Supplies stolen from business — again

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 11, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

LaGrange police responded to Kitchen and Bath by Design at 1379 Lafayette Parkway about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after the second theft from the business in less than a month.

One of the owners told police a former business vendor stole more than $2,075 worth of business supplies and retail showroom products on Jan. 22.

He explained that police were called that date to standby while the vendor and a group of his hired helpers loaded up some property belonging to him and his brother.

But the owner stated when he and his business partner returned, the property belonging to Kitchen and Bath by Design was missing from the store.

According to the owner, they spoke to the vendor who claimed he would give back the missing items, but it still had yet to be returned.

On Monday, the same person was also accused of stealing industrial scaffolding from the business worth $250.

Police are investigating.

Stolen motorcycle

A man told police someone came through a back door at his home in the 500 block of Alford Street sometime Tuesday morning and stole his motorcycle.

The victim told police he left the house about 8:30 a.m. and returned just after 1 p.m. That is when he noticed the 2006 Honda 250 motorcycle gone.

He told police it was parked in the back of the home near the washing machine.

According to the victim, the motorcycle was worth about $3,500.

The man said someone also stole a red and white motorcycle suit valued at $100 dollars and a Toshiba laptop, valued at $1,000 dollars.

Police issued a lookout for the stolen motorcycle.


A man claims someone stole his new radio and amplifier as he was moving from one apartment to another over a span of two days.

The victim said he solicited the help of a friend on Monday to help him move some items from his previous residence at 118 Wynnwood Drive to his new residence.

The man said they finished their work for the day and locked the apartment on Wynnwood Drive. But at 2:30 p.m. the victim told police he gave his friend a key to the locked apartment so he could retrieve a hand truck.

According to the victim, when he returned to the locked apartment the next day, he noticed his new vehicle radio vehicle amplifier, worth $300, were missing from the interior entrance area.

The only other person who would have had access to the locked apartment was the friend or his daughter, the victim stated.

Police are looking into the matter.

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.