LaGrange police have issued an arrest warrant for a driver who allegedly fled a traffic stop Tuesday morning.
According to a police report, the vehicle was pulled over in the 400 block of South Greenwood Street after failing to maintain lane. The driver told police he was attempting to avoid a metal plate in the road.
When police asked for the man’s drivers license, he allegedly put the car in drive and fled from the officer. Police did not pursue the vehicle and lost sight of it, according to police.
Police contacted Troup County 911 and radioed in a description of the vehicle, along with its direction of travel. Other officers responded to the area and attempted to located the vehicle with no success.
Other LPD officers were familiar with the suspect, and were eventually able to locate the vehicle at a residence on Jackson Street.
Attempts to contact its owner were unsuccessful. The case is open, pending arrest.
Police investigate cyber bullying
A concerned Troup Street mother contacted police Tuesday after her son received a threatening social media message.
The woman showed police a screen shot of a Facebook page in which a 15-year-old juvenile told the woman’s son he would “jump him.” The mother also said several teenagers came to her house last Saturday and tried to fight her son, according to police reports.
The son, a 14-year-old Troup High School student, told police the threats were the result of rumors circulating at school. Police advised the young man to steer clear of the bullies and contacted school resources officers.
The mother told police she’d keep her son at home until she feels it’s safe for him to return to school.
Boy falls through ceiling, breaks arm
A 12-year-old autistic boy made it into the attic of a Morgan Drive home Tuesday and ended up falling 20 feet through the ceiling’s sheet rock, resulting in a fractured arm.
The boy’s mother was at home during the incident and heard a crash in the home’s foyer and went to investigate.
She told police the boy must have entered the attic through a door her daughter may have forgotten to lock.
Police asked the boy how he hurt himself, and he told police he’d fallen. Officers also observed a large hole in the ceiling, consistent with the narrative provided by the family.
They boy was transported to a hospital for treatment.
Officers get earful, gift for chief in strange house call
LaGrange police officers may have gotten more than they bargained for during a house call Monday regarding a missing wedding ring.
When officers arrived at the complainant’s Park Hill Drive home, the woman briefly mentioned she was missing her wedding ring, and then went on to rant about former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn, the FBI and an alleged murder of her husband, according to police reports.
The woman told police that her husband had been murdered in hospice by “Nurse Julie,” by forcing him to drink water from a coffee mug. She also said her husband was the true inventor of the modern version of C-4, a high explosive, and she was being investigated by the FBI and ATF.
At the conclusion of the visit, the woman handed an officer a Georgia Lottery T-shirt and asked him to give it to the chief of police as a token of her appreciate for his service.
Thefts reported on Park Avenue, Jefferson Street
A Park Avenue man told police Tuesday that a gas-powered generator, valued at $300, and a $150 backpack leaf blower were stolen from his yard that morning.
The victim said he and his wife heard a loud noise outside their residence between the hours of 1 and 2 a.m., and he suspects that may have been when the theft occurred, according to police reports.
Police issued the man a case card and are investigating the theft.
In an unrelated burglary in the 700-block of Jefferson Street, multiple window-unit air conditioners were stolen, valued at $500.
The complainant told police he was moving out of the property when he returned to find the air conditioners missing. He also told police the windows and doors were left unsecured.
Police photographed the residence, attempted to collect finger prints and issued the man a pamphlet on victims’ rights.