Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Aug. 24 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman said that between 7:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. someone pushed in a window and, possibly, entered her apartment. Reports state that blinds were torn and a window screen was found on a bush under the damaged window. The woman said nothing appeared to be missing.

On Aug. 23 an identity fraud complaint was filed at a Commerce Drive location. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had used his information to establish a Sprint account. The man told an officer that he had received a demand for payment letter from Sprint for a $2,176.13 balance. The complainant said  he had received earlier, a letter from someone stating that they had located his driver’s license on a road in New York. When the man received the license, another man’s picture was on the license.

On Aug. 22 an information report was filed at a Hough Circle residence. According to reports, an officer was requested to accompany two Department of Family and Children Services workers to the residence to investigate a report that three children, aged 14, 12 and 8 were living in “deplorable” conditions. The officer noted that when he arrived and spoke with the parents and gained permission to enter the residence he initially observed a foul odor that led him to believe the residence was infested with roaches. The officer observed roaches crawling on both the floor and walls. The floor of the residence was covered with dirty clothing and debris. In the kitchen a stove was missing heating elements and discarded food in the kitchen was covered with roaches. An electrical receptacle had burn marks on it. In the bathroom used toilet paper was on the floor next to the toilet. In a hallway a furnace vent opening was filled with trash. In three bedrooms, reports state, there was dirty clothing on the floor surrounding matters that were “very dirty and infested with roaches.” The DFCS workers acquired a court order to remove the three children from the residence because of health and safety concerns. The children were placed in the custody of the Morgan County Department of Family and Children Services. 

On Aug. 22 Deondra Letetra Jackson, 27, Athens was arrested and charged with giving false name to an officer. Tanisha Bailey, 28, Athens, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an officer was called to the Dollar General, Eatonton Road, by a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding a suspected shoplifting complaint. The officer was told that a vehicle with the suspects was parked at Goody’s. A second deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Consequent to the stop, reports state, Jackson allegedly told the officer a false name but later told him her name was Deondra Jackson. Bailey allegedly told the officer that she had taken $5.40 worth of toilet paper from the store without paying for the item.

On Aug. 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Third Street location. According to reports, four vehicles owned by movie production workers had been struck by a pecan limb that had fallen on the vehicles. Damages included broken glass, mirrors, scratches and dents.

On Aug. 21 a burglary complaint was filed at Madison Mini Warehouse, Fairgrounds Road. According to reports, an employee reported that 16 units at the facility had been burglarized. Reports state that padlocks had been cut from the units. 

On Aug. 20 a forgery complaint was filed at Olde South Wine and Spirits, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that a man had presented two checks for $865.25 and both checks had been returned as fraudulent. 

On Aug. 20 a forgery complaint was filed at Olde South Wine and Spirits, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer reported that the Madison Police Department had received a call from a representative of the St. Vincent de Paul Society stating that someone had fraudulently written a check from the organization to a Commerce Street, Madison resident. The man said the bank was able to stop payment on the $810 check and that it had been cashed at Olde South Wine and Spirits.

On Aug. 14 an information report was filed at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said after another driver backed into his truck he got out and approached the driver to discuss the incident. The complainant said the other driver became aggressive and pushed him on the ground prior to punching him in the face. The second driver alleged that the complainant approached him in an aggressive manner and that he held him down so the complainant “wouldn’t do anything stupid” and after he let him up he punched him in the face. Reports state there was no damage to either truck and both men had scratches and bruising on their arms and legs.

On Aug. 20 Scotty Sumpter, 19, no address given, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a vehicle in which Sumpter was a passenger was stopped on Interstate 20 for failing to move over a lane while an officer was performing a traffic stop. Consequent to the stop, reports state, the officer allegedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle the officer located an electronic scale and a small bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle. Sumpter allegedly claimed ownership of the items.

On Aug. 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a East Jefferson Street location. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had used a sharp object to scratch the front bumper of her 2003 Chevrolet S10 truck. The woman also alleged that the night before someone had stolen the truck and returned it before she woke up.

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