Police Reports–Friday, June 29th
Monday afternoon about 3:55 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Home Depot on Lafayette Parkway in reference to Shoplifting.
While en route, police were advised the suspect had taken some tools and was running from loss prevention, and was running towards Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant. Police then arrived and located the male suspect just as he walked out of the Juanito’s parking lot.
The suspect, later identified as William Cory Crowell, admitted to having several wrenches and a flashlight in his pockets belonging to Home Depot. The flashlight and wrenches were then recovered from Crowell’s right front pocket.
Crowell was escorted back to Home Depot, where Loss Prevention confirmed he was the suspect. The Loss Prevention officer stated he has been watching Crowell for a couple of days and when he came into the store today, he watched him go to the tools section. Crowell then reportedly began acting very nervous and continually looked around for employees.
The Loss Prevention then watched as Crowell took a set of Husky wrenches out of a package and selected a flashlight, putting all the items in his pocket. Crowell then walked toward the garden center, at which point Loss Prevention tried to confront him, but he fled on foot and ran from the store toward the highway.
Crowley was later determined to have one prior conviction for Shoplifting.
As a result, Crowley, age 32, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Crowley was also issued a Criminal Trespass Warning banning him from Home Depot at the store’s request.
Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Moore’s Bonding on Hamilton Road in reference to a damaged vehicle.
Officers were advised that a female, Sheila Gordon, had broken a car window and was now walking west on Fendig Street.
Police made contact with Gordon on Fendig Street and she stated that she was just walking from her house on Revis Street to the store and didn’t know anything about a broken window.
Additional officers then continued on to the incident location and spoke to the complainant. The witness stated he was sitting inside the building when he observed Gordon walk up to the front window of the building and look inside. He stated she then punched the window, breaking a pane of glass, and then attempted to run toward Fendig Street.
Gordon then reportedly stopped two males and asked them for money, before continuing to walk toward Fendig Street.
Police then spoke with the business owner, who said she had previously been helping out Gordon with food and money. She told officers she wanted to prosecute Gordon for the incident and have her banned from the location.
As a result, Gordon, age 60, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charge with Criminal Trespass.
- West Point Police responded to an incident of Stalking which was reported on Third Avenue.
- West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass was reported on Avenue J.