Law Enforcement: Aug. 29, 2013 edition

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Madison Police Department

On Aug. 24, an illegal use of credit cards incident was filed at a Highland Avenue location. According to the report, the complainant told an officer that his debit card had been used illegally after midnight in New York City, charging an amount of $304 to the card. Reportedly, the complainant contacted local law enforcement in order to comply with instructions from his bank.

On Aug. 19, a burglary complaint was filed at a Porter Street location. According to the report, the complainant stated that someone entered his office between 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 6:55 a.m. on Aug.19 and removed a black Comcast laptop computer worth $500, seven NEBO shark knives worth $40 each, a tan Zulu hat worth $100, and a frame with Lincoln pennies worth $100. Reportedly, entry into the location was gained through a broken rear window of the office, where pry marks and one drop of blood were found.

On Aug. 19, a larceny complaint was filed at an East Avenue location. According to the report, someone entered an unsecured utility building at the location and stole a black Husky mountain bike worth $150 dollars. Allegedly, the theft took place between 8 a.m. on Aug. 15 and 4 a.m. on Aug. 16.

On Aug. 20, a fraud complaint was filed at a Wellington Street location. According to the report, the complainant received a call from her bank, stating that “three large A.T.M. withdrawals” happened on Aug. 13, 14, and 15 in California. Allegedly, all three withdrawals were approximately $303. The report states that the complainant’s bank informed her that other complaints had been received from the Madison area, which “appear to originate from the bank patrons frequenting the Pilot gas station.”

On Aug. 19, a larceny complaint was filed at an Academy Street location. According to the report, the complainant’s 2007 Toyota Highlander had been entered at approximately 8 a.m. on Aug. 19, and that a Garmin Nuvi 1450 worth around $200, as well as about $10 in change, had been removed from the vehicle. Reportedly, there was no damage to the vehicle or the surrounding area.

On Aug. 20, a burglary complaint was filed at a Melrose Drive location. Reportedly, a home alarm system was triggered at the location, and, as an officer arrived, the complainant was in her vehicle in the driveway of the location. According to the report, officers cleared the building for any intruders, and the complainant found that no items were missing from the residence. The report stated that, due to the presence of a removed air conditioning unit and two broken panes of glass, a side window had been the entry point. Reportedly, the complainant stated that “a black male approximately 19 years of age and was 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 175” had approached her husband at the residence three times asking if any yard work needed to be done. Allegedly, the complainant did not see any vehicles parked at her residence.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On Aug. 25, a 14-year-old was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a minor, and possession of a concealed weapon without a permit, and a 13-year-old was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. According to reports, the complainant discovered on Aug. 24 that his barn and well house had been broken into, and, although it initially appeared that nothing was missing, the door knob to the barn door had been knocked off and a green Polaris four-wheeler worth about $4,500 was missing from the barn. Allegedly, the lock of a smaller barn was also broken, and three fences were cut for “an apparent escape route.” Reportedly, the estimated cost of fixing the fences would be approximately $600 and replacing the damaged locks would be around $20. The report states that, on Aug. 25, officers received a call regarding a four-wheeler being parked on Cochran Road matching the description of the missing green Polaris. Allegedly, while an officer was waiting on the scene for the complainant to arrive and identify the four-wheeler, another officer picked up two juveniles and placed them in front of a patrol car. According to the report, both “admitted to being on the four-wheeler but claim that they got it from another boy.” Reportedly, the 14-year-old then informed the officer that there was a gun in the trunk of his car, and the officer found a .32 caliber, gray revolver that was not loaded. The report states that the officer found “two spent shell casings, and four live rounds in his pockets” as well as the keys to the complainant’s four-wheeler. Reportedly, the 14-year-old and the 13-year-old were arrested and taken to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Aug. 19, a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Monticello Road, Madison location. According to reports, a complainant filed the report after running over a tree, which had fallen across the northbound lane, while traveling northbound on Monticello Road. Reportedly, the complainant’s vehicle suffered major damage to the passenger side front and undercarriage, which prevented him from being able to drive the vehicle from the scene. A second complainant also struck the tree but suffered no damage to his vehicle.

On Aug. 23, David Brian Dylong, Conyers, 38, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Rockdale County at a Lower Apalachee Road, Madison location. According to the report, Dylong was parked in the roadway with a flat tire, when an officer arrived. Reportedly, the officer asked for his license and ran his information, at which point the officer was informed of Dylong’s warrant. The report states that the officer then arrested Dylong and transported him to the Morgan County Detention Center without incident.

On Aug. 23, a destruction of a mailbox complaint was filed at a Mallard Court, Madison location. The report stated that the complainant heard “a loud bang type noise” at approximately 9:15 p.m. during the night of Aug. 22 but did not investigate until the next morning, when it was discovered that there was “severe damage” to their mailbox, which will cost the complainant around $100 to replace.

On Aug. 21, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mt. Vernon Road, Madison location. According to the report, the complainant stated that some lumber had been taken from his property, and that the taking had occurred sometime between Aug. 4 and Aug. 17, 2013.

On Aug. 20, a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road, Madison location. According to the report, the complainant stated that an unknown person had used her credit card to purchase one American Airlines Air Tickets to Dallas, Texas worth $362.90, one American Airlines Air Tickets to Houston, Texas worth $362.90, and one American Airlines bag fee for $25. The report states that the complainant also notified her credit card company of the issue.

On Aug. 20, an entering an automobile with the intent to commit theft and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Prospect Road, Madison location. The report states that an unknown person entered the complainant’s unlocked 2007 Nissan Quest and stole $10 to $12 from the vehicle. According to the report, nothing else was taken, despite a GPS unit being located in the unlocked glove compartment of the vehicle.

On Aug. 19, Mary Melissa Varga, 46, Madison, was arrested on an outstanding warrant at a Laurence Drive location. The report stated that Varga was wanted out of DeKalb County, and was taken into custody and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center without incident.

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