On November 21 a fraud complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location. According to reports, a man stated that he had ordered a pizza at 6 p.m. using his debit card information. The man said a person at the restaurant called him back and asked for an expiration date for the card. The complainant said a few minutes later a woman called him and told him that the restaurant’s computers had failed and she needed the card information to process the purchase manually. The man said he gave the woman the information and that the woman also asked for his home address and phone number, which he also gave. Approximately 30 minutes later the man was delivered a pizza. At 9 p.m. the complainant’s wife called him at work and told him that their bank account was “empty.” The complainant said three transactions had been made to Verizon Wireless, one transaction had been made to Office Depot and one transaction had been made to Suntrust Bank. Total loss was approximately $800.
On November 21 Guy Matthew Martin, 35, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, officers were called to the Travel Lodge, Ramada Lane, on reports of a suspicious person. When they arrived, they observed a man walking on an upper walkway. As they were speaking with this man, they noticed the smell of burnt marijuana coming from a room. They then observed Martin, with a bathroom plunger in hand, walk to the suspect room and open the door. They questioned Martin regarding the smell, reports state, and Martin allegedly told them that he had a small amount of marijuana in the room. An officer located a multi-colored glass pipe and plastic container of suspected marijuana on a night stand in the room.
On November 17 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Mapp Street location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had broken into his 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass and removed a Jensen model CD player valued at $300.
On November 15 Kevin Daniel, no age given, Athens, was arrested and charged with larceny. According to reports, Daniel allegedly took a tablet while employed at Wal Mart without paying for the item. Reports state that Daniel told an officer that the Tablet had been sold to an unknown person in Athens.
On November 14 Demario Antwan Wade, 27, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to EZ Bottle Shop regarding people loitering. When the officer arrived he observed several males leaning against a wall under a “No Loitering” sign. The officer said he asked Wade if he could read the sign and Wade allegedly told him he was not “throwing cigarette butts and trash on the ground.” The officer said he told Wade he was referring to loitering and Wade allegedly began to curse. The officer said he told Wade he could leave the premises on his own or with the officer. Another man persuaded Wade to get into a vehicle and they left the area. The officer left the store but returned shortly and located Wade sitting on a wall near the store. At this point he was arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On November 22 Danielle E. LaChappelle, 21, Ruteldge, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer responded to an activated alarm at a Penor Street residence. When he arrived he observed LaChappelle and two men sitting in a silver Kia Rio in the carport of the residence. The officer stated that he observed the smell of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. One of the men told the officer that he had activated the alarm by mistake. The officer questioned LaChappelle regarding the marijuana and she allegedly told him that all three persons had smoked marijuana but that there was no marijuana left. The officer searched LaChappelle’s purse and allegedly located a small plastic bag that contained suspected marijuana. LaChappelle was then arrested. The other two men were not detained.
On November 18 Sandra Denise Lawrence, 43, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, an officer received a complaint that Lawrence was allegedly begging for money near a South Main Street restaurant. The officer went to the restaurant but did not located Lawrence. He did locate her near Town Park and, reports state, told her that she had been warned several times by other officers to cease pan handling. She was then arrested. On November 14 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered his locked 1999 Chevrolet K1500 and removed two 10” subwoofers, one JVC CD/MP3 head unit and one IPod cable. The items are valued at $670. The man also said his dashboard was damaged during the theft.