Reports from Local Law Enforcement
Madison Police Department
• On Oct. 15 Aleric C. Parks, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, driving while unlicensed and failure to stop at a stop sign after he allegedly attempted to avoid a police safety check point. According to reports, at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers established a checkpoint on Georgia Highway 83. Reports state that Parks allegedly avoided the checkpoint by driving through a restaurant parking lot and then accelerating on West Jefferson Street over a railroad crossing. An officer attempted to stop Parks near the intersection of Second and Burney streets. Reports state that Parks leapt from the vehicle and attempted to run. The officer reported that he pulled his service weapon and ordered Parks to stop. Parks was then arrested.
• On Oct. 16 Capricia M. Williams, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle she was driving was stopped at a safety checkpoint on Micha Way. According to reports, an officer reported detecting the smell of burnt marijuana smoke in the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and allegedly found a cigar blunt with suspected marijuana and flakes of suspected marijuana on the floorboards and around both front seats.
• On Oct. 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone entered her residence and removed $300 cash from a black zip-close bag she keeps on her night stand. The woman reported that she had come home from her waitressing job and went to put the night’ s earnings in the bag when she noticed it was missing.
• On Oct. 9 a larceny complaint was filed at a North Main Street drug store after a man reported that someone damaged locks on a drink vending machine and removed money from one of three machines.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Oct. 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road location after a man reported that at 2:40 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol called him to report that his son’s vehicle had been involved in a wreck in Newton County but had been abandoned before law enforcement arrived at the scene. The complainant said he had driven his son to his grandmother’s house that night to spend the night and that the son left his car at his father’s house with the keys in the ignition. The man said he had attempted to contact the son but failed.
• On Oct. 13 a dead animal report was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that two Beagle puppies were dead. A deputy observed the carcasses of the animals. The man told the deputy that he believed the dogs had been poisoned. He said he located the puppies under an abandoned structure on his property. He said he also feared that a third dog that was missing was also dead.
• On Oct. 14 an aggravated stalking complaint was filed at the intersection of Parks Mill Road and Reids Ferry Road, Buckhead, after a woman reported that her estranged husband followed her as she was driving home on Old Buckhead Highway. The woman said she has temporary restraining orders against the man. The woman said the man followed her aggressively, flashed his headlights at her and when she turned around in an attempt to get away from the man, he allegedly blew kisses at her. The man was located at his brother’s house and told authorities that he had not seen his wife that day and that he had been at the brother’s house all afternoon.
• On Oct. 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane location after a man reported that someone had entered a vacant house and removed the copper wires from the walls. The complainant said outside air conditioning units had also been removed. Estimated damages were more than $10,000.
• On Oct. 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that someone had removed and taken the rear-end housing unit of a John Deere 544 front-end loader. The man estimated the value of the unit at $2,000.
• On Oct. 12 an entering automobile complaint was filed at a College Avenue location after a woman reported that while she was attending a Morgan County High School football game, someone shattered a passenger window and entered the vehicle. The complainant said $3 was taken from her purse. Cost to repair the window is $168, she said.
• On Oct. 12 a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location after a woman reported that she struck a cow while driving a vehicle on Bostwick Highway. The woman said she contacted the cow’s suspected owner who, she said, told her not to involve law enforcement in the matter. The woman said the man promised to repair the damages. The woman said the man has failed to pay for the repairs and now insists that the cow in question does not belong to him. The incident occurred on Sept. 11.
• On Oct. 11 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported that someone had poisoned and killed his dog. According to reports, the complainant said he had earlier had a disagreement with a neighbor regarding the neighbor’s Pit Bull mauling and killing one of the complainant’s goats. The complainant said when he returned from a horse ride he observed that his dog, who was chained, was dead with blood coming from its mouth.
Printed in the October 20, 2011 edition