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• Monday morning around 10:21 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 600 block of Greenville Street in reference to an entering auto. Ovcers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who advised that someone had broken into her blue Dodge Journey overnight. The victim explained that she found items scattered all over her car. Her center console and glove box had been opened and her purse was stolen. The purse reportedly contained the victim’s debit card, and other identification documents. The victim stated she had last seen her vehicle around 3 p.m. when she returned home and locked it before going inside her residence. The victim’s debit card was later determined to have been fraudulently used at the Krystal on Commerce Avenue for $9 and at the 76 gas station on New Franklin Road for $45.60. Using security video, police were able to identify the suspect as Vivian Parham who has a history of Entering Auto Theft charges. This incident is still under investigation. • Tuesday night, about 8:14 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the area of Smith Street and Ridley Avenue in reference to an accident with injuries and entrapment. Ovcers arrived and ob served a beige 2003 Chevy Impala ou the roadway onto the sidewalk facing toward Franklin Street in front of a utility pole. Police were advised that the other vehicle involved had fled the scene. Ovcers attempted to assist the driver of the Impala out of her vehicle, but none of the doors would unlock or open. The LaGrange Fire Department later arrived and they were able to extricate the driver. Witnesses stated that a blue late 90’s model Cavalier had been travelling the wrong way on the one-way section of Smith Street between Church Street and Ridley Street and collided into the Impala. The witness advised that the driver of the blue car never stopped and fled onto Morgan Street. Fluids and debris from the point of impact appeared to confirm that the suspect ve hicle left on Morgan Street and toward Fleming Street. The victim’s vehicle suffered disabling damage and she confirmed that the other vehicle was coming from the wrong way when it hit her. She said it was going so fast, she did not get an accurate description. The victim was transported to the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for injuries sustained during the incident. While police were investigat- ing the crash, ovcers were informed that a dark-colored Kia Rio with the airbags deployed had been abandoned near the LaGrange Fire Administration Building on Hill Street. A male wearing only a pair of shorts was seen running from the vehicle. Police later made contact with a suspect, identified as Zachary Oliver Jones, who matched the description of the subject seen fleeing the scene. Jones admitted to have been drinking, but denied driving the vehicle. Jones was unable to tell police who had been driving his vehicle, saying numerous friends had taken turns driving it. Jones disputed driving the vehicle despite multiple witness statements of a male fitting his description abandoning the vehicle on Hill Street. Police were later able to review video that showed Jones’ vehicle being driven by a single occupant just before the crash. Despite this information, Jones continued to deny driving the vehicle. As a result of the investigation, Jones, age 32, was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influ ence of Alcohol – Less Safe, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Wrong way on One-way Street, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Public Drunkenness.

• Monday morning around 10:21 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 600 block of Greenville Street in reference to an entering auto.

Ovcers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who advised that someone had broken into her blue Dodge Journey overnight.

The victim explained that she found items scattered all over her car. Her center console and glove box had been opened and her purse was stolen. The purse reportedly contained the victim’s debit card, and other identification documents.

The victim stated she had last seen her vehicle around 3 p.m. when she returned home and locked it before going inside her residence.

The victim’s debit card was later determined to have been fraudulently used at the Krystal on Commerce Avenue for $9 and at the 76 gas station on New Franklin Road for $45.60.

Using security video, police were able to identify the suspect as Vivian Parham who has a history of Entering Auto Theft charges.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday night, about 8:14 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the area of Smith Street and Ridley Avenue in reference to an accident with injuries and entrapment.

Ovcers arrived and ob served a beige 2003 Chevy Impala ou the roadway onto the sidewalk facing toward Franklin Street in front of a utility pole.

Police were advised that the other vehicle involved had fled the scene.

Ovcers attempted to assist the driver of the Impala out of her vehicle, but none of the doors would unlock or open. The LaGrange Fire Department later arrived and they were able to extricate the driver.

Witnesses stated that a blue late 90’s model Cavalier had been travelling the wrong way on the one-way section of Smith Street between Church Street and Ridley Street and collided into the Impala. The witness advised that the driver of the blue car never stopped and fled onto Morgan Street.

Fluids and debris from the point of impact appeared to confirm that the suspect ve hicle left on Morgan Street and toward Fleming Street.

The victim’s vehicle suffered disabling damage and she confirmed that the other vehicle was coming from the wrong way when it hit her.

She said it was going so fast, she did not get an accurate description.

The victim was transported to the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for injuries sustained during the incident.

While police were investigat- ing the crash, ovcers were informed that a dark-colored Kia Rio with the airbags deployed had been abandoned near the LaGrange Fire Administration Building on Hill Street. A male wearing only a pair of shorts was seen running from the vehicle.

Police later made contact with a suspect, identified as

Zachary Oliver Jones, who matched the description of the subject seen fleeing the scene.

Jones admitted to have been drinking, but denied driving the vehicle. Jones was unable to tell police who had been driving his vehicle, saying numerous friends had taken turns driving it. Jones disputed driving the vehicle despite multiple witness statements of a male fitting his description abandoning the vehicle on Hill Street.

Police were later able to review video that showed Jones’ vehicle being driven by a single occupant just before the crash. Despite this information, Jones continued to deny driving the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Jones, age 32, was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influ ence of Alcohol – Less Safe, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Wrong way on One-way Street, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Public Drunkenness.

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