Friday September 30th

Police & Sheriff’s Reports

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Hit & Run which was reported in the area of Fourth Avenue.

• West Point Police took a report of Theft by Shoplifting which was reported in the area of East 10th Street.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Maintaining a Disorderly House which was reported in the area of East Sixth Street. A warning was issued.

• West Point Police took a report of Theft by Taking was reported in the area of O.G. Skinner Drive.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of First Degree Forgery which was reported in the area of East Ninth Street.

• West Point Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle abandoned on government property in the area of Avenue K. The vehicle was towed.

• West Point Police officers responded to a report of a disturbance that occurred in the Roper Heights area.

• Monday afternoon about 12:27 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 400 block of Harwell Avenue in reference to theft of utilities.

Police arrived and spoke the complainant, who stated her neighbors have been stealing electricity and water from her residence for about two months. The complainant stated her utility bill is over $1,453.97 and that she had caught both subjects at her outdoor water spigot the previous night.

The victim stated she noticed them when she went to lock her vehicle. Upon seeing them she blew her horn and both subjects went back over to the neighboring residence. The victim stated she later spoke with the LaGrange Utilities Manager, who advised her to file police report so that this matter could be investigated internally.

As officers were finishing up the call, the same subjects drove past and police made contact with them about the incident, The male admitted to using a small amount of electricity to charge a drill battery and also admitted to taking water without permission, but stated he stopped once asked by the complainant.

The subject stated he only received about a half of a gallon of water.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Sunday afternoon about 2:04 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to a Non-residential Burglary.

Police arrived and learned from the store’s Loss Prevention Officer that the incident actually occurred about 10 days earlier on September 15.

According to the Loss Prevention Officer, two black males were caught on video entering the parking lot in a dark colored Chevrolet pickup truck and took the tag off at the front of the parking lot. The males then drove around the side of the building near the tire center and cut the lock off the used battery cage that is attached to the building.

The suspects then carried off 110 used batteries of different brands and sizes, valued at a total of $10,310.30. Employees stated they delayed filing the report because they didn’t think they had enough information to provide police.

Police reviewed the video and said it appeared as if the suspect’s vehicle was a twotoned Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck with a hard top bed cover. Both males exited the vehicle and one began watching, while the other began removing batteries. This incident is still under investigation.

• Early Tuesday morning about 12:19 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 400 block of Milam Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated she believed someone had been in her house. The female explained that she just arrived home and used her door key to open the front door, but she was unsure if it was locked or not.

Upon entering the residence, she discovered the back door was ajar and a bedroom window had been partially opened, so she called police.

Officers cleared the residence, finding no one inside, and the homeowner inspected the house to see if anything was missing. She discovered an Apple i-Pad tablet computer, valued at $499, was taken from her daughter’s room. No other items were initially thought to have been taken.

While investigating the incident, police found a yard chair sitting underneath the kitchen window, which appeared to have been used in an attempt to make entry through the window. Due to the height of this window, it was only opened slightly and the suspect(s) appear to have not used it as an entry point. Another window was also partially opened, but it was rigged so that it could only be opened about an inch.

Due to the victim saying she was certain the backdoor had been locked, police believe the suspect(s) may have entered through the front door and exited through the rear.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported anything out of the ordinary.

A few hours later, police received a call from the victim, who stated she discovered that a gun had been stolen during the burglary. The victim advised she initially thought her husband had the gun, but she was able to confirm he did not. The stolen gun was described as a silver .25 caliber handgun with a pink handle, valued at $200.

The gun was recorded as stolen and this incident is still under investigation.

• Early Monday morning about 1:05 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Hamilton Road near Union Street in reference to an accident where a vehicle ran off the road and hit a power pole.

The driver of the crashed Subaru Legacy, Christopher Brian Farley, was later located walking down Hamilton Road and he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

Police say Farley had a strong odor alcohol coming from his person, but he refused any sobriety tests.

Farley appeared to be uninjured and did not want to be checked out by paramedics, so he was placed under arrest and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. Farley was the refused by the staff nurse, who advised he needed to be medically cleared at the hospital.

Farley was then transported to the West Georgia Medical Center, where he was medically cleared by hospital staff. Farley, age 36, was then transported him back to Troup County Jail where he was booked in under charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Less Safe, Striking a Fixture, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

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.