Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On July 14 a theft by taking and battery complaint was filed at Kwik Car Wash, Eatonton Road. According to reports,a Greensboro man stopped an officer in the middle of South Main Street near the car wash and alleged that a man he knew from his neighborhood and had taken his car, wallet and iPhone. Reports state that the man had injuries to his nose and mouth and that he told the officer he had agreed to give the man and two other men a ride to Covington. The complainant said the group stopped in Madison so one of the men could visit a girlfriend. The man said he did not know the suspect’s name but that he recently had an ankle monitor removed. 

On July 16 Melvin C. Reid, 24, Madison was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to East Washington street near Green Meadows to a vehicle crash. The officer observed a red Ford Mustang on the road and Reid standing next to the vehicle. Reports state Reid told the officer he had lost control of his vehicle. A search of the vehicle consequent to Reid’s arrest found a suspected marijuana cigarette and a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun with a pistol grip.

On July 23 Leonard Lee Davis, 37, Madison was arrested on obstruction and a disorderly conduct warrant. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to a Micha Way residence regarding a domestic dispute. Reports state when the officer arrived Davis was carrying clothes to a vehicle in front of the residence while he and a woman argued. The woman said she and Davis had been arguing since the night before and the argument became heated when she attempted to stop Davis from leaving because he had allegedly been drinking. The officer said Davis was “repeatedly interruptive” as he interviewed the woman and used abusive language against the woman and the officer. When the officer asked Davis to place his hands behind his back Davis allegedly fled a short distance until the officer threatened him with a Taser weapon. The officer detained Davis and went inside and spoke with children who alleged Davis had forced his way into their room and used loud and profane children at the children.

On July 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken a U-Haul vehicle towing trailer valued at $2,000.

On July 23 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Amici, West Washington Street. According to reports, officers responded to a complaint of two vehicles with slashed tires at the location. A woman alleged that her ex-boyfriend had slashed her tires and the tires on the vehicle of her current boyfriend. Reports state that video surveillance showed the man stagger towards the vehicles while trying to cover his face from the camera and carrying a knife in his hand before cutting the tires. A warrant will be issued, reports state.

On July 25 a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Micha Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said she had left the windows down on her vehicle during a rain storm. The woman said she drove to a car wash to try and clean the vehicle and after she arrived the car would not start.

On July 21 a theft of identity complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said that between 2014 and 2018 someone used her identity to open a DirectTV account.

On July 19 a theft of property complaint was filed at Quick Shoppe, Confederate Road. According to reports, a man said after he purchased beer he went to his vehicle and dropped his wallet near his vehicle. Video surveillance showed that 35 minutes later a white Chevy Suburban pulled into the space next to were the man had been parked. A male exited the vehicle and entered the store and a female, reports state, exited the vehicle and picked up the man’s wallet. The woman then rifled through the wallet and got back into the Suburban. Cameras were able to record the Suburban’s license tag and learned the woman’s name. Reports state that the officer made repeated attempts to speak with the woman but she continued to hang up the phone.

On July 19 a theft of money complaint was filed at Pilot Travel Center, Eatonton Road. According to reports, man alleged that his girlfriend and mother of his child took $600 from his pocket while he was sleeping and left with the couple’s 10-month-old child. The man said he last saw the woman and child at 2 a.m.and when he woke up at 9 a.m. both were gone. The complainant said the woman was not taking his phone calls. Officers searched the area around the travel center and checked local motels but did not locate the woman and child.

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