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Employee at LaGrange business stops apparent car burglar

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

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An employee at Williams Automotive saw a burglar in the act of breaking into a car late Tuesday night on the businesses property in the 1200 block of Hogansville Road.

The employee told police he walked outside to smoke around 10:45 p.m. when he noticed a male looking inside his Ford F-250. The burglar then took off on foot and ran behind the PCA Liquor store and down Sanford Avenue.

A LaGrange Police Department officer reviewed security footage and saw the unknown suspect walk up to the truck, open the door and rummage around inside the vehicle.

The owner of the business showed up a short time later and checked all the vehicles on the lot. He told the officer he found two more, a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo and a 1999 Buick LeSabre, that appeared to have been tampered with as well.

According to the report, it appeared someone rummaged through the trunk and the glove box on the Chevrolet and the glove box on the Buick.

Police were investigating.

Man allegedly hits, bites girlfriend

A woman claimed she was punched in the face, stepped on and bit on the left breast by her live-in boyfriend at their home in the 100 block of McGee Street.

The victim called LPD around 2:30 Tuesday morning to report her boyfriend had also stolen some clothing and a key.

She told the officer she and her boyfriend got into an argument earlier in the night and he pushed her through a screen and glass door from the outside into the living room. She said that is when he punched, stepped on and bit her.

According to the report, the boyfriend then left the residence and them returned two more times. The last time, the girlfriend said he packed some of his belongings, including some clothing items she purchased for him to wear, and took a key to the residence.

Police were investigating.

Thefts

• A woman reported Tuesday evening her daughter’s pink and purple Mongoose bicycle was stolen from the back porch of their home in the 400 block of Ridley Avenue. The complainant told police the bike, valued at $100, was there the previous night. She described it as having pegs on the front and back wheels and a “Don’t drool on my bike” sticker on the side.

• A man at the Farmer’s Market on Greenville Street told LPD officers someone stole 15 wood pallets late Monday night. He valued the pallets around $70.

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.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.