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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 02-26-2021

  • Tuesday morning, about 9:52 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Brittany Place Apartments on Hogansville Road in reference to reports of a case of entering auto.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated he left his white Ford F-250 in the parking lot near the main office on Sunday around 7 p.m.

The victim stated he is confident his doors were locked when he left the truck, but he recently returned to the vehicle and observed the front right window had been broken and shattered. Parts of the window were lying on the ground and inside the vehicle. All doors to the vehicle were locked, but multiple items were missing.

The victim advised that two Dewalt drills, valued at $100 each; a Dewalt impact wrench, valued at $200; a Dewalt band saw, valued at $230; a floor jack, valued at $100; and a jump box battery charger, valued at $330; were all missing from his truck for a total theft of $1,060.

Police are in the process of attempting to review security video that may have captured the incident.

This incident is still under investigation.

  • Monday night, about 8:07 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Juniper Street in reference to a burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who explained that he came home from work and noticed some things were missing. The victim stated he left for work around 6:30 a.m. and returned home around 7 p.m.

The victim advised that the first thing he noticed was a speaker that was knocked over. He then checked around the area where the speaker fell and noticed that a cell phone that he uses to play music was missing.

A Playstation 4 gaming console, an LG brand Laptop, a necklace, and an Invicta watch were also reported missing from the residence.

Police were unable to find any signs of forced entry. The victim stated he always locks his doors, but did not remember if he locked the top lock. He stated that he may have only locked the bottom lock which he stated made it easy to open the door.

This incident is still under investigation.

  • Monday morning, about 9:35 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to TRP of LaGrange on West Lukken Industrial Drive in reference to reports of fraud.

Officers arrived and spoke with an employee, who explained that TRP is owned by Peterbilt of Atlanta and that they sell truck parts and engines.

He stated that on Dec. 29 2020 and again on Jan. 7, 2021, a customer used a VISA credit card account to make two purchases. The purchases were approved through their offices in Atlanta for $22,415.00 and $23,836.75.

The complainant stated the company received payment for the full amount, but the charge has since been disputed by CHASE Bank and that the money has been withdrawn from their account while the dispute is in progress.

The complainant stated he was told to file a local police report to help resolve the dispute.

A Hispanic male wearing a mask and driving a white Ford pickup truck reportedly came to the LaGrange location to pick up the engines. The company was able to get the tag number on the pickup truck, which was issued through Florida.

This incident is still under investigation.

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