Madison Police Department
• On Nov. 5 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that sometime between 1:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., someone entered her house and removed an Xbox 360 gaming system. The woman said there was also evidence that someone rummaged through a closet in the house, but that nothing else was taken. The woman said she left her back door unlocked to give her grandson access to the house.
• On Nov. 4 a burglary complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location after a man reported that, while he was out of town, someone entered his residence and removed a $1,500 Sony television and two remote control devices. The man said whoever took the television must have had a key to the residence because the front door was found to be unlocked.
• On Nov. 3 a larceny complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue location after a woman reported that someone entered her property and removed a bag of cans from her front porch. The woman said she was saving the cans to redeem them later for money.
• On Nov. 3 Robert James Higgins, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly refused to leave a Green Meadow Drive residence when told to by the residence’s owner. According to reports, officers arrived and attempted to speak with Higgins regarding leaving but “due to his intoxicated state, I was completely unable to reason with him.” Reports state that Higgins also allegedly threatened to kill the officer if a gun was made available.
• On Nov. 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a woman reported that someone had broken a window to a room with a piece of concrete block. The man renting the room said nothing appeared to be missing.
• On Oct. 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Cooks Hill Road location after a woman reported that someone took a stand-up vacuum cleaner and a clothes iron. Reports state that the house was condemned because of storm damage and that the front door was secured by a piece of plywood. Reports state that someone kicked down the plywood to gain entrance to the house.
• On Oct. 28 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive location after a man reported that someone entered his property and destroyed side windows, a front window, a rear window and two headlights of a 1967 Ford F350. The glass appeared to have been broken by rocks, reports state.
• On Oct. 26 Marcellus Hawkins, 41, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly refused to leave the parking lot of a West Washington Street liquor store. According to reports, Hawkins had previously been served with a criminal trespass warning at the store. Reports state that Hawkins told an officer he was attempting to secure a ride home. Hawkins was cited at the store and was released. Reports state that he then secured a ride home from other patrons at the store.
Madison Police Department
• On Oct. 15 Aleric C. Parks, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, driving while unlicensed and failure to stop at a stop sign after he allegedly attempted to avoid a police safety check point. According to reports, at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers established a checkpoint on Georgia Highway 83. Reports state that Parks allegedly avoided the checkpoint by driving through a restaurant parking lot and then accelerating on West Jefferson Street over a railroad crossing. An officer attempted to stop Parks near the intersection of Second and Burney streets. Reports state that Parks leapt from the vehicle and attempted to run. The officer reported that he pulled his service weapon and ordered Parks to stop. Parks was then arrested.
• On Oct. 16 Capricia M. Williams, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle she was driving was stopped at a safety checkpoint on Micha Way. According to reports, an officer reported detecting the smell of burnt marijuana smoke in the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and allegedly found a cigar blunt with suspected marijuana and flakes of suspected marijuana on the floorboards and around both front seats.
• On Oct. 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone entered her residence and removed $300 cash from a black zip-close bag she keeps on her night stand. The woman reported that she had come home from her waitressing job and went to put the night’ s earnings in the bag when she noticed it was missing.
• On Oct. 9 a larceny complaint was filed at a North Main Street drug store after a man reported that someone damaged locks on a drink vending machine and removed money from one of three machines.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
Madison Police Department
• On Oct. 7 a damage to property complaint was filed at the parking lot of Morgan County High School after a woman reported that when she was leaving a football game, she noticed someone had shattered the right, rear door, passenger window of her vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle.
• On Oct. 7 Gregory Cobb, 50, Madison, and Eric Gene Hardwick, 37, Social Circle, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an officer responded to a fight in progress call on Burney Street. According to reports, the officer arrived and observed both men engaged in a fight. The officer ordered the men to cease fighting and then threatened to use pepper spray to stop the fight. At that point both men stopped fighting. Reports state that most of the individuals at the Burney Street location were intoxicated and that the officer received conflicting accounts of who initiated the fight. A female witness, who reports state was not intoxicated, stated that she was in the backyard of the residence when reports of a fight in progress in the front yard alerted guests in the backyard of the altercation. The woman said several guests ran to the front yard and a male attempted to stop the fight, but was struck in the head and knocked out. A woman who attempted to stop the fight, reports state, was also struck. Both men eventually requested medical treatment and neither man indicated who started the fight. Cobb, reports state, appeared to need stitches for a laceration to the head and Hardwick may have broken a hand.
Madison Police Department
• On Sept. 30 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road drug store after a woman reported that she observed a white female enter a restroom. The woman said she noticed that the woman left the restroom 15 to 20 minutes later. The woman investigated the restroom and observed empty packages hidden under a trash can liner in the restroom. The employee said the store had recently had shoplifting incidents where a suspect entered the restroom, removed the items from their packages and discarded the empty packages under the trash can liner. The employee immediately called 911 and searched the store for the suspect. The suspect had left the premises but, reports state, the store was able to identify her because she had purchased a prescription and hair care products prior to the incident.
• On Oct. 1 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that a man had returned the wrong pistol to her after she had loaned him the weapon a year ago. According to reports, the woman said she had loaned the man a SigArms P239 handgun because the man was homeless and living in his vehicle. The woman said she loaned the man the weapon for his personal protection. The man has since acquired a residence, the woman said, and attempts to retrieve the weapon had failed. The man did, however, return a SigArms 229 to the woman. The man told police that he had initially pawned the woman’s pistol and when he went to retrieve the weapon from an Athens pawn shop he was told that the weapon had been sold to a Macon gun dealer. The man then went to Macon and retrieved the weapon but realized later he had purchased the wrong gun. The gun was seized by police as evidence and an investigation continues.
• On Sept. 23 a theft complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had taken her keys. The woman said she came home from the grocery store and left her keys in the front door lock. She stated that, after she realized what she had done, she went to the door to retrieve the keys but they were gone. The keys were for both her apartment and vehicle.
• On Sept. 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that, while she was at lunch, someone had struck her vehicle in the rear passenger-side bumper.
• On Sept. 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a woman reported that she had a problem with people loitering on the property of her mother, who currently resides in a nursing home. The woman said people were gambling, doing drugs and destroying the property. The complainant said that she learned there was a group of people on the back deck on the night of Sept. 23 and, when she went to the property to investigate, she noticed that a back sliding glass door had been damaged and that someone had attempted to set the deck on fire.
• On Sept. 22 Ricky Terrell, 55, Madison, was arrested and charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he allegedly created a disturbance at an East Washington Street convenience store. According to reports, an officer responded to the disturbance complaint and allegedly observed Terrell in the middle of the road, “waving his arms and obstructing traffic.” The officer attempted to speak to Terrell, reports state, and he walked away. The officer approached him a second time and Terrell attempted to walk away again. At this point he was arrested.