Reports from Madison, Morgan law enforcement agencies • Madison Police Department
• On March 8 a fraud complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue location after a woman reported that while she was shopping for a vehicle online, she found a car on a purported eBay site for $1,285. The woman said she wired the money to the person advertising the vehicle but after the wire went through, she has no longer been able to contact the person and she has not received the vehicle. The vehicle’s seller’s name was Alicia Irwing. Reports state that an investigation into the transaction revealed that the vehicle and the seller were at the center of an internet scam across the United States and several people had reported losing money to the seller.
• On March 8 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that the husband of a patient had allegedly called and threatened him regarding the timeliness of the complainant delivering the results of a medical procedure. The man allegedly told the complainant that if he did not immediately return results, he would come to the man’s office and “show his butt.” The complainant advised that he would suggest that the couple seek medical advice elsewhere.
• On March 4 Elizabeth Osullivan, 54, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly purchased $48.31 worth of groceries from an Eatonton Road grocery store but attempted to leave with another $77.91 worth of groceries under her shopping cart that was not paid for.
According to reports, an employee at the store confronted Osullivan, who allegedly fled the store and left both the paid and unpaid items at the store. She was stopped in a vehicle near the store. The grocery items that were paid for were transported to the Madison Police Department and stored.
Osullivan retrieved those items after she bonded out of the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On March 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Churchill Avenue location after a woman reported that after she had several friends over to her house to “hang out” she noticed several items missing. Missing items included bottles of perfume valued at $250, a phone charger, a make-up bag with make-up, 90 milligrams of methadone and a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket that had a winning value of $100.The woman said she suspects one person specifically, but attempts to reach that person by telephone had failed.
• On March 3 Otho Moses Williams, 49, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly refused to leave a Morgan Circle residence. Reports state that Williams was allegedly intoxicated while at the residence and at one point during the altercation began walking through the residence naked. When officers arrived they located Williams sitting in the living room of the residence wearing a pair of unbuttoned pants. Williams refused to leave the residence after officers requested that he do so. He was then arrested.
Printed in the March 15, 2012 edition.