Madison Police Department
• On Sept. 3 Steven D. Hilsman, 21, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting and giving false information. Derek Justin Steward, 36, Madison, was also charged with shoplifting and giving false information and authorities have issued arrest warrants for Marlin Darnel Peterkin, 37, Madison for two counts of theft by shoplifting. According to reports, the three men allegedly took a Vizio flat-screen television valued at $298 on Sept. 2 from an Eatonton Highway department store. Reports allege that on Sept. 3 all three men entered the store again and attempted to take a Sony flat-screen television. Reports state that Hilsman was stopped at the door of the store while pushing a cart containing the television. Peterkin allegedly fled the store in a vehicle driven by Steward. Steward was located at his sister’s apartment later that day and arrested. Peterkin remains at large, reports state.
• On Sept. 1 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive location after a woman reported that she had placed her purse on the rear bumper of her truck and then driven away. The woman said she attempted to backtrack her route to locate the purse but was unsuccessful.
• On Sept. 5 a harassing communication complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a delivery truck driver complained that a former co-worker was attempting to contact her at customer locations. The woman said the man called at one location attempting to reach her and left a message for her to return the call. The woman said the calls are against company policy and that the man continues to call even after being told to cease.
• On Sept. 6 a fraud complaint was filed at an East Avenue location after a man reported that someone had used his credit card to make $59.99 worth of charges to an Apple iTunes store.
• On Sept. 4 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a man reported that someone entered his residence and removed a Playstation 2 game system and five games. The man valued the items at $400. Reports state there were no signs of forced entry in the residence.
Printed in the September 13 edition.