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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 8:47 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Payne Street in reference to an Entering Auto.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who that stated sometime between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. someone entered his BMW and stole about $15 in coins.

The victim stated he believes the person responsible for the theft made entry through the right rear passenger door due to it being slightly opened when he checked his vehicle.

The victim stated nothing appeared to have been taken other than the coins, and the vehicle was not damaged. The vehicle had reportedly been left unlocked during the night.

Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints and checked with neighbors for potential witnesses. One neighbor advised his granddaughter’s vehicle had also recently been entered while it was parked in the area.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday morning about 9:50 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference a Burglary.

Officers made contact with the complainant, who stated he checked his rental property on Tuggle Street on Saturday morning and noticed the backdoor was unlocked. Upon further inspection, he discovered a piece of plywood covering a bedroom window had been removed and a window air conditioning unit had been stolen.

The victim stated he recently had to have a female evicted from the property and she took a bunch of items with her, so she may be involved. He stated he had gone through warrant procedures against her for the incident.

The residence was almost completely except for a few large items. There was also small ladder under the window that the victim stated had been entered.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and had negative contact with any potential witnesses.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday morning about 11:03 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to Criminal Damage to Property.

Officers spoke with the complainant, who stated that sometime over the weekend, unknown person(s) keyed her 2005 Toyota 4Runner. Every panel on the vehicle had reportedly been scratched, causing damage estimated at about $1,500.

The victim stated she has no idea who may have wanted to damage her vehicle.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday morning about 11:42 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to check forgery.

Officers met with the complainant, who stated he recently went to cash a check and was told he did not have any funds in his account. He then checked his bank account and discovered several unauthorized withdrawals from his account.

The victim stated he believes a family member may have gained access to his account. He stated he is not familiar with who or how, but noted he is almost positive it was a family member.

The victim provided police with a copy of his bank statement which showed the four withdrawals that were not authorized.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday night about 7:39 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Comfort Inn on Lafayette Parkway in reference to a suspicious person.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke with employees at the front desk who advised me that a male had entered the property a while ago and asked to use the restroom. The male then exited the restroom and began to walk around various floors of the hotel, suspiciously.

Employees did verify that the subject was a registered guest, but he was being very odd and was currently on the third floor.

Police then relocated to the third floor, where officers spotted the male sweating heavily and wandering aimlessly down the hallway.

Officers then attempted to make contact with the male, but he began to run down the stairwell and fled out the exterior of the building. Police then yelled for him to stop, but he ignored the lawful commands and ran back inside of the hotel.

Officers then ran back inside and saw him again exit the building and run across Lafayette Parkway into the parking lot of Wendy’s.

Police then relocated to that side of the street and found the male on the side of the Quality Inn. As soon as the male saw police, he took off running again and ran into the parking lot of the LaGrange Mall and through a sectioned off portion of the mall, where the service doors and dumpsters were located.

Additional officers then arrived to assist and they found the subject hiding behind a dumpster.

The subject, later identified as Alex Dion Berry, was then determined to have an active Failure to Appear warrant through LaGrange Municipal Court for an original charge of Theft by Shoplifting.

As a result, Berry, age 27, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Obstruction of Officers and the aforementioned warrant.

• West Point Police responded to incidents of Harassment and Disorderly Conduct on East 12th Street.