Blotter as of December 22, 2008
Madison Police Department
• On December 19 a forgery complaint was filed at Regions Bank, Eatonton Road, after a man entered the bank and attempted to cash a $973.26 from a church in Grove Town, Ga. According to reports, the employee advised the man that she would have to verify the check with the church.
The man gave the employee a phone number and left. The employee then alerted police.
While officers were at the bank, they also questioned a suspicious person in the parking lot. They later learned that the suspicious man had attempted to cash a check at the Bank of Morgan County.
The employee called the first man’s phone number but the phone had been disconnected. Officers suspect both men were working as a team to cash fraudulent checks.
A search for both men yielded negative results.
• On December 12 a lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at a the Madison Police Department after a woman reported that she had misplaced her Louis Vuitton wallet.
The wallet contained a driver’s license, Social Security card, Visa card, $20 cash and a prepaid Ingles card.
• On December 15 Lenon Smith, 49, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly took three 12 packs of Bud Light beer and two six packs of Corona beer from an Eatonton Highway truck stop without paying for the items.
Officers arrived at the truck stop, reports state, and located Smith and the Bud Light beer behind a light pole in the parking lot of the establishment.
The Corona beer was not discovered. The Bud Light beer was released back to the truck stop.
• On December 12 a fraud complaint was filed at a Harris Street location after a man reported that after he had made an order with Dell computers, someone attempted to add two television sets and four smart phones worth $4,000 to the order.
The new items were to be shipped to a Macon address.
• On December 20 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that while he was taking a shower, two juveniles kicked open the front door to his apartment. The two juveniles opened the bathroom door, observed the man and fled. Officers identified two possible suspects in the burglary and are currently continuing the investigation.
• On December 17 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that while his wife was shopping on-line she noticed unusual charges placed on the man’s debit card.
The man investigated the charges and realized that he had not purchased the items. Investigators interviewed a clerk at a Madison store where the card had been used and the clerk identified an 18-year-old female as a suspect. The man said somehow the woman had acquired his card.
• On December 19 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Penor Street location after a woman reported that someone had kicked open the side door of her residence. Nothing was reported stolen.
• On December 20 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that during an argument with her boyfriend, the boyfriend allegedly grabbed the complainant’s cell phone and broke it in two. The boyfriend initially agreed to pay for a replacement phone, reports state, but the complainant reported that she has not seen or heard from the boyfriend since the incident.
• On December 22 a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male were arrested after they allegedly stole a white Chevrolet Caprice in Baldwin County after the juveniles, reports state, had escaped from the Milledgeville Regional Youth Detention Center. A Morgan County deputy observed the vehicle on U.S. 441 and followed the vehicle to Interstate 20. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled into Walton County and began performing reckless maneuvers. Stop sticks were applied and the vehicle was stopped in Newton County after striking a Newton County patrol car and becoming boxed in by two Morgan County vehicles, a Social Circle vehicle and the Newton County vehicle. Both suspects were arrested and transported to Putnam County.
• On December 18 a animal abuse complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that someone had shot her dog with a pellet gun. The woman said the dog was in the back yard and she heard what she believed to be a shot from a pellet or bb gun. She then noticed a patch of blood on the back of the dog. An x-ray confirmed that a pellet was lodged under the dog’s skin. A neighbor also reported that someone had shot his dog with a pellet gun.
• On December 21 a burglary complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Mansfield, location after a man reported that someone had entered his hunting camp and removed several aluminum pots and pans.
• On December 16 a burglary complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge location after a newspaper delivery person notified dispatch that the front glass of a convenience store had been broken and that items were scattered throughout the store.
• On December 17 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a woman reported that while she was attempting to collect her belongings, another woman known to her pointed a cocked handgun at her head. The other woman denied that she had pointed a handgun at the woman but did confirm that the two had been arguing.
• On December 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road convenience store after a man reported that someone had cut a pad lock and removed five Amerigas tanks from in front of the store.