Madison Police Department
• On March 14 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a clerk reported that when she attempted to enter the store to open she noticed that someone had already entered the store and removed a cash register drawer. Padlocks on desks that contained money had also been cut.
The clerk noted that the doors to the store were locked when she arrived.
• On March 13 a theft of government property complaint was filed at the Morgan County Recreation Department after a man reported that someone had entered a briefing area of the facility and removed a Dell laptop computer.
• On March 9 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol after officers responded to a complaint call of a person throwing lit firecrackers from a vehicle.
Officers stopped a red 1996 Ford Mustang and consequent to the stop discovered firecrackers and a half-pint of whiskey in the pant’s pocket of the 16-year-old.
According to reports the 16-year-old claimed ownership of both the whiskey and the firecrackers. Both items were confiscated and the male was arrested.
• On March 2 a simple battery and cruelty toward child complaint was filed at the intersection of Eatonton Road and Interstate 20 after a woman reported that while stopped at a traffic light a man known to her struck her in the lip. The woman stated there was no apparent reason for the strike.
The woman said the man struck her another time so she called the man’s grandmother in Eatonton and the grandmother came and picked the man up and left.
• On March 3 two counterfeiting complaints were filed first at an Eatonton Road convenience store and then at an Eatonton Road auto parts store.
According to reports the initial complaint was filed after an employee at a convenience store reported that a while male with a scruffy face wearing a red ball cap purchased a $60 money order using three counterfeit $20 bills.
At an auto parts store another man was suspected of passing a $20 bill for auto parts. All the bills were collected as evidence.
• On March 4 Kenya S. Rivers, 17, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly threatened to cut a 15-year-old female and later, allegedly threatened to burn down a Bramblewoods Drive residence if the woman who owned the residence attempted to evict Rivers.
• On March 11 Dwayne Anthony Harris Jr., 21, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle in which Harris was a passenger was stopped for excessive radio volume. Following the stop reports state, a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office canine unit alerted on the vehicle. Both the driver and Harris were consequently searched and, report state an officer located a small bag of suspected marijuana under Harris’ foot.
The driver was verbally warned for driving with loud music and for not having a driver’s license on his person.
• On March 9 an entering auto complaint was filed at an Amtico Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his 1998 Ford Expedition and removed four MA Audio 12-inch sub-woofers, two Boss Amps, one in-dash Panasonic TV, an audio power supply router and a wooden audio box. Total estimate of the items removed is $2,188.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On March 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Broughton Road, Newborn location after a woman reported that she had recently had a verbal disagreement with her live-in boyfriend. Following the argument reports state the woman said she left the residence and returned to find that her boyfriend and a laptop computer, make-up bag, electric heater and hair straightener were missing. She reported that she contacted the boyfriend who said he had the items in his 2007 white Toyota Camry. The woman said she would like to take out theft charges and warned that there was also a 9-mm Glock in the Camry.
• On March 13 a juvenile complaint was filed at a Wellington Street location after a motorist reported observing the passenger of a vehicle attacking the driver. According to reports the driver was a counselor who was attempting to drive a 14-year-old home from school when the juvenile, who is on probation, allegedly started cursing and hitting the driver.
The counselor said he did not want to press charges but wanted to try and help the juvenile.
• On March 13 a terroristic threats complaint was filed at a Drake Road location after a woman reported that someone had called and threatened to rape and kill her daughter.
• On March 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed a 2005 Bolen 17 hp mower. The mower has a tear on the seat about the size of a quarter, the complainant said.
• On March 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Broughton Road, Newborn location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed a 22-foot Byliner trophy boat with twin 125 hp engines.
The man said the boat also contained numerous fishing supplies and estimated the value of the loss at $15,000.
• On March 10 Roderick Donell Williams, 23, Madison was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon after a deputy observed Williams sitting in a white Pontiac in Hill Park after hours.
While the deputy was searching Williams, reports state a loaded 9-mm Hi-Point fell from Williams’s waistband.
• On March 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Hestertown Road location after a man reported that someone had removed a real estate “for sale” sign from his yard.
The man said he has a suspect in the theft and wanted to pursue criminal charges.
• On March 9 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with obstruction and giving false name to officers after deputies responded to a call regarding a black male wearing black clothing and a red shirt attempting to enter the residence on Highland Avenue. When the deputy arrived he noticed a male matching the description walking with a Wii game console on Prior Circle.
The juvenile fled but was later apprehend hiding in a wooded area. He was ordered to the ground at gun point. According to reports the male gave the officer a false name but a passerby told the male he would get his uncle to come to the scene.
When the uncle arrived he gave officers the male’s real name. The following day, City of Madison police officers reported that a woman on Prior Circle reported that someone had taken a Wii from her residence.
The serial numbers on the reported stolen Wii game console and the recovered console matched.
• On March 8 a domestic disturbance complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road, Bostwick location after a woman reported that her estranged husband was “drunk” and was threatening to “throw her stuff out.” The deputy advised the man not to damage the woman’s property. The deputy was dispatched to the house again and transported the man to a relative’s house for the evening.
• On March 7 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Riverwoods Drive location after a man reported that his neighbor was calling him and coming to his house to harass him. The neighbor said the man had items that belonged to her. The man said the items belonged to him. The deputy said both should seek restraining orders against each other and work out ownership of the items through the courts.
Printed in the March 19, 2009 Edition.