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Police stop truck after hearing shots

Public Safety Reports

Staff report

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Someone may have fired shots near a police cruiser Tuesday evening on Wright Street.

Two officers patrolling the area said they were behind a white truck when they heard what sounded like three gunshots come from the vehicle. They pulled the truck over, removed the four occupants and searched the vehicle, but found no weapon.

Another officer verified no one in the area was hurt and the bystanders believed the shots had been fired into the air. A second, unidentified vehicle was also in the area at the same time, according to the report.

Officers were unable to find any bullet casings or a weapon. The truck’s occupants were released.

Police were investigating the incident as reckless conduct.

Scams

• A LaGrange woman reported that between April 12 and 13 she sent $9,426 to scammers who claimed to be with the IRS. The scammers told the victim she and her husband owed the money and needed to send it by purchasing iTunes cards, which she did. Tuesday she received another call saying the couple owed another $9,000 or they would be arrested Wednesday. She came to the police department because she didn’t have the money, where officers informed her of the scam. Police were investigating.

• A LaGrange man said someone fraudulently accessed his bank account and used it to pay two cell phone bills for $228.91 and $119.54.

Damage

A resident of an apartment in the first block of Habersham Drive reported Tuesday someone caused more than $500 damage to her 2010 Hyundai Sonata overnight by scratching the paint.

Thefts

• Two men face shoplifting charges after allegedly taking several steaks valued at a total $130.17 from Walmart Marketplace on Lafayette Parkway. According to the police report, the men fled as an employee chased them, and an officer later found them with the stolen steaks. One suspect, identified as Ronald Lamar Thomas, 37, whose address was unavailable, faces a felony charge due to prior convictions.

• Security cameras at Walmart on New Franklin Road show a man steal a Samsung Galaxy 7 smartphone a customer accidentally left at a self-checkout counter Tuesday afternoon. Police were attempting to identify a suspect from the video.

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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