Madison Police Department
On November 15 an information report was filed at the intersection of Burnett Street and Hancock Street. According to reports, a city of Madison Street Department reported that a flower planter located in front of CloverHouse Restaurant on Hancock Street had been damaged by a Wal Mart truck on November 9. A witness dining at the Chophouse Restaurant on South Main Street reported that he observed the truck striking the wooden flower planter as the truck attempted to turn from Hancock Street to Burnett Street. The witness said the Wal Mart truck then turned left on Main Street. An officer contacted the Wal Mart Distribution Center in Monroe and was able to determine using the company’s global positioning satellite data that a contractor hauling a Wal Mart trailer was in Madison at the time of the incident. The company agreed to pay the $100 payment for the flower box. Payment was made on November 15.
On November 11 a identity fraud complaint was filed at a Micha Way resident. According to reports, a man said he noticed on a credit report that Direct TV had filed a complaint against him for $621. The man said he has never had any type of satellite television service
On November 12 a information report was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a man alleged that another man, also at the scene, had broken a kitchen window. The second man agreed that he had, in fact, broken the window. The second man said the complainant had locked him out of the apartment and that he had waited “a couple of hours” before he noticed that the kitchen window was not locked. He said as he was attempting to crawl through the window he slipped and broke the glass.
On November 10 a fraud complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman stated that she received an email from an unknown sender that purported to be a FBI representative. The email alleged that the woman owed $1.2 million and that a warrant would be issued for her arrest if she did not pay $62. The woman said she felt like the email was likely a scam attempt but she wanted the incident recorded.
On November 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Carriage Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had entered her residence and removed two pills. The woman said she last saw the pills on November 14 at 5:15 a.m.
On November 20 Catherine Anne Whitley, 50, was arrested and charged with public drunkenness. According to reports, officers were called to Wal Mart, Eatonton Road after an employee reported that a woman was slumped over a bottled water display. Reports state that an employee initially had contact with Whitley after they observed her sitting on the floor with her eyes closed, leaning against a battery display. The employee escorted Whitley to a bench. Other employees also alleged that they observed Whitley drinking wine from a small bottle inside the store and that they had observed her outside the store sleeping against the building.
On November 18 a criminal trespass report was filed at a Commerce Drive residence. According to reports, a man said that someone cut through a fence and entered a storage area and removed a 1980s model Chevy S10 pickup truck from a flatbed trailer. Reports state that the truck was not operational when it was taken. A battery was also taken. The vehicle is valued at $1,000.
On November 15 a warrant for forgery was issued for Brittany Yvonne Evans, 26, Athens. According to reports, Evans allegedly cashed two checks from Burger King made out to her and a second woman at the Quick Shop convenience store, Confederate Road. Reports state that the checks totaled nearly $800. The complainant said the checks were returned from the Bank of Madison and labeled as altered or fictitious.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On November 19 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Riverwoods Drive residence. According to reports, a man alleged that two male teens threw rocks at his house and at a doghouse on the property. The complainant also alleged that one of the juveniles fired a BB gun at a hog the man keeps in a pen on the property. The complainant estimated damages to windows and siding at $900. Reports state that the complainant said he talked to the mother of one of the boys and the mother agreed to pay her half of the damages. The complainant said he made contact with the father of the second child and the father was argumentative regarding the incident. Neither parent stayed when the man said he was going to file a report. A deputy spoke with one of the children who admitted that he threw rocks at the man’s house. He also verified that the second teen shot the pig because, he said, he saw the pig flinch and run around the pen.
On November 19 a property damage complaint was filed at the intersection of High Shoals Road and Rehombeth Road. According to reports, a man driving a 2009 Toyota Prius said that while he was attempting to pass a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup truck, square bales of hay fell from the truck and struck the Prius. An officer noted that a driver’s side mirror was damaged and that there were scratches down the length of the Prius. The truck driver said he suspects high winds contributed to the bales falling from the truck.
On November 18 Ajani Toure Michael, 25, Sparta was arrested and charged with DUI, faulty headlight and driving with a suspended license. According to reports, Michael was stopped by a Morgan County deputy at approximately 4:20 a.m. near the Exxon gas station on Monticello Highway. Consequent to the stop, the deputy reported that Michael was sweating profusely and following a field sobriety test he was arrested. Reports state that Michael told the deputy he had consumed two beers at a club in Atlanta. When the deputy ran Michael’s name and birth date he learned Michael’s license had been suspended on July 18, 2016 for DUI.
On November 18 a suspicious incident report was filed at a Beal Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had taken her mail. A deputy noted that the complainant’s mailbox was included with four other mailboxes and that all the mailboxes were open.
On November 18 a theft by taking and burglary complaint was filed at a Little River Road residence. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered his property and removed a red 2003 6.5 x15 foot Hooper trailer, camouflage 2004 Kubota RTV 9000, camouflage Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV four-wheeler, red Honda EM 7000 generator, black Poulan Wild Thing chainsaw, orange Stihl chainsaw, organ Echo weed trimer, two aces, a sledge hammer, a battery powered grease gun, two hunting knifes and a tractor battery.
The complainant estimated the value of the items at $19, 630.
On November 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Golden Pond convenience store, Newborn Road. According to reports, an employee stated that a white Chevrolet truck pumped $61.06 worth of diesel and then drove away without paying.
On November 17 a found property report was filed at the intersection of Lanius Road and Hardeman Mill Road. According to reports, a woman reported that she found two bundles of “The Oconee Leader” newspaper in the road. The woman said she removed the bundles from the road. A deputy arrived and took possession of the bundles and called the Athens Banner Herald, regarding the papers and was told that the papers could be destroyed.
On November 17 an information report was filed at a Knight Road residence. According to reports, a woman said a man had used her address to receive mail. The woman said she contacted Morgan County Department of Family and Children Services because a letter from DFCS was sent to the man at the complainant’s address.
The complainant said DFCS said the man had used her address to apply for food stamps. The woman said she is concerned that the man will check her mailbox to see if he received food stamps.