Police & Sheriff’s Reports

Police & Sheriff’s Reports

The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty.

• Friday morning about 6 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Ideal Super Suds on South Greenwood Street in reference to a Burglary.

Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated when he came to work he noticed someone had broken in through the back door of the store and had stolen a change machine.

The employee stated the back door may have been unsecured, but a large piece of metal had been covering the entry way to the back door, which was later found laying on the ground.

Police inspected the rear door and were unable to find any damage and noted the door had even been locked back.

When police arrived, the front doors were still locked and they were advised the doors had not been touched since the incident.

Officers processed the scene for fingerprints, but did not attempt to canvass the area for witnesses, due no other businesses being open in the area at the time.

The employee was unable to provide a value for the machine that was taken or an estimate of the funds inside.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday evening about 6:57 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road In reference to a theft. Police arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated she was placing a bag of dog food into her cart when two male juveniles ran by her buggy and took her wallet.

Inside the wallet was several identification and financial documents, along with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim stated she chased after the juveniles around the store until she lost sight of them. She also advised she remembered seeing them following her around the store prior to the theft.

Police were able to locate a male witness, who confirmed the victim’s statements and advised he had seen the juveniles steal the wallet.

The suspects were only described as young black males.

Police are in the process of reviewing security video from this incident, which remains under investigation.

• Thursday evening about 5:59 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Citation Court in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who advised that sometime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., unknown person(s) broke into his house through a rear door and ransacked his bedroom and living room.

Missing from the residence was a large amount of cash, a yellow gold diamond ring, valued at $6,000, two Mavado brand watches, valued at $2,000, three ounces in gold, valued at $4,500, a checkbook, and an Apple iPad, valued at $350.

The victim advised he believes the suspects entered through the rear door due to the door knob not working properly when he arrived home.

The victim stated the residence was locked at the time of the burglary, but police were unable to locate any signs of forced entry.

Officers process the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for potential witnesses. One witness advised he saw a suspicious grey minivan parked in front of the residence around 2 p.m., which he had never seen in the area before.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Early Thursday morning about 3:56 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart grocery store on Lafayette Parkway in reference to an Entering Auto.

Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who advised she was the passenger of a black Ford Ranger, driven by another subject, and they had parked the vehicle in front of the store and went inside to shop.

She stated while inside of Walmart, unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole her purse, which contained a Kindle Fire tablet computer, a laptop computer, and a cell phone.

The victim stated all of the items had been in the passenger side floor board of the truck when it they were taken.

Police later spoke to the Walmart manager, who allowed them to review security camera footage from the incident.

On the video at about 2:58 a.m., a silver or tan two-door Cadillac Deville was observed driving up to the right side of the truck. A tall black male then appeared to exit the vehicle and walk towards the vending machines located in front of the store. The male then walked back to his vehicle and then to the passenger side of the Ford Ranger. The subject then entered the passenger side of the truck and removed some items and then left in his vehicle.

This incident is still under investigation.