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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 08-28-2020

Monday morning, about 10:37 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to S&S Carts on Roanoke Road in reference to a theft a motorcycle.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who advised that unknown person(s) had broken into the location sometime between 6 p.m. on Saturday and the next day around p.m.

The complainant explained that the suspects broke a window on the front door using an unknown object in order to enter. Once inside they removed a green Kawasaki 450 dirt bike and exited via a sliding door adjacent the front door.

Police processed the location for fingerprints with negative results. No other business or homes were near the location, so no canvass was conducted.

This incident is still under investigation.

Tuesday night, about 7:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Criminal Trespass.

Police were advised by Loss Prevention that a subject they were familiar with as Willie Owens had been banned from the store with a Criminal Trespass warning and that he was back inside of the store.

Loss Prevention told police that they reviewed the security video and noticed that Owens came into the store around 7:08 p.m. without a backpack and left the store around 7:20 p.m. wearing a backpack that seemed to be full of items.

Employees stated that this has been Owens’ method for shoplifting in the past.

Police then reviewed security video that showed Owens walk into Walmart not wearing a backpack as stated, but later leaving the store wearing a backpack that appeared to have merchandise inside. Owens was then seen leaving Walmart and walking towards Mooty Bridge Road.

Loss Prevention say they confronted Owens about the backpack, but Owens claimed he didn’t have a backpack even though he was seen wearing the backpack.

The black backpack taken by Owens was valued at $30. The items inside the backpack are unknown at this time.

Police later confirmed that Owens had been issued a Criminal Trespass warning for the location. They also confirmed that he has three convictions for Theft by Shoplifting in the past five years, making this incident a felony.

Warrants were later used for Owens’ arrest for Felony Theft by Shoplifting – Four or More Offenses and Criminal Trespass.

This incident is still under investigation.

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