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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.

• Monday morning about 10:15 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Jenkins Street at Brownwood Avenue in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Police arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated someone called him and advised that his brother’s car, a silver Mercury Grand Marquis, was parked on Jenkins Street. The complainant explained that he lives with his brother on Jefferson Street, but his brother has been in the hospital for several days.

The complainant stated he noticed the car leaving his residence earlier in the morning at about 4 a.m., but did not report the vehicle as stolen. According to the complainant, no one was supposed to be driving the vehicle.

Police later spoke with the other brother, who confirmed that he hadn’t given anyone permission to drive the car. He stated he had been allowed to drive the car from Arkansas by the actual owner of the vehicle.

Police were unable to make contact with the registered owner of the Mercury.

The vehicle was found locked with no keys in the ignition. There was no damage to the vehicle reported.

Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 12:22 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Eleanor Street in reference to check fraud.

Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who stated she received information from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that her income tax check had been cashed. The complainant stated she never received the check and was informed that it was sent to her previous address on Greenville Street.

The victim advised that she was told the check was issued on February 22, but the IRS would not give her any further information until she reported the incident to police.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 3:49 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Boulevard St in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated an HP notebook computer, valued at $350, and two pairs of shows valued at $80 each, were stolen from her residence. The items were last seen two days prior to the report.

The victim suspects that a friend possibly who took the items. According to the complainant, the subject was in the residence around the time the items were last seen and she may have taken a set of keys to the residence in order to gain entry.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and interviewed neighbors for potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything unusual.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday afternoon about 3:05 p.m., offices with the LaGrange Police Department took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Identity Fraud.

Officers spoke to the complainant, who stated he recently noticed a fraudulent check that was written to Publix on his bank statement. He noticed that the check was different that his actual checks and appeared to be from Wells Fargo, but he banks at Community Bank and Trust.

He fraudulent check had his bank’s routing number and his checking account number, but he didn’t write the check or even have a Wells Fargo account.

The check was written to an unknown Publix in the amount of $368.41, but the bank has already reimbursed the funds.

The victim stated the address on the fraudulent check was from Atlanta, so the Publix where was used at was possibly in the metro area. Police recalled another case where the exact same address had been used in case where the victim thought someone had stolen this mail out of his mailbox.

The current victim stated he also thinks someone may have stolen his mail as he has not yet received his tax refund.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday morning about 7:27 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Wynnwood Drive in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who stated that sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke into her residence through a downstairs window while she was sleeping upstairs.

The only thing taken was the victim’s purse, valued at $20. The purse also contained several identification and financial documents, along with a small amount of cash.

The victim stated she discovered the burglary after she went downstairs earlier in the morning and noticed the front window was open, with the blinds pulled back, and the window lock was broken. She then noticed the purse was missing.

The victim stated she is unsure of who could have broken into her home, but she noted that multiple males often hang around outside her apartment.

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

This incident is still under investigation.