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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 03-26-2021

  • Monday afternoon, about 4:43 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of South Paige Street in reference to damage to property and burglary.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who explained that he is not the owner, but has power of attorney over the residence.

The complainant stated that he recently had security cameras installed at the residence due to recent burglaries and items being stolen off of the premises.

The complainant advised that he left the residence around 5 p.m. on Mar. 19, at which point he knew the cameras were all operational. He later checked the camera footage on Sunday and noticed that two of the cameras were offline and not showing a video feed.

Upon checking the residence the next day, the complainant found that the wiring for two of the cameras had been cut or damaged.

While police were investigating the incident, the complainant notified them that someone had entered the residence over the weekend and stole a black Asus laptop computer, valued at $500. The laptop was last seen sitting on a couch and plugged in with a charging cord around 5 p.m. on Friday.

The complainant noted that the cameras being cut should prove that whoever cut the cameras  entered the residence without permission.

The complainant suspected that the last known resident of the property, who had been evicted approximately three weeks ago, had kept one of the house keys to the residence and entered the residence without force.

The complainant advised that the subject has been caught stealing from the premises on more than one occasion by him as well as the residence owner.

Police did not witness any signs of forced entry into the residence, such as tool marks on or around the door.

This incident is still under investigation.

  • Monday night, about 9:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to West Point Road in reference to a theft.

Police arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated that someone had been fraudulently using her debit cards.

The victim explained that she had recently thrown her son out of her residence earlier today and now she believes he has been accessing her debit card accounts, but could not say for sure that it was him.

The victim stated that someone had attempted to use an account that currently has no money, but she received a notification from the bank regarding the attempted use.

Police later made contact with the son and questioned him if he had been accessing his mother’s accounts. The subject stated that he had not taken anything from his mother or her accounts, and the  only cards he had were a Green Dot card and a NetSpend cash app card in his name that his mother helped set-up for his tax returns.

The subject showed police two cards both in his name, along with the contents of his wallet. The son  had one card with his mother’s name on it, which he claimed his mother he gave him, but it had no funds on it, so he gave it to police to return to his mother.

Police say they didn’t find any evidence that would indicate he had been accessing his mother’s accounts and he was fully cooperative with the investigation.

This incident is still under investigation.

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