Madison Police Department
On March 23 an auto theft complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a man reported that someone had taken his 2000 Freightliner Century truck.
The man told police that he left the truck unlocked at 9:30 p.m. at the truck stop and when he returned at 8 a.m. his truck was missing. The man said he had a spare key hidden under the hood. The truck is valued at $10,000.
On March 21 two reports of counterfeiting were filed, one at an Eatonton Road car lot and another at a health food store. According to reports, a woman reported that she had cashed her paycheck at a liquor store and then paid on her car loan at the Eatonton Road car lot with a $100 bill she had received from the liquor store.
The woman said she was later notified by the car lot that the bill was counterfeit. A co-owner at the lot reported that a local bank had reported that the bill was counterfeit when it was attempting to record a deposit. On the same day a woman at an Eatonton Road health food store reported that a black male with a heavy British accent used a $100 bill to purchase $20 worth of fish oil. The woman said when she attempted to deposit the money she also was informed by the bank that the bill was counterfeit.
On March 16 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Stephanie Charesse Oliver, 19, Madison on shoplifting charges after a woman at an Eatonton Road department store alleged that Oliver took one bottle of Clean and Clear face wash, one bottle of Body Fantasies perfume and one package of plastic dental tooth picks without paying for the items. The items are valued at $10.25. The store employee said she captured the alleged thefts on video tape. She also provided officers with a description and tag number of a blue Ford pickup truck in which Oliver was a passenger when she left the store.
On March 20 a property dispute report was filed at a Harris Avenue location after a man and woman both claimed ownership of a 2008 Dodge Caliber. According to reports, officers were called to the Harris Avenue location after the woman alleged that the man was attempting to take ownership of the vehicle. The man alleged that the vehicle belonged to him and that the woman did not have ownership. The woman alleged that that she had paid for the vehicle and that she took the vehicle after she learned that the man had an adulteress affair. She also alleged that the man had broken a window in the vehicle to gain access, a charge the man agreed with. Officers told both parties that the vehicle was community property in a marriage and ownership would have to be resolved in court.
On March 19 Charles Scott Gerrin, 46, Madison, was cited with reckless driving after an officer alleged that he observed Gerrin driving after the officer alleged Gerrin had a suspended license. According to reports, the officer turned around on East Washington Street. The officer reported that he attempted to stop Gerrin but Gerrin left the area at an alleged high rate of speed. Gerrin was eventually stopped near the intersection of Crawford Street and South Main. Following the stop, reports state, officers confirmed that Gerrin had a limited driving permit for work and medical reasons.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On March 23 a theft by taking and burglary report was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that someone entered her residence and removed a Mason jar with $30 in change, five rings valued at $500, a Motorola Razor phone valued at $350 and another $30 taken from her son’s wallet.
On March 24 a burning woodlands complaint was filed at a Sowhatchet Road, Bostwick, location after a man reported that someone had set a small patch of pine trees on fire. A deputy reported that when he arrived the fire had been extinguished by the Morgan County Fire Department Station 3. The deputy reported locating an empty pack of Marlboro cigarettes and a lighter at the scene of the fire.
A neighbor reported observing an 11-year-old neighbor at the fire scene moments before the fire started.
He told authorities he also observed him leaving the scene before the fire was reported. The deputy spoke to the juvenile’s mother and the juvenile. The incident remains under investigation.
On March 23 a civil matter report was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman alleged that a neighbor’s son had damaged her fence while retrieving a ball. The woman also alleged that a man next door also had cursed her dogs, cursed her regarding the juvenile retrieving the ball and made threats to both her dogs and deer she had been feeding at the rear of her property. She also alleged that the child had exposed his genitals at her and had urinated in front of her. The man alleged that the complainant was “crazy” and was making false claims against both him and the child.
On March 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road, Bostwick, location after a woman reported that she had dropped her wallet at a convenience store while pumping gas. The woman said she returned to the store but the wallet had not been recovered.
On March 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fraction Bottom Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had removed fishing poles and a tackle box from his boat, which was secured at a dock on Fraction Bottom Road. The complainant said he believes the suspect in the crime came to the property by boat.
On March 24 a violation of a temporary protective order complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that her ex-husband, who is under a temporary protective order, called her.
On March 22 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Prospect Road location after a woman reported that someone had killed her white and brown Chihuahua.
The woman said she was informed by another woman that a neighbor had killed the dog, taken its picture and then thrown the dog in a dumpster. A deputy spoke with a neighbor and was told that a brown and black dog had died in the backyard and that she had taken the dead animal to a dumpster. The woman denied that the dead dog was the complainant’s.
On March 22 a stalking complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a woman alleged that when she went to the residence of her child’s father to collect child support, the man fled to another woman’s residence. The woman alleged that the other woman lifted her dress and taunted her. The other woman denied lifting her dress and taunting and stated that she had a temporary protective order filed against the complainant and that the complainant was in violation of the order.
On March 22 Wilson Lumpkin, 63, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly refused to leave a Pine Tree Circle residence when asked. Reports state that when a deputy arrived Lumpkin was unsteady and was unable to stand without assistance and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
On March 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken a school debit card, a H&R Block refund card, driver’s license and a pre-paid Visa card from her purse.
The woman reported that whoever took the card had used her school card to purchase a Wal-Mart gift card. The school card was supposed to go for the purchase of school supplies, she said.
On March 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Little Creek Lane location after a woman reported that someone had taken a jewelry box with approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry, much with sentimental value. The woman said she suspected her son’s girlfriend and had located several of the items at a pawn shop in Monroe. The woman said the pawn shop operator reported that the son’s girlfriend had pawned the items.
On March 20 Terry Lee Bishop, 38, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly broke a woman ‘s jaw. Reports state that the woman said Bishop had punched her three times in the face after she confronted him regarding money missing from her pocket while she was taking a shower. Deputies arrived at the Centennial Road residence and located Bishop hiding under the front porch, reports state. He was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center without incident.
Printed in the March 29th edition.