On Dec. 15, Patricia Ann Mathis, 59, Madison, was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at Bealls Outlet, Eatonton Road, alleged that Mathis on four occasions printed off reduced UPC labels to change the price of items and then purchased the items. On one occasion, reports said, Mathis paid $1.38 for items valued at $112.82. In total, the store alleged a loss of $572.02.
On Dec. 1, an information report was filed at Day’s Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was on vacation and away from her stay-in apartment, someone entered the apartment and removed financial and identifying documents including a checkbook and several bank statements. The complainant said a padlock on the back of a door leading to her bedroom appeared to have been tampered with. The woman said she was working with Day’s Inn management to get a copy of surveillance video to identify who entered the apartment.
On Dec. 28, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had accessed her email account and then used that information to change the routing number on a bank account in which she receives unemployment benefits. The woman said to date she was missing $8,000. The woman said another woman had initially assisted her in setting up the unemployment account.
On Dec. 26, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a woman reported that the back door casing to her apartment was damaged and broken away from the wall. The complainant said before she left the apartment, she placed a chair under the door knob and that prevented anyone from entering the apartment. The cost to repair the door is estimated at $600.
On Jan. 1, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said he acts as an Uber driver for his sister who had rented a vehicle from another woman for the purpose of using the vehicle as an Uber vehicle. The complainant said he had picked up a man he knows in Atlanta and he had driven to Madison and stopped at Ingles so the complainant could retrieve money from a money gram. The complainant said the suspect, Ronreaco Wendell Bailey, 31, Madison, asked him to leave the vehicle running while the complainant entered the store so he could charge his phone. The complainant said when he came back outside, the vehicle, a 2012 Honda Accord, was gone. The complainant said he made several attempts to contact Bailey, as did police officers, with no success. A supplemental report states that the vehicle was located in Athens by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. Reports state that the vehicle had been in an area where a large fight had occurred and the vehicle was struck numerous times by gunfire.
On Jan. 2, an injured party complaint was filed at Wash Rock, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, a woman said she was injured when she attempted to climb onto the sidewalk. The woman said the handicap ramp was blocked by a vehicle and her attempt to climb the sidewalk resulted in her injuring her left arm and head. Two witnesses told the office they observed the woman fall.