Vandals strike twice at Callaway Stadium in LaGrange

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

For the second day in a row, LaGrange police responded to Callaway Stadium at 801 Dallis St. for a report of vandals damaging a concession stand.

When an officer arrived about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the maintenance director told him someone had destroyed a rolling steel door by trying to pry it open with a broom handle.

According to the police report, the officer observed the doors propped open with a stick, indicating someone may have planned to come back.

The maintenance director told the officer the door will not lock because it had been forced open. He said it did not appear that the vandals took anything

Monday afternoon, LaGrange police also responded to the stadium after it was reported someone had damaged the home- and visitor-side concession stands by beating in the door knobs, prying open the roll down windows and breaking a decorative window.

The total cost for all the repairs was estimated at $3,350.

Student detained by police

LaGrange police were called to the Burwell School on Fort Drive about 1:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a student who tried to harm one of the teachers.

According to LaGrange police Sgt. William Nelson, the juvenile had some type of outburst and went toward the teacher with a pair of safety scissors.

LaGrange officers arrived to detain the student and then took him into custody.

Nelson said no one was hurt in the incident.

The juvenile was taken for a mental health evaluation and charged with simple assault, according to Nelson.

Thief smashes car window, takes purse

A woman at Whispering Pines Apartments, 1515 Hogansville Road, told LaGrange police Tuesday that someone smashed the passenger side window of her 2012 Dodge Avenger and stole her purse. The victim said she remembered locking the car the night before.

The estimated value of the purse was $100.

Truck damaged by rock

A man leaving for work early Monday morning called LaGrange police after noticing someone broke the front windshield and driver’s side window on his 2014 Nissan Frontier pick up truck.

The owner told police he parked in his driveway in the 100 block of McGee Street about 7 p.m. Sunday. When he walked out of his home about 6:30 a.m. Monday, he saw a rock lying near the back door of the residence and the damage to his vehicle.

According to the officer, while taking photos of the truck he also found another rock inside the cab.

The owner estimated the repairs would be close to $500.

Tree falls on house

LaGrange police were called about 7:45 p.m. Monday to inspect a large tree that had uprooted and was laying across the roof a home in the 400 block of Alford Street.

The woman who rents the home told officers she was inside when the tree fell, but uninjured.

According to the police report, the tree fell through the ceiling of a front bedroom and tore a meter box away from an exterior wall.

LaGrange Utilities cut power to the residence, stated officers.

The woman who was living there said she was going to go stay with family until the mess was cleaned up.

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 with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311.