Report: Driver hits car, flees scene

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

LaGrange police are looking for a driver who at appeared to be a good Samaritan, but then left an accident she allegedly caused on Mooty Bridge Road near Walmart about 11:45 a.m. Monday.

Officers said when they arrived, a woman driving a 2006 Ford Explorer told them as she was turning left from Mooty Bridge Road onto to the road beside Walmart, a dark to medium-blue older model pickup truck, tried to turn left from onto Mooty Bridge Road.

Instead, the driver of the pickup hit the back end of the SUV, causing moderate damage, according to the report.

The driver of the SUV told officers the driver of the truck got out and asked her if she was alright, then got back in her truck and left.

According to the victim, the truck was last seen heading south down Mooty Bridge Road.

Police are investigating.

Ankle monitoring bracelet found

A woman taking care of her rental property at the intersection of Reeves and Mulberry streets made a strange discovery while mowing her grass Monday morning.

The woman located a GPS ankle monitoring tracking device, according to the police report.

Police believed it belonged to the Felony Probation or Parole departments.

Parole contacted LPD and said the device was not their unit.

According to the report, the monitor had been cut and was still covered with sweat marks on the interior of the band.

Police do not believe it had been lying in the grass for very long.

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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