On Sept. 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Hampton Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone had taken his 2018 GMC Sierra Denali valued at $72,000. Reports state that the man said he arrived at the hotel at 1 a.m. and noticed his vehicle missing the next day. An officer reported there was glass on the ground near where the complainant said he had parked. The complainant also said there was a spare key in the center console, along with numerous credit cards, identification cards and electronic equipment. Utilizing tracking technology, the vehicle was located abandoned at a Decatur. address. The technology showed that the man’s computer was at a hotel in Tucker. and then was later showing it was at a private residence in Lithonia.
On Sept. 19 a vandalism to grave markers complaint was filed at Madison Memorial Cemetery. According to reports, an officer reported that a woman advised that two marble grave markers had been broken near the entrance, a third marker had been chipped on one corner and a fourth marker was toppled over.
On Sept. 21 a simple assault complaint was filed at a William Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her husband continued to harass her and would not allow her to sleep. An officer noted that when he arrived the husband was sitting on the porch and “smelled strongly of alcoholic beverage, was unsteady on his feet, slurred his speech badly and had red and bloodshot eyes. The woman said she told the man several times she wanted to go to sleep alone but the man continued to follow her throughout the house. A recording of the incident, reports state, contain the man using profanity and yelling at the woman during the incident.
On Sept. 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that at 7:30 p.m. he parked his bike near the front office of the motel to ride in a vehicle and when he returned his vehicle was missing. The man said while investigating the theft, he spoke with a witness at Family Dollar who alleged he had seen a man riding the bike and was in the accompaniment of another person on a green bike. The missing bike was described as a woman’s mountain bike with blue and silver coloring and is valued at $100.
On Sept. 23 a battery complaint was filed at a Harris Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that during an argument with her estranged husband, the husband grabbed her and threw her on the couch and then struck her several times. An officer noted that the woman had scratches on the side and back of her neck. The man had left approximately 15 minutes prior to officers arriving.
On Sept. 18 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said that he and his girlfriend had been arguing all day while moving. During the move, reports state, the girlfriend became enraged and allegedly threw appliances around the residence and yard. The girlfriend blamed the argument on the man’s mother but would not elaborate on the catalytic nature of the mother’s involvement. The mother alleged when she arrived the woman was throwing appliances and clothing throughout the yard.
On Sept. 18 a fraud complaint was filed at Winging It, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that his business partner had opened a business account with a local bank in February or March and had charged $16,431.29 to the account. The complainant alleged that the partner had opened the account in her sister’s name and he had recently been billed for the amount. The complainant also alleged that the woman also opened an account with a food vendor and used his personal and business information without his knowledge to open the account. A total of $23,000 was charged to the food vendor account, reports state. The man was unable to provide officers with information regarding the woman’s identity other than her name.
On Sept. 5 Jessica Franklin, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at Walmart, Eatonton Road, alleged that she observed Franklin via surveillance video “skip scan” $36.48 worth of items from the self checkout area of the store.
On Sept. 15 a fraud complaint was filed at a Concord Lane residence. According to reports, a man said he received a phone call from someone who said they had recovered a vehicle belonging to the complainant full of drugs in Texas. The man said the caller advised that they needed the man’s Social Security number and bank account information to resolve the issue. The man said he gave both and then realized he had been scammed.