Law Enforcement: July 18, 2013 edition

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Madison Police Department

On July 3 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had entered his unlocked Ford Focus and removed a $850 laptop computer.

On July 13 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Churchill Avenue location after a woman reported that someone entered her unlocked Honda Odyssey van and removed a debit card, driver’s license, $30 in cash and $1,400 in jewelry. The woman reported that someone had used the debit card at four locations and had charged approximately $225 to the card.

On July 6 an aggressive canine report was filed at an East Avenue location after an off-duty officer reported that two dogs had chased him and attempted to bite him while he was walking on East Avenue. An officer arrived at the location and controlled one of the dogs and placed the dog in his patrol car before turning the animal over to Madison Animal Control. The officer attempted to make contact with persons in the residence but failed.

On July 12 a simple assault complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported  that her ex-boyfriend had attacked her. According to reports, the woman said the man positioned his vehicle in front of her vehicle on East Jefferson Street and then hit her several times in the face with his fist. The woman said the man was angry because she had temporarily ended their relationship.
On July 10 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had entered a vacant residence and poured a red liquid on the wall of a bedroom and on the carpet in the bedroom. Entrance was gained by breaking a window.

On July 14 a warrant was issued for Jennifer Gholston, 42, Madison for larceny. According to reports, the warrant alleges that while Gholston was employed at Flash Foods, she allegedly took $1,339 from the business. The report states that management alleges that Gholston did not make a balanced deposit from the store.

On July 13 Tashi Shannta Chester, 26, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, a woman reported that Chester had been yelling and demanding entrance to her apartment. The woman stated that Chester allegedly kicked and damaged a door to the apartment in an apparent attempt to enter.

On July 13 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Carmichael Drive location after a man reported that someone had damaged trim around a carport door.

On July 11 an affray complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a woman reported that she had been in a pushing confrontation with her daughter. Reports state that the woman said she and her husband suspected her daughter of lying and drinking and driving and decided to take the 17-year-old girl’s vehicle. The husband said he entered the daughter’s room to remove the keys from around her neck and the confrontation began. The daughter said she pushed her mother because “she had yelled at her and got extremely close to her face.”

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 14 a theft by taking and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Drive location after a woman reported that someone had removed a stove and refrigerator from a foreclosed house.

On July 14 a harassment complaint was filed at a Shadyside Lane location. According to reports, a man stated that he had run out of gas in Madison on the Greensboro Highway. The man said after he retrieved gas and got his vehicle running again, four men in a black, four door car began to follow him. He said one of the men waved a knife outside the window of the black car. The complainant said the men followed him to his road of residence but did not follow him to his house.

On July 14 a damage to property complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road location after a woman reported that someone on a black and yellow four-wheeler had turned in front of her onto Joneswood Lane and sprayed her vehicle with gravel. The woman said the incident almost caused her to swerve into on-coming traffic and that her vehicle was damaged.

On July 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Apalachee Way location after a man reported that someone had taken his fish basket from the lake. The man said the last time he saw the fish basket was on July 8.

On July 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Swords Trail location after a woman reported that someone took $380, 120 Lortab, 100 Valiuum and 100 Percocet from her purse as she slept. The woman said her fiancé, her former father-in-law and another man were present in the house that night.

On July 13 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his 1983 Chevy Malibu and removed a CD player, a 2000 watt amplifier and a 800 watt amplifier.

On July 12 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had flattened three tires on her travel trailer. The woman reported that two tires on the trailer and a spare tire had puncture holes in them. The same day another man at the RV park reported that someone had flattened one his truck tires. Another woman at the same RV park reported that someone had flattened the front two tires on her travel trailer and had attempted to force entry into the camper.

On July 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road location after a woman reported that someone had removed $2,000 from a safe. The woman said she noticed the key to the safe had been moved when she attempted to open the safe.

On July 11 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Little Creek Lane location after a woman reported that she had begun to receive collection calls from regarding payments to East Alabama Water and Fire Protection for services to a house in Valley, Ala. The woman said she neither authorized the service nor had lived in Valley, Ala.

On July 11 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that someone had used his banking information to make a $260 debit from a Target store in Norcross.

On July 9 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a woman alleged that her aunt had left threatening messages on her cell phone.

On July 8 a theft by taking and burglary complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road locaiton after a woman reported that someone had taken a change jar and a coffee can holding $112 in cash were missing. Also missing were a broken iPod Touch and a broken Samsung smart phone.

On July 7 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Academy Lane location after a man reported that someone had attempted to take his vehicle. The man said he was in the house when he heard his duck quack at someone. The complainant said he went to the porch and observed a black male. He confronted the man and the man fled and jumped into a blue pickup truck driven by another man.

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