LaGrange police help find missing Montgomery, Alabama man

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Public Safety Reports

Staff report

LaGrange police officers early this morning helped an Alabama man who was missing from home and reportedly suffers from dementia.

Officer Michael Barton reported that officers stopped the vehicle the elderly man was driving after a call to 911 from the company On Star, which had traced his vehicle to Dallis Street. He had been reported missing from Montgomery. All units responded to the area to locate the man about 4 a.m., Barton reported.

The officer states in his report that the man seemed very confused and disoriented, forgetting to put his vehicle in park before getting out. Sgt. Jeremy Butler called the man’s son and they agreed to take the father to West Georgia Medical Center, where staff assigned someone to look after him until the son arrived.

Barton states in the report that he also stayed with the man at the hospital for about an hour.

Man damages ATM, moons camera

A security officer with CharterBank reported to police that a man repeatedly kicked the bank’s ATM at 300 Church St., causing about $4,000 damage and causing it to be out of order Monday evening. The man also exposed his rear end to the ATM security camera before damaging the machine.


A thief took a Predator motor valued at $350 for pavement equipment that was being stored behind Piggly Wiggly at 1861 Roanoke Road, the owner reported Monday morning.

Fraud attempt

An employee of Mike Patton Ford, 1408 Lafayette Parkway, reported that the company received a phony transfer request from the CEO’s email address to send $39,500 to a bank account. It was denied after the CEO confirmed he didn’t send the request. Police were investigating.

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.

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