Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On April 5 a forgery complaint was filed at Dollar General, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said that at approximately 7 p.m. a man heavy-set black male wearing a black hat and black hoodie entered the store and attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill. Reports state that a cashier recognized the bill as fraudulent and retained the bill and cancelled the sell. 

On April 3 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Concord Lane residence. According to reports, a man said someone had shattered the back window of a rental unit. Reports state that the complainant suspects a person mowing grass in the area broke the window.

On April 3 a shoplifting complaint was filed at Ingle’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that two males entered the store at approximately 12:20 p.m. and loaded $477 worth of groceries into a cart. The men then pushed the cart to register 1 and had an attendant check out the items. However, when it came time to pay the men told the clerk that they would have to go to their car to retrieve a wallet to pay. The men then pushed the groceries outside and left. An employee was, however, able to produce a license tag for the blue Chrysler 200 with a Tennessee tag. The tag came back to a man from Nashville, Tenn.

On March 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Lowe’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee stated that after he had received notice that four Zero Turn lawn mowers that had been located in Madison had been discovered in DeKalb County following a traffic stop and an arrest. Reports state that the Lowe’s employee reported that at 11:49 p.m. security video showed someone pull up to the front of the store in an open U-Haul trailer and three men loaded two Zero Turn mowers before leaving. The same truck and U-Haul trailer returned at 3 a.m. and loaded two more mowers. A motorist notified DeKalb County police that the U-Haul was hauling two of the mowers with the security cables still attached. A stop was made and the driver was arrested. However, other occupants of the truck fled on foot. The mowers are valued at $10,796.

On March 28 a forgery complaint was filed at Olde South Wine and Liquor, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a woman had cashed a $2,980 check at the store but the check had been returned. Reports state that the employee contacted the woman who agreed to come to the store and take care of the check but had not arrived. The business also sent a certified letter to the woman’s address but was advised the woman no longer lives at the address. The woman also, reports state, will not answer calls.

On March 31 a criminal trespass report was filed at a Bell Circle residence. According to reports, a neighbor reported that a window to the residence had been broken. An officer found a shattered window and a small rock. Reports state that the officer noted that the grass had recently been mowed and estimates the rock was thrown by a lawn mower. Neighbors reported that the residence of the house was currently incarcerated and that the house would be temporarily vacant.

On March 30 Rachel D. Cummings, 34, Augusta was arrested and charged with illegal possession of drugs, crossing the guard line with contraband and prescription drugs not in original container. According to reports, Cummings was searched at the Morgan County Detention Center while she was being incarcerated for a driving while license suspended charge following a traffic stop on Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop and the booking, an officer allegedly found 11 suspected Hydrocodone pills inside a pink container attached to Cummings’ key chain.

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