• On July 23 Hung Tienn Phan, 21, Grovetown, Ga., was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding on Interstate 20. According to reports, a Georgia State Patrol trooper searched the vehicle after the stop and allegedly located a clear cellophane bag containing suspected marijuana, rolling papers, a pill bottle with suspected marijuana residue and a cigarette box containing a suspected marijuana cigarette. According to reports Phan allegedly told the officers the items belonged to him.
• On July 22 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Ramada Lane location after a woman reported that someone had removed a black Coach purse from her vehicle. The purse was valued at $200 and contained a Social Security card, credit cards, a medical license and a prescription pad.
• On July 23 Carrie Elizabeth Manders, 22, Monroe, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, officers were called to the Wal Mart parking lot after a person reported that someone had left a small dog in a car in the parking lot. Officers located the car and observed a small dog in the passengers floor board whimpering and crying. It was approximately 4:40 p.m. when officers arrived. Officers reported that a window in the car was rolled down approximately two inches. They also observed a silver pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana laying on the driver’s seat. Officers were able to open the locked vehicle and took the dog and placed it in a patrol car. Officers ran registration for the vehicle and then entered Wal Mart and paged Manders. Officers were then advised that Mander’s vehicle had been reported stolen from the parking lot of the Budget Inn. Officers spoke with Manders at the Budget Inn and then returned her to the Wal Mart parking lot. She was then informed that activity in the parking lot was captured on video. She then told officers that her vehicle was not stolen, reports state, but denied knowledge of the marijuana pipe or a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana located in the glove box of the vehicle. She then admitted that the marijuana, was hers, reports state. The dog was transported to Morgan County Animal Control.
• On July 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Mary Magnun Blvd. location after a man reported that someone had thrown bricks through three windows at a construction site. The windows are valued at $1,200. An orange pickup truck had been observed in the area prior to the windows being shattered.
• On July 21 Robert James Higgins, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an officer responded twice to a Green Meadows location for complaints regarding Higgins refusal to leave. After the first complaint, reports state, Higgins left the location. A short time later an officer was called back to the location and observed Higgins and another man arguing. At that point the officer arrested Higgins and transported him to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On July 21 Kevin Michael Zak, 20, Temple Terrace, Fl. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Robert Sean King, no age given, Tampa, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. According to reports and officer observed Zak and King attempting to pump gas at a Monticello convenience store that had closed for the night. After the officer approached the vehicle he reported a strong marijuana smell coming from the vehicle. The officer located a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana near the driver’s side door. The officer also located a bottle of liquor in the back seat of the vehicle.
On July 18 Michael D. Hill, 54, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery after he allegedly pushed a woman at a residence on Creekpoint Circle.
• On July 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that a large truck had damaged an entrance gate to a subdivision. The man said that a broken mirror was found near the gate.
• On July 22 a criminal trespass and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road location after a man reported that someone had removed an air conditioning window unit. The man valued the unit at $200.
• On July 20 a criminal trespass and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman reported that when she walked outside the residence she observed a man standing on a table examining the roof rafters for the back porch. The woman said when the man saw her he grabbed a knife that was on the table and fled into the woods behind the house.
• On July 20 Mandrell Adrian Love, 32, Madison, was arrested and charged with arson, first degree; and criminal damage to property after he allegedly attempted to burn a Pine Tree Circle house down. According to reports, the homeowner told officers that Love had arrived at his house at 6 p.m. and alleged that the man owed him money. The complainant told police that Love threatened to burn his house down if he did not receive money. The man said 50 minutes later Love returned with a gas can and a lighter and poured gas on the front porch, rear porch and rear entrance. The man said Love then lit the gas. The man said he extinguished the flames with his foot. Love was arrested at the Budget Inn.
• On July 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, Good Hope, after a man reported that someone had entered his yard and removed a 2000 Honda ATV.
• On July 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Peppers Road, Bostwick, location after a man reported that following an argument with his girlfriend regarding her pregnancy, the girl allegedly kicked his driver’s side door and threw a rock that shattered the right rear window of his vehicle.
• On July 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a man reported that someone had removed a $1,100 air conditioning unit from a rental house.
• On July 18 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Medlock Road, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that while she was out of the country she had received numerous phone calls from a 1-800 number.
The woman said she attempted to return the calls and initially failed. The woman said she eventually got through and was told that someone had hijacked a Visa Credit Cooperation number. The woman said she was told by Visa representatives to never give out personal information on the phone.
• On July 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Jim Thomas Road location after a woman reported that someone had removed a six volt battery from a tractor on the property.
• On July 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that while he was feeding his chickens the wind blew open his barn door and he noticed that several items were missing.
The man said he was missing five gallons of gasoline, a Craftsmen socket and wrench set and a Bosch skill saw.
• On July 13 an unlawful dumping complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location after a man reported that someone had dumped a white powder on his field.
Security tape from a nearby convenience store showed a transfer truck back up to the field and then dump a white powder onto the field.
Printed in the July 28 edition