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Police Recover Burglarized Items, Suspect Already in Jail

LaGrange Police have charged a teen with a felony burglary after he was arrested for a separate incident and later found to have been in possession of goods allegedly stolen from an Alton Drive home.

Thursday night about 7:56 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to Alton Drive in reference to a Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke with the female complainant, who reported that she left her home around 6:30 a.m. and when she returned about 7:30 p.m., she noticed her rear window had been pried open and left ajar.

Inside the home, the victim found her clothes were dumped out of a laundry basket and spread across a bedroom and numerous items were missing.

The victim advised she was missing a Nike backpack, 39 inch Roku Smart TV, valued at $350; a 32 inch Insigna TV, valued at $160; a 60 inch Samsung Smart TV, valued at $600; and an Xbox 360 video game system, valued at $150. Several games and controllers were also taken along with the game system.

While investigating the incident, police determined that several of the items were recovered in an incident earlier in the day on Cosby Drive.

The suspect, Lance Gregory Billups, was found with property matching the stolen items when he was arrested for an unrelated incident for Disorderly Conduct. During that investigation police were able to recover several items matching the initial description of the allegedly stolen items. The victim later followed officers to the LaGrange Police Department where she was able to identify and claim her property. The property was then signed over and returned to the