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Madison Police Department

On September 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Morris Wrecker, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said that he was arrested on September 6 and that his 1995 Chevrolet C15 was towed. The man said after he bonded out of jail he went to Morris to pick up his vehicle and he noticed that two 15 speakers were missing. An officer noted that on the impound form for the vehicle there was not mention of speakers and a telephone conversation with the arrested Georgia State Patrol trooper resulted with the trooper stating that he did not recall observing speakers in the vehicle at the time of arrest and impound.

On September 14 a identity fraud complaint was filed at a Walker Rose Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said she had notified authorities in July regarding someone using her Social Security number to open a financial account. The woman said on September 8 she received a letter from a company named “Seventh Avenue” that stated the company had noticed fraudulent activity on her account. The woman said she had never opened an account with “Seventh Avenue.” The company said the woman’s current balance was $1,400. The woman said the company had agreed to waive the balance.

On September 14 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Four Lakes Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said she had received several calls from persons claiming to be with the IRS. The woman said the calls all allege that the woman needed to appear in court on tax fraud issues. An officer attempted to return the phone calls and all numbers were invalid.

On September 6 a burglary complaint was filed at the Exxon convenience store, Monticello Road. According to reports, an officer responded to an alarm call at the store at 4:10 a.m. The officer noted that a front door appeared to have been damaged with bolt cutters but that no entry was made. Video surveillance revealed that at 4:03 a.m. a black SUV pulled into the store parking lot. Three men exited the vehicle and attempted to cut a pad lock off the front door. When those attempts failed, the men then struck the front door and the alarm sounded.

On September 12 a warrant was issued for Alex Stoutermire, 62, Detroit, on charges of theft by deception and impersonating a police officer or public official. According to reports, a manager for Fleet Car Carriers contacted authorities and reported fraudulent activity. The manager said his company had been contacted by someone claiming to be a Department of Transportation official who stated that one of the trucks belonging to Fleet Car Carriers had been involved in an accident and was blocking the road and need to be moved. A second person came on the phone conversation and claimed to be a wrecker service and requested an electronic funds transfer of $992.64 to move the truck. The transfer was approved and the check was redeemed at Pilot Truck Stop in Madison. A second request for $989.72 was also approved and that check was redeemed at the Pilot Truck Stop in Union Point. A third request was made but it was denied. Officers recovered a copy of Stoutermire’s Michigan driver’s license used to redeem both checks at the truck stops.

On September 13 a runaway juvenile complaint was filed at Flash Foods, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a cashier stated that a female juvenile in the store had stated that she had taken her mother’s car and fled from her Alabama residence. The officer contacted the juvenile’s mother who confirmed that the girl had left the residence. The mother said she had filed a report with Alabama authorities. Those authorities were contacted and the juvenile was detained while the officer made arrangements with the mother.

On September 16 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Penor Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while her vehicle was parked at her residence, someone damaged the front, left and right side of the vehicle.

On September 17 a juvenile complaint was filed at a Plum Street residence. According to reports, a person stated they saw a small, naked child with a dog alone in the back yard of a Plum Street residence. An officer arrived and a woman at the residence said that the child had the ability to unlock the front door and leave the residence without warning. The officer advised the woman to invest in child-proof locks.

On September 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bell Circle residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a second man he had allowed to move into his residence to share rent took his debit card and used it to charge $180 worth of merchandise. The complainant said he also noticed that the man had taken a picture of his driver’s license and stored it on his phone.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On September 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Trail  residence. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had attempted to enter the vacant residence. A deputy observed a broken gate clasp and that a glass had been removed from a door.

On September 16 a dispute report was filed at the Relax Inn, North Main Street. According to reports, the manager of the motel told authorities that a man with a backpack and walking stick was harassing motel guests. A deputy located the man and attempted to serve the man with a trespass notice. The man said he understood he was not allowed back to the motel but he refused to sign the notice. The man said he was attempting to get to Athens. The deputy gave the man a ride to the Morgan/ Oconee County line.

On September 18 a battery and cruelty to children complaint was filed at Hardeman Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that when she arrived home at 8:30 p.m. her former boyfriend and father of her child was inside the residence. The woman said the man had arrived to spend time with his son. During the evening the woman said there was an altercation and she alleged the man grabbed her and spit in her face. She also said the man hid her phones.

On September 17 theft by deception complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said he had sent $2,000 to a man to purchase a vehicle on EBay but that the seller was now asking for $1,500 more for shipping.

On September 17 Lewis Mallory, 39, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane and possession of marijuana. According to reports, a deputy responded to a citizen’s complaint of a vehicle driving erratically east on Interstate 20. The deputy located the vehicle and alleged observed the vehicle fail to maintain lane twice. After the vehicle was stopped, reports state, Mallory appeared unbalanced. Consequent to his arrest for DUI, a second officer allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.

On September 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Callaway Street, Bishop location. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her truck and removed a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol. The weapon is valued at $450.

On September 15 a property damage complaint was filed at a Keencheefoonee Road residence. According to reports, a man said while he was at a farm picking vegetables, a child in a truck knocked the truck out of gear and caused the truck to run into the complainant’s vehicle. The truck’s owner told the man that he would pay for the repairs to the front driver side door.

On September 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Durden Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had parked a John Deere Z520A zero turn lawnmower near a sunflower field. The man said someone removed railings from a fence and took the lawnmower. The lawnmower is valued at $3,000.

On September 13 Kevin Lee Hardy, 34, Good Hope and Mary Singleton, 49, Good Hope were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle Hardy was driving near the intersection of Bostwick Highway and Fairplay Road was stopped for no license plate. Consequent to the stop, reports state, deputies located two copper valve stems that contained suspected marijuana in the vehicle. Reports state that as Singleton was being processed at the jail officers allegedly located a smoking device on her person with suspected methamphetamine residue. Officers then acquired a search warrant for the couple residence and allegedly found a digital scale, small plastic baggies, smoking devices and a container with suspected methamphetamine residue.

On September 13 an information report was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she was concerned for the welfare of two children because she alleged the children were not allowed to wake their mother until 1 p.m. Reports state that the woman said a 12-year-old male took money from his mother’s purse and walked to a Golden Pantry to secure biscuits for himself and his younger sister.

On September 13 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman said when she opened her car she smelled a burnt cigarette and realized that someone had entered the unlocked vehicle. The woman said $20 and a pair of Ray Ban Aviator and a pair of Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses were missing.

On September 13 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman said some time between 3 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. someone entered her vehicle. The woman said nothing appeared to be stolen.

On September 13 an information report was filed at a Mergendollar Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her 9-year-old daughter had gotten inappropriate text messages from a 13-year-old male including an alleged picture of the teen’s penis. The complainant’s mother and father informed a deputy and the deputy then contacted the teen’s parents.

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