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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 01-29-2021

Tuesday night, about 8:15 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Town and Country Motel on New Franklin Road in reference to a vehicle that was taken from the nearby Happy Stop fuel station.

While responding to Town and Country Motel, officers learned of an accident on Hines Street involving a black Honda Accord.

Officers met with the complainant, who stated while at The Happy Stop, her black 2012 Honda Accord had been stolen. She stated she left her key in the ignition while she went into the store. She stated that she realized she forgot her money inside of her vehicle, at which time she walked back outside and found her vehicle missing.

She stated she then walked back to Town and Country Motel where she contacted police to report her vehicle missing.

While reviewing security video, officers made contact with the complainant to confirm which side of the business she parked her vehicle on. She then changed her statement to say she never entered the store and only walked to the front door before realizing she did not have her money.

Police say they reviewed multiple camera angles, including the front door, inside of the store, and both sides of the business, and did not observe a 2012 Black Honda Accord in the parking lot, nor did they observe the complainant attempt to walk into the business as she previously stated.

This incident is still under investigation.

Monday afternoon, about 5:53 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to a case of entering auto.

Officers spoke with the victim, who stated unknown person(s) entered her red Jeep Compass and took a black and purple 9mm semiautomatic pistol and loaded magazine from the dashboard of the vehicle.

The victim stated she last saw the gun in the dashboard of her vehicle on Jan. 24 around 3 a.m. after returning from Columbus to East Mulberry Street. She stated that she went to Piggly Wiggly later that day around 4 p.m., but did not notice the gun missing.

The victim said the generally locks the vehicle doors, but it is possible the doors were not locked while at the residence or at the store. She was unsure where the gun was taken, but believed it had been taken while at Mulberry Street.

The victim advised that she noticed the gun missing just prior to coming to the police department on her way to work.

The rest of the vehicle did not appear as if it had been rummaged through. Whoever took the gun went straight to the dashboard where it was kept and only took the gun and not the holster in which it was stored.

This incident is still under investigation.


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