Law Enforcement for June 14, 2012
Madison Poilice Department
• On June 5 an identity theft complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a man reported that his federal income tax return had been “flagged” by the Internal Revenue Service. The complainant told police that the IRS had informed him that it had received a duplicate income tax return from an unidentified person who had included the man’s wife’s name on the return, which was
misspelled, as well as three unknown dependents. The man said the IRS also told him his wife’s Social Security number was incorrect. The man was advised to contact the three credit reporting bureau’s regarding the identity theft.
• On June 9 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that two juveniles had attempted to break into a vacant apartment. According to reports, a witness told authorities that they had observed the two juveniles acting suspiciously around the unit. An officer observed a broken window near the back of the unit.
• On June 5 Levi Zachary Bradford, 18, Porterdale, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and running a red light after he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of West Washington Street and Main Street. According to reports, following a stop on the alleged traffic violation, an officer located two suspected marijuana cigarettes in the center console of Bradford’s vehicle.
• On June 8 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a woman alleged that a man had initiated an argument with her. According to reports, the woman said the man confronted her regarding something she had posted on the man’s 12-year-old daughter’s Facebook page. Reports state that the man appeared to be intoxicated. Reports also state that during the argument, the man allegedly grabbed the woman and another man in the apartment complex attempted to intervene. Reports state that the two men tumbled into the man’s apartment and damaged a potted plant. There were no signs of physical injuries, reports state, but one man had a torn shirt.
• On June 8 Erin R. Laborn, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with larceny after she allegedly removed money from a cash register she was working at an Eatonton Road department store. According to reports, the store’s loss manager reported that he had reviewed video tape that allegedly showed Laborn taking $20 bills and placing them either behind the register or in a trash can and then retrieving the bills later. The loss manager said he became suspicious because the register consistently came up $20 short.
• On June 9 Curtis Anthony Mitchell, Jr., 29, Evans, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, speeding and driving with a suspended license after he was stopped by a Madison Police Department officer on Interstate 20 for allegedly driving 96 mph in a 70 mph zone. According to reports, consequent to the stop, the officer located a partially burned marijuana cigarette in the vehicle and also determined that Mitchell had a suspended license.
• On June 8 Brian Donovan, 37, Augusta, was arrested and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license after he was stopped during a road safety check at the intersection of Georgia Highway 83 and Lion’s Club Road. According to reports, consequent to the stop, an officer confirmed that Donovan had no license. The officer also performed field sobriety tests on Donovan.
• On June 6 a marijuana complaint report was issued at a Micha Way location after officers responded to a report of an altercation of men with weapons. According to reports, several officers responded to the complaint and when they arrived the altercation had broken up. Officers searched the area after receiving a tip that the weapons may have been discarded in a wooded area near the apartment complex. An officer did not located any weapons but did find three bags of suspected marijuana weighing nearly a half a pound and a set of scales.
• On June 5 Michael Kitchens, 22, Madison, was arrested and charged with larceny from auto, possession of dangerous drugs and drugs not in original container. According to reports, Kitchens allegedly entered a woman’s vehicle while the vehicle was parked on Morgan Circle and removed $115. When officers interviewed Kitchens, they allegedly located two prescription pill bottles on his person that were prescribed to a relative. While Kitchens was being processed at the Morgan County Detention Center, reports state, officers located two small bottles of vodka and gin, a clear plastic bottle with a
clear liquid and two more pill bottles all hidden in Kitchens’ undergarments. Reports state that Kitchens told the officers he had taken the money to buy cigarettes and marijuana.
• On June 5 a fraud complaint was filed at a Four Lakes Drive location after a man reported that he had received notification from Discover Card that someone had attempted to open an account using his name.
• On June 5 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had attempted to enter her apartment by kicking down the back door. An officer observed a damaged back door at the unit, but, the complainant said, nothing appeared to be missing.
• On June 5 a larceny complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone had taken two fishing poles from his front porch. The man said the poles were valued at $50 and that there were three poles on the porch but only two missing.
• On June 5 a burglary complaint was filed at a Monticello Road convenience store after a man reported that someone had created hole through concrete block at the rear of the store, entered the store’s office area and removed nickels, dimes and quarters. The complainant said the perpetrator also began to rummage through the store but set off a motion detector.
• On June 4 Otho Moses Williams, 45, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly entered an Eatonton Road grocery store after being banned from the store. Officers were initially called to the store after an employee alleged that Williams had taken a beer from the store
and fled on a bicycle. Williams was located in the parking lot of an Eatonton Road department store and, reports state, told officers he had entered the grocery store to use the bathroom. He also told officers he was aware that he was not allowed on the store’s property.
Morgan County Sheriff's Department
• On June 6 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that someone had replaced a glass door panel and had painted the outside of a door without her knowledge.
• On June 7 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Aqua Road location after a woman alleged that her boyfriend’s daughter had pushed her against a 4x4 post during an argument. According to reports, the woman alleged that after the daughter arrived at the house, she allegedly hugged the daughter’s neck and told her that she loved her. Soon after that, however, the daughter alleged that the complainant began to scream at her and, among other allegations, stated that the daughter’s father was not, in fact, her father. The daughter said she and her boyfriend left the house after the woman called 911 and waited for deputies to arrive.
• On June 7 a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that he observed two males near a barn on a neighbor’s property. The complainant said he observed the men throwing rubber boots over a fence. The man said he confronted the men and they fled on foot. Deputies searched the immediate area for the men, but were unsuccessful. The complainant said nothing appeared to be missing from the barn.
• On June 9 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Bostwick, location after a woman alleged that a man threw a shoe at her, striking her in the face and struck her with his hand, causing her nose piercing to tear out of her skin. The man told authorities that the couple had a verbal argument and that the woman had grabbed him in a “bear hug” as he was attempting to leave. He said that the nose ring had become snagged on his shirt and tore away. He also alleged that the complainant tore his shirt as he tried to leave.
• On June 4 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead location after deputies were dispatched. According to reports, they observed several pit bull breed dogs that appeared malnourished and observed a dead puppy. They also reported observing a beagle that appeared to be malnourished. Reports state that a deputy documented the scene and that there was appeared to be no food available for the dogs. The property owner was not present while the deputies were at the location, reports state.
Printed in the June 14, 2012 edition