On Dec. 11, officers responded to a report of property damage at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Ward Road. According to reports, a white semi-truck had entered the parking lot of the church and struck two trees and the brick sign, causing an estimated $5,000 in damages. The driver was located at the end of Lakeview Street and received a citation for failure to report striking a fixed object. An hour later, a resident of Highland Avenue reported that a semi-truck matching the same description drove through the area causing power lines to come down.
On Dec. 12, Michael L. Williams, 50, of Madison, was arrested for DUI, possession of open alcohol container and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, dispatch was advised of a reckless driver traveling on I-20 that had exited off onto Monticello Hwy. Officers observed the vehicle failing to maintain his lane and initiated a traffic stop before Williams turned onto Cox Road and continued into his driveway. As officers turned in behind Williams, he began to back up. Officers advised him to put the vehicle in park, but he refused, according to reports. Officers reached in to turn the vehicle off and Williams began to yell and subsequently became combative. Officers removed Williams and transported him to the Morgan County Jail. A search of the vehicle revealed an open beer can in the floorboard and an empty bottle of liquor in the drivers seat. Williams was cited for DUI, failure to maintain lane and open container violation.
On Dec. 12, a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports a woman said her vehicle had been damaged between the evening of Dec. 10 and morning of Dec. 12. Officers observed what looked to be key marks along the driver side rear door and trunk of the vehicle.
On Dec. 13, Danny Lewis Scott, 57, of Madison, was arrested for DUI, expired license and endangerment of a child following a dispute in the Wendy’s drive through. According to reports, the complainant claimed Scott began cussing at her in front of her kids while waiting in line to order at Wendy’s. When speaking with Scott about the dispute, officers stated there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from him and the front seat passenger had an open bottle of liquor between her legs. Officers also observed a six-year-old in the backseat that was not in a safety restraint. Scott was arrested for DUI, child endangerment, and driving with an expired license that had expired in 2001.
On Dec. 17, a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Sulgrave Drive residence. According to reports a woman said her vehicle had been damaged overnight and was unfamiliar with who could have damaged her vehicle. Officers observed minor damage to the driver door along with a silver paint transfer on the same door.