1-24-2008 Police Blotter
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On January 11 a simple assault and battery complaint was filed at Morgan County High School after a teen reported that while he was walking with a girl towards the girl’s car two other teens stopped the youth and engaged in a verbal dispute. Reports state that the complainant alleged the two teens then struck the complainant several times.
• On January 19 a gas drive-off complaint was filed at an Athens Highway convenience store after a man reported that someone in a newer model Ford Taurus pumped $41.31 in gasoline and then drove away.
• On January 15 a criminal damage to property in the second degree complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a man reported that someone broke out several windows and doors at a house under construction. One picture window, two smaller windows and two glass doors were broken at the rear of the residence. A long piece of lumber was located at the rear of the residence. A black Mercury Grand Marquis or Ford Crown Victoria with dark tinted windows was seen in the area earlier. Approximately $1,350 in damages was reported.
• On January 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Riverwalk Road, Bishop location after a woman reported that there was an open door in the rear of the residence. Several deputies responded and the scene was turned over to an investigator. A day earlier the complainant had reported observing two males on the back porch.
• On January 18 a sexual assault complaint was filed at a Longwood Lane location after a woman reported that a 21-year-old male was riding around with her 16-year-old daughter
• On January 18 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail, Buckhead location after a woman reported that someone had made obscene text messages to her daughter. The complainant called the number and was told the phone belonged to her daughter and that she had taken the phone from her daughter.
• On January 16 a dispute compliant was filed at a Spears Road location after a woman reported that another teen was contacting her son, attempting to arrange a fight. The woman said the other teen had called her house on several occasions. On one occasion the caller reportedly requested that the complainant’s son meet him in the bathroom at Morgan County High School and when the complainant’s son refused to fight at school the caller requested they meet at a parking lot.
• On January 13 a missing wallet complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office when a woman reported that after she had finished grocery shopping she noticed that her wallet was missing. The woman said the wallet contained $60, credit cards, a driver’s license and a Social Security card.
• On January 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a Shepherd Road location after a man reported that someone ad removed an air conditioning unit from his sister’s residence. A Craftsman grinder was also taken.
• On January 15 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a woman reported that she had hired a Monroe man to complete renovation on a house in McIntosh County. The complainant said after the man secured her credit card number he purchased more than $17,000 in supplies from a Walton County lumber store. The woman said she was not advised prior to the purchases.
• On January 14 Jonathan Lopez Heard, 21, of Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and giving false name to a law enforcement officer after a deputy arrested Heard while Heard was sitting in a vehicle that was suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run. According to reports, the deputy found Heard and two juvenile females sitting in the vehicle while the vehicle was parked in front of an apartment complex off Micha Way. When Heard stepped out of the vehicle, reports state, a deputy saw a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. Heard also allegedly told officers his name was Jonathan Ward. The deputy discovered that Heard also had an outstanding warrant against him.
• On January 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Crawford Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed three dirt bikes including a Kawasaki KDX 200, a Yamaha PW 50 and a Yamaha PW 80.
• On January 12 an entering an auto complaint was filed at a Clack Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his 1987 Jeep and removed the radio and speakers from the vehicle. Entry was gained by shattering a window.
Madison Police Department
• On January 17 a recovery of a stolen vehicle report was filed at the 114 mile post on Interstate 20 after an officer noticed a Honda Accord on the side of the interstate. A gas cap was removed and the vehicle’s ignition was on the driver’s side front floor. The vehicle had been reported by a Madison resident on January 16 from a Micha Circle residence. In that report a man said he had left approximately 100 CD’s in the vehicle. Those were recovered along with the vehicle.
• On January 19 Sam Jones, 59, Madison was arrested and charged with public drunkenness and criminal trespass after he allegedly was sitting on a woman’s porch on Penor Street and refused to leave. The woman called police who noticed that Jones allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol and urine. When Jones was asked to leave the porch he allegedly used profanity twice.
• On January 16 Richard John Newman Jr., 33, Warner Robins, was arrested and charged with theft by taking after employees at an Eatonton Highway restaurant allegedly identified Newman as the same man who on two previous occasions had purchased food from the restaurant and not paid. AN officer obtained video still images of a man suspected to be Newman in the two incidences and confronted Newman in the parking lot of the restaurant after he had eaten, paid and was leaving. The restaurant said it intends to prosecute.
• On January 14 a simple assault and damage to property complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a woman reported that after she picked up her boyfriend the two exchanged words and the boyfriend struck her in the face, breaking her $270 Prada sunglasses. The woman said the man’s mother witnessed the attack and attempted to aid the woman. The man also allegedly pounded on the hood of the woman’s car before leaving in a truck with another man. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the suspect.
• On January 9 a robbery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a woman reported that she was walking with a man past a motel room when another man motioned for her to come to his door. After the woman walked to the door, reports state, the man allegedly produced a razor and forced the woman to give him $20. The woman then left and called 911 from the motel’s lobby.
• On January 8 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Newman Drive location after a woman reported that someone had destroyed her residential mailbox by detaching the box, ripping the post out of the ground and scattering the mailbox about her property.
• On January 7 a fraud complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a man reported that someone had acquired his debit card number and conducted 81 illegal transactions in California totaling $3,532.67.