LPD calls for back up during fight
A LaGrange Police officer had to call for back up Tuesday evening after arriving at a fight surrounded by a large crowd at the corner of Ware and Union streets.
Once other officers arrived, police were able to separate the crowd and hone in on two juvenile females who were fighting when the altercation had occurred, according to police reports.
The fight, which was initially defused but flared up again when friends of both sides arrived, sent both girls to West Georgia Medical Center.
One of the girls said she left the first fight, but returned shortly after receiving a phone call and was struck by the second girl, causing a renewed altercation. One girl broke free and grabbed a nearby shovel and swung it at the second girl. A third party grabbed the shovel from the first girl, who then threw a brick at the second girl.
Ambulances arrived shortly after and transported the two to the hospital, where police charged them both — charges that will arrive by mail. Both juveniles were released to their mothers and sent home.
Police: Counterfeit bill passed in pizza delivery
A Wright Street man allegedly passed off a counterfeit bill during a pizza delivery on Wright Street on Tuesday.
The bill, a $50 denomination, was used to pay a pizza delivery employee who didn’t notice it lacked a serial number and had “play money” written on the front and back, according to police reports. The deliverer even made change for the man, giving him a $5 bill and five $1 bills back.
Police returned to Wright Street with the delivery man but were unable to find any evidence and could not arrest the resident.
The counterfeit “play money” was placed in the LPD evidence locker and police are investigating.
Home burglarized over holiday weekend
A Colonial Street woman told police Tuesday that her house was burglarized while she was on vacation over the holiday weekend.
The woman, who returned home to find her home ransacked and in disarray, told police she was missing more than $1,000 worth of jewelry and about $600 worth of electronics, according to police reports.
Officers said in their report that it appeared the burglars tried to enter through a back door, from which they’d broken a window pane, but were unable to gain entry. Instead, they pried open a window and shimmied in.
Police photographed the residence and dusted for latent finger prints.
The incident is under investigation.