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Madison Police Department

On May 27 a recovered stolen vehicle report was filed at the Madison Crossing Shopping Complex, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer observed a “suspicious” vehicle parked at the shopping center at midnight, unoccupied. The officer ran the license tag number and it returned as stolen from DeKalb County. The vehicle was towed by Youngblood Motors.

On May 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Flambeau Manufacturing, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, a shift supervisor reported that someone had broken into a Vend-A-Matic machine at the plant. An investigation revealed that a suspect broke one section of plastic glass on one of the Vend-A-Matic machines that then allowed access to the consumable items for purchase. Price range of the consumable items available, reports state, was between $1.40 to $2.75. Total value of the consumable items taken is $16.10. Attempts to secure finger prints from the plastic glass removed from the Vend-A-Matic failed.

On May 29 an affray complaint was filed at a Maple Street residence after a woman allegedly pulled a weapon on a second woman during an argument prompted by a dog licking the suspect’s heel. According to reports, officers were called to the residence in response to a dispute call including that one of the combatant’s might have a weapon. When they arrived at the Maple Street residence a woman standing outside said that another woman had drawn a handgun on the woman’s relative during the argument. Reports state that the sister of the accused woman reported that she went to the Maple Street residence seeking her brother and a verbal argument ensued. Two women at the residence reported that after a dog allegedly started to lick the heel of the suspect the suspect left the residence and went to her vehicle to locate her gun. One of the women said no weapon was drawn but that the suspect was searching her vehicle for the pistol.

On May 28 an affray complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a 66-year-old man said after he made a disparaging racial comment to a 38-year-old man, the younger man struck him in the face. The 38-year-old man said the older man was arguing with a woman and poured alcohol on the woman and pushed the younger man before he punched him. The older man had a laceration under one eye and on his nose. No charges have been filed.

On May 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Pizza Hut, Eatonton Road after a manager alleged that while he went to the bank to make a deposit, someone removed $50 from a front cash register. The man said  this is  the second time money has been removed from the same register.

On May 27 a burglary and  criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Foster Street residence. According to reports, a man said at 4:30 a.m. he heard his garage alarm activate. The complainant said he retrieved a firearm and ran outside. The complainant said he heard individuals running through woods behind his residence towards Maxey Lane. The complainant said he fired one shot into the ground to scare the individuals. Officers arrived and established a perimeter including a unit on Maxey Lane. Several officers walked through the wooded area but could not located a suspect. The property owner reported the next day that he located a white Samsung cell phone on the ground behind the garage the next morning. He reported that this was the fourth time his garage had been burglarized.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 30 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at the Golden Pond Convenience store after an employee at the store told a deputy that a former employee refused to give him a store key back after she was terminated. The deputy spoke to the woman and she agreed to give the key back. The employee said he had fired the woman because she had allegedly taken money from the register and given it to her husband. The employee said he was not going to press charges but wanted the money returned. The woman agreed to the terms and offered a written statement professing guilt.

On May 28 a hit and run complaint was filed at a East Dixie Highway, Rutledge location after a woman reported that someone had struck her white Toyota Sienna while it was parked on the side of East Dixie Avenue during the Rutledge County Fair. According to reports, a witness observed a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe strike the Toyota and damage a side mirror. The witness was able to record the license tag number from the Hyundai and a deputy went to the Hyndai owners house on Atlanta Highway and observed the vehicle but could not locate the owner.

On May 28 an information report was filed at a East Magnolia Loop residence after a woman alleged that her husband had struck her daughter and given her a bruise. The woman said the daughter has autism. She added that when she was assisting the daughter with a bath, she noticed the bruise. She said the husband verified that he had spanked the daughter and said he did so because she was fighting with her autistic sister. The complainant said she and her husband had an agreement that stipulated neither party would discipline the children with physical punishment.

On May 27 Litreater Moore, 42, Madison was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. According to reports, a man reported that on April 26 he had lost his cell phone while shopping at Ingles. The man said after he lost the phone he replaced it but was unable to activate the new phone with the same number. The man said he was able to track the phone to a Morgan Circle residence. When a deputy arrived at the residence they observed a young woman with the phone. Moore told the deputy that the phone belonged to her. She said that she had received the phone from a white male she could not identify. She then said she had purchased the phone from a white male at Ingles. She then said she knew the phone was stolen. She was then arrested and taken to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On May 24 an animal complaint report was filed at a Shakerag Road residence after a woman alleged that someone had shot her dog. According to reports, the complainant said she heard a gun shot and then observed her 12-year-old black and gray blue heeler dog running toward her residence. The woman said she observed a wound on the dog’s rear right leg. She said she had recently filed a complaint against a neighbor as well as a trespass notice A deputy reported that the shot was graze and no bullet was recovered.

On May 26 a recovered stolen vehicle report was filed at the Morgan County Tax Commissioners Office, Hancock Street. According to reports, a used car lot owner came to the office and paid fees to transfer ownership to a 2005 Toyota Corolla from his car lot’s name to an individual. Three days later the individual came to the tax office to retain a license tag and when they did so the office noticed that the vehicle had been reported stolen on January 11 in Fulton County.

On May 25 a lost property complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that she had lost a prescription for 30 milligram Adderall.

On May 25 a damage to property complaint was filed at Enterprise Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had cut a chain securing a gate to his farm property. The man said nothing appeared to be missing. The chain is valued at $10.

On May 23 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Nunnally Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a deputy arrived at the residence and observed two men verbally arguing in the driveway. The homeowner stated that the second man would not leave the residence. The homeowner said the man was demanding money from work he had completed earlier. The second man said the homeowner refused to pay him for earlier work because when he was working the homeowner alleged that the man “broke a lot of stuff while working.” Both men were advised that the issue was a civil matter.

On May 24 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at an Echols Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she had received a bill from Athens Regional for $5,448 for service from a hospital visit on October 1, 2013. The woman said she conducted her own investigation and determined that a distant relative had been to the hospital at that date and at the time the relative’s maiden name was the same as the complainant. The complainant said she contacted the distant relative regarding the bill and the relative said she had not received a bill. The complainant said she feels the relative is aware of the charges but is avoiding paying the bill.

On May 24 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge  residence after a man said his 16-year-old son had just run away. The man said the juvenile had just been released from the Regional Youth Detention Center that morning and while he was with the child at Raceway convenience store, Eatonton Road, he and the child engaged in an argument and the child left on foot. Later, deputies were called and were told that the juvenile was at a Mallard Ridge Road residence.

On May 23 Jasmine Sherell Williams, 27, Royston, was arrested and charged with speeding, driving while license suspended and possession of marijuana. According to reports, Williams was stopped for speeding on Georgia Highway 83 near Speed Lane. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy stated he smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Williams allegedly told the deputy that there had been marijuana in the vehicle earlier but she had smoked it. The deputy then reminded Williams that after her arrest if she transported any contraband past guard lines at the Morgan County Detention Center, she could be charged with a felony. According to reports, Williams then produced a small bag of suspected marijuana from her bra.

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