Law Enforcement • November 22, 2012
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Nov. 19 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that she had ordered a box of checks. The woman said the checks had not arrived but she had been told that the checks were shipped on Oct. 25. The woman said she believes someone took the checks from her mailbox.
• On Nov. 19 a domestic disturbance complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman alleged that a man had thrown a laundry basket at her and threatened to kill her. Reports state that the man said he walked away from the woman in an attempt to cease arguing and that the woman attempted to force her way into his bedroom. The man said he opened the door so that the woman would not damage the door. The woman said she retrieved her cell phone and called 911. The man said he removed the laundry basket because it was in the hallway. He said he made no threats. The woman and her child were taken to the woman’s residence.
• On Nov. 18 a scam attempt and terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at an East Magnolia Loop location after a man reported that he a received phone call from a man who informed him that he had won $5.5 million in a lottery and a new Mercedes Benz. The man said the caller told him to purchase a $350 pre-paid card to cover expenses for the prize and that the caller and two FBI agents would meet him at his residence to transfer the money. The complainant said he realized the calls were an attempt to scam him out of money. When he told the callers he was not interested the caller said that he would arrive with his money and car. The complainant said he again refused and the caller allegedly told him “then we are going to cut your head off.” Officers traced the calls phones in Kingston, Jamaica.
• On Nov. 18 a burglary and criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Newborn Road location after a man reported that when he arrived at his convenience store he noticed that an alarm was ringing and that a red Jeep was parked near the store. The man said someone had broken the front glass on the store and that a man was in the store. The complainant said he yelled at the man and the man entered the Jeep and fled. The complainant followed the man westbound on Interstate 20 and retrieved the Jeep’s tag information. The tag was returned expired on a 2002 Saturn in Fulton County. Officers found a trash can at the store full of cartons of cigarettes and lottery tickets. Video evidence showed two men entered the store and took a trash can of cigarettes to the vehicle. Both men were wearing gloves and clothing to conceal their faces.
• On Nov. 18 Charlie Patrick Cartey, 20, was arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly rode a dirt bike to a Dixie Highway residence and pushed a man to the ground and punched him in the face. Cartey told police that the man had called him several times and harassed him on the phone and that he had had enough.
• On Nov. 18 an unruly child report was filed at a Jim Thomas Road location after a woman and a man reported that a 15-year-old girl refused to complete her chores. Reports state that an altercation ensued when the couple told the girl to stop playing a video game and clean her room.
• On Nov. 17 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that she engaged in a fight with her 13-year-old son and that the son left the residence. Officers located the boy approximately one mile from the house and he was returned to his mother.
• On Nov. 14 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location after a man reported that a man had called his business and requested to speak, by name, with two female employees. Once the man was directed to the employees he told them he sold exercise equipment, was Italian and tried to describe his wife to the woman. He also requested personal information from the woman. According to reports, there have been several similar calls made to Madison businesses lately.
• On Nov. 14 a burglary complaint was filed at a Broughton Road location after a woman reported that while she was at home someone attempted to enter her residence. The woman said she heard someone run across her back porch and saw a man dressed in black running from the yard. The woman said the man ran to a black pick-up truck and the truck sped away. The woman said in the past someone had taken her husband’s medication.
Madison Police Department
• On Nov. 7 a larceny from building complaint was filed at a vacant convenience store on Monticello Road. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had taken two air conditioning units from the store sometime around July 7, 2012. Reports state that a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy had alerted the property owner of the thefts in July but the property owner stated that she did not want to file a police report at that time because the building was vacant and she did not want to replace the units. Estimated cost to replace the units is $10,000.
• On Nov. 16 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road auto parts store after a man reported that a customer had swindled him out of $40. The complainant said a white male, scruffy looking, in his 50s driving a Mazda B2200 truck entered the store and purchased one quart of oil for $4.27. The complainant said the man gave him $50.27 to pay for the oil. After the transaction the customer told the clerk that the clerk had only given him $6 in change. The clerk said he “didn’t think about it” and gave the man another $40.
• On Nov. 18 Sheldon DeShown Barnes, Jr., 20, Augusta, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and speeding after an officer reported that he clocked a vehicle Barnes was driving going 98 MPH in a 70 MPH zone on Interstate 20. Reports state that the officer reported a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle after the stop. Barnes told the officer he had smoked marijuana earlier but not while driving. He also directed them to a small amount of marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. He was cited and released at the scene.
• On Nov. 12 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Avenue location after a man reported that someone had entered a vacant residence through a back door and ransacked the residence. Reports state that sofa cushions had been slashed and approximately 20 collector cars valued at $1,000 had been taken. Also, several Christmas ornaments had been taken.
• On Nov. 13 a simple assault complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street apartment after a man reported that his boyfriend had struck him in the mouth. Reports state that the complainant appeared to be intoxicated and told officers that he became angry because the boyfriend brought another man to the house. The complainant said he threw the first punch and then the man punched him back. He also said he injured his mouth when he struck a door while attempting to walk downstairs.
• On Nov. 10 a larceny from building report was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that after he checked out at a home improvement store he inadvertently left his wallet on the counter. The complainant said he returned to the store but the wallet was not reported found. Officers reviewed video tape and observed the complainant leave the wallet. They also observed an older white male approach the same cashier. The wallet was present when the man approached but was missing after the man paid for his items. The man used a credit card to make the purchase. Officers are currently reviewing receipt tape to determine the identity of the man. The complainant reported that $485, eight charge cards and his driver’s license was missing.
• On Nov. 16 Carol Lee Stone, 52, Bishop, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after she allegedly entered an Eatonton Road restaurant while intoxicated and used profanity at workers at the restaurant and refused to leave. According to reports, officers arrived and located Stone in the parking lot allegedly yelling at employees. A manager reported that Stone entered the restaurant and yelled obscenities. She then left but returned and sat down at a booth and demanded service, reports state.
Printed in the November 22, 2012 edition