Law Enforcement: June 27, 2013 edition

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Madison Police Department

On June 23 Raphael Vanness Brown, 24, Hephzibah, Ga., was arrested and charged with speeding and felony possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle Brown was driving east bound on Interstate 20 was stopped by an officer for speeding. Consequent to the stop, reports state, the officer reported smelling the odor of green marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly produced two marijuana cigarettes and a vacuum packed bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.

On June 19 Pledge Keeley, no age, no address given, was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended and possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer was assisting the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office on a traffic safety checkpoint on West Washington Street at approximately 11:15 p.m. when Keeley allegedly drove a Ford Explorer to the checkpoint. The officer ran a check on Keeley’s license and it was returned suspended. The officer reported that he detected the odor of green marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.

On June 21 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Head Start, Garnett Street, after a woman reported that someone had damaged a Head Start bus. According to reports, three windows had been damaged on the bus. An officer located four rocks on the floor of the bus.

On June 18 Jerrod Morgan, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an Ingles store employee reported observing two males leave the store with a 36-pack of beer each. The employee said she observed the males walking toward Orchard Grove apartments. Reports state that an officer on foot patrol was approached by Morgan’s mother who inquired why were officers searching for her son. The officer told the mother that a witness had identified Morgan as one of the men who allegedly left the store with the beer. The mother brought Morgan to the store where an employee identified him as one of the men. He was then arrested. He told officers he did know the name of the other suspect.

On June 22 Stephen Lewis Bernard, 44, Myrtle Beach, S.C. was arrested and charged with drunkeness after he allegedly urinated in the Waffle House parking lot and allegedly yelled at female customers in the restaurant.

On June 13 a larceny from building complaint was filed at Family Dollar, Eatonton Road after an employee reported that cash for a bank deposit was missing. The employee said the funds had been kept in a green bank bag but were gone.

On June 18 Jason Ray Patridge, 25, Warner Robbins, was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle Patridge was driving on Georgia Highway 83 was stopped for speeding. An officer reported that consequent to the stop he observed that Patridge sprayed cologne in the vehicle. Despite the cologne, reports state, the officer reported that he detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A consequent search of the vehicle produced a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 24 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Hayes Street location after a deputy responded to a report of a woman breaking out the windows of a vehicle. According to reports, when deputies arrived they observed that someone had broken out the windows on a parked van. They spoke with a couple who reported that their daughter had broken out the windows of her own van. Deputies attempted to speak with the daughter but she remained unresponsive.

On June 23 William Allen Rice, 20, Oxford, was arrested and charged with underage drinking and possession of open alcohol container. According to reports, a deputy was informed of a black pick-up truck allegedly driving recklessly on Interstate 20. Reports state that the deputy made contact with the vehicle at a convenience store on Newborn Road. Reports state that Rice was a passenger in the vehicle and that the deputy observed an open beer can in a pouch in front of Rice’s seat.

On June 23 a burglary and recovered property report was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road location after a man reported locating a John Deere Gator ATV wedged between two trees on his property. Reports state that the property owner also told deputies that a hunting camp on the property had been disturbed. When deputies investigated they located court documents bearing a suspects’ name, toothpaste, camping propane tanks, disposable vinyl gloves and a propane tank stand on the property. The property owner reported that none of the items belonged to him. Deputies also located two bottles of liquor in the glove box of the ATV.

On June 23 a civil dispute complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road, Mansfield, location after a woman reported that she had given a man a bull to tame in 2011. The woman said the man alleged that he would tame the bull and then take it to auction. The woman said the last time she talked to the man he had stated that he would take the bull to auction and send the woman a check but he had not done so.

On June 22 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road location after a man reported that a woman he had formerly dated came to his house and knocked a window out of the residence and kicked the screen out of the front door.

On June 22 an animal complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man alleged that a neighbor’s black and white Pit Bull mix had killed one of his goats. The man alleged that the dog had killed a total of five goats in the past year. Another neighhbor, reports state, called authorities after the same dog had allegedly chased the man’s goats. The man tied the dog up and a deputy delivered the dog to its owner’ s residence. Later the second man called again and reported that the dog had returned and killed a goat and some chickens. Deputies were still not able to make contact with the dog’s owners.

On June 21 a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her residence and removed a pistol, a jar of change, a bar stool and weapons that belonged to her husband. The woman said she had returned around midnight with her two children and did not notice anything missing. The woman said the next morning she noticed the bar stool missing and the weapons.

On June 20 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Plainview Road location after a man reported that someone had shot plastic dock chairs with a gun. The man’s son-in-law stated he had observed three teen-aged boys the prior day on a dock across the lake.

On June 20 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had cut a gas line on a boat motor and damaged the motor cover.

On June 19 a financial card fraud complaint was filed at a Madison Lakes Parkway location after a man reported that he had received a call from a Radisson Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. inquiring if he had authorized the use of his credit card for a two-night reservation at the hotel. The man said he had not approved that and after the call he reviewed his credit card account and found more than $3,500 in what he believes are fraudulent charges to his account.

On June 18 a theft of service complaint was filed at a Cherokee Circle, Rutledge, location after a man alleged that someone had cut a lock he had installed on a water meter. The man said the account was past due and he had shut off the water and installed the lock. A woman at the residence told authorities that she realized the account was past due but that she had not cut the lock.

On June 18 a stalking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that he had received an anonymous letter that was threatening to his family. The complainant said he had received several similar letters and believes that an ex-girlfriend is sending the letters.

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