Week of November 28
On Nov. 24 a burglary complaint was filed at Old South Wine and Spirit, Eatonton Road. According to reports, officers responded to a burglary alarm at midnight and observed that a hole had been punched out in the rear of the business that allowed access to a cooler at the business. Attempts to access an ATM machine in the business failed and, reports state, nothing appeared to be missing.
On Nov. 23 a theft by taking, fleeing and attempting to elude and obstruction complaint was filed at Concord Lane. According to reports, a couple told officers that at 9:30 p.m. the man noticed that his 2006 Ford Explorer was missing from the residence. Reports state that the man said his female’s guest’s had been at the residence but now was also gone. Reports state both the man and woman appeared “extremely intoxicated” at the time of the complaint. An officer canvassing the area for the vehicle allegedly observed it near the James Madison Inn. During an attempt to stop the Ford, the vehicle fled to Main Street, then Hancock, then East Jefferson Street before coming to a stop in the driveway of an East Jefferson Street residence. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot. A search for the suspect was unsuccessful.
On Nov. 22 a robbery and forgery complaint was fired at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a delivery person for Marco’s Pizza reported that he was attempting to make a delivery and a man from a group of people on the street attempted to pay for the pizza with a counterfeit $100 bill. The driver refused the bill and the man produced a second counterfeit $100 bill. After the driver refused the second bill, the man allegedly reached into the cab of the vehicle and attempted to take a money bag. The driver pulled the bag away and swung at the man. The man was able to take the pizza and a beverage valued at $18.88.
On Nov. 16 Tamprecia Rachel Clements, 21, Conyers was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, an officer responded to a reckless driver complaint on Interstate 20 and located a vehicle matching the description at the Flash Foods, Eatonton Road parking lot. After executing a traffic stop, reports state, the officer alleged that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A consequent search allegedly produced a small “blunt” and a small bag of suspected marijuana along with partially smoked “blunts” in a cup.
On Nov. 20 a fraud complaint was filed at an Industrial Boulevard location. According to reports, a man said he had received an email request from an employee to purchase gift cards for employees. The man said he purchased $13,000 in gift cards and sent the corresponding security codes to the original email. He then learned that the employee’s email had been hacked and the request, which the man said was normal, was a fraud.
On Nov. 18 a fraud complaint was filed at Lowes, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said someone had gained access to her business credit card and had used the card to make 20 purchases totaling $4,363 at Lowes sometime between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11.
On Nov. 18 a burglary complaint was filed at 441 Pawn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, officers responded to a burglary alarm at the business and found a window had been shattered and the business had been entered. A glass gun case had been shattered inside. An employee told officers he was not sure if weapons had been removed and he would complete an inventory.
On Nov. 16 William Todd Ayres, 47, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officer observed Ayres on East Central Avenue at 3 a.m. singing loudly. Reports state he was told to cease and vacate the area or he would be arrested. Later, officers found Ayres sitting on a bench singing in front of the Madison Post Office. He was warned again. Officers then received a call of a man banging on the door of an East Jefferson Street residence. They found Ayres at the residence. He told officers he needed a place to sleep. He was then arrested.