On March 27 a resisting officer, driving without license and headlight requirements report was filed at a Fairground Road location after an officer attempted to stop a vehicle with a defective headlight. According to reports, when the officer activated blue lights, the Chevy Cavalier ran off the road and a white male quickly exited the driver’s side and fled. The male climbed two adjacent fences and ran into the woods. Two passengers in the vehicle identified the fleeing male and told officers they had no idea why the man fled. The man faces charges of obstruction, driving without a license and driving with a defective headlight.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On March 28 a stolen or mislaid property complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken her son’s tri-fold leather wallet containing $1, a house key, a learner’s permit, a fishing license and a school identification card. The wallet was last seen at a Highway 278 convenience store.
• On March 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge location after a man reported that he had entered a residence for approximately 20 minutes and when he left and returned to his vehicle he noticed another man standing next to his vehicle.
The complainant said the man requested a cigarette from the complainant and when the complainant said he did not smoke the man walked away.
The complainant said he then noticed his 80GB I-Pod missing from his vehicle.
• On March 25 Russell Lee Watkins, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with DUI, speeding, failure to maintain lane, fleeing or attempting to elude and aggressive driving after a deputy reported attempting to stop a vehicle Watkins was driving for speeding. Reports state that Watkins allegedly attempted to continue driving while in the ditch. Following the stop Watkins was arrested at the scene.
• On March 24 a deposit account fraud complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that her son had received $13,202.50 in fake checks from a “mystery shopper” online ad.
The checks were reportedly fake. The woman said the man who sent the checks instructed the son to cash the checks and observe shoppers in the area.
• On March 30 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road location after a man reported that at approximately 11 p.m. a white male in a black or dark-colored pickup truck pulled onto a grass area where boats were stored. When the man observed the complainant reports state, he left the area.
• On March 29 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Newborn Road location after a man reported that he had located a wallet, boots, undershirt, underwear, blue jeans with belt, brown hooked sweat shirt, tee-shirt, socks, ball cap and cigarettes with a silver lighter on his property.
Published in the April 2, 2009 Edition