Madison Police Department
• On February 23 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a man reported that someone had “popped” the lock on a Pepsi vending machine and removed approximately $110 in cash and change.
• On February 28 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Ramada Lane motel after a woman reported that she was involved with a man in a verbal argument in the parking lot of the motel and that the man kicked the driver’s side door of her mother’s vehicle. The complainant said that she left immediately after the man kicked the door. The complainant also said that she did not wish to press charges but that her mother had instructed her to file police report regarding the incident.
• On February 26 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that when she and a man came home another man allegedly confronted them in front of their apartment in a threatening manner. According to reports, the man told police that the couple had spoken to his wife in a disrespected way earlier. The complainant said the man was waving a flashlight at the couple.
• On February 25 Johnson Miller, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after officers responded to a complaint call at an Eatonton Road motel. According to reports Miller had been banned from the motel earlier, however he had been identified at that time as Johnson Brown. When officers located the room they suspected Miller was renting, they spoke with a woman who allegedly denied that he was in the room. Officers searched the room and located Miller in the bathroom wearing his underwear.
• On February 24 a larceny complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location after a man reported that someone entered his unlocked garage and removed a Huffy five-speed bicycle valued at $60. The complainant said a bicycle chain and padlock valued at $15 was on the handlebars of the bike and was also removed.
• On February 19 a larceny complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after a woman reported that sometime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. someone took her 2 ct. princess cut diamond.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On March 1 Elizabeth Rachel Shedd, 29, Canton was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, after deputies responded to a disorderly conduct complaint near the intersection of Brownwood and Knight roads. A deputy reported that he observed Shedd walking in the middle of the road wearing boxer underwear and a jacket. The deputy stopped Shedd and inquired why she was out in the freezing rain with limited clothing. Another deputy arrived and reported that people known to Shedd reported that she also allegedly had marijuana. Reports state that marijuana was discovered in Shedd’s purse, which was located in another vehicle near the scene.
• On February 27 a suspicious incident report was filed at an Estes Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that a teenage female was standing in the rain next to his mailbox. When the complainant asked the female why she was at the mailbox she replied that she was “taking a walk.” The complainant said he then observed two young men jump from the porch of his house and run into the woods. The complainant’s wife then followed the female and observed her getting into a small compact car on Old Mill Road. Nothing was reported stolen. Later, a deputy reported that two young men requested a ride while the deputy was at a convenience store on Newborn Road. Both young men were muddy and one did not have shoes, the deputy reported.
• On February 26 Calvin Lydell Little, 30, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, giving false name to police officers, obstruction and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to reports, Little was stopped during a road block at the intersection of Newborn Road and Hawkins Avenue. Deputy reported that initially Little told officers he was “Reko” Little. While a deputy who reported that he had prior knowledge of Little’s actual identity checked on Little, Little allegedly fled the scene but was captured after a deputy deployed a Taser weapon into Little’s back. A consequent search of Little’s vehicle also revealed a Chinese SKS assault rifle.
• On February 26 a theft by taking and theft by deception complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a man reported that he had agreed to sale a motor home to another man for $7,500. The man said the buyer gave him $1,000 down and promised to pay the balance in a week. The man said the buyer did not pay the balance and also will not verify where the motor home is now located. A deputy reported that he spoke to the buyer who promised to return the motor home or deliver the cash. However, that did not happen and, reports state the buyer has not returned to his place of work. Authorities have issued arrest warrants for theft by taking against William Bernard Frank, 65, of Milledgeville.
• On February 26 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at an Apalachee Woods Trail, Buckhead location after a woman reported that she had received several phone calls claiming that she had won large sums of money. The complainant said she told the callers that if she had won money that they could send it but she was not providing them with any other information. The calls have been coming since September.
• On February 26 a disruption of public school complaint was filed at Morgan County High School after school officials allege a 15-year-old student allegedly exposed himself on a bus. Officials reviewed a video tape and then charged the youth.
• On February 26 a burglary complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge convenience store after deputies responded to an alarm call. Reports state that a purple Dodge Grand Caravan pulled up to the closed store and a male wearing a mask and gloves broke glass out of the front door of the store and entered. The male then allegedly attempted to tear a flat panel television from one of the walls of the store. Another white male exited the van and walked around the store. The store owner reported that nothing was missing. The television was not removed.
• On February 26 a battery complaint was filed at a Apalachee River Road location after a woman reported that while she was watching a race, another woman attacked her, scratching her face and leaving bruises on her arm. The complainant said her boyfriend was at the scene and did not stop the attack. She also said that earlier her boyfriend had grabbed her with enough force to leave bruises. The woman said all parties had been drinking.
• On February 25 a deposit account fraud complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road location after a woman reported that someone had written a check on her family’s business account for $1,778 to an Orlando, Florida Home Depot Store. The complainant said the family had closed the account approximately one month prior to the check being written.
• On February 24 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman reported that she engaged in an argument with a man regarding both playing video games and smoking. The man left the residence to stay with relatives.
Published in the March 5, 2009 edition.