Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

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On February 5 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Plum Street residence after a woman accused a man of loosening lug nuts on her truck. According to reports, the woman said she drove the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to Madison for a funeral and at some point had an interaction with a former boyfriend. The woman said she “flipped” the former boyfriend off and that when the relationship ended more than a year ago, it ended badly. The woman said she noticed all the lug nuts on her truck were loose after she drove the truck to a Bell Circle residence.

On February 13 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Zaxby’s parking lot after a woman said an employee had struck her vehicle with a plastic garbage can. According to reports, the employee said he was attempting to maneuver the can between vehicles in the drive through area when the can grazed against the woman’s vehicle. An officer took a picture of the damage and termed it “superficial.”

On February 9 Walida Lang, 25, Douglasville, was arrested and charged with giving false name and date of birth, driving with a suspended license and speeding. According to reports, Lang was initially stopped on Interstate 20 for driving 97 mph in a 70 mph zone. At the time of the stop, she told an officer she was someone else, reports state, and supplied the officer with a name and date of birth of a woman who had an active driver’s license. That woman received notice from the city of Madison that she had an outstanding traffic citation. The woman called and told court officials that she suspected Lang of using her name and information. An officer was able to acquire a valid phone number for Lang and called her and she admitted to supplying the woman’s name, reports state. Lang came to the Morgan County Detention Center and was cited for the new charges and released to jail staff.

On February 10 a lost bag complaint was filed at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. A woman said that while she was walking from the Budget Inn to a West Jefferson Street liquor store, her bag became heavy and she left it on a picnic table at Walton Park. The woman said she forgot to get the bag on her return trip. The bag contained a radio, a hair dryer, socks, paper plates, an expired ID card, an expired food stamp card, a Medicaid card and other assorted personal items.

On February 10 a stolen trailer complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road location after a woman said that someone had taken a 2008 Pace American trailer. Video surveillance showed that a white pickup truck entered the property and attached the trailer to the truck and left the area. The trailer has the logo of Rudyboo’s Buffalo Café on the side. A black grill is attached to the rear of the trailer.

On February 9 Heather Dean Harris, 28, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly attempted to take $223 worth of merchandise from Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, without paying. According to reports, an employee stated that she observed Harris placing items in a large purse and then attempting to leave the store with the purse.

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