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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.

• Sunday morning about 11:25 a.m., LaGrange Police were called to the area of Upper Big Springs Road near Steeplechase Drive in reference to recovered property.

Police spoke with an employee of Herc Rentals who stated he was notified about one of their Polaris utility vehicles being parked on the side of the road. He stated he then responded to the area and confirmed the Polaris was theirs and had been rented to Newman Pools, which is a sub-contractor for the Great Wolf project on Tom Hall Parkway.

The complainant stated he then contacted Newman Pools, who advised the Polaris UTV should still be at the job site.

The Polaris was loaded with several fuel cans which had the words “Bone Dry” written on them. Police took this to mean they likely belonged to Bone Dry Roofing, another sub-contractor for Great Wolf.

The rear cargo area of the Polaris had dirt scuff marks on the floor bed, which appeared to have the pattern of a dirt bike tire. The dash of the Polaris was damaged during the theft and it appeared to have been hotwired.

Herc Rentals recovered the Polaris and took the fuel containers back to the job site.

The red and black Polaris Ranger XP900 was valued $12,753.

Police later relocated to the construction site, but they evidence of a break-in at the various buildings and storage containers.

Officers are currently attempting to review security camera footage that may have captured the theft.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 4:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Oak Lane in reference to a dispute.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated he recently tried to purchase food at Krystal and they ripped his ten dollar bill, saying it was counterfeit.

Police examined the torn bill and confirmed it was in fact counterfeit.

The complainant stated he believes he received the bill from the Dollar General on Commerce Avenue the previous day around 4p.m.

Officers took the counterfeit bill into evidence and this incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 12:39 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1400 block of Forrest Avenue in reference to a theft.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, a neighbor residing nearby, who stated she noticed a window air conditioning unit was missing from the residence. She advised that the house is currently for sale and vacant.

Police retrieved a phone number from the for-sale sign and contacted the realtor, who responded to the scene advised that confirmed that the window unit was missing. Officers then cleared the residence and it was determined that nothing else at the location had been disturbed.

Police believe the residence had not actually been entered.

Officers later spoke to the owner of the residence and advised her of the theft. The owner stated she was uncertain of the manufacturer of the air conditioning unit, but estimated its value at $300. She stated she would likely not claim the loss on her insurance due to the low amount.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Sunday night about 7:25 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Callaway Avenue in reference to a theft of a firearm.

Officer made contact with the complainant, who stated that a gun was stolen from his residence and he suspects either his niece or his nephew took the firearm.

The complainant explained to police that he has since spoken to his niece and she has given him multiple different stories about what happened and he wanted officers to speak with her to try to get the truth.

Police then spoke with the niece, who stated that on July 13, she was at the residence with her cousin and he asked her if he could shoot the gun, so he got the firearm and took it outside into the backyard. She stated another male, who she only knows as “G Man,” was also with them, but he was riding his bike down the roadway at the time.

She stated that “G Man” then took off on his bike and the cousin also took off running from the backyard with the gun.

Police then spoke to the male cousin, who told police he had been at the Callaway Avenue residence on this date, but stated he had not been there all last week. He also stated that he did not take the gun from the residence and did not even go inside the residence while he was there today.

Officers then spoke to the mother of the male cousin, who advised that she has spoken with the uncle and he told her that the juvenile niece had been giving different stories as to where the gun is or what happened to it. She stated she has since searched her son’s room and has not found the gun inside the residence.

Police later interviewed the niece a second time and she again and stated her cousin ran off with the gun.

The complainant advised police that he did not wish to prosecute this case but would attempt to find the firearm. The gun was described as a black 9mm handgun valued at $350.

This incident is still under investigation.

• West Point Police responded to two separate Entering Autos that were reported on O.G. Skinner Drive and Kia Parkway.

• West Point Police responded to separate thefts that were was reported on East Eighth Street and Highway 18.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass which was reported on East 11th Street.

• Keith Anthony Buckner, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving Under the Influence.