Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On March 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a North Main Street residence. According to reports, a man said someone had entered a guest house on the vacant property. Reports state that an officer observed that someone had entered the guest house, spray painted green paint on several items, used golf clubs to break out an entry door window and punch holes in an entry way and stairwell walls. The officer located a purple towel and a pair of wet shorts upstairs near a couch. A ripped cigar was located in the doorway of the bedroom. The residence has security cameras, reports state. The officer found a rear entry gate to the property that had also been spray painted with green paint. The initials “KBH” were painted on the ground near the gate. A second officer located fresh bike, foot and vehicle tracks behind the residence along with two juveniles with green paint on their hands. 

On March 14 an information report was filed at a Prior Circle residence. According to reports, a man said while he was cutting his grass he located a pistol lying next to a tree. An officer retained the weapon and placed into evidence.

On March 10 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Plum Street residence. According to reports, a woman said someone at approximately 10:30 p.m., took her wallet from her kitchen table. The woman said the wallet contained her driver’s license, Georgia Firearms carry permit, Social Security Card and debit card.

On March 12 Michael Lee Leonard, 43, Covington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, DUI and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, officers were dispatched at 9:25 p.m. to a reckless driver complaint on Interstate 20. An officer located a silver truck driven by Leonard and, reports state, noted that the truck was straddling the center line. Consequent to a traffic stop, the officer allegedly located suspected marijuana and other drug related items in a lunch box in the vehicle.

On March 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her former boyfriend, who was supposed to leave the residence on the same day as the complaint, had sent her a text stating that he was out of the residence and had left the front door unlocked. He also, reports state, said he hoped someone broke into the residence and stole the woman’s property. The woman said a Playstation 4 valued at $750 was missing.

On March 4 an information report was filed at Morgan County High School. According to reports, a 17-year-old female told an officer that she was in duel enrollment at Georgia Military College and after she and a friend had left the school and had walked to the parking lot, a grey Infinity sedan pulled into the parking lot. The complainant said a white male in the Infinity with brownish blond hair and wearing a suit backed up and pulled behind her vehicle and said, “I just needed to let you know that you’re beautiful.” The complainant said the comment disturbed her and then the man allegedly said “please don’t be mad with me, I just had to get off the phone with my girlfriend to tell you that.” Surveillance video has been secured, reports state.

On March 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at 441 Pawn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that video surveillance showed two males in a U-Haul truck with a trailer pull in front of the store at 4:10 a.m. and took a John Deere lawn mower. Reports state that the men cut a cable securing the mower, placed the mower on the trailer and left. The mower is valued at $700.

On March 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Lowe’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that two men in a U Haul truck with a trailer entered the parking lot at 3:30 a.m. and stayed for six minutes. Later, an employee observed that a John Deere mower was missing from in front of the store.

On March 9 a simple battery complaint was filed at Cracker Barrell, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a female employee alleged that for several months an older, male supervisor had, on several occasions, made unwanted physical contact with her. The teen produced five witnesses to the allegations and said she had earlier turned her concerns to the company’s human resource department. 

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