Shots fired in neighborhood

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

A homeowner in the 100 block of Nashua Drive called police after hearing multiple gunshots close to his backyard about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.

The owner told officers he went outside to investigate but did not see anyone or any vehicles leaving the area.

LaGrange officers checked the street behind the victim’s home and located seven bullet casings.

Officers collected the items and placed them into evidence.


The owner of the Northside Package store at 420 New Franklin Road told police when he arrived to work on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. his front door had been tampered with and the alarm was going off inside the business.

LaGrange police cleared the building.

The owner said he was unsure what was taken from the store.


• A woman reported about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday someone stole the air-conditioning unit from outside her home in the 1300 block of Forrest Avenue. The victim told police she left her house about 2:15 p.m. and when she returned shortly before 4 p.m., the equipment was gone.

• A Troup County High School student said she believes another student stole her iPhone 6 while she was at soccer practice Tuesday.

The student told officers she laid her cell phone down among many items along a bleacher. According to the report, during practice she noticed the other student near where she and the other players put their stuff down.

The estimated value of the phone was $700.

Homeowner finds clothes, drug paraphernalia

A woman returning home from work about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday called police after finding clothing piled around the back door of her residence in the 400 block of College Avenue.

The homeowner told officers she discovered two tan high heels, two white socks and a black hoodie sweater, but the rear door was still locked.

Police searched the home and said they found no one inside and no signs of tampering.

Officers stated they found a glass pipe in the right pocket of the hoodie, which they believe was used for smoking illegal drugs.

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 may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.