Law Enforcement: May 19, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On May 14 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Green Meadow Drive location after a man reported that someone had damaged approximately 15 feet of fence in his front yard. Reports state that a corner post for the fence had black or gray paint transfer where it had been struck.
• On May 14 a larceny complaint was filed at a Cook Hill Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her residence and removed her purse while she was sleeping on the purse. The woman said the purse contained a Sears credit card, a Macy’s credit card, two debit cards, two cell phones, an unknown number of rings and bracelets and $100 in cash.
• On May 15 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway location after a man reported that someone had damaged the locks and doors on two storage containers.
• On May 9 a burglary complaint was filed at a Cooks Hill Road location after a man reported that someone had burglarized his house after he was unable to secure the house following storm damage. According to reports the complainant stated that someone removed a push lawn mower, a weed eater, a large speaker, a 760 watt Pioneer amplifier, a Dell laptop, a white pearl necklace, rings and a coin collection were taken. A neighbor noted that she observed two men at the location prior to the thefts.
• On May 12 a robbery and aggravated assault complaint was filed at a Newman Drive location after a man reported that two men wearing black bandanas had attacked him with a knife and demanded money. The complainant said at approximately 1:47 a.m. he was walking to his vehicle when he heard someone say “give it up.” The complainant said that two men began to beat him and choke him. The victim said one of the men pulled a knife and he grabbed the knife by the blade and would not let go. The victim said the three men rolled down a hill into a neighbor’s yard and the bandanas came off the attackers faces and they fled. Officers noted multiple cuts on the victim’s hands. Offices located a silver knife at the scene and found a white t-shirt with blood stains in the Vine Street area that police believe may be associated with the attack.
• On May 12 a damage to property and simple assault complaint was filed at a Burney Street location after a man reported that a woman had cut his clothes and scratched him. According to reports, the man said the woman was upset because he had recently secured a job and the woman believed the man was going to leave her. The woman said the man had cut his own clothes and had refused to leave the house when she requested him to leave. Officers collected 16 items belonging to the man that had been damaged.
• On May 9 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel room after a woman reported that while she was sleeping someone entered her room and removed 40 Lortab pills. The woman said she woke up as the suspect was leaving the room.
• On May 10 a fraud complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a woman reported that someone had stolen her debit card and used the card to make several unauthorized transactions totaling more than $1,600. The woman also alleged that someone had attempted to make an unauthorized deposit into her account using a check that was written on a closed account.
• On May 7 a burglary complaint was filed at a West Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that someone had entered her store and removed cash from a locked bathroom. The woman said that there were no signs of forced entry into the store.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 13 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at the Morgan County Transfers Station after a woman reported that she had advised a man driving a grey Jeep that the station was closed for the day but the man disregarded her instructions and dumped his load at the station. The woman said the man became irate when she told him the station was closed and he drove the Jeep, with a metal trailer attached, to the transfer station and unloaded his items on the ground. The man then left the station. Officers attempted to locate the man and the trailer but failed. The complainant was able to provide a license tag, however.
• On May 14 a permitting a female dog in heat to roam free complaint was filed at a Jim Thomas Road location after a man reported that his dog was following a Pit Bull and he could not retrieve his dog. Reports state that a deputy arrived at the scene and while he was attempting to retrieve the complainant’s Poodle, the Pit Bull allegedly made several threatening rushes at the deputy. Reports state that several times the Poodle was contained but would break away and attempt to contact the Pit Bull. At one point, reports state, the deputy deployed his Taser into the Pit Bull to contain the dog while the Poodle was secured. After deploying his Taser the Pit Bull fled the area. Several neighbors reported that the dog was constantly loose and that they feared for their safety and the safety of the their children. A man reported that his mother had been bitten by the dog but did not require medical attention. The deputy attempted to contact the dog’s owner but failed.
• On May 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed four tires and four chrome rims. According to reports, the man’s wife reported that she had noticed a man known to her take the rims and tires. The complainant said he contacted the man and asked for payment for the items or he would file charges. The man who allegedly took the items said he was never contacted by the complainant.
• On May 6 Carlos Thomas Odom, 36, Monroe, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly struck a man who cursed at him while Odom was seated on his front porch.
• On May 10 Raymond Winn Austin, 45, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with false report of a crime after he allegedly told 911 that someone at his residence had damaged his vehicle. After officers arrived, reports state, Austin allegedly told them that he had been drinking at the time of the 911 call and could not recount his conversation. He also said he had driven his vehicle into the driveway and made slight contact with another vehicle in the driveway.
• On May 12 a warrant for unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance was issued for Brandon Eugene Watkins, 18, Madison after he allegedly took an inappropriate picture of a woman and then allegedly sent the picture to another person’s cell phone. According to reports, Watkins was expelled from Morgan County High School for one year after the incident.
• On May 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Perryman Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had taken 11 cows. The man said he noticed three cows missing on April 28 and seven cows and a bull missing on May 1.
• On May 8 a destruction of mailbox complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman reported that someone had run over her mailbox. The woman said she had replaced the mailbox but wanted a report filed.
• On May 8 a destruction of mailbox complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported that someone had run over his mailbox.
• On May 8 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a man reported that someone had used his Visa card account for two transactions in Virginia for a total of $635.
Printed in the May 19, 2011 edition