• Thursday evening about 6:40 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1200 block of Third Avenue in reference to a Residential Burglary.
Officers arrived and made contact with the female victim, who advised that unknown person(s) had entered her residence while she was away and stole her television.
The victim explained that she left the residence at about 7:15 a.m. after her children got on the school bus. She stated she later returned home to find her front door unlocked and her TV was missing.
The television was described as a Samsung 50 inch TV, which had been kept on a table in the living room.
The victim stated she believes her oldest daughter may have left the front door unlocked, which allowed the suspect(s) into the residence. There was no damage done to the front door at all. Police did not see any damage or pry marks around the handle, deadbolt, or door jamb.
The main living room appeared to be the only room affected by the burglary. Police observed the cords to the TV had basically been pulled out of the wall.
Police did not process the location for fingerprints due to the victim saying her and her children come through the door and opened it many times since calling the police. Officers canvassed the area and made contact with two neighbors, who both stated they didn’t see anything out of the ordinary.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday night about 8:11 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to an Entering Auto.
Officers met with the female complainant and her male friend. The female stated she had been at work at Metro PCS on Whitesville Street when someone stole her gold MK purse, valued at $200, from her bluer Ford Taurus.
She stated that the vehicle was parked in the front of the store and her friend had been sitting inside the vehicle and waiting for her to get off work. She stated she had left the purse on the back seat of the vehicle, which contained several identification documents and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The male friend stated there were several people walking around outside the vehicle at the time. He stated that he left the vehicle momentarily to use the bathroom and then came back. The male stated he thought he had locked the vehicle up and raised all the windows, so he was unsure of how anyone entered the vehicle.
Police processed the vehicle for fingerprints and will attempt to review security video that may have captured the incident when Metro PCS reopens.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday night about 8:28 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Piggly Wiggly on South Greenwood Street in reference to Shoplifting.
While en route, police were advised that the male suspect left the store on foot headed toward Dollar General on South Greenwood Street.
Police arrived and began searching the area, while other officers made contact with the manager of Piggly Wiggly.
The assistant manager of the store stated she saw the subject pick up a small box of merchandise and few seconds later he tossed it back on the shelf. He then went to the register and paid for a small bag of beef jerky then exited the store.
The manager stated she then checked where the subject was seen with the box and found an empty box of Top Care Tussin cough syrup and the bottle was missing from the inside of the box.
Police then reviewed the security video of the incident, which showed the suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt with what appeared to be a Punisher logo. He then went straight to the shelf with the cough medicine and picked up a single box. He was then seen placing the box back and going to the register to pay for the beef jerky before leaving the store.
Officers then continued looking for the suspect and found a subject matching the subject seen on the video walking on Ashton Street.
Police then made contact with the subject, Alex Dion Berry, and questioned him about the incident. When asked where he was coming from he replied, the gas station. Berry then denied having been to the Piggly Wiggly and taking anything without paying.
A Criminal History Check was run on Berry and he was determined to have no prior convictions for Shoplifting.
As a result, Berry, age 26, 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.
Berry was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Tuesday evening about 5:28 p.m., LaGrange Police were conducting a gang investigation into Hakeem Deshun Newton for a violation of his Felony Probation.
As a result of the investigation, police determined Newton associated and purposefully surrounded himself with another gang member, while at the Pawn Express on Hines Street.
Police contacted Newton’s Probation Officer, at which point a hold was placed on Newton and a warrant was issued for his arrest for Felony Probation Violation.
Newton, age 19, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he is currently being held on warrant for Theft by Taking.
• Christopher Kevin Smith, of LaGrange, was arrested by West Point Police for Probation Violation.
• Preston Gabriel Lloyd, of Atlanta, was arrested by West Point Police for Criminal Trespass.
• Danny Hurston, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Probation Violation from Harris County.
• David Cornell Tumbs, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Forgery.
• James Leon Gilley, of Opelika, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Theft by Taking.