On March 2 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at an East Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said she requested additional credit cards for employees on Feb. 14 and Feb. 19. The complainant said she received the card requested with the Feb. 14 request but not the card from the Feb. 19 request. That card, reports state, was used to make 13 fraudulent charges, primarily in the Covington and Conyers area, totaling $3,417. The woman said the credit card issuer had agreed to reimburse her and that she had filed a complaint with the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office. The postal service, she said, believes someone took the card from the woman’s residential mailbox.
On March 2 an information report was filed at Days Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer was called to the motel regarding a woman refusing to come to the door of her room. The manager told the officer the woman had appeared emotionally distraught that day. Reports state that the officer also had an encounter with the woman the day prior and reported that she was “visibly upset.” The manager opened the door, per the officer’s request, and then the officer forced entry to a side door in the room and found the woman unresponsive surrounded by a “large amount of empty unknown brand sleep medication and an empty bottle of Xanax. EMS arrived and transported the woman for medical treatment.
On Feb. 26 Pauline Patricia Wood, 48, Madison was cited with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at a Commerce Street residence. Reports state that upon arrival a man alleged that during an argument Wood struck him. Officers reported that they attempted to speak to Wood but she allegedly “refused to follow lawful orders and refused to cooperate…” She was then cited and left the scene to stay the night with friends.
On Feb. 26 a forgery complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone forged a check on her employer’s checking account for $9,724. The check was cashed, reports state, on Feb. 25.
On Feb. 15 David Lee Bruce, 29, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting and disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers were called to Wal Mart, Eatonton Road regarding allegations that Bruce had taken several items, removed the packaging and placed the items on his person. While interviewing Bruce, reports state, an officer agreed to allow Bruce to walk out to his girlfriend’s car to place items he had purchased legally in the vehicle. While at the vehicle and officer ran the license plate of the vehicle. After the officer received information regarding vehicle ownership, he questioned Bruce’s girlfriend who, reports state, took umbrage at the questioning and allegedly yelled at the questioning officer. This interaction, reports state, prompted Bruce to allegedly demand that the officer apologize to his girlfriend. Bruce allegedly began yelling at the officer. The officer reported that he told Bruce to cease yelling and that he was going to place him in handcuffs. Bruce allegedly failed to comply and the officer deployed a Taser weapon, striking Bruce in the chest and forcing him to the ground. While on the ground, reports state, Bruce allegedly failed to comply to officer’s commands and the Taser weapon was deployed several more times. Bruce was eventually detained but refused medical treatment when EMS workers arrived. While at the Morgan County Detention Center an officer removed the Taser barbs from Bruce before he was processed into the detention center. Reports state that the value of the items allegedly taken is $26.
On Feb. 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Pearl Street residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had broken a back window out of his residence. The man said he stays at the residence with his brother and the prior night both men had gotten into an altercation that involved police. The complainant said both he and the brother left the residence for the night to rectify the disagreement and he suspects the brother returned during the night and damaged the window to gain access to the residence. The complainant estimated damages at $150.
On Feb. 24 a harassing phone calls and terroristic threats complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that her former boyfriend had sent her a text message that read “you dead b****h.” The woman said she had broken up with the man a week ago and that the man had become enraged when he learned that she now has a new boyfriend.
On Feb. 25 an affray complaint was filed at a Penor Street location. According to reports, an officer arrived and spoke to an 18-year-old female who alleged that a group of females approached her and a group and commenced a fight. The officer was able to obtain video of the 4 p.m. fight and reported that “the video clearly displays a mutual affray between a large number of participants.”