On March 22 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, a woman said that sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon someone entered her Ford Taurus by an open driver’s side door and took a wallet that contained $300, Rush debit card, driver’s license, Social Security card and insurance card.
On March 22 two bomb threat complaints were filed at Eatonton Road motels. According to reports, the first complaint was filed at the Hampton Inn. An employee stated that a person who sounded like a white male, early 20s, called at 12:10 a.m. and stated that there was a bomb in a bag in the motel and that the bag should not be touched.
Officers checked the motel and a single vacant room and found nothing suspicious. While officers were working the initial call an employee at the Hampton Inn called the Comfort Inn and reported that they had received a prank phone call from a white male, early 20s, who said that Madison was under a nuclear attack and that the motel employee should call Homeland Security for more information.
The caller gave the employee a phone number that was purportedly for Homeland Security but the employee noticed that the phone number was, in fact, the number for the Comfort Inn.
On March 21 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had removed her wallet from her unsecured vehicle. The wallet contained $3, a credit card, a Wal Mart debit card, a Flash Go-Blue card, a Cato gift card and a Starbucks gift card. On March 20 Otis Jay Turner, 35, Madison, was arrested and charged with auto theft.
According to reports, at approximately noon a woman on Commerce Street reported that someone had taken her blue 2000 Jeep from her driveway. The woman said she had left her keys, her wallet, a jar of loose change and an air compressor in the vehicle. She also said she noticed Turner walking by her driveway “acting strange” earlier. At 1 p.m., reports state, officers received a call from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies stating that they had stopped Turner driving a blue Jeep on Bethany Road.
The vehicle was the same vehicle that had been reported stolen. Everything but the complainant’s wallet was in the vehicle. On March 11 an entering auto complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man stated that on February 11 he had locked his vehicle but left the windows cracked while he was at the store.
The man said when he returned to his vehicle the driver’s side door was open and he was missing a wallet that contained a tax refund check for $4,500, a payroll check for $622, a driver’s license and a Social Security card. The man was asked why he waited a month to file a report and he told an officer that he had been out of town. On March 13 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Jimmy Harvey, 28, Buckhead, one one count theft by receiving stolen property.
According to reports, an officer was called to iPawn on Eatonton Road regarding a woman claiming that an iPod at the store belonged to her. The woman said the item had been stolen during a burglary the night before at her Commerce Street residence. The pawn shop manager gave officers a receipt documenting that Harvey had pawned the item.
On March 18 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Commerce Drive location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered his unsecured vehicle and removed a green Nike workout bag that contained a math help book and a white t-shirt. On March 13 Brandy Michelle Bryant, 39, Athens was arrested on outstanding warrants and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.
On the same day at the same location Angela Yvonne Helth, 45, Watkinsville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, officers and deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to locate Bryant on outstanding arrest warrant charges and were observing a room at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road, in which Bryant had allegedly rented.
Reports state that both Bryant and Helth walked out of the room to a white truck and officers detained them. Bryant allegedly had a small amount of marijuana in a cigarette pack in her purse and Helth allegedly had a small amount of marijuana in a pill bottle in her purse.
On March 18 a larceny from building complaint was filed at a Plum Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had entered a closet in her residence and removed a Nikon Coolpix camera, a HTC EVO cellphone, a ZTE Warp Boost cellphone and $300. The woman said earlier her mother had picked up a couple from Monroe and that the couple had momentary access to her residence.