Utility trailer stolen from parking lot

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti



A man called LaGrange police after returning to the parking lot of the Happy China restaurant at 1525 Vernon Road and discovering someone had taken off with his utility trailer.

The man told officers he parked the trailer in the lot on Feb. 28 about noon. When he returned about a day later, it was gone.

According to the report, the man claimed the trailer was locked with a hitch lock.

The owner stated inside the trailer were 12 sections of white marble columns valued at $1,600 and multiple brown stone caps valued at $600.

The cost of the trailer was estimated to be $700.

Thieves try to steal 2 vehicles

Two men were captured on tape breaking into a truck and attempting to steal it at a Chris’ Towing at 115 Peters St.

The owner of the truck called LaGrange police just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after he noticed damage to his vehicle and reviewed the security footage.

According to the report, the footage showed two white males approach the Dodge Ram truck about 3:30 a.m., slide open the rear window, unlock the doors and enter.

The officer said it appeared the males were trying to steal the truck because pieces of the dashboard were damaged and some wiring was cut, but they were unable to start the vehicle.

The report stated the two would-be thieves stay in the truck for more than 30 minutes then enter another vehicle that was impounded in the tow yard.

The men then are shown leave the area walking north on Peters Street.

Police said nothing was taken from either vehicle.

LPD is 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.

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