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Children steal bikes, toys from apartment

Public Safety Reports

Staff report

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About five to 10 children estimated to be about 8 years old entered an apartment at Tall Pines Apartments, 150 Turner St., and took four bikes and a box of toys on Saturday, a witness told police.

The resident, who was moving between apartments, said someone informed him of the burglary. He searched for the stolen items, locating them in another area of the complex, but the seat to one bicycle and tires to another were missing.

Police were investigating.

Other burglaries reported since Friday include:

• A resident of the 200 block of North Pointe Drive reported Friday that a burglar broke into his home by shattering a glass door and stole five Louis Vuitton women’s purses valued at a total $10,000, one Louis Vuitton men’s belt valued at $500 and one Montblanc Meisterstuck Pen valued at $500. The resident had been out of town since May 22.

• A resident of the 100 block of Churchill Drive reported Friday a burglar broke in through a window and stole an undetermined amount of jewelry, including a gold wedding band.

• A burglar entered an apartment in the 300 block of Harwell Avenue through a window while the resident slept Saturday and stole a 65-inch RCA TV valued at $1,800, the resident told police.

• Burglars entered a concession stand at the LaGrange High School baseball field by breaking a door knob, causing about $100 damage, and stealing about $60 in food, staff reported Saturday.

Man allegedly strangles, hits daughter

A man was charged with battery under the Family Violence Act after he allegedly strangled and hit his daughter during a dispute in an alleged attempt to discipline her Friday. The reporting officer said the daughter’s injuries appeared minor and she didn’t request medical attention.

Vandal damages drink machine, camera

A man damaged a surveillance camera and a soft drink machine in front of Speedy Serve, 201 Whitesville St., on Friday. Surveilance footage shows a masked man come up to one of the cameras about 2 a.m. and strike the camera with what appeared to be a tire iron, according to an officer’s report. Damage was estimated at more than $500.

Fraud

A resident reported on Friday someone stole her debit card number and used it three times, charging a total $112.99 over two days through Western Union.

A woman reported on Friday a thief took her bank card and charged $174.53 in undetermined transactions.

Thefts

The owner of Linders Auto Sales at 1011 Hogansville Road reported on Friday a man drove a car from the lot and did not return.

A thief took a Apple iPhone 6 and case valued at $600 from the locker room at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway, the owner reported Friday.

Someone entered a vehicle at an undetermined location and stole about $600 to $700 and several credit cards, the owner reported Friday. The thief had tried to make several transactions on the cards, which had been declined.

Saturday, a resident of SunRidge Apartments at 1235 Hogansville Road reported a thief took two purses valued at $100 each from her vehicle overnight. One of the vehicle’s doors is damaged and won’t lock, the owner told police.

A woman alleged her mother took a $200 pair of shoes while staying at her home. The woman said she called a store in Newnan that buys used apparel, which confirmed her mother tried to sell the shoes to the store.

A thief entered a car parked in the 400 block of Bailey’s Way overnight, the owner reported Saturday, and took a Garmin GPS valued at $100 along with a satchel containing paperwork. The reporting officer located the satchel in the street at Northwoods Drive near Bailey’s Way with some of the paperwork discarded into a storm drain.

Someone stole a red 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 200 block of Tuggle Street early Sunday. The owner said the vehicle did not lock and she left the keys inside so her son could use it.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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