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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.

• Wednesday afternoon about 1:49 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Johnson Street in reference to Theft by Deception.

Officers arrived and met with the female complainant who stated that in April she bought a silver Honda Accord for $2,300, but later learned that the title she was given was fraudulent.

She explained that she saw an ad on Facebook selling the car and made contact with a male who stated that his friend was the person selling the car. The victim stated she then met him and another male at a Chick-Fil-A, where she test drove and bought the car.

The female stated later she took the vehicle to the tag office to get registration on the Honda and to receive a new title, but a few days later she received a letter in the mail indicating that she could not get a new title due to the original title for the Honda having a lien placed on it in Maryland.

She stated this confused her because she thought she had the original title and came to the conclusion that the unidentified man sold her the vehicle with a fake title. The complainant stated she was later informed that she needed to work with the individual that sold her the vehicle and get the lien paid in full before a new title would be released.

The complainant stated she then contacted the seller via text message and he refused to help pay off the title or refund the amount she paid for the vehicle.

Police attempted to make contact with the seller, but had negative contact.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday afternoon about 1 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the LaGrange College in reference to an Entering Auto.

Police arrived and made contact security and the victim, who reported that unknown person(s) entered her silver Mitsubishi Eclipse and stole her backpack from her passenger side seat.

The bag was described as teal blue with yellow zippers and grey straps. The bag reportedly contained the victim’s wallet, a Cromebook laptop computer, valued at $350; and an Acer tablet, valued at $250.

Officers canvassed the area and found papers along the wood line that the victim later confirmed had been in her backpack. Police were able to locate the backpack or any other belongings.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday night about 8:05 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to South GreenwoodStreetnearBroome Street in reference to a hit and run collision.

Officers arrived and observed a silver Ford Fusion, which had damage to the driver side door area. The damage had pushed the door in to the point that it had pinned the door shut.

The driver stated she was travelling southbound on South Greenwood Street when her vehicle was struck while crossing the intersection atWestBroomeStreet.

The collision had apparently struck the victim’s vehicle with enough force to push the vehicle over several feet.

Police note that the southbound traffic had flashing yellow lights and the Broome Street had a flashing red light and stop signs on the side of the road.

The victim advised that after the collision, the other vehicle fled the scene.

A witness told police that he only heard the initial crash, but witnessed the aftermath of the accident. He stated the other vehicle restarted its engine and fled the scene west on West Broome Street and turned south onto Harwell Avenue.

The suspect vehicle was described as a two-door silver Honda or Hyundai that was low to the ground.

Police determined the Hit & Run driver was at fault for the accident due to running the stop sign.

Officers checked the area for the vehicle, but were not able to locate it.

This incident is still under investigation.

•Thursday afternoon about 1:04 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and made contact with asset protection, who stated that when she was walking into the store around 12:45 p.m. an unknown black male was exiting the store and began to stare her down, which she thought seemed very suspicious.

She then went inside and began reviewing the male’s movements though the store on security video and tracked him to the automotive section where he selected two Everstart car batteries off the shelf.

The male then walked out of the store with the batteries without paying for them. He then got into a light blue Chrysler Pacifica and left the area.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 12:19 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Mooty Bridge Road in reference to an Entering Auto.

Officers arrived and spoke with a witness, who stated he observed two juvenile males enter a vehicle in the parking lot at his apartment complex. He stated the two boys were on bicycles and were just looking around in the parking lot at different vehicles. He stated one of the boys served as a look out while the other boy entered a silver Hyundai and looked through the glove compartment and front area of the passenger side. He then called 911, but the two juveniles rode off on toward Mooty Bridge Road.

Police then made contact with the vehicle owner and advised her of the incident. She told police that she probably hadn’t locked her vehicle, but didn’t leave anything of value in the car anyway.

This incident is still under investigation.