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Week of November 28

On Nov. 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mission Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his property and took a blue Yamaha 450 motorcycle valued at $7,000 and a green Kawasaki 450 motorcycle valued at $3,500. The man also advised deputies that he had received information that someone had observed an associate of the complainant driving towards Rutledge in a pickup truck that contained two motorcycles.

On Nov. 22 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone had used his checking account information to take $448 from his account on three transactions. The man said he was contacted by a Greene County home improvement store and told that an employee had accessed customer’s banking information. The man said one of the charges to an insurance company made on his account was to pay for the home improvement store employee’s insurance. 

On Nov. 20 a felony theft by taking complaint was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone removed a green 2002 diesel Dodge truck. The complainant said the truck was removed from a shop area and that a pasture gate had been removed by its hinges. Fresh muddy footprints were also found in a camper on the property. The truck was valued at $14,000, and investigators say, was located approximately three-quarters of a mile from where is was stolen.

On Nov. 21 a found property report was filed at a Norris Lane residence. According to reports, an officer reported that while a man was cleaning out a work shed he located a high explosive 20mm round and turned it in to authorities at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies went to the residence, reports state, and observed and collected for disposal more military “dummy” rounds were discovered. The complainant said the items were part of a military display a friend had given him. No other live rounds were found and the investigation was completed.

On Nov. 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone took $525 worth of galvanized roofing materials that were stored next to a barn. The metal is used, with holes in it and is 22 feet long and 39 inches wide.

On Nov. 21 a fraud complaint was filed at a Clack Road residence. According to reports, a man said another man had placed the complainant’s property for sale on a Facebook page. The complainant shows the deputy records showing that he owned the land free and clear of any debts and told the deputy that he had no plans on selling the property. The complainant said he was alerted to the Facebook page by his hairdresser and that he had contacted the man who created the page but the man has not responded.

On Nov. 20 Jeffery Wayne Donaldson, 58, Monroe was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, two deputies were called to a Jones Woods Lane, Good Hope pasture where Donaldson was observed in a pickup truck. Reports state that Donaldson told the deputies that he was getting firewood. However, reports state that Donaldson had been warned to stay off the property in the past by law enforcement. He was then arrested.

On Nov. 19 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mergandollar Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone took some half-inch Keystone metal from the side of a building she was in the process of cleaning. The woman valued the metal at $300.

On Nov. 19 a harassment complaint was filed at a Whitley Lake Road residence. According to reports, a woman showed a deputy a text message she had received from another woman. The complainant alleged that both women are under a good behavior bond that dictates they can have no contact with each other.

On Nov. 19 an information report was filed at the Morgan County Detention Center, Monticello Road. According to reports, a jailer reported that during the search of a cell a white piece of paper rolled into a tube was found under an inmates bunk. The paper contained a white powdery substance and is being tested for narcotics, reports state.

On Nov. 16 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Whitley Lake Road residence. According to reports, a man and a woman alleged that their female roommate was using methamphetamine and having “manic” episodes, in part because she has been diagnosed with a mental illness. The couple alleged that on Saturday night two deputies arrived because the woman was tearing up the house and transported the woman to Morgan Medical Center for evaluation. The couple said they located methamphetamine in the house and flushed it down the toilet. They estimated that damages to the house are valued at $500 to $1,000.

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