Law Enforcement – Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On November 23 a fraud complaint was filed at an Old Mill Farms location. According to reports, a man told authorities that he had received an alert from American Express regarding purchases attempted at an Apple Store. The man said he had not made any transactions and the purchases were cancelled and the card was deactivated.

On November 23 an information report was filed at the 2400 block of U.S. 441 south. According to reports, a deputy was called to the scene after and automobile struck a cow. Reports state that the cow had suffered damage to a hind quarter and possibly internal damage. The animal’s owner was located and told of the cow’s condition. The owner told the deputy to dispatch the cow if necessary. The deputy dispatched the animal with a service rifle.

On November 22 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Westminster Way location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had entered her unlocked 2006 Ford Explorer while it was parked in front of her residence and removed jewelry and a pair of sunglasses.

On November 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered the property and removed a white mini-fridge, a green Coleman camp stove and a black 120 volt space heater.

On November 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location. According to reports, a man reported that he found a dead horse, several deer carcasses and possible marijuana plants at the rear of his property. The man said he had heard noises and his dog began to bark and he and another man walked to the rear of the property and observed deer carcasses and a deceased horse tied to a tree with a red rope. The man also said he located two metal wire enclosures with small dried plants that he suspects were marijuana plants.

On November 22 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road location. According to reports, a woman stated that she had been escorted to by Madison Police Department officers to retrieve belongings from an Eatonton Highway residence where she was leaving because of conflicts with other tenants. The woman said after she left she received a text message from one of the tenants that stated if the complainant did not comply with the tenant’s demands the tenant was going to “beat her (expletive).”

On November 20 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Crawford Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man stated that two males and a female came to his residence and attempted to sell him a Kirby vacuum cleaner. The man said he told the group he was not interested but that they were extremely persistent and he eventually let them into his residence. While at the residence, one man was escorted upstairs to use the restroom and the second man wandered into the kitchen. The female left the residence. The man said the male subjects questioned him regarding when he and his wife were at home, what time they leave and what time they worked. When the males completed the sales pitch, they attempted to leave but the female had left with the vehicle the group had arrived in. The two males left on foot with the Kirby vacuum cleaner in hand.

On November 21 Anthony Dmontez Crawford, 17, Augusta, was arrested and charged with giving false name and obstruction. According to reports, a deputy was called to Interstate 20 in regards to a white Crown Victoria purposefully driving 40 to 50 mph and hindering traffic. When the deputy arrived he observed the vehicle with approximately 20 vehicles behind it driving slowly. After the vehicle was stopped the driver was cited. Crawford was a passenger in the vehicle and allegedly told the officers conflicting personal data several times before telling them his actual name and date of birth. Another man in the vehicle was held on an outstanding warrant.

On November 21 an information report was filed at a Newborn Road location. According to reports, a deputy received a phone call from a 17-year-old male who stated that he and his father had engaged in both a verbal and physical argument. The teen said his father had told him to remove a loaded gun from the house. During the argument, the teen said, he father hit him in the head with a rock and placed him in a choke hold. The teen said he struck the father several times in the abdomen and as he was leaving the residence the father allegedly fired several shots at the teen. The teen left the area and waited for his mother to arrive to pick him up.

On November 20 a burglary complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had shattered the back glass door to a residence and removed a hot water heater and two shower heads.

On November 20 a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at a Dickson Road, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man reported that he had received a call from a “Jeff Miller” who stated that he was from New York City and that a warrant had been issued for the complainant’s arrest. The complainant said he told the man he had never been to New York City and he believed that the caller was attempting to extort money from him. The caller then advised the complainant that he would soon be arrested and hung up the phone.

On November 20 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road, Bostwick location. According to reports, a woman reported observing a white male with a cigarette in her back yard. When she confronted the male the man allegedly told her he was “chasing her dog” and that he “was doing it because it was fun.” The woman contacted her brother who came to the residence and confronted the man across the street from the residence and the man told the brother the same thing. The man left walking but was picked up by someone driving a blue Chevy pickup truck. The woman said someone had entered her residence in the past but she had failed to file a police report.

On November 19 an identity theft complaint was filed at a Mallard Court location. According to reports, a man reported that someone had opened a Charter Communications account under his name and now the account was in collections with an outstanding balance of $461. The company said the service had been used at a residence in Covington. The man said his brother had stolen his identity in the past.

On November 20 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Magnolia Loop location. According to reports, the woman was shopping at Wal Mart and her credit card was denied. The woman said when she called the credit card company she was told that her card had been used to make purchases in Dawsonville and Cummings.

On November 19 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines Road location. According to reports, a woman requested that an officer stand by while she moved out of a residence. The woman also said that her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her at the residence earlier that day. The ex-boyfriend said he retreated to a carport to work on a vehicle and avoid confrontation earlier but that the woman had come to the carport and attempted to entice him to strike her. The man said the woman also climbed in the sleeper compartment of his truck and tore up the interior while screaming.

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