Law Enforcement: Oct. 24, 2013 edition

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Madison Police Department

On October 14 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a man and woman reported that someone had entered their apartment and removed a 37-inch Phillips flat screen television, a silver 13-inch MacBook, Beat headphones, a black Xbox 360 with Kinect and five video games. Value of the items is $1,650.

On October 19 a shoplifting complaint was filed at Cato, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman told an officer that four women had entered the store and remained for approximately 20 minutes. The woman said that when the women left the store they took a $7.99 necklace and $5.99 bracelet without paying for the items.

On October 13 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that an employee had used a company credit card without permission. According to reports, the employee allegedly purchased $1,398.29 worth of fuel on three consecutive days. Reports state that the employee also allegedly used the card to get a $25 cash advance. The employer said the charges were not authorized because the employee had no load assignment at the time of the fuel purchase.

On October 11 Raymond Dean Adkins, 47, Oxford was arrested and charged with DUI, open container and possession of marijuana. According to reports, Adkins was stopped on Walker Circle after a passenger in his vehicle was allegedly not wearing a seat belt. Reports state that after the stop, officers observed an open beer container in the vehicle and found a rolled marijuana cigarette and suspected marijuana in a plastic bag in the vehicle.

On October 14 a larceny complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was attending a wedding reception someone removed her wallet from her purse. The woman said the wallet contained $200 cash, a driver’s license, a check book, two credit cards and a debit card.

On October 15 a larceny complaint was filed at a South Main Street hardware store after a woman reported that someone had entered the building through a front window. A jar of pickles valued at $60 had been taken and a cash register had been damaged.

On October 15 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a T.A. Truck Stop, Eatonton Road, after a man reported that someone had removed his wallet from his truck. The man said he exited the truck at approximately 8 p.m. and left his wallet sitting on a center console in an unsecured truck. He said when he returned at 8:30 p.m. he noticed the driver’s side door to his truck open and the wallet missing.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On October 19 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that a former employee had called and threatened to kill his entire family because the employer would not relinquish a cell phone the employee said he paid for. The complainant said the employee had not paid for the phone.

On October 17 a dispute complaint was filed at a Aqua Road location after a woman alleged that her husband had her father’s truck keys and would not return the keys. The husband said his wife had become enraged while he was chatting with a woman on Facebook and that she struck him on the head and pushed him. He also alleged that she threw his phone away.

On October 17 a dispute complaint was filed at the Buckhead dumpster site. According to reports, a man told authorities that he observed another man putting cardboard boxes into a recycling bin. The complainant said he told the man the boxes were supposed to be broken down before placed in the recycling dumpster. The complainant said the man told him he would place the cardboard boxes in how ever he wanted and that he had some oil he might place in the dumpster as well. The complainant said the man then asked him if he wanted to fight and the complainant agreed. The complainant said the man took off his glasses, so he took of his glasses and when the man approached him with his fist in the air the complainant said he struck the man twice in the face. The complainant said the man then threatened to call the sheriff’s office and left in a small green truck.

On October 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Doster Road location. According to reports, a man reported that someone had removed three deer stands from the property. The stands are valued at $4,200.

On October 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her residence and removed an owner’s manual for her sewing machine. The manual is valued at $5. The woman also reported that someone had taken a Shirley Cesar compact disc. The disc was located by a deputy in a large stack of discs on a table inside the residence.

On October 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed four Remington .44 caliber black powder pistols, four .45 caliber conversion kits, two boxes of .45 caliber ammunition, two wet suits, one diving fin, one Henderson Gold Core jacket and several Flexeril and Cyclobenzaprine tablets.

On October 15 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location. According to reports, a man stated that he had been contacted by American Money Corporation and told that he had won $3.5 million and a new Mercedes. The man said the caller told him he had to wire $670 to cover the expense of “a government stamp” to receive the money. The man said he continued to receive phone calls regarding the alleged prize and before he ceased he sent $15,000 to the caller.

On October 14 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Mission Road location after a woman reported that someone had scratched the paint of a rear bumper of her vehicle while it was parked at the Source of Light Ministries. The woman said this is the second time this incident has occurred.

How is a theft legally determined? In order to convict someone of theft, the crime must meet all of the following criteria: The property must be wrongfully taken without the owner’s consent, and carried away, or moved from its original place. The property must belong to another, though the accused can defend themselves if he or she reasonably believes the property was his or her own. Finally, the intent to deprive permanently must be proven, in that the person who took it, did not intend to return it. –From www.legalmatch.com

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