Madison Police Department
On July 10 Purvish Girish Bhatt, 29, Hyattsville, Md. was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, officers were called to the Quality Inn, Eatonton Road, in response to a motel guest that was refusing to leave the motel on his checkout date and time. Reports state that motel employees report that Bhatt had been a registered guest at the motel for eight days and had created problems for staff and guests during his stay. Employees allege that Bhatt was demeaning to motel staff and left both obscene and threatening messages outside his door. Bhatt’s scheduled checkout was 11 a.m. Motel employees called and left a courtesy message at 1 a.m. reminding him of the checkout. Bhatt allegedly became belligerent and told staff that he was not checking out because he had requested “to extend his stay again.” When officers arrived Bhatt initially refused to speak with them, instead told them to refer to a note he had left on the front door. The note read “(expletive) off.” Bhatt eventually came to the door and “did not speak clearly and smelled of alcohol.” He also told officers he was affiliated with the “DIA,” which he said was a government entity “which overrides law enforcement. At this point he was placed into custody. His belongings were placed in his vehicle and the vehicle was towed from the motel parking lot.
On July 15 a theft by shoplifting warrant was issued for Arletta Roshelle Frierson, 41, Atlanta. According to reports, Fierson allegedly took two chainsaws from Lowes, Eatonton Road and then returned at a later date and took a third chain saw. Reports state that Frierson was identified by Lowe’s employees in Augusta for similar theft allegations that had occurred at that store. Reports state that Frierson is suspected of stealing the chainsaws and then later returning them to a different Lowe’s store for store credit and then she sales the store credit to a second individual.
On July 16 Leonard Lee Davis, 34, Monticello was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, officers were called to a Micha Way residence in response to a woman alleging that during an argument Davis had scratched her on the back, arms and hands. When officers arrived they found the woman outside the residence with a torn shirt. Officers entered the residence with the woman Davis allegedly yelled at the woman to leave and struck a place in the wall next to her head. Davis allegedly told the officers that after he had entered into a relationship with the woman she had “turned evil” and would not let him associate with others or go anywhere without her. He also alleged that the woman had attempted to cut him during the argument.
On July 16 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Little Phillies, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man reported that someone had thrown a concrete block and a brick through a front window of the store. Officers observed two holes in the glass and a block and brick on the floor.
On July 14 a burglary complaint was filed at a Larkmartin Street residence. According to reports, a woman reported that when she arrived home she noticed two open drawers in the kitchen and a bicycle near the back door laying on the floor. The woman said $700, a diamond engagement ring, a diamond wedding ring and Kay’s Jeweler’s Open Heart bracelet valued at $300 was missing. The woman said she was currently separated from her husband and that all the stolen jewelry had been given to her as gifts from her estranged husband.
On July 13 Adam Ray Bodie, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property. According to reports, Bodie was arrested after he allegedly damaged a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer at a Concord Lane residence. Reports state that a woman at the residence said that Bodie frequently spends the night at the residence and during one visit the complainant’s daughter shut off a video game while Bodie was asleep. Reports allege this enraged Bodie. The vehicle suffered damage to its hood, bottom side drivers side window, fender and rear hatch window wiper.
On July 11 a harassing phone calls complaints was filed at a Mapp Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that the boyfriend of the complainant’s former girlfriend had been texting and calling him alleging that the complainant was having relations with the woman. The man denied having relations with the woman and said the messages and texts were threatening in nature.
On July 10 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman said she had been receiving calls from her boss’ wife alleging that she was having an affair with the boss. The woman said that the boss called his wife and refuted the claims but told the complainant that he was unable to control his wife and that perhaps the complainant should find another job. The complainant said she interpreted the statement as her being fired.
On July 5 a theft of city services complaint was filed at a Bell Circle residence. According to reports, city employees reported that on two occasions a water meter that had been shut off for lack of payment had been turned back on. When an officer went to the house to confront the customer, he discovered that the customer had been evicted. The customer was found living at the Budget Inn and suggested that children had turned the meter back on without his knowledge. A court summons was issued for the man to resolve the $338 debt.
