On Dec. 31 a burglary and theft by taking complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that someone entered a vacant room and removed a 27” Vizio flat screen television set. The television is valued at $230. No signs of forced entry were present but sheets on the bed in the room were in disarray, reports state.
On Dec. 30 six different people reported that their vehicles had been struck by eggs. The incidents occurred on Terris Drive, Newman Drive and Pinetree Circle. Officers observed egg splatters on the vehicles. Suspects were recorded by surveillance video and officers are currently searching for the suspect’s vehicle involved. The video showed the suspects at 3 a.m. on Terris Drive.
On Dec. 26 a burglary complaint was filed at Rhodes Upholstery, Hanover Dr. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had forced entry into the business and removed a WII Game system, a Milwaukee Savall and a Porter Cable Skill saw. The items are valued at $700.
On Dec. 28 an information report was filed at Auto 1, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee at Auto 1 said she had loaned a man a 2008 Ford Edge and a 2008 BMW 528 to drive while repairs were being done to a 2007 GMC Yukon the man had purchased that was having engine problems. The woman said the man had failed to return the vehicles. The man alleged that the business owed him $1,000 and refuses to pay.
On Dec. 28 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a man said he heard what sounded like two gun shots. The man said following each shot something impacted the rear exterior glass of his residence. The man located panes in his rear door shattered with what appeared to be a small caliber weapon projectiles.
On Dec. 24 a warrant was issued for Bennie Lee Parker, 30, Madison. According to reports, an employee at Dollar General Store, Eatonton Road, reported that a black male with multiple tattoos on his face took a pack of Hanes briefs from a display rack and left the store. Officers were able to determine from video surveillance that the suspect is Parker.
On Dec. 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Calvary Baptist Church, Academy Street. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had taken the church’s battery operated Club Car golf cart. The vehicle was located in the vicinity of Micha Circle and was transported back to the church.
On Dec. 27 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man reported that someone had broken the rear passenger window of his vehicle. The man said the vehicle was not locked at the time of the incident and nothing appeared to be taken.
On Dec. 27 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at Dollar General, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that video surveillance showed a slender black male on Dec. 18 take four packages of Gain Pods laundry detergent and leave the store without paying for the items. Reports state that on Dec. 19 the same man entered the store and removed three packages of Gain Pods laundry detergent and leave the store without paying for the items. Total value of the detergent is $62.65.
On Dec. 25 Christopher M. Stewart, 21, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business. According to reports, an employee at Family Dollar alleged that Stewart entered the store, took a Mountain Dew from a refrigerated cooler, took a drink and then departed without paying. The employee said as Stewart was leaving she observed a bulge in his pants which she suspected to be the Mountain Dew. She confronted Stewart and he denied with profanity that he was in possession of the Mountain Dew. He then left on a bicycle. Two hours later officer observed Stewart riding a bicycle south on Commerce Street. Two officers attempted to stop Stewart but he allegedly fled until he made contact with a briar patch. As officers were attempting to detain Stewart, reports state, he refused to show them his hands and a taser weapon was used in his lower back area.
On Dec. 23 a burglary complaint was filed at The Cellular Connection, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that when she arrived at work she noticed a front glass door broken and two phone display racks where demolished. Offices observed that security wires to the phones had been hanging loose. Reports state that officers learned that a cell phone store in Conyers had a similar burglary the same night.
On Dec. 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at 441 Pawn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that he determined that a rear security camera was not functioning. When he examined the camera and video surveillance he observed two persons wearing yellow jackets black pant and black masks with gloves walk behind the store. One man handed the other man a hammer and the man struck the camera. The men fled at 7:46 a.m. when a white pickup truck pulled into the parking lot.
On Dec. 21 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Hodges Ave. residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her intoxicated landlord entered her room and demanded that she clean the kitchen. She alleged that when she left the room the man struck her in the face, knocking her glasses off. She then alleged that the man obtained a shotgun and ordered her and her husband to vacate the premises by the morning or he would “… shoot y’all out of here.” The woman’s husband said he observed the man strike his wife but he did not observe the shotgun threat. An officer spoke with the landlord who denied striking the woman or threatening anyone with a shotgun. Reports state that the officer observed that the landlord appeared “to be extremely intoxicated.”
On Dec. 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at McDonald’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said he arranged to meet another man he had met on Instagram at a Motel 6 in Atlanta.
After he picked the man up, the pair was driving back to Augusta and stopped at McDonald’s in Madison. The complainant said he entered the restaurant to use the restroom and when he exited he observed the man driving his vehicle out of the restaurant north on U.S. 441.
The vehicle was tracked to Panthersville, Ga. but has not been recovered.