On Nov. 11a.m. arson complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, Madison officers were called to Orchard Grove Apartments regarding a dumpster fire. Reports state when officers arrived the container was “fully engaged” and Madison Fire Department units were called. A witness at the fire told an officer that he had observed two black and one white male juveniles walking from the area at the time of the fire. The white male had a temporary Atlanta Falcons tattoo on his face, reports state. An officer was able to locate the white male and his mother at the Budget Inn. The male told the officer that he and the other two males had been caught attempting to steal air soft guns at Wal Mart and then they went to Dollar General and allegedly stole some Pringles and other food items and fireworks. They then, he told and an officer, took a motorized cart from Ingles. The cart was located on Micha Way. The male then said they lit and threw the fireworks in the dumpster, starting the fire. Two suspects are 10 years old and one suspect is a 12-year-old.
On Nov. 12 a simple assault complaint was filed at EZ Bottle Shop, West Washington Street. According to reports, a woman said she was meeting her ex–boyfriend at the liquor store to exchange custody of the couple’s sons. The complainant alleged that during the exchange, the ex–boyfriend’s new girlfriend was “talking trash” to the complainant and then struck her in the face with a fist.
On Nov. 11, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman said she received a bizarre series of text messages prompted, in part, by her allegation to the texting person that he had set her truck on fire. The person texting denied this allegation and mentioned in detail that a person named “Mark” had “to leave town for my troubles but maybe he will be better away from you.” The woman then inquired as to how the person had acquired her phone number and the person called her several names before discontinuing the texts.
On Nov. 12, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fifth Street residence. According to reports, a woman said she had allowed a homeless woman she met at church to stay at her house. The complainant said that the woman had become disruptive and she had ordered her to leave the residence. The complainant said after the woman left she noticed that she was missing $12 from her jacket pocket, $5 from a mantle in the living room and $7 from her daughter’s jacket pocket.
On Nov. 8, Dustin Paul Young, 29, Monticello, was arrested and charged with giving false name to a police officer and driving on a suspended license. According to reports, an officer was called to Anthony Distribution Service, Sovis Road, after receiving reports of a man attempting to enter a vehicle. When the officer arrived, he observed Young with a pocket knife and another foreign object wedged between the driver’s side door and frame of the vehicle. There was also a coat hanger on the ground. Young allegedly told the officer a false name. An investigator confirmed, reports state, Young’s true identity and that he was wanted in Morgan and Newton counties.
On Nov. 5, a fleeing or attempting to elude, speeding and failure to maintain lane complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, an officer reported that a red Volkswagen Beetle was observed at 11:30 p.m. on West Washington Street with only one working headlight. The officer said he followed the vehicle and reported that it was operating erratically, and after the vehicle pulled into the Ingles parking lot, the officer attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from the parking lot, reports state, and accelerated at a high rate of speed north on Main Street. The officer then lost contact with the vehicle but later found it unoccupied near Wellington Street and Fifth Street with severe damage to its undercarriage where, the officer reported, it had bottomed out going over railroad tracks on East Jefferson Street. The vehicle’s owner arrived at the scene and alleged that the vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle’s owner initially told the officer she had not called and reported the theft because “she didn’t know what to do and called friends first” and later told the officer that she didn’t call and report the theft because she only had 4 percent of power on her phone. Reports state that the vehicle’s owner also said she was not familiar with who might have driven the car but that it could be someone who lives on Burney Street. The following day the woman called police and said “her cousin knows who was driving the car but isnot going to snitch.”
On October 4, a fraud complaint was filed at a Micha Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said she was late paying an online school from which she was trying to secure a nursing degree. The woman said thus far she has paid the school $8,4000 and after she was told that she would have to withdraw from the upcoming session she attempted to drive to the school’s headquarters in Atlanta but when she arrived she observed there was no office. She also said attempts to secure transcripts from the school had failed.
On Nov. 8 an identity fraud and forgery complaint was filed at a South Main Street location. According to reports, a man said he had initially allowed his step–daughter to process a title loan using his Ford pickup truck as collateral. The man said two years later he satisfied the loan and his step-daughter asked him to renew the loan. The man said he agreed because the step daughter was going to be responsible for the payments. The man said over time he learned that he had more than six loans, all using items that he does not own as collateral. The man said he has been served civil papers on a seventh loan out of Jasper County for defaulting on a loan he said he did not know he had.
On Nov. 3, Deavon Taylor Janes, 27, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with DUI drugs, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and endangering a child under 14–years–old. According to reports, Janes was stopped on Micha Way after authorities had received several complaints regarding a car driving back and forth in the neighborhood. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle. An infant child was in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle, reports state. An officer noted that there was a strong smell of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.
On Nov. 2, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Center Point Church. Lions Club Road. According to reports, a man said someone had come onto the church property and removed a $3,500 trailer that belonged to the church. The complainant said he received a phone call from a man who told him he had purchased the trailer for $400 and “the whole situation felt suspicious.” The caller said he had purchased the trailer from a man at a Motel 6 parking lot in Conyers. The complainant said he was currently working with the man to return the trailer.
On Nov. 7, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Hodges Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said he observed a black male wearing a red cap, white jacket with black stripes on each sleeve and blue jeans exit his residence and jump over a fence in his backyard. The man said his mower and other items had been moved.