Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

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On December 16 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone entered her residence through a laundry room window. The woman said she received a phone call from her children while the complainant was at work. One of the children told the woman that apparently while the children were sleeping in the residence, someone entered and removed a two Samsung Galaxy cell phones, one Acer Aspire laptop and a black and red pair of Beats by Dre headphones. An officer observed four holes in the ground outside the laundry room window. He also located a four-legged chair whose legs matched the location of the holes.

On December 16 a lost property complaint was filed at an Academy Street location. According to reports, a man reported that after he had purchased a tag for a 2005 Mercedes he has misplaced or lost the tag.

On December 9 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Monticellow Road location. According to reports, a man reported that someone had siphoned approximately $300 worth of diesel fuel from his tractor trailer truck tanks. The man said he had dropped the truck off at 8:30 p.m. and at 4:15 a.m. the next day when he attempted to start the truck he noticed that he had no diesel fuel. The complainant also said that someone had jammed a mechanism down into the fuel tank that was supposed to prevent a person from siphoning fuel from the tanks.

On December 19 Melody Ann Sanford, 50, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, Sanford reportedly was on the property of EZ Bottle Shop, West Washington Street after having been issued an order to not be on the premises of the business. An officer reported observing Sanford on the property and arrested her without incident. Reports state that Sanford told the officers that once she was released from jail she was going to return to the parking lot of the EZ Bottle Shop and that “there is nothing you can do about it.”

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