On Feb. 9 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Pearl Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man came to her door and requested that she come outside “to talk to him.” The woman said she declined the request several times and the man then walked away, past her Dodge Durango in the driveway. The woman said the man was throwing what she believed to be a ball near her vehicle. An officer observed “fresh damage all the way down the driver’s side doors and fenders.” A search for the suspect was unsuccessful.
On Feb. 7 a criminal trespass report was filed at Madison Flea Market, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man reported that someone had thrown rocks and damaged windows at the business. An officer noted that he observed five holes in the windows with rocks laying on the inside of the building under the windows.
On Feb. 8 a theft of services complaint was filed at a Jackson Street residence. According to reports, a city officer was informed that a residence with terminated utility service had consumed water. Reports state that the water meter had been turned off and locked but that the residence had used more than 100 gallons of water. The officer spoke to a man at the residence who denied the allegation. The meter was locked and the man was given a citation and summons to appear in city court.
On Feb. 7 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Maple Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a man known to him came to his residence to discuss an allegation that the previous night the complainant had attempted to remove money from the man’s pocket while he was asleep. The complainant said the man was “cussing and wanted to fight” and after a brief argument the man grabbed a black baseball bat and shattered the complainant’s storm door. The complainant said he then located a hammer on the floor and hurled the hammer at the suspect, causing him to retreat. An officer located the suspect who, reports state, contradicted some of the points of the complainant. The suspect alleged that he did, in fact, go to the man’s house to discuss the alleged attempt to remove money from his pocket while he slept. The suspect said the complainant initiated combat by hurling the hammer through the storm door glass. He also alleged that the complainant tossed a 10 pound weight through the storm door. The suspect said he then located the bat and struck the door in retaliation before vacating the porch for a neighbor’s house.
On Feb. 7 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Wash Rock, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone entered the business and damaged a snack machine. Reports state that the snack machine had pry marks on the front and display glass appeared to have been forced inward. However, no merchandise or money appeared to be missing.
On Feb. 6 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Flash Foods, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was at Flash Foods another woman known to her jumped on the hood of her vehicle and broke her driver’s side window. The complainant alleged that the woman was upset because the complainant’s boyfriend was allegedly the “baby daddy” of the suspect. The suspect, reports state, dropped her cell phone while on the hood of the vehicle. An officer observed damage and collected the phone. The suspect was located and she told the officer that she was upset because the boyfriend had allegedly impregnated her again and was already $13,000 behind on child support payments.
On Feb. 3 Shasundra Natraich Proby, 37, Madison was arrested and charged with theft by taking. According to reports, a manager at TA Truck Stop, Eatonton Road, alleged that while Proby was employed at the truck stop she allegedly took $1,000. The manager reported that video surveillance allegedly showed Proby taking the cash from a safe at the store and placing it in the pocket of her work apron.
On Feb. 5 a forgery and criminal attempt complaint was filed at a South Main Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she had placed a piece of furniture on an interest website for sale for $400 she received an envelope in her mailbox that did not appear to have been mailed. Inside the envelope was a fraudulent cashier’s check for $2250 endorsed by “Richard Nixon” from Federal Credit Union. The woman said she called the credit union and was told that the check was fraudulent. She then received text messages from a person asking her if she had deposited the check. The woman said she told the person she had not yet deposited the check. The suspect then sent a text asking the woman to deposit the check, keep $400 and give the moving crew the remainder when they arrived to pick up the furniture. Police were advised of the request.
On Feb. 7 Jessica T. Franklin, 24, Madison was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting. According to reports, a manager at Wal Mart alleged that while Franklin was employed in the deli department, she created bar codes and placed the deli bar codes on other items in the store and then purchased the items at a significant discount given. Reports state that Franklin admitted the fraud and told said she had been creating the false bar codes for approximately three months.