Law Enforcement August 16, 2012
Madison Police Department
• On Aug. 11 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway grocery store after a woman alleged that a man cursed at her. According to reports, the woman said the man cut in front of her at the checkout counter. Reports state that the man apologized and motioned for the woman to move ahead of him. The woman said the two exchanged words and that the man began to curse at her in front of her two children. The man told authorities that he mistakenly cut in line and that when he realized the mistake he motioned for the woman to move ahead and apologized. The man said the woman, however, continued to make comments towards him for the transgression and that he then lost his temper and cursed at the woman.
• On Aug. 10 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a truck driver reported that while his rig was parked someone struck his truck and damaged a running board.
• On Aug. 10 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Prior Circle location after a man reported that someone kicked down his back door. The man said nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.
• On Aug. 11 an informational report regarding a counterfeit bill was filed from a Bramblewood Drive location after a man reported that he had received a notice from the Morgan County Tax Commissioner’s office stating that a $100 bill he had used to purchase a car tag was counterfeit. The man said he had cashed his paycheck at an Eatonton Highway department store and used the proceeds from the check to pay his tag.
• On Aug. 12 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location after a woman reported that her son had struck her dog several times with a stick. Reports state that the woman said the dog, a Rottweiler/Lab mix had come onto her porch to drink water when the son allegedly struck the dog with a stick. An officer attempted to examine the dog but, reports state, the dog acted aggressively towards the officer. The officer noted that the dog did not appear to be injured.
• On Aug. 1 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a man alleged that a male had taken beer and milk without paying. Reports state that the employee gave the officer a tag number for the man’s Chevrolet step-side pickup truck but the tag came back as belonging on a Mustang located in Ringold. The man alleged that the white male walked through a closed checkout aisle with four cases of 36-pack Budweiser beer and two gallons of milk. The items are valued at $91.88.
• On Aug. 7 a larceny complaint was filed at a South Main Street doctor’s office after and office manager told police that a drug store in Monroe had called regarding a patient attempting to fill an Oxycodone prescription. The employee said that the office had not prescribed the drug for the woman but had learned that the woman had acquired a prescription using forgery from the medical office, for the drug at a Union Point drug store. The woman was arrested, reports state, at an Athens drug store for allegedly attempting to purchase a prescription of Dilaudid from a prescription pad from the Madison doctor’s office.
Morgan County Sheriff's Office
• On Aug. 10 a conspiracy to commit theft by deception complaint was filed at an Appalachee River Road, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that she received a phone call from a man who said he represented AT&T. The woman said the man told her that there was an issue with her internet service and for a $42 credit card payment he would fix the problem. The woman said she had recently used her internet and it was working fine. She declined the proposal but did call AT&T and was told that the call was a scam. The company requested that the woman file a police report.
• On Aug. 11 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road location after a man alleged that his daughter’s boyfriend threatened to kill him. According to reports, the complainant said the daughter and her boyfriend arrived at his residence and told him that one of his brothers-in-law had died. The man said he pressed the couple for more information regarding which brother-in-law and the manner of death but the couple refused to release further details. The complainant said he pressed the couple for more information at which the point the daughter’s boyfriend allegedly began “running his mouth” and told the older complainant that “if you don’t shut your (expletive) mouth you’ll be next.” The couple then left the residence. A deputy arrived and suggested that the complainant stay with a neighbor until the dispute could be resolved.
• On Aug. 10 an information report was filed at a Broughton Lane, Newborn, location after a man ran over his 3-year-old child. According to reports, the man told authorities he was moving his red 1996 Ford Dually when he felt the vehicle drive over something. The man said he exited the vehicle and observed that he had run over his 3-year-old son. Reports state that the child appeared to have suffered a broken leg. The child was transported via ambulance to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta by National EMS.
Reports state that the man did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and that no foul play was suspected in the incident. Reports state that no further action would be taken.
Printed in the August 16, 2012 edition