Blotter February 5, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On January 27 a burglary complaint was filed at the Madison Presbyterian Church on South Main Street after a woman reported that sometime between 4 p.m. on January 26 and 8 a.m. on January 27 someone entered the church and ransacked several offices. Reports state that a safe in an office had its door pried off and that in several offices files were scattered on the floor and checks made payable to the church were thrown on the floor. A church member noticed that a rear door to the church was not secure. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On February 2 Tyler Bennett, 18, Gilbert, Illinois was arrested and charged with speeding and reckless driving after a deputy allegedly clocked Bennett driving 110 mph eastbound on Interstate 20.
• On February 1 a criminal attempt at burglary complaint was filed at a Drake Road location after deputies responded to an alarm call. While on site at the call they noticed that a bedroom window had been broken, apparently with a brick. The homeowner reported that someone had taken a black trash bag.
• On February 1 a recovered stolen property report was filed at a Whispering Lake Trail, Buckhead location after a woman reported that her son had found a black leather purse in a creek. The purse contained two Georgia driver licenses, two Block Buster reward cards, a Macy’s credit card, a Blue Cross Insurance card, a CVS Pharmacy card, an Ingles Advantage card, a BiLo Bo’s Bonus card, a Sam’s Club card, car keys, a Bic lighter, 27 Loratab pills and a red coin pouch that contained 24 quarters, four dimes, six nickels and six pennies.
• On January 30 an abandoned vehicle report was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a deputy made contact with two vehicles at the intersection of Seven Islands Road and Bethany Road that appeared to have been in an accident. According to reports a white Ford F-150 pickup truck and a maroon Chevrolet Cavalier appeared to have collided but no drivers of either vehicle were at the scene. Reports state that the Cavalier had extensive damage to its left side and was not driveable .The F-150 had extensive damage to its right front side and was not driveable. The F-150 had its hazard lights flashing. There were several unopened cans of Bud Light beer in the F-150 and several open containers of Bud Light around the outside of the vehicle. Both vehicles were towed and attempts at contacting the registered owners of the vehicles were not successful.
• On January 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, Good Hope location after a woman reported that someone had taken copper from the inside of her air conditioning unit and approximately 20 feet of copper from a propane tank. The theft occurred sometime between January 27 and January 29.
• On January 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Walter Shepherd Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that he was in the process of restoring a house and had stored 36 inches of half inch treated plywood inside the house. The complainant said he noticed that someone had removed four sheets of the plywood.
• On January 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that someone had stolen his 1993 Grumman 14-foot boat and trailer.
• On January 28 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported that someone had torn up a small window screen on the exterior of the residence. The complainant said that he and his father had recently received harassing phone calls from the father’s ex-girlfriend. He also reported that someone had recently come onto the front porch of the residence and cut Christmas lights that were hanging from the railing.
• On January 27 Kelly Cummings Wright 23, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers after she allegedly gave a ride to a man with outstanding warrants after a deputy had asked her if the man she was with was the wanted man. According to reports, deputies were at Wright’s residence facilitating an eviction when they noticed her speaking to a man they suspected was the wanted man. Wright left the residence, reports state, but a deputy allegedly observed her giving the man a ride from the location.
• On January 27 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location after a man reported that as he was getting ready to leave for work he noticed that someone had cut three tires on his vehicle and written a large profanity with black magic marker on the vehicle.
• On January 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge convenience store after deputies responded to an alarm. At the scene, reports state it was determined that someone had entered the store after breaking out a glass door with a blunt instrument. An undisclosed amount of cash was removed from the store.
• On January 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed a 1999 Honda four wheeler.
PUBLISHED IN THE FEBBRUARY 5, 2009 EDITION