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On July 29 a burglary complaint was filed at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said that he had just received a new Samsung phone from an insurance claim. The man said a man in a neighboring room was “constantly” asking to borrow money and cigarettes. The complainant said he left the room, walked to the store, purchased a pack of Newports and returned. The man said he gave his neighbor four Newport cigarettes and placed the remaining pack and cell phone on a night stand and left the room again for 20 minutes. The complainant said when he returned both phone and the pack of Newports were missing. He suspects his neighbor of taking the items.

On July 27 Benedictus P. Chandra, 25, Marietta was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and speeding. According to reports, Chandra was stopped on Interstate 20 for allegedly travelling 93 mph in a 70 mph zone. Consequent to the stop, an officer allegedly found 11 marijuana cigars in the Lexus Chandra was driving.

On July 27 a criminal trespass complaint was filed on a Crawford Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was out on a walk between 8 a.m.  and 9 a.m. someone forced entry into her house. The woman said her Golden Retriever was missing. An officer examined entry points to the residence but could not find any evidence of forced entry. The dog was located in a bedroom with a shut door.

On July 27 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Town Park, East Jefferson Street. According to reports, an officer responded to a complaint that a fire had been started in the park. The officer reported that someone had taken pine straw and started a fire on a sidewalk in the park, damaging the concrete.

On July 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bell Circle residence. According to reports, a man said someone had removed his “Allez” road bike. The bike has a blue front tire and  a black rear tire. The bike was later found lying in the mud in the neighborhood.

On July 26 Melvin N. Hill, 33, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and seat belt violation. According to reports, Hill was stopped at a Prior Circle residence while allegedly driving without a seat belt. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer allegedly found a small amount of marijuana under Hill’s cell phone in a cup holder near the driver’s seat.

On July 20 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while he was walking down Micha Way he was approached by another man who, after cussing at the complainant, struck him in the head and then body slammed him to the ground, injuring his elbow and toes on his left foot. Officers spoke to the suspect who said that he and the complainant had a mutual disagreement and  that he had attempted to body slam the complainant but failed, in part, because of the size of the complainant.

On July 24 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a 13-year-old male entered the store and attempted to take a display cell phone but initially failed because the phone was secured with a cord. Reports, state that the youth then went to the office supplies part of the store and took a pair of scissors and returned and cut the security cord on three phones and took the phones. Officers contacted the juvenile’s mother who allegedly said the juvenile has mental health issues and was hanging out with other youths. The woman said every time she tries to make contact with the youth he runs away.

On July 31 a shoplifting complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that she observed on video surveillance a man cut open a cell phone box with a knife and then remove the phone and leave the store without paying for the item. An officer was able to identify the suspect as a man who on July 29 reported to officers that his phone had been stolen.

On July 30 James Michael Harris, 44, Fayetville, N.C. was arrested and charged with DUI, speeding, reckless driving and possession of alcohol in an open container. According to reports, Harris was stopped for allegedly driving 109 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop, the officer allegedly observed an open beer can in the vehicle, carpet soaked with beer and more than $16,000 in cash rolled up  and wrapped with rubber bands concealed in socks stored in a back pack in the vehicle.

On July 28 a theft of property complaint was filed at a Main Street Pantry, Main Street. According to reports, a man said that after he purchased tobacco from the store he went to work and later realized he had lost his wallet.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On August 1 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Parks Mills Road location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint of a man with a red vehicle parked in Parks Mill Road halfway between the town of Buckhead and Katy’s Corner convenience store. The complainant said the man tried to force the complainant into getting gas. A deputy arrived and the man, who resides in Stone Mountain, said he was out of the gas for his red Impala. The man said he was attempted to get to Atlanta and that he had given a woman a ride home. He could not remember the woman’s address or name and, later said, she might have been a prostitute. The man was transported to the Buckhead Chevron. Several officers arrived and one officer gave the man $10 for gas. The man was able to get the Impala started and drove back to the store for more gas. He then left, headed to Greene County on Interstate 20.

On August 1 a forgery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a man said in May a few days after his wife had foot surgery, he was contacted by the Bank of Madison and told that his account did not have enough money to cover a $600 check written to it and that his signature seemed irregular. The man said he asked his wife if she had signed the check and she said that she did. He asked her if she had signed any other checks without his knowledge and she allegedly gave him a “smart” remark and said she had signed approximately 100 more. The man said later in June he and his wife went to A&M Used Cars in Madison to look at vehicles for his wife. The man said he told his wife he would help her get a vehicle but he was not paying for the vehicle. The man said they looked at a 2006 Nissan Murano and that he filled out a loan application but he never agreed to purchase the vehicle. The wife picked up the vehicle later that day, however. Several weeks ago the wife left to go to visit relatives in South Dakota. The complainant said he just learned that the vehicle is in his name and he alleged that his signature was forged on loan documentation. He also said his wife wants a divorce and that he instructed her to get the vehicle in her name, buy it or bring it back.

On July 31 a trespass notice was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a woman became verbally abusive towards him and pushed him because he would not allow her sister on the property.

On July 29 an abandoned vehicle report was filed near the intersection of Eatonton Road and Maddox Road. According to reports a black Chevrolet Impala was located in the north bound lane of Eatonton Road at 10:30 p.m. A deputy was able to determine the vehicle owner but had no response when he attempted contact via telephone. At 1:12 a.m. a city of Madison Police Department officer located the 59-year-old female owner near Madison Rentals. Reports state that the Staham, Ga. woman said she had run out of gas. She was dehydrated and confused. The officer arranged for her to stay in a local motel for the night until relatives could come and pick her up the next day.

On July 30 a contributing to the delinquency of a minor complaint was filed on a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a woman had provided his 17-year-old son with both cocaine and methamphetamine. The man said his son came to him and requested that the father put the son in a rehab facility because of the drug use.

On July 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had a walk-behind lawn mower and air compressor stolen from his residence on July 19.

On July 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Hardeman Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had broken into a shed. The woman said nothing appeared to be stolen but that around July 13 someone took an air compressor and a stick welder. The woman said she suspects her sister and her sister’s boyfriend because the couple had been banned from her house after they made repeated requests for money.

On July 29 an information report was filed at a Spears Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a friend of the family  stole one of his old cell phones. The man said he wanted the phone back, in part, because the phone contained nude pictures of himself.  A male minor came into contact with the phone. The male’s grandmother alleged that the phone had been given to the juvenile on purpose and she also alleged that last year the complainant also allegedly sent her nude photos and then apologized and said the photos were intended for the grandmother’s daughter.

On June 28 a theft by taking and forgery complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a former employee had forged seven checks for $525 and had taken two pre-signed checks designated for vendors and had cashed those as well.

On July 28 a battery complaint was  filed at a Second Street, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her 45-year-old son had been writing bad checks on her account to two convenience stores without her permission. The woman said she had been contacted by store owners and they are threatening to take out arrest warrants for the woman. The woman also alleged that her son had broken several items in the house, including the house’s thermostat based on an argument about the temperature in the house.

On July 27 an ATV on road complaint was file at the intersection of Newborn Road and Davis Academy Road. According to reports, a deputy allegedly observed a 15-year-old male riding a four-wheeler on Davis Academy Road. The driver allegedly observed the deputy’s patrol car and fled into the woods. The deputy searched but could not find the suspect. Later the same four –wheeler driven by a different juvenile came to the same intersection. This time, the four-wheeler was stopped. The driver took the deputy to  his Newborn Road residence and introduced him to the driver of the ATV that fled. The driver apologized. His parents were contacted and he was released to them.

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