On Jan. 3 an information report was filed at Madison Cemetery. According to reports, a man said while he was mowing grass in the cemetery a man known to him approached and accused him of calling police when he observed the man’s vehicle parked in the cemetery. The man allegedly told the complainant that “if you call the police one more time you are a dead man.” The complainant said he had never called the police on the man and attempted to convey that to the man but the man got into his vehicle and left. An office spoke with the man who allegedly made the threats and the man said that he has family members buried in the cemetery and he likes to have “quiet time” near his buried relatives. The man said on several occasions police have approached him while he was parked and he believed the complainant was making the call. The man said he did state to the complainant that he would “whoop his (expletive)” but he did not threaten to kill him.
On Jan. 3 Christopher M. Stewart, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer reported that he responded to a report from Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies regarding a drug investigation at an Eatonton Road location. Once at the location, reports state, a deputy informed the officer that a suspected marijuana cigarette had been located in Stewart’s pocket.
On Jan. 1 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Taco Bell, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she parked her 1998 Chrysler Cirrus in the Taco Bell parking lot at 6 a.m. and when she returned for the vehicle at 6 p.m. she noticed someone had taken her license plate.
On Dec. 31 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Newman Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had taken her grandson’s black Mongoose bicycle. Reports state that later an officer reported observing the bicycle along with a small, multi-framed Huffy girls bike parked behind the Wal Mart tire center. Both bicycles were confiscated and transported to the city’s impound area. The officer then walked through the store, reports state, and encountered two juveniles with histories of “committing delinquent acts in the area.” Both juveniles had multiple Wal Mart items in their possession. The officer reported he told the juveniles to leave the items at Wal Mart. One juvenile was transported home and the second was turned over to family members after they arrived at Wal Mart.
On Jan. 2 an information report was filed at Pack N Ship, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said he had taken a painting valued at $2,500 to the store to ship and had laid the painting on the floor while the manager of the store went to retrieve bubble wrap. Reports state that a second customer ladened with boxes entered the store and while approaching the counter tripped on the painting frame, causing him to step on the painting.
On Jan. 2 an information report was filed at a Overlook Drive residence. According to reports, a male juvenile told officers he and his step father sustained minor injuries when the step father attempted to discipline the juvenile. The juvenile’s mother, reports state, ultimately separated the step father and the juvenile.
On Jan. 1 Ray Eacker Cannington, 32, Madison was arrested and charged with public drunkeness. According to reports, a woman alleged that at 3:30 a.m. Cannington was knocking on the doors and windows of the woman’s Sycamore Street residence and shouting. An officer reported that he allegedly observed Cannington with “watery blood shot eyes and the strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his person.”
On Dec. 30 Victor Quinton Tiller, 53, Buckhead and Roderick Jermaine Rhodes, 25, Athens was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and city park after hours violation. According to reports, an officer patrolling Wellington Park, West Washington Street at 7:35 p.m. observed Tiller and Rhodes in a vehicle. Reports state the officer approached the vehicle and, eventually, determined that there was a suspected marijuana cigarette inside the center console of the vehicle and some marijuana pieces on the seat of the car.
On Dec. 29 a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at Quality Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a clerk said she received a phone call from a person claiming to be a representative of Georgia Power and threatening to cut the power from the business if the woman did not send $1,400 via three Green Dot money cards to the caller. The woman said she called the business owner who instructed her to purchase the cards and give the caller the PIN numbers for the call. The woman said she did and, later, the same person called again and demanded another $1,500. The woman said she then realized that the calls were scams and called law enforcement.
On Dec. 29 Neyata Quanae McNeal, 23, Atlanta was arrested and charged with public drunkeness. According to reports, an officer was called to the Exxon Jaz Mart, Monticello Road regarding a woman who had urinated in a utility closet at 6:45 a.m. According to reports, the officer said McNeal was still in a vehicle as a passenger when he arrived. The clerk told the officer that McNeal had entered the store, asked to use the restroom and then had walked into the storage closet and urinated on the floor. An officer observed that there was a puddle in the storage closet and no toilet facility in the room. A second woman in the vehicle told the officer that she “did not realize that (McNeal) was still that (expletive) up.” McNeal told the officer the pair had been at a party in Lithonia and were heading back to DeKalb County.
On Dec. 30 Zebedee Demarest Little, 18, Eatonton and Hubert Joshua Wade, 18, Madison were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, an officer responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint at a Newman Drive location allegedly found a suspected marijuana joint on Wade. Wade also alleged that Little had given him a pack of cigarillos to place in his pocket. Reports state that the pack also contained a plastic bag of suspected marijuana and a rolled marijuana cigarette.
On Dec. 28 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she had gotten $20 cash back from the self checkout area. The woman said she forgot to get the change, however. Video surveillance showed a white female take the $20, look around for approximately five seconds as if to find the owner and then use the money to make her purchase.