On July 11 a larceny from a resident complaint was filed at a Cook Hill Street location. According to reports, a woman said in June someone took her white purse from her dresser draw. The woman said she did not contact police at the time because she was hoping the purse would turn up. On July 12 a larceny complaint was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man stated that while he was leaving Walmart he believed he dropped his wallet in the parking lot while he was getting in his vehicle. The man said the wallet contained a Visa debit card, a BP gas card, a $50 bill, a concealed weapon license and a UGA student ID. Investigators revealed the store’s surveillance tape and observed that a black female wearing dark leggings and holding a small baby exited her vehicle after the man left his parking space and picked something up off the ground. The woman was driving a silver Pontiac Grand AM with tinted windows and a spoiler. Shortly after the woman picked the item up, reports, state, she shopped at Walmart and paid for her items with a $50 bill and an EBT card.
On July 11 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at a Main Street location. According to reports, a man said that he had received five phone calls, four from California and one from North Carolina, regarding checks the callers had received from the man’s business. The complainant said the callers said they had all responded to an ad on Craigslist regarding receiving $750 per week for part-time stay at home work. The callers said they had received a $2,900 check made on the man’s business account and had been told to deposit the checks, keep $750 and purchase four Greendot Moneypak cards for $500 and one card for $240 and to then email the personal identification numbers for each card to the person who placed the Craigslist ad. The complainant said his local bank informed him that none of the checks had been cashed and he immediately closed his account. On July 12 Willie James Jackson, Jr. 51, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, Jackson returned to Sunflower Food Mart, Eatonton Road, after he had been given a no trespass notice earlier in the day. Reports state that a man alleged Jackson was using obscene gestures and language in front of customers. On July 12 Carolyn G. Webb, 47, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Webb allegedly took $68 worth of items from Walmart, placed the items in her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying. On July 14 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location. According to reports, a man told officers that as he was attempting to cross Pearl Street he was attacked by three males and three females. The man gave his report at Morgan Memorial Hospital. He suffered an injury to his eye and to his right ankle. On July 1 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman said she received a $570.27 bill in the mail from “Bill Me Later” company alleging that she had ordered Samsung Galaxy smartphone from Walmart online. The complainant said she contacted Walmart and was told that the phone had been delivered to her home address, however, the woman said the phone had been ordered using an incorrect and fake email.
On July 9 Marsha Denise Britt, 32, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Britt allegedly took 23 items totaling $78.49 from Walmart without paying for the items. On July 10 Maurice Jackson-Ingram, 22, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, third offense driving with a suspended license and no insurance. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Jackson driving a 1999 Tahoe on East Washington Street. Reports state that the officer was aware that Jackson-Ingram did not have a valid driver’s license. Jackson-Ingram was arrested after he got into a vehicle on Meadowridge Drive. The Tahoe was located, reports state, and a piece of suspected marijuana was located in the vehicle. On July 2 a theft by taking warrant for Stephen Taylor Dunn, 32, Eatonton was issued. According to reports, Dunn was stopped by a Georgia State Patrol trooper and arrested for driving with a suspended license. Consequent to the arrest, the trooper located 150 pounds of scrap metal molding marked “Flambeau” in the trunk of Dunn’s vehicle. Dunn told the trooper that he worked at Flambeau and had permission to remove the metal. Company officials in a letter to officers denied the assertion and estimated that the metal was worth $75. The metal was obtained by an officer and returned to Flambeau. On July 8 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at a TA Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had passed a counterfeit $50 bill at the fuel desk. The bill was seized by an officer and retained as evidence. On July 7 a larceny complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road location after a man reported that someone had removed a battery from a truck parked on his lot. The man said he had earlier observed a silver Volkswagen sedan with its license plate in the rear window at his business.
On July 7 a fraud complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive location after the family of a 70-year-old man alleged that a drug dealer was taking advantage of the man. Reports state that the family allege that the alleged dealer had taken the man’s Social Security debit card and would not return the card. The 70-year-old man told an officer that he was a crack addict and that he had given the man his card in May to resolve an $820 debt but that the man had not given him his card back. The 70-year-old man said he received $820 per month from Social Security. An investigator checked the man’s account and he had a $0 account balance and the last withdrawal for $820 had been made on July 3 for $820. An officer contacted the alleged dealer who said he was not a drug dealer and that the man had borrowed money from him on several occasions and that the complainant had given him his debit card to repay the money. He said on July 3 he withdrew $800 from the debit card and he kept $300 that the man allegedly owed him and that he gave the complainant the remaining $500. On July 8 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Porter Street location. According to reports, a woman said she received a call from someone at Madison Drug Store stating that a man had entered the store and delivered the woman’s driver’s license, which he said he found in the parking lot. The woman then checked her vehicle and realized that her wallet containing $80 cash, a credit card and her license were missing. On July 1 James Michael Reid, 48, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and public intoxication. According to reports, an officer at Budget Inn observed Reid on the Budget Inn property even though he had been served a criminal trespass warning against him regarding being on the Budget Inn property. Reid walked into a ditch area between the motel and Ward Road and told the officer he did not have to go any further. The officer advised Reid to go home or go to jail and Reid allegedly laid down in the westbound lane of Ward Road.