Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Aug. 4, Walter Joseph Johnson, Jr., 38, Madison and Dwayne Johnson, 41, Madison were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business. According to report, an officer was dispatched to a Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Lane at 3 p.m. Reports state that the officer observed two men attempting to enter a van. The officer questioned the Johnsons and was told that they had been in an argument while driving down the road but had pulled into the motel to work things out. One man said to make a point he threw a cup of water on the other man and at that point the fight became physical. Reports state motel staff reported cursing and yelling at the entrance of the motel. While the officer was waiting for dispatch to return information regarding the men’s license, both men again exited the van and began cursing and pushing each other and had to be separated by police. Both men were arrested at that time and the van was towed.

On July 31, an entering auto complaint was filed at Days Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken his wallet and two pairs of sunglasses from his unlocked vehicle. the wallet contained $360 cash and several credit cards. The sunglasses were valued at $600. A second man reported that he was missing a .45 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun that he had placed in the vehicle.

On July 23, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Circle K, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman stated that her 85-year-old father had been defrauded out of $300. According to reports, the woman said the man was approached by an unknown woman who initially attempted to sell him jewelry who, she alleged, had instead removed an envelope containing the cash from the man’s front shirt.

On July 27, an information report was filed at a South Main Street residence. According to reports, a man knocked on the door and asked if a woman was home and then fled. The complainant said as the man fled he threatened to stab and cut the complainant. The man said on a prior occasion the suspect had, in fact, stabbed him multiple times at the Sunflower convenience store. The complainant alleged that the suspect had spent time in prison for the stabbing.

On Aug. 4, an information report was filed at Popeyes, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said after he had paid for his order he left his wallet on the counter. The man left and realized he did not have his wallet and returned and watched surveillance video and observed a male take the wallet and leave. Officers reviewed the video and was able to identify the suspect by a company logo on his shirt. A detective arranged for the man to come to the police department and return the wallet. The complainant declined to press charges after he received his wallet.

On Aug. 6, a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at Little Ceaser’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said he was called by a man who alleged that the store was currently under investigation and that the complainant needed to take money from the store’s safe and go to Dollar General and purchase $650 on a Money Pack Reload card and then give him the card number and scratch off code. The caller then told the man to cut the cards up, place them in a bag and then place them back into the store’s safe. The man said an officer from corporate headquarters would come the next day to pick up the cut up cards. The man complied with all the requests.

On Aug. 1, a dog bite complaint was filed at a Walker Rose location. According to reports, a woman said while she was walking a dog ran from a yard and bit her in the upper left calf area. The dog then returned to the yard. The dog’s owner told officers that the dog had escaped a fenced yard. The owner provided officers with current vaccinations. The officer observed four puncture wounds on the woman’s left calf.

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