Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On May 1 Lisa Shanta Fields, 34, Austell was arrested and charged with forgery in the first degree. According to reports, an officer was called to United Bank, North Main Street, regarding a woman attempting to cash a fraudulent $3,940 check. Reports state that a bank employee told dispatch that the woman had fled the bank but the employee had retained her ID card. The employee also gave a description of Fields. Fields was found by the officer walking near Park Street. She told the officer she had worked construction that day and had been given the check as compensation. Reports state that the bank had already contacted the account holder and was told that the check was fraudulently produced. Fields was then arrested.

On May 4 an information report was filed at a South Main Street residence. According to reports, a woman said that since she had filed a civil suit against the friend of her neighbors, the neighbors had started a systematic series of events designed to both intimidate and harass the woman. The complainant said after she filed the civil action three weeks ago against a friend of the neighbors the neighbors’ have filed several claims against her with Madison Code Enforcement and the Madison Historic Preservation Commission. She said the wife of the couple has verbally harassed her and insulted her in the complainant’s yard. The man, she alleged, has taken photographs of both her back and front yard. “She feels that she and her family are constantly being watched and harassed…” the complaint reads. The complainant said she has not been found in violation of any ordinance or code.

On May 4 a fraud complaint was filed at a South Main Street location. According to reports, a man said he had agreed to become a distributor of jewelry for a company. However, the man said, he was contacted by his credit card processor company and told that all card privileges had been suspended because of transactions made with the jewelry company. The card company said to the complainant that the jewelry company had been selling pharmaceuticals using the complainant’s name.

On May 4 a harassment complaint was filed at Arby’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that two employees had harassed her including closing a cooler door while she was inside and not opening it for several moments.

On May 5 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Hampton Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone took her purse while at the motel. The woman said she located items from the purse in the room but could not located her purse, wallet or checkbook.

On May 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Auto 1, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that someone entered a maintenance shop and removed a Ryobi chainsaw. The man said there was no forced entry into the shop. The chainsaw is valued at $125.

On May 2 Michael Anthony Fender, 54, Valdosta was arrested and charged with public drunkenness. According to reports, officers were called to the West Washington Street area where they located Fender. An officer said he noticed Fender smelled of alcohol. When he questioned Fender regarding his physical and mental state Fender allegedly cursed the officers and told them he wanted to die. Reports state that Fender became non-compliant and was taken to the ground. He was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On May 2 an information report was filed at a College Drive residence. According to reports, a man told an officer that he left for work at 5:45 a.m. and when he returned at 4:40 p.m. he noticed someone had dumped old carpet and carpet padding on his property.

On May 2 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Levi Court residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-husband had called her and threatened to both kill her and whoever she decided to start dating before he would kill himself. The complainant asked for clarification of the threat and the man allegedly made a similar, but more profane threat which the woman then recorded. A day earlier the same woman called police and reported that while she was watching television in her living room someone threw  a brick through her bedroom window. The woman said she collected her daughter and hid until officers arrived at her house and cleared the area.

On May 1 Cedric Ricardo Williams, 28, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Williams allegedly took a deli plate valued at $7 from Ingles without paying for the item.

Reports state and officer located Williams with the deli plate walking on Micha Way. He was taken into custody and the deli plate was returned.

On April 29 a fraudulent attempt to collect refunds complaint was filed at a Candler Lane residence. According to reports, a man said he posted a chair for sale on Craigslist for $!25. The complainant said he was contacted by someone regarding the chair. The person sent him a $1,900 check and told him to take the $125 plus a $70 handling fee from the check and then send the refund via Western Union to a David Grant in Texas. The complainant said the person with whom he was communicating appeared to be a foreigner. The complainant told officers he knew the arrangement was a scam and he did not comply with any of the requests.

On April 20 an entering auto complaint was filed at an East Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his Chevy Silverado and removed an American Express card and a $100 bill.

The man said someone had attempted to withdraw money using the card on three occasions between 6 a.m. and 6:20 a.m.

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