Madison Police Department
• On August 2 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a woman reported that when she and an employee arrived for work they noticed the phones were not working. After further inspection they observed that someone had cut the phone lines on the outside of the building.
• On August 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a woman reported that someone had damaged her Dodge Grand Caravan by spraying shaving cream on the vehicle and by throwing eggs at the vehicle
• On July 27 a counterfeit bill complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway convenience store after a man reported that a woman had given the store four $100 bills and asked for change. Later, the man said, a bank returned four $100 bills as being counterfeit. The man said the store received several more $100 bills during the day and could not verify if the woman’s bills were counterfeit.
• On August 2 a threat to injure person complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway fast food restaurant after a man reported that a landscaping crew had blown trash and grass clippings onto his truck. The complainant said he confronted the man operating the blower and the man allegedly said “I’m not afraid of you, I’ll do something to you.” The man said he did not threaten the complainant and that his wife had offered the complainant $3 to get a car wash.
• On July 30 a supplemental report to a reported burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location when an officer received a call that a burglary victim had a 16-year-old male contained by brandishing a baseball bat. When an officer arrived the victim told the officer that the male was wearing a pair of shoes that had been stolen on July 21 from her apartment. The woman had also earlier told officers that the suspected burglar had left behind a pair of shoes in the robbery. The male told the officer that he had purchased the shoes “from a guy” for $20. The officer eventually contacted the male’s mother who reported that the shoes left behind in the burglary belonged to her son. Neither the mother nor son made good on a promise to come to the police department for questioning.
• On July 31 Linda Jean Woodruff, 48, Madison, was arrested and charged with drunkenness after an officer responded to a complaint by Woodruff that a man had struck her. Officers returned Woodruff to the man’s house so she could collect her belongings and during that time, reports state Woodruff made several attempts to assault the man and used profanity towards the man. Eventually, reports state as Woodruff was leaving the man’s residence she allegedly threw a barbecue grill at the man, at which point she was arrested.
• On July 26 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a woman reported that a 14-year-old girl had allegedly taken a “Jack Link.” Valued at $1.19 and a bottled product valued at $1.29 without paying for the items.
• On July 28 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Sulgrave Road location after an auto service center employee reported that someone had shattered the passenger side window of a 1993 Honda Civic.
• On July 29 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road discount store after a woman reported that while she was getting her eyeglasses adjusted someone removed her wallet from her purse. The wallet contained a driver’s license, a checkbook, a debit card and a credit card.
• On July 29 a burglary complaint was filed at an Overlook Drive location after a woman reported that someone had kicked in her rear door and removed a Playstation 2 game console and a game along with a car audio amplifier. The complainant said a neighbor had repeatedly asked her questions regarding how long she thought she might be away from the house. The man was not in the area when officers arrived.
• On July 29 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road location after a man reported that someone had shattered the window of a business truck parked in the parking lot. The doors to the truck remained locked, however and the man said it was possible that the window could have been shattered when he slammed the door shut earlier but he couldn’t be sure.
• On July 31 a sudden snatch complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a 16-year-old male reported that while he was walking to a grocery store three black males ages between 15- to 20-years-old, walked up behind him and snatched a wallet from his pants. The complainant said during the altercation he attempted to grab a chain that attached the wallet to his pants but the chain broke and damaged the complainant’s finger. Estimated loss is $8.
• On August 2 a fraud, giving false name and suspended license complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a man reported that while he was attempting to renew his license the insurance company showed that he had been involved in a wreck in Madison on January 28, 2008. The man refuted this and after reviewing a tape of the wreck investigation, indicted that his brother had been involved in the wreck and that his brother had presented the complainant’s driver’s license. An officer discovered that the man’s brother had a suspended license at the time of the accident. Warrants will be taken, reports state.
• On August 2 Pedro Ribera, no age given, Chamblee, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after officers were called to an Eatonton Road convenience store to deal with an unruly customer. Reports indicate that Ribera allegedly was intoxicated and attempted to purchase a single beer but the clerk refused to make the sale based on Ribera’s state. Ribera allegedly refused several requests to leave the establishment.
• On August 2 Sam Jones, 60, no address given, was arrested and charged with drunkenness after officers were called to Morgan Memorial Hospital on reports that Jones was being disorderly. Reports indicate that Jones was allegedly ranting about “crackers who kill children.”
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On July 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his barn and removed a 27 inch Sanyo TV and two Advent tower speakers. The complainant said the latch on the front door of the barn had been pried off. Value of the items is $400.
• On August 4 a battery complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines Road location after a man reported that while he and his girlfriend were sleeping, his ex-wife entered the bedroom and struck both people with a flashlight. The woman then ran from the house, leaving the flashlight behind and then allegedly rammed the girlfriend’s vehicle with her Dodge van. The woman also allegedly, at a later time, threw a rock at the complainant’s truck and sent the complainant a text message threatening anyone he entered a relationship with.
• On August 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location after a man reported that he heard someone start his 1996 Ford F 250 truck and when he looked out the window he saw the truck drive away. Reports state that after a lookout for the truck was broadcast, Columbia County Sheriff’s office deputies reported that they were on a short chase with the vehicle but eventually arrested the driver, Michael King, 33, Madison. King was transported to the Columbia County Jail, reports state.
• On July 24 a fraud complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road location after a woman reported that someone had used her credit card to purchase items for $142.78 via the internet. The woman said attempts were made to purchase a new computer, airline tickets and make a Western Union cash advance.
• On July 31 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office after a woman reported that she had to back order a set of scrubs for a large woman and the woman became irate at the time it took for the scrubs to be delivered. The complainant said the woman told her, at one point, that she better “have the scrubs ready because I don’t play.” The complainant said she wanted to refund the woman her money and have her barred from her Covington store.
• On July 29 a verbal dispute was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that he and his wife had been arguing regarding alcohol and “who runs the house” and that the woman had shattered the front window of his work truck so he broke the front window of her vehicle. The woman said the man had been drinking all day and after he broke her window she locked the door and he kicked the door down. The man was requested to leave the residence but could not find his wallet. He was offered a motel room for the night and the couple was separated.