Madison Police Department
On July 15 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Twin Bridges Road, Eatonton, location after a woman reported that a man had called her and told her they had met at a restaurant and that he was impressed with the help the woman and her husband had given the man. Reports state that the man then made several inappropriate comments regarding the woman and her husband. The woman questioned the man’s location and the man hung up the phone. The woman then did a reverse phone call search on the internet and determined that the call had come from a residence near her residence. The woman then called her husband, who is a Baldwin County deputy who then contacted the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office who sent a deputy to the house. The deputy reported observing a man mowing the yard at the house. Upon further inquiry, the deputy learned that the man was not the house owner, but worked at the house for the absent owner and had access to the house. The house owner was contacted and reported that more than 200 calls had been placed from the house that he did not recognize. Authorities also learned that the man mowing the grass had been arrested in Greene County for making similar calls. An officer retrieved the house owner’s phone bill and made several calls to numbers on the bills and was told by several people that they had received inappropriate phone calls from that number. No arrest was made in the incident but the investigation was transferred to the criminal investigations division.
On July 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Vine Street location after a woman reported that someone had removed an air conditioning unit from a window and entered her house. According to reports, an Xbox video gaming system, Xbox games, a silver ring and six $2 bills were taken.
On July 16 a warrant for larceny by conversion was taken against Bobby Jenkins, 50 Buckhead. According to reports, an employee with Orion Construction Company alleged that Jenkins had taken a company truck but had not returned the truck. Reports state that Jenkins eventually returned the truck but the company alleges that several items that had been on the truck where missing including a Stihl chainsaw and Garvin GPS unit. Reports state that the Orion employee located the chainsaw at an Eatonton pawn shop. Officers retrieved the chainsaw and then issued a warrant for Jenkins.
On July 15 Richard Mark Zelley, Jr., 34, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with simple battery and damage to property. According to reports, Zelley allegedly rammed his vehicle into the rear of a vehicle at a Williams Street residence. Reports state that Zelley told the officers he was an opium addict and that he was at the residence in an attempt to secure Percocet pills from a woman at the residence. The woman refused to give Zelley the pills, reports state, and Zelley allegedly struck her in the face and pulled her hair. Another man contained Zelley and removed him from the residence. Officers located Zelley sitting in his vehicle, which had been damaged to the extent that it could not be driven.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Department
On July 22 a suspicious person report was filed at a Cochran Road location after a man reported that a white male with sandy blonde hair had approached his residence seeking a job. The man complainant said he told the man he had no work but that the man appeared to be scoping out his residence. The complainant said he and neighbors had observed the man at random times in the neighborhood.
On July 21 Henry Ed Pritchett, 66, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, he allegedly struck a woman in the mouth with the back of his hand while he and the woman were sitting on a porch on Prospect Road. Deputies said the woman had a large amount of blood coming from her mouth and had blood on her shirt. Reports state that Pritchett said the woman “was in his face” and that he struck her to gain separation from her. He then allegedly demonstrated to deputies the arc and force of the blow. The woman refused medical assistance.
On July 20 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that she had been contacted by the Internal Revenue Service and told that a man had used her address and Social Security information to file a false income tax report.
On July 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had taken a 12 foot green fiberglass Ghanoe boat. The man valued the boat at $200.
On July 20 a theft by taking and harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Bostwick location after a man alleged that another man had taken a lawnmower and lawnmover belts without his permission. According to reports, the complainant said he agreed for the man to use the mower as long as he paid for gas. The complainant said after he realized the man had not paid for gas he requested that the mower be returned but instead the man allegedly called the complaint and told him if he continued his request he would tell authorities that the complainant had stolen the lawnmower. The complainant said he was on probation and a theft would revoke his probation.
On July 19 a found property report was filed at on Interstate 20 near the 117 mile marker after a woman reported that she found a black suitcase. Authorities opened the case and found various articles of clothing, a Samsung computer, Kindle, prescription medications and other personal items. The case’s owner’s name and email address were located on the computer and he was contacted.
On July 18 an entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a man reported that someone had taken a yellow Cub Cadet zero turn lawnmower and a trailer. Both items are valued at $3,850. A woman reported that someone had gone through her vehicle and removed $30 in change from a center console. Also missing were two blowers, a weed eater and a skill saw.
On July 18 a theft by taking and entering auto complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a woman reported that someone had taken her 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The victim’s brother reported that someone had removed the keys from the ignition of his truck and that the truck’s battery was dead.
On July 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road location after a man reported that someone took a blue 1999 Yamaha 250 dirt bike. The complainant reported that someone had rifled through his wife’s vehicle but nothing appeared to have been taken. On July 18 a burglary complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge, location after a man reported that sometime between noon and 4 p.m. someone had entered the house and removed prescription drugs, cash and jewelry. According to reports, the complainant’s girlfriend said when she came back home from Lake Rutledge with his children she noticed the back door had been pried open. The woman said the interior of the house was in complete disarray and that items had been strewn all over the residence.
On July 18 an animal complaint was filed at a Perryman Road, Buckhead location after a woman reported that her neighbor’s dog was allegedly causing problems “up and down the street.” The woman requested that the dog be moved to protect neighborhood children. On July 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that someone had broken into his house while he was on vacation. According to reports, a 50” television, 40” television, 10 pairs of tennis shoes, two Xbox 360 game consoles and 50 Xbox games were taken. Entry appeared to have come through a front window.
On July 16 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road, Bishop, location after a woman reported that she received a call from a man identifying himself as a Covington police officer. The woman said the man told her that a warrant had been issued for her husband’s arrest for allegedly running a red light. The man told the woman that she could either pay the fine over the phone or they would arrest her husband. The woman said she told them to arrest her husband, then, and hung up the phone. The woman then contacted the Covington Police Department regarding the matter and was told that the Covington department had no one working by the man’s name and that they would not make that type of phone call. The Covington Police Department employee said the department had received several similar complaint calls.
On July 15 a runaway juvenile complaint was filed at an Apalachee Woods Trail location after a woman reported that her 16-year-old son had left at 9:30 p.m. and not returned. The woman said she had been in contact with the son via text messages and that the son said he no longer wanted to live at the house. The woman said the son promised to return in two days when he was 17-years-old to collect his belongings. The woman said she had no problem with the teen moving out but she did want him to return her house key.
On July 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a Perryman Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that when he returned to his residence he observed a man known to him driving a black Camaro with loud exhaust leaving his residence. The complainant said when he arrived home he noticed that a box that contained a 9mm pistol with a loaded clip, 15 Oxycodone pills, seven Lortab pills and $40 was missing.
On July 15 a battery and terroristic threats complaint was filed at a Nunnally Street, Rutledge, location after a man alleged that his landlord had struck him with a car and, earlier, shot him with a pellet gun. Initially the man did not request assistance for injuries. However, later, the man allegedly sent his 6-year-old son to the landlord’s house to request that she call for an ambulance for his injuries. The man said the landlord brought him a phone set to speaker and that the man at the other end of the phone threatened to shoot both the man and his son in the head with a shotgun. The complainant then again refused treatment from National E.M.S.