The victim of a burglary Monday confronted the alleged burglar, who dropped his loot.
A woman arrived at her home in the 1400 block of Park Avenue shortly after 8 p.m., according to a police report, and discovered that an HP desktop computer valued at $1,000 had been stolen. She mentioned it to her teenage daughter, who arrived home minutes after the mother, and the daughter left the house walking.
As she was walking, the daughter observed a black male who was riding a bicycle with white-wall tires and carrying a box. She noticed that the box contained what appeared to be her computer and she asked him what he was carrying, and he told her nothing.
“That is my computer, you might as well stay here, the police are on their way,” she told the bike-riding burglar, according to a report. The male then dropped the box and fled, and the victim took the box home.
When an officer arrived to investigate, he was led to the box that the victim had placed under a bed. He also discovered a loaded .22 caliber long rifle North American Arms apparently left by the burglary suspect, which he said was reported stolen from a residence in the 500 block of Lincoln Street.
The officer spoke with a neighbor, who told him that she had observed the male earlier that day walking his bicycle in the area of Swanson Street and looking into peoples’ homes. The neighbor said she called 911, but was unaware of the outcome.
Anyone observing suspicious behavior or with information about the suspect or any crime was asked to call 911, the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to TEXT-A-TIP at 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips may also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org or www.facebook.com/lagrange.police.
•A man in the 3000 block of Highway 18 in West Point said that someone stole a his three-way trailer hitch valued at $100 that was attached to the back of his pickup truck.
•A man in the 1400 block of Bass Crossroads said that someone stole a battery from a truck that was parked near his barn. The value of the battery is unknown.
•An occupant of a residence in the 900 block of Callaway Avenue was awakened by the glass breaking on their back door window and the back screen door slamming, where she thought she saw someone standing outside the door. The damage to the door is less than $500.
•A man in the 300 block of Waugh Road said that an unknown person caused over $500 in damage to his 1998 Chevrolet Silverado.