POLICE BLOTTER: April 16, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On April 8 a simple assault complaint was filed at a West Jefferson Street location after a man reported that he had engaged in a fight with a co-worker. Reports state that an officer arrived at the complainant’s residence and observed a large amount of blood splattered on the complainant’s sleeve. The complainant said he had an altercation with a co-worker.
• On April 11 Jerome Anderson Jr., 25, Madison and Candace Wade, 25, Madison, were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle Anderson was driving was stopped while attempting to turn on East Washington Street. The vehicle was stopped after officers had observed a man wanted by authorities enter the vehicle in the Green Meadow area. After the stop the wanted man fled the scene. A drug dog, reports state, allegedly hit on the vehicle and officers located a small amount of suspected marijuana in the passenger floor of the vehicle. Officers issued another warrant for the wanted man Timothy Alvin Little, 27, Madison, for resisting arrest after he allegedly fled the scene following the stop.
• On April 11 Gareth Thomas Newton, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol after an officer observed that a vehicle in which Newton was a passenger backed down West Central Avenue away from the city cemetery. After the stop the driver told the officer he could not find a place to turn around. During the stop, reports state, the officer reported detecting the smell of alcohol. The driver, a 16-year-old male, cleared an alco-sensor test but Newton failed.
• On April 10 an obstructing court order complaint was filed at a Harris Street location after a woman reported that another woman who had on April 9 taken out a temporary protective order against the complainant had arrived at the complainant’s house demanding blue jeans. The complainant said that in order to not violate the temporary protective order she refused to speak to the woman but later engaged in an argument and then threw a pair of blue jeans out into the yard. The complaint said the woman had accused the complainant of damaging the blue jeans.
• On April 11 a larceny from an auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a man reported that while he was asleep in his truck someone entered the trailer and removed 26 cases of Tide laundry detergent.
• On April 12 a lost of mislaid property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that after she had completed paying for grocery items she inadvertently left her wallet at the checkout area. The woman said when she returned to retrieve the wallet is was gone. The woman had $130 cash, several social security cards, a debit card, an EBT card and a checkbook in the wallet.
• On April 12 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Burney Street location after a woman reported that a man known to her and his cousin had engaged in a verbal and physical confrontation with the woman and her friend. The woman said the man pushed her down.
• On April 12 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road restaurant after an employee at the restaurant reported that someone had entered her vehicle and removed her purse.
The purse contained $21 in cash, two credit cards, driver’s license, checkbook and Social Security card.
• On April 8 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after a 10-year-old girl called 911 to report a fight in progress. According to reports, a 13-year-old boy and girl were walking down Hough Circle when a relative of the girl stopped a vehicle near the couple and spoke to the boy. Reports state that the man then exited his vehicle and struck the boy. The man then also allegedly struck a brother of the boy’s and then allegedly struck the boy’s mother and choked her as another son of the mother attempted to hold her back from fighting the man. Officers reported that when they arrived approximately 40 people had gathered near the fight scene and that smaller skirmishes were breaking out elliptically to the main fight. A person was tased, reports state, as officers attempted to keep the peace. Reports also state that the man alleged to have struck several people himself argued that he had been struck several times by relatives of the woman and that when he arrived his vehicle had been surrounded by sons of the woman’s vehicle. Also in a related arrest, Demario Antwain Wade, 22, Madison, was arrested at the fight scene by Morgan County Sheriff deputies after a deputy reported that after he had arrived at the fight location Wade allegedly repeatedly cursed a deputy. The deputy reported that Wade was told to leave the area if he did not live in the area. Wade allegedly stated (expletive) you punk (expletive) white boy to the deputy and refused the deputy’s command to stop. A taser weapon was deployed and Wade was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and pedestrian under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• On April 7 Sherman Wayne Tolbert, 32, Madison, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest after two officers searching for Tolbert received information that Tolbert was walking near Fifth Street. According to reports, when the officers stopped and exited a patrol vehicle near Tolbert, Tolbert allegedly ran into a wooded area. One officer gave chase and the other officer attempted to return to the vehicle to provide backup but could not because the vehicle was locked. The first officers deployed a taser weapon against Tolbert and Tolbert was apprehended.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 10 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Drive, Buckhead location after a juvenile reported that he was verbally abused by his father in regards to the juvenile returning a battery charger the father had let him borrow.
• On April 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a man reported that while he was inside a residence waiting for customers to board his Hummer limo he looked outside and noticed that the limo was gone. The limo was located at the intersection of Park Mill Road and Buckhead Road.
• On April 12 a battery complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location after a woman reported that when she arrived at a Lower Apalachee Road resident to take custody of a 7-year-old girl a woman at the residence attacked the complainant. Officers traveled to the residence and took custody of the child. The woman at the residence reported that the complainant had attacked her.
• On April 10 a report was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a woman reported that she had found a JVC FM/AM/CD player in her son’s room that she believed was stolen.
The son told the woman he had found the players in a ditch. He later told authorities he had purchased the device from a man for $25. The device was taken as evidence.
• On April 9 Joseph Sammy Bowen, 34, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after deputies responded to a complaint call at an Antioch Church Road location. Reports state that Bowen was at the location and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. When Bowen was asked to leave the location, reports state, he attempted to borrow money from a man. When the man refused, reports state, he allegedly became irate and refused deputy’s demands that he calm down. He was then arrested.
• On April 9 Didi Crutchfield, 29, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer after she allegedly refused a deputy’s commands to not enter an apartment that she was being evicted from. According to reports, Crutchfield arrived at the apartment as belongings were being removed and allegedly became irate with a landlord and a deputy. Crutchfield allegedly entered the apartment and attempted to place her belongings back in the apartment. Reports state that Crutchfield cursed at officers. She was instructed to sit in a patrol car and continued to refuse and was arrested.
• On April 6 a dog complaint was filed at a Seven Island Road, Buckhead location after a man entered a restaurant in Buckhead and informed a deputy that he had just shot a dog. The man stated that the dog was shot while it still had a chicken in its mouth. The dog was shot three times with #8 buckshot’s, reports state. The man said the dog had already allegedly killed 27 chickens, two turkeys and two juvenile goats. The man said after he shot the dog that the dog ran away.
• On April 9 Robert Burke, 28, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with seat belt violation and possession of marijuana. According to reports, Burke was stopped for an alleged seat belt violation. Reports state that as he was being placed in custody he allegedly dropped a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana on the ground next to his vehicle. Burke told the deputy, reports state, that he had purchased the suspected marijuana for a friend.
• On April 5 a harassing phone call complaint was field at a Westminster Way location after a woman reported that she had been receiving threatening phone calls from her landlord requesting money.
• On April 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Monticello Highway location after a man reported that someone had taken his 1992 KTM 300 motorcycle from his barn.
• On April 6 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at a Newborn Road convenience store after a man reported that a male had taken a hat and shoved it under a maroon hooded sweatshirt. The man said he confronted the male outside the store and the male returned the hat but the man believes the man might have taken other items from the store.
• On April 4 an argument report was filed at a Franklin Court, Buckhead location after a man reported that as he brought his daughter and her new dog home his wife (the daughter’s stepmother) became irate because the daughter had a dog. The stepmother allegedly threw the dog’s food into the yard. The man retrieved some personal belongings and left the residence with his daughter and the dog.
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