The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty
• Sunday evening, about 7:03 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to an Entering Auto.
Officers spoke to the complainant, who stated his grey Mercury Grand Marquis had been broken into and his two firearms had been stolen.
The victim stated he had been at his cousin’s residence on Borton Street on Friday evening, around 7 p.m., where he last recalled seeing the two guns, a Millennium .45 caliber and a Remington RP9 firearm.
The Millennium had been in passenger seat back pocket and the Remington RP9 was between the front seat and arm rests. The guns were valued at $170 and $360, respectively.
The victim indicated on Saturday morning, around 8 a.m. he discovered the door to his vehicle was left ajar. There was no damage to his vehicle and nothing else of value appeared to have been taken. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the theft.
Officers canvassed the area for potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything unusual. No other vehicles were reported broken into in the area, nor were there any security cameras in the area.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Sunday afternoon, about 3:04 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Food Depot on Hogansville Road in reference to an employee theft.
Officers arrived and made contact with the store manager, who indicated that the suspect was a 16-year-old juvenile.
The manager explained that he recently counted the safe and it was short $500. The safe had been counted the previous night by a supervisor.
Using video from the surveillance system, the manager was able to determine who took the money. The video showed the juvenile employee in the office while the night supervisor was counting a cash register drawer. The supervisor was seen sitting with her back toward the open safe where juvenile was standing.
The video then showed the juvenile reach into the safe and remove items and shove them in the front of his pants. The juvenile then left the office and adjusted the items and his shirt before continuing down the stairs to exit.
Officer spoke with the supervisor, who she said that she counted the safe just prior to counting juvenile’s cash drawer and prior to him being in the office. She documented that there were two stacks of five dollar bills ($250) for a total of $500 which were missing.
The manager advised that juvenile was working at the time and the store wanted to prosecute the theft.
Police then located juvenile bagging groceries at the front registers and placed him under arrest for Theft by Taking.
The juvenile was transported to the LaGrange Police Department and later released to his mother.
Police say that the juvenile never admitted to taking the money despite the video footage, but did state that he could “get the money back” on implying that he had it at one point.