Monday January 30th

Police & Sheriff’s Reports

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• Thursday afternoon about 4:07 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 400 block of Jackson Street in reference to counterfeit money.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated that went to South Lee Street to sell his Samsung Galaxy Edge S7 cell phone and was given counterfeit money for the phone.

The victim explained that he placed the phone on the LaGrange online yard sale and was contacted by a male using the name Derrick Collins. The subject agreed to purchase the cell phone and asked him to meet him at an address on South Lee Street.

The victim stated he then went to the area, but he couldn’t locate the address provided. The victim then contacted the subject, who stated he couldn’t find the address he gave him and stated he was sitting outside a nearby address. The “Collins” subject then advised him to give him a minute and later approached him on foot.

The victim stated Collins and another male walked up and Collins handed him the $200 for phone as he handed over the cell phone. Once Collins had the phone in hand, he took off running down Jackson Street.

The victim advised he then realized the $200 he had been handed was fake and tried to follow Collins, but lost him.

The “Collins” subject was described as a black male in his early 20s, standing about 6 feet tall, medium build. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and dark blue jeans, with white tennis shoes.

This was the second cell phone stolen during an online meet up this week. In the previous incident, a female had a cell phone she was trying to sell snatched and stolen from her by a subject using the name “Derrick Collins.”

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 1:30 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to an Entering Auto.

Officers spoke to the complainant, who advised that unknown person(s) entered his Lexus RX300 that had been parked overnight in his driveway.

The vehicle was last seen undisturbed at 9 p.m. and was found ransacked the next morning around 9 a.m. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle and it had been left unlocked.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday night about 9:57 p.m., LaGrange Police were on patrol in the area near Horace King Street and Hines Street when officers observed a Ford F-150 turn in the intersection at such a speed that it appeared to nearly tip up on two wheels.

Officers then proceeded to make contact with the vehicle and watched as the truck began recklessly passing a vehicle in front while making its way through the intersection with Lafayette Parkway.

At this point a traffic stop was initiated with blue lights activated, but the driver never showed any intentions of stopping. Police even started their siren, but the vehicle continued on, refusing to stop.

Police followed the vehicle as it traveled onto Greenville Street and made a left turn onto Fair Street, where it cut the corner and struck the curb while negotiating the turn. The vehicle then turned onto Georgia Avenue and eventually attempted to pull into a driveway on Georgia Avenue, but again struck the curbing at the entrance to the driveway.

Officer then made contact with the driver, Jennifer Alvarado, after she exited the truck.

Police say even before speaking with Alvarado, it was clear that she was extremely impaired. Officers say she was unsteady on her feet and seemed to have significant trouble understanding exactly what officers wanted her to do when simply asked to walk to the patrol car and place her hands on the hood.

Alvarado later admitted she had not stopped because she wanted to get the vehicle back to the owner on Georgia Avenue.

After confirming evidence of her impairment Alvarado was placed under arrest for suspicion of Driving under the Influence.

Police later spoke to the owner of the truck, who stated she did not have permission to drive his truck, but that the key was damaged in the ignition so he had no way of locking up the ignition. He also stated that Alvarado had consumed at least one whole cup of liquor prior to him noticing that she was gone.

As a result, Alvarado, age 44, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Failure to Maintain Lane, Driving on a Suspended License, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Less Safe.

Alvarado was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Wednesday afternoon about 3:15 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 500 block of Ware Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated that sometime between 5:35 a.m. and 3 p.m., unknown person(s) entered his residence and stole several items.

The victim advised his front door appeared to have been kicked in, which causing damage to the door frame.

The suspects appeared to have rummaged through several drawers and closets strewing clothing and paperwork throughout the room.

Missing from the residence was a 60 inch Panasonic flat screen television, valued at $1,500; an Xbox one game system, valued at $800, about six Xbox games, valued at $60 each, and another 27 inch flat screen television, valued at $500.

Police processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported anything unusual.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Shymia Milette Love, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Giving a False Name to Law Enforcement Officers.

• Amanda Michele Thornton, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Shoplifting.

• Fredrick Snowton, of New Orleans, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving without a Valid License.

• Richard Drew Smith, of Lanett, AL was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• Sharond Magby, of New Jersey, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Forgery which was reported on Highway 29.