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Madison Police Department

On December 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bramble Woods apartment. According to reports, a man said when he looked outside his apartment at 7:15 a.m. he noticed that his Honda Accord was gone. The man said there was nothing extraordinary about the vehicle and that it was painted purple with an orange hood. It also has a loud muffler, he said.

On December 22 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Commerce Drive residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had shattered the window of his 2011 Ford truck and took a Smith and Wesson 9mm, semi-auto pistol, a HP G52 laptop computer, a Vetronix GM TEC Scan tool and a CAN DI Module. A Ford IDS Scan tool was also stolen. The items are valued at $13,000. On December 24 two laptop bags containing some of the stolen items were discovered in shrubs outside Deerfield Inn, Eatonton Road.

On December 22 an entering auto complaint was filed at Cracker Barrell, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man reported that someone had broken the window of his truck as it was parked at the Cracker Barrell parking lot and removed a Ruger SR40C .40 caliber handgun. Video surveillance shows a silver SUV pull up next to the truck 10 minutes after the man parked.

On December 10 Victor Manuel Fernandez, 25, Lithonia was arrested and charged with financial transaction card theft. According to reports, from July, 2016 to December 2016 Fernandez allegedly used a Commerce Drive cabinet company’s credit card to purchase approximately $5,000 in personal items.

On December 15 an animal cruelty complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that while she was standing at her mailbox checking her mail, someone in a silver passenger car swerved out of its lane, crossed to the opposite lane and struck and killed her dog. The woman said the dog was on a leash at the time of the incident.

On December 15 Cassandra Petit Lowe, 44, Madison was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, (Prescription drugs must be kept in their original container) and shoplifting. According to reports, officers were called to the Dollar General, Eatonton Road, in regards to a woman allegedly caught shoplifting. When officers arrived they found Lowe at the store. Lowe told the officers that she had taken the items to provide snacks for a children’s Christmas party. Officers searched Lowe’s purse and allegedly found a stolen bag of candy and two Ocycodone pills.

On December 23 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at the Train Depot, West Jefferson Street. According to reports, a man said someone painted “BBN” on the side of the train depot in black spray paint.

On December 24 Jasmine Nicole Cox, 18, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers responded to a domestic violence complaint at an Overlook Drive residence. When they arrived a man said alleged that Cox had struck him and poured a beverage on him. The man said he did not want to press charges against Cox but did want her to leave. A woman also said she wanted Cox to leave. Officers instructed Cox to leave. As she was leaving, reports state, she struck the man again and then began to curse while standing outside in the front yard of the residence. She was asked another time by officers to leave and would not comply and was then arrested.

On December 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a North Second Street residence. According to reports, a woman said a man used her 1995 Honda Accord to drive her to the Gwinnettt County Jail in reference to an outstanding warrant against the woman. The woman said after she bonded out, the man then took her to the American Best Inn and Suites in Covington where she stayed the night with several of the man’s friends. The woman said the next day the man brought her back to Madison where she fell asleep. The woman said when she woke up, the man was gone but he had left a note stating that he was taking her car to get food. The woman has not seen the vehicle since, despite several attempts to contact the man. The vehicle was listed as stolen but on December 27 it was found abandoned without keys on West Second Street.

On December 22 an entering auto complaint was filed at the Hampton Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man reported that someone had shattered a window on his truck and removed four Region Bank gift cards and one McDonald’s gift card.

On December 19 a burglary complaint was filed at Ag Pro, Lions Club Road. According to reports, someone used a pry bar to open side doors to the business and remove several Still weedeaters, chains saws, back pack blowers and generators.

On December 21 a public drunkeness complaint was filed at Madison Fitness Center, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman reported that a woman entered the fitness center  and that she “smelled strongly of alcohol and was unable to speak coherently…” The woman said the woman left.

She described the woman to officers and said, in part, they would be able to recognize her because she had urinated on herself.

On December 20 Cervantes L. Ellison, 27, Eatonton was arrested and charged with entering auto. According to reports, an employee at Wal Mart alleged that Ellison had entered her vehicle without her permission and removed $52. Ellison denied the accusations.

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On December 26 a battery and aggravated assault complaint was filed at an Aqua Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his wife struck him in the face with an open palm (twice), pushed him over a side table and pointed a .30 .30 rifle at him and stated “I’m going to kill you, you no good son of a (expletive).”

On December 26 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said at 11 p.m. at night two white males driving an all terrain vehicle entered her property and made a circle around her house. The woman said the ATV struck and damaged a tiger statue she had in her yard. The complainant said approximately six months ago a maroon SUV entered her property and tore up grass and apple trees in her yard.

On December 24 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. The incident occurred between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. but no other information is available regarding the incident.

On December 24 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, the incident occurred at the 3000 block of Apalachee Road sometime around 10:30 a.m. No other information was available regarding the incident.

On December 23 a information report was filed at a Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a man stated that his minor son had found a hat in the family’s yard that he did not recognize. The hat was placed into evidence, in part, because of recent car break-ins that had occurred in the area.

On December 22 an entering auto complaint was filed at Tractor Supply, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone broke out the driver side window of his vehicle and took a box of candy and a $50 bill. Surveillance video showed a silver hatchback style sedan and another unknown vehicle at the parking lot at the time of the theft. In a second report from the Tractor Supply parking lot, a woman stated that someone broke out the window of her vehicle and took a bag containing Tupperware. The bag of Tupperware was found next to the vehicle, reports state.

On December 20 Daniel Scott Patterson, 30, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with giving false name and driving while license suspended. According to reports, Patterson was allegedly driving a black Honda Accord with a damaged tail light when a deputy stopped the vehicle for the tail light violation. The vehicle’s registered owner, Laurie Jones, 29, Social Circle, was a passenger in the vehicle. Consequent to the stop, a deputy asked Patterson for his driver’s license and, reports state, he allegedly told the deputy he had left his wallet at his house. He also told the deputy his name was Johnathon Patterson. When the deputy attempted to run the name and birth date given the computer stated that no such person could be found. Eventually, and after Jones allegedly vouched for the fake name, officers discovered that Patterson had a suspended driver’s license and had outstanding warrants in both Putnam County and in Auburn, Ga. Jones was also arrested and charged with obstruction after an officer opened her Facebook account and noted that she was friends with Patterson on Facebook using his actual name.

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