On June 8, a theft by taking and criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Conyers Truck Welding and Truck Bodies, Industrial Boulevard. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had cut the catalytic converters from six 2022 Isuzu vehicles. An officer noted that he observed foot prints from the vehicles to a wooded area of the far east edge of the business’ lot. The catalytic converters appeared to have been cut with a red reciprocating saw blade.
On June 2, a fraud complaint was filed at a Village Road residence. According to reports, a man said that someone had used his credit card to make six charges totaling more than $600 from April 30 to May 10 at Home Depot in Greensboro. The complainant says he also works at the Home Depot.
On June 6, Stephane Kazadi, 46, Bridgeport, CT, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, reckless driving, driving under the influence, refusal, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce; failure to maintain lane, driving without license, failure to yield right of way and possession of open alcohol container. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to Interstate 20 at 4:53 a.m. regarding a reckless driver. The officer posted his patrol vehicle at the bottom of the 113 exit ramp. A caller had advised Morgan County Dispatch that a vehicle, allegedly driven by Kazadi, was striking construction cones, running off the road, driving in the middle of the road and alternating speeds from 20 mph to 65 mph. The officer observed the vehicle and fell in behind and allegedly observed erratic driving and engaged his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop. Reports state that Kazadi’s vehicle refused to yield and the officer called Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for backup. A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived and was able to box Kazadi’s vehicle in and forced it to come to a stop. The Madison Police Department officer approached Kazadi’s vehicle and demanded that he put the vehicle in park but, reports state, Kazadi allegedly attempted to drive away but then stopped when the officer struck the side of the vehicle and demanded that he stop and put the vehicle in park. The officer reported that Kazadi smelled of alcohol when he exited the vehicle and told the officer he had been drinking “while watching a sports game.” A field sobriety test was not completed but Kazadi did blow into a portable breathalyzer and recorded a .163. Kazadi also allegedly gave the officer a false name and his real name was not discovered until he was finger printed at the Morgan County Detention Center. The officer reported finding an open container of alcohol in a lunch box in the back seat and two baggies of suspected marijuana in the trunk.
On June 7, Evan Garth Sheldon, 59, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. James Walter Hodgson, 50, Madison, was also arrested and charged with criminal trespass and public intoxication. According to reports, at 8:40 p.m., a Madison Police Department officer was dispatched to Amici’s West Washington Street regarding two allegedly intoxicated subjects. The officer reported that a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy had also been called regarding “a drunk subject about to leave Amici’s in an orange Ford Mustang.” The officer noted when he arrived, he observed an orange convertible Ford Mustang parked in front of Amici’s. The officer parked to observe the vehicle and then received a call that someone was making a disturbance inside the restaurant. The officer and a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy entered and made contact with Sheldon and Hodgson. An employee reported that she had asked both Sheldon and Hodgson to leave the establishment “several times.” She stated that the pair left but returned back into the building. A woman at the bar alleged that Hodgson grabbed her right breast. Other witnesses reported that Sheldon and Hodgson were “both being loud and belligerent.” Hodgson allegedly told the officer that he was not intoxicated and that “he had just voiced his opinion.” Both Hodgson and Sheldon allegedly told the officer that Hodgson had called called a woman “juicy” and said “that one of the females had HIV.” Sheldon also stated that customers were “making fun of Mr. Hodgson, so Mr. Sheldon decided he was going to defend his friend.” Sheldon also, reports state, asked to have his breath tested for alcohol and failed the test. Both men were then arrested.
On June 8, a theft by receiving stolen property complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a woman stated that when she went into her 15-year-old son’s bedroom she observed a loaded pistol sitting on top of the son’s dresser. The woman said her son told her someone had given him the pistol and he had it in his possession the past two weeks. The pistol had been reported as stolen. The teen was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center and placed in a juvenile holding area.