Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On April 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pearl Street residence. According to reports, a woman reported that when she looked outside at 5 a.m., she noticed  that her red 2000 Ford Explorer was not in the driveway. The complainant said her son had used the vehicle to go to work but he was in his room and had no idea where the vehicle was and that he had arrived home the night before. The woman said she confirmed that the vehicle had not been repossessed prior to calling police.

On April 13, a forgery complaint was filed at Jaz Mart, Exxon, Monticello Road. According to reports, a customer at the store told an officer that he did not realize a $20 bill he attempted to use to purchase items at the store was counterfeit. Reports state that an employee at the store recognized the bill as fake. The customer said he had received the bill earlier from a customer of his business. The bill was confiscated.

On April 15, an information report was filed at a Mason Peach Shed Road location. According to reports, employees with the Cater Parrot Railway company reported that they had found things thrown from a bridge over the railway onto the tracks. Items have allegedly been thrown onto the tracks on April 15, April 18 and April 20. The employee said the company has also found things hanging from an abandoned bridge over the tracks.

On April 13, Wendy Lee Dalton, Madison, was cited for shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at Subway, Eatonton Road, alleged that Dalton, while employed by Subway, took $73 worth of perishable goods from the store. Officers reviewed video surveillance to bolster the allegations, reports state. 

On April 15, a theft by taking complaint was filed at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman reported at 8 p.m her blue 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe was missing. The Tahoe was described as having gold trim with 22-inch rims. The woman said the keys had been in the vehicle. On April 16 at 4:39 a.m., an officer observed the vehicle parked outside Madison Markets, Academy Street. Reports state that the vehicle was cold to the touch and the keys were in the ignition. An officer transported the complainant to the vehicle and the complainant noted that there was no damage to the vehicle and nothing was stolen. The vehicle would not start, however, and the complainant left the scene to retrieve gasoline for the vehicle.

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