On July 9 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Morgan County Elementary School, Buckhead Road. According to reports, a man said three juveniles had a physical altercation near a van the complainant was renting. During the altercation the van was damaged.
On July 12 an entering auto complaint was filed at Heritage Park, Heritage Park Drive. According to reports, a woman said someone shattered a window in her vehicle and removed her purse.
On July 12 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Washington Street residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered an unlocked garage loft apartment and removed a Mac desktop computer, a Playstation game system, a controller, a game and $40 cash.
On July 11 a battery complaint was filed at a Concord Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that when her ex-husband arrived to pickup their children the ex-husband insulted her 12-year-old son and an argument ensued. The woman alleged that the man pushed her against a truck and then ran over one of her feet with his vehicle. The woman said the man is an illegal immigrant and uses several aliases.
On July 6 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Village Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his vehicle, which was unlocked and had the keys in the ignition, and removed a set of keys.
On July 6 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location. According to reports, a woman said that sometime during her shift someone shattered the driver’s side window of her vehicle and removed a pink hand bag. The bag was located in the parking lot but $8 was missing from the bag.
On July 10 an entering auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street residence. According to reports, a woman said that someone entered her Lexus and removed an ash tray that contained approximately $5 in coins.
On July 4 a criminal attempt complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports a woman said that while she was walking to Wal Mart, two men followed her and was saying disparaging remarks. The complainant said that she became suspicious and removed her phone from her ear to call police. At that moment, she said, the two men rushed her, grabbed her thigh, purse and her neck. The woman said she refused to let her purse go and was able to pepper spray both subjects. The suspects are described as black males, one with long dread locks, a white t shirt, red shorts, 6’ with a broad build. The second suspect was described as black, short hair, black t shirt, dark blue jeans, 5’8” with a slim build. Officers searched an area near TitleMax on Eatonton Road where the incident occurred but did not locate the suspects.
On July 5 Khiry Montaze Crowder, 27, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a Concord Lane residence. A man told authorities that Crowder and he had engaged in a verbal argument and Crowder had thrown clothes and various other items down a stairway into a living room. Crowder was not at the residence at the time but arrived while officers where there and allegedly entered the residence with a long wooden handle in his hands and began to scream at the complainant. He was then arrested.
On July 12 Stacey Renee Haymore, 40, Rutledge was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, DUI/drugs and driving with a suspended license. According to reports, officers were called to the Pilot Travel Center regarding a woman who appeared to be intoxicated and had fallen asleep in her vehicle at the gas pumps. When officers arrived they found Haymore and when she was asked to step out of the vehicle she was allegedly unsteady on her feet. Reports state that Haymore was falling asleep during lulls in the conversation with officers She also, reports state, appeared to be talking to herself and sometimes her speech was incoherent. After her arrest, reports state, officers allegedly found suspected methamphetamine in her purse.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On July 16 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Reese Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said that his estranged wife and her current boyfriend brought the man’s daughter home after work despite his instructions for the wife and boyfriend not to be on the property. The complainant said he rebuked the daughter for allowing her mother on the property and during this verbal rebuke the boyfriend exited the vehicle and allegedly threatened the complainant. The complainant said he reached into his truck and produced a pistol and the estranged wife and boyfriend left. A deputy spoke with the couple later and the man said when the complainant produced a weapon he realized “things had escalated too far.” The man was served with a no trespass notice.
On July 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken a 32” Emerson television set and a Winchester model 70 rifle valued at $3,000.
On July 13 a criminal trespass and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Little River Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone cut through a fence and removed a John Deere Gator, three buckets, two rakes and two halters for Alpacas. The Gator, reports state, is valued at $12,000.
On July 11 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Crawley Road residence. According to reports, a man said he used his SunTrust debit card while working at a Conyers Texaco station at 8:32 a.m. The man said at 7:10 p.m. he received a call from his bank asking if he had used the card at a Kroger in Fayetteville and a Kroger in Peachtree City. The man said he had not been anywhere near those locations. The two charges were for approximately $100.
On July 11 a missing medication complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had taken approximately 40 prescribed Xanax pills. The man said he suspects his roommate took the pills.
The complainant said he paid 50 cents for the pills through Medicaid.