Law Enforcement May 5, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On May 1 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location after a woman reported that a man known to her had thrown her cell phone against a brick wall. The complainant said the man requested to look at her phone and after he reviewed her history he became angry. The woman said she did not want the man “locked up” but she did want some money for her phone.
• On April 29 a larceny report was filed at a North Main Street location after a man reported that someone had taken a stainless steel upright freezer that had been located unsecured in a parking lot behind a building. The freezer is valued at $3,000.
• On April 29 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Cacedra Yvette Robertson, 39, Bostwick after she allegedly used another woman’s name to purchase tires. According to reports, the victim was called by a Madison auto repair shop inquiring why the victim had stopped payment on a credit card used to purchase the tires. The victim told the repair shop that she did not have a credit card or checking account and that she did not own a car. The victim did, however, recognize the Cadillac that Robertson allegedly drove to the repair shop. The repair shop owner and an employee both picked Robertson out of a photo lineup. Robertson had allegedly written a check for the tires but, reports state, had a woman call the repair shop and request that the check be destroyed and that the shop use a credit card in the victim’s name to purchase the tires.
• On April 29 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that her live-in boyfriend had struck her in the face. The woman said she was visiting friends when the man requested that she return to their apartment. At the apartment, reports state, the man allegedly struck the woman because she was allegedly ignoring him. The man, however, told authorities that he believed the woman struck herself and then called police in order to get him out of the apartment. The man, who reports state seemed intoxicated, packed his belongings and left to stay with relatives.
• On April 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had broken into her apartment by shattering a rear door window. The woman reported that a 42” Samsung television, a Nintendo Wii game system, 10 Wii games, an Apple Macbook, a Casio digital camera, an Apple iPhone and $1,000 in cash were removed.
• On April 27 Virginia Torbush, 47, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after she allegedly was engaged in a fight with another woman in the parking lot of the Waffle House. According to reports, an officer observed Torbush pursuing the woman in the parking lot. A server at the restaurant attempted to separate Torbush from the woman as did the officer but, reports state, Torbush continued to approach the woman in an aggressive manner and allegedly yelled at the woman “I’m going to kick your (expletive) if you don’t stay away from him.” The woman told authorities that Torbush was upset because she was dating Torbush’s ex-boyfriend.
• On April 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a West Jefferson Street location after a man reported that someone had broken into a railroad locomotive and removed a Stihl chainsaw. Someone then attempted to gain access to the railroad’s office but failed.
• On April 9 a forgery and fraud complaint was filed at a West Washington Street restaurant after a customer informed the restaurant that $10 had been added to her total bill and that the credit card had been run through twice. According to reports, the restaurant manager reviewed the transactions of the wait staff handling the accounts and noticed that several other customers’ bills had been increased by $10. The staff no longer works at the restaurant, the manager said, and the information was turned over to investigators.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Morris Road location after a man reported that someone had taken the condensing coil of an air conditioning unit at Madison Pentecostal Church. The man estimated the cost of the damage as $3,500.
• On April 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road location after a man reported that someone had taken copper tubing from air conditioning units at Sewell United Methodist Church. Copper tubing had been cut leading to several air conditioning units.
• On April 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that someone had entered his residence while the complainant was in Savannah. The man said a 1996 Dodge 3500 truck, a flat screen television, a Ruger .45 caliber pistol, a .38 caliber Derringer, 22 various rifles and shotguns, a RCA photo printer, a gun cleaning kit, a cardboard box of 21 commemorative collectible knives in display cases, $4,400 in cash, several watches and necklaces, a personal safe that had been bolted to the floor and a gold Mickey Mouse watch. Estimated value of the items is $36,000.
• On April 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a man reported that he noticed his neighbor’s door open and that he knew the neighbor was out of town. The complainant and officers searched the house and spoke with the owner on the phone. The owner advised via telephone that he was missing a Nintendo Wii, two sets of chrome wheels, an X Box 360 and a lap top computer. Entry was made into the house by kicking down a door, reports state.
• On April 26 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Kelly Street, Rutledge location after a woman reported that she became enraged after her ex-boyfriend made a comment regarding her infidelity during their relationship. The woman said the man grabbed her by the biceps during the argument, struck her upper left arm with his fist and shoved her by the back of the head. The woman said she then picked up a stick and struck the man on the forearm and on both sides of his head.
• On April 26 a burglary complaint was filed at a Reese Road, Mansfield location after a man reported that someone had entered a barn on his property and removed a 2008 John Deere 320 lawnmower, a 2009 Walker Zero Turn lawn mower, two gunslinger deer stands, a double bull deer ground blind and a Honda 3000 generator. Total value of the items is $21,000.
• On May 1 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a woman alleged that her husband had struck her on the head with his fists. The husband said he and his wife had been to a bar earlier and when they arrived home the wife requested that the husband drive her to the Waffle House for a meal. The man said he rejected the request because he had been drinking and didn’t want to drive. The man said the woman struck him in the face several times and that the woman struck herself on the head several times. The woman told officers that the man had accused her of having an affair with his brother, in part she said because she had received an obscene text message from the brother after the couple had arrived home from the bar.
• On May 1 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mount Zion Road, Buckhead location after a deputy on patrol reported that someone had cut and removed copper tubing from Mount Zion Baptist Church. Tubing was cut from a propane tank and air conditioning units at the church.
• On May 1 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Barrows Grove Road, Buckhead location after a deputy on patrol noticed that propane gas was blowing from a tank on the side of Barrows Grove Baptist Church. The deputy shut off the propane tank and noticed that four feet of copper had been cut from the tank. The deputy also noticed that copper leading from two air conditioning units had been cut.
Printed in the May 5, 2011 edition