Monday January 18th

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.

• Thursday morning about 8:45 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Piedmont Mechanical on Cooley Industrial Way in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated that sometime during the night a tan Ford F-150 Super Crew pickup truck was stolen from their parking lot. Police were then shown the area where the vehicle had been parked and there were what appeared to be parts of a locking mechanism lying on the ground. The complainant advised a set of keys to the vehicle were in the center console, but insisted the vehicle had been locked when the left the location the previous night.

The complainant stated the truck was last seen at about 7 p.m., when he left the location for the night. He added he did not realize that the truck was missing until an employee was looking for the next day to make a delivery.

The vehicle was estimated to be valued at $25,000.

Police were able to review security footage that showed a black four-door truck with chrome wheels turned into the nearby Mountville Mills parking lot from Davis Road. The truck then circled the Mountville Mills parking lot and pulled into the parking lot of Piedmont Mechanical. The lights on the truck then turned off and the vehicle backed into a parking spot on the north side of the building.

A few minutes later the lights on the stolen vehicle turned on and an unknown subject drove the vehicle away. The black truck then followed out of the parking lot.

The victim later informed police that a set of keys were found in the parking lot that did not belong to any of his employees. Police then began investigating the set of keys which consisted of a single Toyota car key, three house keys, and three rewards cards. Using one of the rewards cards, police were able to track down the female owner of the keys, who lives in Lithia Springs, Georgia. The woman advised the keys had been stolen from her vehicle on January 4 on Riverside Parkway in Lithia Springs.

The woman also advised a report had been made with local police and that there was video from the entering auto.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday evening about 5:07 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 300 block of Glenhaven Drive in reference to Identity Theft.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who advised he was recently contacted by a representative from T-Mobile and told that an unknown person attempted to buy three iPhones using his identity.

The complainant advised he was also contacted by Verizon and informed that a cell phone had been activated in his name.

The victim stated he went to Verizon and attempted to discontinue service on the unauthorized phone in his name, but was told he would need a police report to do so. The victim further advised he has not opened accounts with either phone company, nor has he authorized anyone else to do so in his name.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday evening about 6:55 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the PCA Food Store on Hogansville Road in reference to a disturbance between customers and the store clerk.

Officer arrived and made contact with the complainant and his brother, who were both juveniles. The juveniles told police that they were inside the store when the clerk began yelling at them juveniles, telling them to leave. The juveniles claimed the clerk then got into their faces and allegedly threaten to “kill them” if they returned. Police then spoke to the clerk, who advised that there was a group of five juveniles inside the store creating a disturbance at which point he made the subjects leave. The clerk vehemently denied threatening to kill the juveniles and denied making any such statements.

According to officers, they then reviewed store security video that clearly showed a group of subjects between the ages of 13 and 17 inside the store playing around and causing a disturbance. The video then showed the clerk making the subjects leave, during which time one of the juveniles called 911 and made the allegations.

As of press time, no charges have been filed from this incident.

• Thursday night about 8:17 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Officers spoke to the complainant, who stated she recently attempted to use her Walmart debit card at the Walmart on New Franklin Road, but the card was declined. She stated she then contacted customer service for the Walmart Money Back card and was advised the there had been some suspicious activity on her account.

The complainant stated she was advised of a charge on her account on January 13, in the amount of $169 at a Target store in Brooklyn, New York. The complainant stated this charge was not authorized by her and she does not how someone has been able to use her card.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Carolyn M. Bailey, age 64, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for five counts of Deposit Account Fraud.

• West Point Police responded to separate incidents of Criminal Trespass which were reported on East Ninth Street and East 12th Street.

• Montavious Harrison, age 26, of Lanett, Alabama, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• Quarnandez D. Booker, age 35, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• Maurissa Tyshae Swain, 21, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• Charles Lovelace, Jr., was arrested by West Point Police for Criminal Trespass.

• West Point Police responded to a Burglary which was reported on Avenue L.

• West Point Police took a report of an incident of Fraud was reported on East 10th Street.