Law Enforcement • February 28, 2013
Madison Police Department
• On Feb. 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Dollar Tree parking lot, Eatonton Road, after a woman said her 2009 Toyota Tacoma had been struck by a black sedan, which then left the scene of the incident. Reports state that a witness observed the incident and gave the complainant the tag number of the vehicle. An officer contacted the owner of the 2009 Honda Accord and the woman told the officer that she thought she had only struck the truck’s wheel and that she did not believe she caused any damage. The officer reported that he observed damage to the passenger side of the truck.
• On Feb. 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at the McDonald’s parking lot, Eatonton Road, after a woman reported that someone had driven a vehicle over a decorative rock and had damaged landscaping.
• On Feb. 19 an identity fraud complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after a woman reported that someone had cancelled her EBT card and had a new one issued to a person in Connelly. The woman said she was able to have the new card cancelled and a new card issued to her at her Madison address.
• On Feb. 23 a theft of a wallet complaint was filed at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road, after a man alleged that two sisters had taken his wallet. The man told officers he gave one of the women $48 to purchase pills and that when the women came back to his room, he went to use the bathroom and when he came out of the bathroom both women and his wallet were gone. Officers located one of the sisters, who told them she believed the other sister took the man’s items. A day later officers were called back to the same room and the man said another man had pulled a gun on him regarding the theft of wallet issue. Officers located one of the sisters at the motel with a man but that man did not match the description of the man who allegedly pulled a gun on the complainant. The officers reported that the complainant has known the women for several years and appeared to be intoxicated.
Morgan County Sheriff's Office
• On Feb. 24 a burglary complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road location after a man reported that someone had entered an unlocked barn on his property and removed a red Troy Bilt tiller. The man valued the tiller at $800.
• On Feb. 24 an unattended vehicle report was filed at a Bethany Road location after a deputy reported that he observed a tan F-250 parked along side the road and partially blocking the road. The deputy tracked the ownership of the vehicle to a Colbert man but was also told by dispatch that the vehicle had no current insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
• On Feb. 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that two full-sized wrecker trucks had been taken from his property. The complainant said one truck was a white 2000 GMC 6500 worth $18,000 and the other truck was a International 4300 worth $30,000. The complainant said he recently sold a 1994 Ford F-450 wrecker to a male subject from Atlanta but he could not remember the buyer’s name.
• On Feb. 23 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had done $1,000 in damage to the lawn in the rear of his property. Reports state that it appeared a vehicle had gotten stuck in the back yard and that another vehicle may have towed the first vehicle out. A garden hose was was also apparently used to wash the vehicles off.
• On Feb. 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road location after a woman reported that while she was doing dishes she observed a silver vehicle coming down her dirt driveway. The woman said the vehicle was driven by two black males with beanie caps. The vehicle approached her carport, reports state, and the woman walked to her rear door to address the men. She said that as she got to the door she observed the brake lights on her blue 2006 Subaru Tribeca activate and noticed that one of the men had entered the vehicle. The woman said she observed both vehicles leave the residence. She told officers she typically leaves the keys in her vehicle and leaves the vehicle unlocked. Some of the complainant’s personal items were located inside another stolen vehicle that was found parked on Department of Natural Resources property on Georgia Highway 278. That vehicle was reported stolen out of Newton County.
• On Feb. 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a man reported that he observed a red 2009 Honda Rubicon four-wheeler parked on CSX railroad right of way. While officers were investigating the four-wheeler, which appeared to have had its ignition tampered with, the vehicle’s owner arrived and identified the vehicle. The vehicle was returned to its owner.
• On Feb. 22 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Centennnial Road, Rutledge, after a woman reported that she received a clutch for a 2007 Acura RSX in the mail from a company in Puerto Rico. The woman said she did not order the part but was told by her bank that someone had approved a $365 charge to her debit card which was posted to her checking account on Jan. 24.
• On Feb. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had taken both a steel door frame and a Nissan vehicle from a residence. The complainant said the vehicle had been left by former tenants who told him he could have the vehicle. A man told officers that he had helped another man load the vehicle onto a trailer. That man was told that the vehicle had been given to two other men. The door was located and returned to the complainant.
• On Feb. 21 a terroristic threats complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, location after a 71-year-old man alleged that a 47-year-old man had threatened to kill him and had sent him threatening text messages. The complainant said that the man had accused him of having relations with his wife.
• On Feb. 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a man reported that someone had stolen a Taurus .40 caliber pistol out of his Jeep. The man valued the weapon at $400.
• On Feb. 19 an information report was filed at a Estes Road location after a woman reported that her son had threatened her during a telephone conversation. The woman said she would forward the complaint to the son’s probation officer.
• On Feb. 19 a discharging firearms report was filed at an Athens Highway location after a man reported that he had shot himself in the finger. According to reports, the man said he had recently purchased a .40 caliber Taurus handgun and had asked a co-worker to demonstrate how to disassemble and assemble the weapon. The complainant said he took the gun apart and put it back together several times but at one point in the process he left a loaded magazine in the weapon and the weapon discharged, striking the man in the forefinger of his left hand. The man was interviewed at Morgan Memorial Hospital and the weapon was secured by officers and placed into an evidence locker.
• On Feb. 19 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Aqua Road location after a woman alleged that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend had stolen an HP laptop computer and a pink Nikon digital camera.
• On Feb. 18 a suspicious activity report was filed at an Aqua Road location after a woman alleged that a man pulled a white pickup truck into her yard and attempted to take her Rottweiler. According to reports, the woman said she followed the man to the intersection of Commerce Drive and Pierce Dairy Road and asked the man if the dog belonged to him. The woman said the man did not reply and she left to call 911. She said she noticed her dog running back towards her residence. She described the man as a white male between 45- and 50-years-old.
• On Feb. 18 an accidental injury report was filed at the intersection of Seven Islands and Bethany Road after a man reported that a friend had shot him by accident in the leg with a BB gun. The victim was interviewed at the hospital and told authorities that he had tried to remove the BB but that it had penetrated too deeply in his body. The man did not want to press charges and said the incident was “an accident.”
Printed in the February 28, 2013