Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Aug. 12 a simple assault and cruelty to children complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man known to her engaged in an argument with her and her 2-year-old child. The woman said the man wouldn’t let her leave and tried to hit her but she restrained the man by placing him in a choke hold. The woman said she was able to leave and walked with the child to her cousin’s house and, at first, the man followed her in a vehicle and tried to strike her through the open window of the car. The man had left the area when officers arrived.

On August 12  a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive residence. According to reports, a 48-year-old man reported that as he and others were laying on the couch someone at 12:19 p.m. knocked loudly on the door. The man said the knocking scared him and he and others went to the window to see who was knocking but no one was present. Officers searched the area for the knocker but had negative results.

On Aug. 10 Blaire Kristina Rogers, 27, Madison was arrested and charged with theft by deception. According to reports, Rogers was employed at Mint Juleps restaurant, Hancock Street, and allegedly took more than $1,000 from the restaurant. Reports state that an employee alleged that Rogers took money from employees for meals but never put the money in the register and allegedly added $10 to various customer bills and pocketed the money.

On Aug. 7 an entering auto and financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at Ingles gas station, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said that while she was pumping gas someone took her purse which contained her wallet and cell phone. The woman said she did not realize the purse was missing until a few minutes later and after the realization the purse was missing she received a call from her bank advising her that someone had used her debit card to purchase $23 in gas at Bulldog BP, Monticello Highway. The complainant’s husband was able to track a cell phone in the purse and found the purse minus cash and credit cards on the ground near the 114 exit off Interstate 20.

On Aug. 10 a revision on an earlier dog bite complaint report was filed. According to reports, a surveyor’s assistant had been bitten by a dog at a residence on Plum Street after he entered a fenced-in backyard. Initial reports stated that the dog’s owner told an officer that the assistant did not have permission to enter the property. A revised report stated that the homeowner stated that, in fact, the assistant  had permission and that he regretted the incident and offered to pay any medical costs involved with the incident.

On Aug. 8 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a woman stated that between Aug. 7 at 9:30 p.m. and Aug. 8 at 6:47 a.m. someone threw eggs and poured what appears to be salad dressing on her 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer. The vehicle was parked in the front drive way at the time of the incident.

On Aug. 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pearl St. residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone entered her 2014 Nissan Sentra and removed a black back-pack style purse that contained a wallet which contained a food stamp card, a debit card, and two Social Security cards.

On Aug. 7 a forgery complaint was filed at Burger King, Eatonton Road. According to reports,  an employee reported that a Zaxby’s employee allegedly came to Burger King and gave the employee money to make change. The employee stated that after the Zaxby’s employee left she noticed that one of the $20 bills the Zaxby’s employee had allegedly given was counterfeit. The Zaxby’s employee returned and said that the money to make change had been taken from a earlier deposit. The bill was taken into evidence.

On Aug. 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Little Caeser’s Pizza, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee stated that earlier she had fired an employee and required Madison Police officers to escort the employee from the grounds. The employee stated that she was now missing a Taurus 9mm handgun from her purse.

On Aug. 4 Jeremy Jermaine J. Shaffer, 30, Madison was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended and due regard while on cell phone. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Shaffer talking on a cell phone while driving south on South Main Street. The officer got behind Shafffer and Shaffer turned onto West Central Avenue and then onto Old Post Road and came to a stop at Academy Street. Shaffer then allegedly dropped a silver object out of the window of the vehicle and attempted to flee. Reports state that an officer deployed a taser weapon and detained Shaffer. Reports state that the object was a set of scales. Shaffer allegedly told the officer he fled because his license was suspended.

On Aug 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said while he was at the self-checkout section he requested $100 cash back from the transaction. During the transaction he was asked to show identification for an alcohol purchase and when he stepped back to the register the $100 was gone from the cash dispenser. An officer reviewed video surveillance and was able to identify two persons responsible for taking the cash. A white woman with red hair took the currency and placed it in her pocket. She was accompanied by a white male with glasses.

On Aug. 6 an interference with a business complaint was filed at Ramada Inn, Ramada Lane. According to reports, an employee reported that a woman known to him entered an employee-only area and knocked over a box, pulled keychains off a wall and then stated that she would be back later with “someone else who could do something.”

On Aug. 3  a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an East Jefferson residence. According to reports, a woman said she had agreed to rent a trailer from a man and after she and a sister had moved a few items into the trailer a “CoCo” arrived and stated that she, too, had rented the trailer. The complainant contacted the man who rented the trailer and the man allegedly told her that he had made a mistake and that he assumed the complainant and “CoCo” were one in the same. The man advised that he would return the woman her money and the complainant and “CoCo” agreed that the woman could leave her bed at the trailer and have until Aug. 3 to retrieve her bed. However, the complainant said when she arrived on Aug. 3 to retrieve her bed “CoCo” had already allegedly thrown the bed into the yard. The woman alleged that the bed was ruined because of recent rains.

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