On Dec. 26 an identity fraud complaint was filed at Lowes, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said he had been contacted by Lowe’s that someone had come to the store and attempted to use his identity to purchase more than $3,000 worth of faucets. Reports state that when a cashier recognized discrepancies in the identification and questioned the man, the man became irate, snatched the false ID and left the store.
On Dec. 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had gained access to the owner’s suite by breaking a window at the motel and removed a bank bag with cash and checks. Also taken were old Coke bottles, Christmas beer mugs and a Coke telephone.
On Dec. 24 Danny Lewis Scott, 55, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to a Maple Street address regarding a person with a knife. Reports state that a woman alleged that Scott came to her residence, pulled a knife and was waving the knife. The woman said Scott never threatened her with the knife but was waving it inside the residence. Scott allegedly told an officer he produced the knife to cut a plastic band of a new watch he had purchased. Reports allege that Scott appeared “very intoxicated and continued to curse in front of (the complainant’s) two small children.
On Dec. 23 Carnell Porter, 61, Madison was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting. According to reports, an employee alleged that Porter had attempted to conceal and leave the store with two packs of shrimp. Reports state that the employee also alleged that on Dec. 18 Porter had purchased two beer from the store but then left with four rib eye steaks concealed in his jacket.
On Dec. 21 Jennifer Melinda McDaniel, 34, Comer was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road alleged that McDaniel attempted to take a JBL speaker and Anker portable charger without paying for the items. The items, valued at $178.94, were recovered and McDaniel was also served with a criminal trespass notice to not enter the store for the next two years.
On Dec. 21 a burglary complaint was filed at a Fourth Street residence. According to reports, a man reported that when he came home at 3:30 p.m. he noticed his back door was open. The complainant said two drawers had apparently been rummaged through but nothing appeared missing.
On Dec. 21 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Dixie Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman said she was contacted by her credit union regarding suspicious activity on her account. The woman said someone had charged a total of $449.91 and that other charges were pending. The charges all occurred in Florida, reports state.