• On Oct. 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Cooks Hill Road location after a woman reported that someone took a stand-up vacuum cleaner and a clothes iron. Reports state that the house was condemned because of storm damage and that the front door was secured by a piece of plywood. Reports state that someone kicked down the plywood to gain entrance to the house.
• On Oct. 28 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive location after a man reported that someone entered his property and destroyed side windows, a front window, a rear window and two headlights of a 1967 Ford F350. The glass appeared to have been broken by rocks, reports state.
• On Oct. 26 Marcellus Hawkins, 41, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly refused to leave the parking lot of a West Washington Street liquor store. According to reports, Hawkins had previously been served with a criminal trespass warning at the store. Reports state that Hawkins told an officer he was attempting to secure a ride home. Hawkins was cited at the store and was released. Reports state that he then secured a ride home from other patrons at the store.
• On Oct. 26 Cynthia H. Stahley, 53, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly became belligerent during a domestic disturbance call on Churchhill Avenue. According to reports, officers arrived at the location and could hear Stahley cursing at other residents inside the house. Reports state that an officer advised Stahley to temper her language at which point Stahley allegedly told the officer to “go ahead and take her.” A man at the residence alleged that Stahley had been drinking vodka during the day and arguing with him and his mother “for hours.” The man said he offered to transport Stahley to a motel room for the night prior to officers arrival, but she declined the offer.
• On Oct. 24 a damage to property and larceny complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location after a woman reported that someone broke a mailbox and scattered mail across the road. The woman said some of the mail was opened and that she was missing a Netflix movie entitled “You’re Gonna Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger.”
• On Oct. 24 Cameron Burger, 22, Snellville, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a complaint on Ramada Lane of a man jumping on top of cars. When officers arrived, the suspect had left the area, but officers located Burger in the hallway of an adjacent motel. Reports state that while officers were questioning Burger regarding the car jumping allegation, he “appeared to be intoxicated” and was “cursing loudly while in the hallway.” An officer advised Burger to be quiet several times, but he continued to “talk loudly…curse.” Burger was then detained with handcuffs at which point, reports state, he began to bang his head against a wall. Burger also allegedly kicked at the rear door of a police vehicle several times while he was being transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On Oct. 25 Scott Wyatt, 40, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly entered the property of a West Washington Street liquor store after he was banned from the property.
• On Oct. 29 theft by taking and criminal trespass complaints were filed at a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that a man came to her house and took her Ford Expedition without her permission. Reports state that the complainant’s son reported that a man known to the family came to the door of the house seeking the complainant. The son reported that he told the man the woman was not at the house. Moments later the son noticed that the Expedition was gone. The woman said the keys had been left in the vehicle and the vehicle was not locked. A day later, reports state, the man came back to the house on foot and told the woman that the vehicle was located behind a fence on Cleveland Avenue. The man requested that the woman not alert law enforcement, reports state. Officers located the vehicle and noted that it had damage on the passenger side. A search of the area for the suspect was not successful.
• On Oct. 28 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Perryman Road, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that someone used her Discover card to purchase a digital camera from Macy’s. The complainant stated that she received the $279.95 camera at her house but that she had not ordered the item.
• On Oct. 27 a forgery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that a man hired to work around the complainant’s mother’s house had allegedly taken several checks and cashed them. The complainant said the checks totaled $325 and he suspected more checks might have been cashed.
• On Oct. 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a Swords Trail, Buckhead, location after a man reported that between Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, a Benelli shotgun had been removed from his unlocked garden shed. The complainant said he had not reported the incident earlier because he did not have serial numbers available for the weapon.
• On Oct. 27 a fraud in obtaining public assistance complaint was filed at a Riverwoods Drive location after a woman reported that she had gone online to careerbuilder.com to seek employment. The woman said a company called “STN” sent her an Apple 4G cell phone that she was supposed to then send to a Soviet Union address. The woman said she had been promised a debit card as payment for shipping the phone but had not received the card. The woman said she had given the company her personal information and was concerned they may use it to defraud her.
• On Oct. 31 James Edwin Mullinax, 61, Madison, was arrested and charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal after, reports state, he allegedly denied the knowledge of a man at his Crawley Road residence. According to reports, deputies arrived at the Crawley Road location attempting to serve a probation violation warrant on James Darrell Mullinax, 37. Reports state that when the deputy arrived he observed a man matching James Darrell Mullinax’s description run to the back of the house. Reports state that James Edwin Mullinax allegedly told deputies that the fleeing man was someone else. Deputies located James Darrell Mullinax in a crawlspace under the house and he was then arrested. James Edwin Mullinax left the scene but later turned himself into authorities at the Morgan County Detention Center, reports state.
• On Oct. 23 an information report was filed the Morgan County Detention Center after a woman reported that an elderly man had given the complainant’s daughter a hug and a kiss on the cheek during a church service. The complainant said she was concerned regarding the behavior because of the age difference between the man and her 15-year-old daughter.
Printed in the November 3, 2011 edition.