Police & Sheriff’s Reports
• Tuesday night about 11:43 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Sunset Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.
Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who advised sometime between 2 p.m. and 11:35 p.m., unknown person(s) burglarized her residence.
The victim stated someone broke out her back bedroom window and entered the residence and took a 55 inch LG TV, valued at $800, a 42 inch LG TV, valued at $300, a Xbox One video game system, valued at $400, and a DVD player, valued at $30, for a total theft of $1,530.
Police inspected the broken bedroom window and located a small amount of blood, which was collected for evidence.
Officers processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for potential witnesses, but no on reported seeing anything unusual.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Monday afternoon about 1:42 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dollar General on Vernon Road in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and spoke with management, who advised a former employee, who was recently fired was now refusing to bring an issued key to her back to the store.
The manager advised the former employee was asked to return the key on several occasions, but she has indicated she has no intention in doing so.
Police attempted to contact the former employee via telephone, but her phone appears to have been disconnected.
The manager was advised warrant procedures for the theft of the key and this incident remains under investigation.
• Monday afternoon about 1:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to a Shoplifting.
Police arrived and made contact with Loss Prevention Officers, who advised they observed a male, later identified as William Austin Wright, attempt to steal a car charger, valued at $21.35, from the electronics section.
The Loss Prevention Officers advised Wright selected the car charger and then walked to the heater isle, where he placed the charger into his right front pocket, and attempted to leave the store through the grocery exit without paying for the item.
Wright was then confronted and escorted to the Loss Prevention Office.
As a result, Wright was issued a Criminal Trespass Warning banning him from the location at the store's request and was taken into custody.
Wright later stated he arrived at Walmart and attempted to return a car charger that he purchased on the previous date because the charger was the incorrect charger for his phone. However, customer service refused the return because he did not have a receipt to prove he purchased the item from Walmart.
Wright then admitted he walked to the electronics section and took the aforementioned charger and placed it into his pocket and attempted to exit the store without paying for the item.
A subsequent Criminal History Check revealed Wright had no prior convictions for Shoplifting.
Wright, age 19, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff's Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Wright was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Monday night about 8:17 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 500 block of Borton Street in reference to an Entering Auto Theft.
Police arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated her brother left his locked blue Ford F-150 in front of a friend’s apartment on Borton Street over the weekend.
Police were advised the truck was checked at about 5 p.m. Monday afternoon and the driver's side door was found unlocked and left slightly open.
The radio was immediately observed to be missing from the dash and several boxes in the back appeared to have been rummaged through. The complainants later opened the hood and discovered the truck battery was also missing.
Officers were unable to determine if anything else was taken from the vehicle due to the owner of the truck not being present.
Police processed the vehicle for fingerprints and advised the complaints to have the victim contact police.
This incident is still under investigation.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of a Residential Burglary which was reported on Frank Hall Jr. Street.
• West Point Police took two reports of Entering Auto which were taken from separate individuals on Avenue E.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Robbery which was reported on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
• West Point Police recovered a stolen car on Pear Street that was reported missing out of Lanett, Alabama.
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.