Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Aug. 5 a theft complaint was filed at a Barclay Drive residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his carport and removed a 20” Huffy brand mountain bike. The man valued the bike at $64.

On Aug. 4 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pearl Street residence. According to reports,a woman said while she was sleeping someone entered her residence and removed her purse. The woman said the purse was on the floor next to the couch where she was sleeping. The woman said her son heard someone enter the residence through an unlocked kitchen door. The woman said her car keys were in the purse and she investigated her vehicle after the theft and found her car keys on the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The woman said her driver’s license, passport, Social Security card, lithium, cipralex, topomax and klonopin were all taken with the purse.

On Aug. 4 an information report was filed at the Madison Police Department, Main Street. According to reports, a woman said her daughter had driven to PennPak, Airport Industrial Blvd., in order to exchange personal items the daughter had of a male acquaintance with the man. The complainant said her daughter was driving the complaint’s Ford Taurus. The woman said when the daughter arrived to make the exchange the man only gave the daughter $5. The woman alleged that the daughter approached the man’s vehicle to retrieve more cash when the man allegedly pulled the daughter from the vehicle and slammed her on the ground. Reports state that when the daughter rose from the ground, the man said “Oh, you didn’t get enough” and allegedly slammed the daughter onto the hood and windshield of the Taurus. The complainant said she wants to press charges against the man for damaging her car.

On Aug. 3 Tanquris Demond Wright, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to reports, officers responded to a call to Orchard Grove Apartments regarding a man who had run from deputies. When a Madison Police officer arrived he met with Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies who advised the suspect was Wright and that he was now located on Micha Way. Reports state officers observed Wright in the kitchen of the Micha Way residence holding a knife and telling officers at the scene that “he was ready to die and we would have to use our guns,” reports state. Officers convinced Wright to drop the knife and as he was being detained he allegedly grabbed the throat of a Madison Police officer and would not let go until the officer delivered several lower body strikes to Wright’s abdomen and groin area.

On July 27 a warrant for theft by receiving stolen property was issued against Johnny Spencer Ruff, 30, Madison. According to reports, an officer responded to an assist request from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office regarding locating a white Ford Expediton that allegedly had been involved in the theft of roofing material from a Buckhead residence. When the officer arrived he observed a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy interviewing Ruff at a Bramblewood Drive residence next to the Ford which had a trailer attached. The officer informed Ruff that the trailer had no tag. The officer located and ran the vehicle identification number of the trailer and learned of the trailer’s owner. On Aug. 1 the owner of the trailer called the officer back and told the officer that she had sold the trailer to an Eatonton man. The Eatonton man was contacted and told the officer he had not acquired a tag for the trailer after purchase because he was planning on selling the trailer. The Eatonton man said that the  trailer had been stolen from the parking lot of the Ace Hardware store a month earlier. An Eatonton Police Department officer said he drove to Ruff’s address in Monticello in search of the trailer but no trailer was present. A warrant was then issued for Ruff.

On July 31 a dog bite complaint was filed at a Plum Street residence. According to reports, a man said he was working with a land surveying crew and entered the fenced back yard behind the residence and a brown dog bit him on his right leg. An officer spoke to a man at the residence who said the dog belonged to his daughter. The daughter said the dog became excited when the man entered the fenced area without permission and bit the man. An officer learned that the dog’s rabies vaccination had expired in March, 2018 and informed the dog owner that the dog would be quarantined for 10 days.

On July 30 an entering auto complaint was filed at Cracker Barrel, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone had entered his vehicle and removed a computer bag and company computer along with his wallet that included debit and credit cards. The man said he had cancelled the cards. While speaking with an officer the man received a notice that someone had tried to use his debit card for a $202.50 purchase at a BP gas station in Social Circle. The card had been declined, however.

On July 30 an information report was filed at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said a man driving a white Ford F- 150 pickup truck became enraged when informed that the restaurant was out of an item he was trying to order through the drive-through lane. Reports state the man “pulled off aggressively” and a trailer the truck was towing pulled down the drive through speaker. The restaurant was able to capture images of the license plate of the vehicle along with images of the speaker being damaged.

On July 30 an entering auto complaint was filed at Heritage Park, Heritage Park Circle. According to reports, a woman said that after she left her 2013 Infiniti QX53 at 7:15 p.m. to go for a run, someone entered the vehicle and removed a white Michael Kors purse and its contents. The woman said the purse contained a wallet containing two credit cards, a debit card, a $20 Wal Mart gifft card and $20 cash.

On July 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Ingles Gas Express, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone allegedly took $860 cash from an envelope he had placed over the driver’s side visor. The man said after he arrived at the gas station he took $40 to the cashier, gassed his vehicle and left. The man said on his way home to his Prospect Road residence a small car driving erratically appeared to be following him. The man said he went home and went to sleep and when he woke up in the morning he realized he had left the money in his vehicle overnight. He went to retrieve the money but it was gone.

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