The City of Monroe Police Department reported the following incidents for the period April 2 – 9, 2020. Due to the length, this report has been split into five parts. This is the second part. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.
The pursuit of a vehicle resulted in the recovery of the stolen vehicle and the solving of a commercial burglary and other theft cases. The incident happened on April 5 when, while responding to a fight call on Lacy Street, an officer’s LPR hit on a stolen vehicle parked outside of Jack Peters grocery store. The 2007 Black Toyota Camry had been stolen from a Monroe neighborhood on March 30, 2020. The driver emerged from the store and drove off. When the police officer attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle fled eventually heading down the railroad tracks between Davis Street and Walker Street in the vehicle. An attempted PIT maneuver caused the stolen car to become disabled and the driver and passenger fled on foot. Both the police car and the recovered stolen vehicle were towed away. The passenger, an 11-year-old, was located and was identified by shift staff as being a suspect in a commercial burglary. He initially denied knowing who the driver was, but when taken to his mother she was able to give the name of the driver as Alex D’Mon Brown. Brown and the juvenile were also identified on surveillance as suspects in a recent commercial burglary on vine street and other theft cases. Brown was eventually arrested and booked into the Walton County Detention Center in the early morning hours of April 14 charged with fleeing to elude, two counts of reckless driving, running a stop sign, speeding, no driver’s license, obstruction of an officer, four burglary charges and two theft by taking charges. The juvenile is being charged with obstruction of a police officer. He was released to his mother.
- Escort – W. Spring St. in reference to escort subject to the Haven Inn for the FISH.
- Property Damage – W. Spring St. at Wal-Mart in reference to a vehicle’s door hit the complainant’s vehicle.
- Theft report – W. Spring St. at Wal-Mart in reference to a tag stolen from a vehicle. Tag entered on GCIC by 911 Center.
- Roadway Obstruction – Checkers & 138. Complainant advised there was glass in the roadway due to an earlier MVC. The glass was safety glass not in the lanes of travel.
- Firearms) Wheelhouse Ln; Area checked with no contact with anyone shooting. Officers did hear shots being fired prior to the dispatch of the call.
- Suspicious Persons and Vehicle – St. Ives; In reference to a suspicious vehicle on location with three subjects seen walking into a residence under construction. The vehicle was on scene but subjects were gone on arrival. Contact was later made with three teenage subjects, one of which lived in the subdivision. Subjects entered the open residence to smoke
- Burglary alarm – SHORTSTOP E. Spring St. In reference to rear door activation. Subject found on location, possibly dumpster diving for aluminum cans.
- Loud Music – Boulevard Complainant called again and stated they heard loud music from a residence in the area again. The area was searched with negative contact.
- Dispute – E. Church St.: In reference to a civil dispute over a repossession. No valid repossession orders.
- Suspicious Vehicle and Person – Cherry Hill Rd. in reference to a male at the business during non- business hours. The subject on location picking up a company truck to make a delivery. Spoke with owner.
- Fraud – Magnolia Terrace: In reference to complainant advising that her $100 bill was taken at Wal-Mart and alleged to be counterfeit.
- Disturbing the peace – Walker Dr. in reference to loud music. Music was turned down.
- Area Check – Athens Tech: In reference to juveniles playing football. Advised to social distance and keep six feet between players.
- Disturbing the Peace – Tanglewood. Over 40 people in the street and various yards. All parties were advised of the shelter in place order via PA system and subsequently dispersed.
- Loud Music – Gatewood. In reference to loud music. Family cookout with approximately 8 attendants. They agreed to keep the noise down.
- Disturbing the Peace – Nowell St. In reference to a group of people congregating in the street. All parties dispersed on arrival.
- Mental patient – E Church; Complainant stated a black male came to her door stating that God told her she needed a hug. The complainant was intoxicated and has mental health issues.
- Fight – Lacy St. In reference to subjects fighting in the street. Subjects were invited to a home for a birthday party. Approximately 20 subjects on location. Upon arrival subjects dispersed. No citations issued due to vehicle pursuit occurring while units were on call.
*Tanglewood- Appx 40 individuals congregating. Ordered to disperse. Warning Given.
* Gatewood- Noise Complaint. Appx 8 people having a cookout. Noise warning.
*Nowell Street- Large group of individuals in the roadway. Dispersed upon officer arrival.
*Lacy St- Fight Call. The homeowner had a large birthday party with 20+ guests in violation of the Emergency Order. All parties were advised of penalties. Warning given.