POLICE BLOTTER: May 28, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On May 18 a fraud complaint was filed at Wheat Street location after a man reported that he had been notified that he had won $100,000 in a lottery. Reports state that the man was sent a $4,980 check to pay “taxes” and that he deposited the check into his local bank account and then wired the money to a Houston, Texas address and to Canada.
Two days after he had deposited the check and wired the money his bank notified him that the check he had deposited was fraudulent and that the complainant was responsible for the $4,980 he had wired.
• On May 20 a larceny from building complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a man reported that someone had entered a shed and removed 10 solar powered lawn lights.
The complainant said lights similar to the ones that were stolen were now in a neighbor’s yard.
• On May 19 a burglary complaint was filed at a College Drive location after a man reported that when he came home from work he noticed that someone had made several attempts to break into his house. Pry marks were evident on several doors and a window but entry was not gained.
• On May 20 a damage to property complaint was filed at the parking lot of Wal-Mart after a man reported that someone had damaged his vehicle by opening a door and striking the complainant’s door. Officers reviewed surveillance video and identified the vehicle that struck the complainant’s door.
• On May 21 a burglary complaint was filed at Green South on Lions Club Road after a man reported that at approximately 4:50 a.m. someone entered the site and removed two John Deere Gators and a John Deere Zero Turn lawnmower.
Estimated value of the equipment is $20,000. This marks the second time in the past month that equipment has been stolen, reports state.
• On May 21 a harassing communication complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that co-workers were accusing him of having an affair with a married female co-worker.
The man said the fellow employees had threatened him with violence.
The man denied knowledge of the affair and reported to officers that he had a pistol for protection. The complaint was given to the man’s employers and the pistol was confiscated.
• On May 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Madison Industrial Boulevard location after a man reported that someone had damaged approximately 30 feet of chain link fence. The fence appeared to have been damaged by a vehicle. Estimate loss of the fence is $990.
• On May 21 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Penor Street location after a woman reported that a man known to her had thrown a hammer and struck her car. The woman said the man threw the hammer, in part, in retaliation for the complainant’s boyfriend confronting the man regarding an earlier incident where the man allegedly pulled a knife on the boyfriend’s sister.
• On May 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Wal-Mart parking lot after a woman reported that someone had scratched the driver’s side of her car while she was in the store
• On May 23 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at Pilot Truck Stop on Eatonton Road after a woman reported that a man had pumped 300 gallons of diesel fuel into his truck but when he attempted to pay $665.70 for the fuel the card he was attempting to use was denied. The man was instructed to render proper payment and the man, reports state, acted as if he was discussing the issue with the card company but then the man left without paying for the fuel.
• On May 18 an obstructing a court order complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location after a woman reported that while she was driving on Bethany Road another woman driving a burgundy Hyundai swerved into the complainant’s lane. The complainant said she had to apply the brakes to her vehicle to avoid a collision. The complainant also said that she had a temporary protective order against the driver of the Hyundai.
• On May 13 Morgan Danielle Taylor, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with larceny after she allegedly entered a woman’s office and removed the woman’s cell phone. The complainant said after she noticed the phone was missing she reviewed video surveillance tape and recognized Taylor and observed Taylor taking the phone.
• On May 19 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered a temporary storage facility and removed two boxes of VHS tapes, one DVD player, one Elvis statue, one electronic keyboard and one box set of 40 towels.
• On May 18, a burglary complaint was filed at a Sulgrave Drive location after a man reported that someone had kicked down his back door and then ransacked every room in the house. Five sets of collector coins consisting of state coins were taken.
Estimated value of the coins is $2,500.
• On May 18 a theft of services complaint was filed at a Waffle House on Eatonton Road after a woman reported that two customers had ordered and consumed their meals but then complained that the order was not correct.
The woman said she discounted the cost of the meals to a total of $6.42 but the two customers remained unsatisfied and quickly left the restaurant.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 24 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at an Aqua Road location after deputies responded to a 911 hang up.
Enroute deputies noticed a man walking with two large backpacks.
The man told authorities he had been at the house and was having a verbal dispute with his grandfather. Deputies learned from the grandfather that he wanted his grandson to leave the residence, in part, because of the grandson’s habits and behavior.
• On May 24 a battery complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman reported that while she was holding a cat a man known to her struck her three times in the face and head.
The man then ordered the woman out of the house. The woman said the man suffers from delusions and that he accused her of being involved with another man.
The woman was transported to a shelter.
• On May 22 a burglary complaint was filed at an Apalachee Woods Trail location after a man reported that while he and his wife were on vacation to Florida, someone had backed up a vehicle to the man’s garage, gained entry into the garage by breaking a window and removed $9,400 worth of items.
• On May 23 Carol Virginia Nash, 47, Shady Dale, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, battery, criminal damage to property, cruelty to children and simple assault after she allegedly bit a woman on the ear after the woman refused to give Nash a ride home.
According to reports, Nash was allegedly intoxicated and requested a ride to Shady Dale. After the ride request was refused Nash allegedly pushed a 66-year-old woman, bit another woman in the ear threw a statue at a woman’s car and beat on a car with a shovel.
• On May 19 a battery complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road location after a woman reported that her 15-year-old son had shoved the head of her 17-year-old son into the driver’s side window of a vehicle that the 17-year-old was driving.
Also in the vehicle were a 7-year-old child and a 12-year-old child. The 15-year-old is currently on probation, the woman said.
He was detained and transported to the Sandersville Juvenile Detention Center.
• On May 19 a 14-year-old female student at Morgan County Middle School was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and acts and disruption of a public school after she allegedly threatened to kill her teacher.
The student also allegedly made racist comments at other students and beat on the door of the classroom after pushing the teacher.
• On May 18 a theft by deception report was filed at a Seven Islands Road convenience store after a woman reported that a man had paid for gas and cigarettes with a counterfeit $100 bill.
The complainant said the store’s detection pen approved the bill and the bank’s detection pen approved the bill but the bank’s detection machine rejected the bill.
• On May 18 Phillip Brandon Humphreys, 34, Newborn, was arrested and charged with simple assault after he allegedly ripped the shirt of a woman at a Crawford Road location. Deputies found Humphreys asleep on a couch at the location and arrested him without incident.
• On May 18 a burglary complaint was filed at a Sunlight Court location after a man reported that between 8 a.m. and noon someone entered his residence and removed three $1 bills from his wife’s purse. The man said drawers had been ransacked.
Printed in the May 28, 2009 Edition.