Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Aug. 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she and a man went to sleep at a room at the inn at 1 a.m. Reports state that the woman said she was awakened at 8 a.m. by the sound of the door shutting. She said when she got out of bed the man and $126 of her money was gone. The woman said she located the man at a store and confronted him, including calling him an “unpleasant name.” The woman said the man offered to pay her some of the money back until she called him the name. The woman then located the man at a Hough Street residence and the man threatened to call police.

On Aug. 10 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive residence. According to reports, a man said the morning after he had parked his vehicle at the residence he noticed that someone had removed a handgun from the glove box. The man said he left all doors unlocked for the night.

On Aug. 10 Marsha Meeler, 59, Madison was cited for shoplifting. According to reports, Meeler had allegedly taken $56.16 from the store between Aug. 9 and Aug. 10.

On Aug. 10 a battery complaint was filed at a Penor Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that another man who had been staying with him for two months became belligerent when talking about his girlfriend and struck him in the mouth. Reports state that an officer noticed a small amount of blood on the complainant’s mouth but that the suspect had left the residence and there were no witnesses to the alleged incident. The complainant said he would take out arrest warrants against the suspect.

On Aug. 9 an information report was filed at a Carriage Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said in the morning she noticed that all the windows on her vehicle were down even though the doors were locked. Reports state that an officer determined that a key on the woman’s remote car key fob would lower all the windows down by pressing the button. Nothing was reported missing.

On Aug. 8 a battery complaint was filed at an East Washington Street. According to reports, a 14-year-old male alleged that an 11-year-old male had struck him in the face with a closed fist. The complainant said a verbal argument was initiated when the suspect insinuated that the complainant’s mother had both a weight  and attitude problem. 

On Aug. 8 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman said a man came to her apartment and she spoke with the man through the door. The woman said when she told the man he was not welcome at her apartment, the man allegedly kicked open the door and left.

On July 31 a identity theft complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store. According to reports, a woman alleged that three days after she used her debit card at the convenience store, someone tried to use her debit card information to make a purchase at a Sam’s Club in Snellville.

On Aug. 6 a property safe keeping report was field at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer stated that he made contact with a man in a parked semi-truck in the parking lot who was in a state of psychotic delirium. The officer said during the encounter he took possession of the man’s .22 caliber handgun, with the man’s permission, and placed it in storage at the Madison Police Department.

On Aug. 5 Kevin Harvey, 43, Augusta was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an officer was called to Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, regarding a suspected theft. Reports state when the officer arrived an employee alleged that Harvey had taken “reduced” price stickers and placed the stickers on more expensive items and had attempted to scan the items with the reduced price tag. Reports allege that Harvey had attempted to take $137 worth of items without paying full price.

On Aug. 1 Dajuan Lerone Hodges, 25, Jonesboro was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, open alcohol container and speeding. According to reports, a vehicle Hodges was driving was stopped for allegedly going 98 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop, an officer learned that Hodges had an outstanding warrant against him in Clayton County. Consequent to a search of the vehicle after arrest, the officer allegedly found a suspected Ecstasy pill and an open container of Jaegermeister alcohol.

On Aug. 7 an entering auto complaint was filed at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said while he was inside the Pilot to purchase a Mountain Dew, someone entered his vehicle and entered his laptop suitcase and removed three bottles of prescription medicine. An officer noted that other valuables, including a guitar, remained in the vehicle.

On July 14 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bell Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her “on again, off again” boyfriend had continued to call and text her after she requested that he cease. The complainant alleged that the boyfriend came to her residence “wanting to talk” and when she told him to leave he returned a few moments later and told her to “consider herself having to get a new paint job.” Reports state that there were scratch marks on the woman’s vehicle. An officer located the boyfriend near the Budget Inn. The boyfriend told the officer the woman continued to call and text him and that he did not know anything about scratches on the woman’s car.

On Aug. 1 an entering auto complaint was filed at Hampton Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, five vehicles at the motel had their windows shattered and were entered. An officer responded to a entering auto complaint at 6 a.m. and while speaking with the complainant, noticed several other vehicles that had had a window shattered. In total, more than $5,000 worth of items had been removed from the vehicles, including a laptop computer and sunglasses.

On Aug. 1 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Candler Lane residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had attempted to open a bank account using his name and then attempted to make ATM withdraws from SunTrust and PNC Bank locations. The man said both banks contacted him regarding the withdraw attempts and did not honor the withdraw request.

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