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 morning about 1 a.m., LaGrange Police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint near the intersection of New Franklin Road and East Bacon Street when officers made contact with a Nissan Altima being driven by Quentin Burke.
Officers made contact with Burke and asked to see his driver’s license. Burke stated he did not have it on his person, but his girlfriend, who was the front seat passenger and owner of the vehicle, had a valid license and he would just swap seats with her so she could drive. Police then ran Burke’s information through Troup 911 and officers were informed that his license was suspended through Alabama.
Burke was then placed under arrest for driving while suspended.
While taking Burke into custody, officers observed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The owner then granted consent to search the vehicle and officers located a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in the driver side door compartment and a brown cigarette containing suspected marijuana in the center console. As a result, Burke, age 25, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Driving while License Suspended and Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
Burke was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Tuesday night about 7:34 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Ark Refuge Ministries on East Depot Street in reference to a stolen vehicle.
Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who he had last seen his vehicle at his previous residence on North Lee Street on November 27. The complainant stated he left the vehicle parked in the driveway unlocked and the car keys under were under the driver side floor mat.
The stated he then relocated to Ark Refuge Ministries, where he was since resided.
The complainant provided police with loan documents indicating the vehicle was valued at $23,000.
The victim stated he had previously contacted his automobile lender and informed them where the vehicle was parked and that they could come get it because the car payments were too much for him to make. According to the complainant, the lender attempted to locate the vehicle, but stated they needed a police report to document being taken.
The victim stated he has no knowledge of anybody having the vehicle and he wanted to report it stolen.
After confirming the vehicle had not been repossessed, police reported the vehicle stolen on the Georgia Crime Information Center and a be-on-the-lookout warning was issued for the car.
This incident is still under investigation.
• West Point Police responded to separate incidents of Forgery which were reported on Webb Road and Third Avenue.
• Three separate burglaries were reported to West Point Police on Holly Street, East Fifth Street, and Forest Mill Lane.
• West Point Police took a report for Simple Battery which was reported on Avenue K.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Theft by Taking which was reported on Third Avenue.