On July 21, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a man said someone removed a 2016 Kawasaki dirt bike from the bed of his pickup truck. The bike is valued at $5,000. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, the bike was found on July 24 behind a Sandy Creek Lane residence covered with tree limbs.
On July 18, a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Larkmartin Street residence. According to reports, a man said he had lost his wallet and a day later found an attempted fraudulent charge to Cash App. He also said his debit card had been used to successfully withdraw $50 from an ATM.
On July 19, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Commerce Street residence. According to reports, a man said he had been contacted by a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding mail found in a vehicle that had been involved in an incident in Putnam County. The man said the deputy said the mail had the complainant’s address on each piece and one piece included a $500 check made out to the business.
On July 18, a burglary complaint was filed at a Crawford Street residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his garage and took his TM Racing motorcycle. The bike is a two-stroke blue and white bike with a green number plate and is valued at $10,000. The man said he was also missing two helmets, a chest protector, back pack, tools, four tires and a tire changer. The tire changer and tires were found in a neighbor’s gray Dodge 2500 pickup truck and were returned to the complainant. Approximately 10 minutes after speaking with the complainant, two Madison Police Department officers began canvassing the area near the residence starting at Hill Park. Reports state that the officers located the motorcycle pushed into thick brush near the creek along with the riding gear. The complainant was contacted and retrieved all the items less one riding boot.
On July 8, Elrico Olajuwon Butts, 25, Madison, was charged with hit and run, possession of an open container and DUI. According to reports, a man called authorities and said he was behind a vehicle that had struck his vehicle from behind and fled. The man allegedly told authorities that his vehicle had been struck near the intersection of South Main Street and West Washington Street at 12:40 p.m. Madison Police Chief Bill Ashburn made a traffic stop on Butts’ vehicle in the area of Anthony Receiving on Monticello Highway. Consequent to the traffic stop, a 24-ounce can of Four Loko Frost, half full and cool to the touch, was allegedly located in the vehicle. The complainant told the officer that after the two vehicles had collided, the drivers agreed to pull off the road and call police and Butts, instead, left the area at a high rate of speed. The complainant said neither vehicle sustained damage in the incident.
On July 25, a damage to a trailer complaint was filed at Travel Center of America truck stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone cut a bolt off his tractor trailer. No property was taken from the trailer.
On July 22, an entering auto complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her unsecured 2017 Ford Escape and removed her boyfriend’s wallet. The wallet contained $80 cash and a Walmart Exceed card. The woman said she also believes her wallet might have been taken, too.
On July 13, a criminal damage to property and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Dixie Avenue residence. According to reports, a gardener alerted police that he found damaged windows at the residence. Reports state that glass from several door windows was broken and traces of blood, blood splatter and smeared blood were found at the scene but no apparent entry was made. All doors and windows were secured, reports state. The homeowner was not present at the time of the report.