Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On July 2 Sharon Yvonne Young, 34, Madison was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports,Young allegedly slapped a 70-year-old woman and grabbed her by the chin as the woman was attempting to answer medical questions at a doctor’s office. The incident allegedly occurred on May 6, 2019. 

On July 6 an information report was filed at Interstate 20. According to reports, an officer was placed on a lookout for a red pickup truck on Intestate 20 that was traveling eastbound and was “all over the road.” The call was made at 5:30 p.m. The officer observed the red truck pass the Exit 113 ramp and was followed by a Georgia State Patrol trooper. The officer reported that he fell into the chase and at the 116 mile marker the GSP unit successfully pit maneuvered the truck, forcing it to stop. The officer, reports state, aided the trooper in arresting the driver and helped extinguish the burning red truck.

On July 6 a forgery complaint was filed at Dollar General, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee stated that a black woman with curly hair, sunglasses, a gray shirt and blue jean shorts entered the store and attempted to purchase a box of cat litter with a $100 bill. A clerk alerted the manager that the bill appeared to be counterfeit and the manager confirmed. They requested the woman’s name and phone number and identification. The woman gave a name and number and told the employees she had left her ID in the car and left and did not return. Employees have turned over surveillance video of the transaction to police.

On July 5 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at Dollar Tree, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she had shopped at Goodwill and then walked to Dollar Tree. The woman said she purchased items at Dollar Tree and when she arrived at her vehicle she realized she did not have her purse. The woman walked back to Dollar Tree but employees there told her they only observed the woman with a small purse, not the missing larger purse. She went to Goodwill and they reviewed surveillance video that showed her leaving the store with the larger purse. The woman said the larger purse contained her driver’s license, paperwork and $1,000.

On July 4 a burglary complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she and her boyfriend were asleep at 3:42 a.m. and heard a noise that, she said, sounded like someone turning the door knob. The woman said shortly after that she heard a louder noise and realized that someone had entered the motel room. She alerted her boyfriend who confronted a tall, white, male wearing blue jeans and no shirt. The intruder opened the front door and fled the room, running into a wooded area behind a liquor store across the street. Officers searched the woods for the man but were not successful. The couple said they did not recognize the man.

On June 29 a burglary complaint was filed at Kiddyland, Fairgrounds Road. According to reports, an employee informed officer that someone had attempted to force open a door. Reports state that a door showed damage from the inside of the building but on the outside only calking around the trim was disturbed. Officers had arrived to the building three hours earlier in response to a burglar alarm. Reports state that officers believe the person attempting to enter the building was frightened by the burglar alarm and fled.

On June 28 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Cornwall Street residence. According to reports, a woman met an officer at the Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road to report that while she was at the Cornwall Street residence another woman called her a “B***h.” The woman said she responded by stating that the other woman’s mother was a “B***h” and the other woman then threw an open beer in her face and initiated physical combat that included scratching the complainant’s arm.

On June 24 a shoplifting complaint was filed at Main Street Pantry, Main Street. According to reports, an employee reported that a man known to store employees continues to enter the store and steal beer by placing the beer down the front of his pants. The complainant advised officers that the store wants to ban the man from entering and would like to press charges.

On June 27 Rebecca Johnston, no age, no address given, was cited for shoplifting at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer was called to the store regarding a woman at the self checkout area “skip scanning” items. Reports state that an employee, in the officer’s presences, confronted Johnson who told the employee that she was was not aware that she was doing anything wrong and was willing to pay for any items that had not been scanned. Reports state that $363.40 worth of product had been “skip scanned” at the time of the citation.

On June 27 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after her phone rang her boyfriend inquired to the identity of the caller. The woman said she responded but her response angered the boyfriend who accused her of seeing another man. The woman alleged that the man then choked her and held her down on the bed. The woman said she fled the man and ran into a bathroom and called for her brother’s assistance. The woman alleged that when she opened the bathroom door the boyfriend sprayed her face with pepper spray. The boyfriend told an officer that during the argument over the phone call, the woman attempted to spray him with pepper spray and he took the spray away. He said he sprayed the woman later, in part, because he had been sprayed earlier.

On June 29 an information report was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, officers were called to the parking lot of the store regarding a man passed out in a truck with a weapon in view in the back of the truck. Reports state that officers arrived and took possession of a loaded 9mm pistol that was in plain view i the truck. They then attempted to rouse the man and, eventually, had to force the man from the truck. While the man was detained they questioned him regarding the loaded weapon and he said it belonged to a friend. The man’s parents arrived and took possession of the man. The weapon was placed into an evidence locker at the Madison Police Department.

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