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Madison Police Department

On October 5 an arrest warrant for shoplifting was issued for William Anthony Payne, 34, Winder. According to reports, Payne allegedly entered Lowes, Eatonton Road, and removed a $349 faucet from the shelf and then attempted to return the item for a cash refund. Reports state that after Payne gave an employee his driver’s license, his name was flagged in the Lowe’s system as a repeat offender and the refund was denied. Payne allegedly left with the faucet, however.

On October 7 Katie Camille Guinn, 18, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Guinn allegedly attempted to take $53.63 worth of makeup items without paying for the items.

On October 6 an interference of public utility complaint was filed at a Confederate Road residence. According to reports, a city utility worker alleged that a contractor constructing a new house on Confederate Road had illegally tapped into the city’s water system. The worker estimated that more than 26,000 of water had been taken, in part because a swimming pool was built and filled at the house. Reports state that when a buyer took control of the house he paid for a tap onto the city’s water system.

On October 9 a burglary complaint was filed at a Billups Street residence. According to reports, a man said that while he and his family were gone from the residence, someone entered and took two wedding sets, cash and a Saf-Link cell phone. The items are valued at $1,200. The complainant said when he left his cousin remained in the residence but when he returned approximately a week later the cousin was gone.

On October 9 a burglary complaint was filed at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had removed a door to a storage room. An officer observed a door laying on the ground near the storage room. Two cardboard boxes containing 96 rolls of toilet paper each were taken. The boxes are valued at $30 each.

On October 8 Michael Glen Nix, 43, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, Nix allegedly had engaged in a verbal argument with a man on Commerce Street. The man said Nix returned a second time to continue the argument and the second time allegedly struck the man in the face with his hand, prompting a fight.

On October 8 a theft of lost property complaint was filed at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said that after he was at the truck stop getting gas, he left and went home and realized he had lost his wallet. He returned to the truck stop and found his wallet on U.S. 441 near the truck stop. He said he was missing all his credit cards and $80 cash from the wallet.

On October 3 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Churchill Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman said that someone had forced entry into her rental house and turned the thermostat on a very low temperature. She also said a water heater was damaged and water was pouring out the door. She said the residence has been vacant since July.

On October 6 a forgery and theft by receiving stolen property complaint was filed at United Bank, North Main Street. According to reports, a man entered the bank and attempted to cash a $1,200 check from Ping Wang’s Taste of China. The teller called the business and was told that the check was not valid and was, in fact, written on a check that had been stolen. The man told authorities that he had received the check as compensation for maintenance work on a farm from a man who, reports state, had at one point been a payroll clerk at the restaurant.

On October 5 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Post Road residence. According to reports, a woman allegedl that while she and her boyfriend engaged in an argument the boyfriend allegedly threatened to kill her. She also alleged that the boyfriend took her vehicle and $300 cash. Reports state that the woman said she had a temporary protective order against the boyfriend but she was allowing him to visit. Because of her level of intoxication, the complainant was driven to a friend’s house in Buckhead for her safety.

On October 5 a fraud complaint was filed at Sun Trust Bank, Hancock Street. According to reports, a man said that someone had deposited four checks totallling $2,270 into his account electronically and then make electronic withdrawals from the same account.

On October 5 a entering auto complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive residence. According to reports, a man said that someone had taken a car stereo from his 1981 Buick Regal Limited.

On October 3 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at The Verizon Store, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a store manager said that someone took a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 cell phone from a display area.

On October 3 arrest warrants for giving false name to a police officer and interference with a public utility were issued against Jennifer Young, 36, Madison. According to reports, an officer responded to a Commerce Street location regarding someone squatting in a vacant house. When he arrived he alleged observed Young on the front porch. Young told the officer she was Natasha Young and said that the house had belonged to her grandmother. The officer noted that an electrical meter on the house had been tampered with . Young fled the area while the officer was examining the electrical meter.

On October 3 a battery complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man who she had allowed to take a shower at her Motel 8 motel room had punched her while they were driving to Ingles. The man alleged that the woman had punched him.

On September 28 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a Pizza Hut delivery driver was attempting to make a delivery at the 200 building.

The driver was stopped by two black males and one of the males told the driver he had ordered the pizza. The man attempted to give the driver a $100 bill but the driver said he did not have enough change.

The man then gave the driver a $50 bill and told him to keep the change. When the driver returned to the store he realized the bill was movie prop money and not legitimate.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On October 8 an information report was filed at Newsome’s Country Store, Sandy Creek Road. According to reports, an employee said after he had talked to a customer regarding a former employee and that the former employee had allegedly taken cigarettes without paying, the former employees husband entered the store and had a verbal argument with the clerk. The clerk said the man threatened to have people boycott the store because the employee had spoken in a accusatory tone regarding his wife.

On October 8 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road. According to reports, a man stated that someone had attempted to remove a four-wheeler from a hunting club property. The man said he noticed the machine had been damaged and was sitting approximately 50 yards from where he had last seen the four-wheeler.

On October 6 a threats complaint was filed at a Wildflower Way, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said that when she and her female partner went to her ex-husband’s house to pick up her children the ex-husband allegedly threatened to kill her and then tried to hit her with his car.

On October 7 a theft complaint was filed at a Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a man said someone took a white rope with plastic bags attached to it. The man said he uses the rope and bags as a “noise-making device” to keep deer from his planter boxes.

On October 5 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said after she had broken her ankles she had fallen behind on her rent by two weeks. She said she received a text from her landlord who asked her when she was going to retrieve her property from the house. The woman said when she arrived at the rental house to collect her belongings most of her personal items were strewn about the yard of the house. The landlord said the woman had been absent from the house for five weeks and she had made repeated attempts to urge the woman to get caught up on her rent or remove her items. The landlord said when she entered the house there were dirty dishes and maggots in the sink.

On October 5 a fraud complaint was filed at the lobby of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, a man said someone had created false checks using his checking account information. Five checks had been created from his Bank of Madison checking account and then electronically deposited into two different Regions Bank accounts.

On October 5 a medical call report was filed at the Relax Inn, North Main Street. According to reports, a deputy was called to check on a woman staying at the motel. When the deputy arrived he observed the woman naked, bruised and highly intoxicated. Reports state that the woman had a difficult time speaking and a deputy and the woman’s daughter called medical services. The woman was combative with hospital workers, reports state.

On October 5 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road residence. According to reports, a couple reported that someone had damaged a barn on their property. Siding had been removed and some windows had been broken.

On October 4 an entering automobile complaint was filed at a Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a man said someone had removed his hunting bag from his pickup truck. The man  said the bag contained a Garmin Astro dog tracking system, two flashlights, a cameo video camera, a .22 rifle, a black knife, a camo bow release, Under Armor gloves, and the bag. The items are estimated to be worth $1,345.

On October 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said three guns were removed from her house. The guns, a Ruger .30-.30 rifgle, a Marlin 30.06 rifle and a Savage .22 rifle were all taken.

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