On May 24 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an anonymous caller called Morgan County Dispatch and reported that a dog was locked in a Chevrolet Blazer near the front of Ingles. An officer arrived and observed all four windows cracked with a small black puppy in the back seat with a bowl of water. The puppy was “aggressively panting,” reports state. The officer removed the dog and placed it in his cruiser with air conditioning. Air temperature at the time was 88 degrees. The caller told dispatch she waited for 10 minutes before she called. A man and woman arrived at the car and told the officers that they had not intended to be in the store long. The dog was taken and placed with Madison Animal Control. Reports state that because of the Coronavirus no arrest was made.
On May 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Green Meadow Drive residence. According to reports, a man said someone had taken his 1991 grey Nissan Sentra.Three hours later the man called Madison Police Department officers and advised that his brother had borrowed the car without telling him and had returned the vehicle.
On May 21 Egypt Elizabeth Lumpkin, 20, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an officer located Lumpkin at Walmart, Eatonton Road. A Walmart employee alleged Lumpkin had shoplifted from the store. Reports state that Lumpkin was refunded money for items she had purchased from the store but an officer located a box of chips that Lumpkin had allegedly filled with $136.78 worth of ribeye steaks.
On May 20 an information report was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that a Walmart employee attempted to push multiple carts between his vehicle and the cart return caddy and scratched his vehicle in the process.
On May 20 a lost property report was filed at Dollar Tree, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she had left a clear makeup purse at the store. The bag contained her driver’s license, a library card, two credit cards and a debit card.
On May 19 an information report was filed at Town Park, West Washington Street. According to reports, an officer observed that one of the park’s light poles had been damaged and a glass globe had fallen off the pole and was shattered on the ground. Markings on the pole suggested it had been struck by a vehicle, reports state.
On May 19 a counterfeit complaint was filed at McDonald’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee stated that at 8:30 p.m. a man passed a counterfeit $20 bill at the drive-through window. An employee recognized that the bill was fake and did not return change and, reports state, the man became “irate” when the employee would not return the fake bill.