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On October 28 a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with disruption of the operation of a school at Crossroads School, East Washington Street. According to reports, the student allegedly came to school and became loud and disruptive and made threatening statements towards another student.

On October 27 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge location. According to reports, a woman reported that she maintains a Walmart Money Card Visa account in which she has her paychecks direct deposited. The complainant said 10 minutes after she used the card in Madison someone at a Target store in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., withdrew $424.41 from the card. The woman said that was the total amount in the account.

On October 26 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that her husband had pushed her, threw her teddy bear in a toilet, stole a gun and took $400 cash from her wallet. Reports state that the complainant appeared to be “heavily intoxicated” while a deputy interviewed her. The husband told the deputy that the woman has a drinking problem and typically takes the gun with her when she “goes out drinking.” He also said she was a compulsive liar and had refused attempts to get treatment for alcoholism.

On October 25 a domestic violence and terroristic threats complaint was filed at a Tamplin Road location. According to reports, a man reported that a man known to him came to his house and knocked on his window seeking entry. The complainant said he allowed the man into the house and the man accused him of “setting him up” regarding a robbery. The complainant said the man took a set of keys and a pair of boots before leaving the residence. The complainant told officers that the suspect had become addicted to methamphetamine recently and appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the incident. The incident occurred at 4 a.m. Officers searched the immediate area for the man but did not locate the suspect.

On October 24 abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled or elderly person complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that she went to a retirement facility to pick up a 76-year-old man to take him to church and shopping. Reports state that an employee at the facility blocked the woman from taking the man based on instructions from the man’s son. The woman told the deputy that she had been spending time with the man for the past eight months and alleged that the man’s children “want nothing to do with him.” Reports state that the woman told the deputy that she was attempting to get “permanent visitation rights” to the elderly man. The deputy told the woman that until those rights were secured, she had no legal right to take the man from the facility. Reports state that after the deputy left the location, the woman returned and took the man from the facility. The man’s son arrived at the facility and told deputies that the woman and her husband were both real estate developers who had been trying to obtain the elderly man’s land for development. He also told the deputy that the woman developed a relationship with the elderly man after he suffered a stroke eight months ago. The son said that since that time he had observed the woman sitting on the elderly man’s lap, kissing the elderly man on the mouth and calling the elderly man “daddy.” The son advised the deputy that he had power of attorney over the elderly man and was concerned with his ability to make consistent sound decisions.

On October 23 a simple battery, assault and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road, Bishop, location. According to reports, a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend came to her house with flowers for her birthday. The woman alleged that while the man was at the house he entered the house without her consent, took her cell phone and looked through recent calls, pushed her into a bush, punched the side of her truck and the radio inside the truck. Reports state that the man left the residence when the woman’s parents arrived. Reports state that the father called the man and that the ex-boyfriend allegedly threatened the father and the family with injury.

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