Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On May 19, a burglary complaint was filed at Purcell’s Truck Wash, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said sometime during the night of May 18, someone entered the business and took a cash box from a file cabinet and a cash jar from a refrigerator. The complainant said when workers left the night before, all bay doors were locked and secure, but when they arrived in the morning, one door was unsecured from the inside.

On May 16, a forgery complaint was filed at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said that two, thin white females in a gray Ford Expedition came through the drive through and ordered a chicken sandwich and a sweet tea. The employee said the driver of the vehicle attempted to hold a conversation with her while the driver handed her two $20 bills to pay. The employee handed the woman a sweet tea and then recognized the the bills were counterfeit. The women drove away. Reports state that McDonalds, Eatonton Road, also reported receiving three counterfeit bills in total, with two of the bills taken through the drive through on May 16 and the other bill received earlier in the week.

On May 16, a theft by taking, burglary and criminal trespass complaint was filed at both Terminal Maintenance Construction, Commerce Drive, and Madison Rentals Inc, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee at Terminal Maintenance Construction reported that sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., someone entered Terminal Maintenance and took a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado which they then hooked up to a 24-foot enclosed trailer. Reports state that a hole was then cut in the fence separating Terminal Maintenance and Madison Rentals and the truck and trailer were driven to Madison Rentals and five zero-turn mowers were taken. Reports state that keys were left in the Silverado, which was also unlocked. In total the thefts combine for losses of more than $50,000.

On May 14, a burglary complaint was filed at at the site of the new Morgan County hospital, Lions Club Road. According to reports, officers were called to the site after a construction supervisor reported that several cones container doors had been forced open and multiple tools and supplies had been stolen. Reports state that an employee was able to locate a driver’s license and hotel key card inside one of the containers that may be connected with a suspect in the thefts.

On May 15, a simple battery complaint was filed at a MLK Drive residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a man came to his Whitehall Street residence and attempted to take advantage of the complainant’s mentally challenged brother by requesting $40 from the brother. The man said he went MLK Drive to confront the suspect and when he arrived, the suspect came out of the house and “aggressively” charged him. The man said he struck the suspect in the face with his fist to ward him off. The suspect’s father confirmed that the suspect had approached the man in an aggressive manner.

On May 10, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Mapp Street residence. According to reports, a man said a man who he has reported twice before has started harassing him again with photos and text messages. Reports state that the man sent the complainant a photo of the man’s vehicle parked in the complainant’s yard and sent a text message stating he was going to put a lien on the complainant’s business and take his car. The complainant said the man believes his money funded the complainant’s business.

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