Police find gun on intoxicated man
An apparently intoxicated man was taken to the hospital and police recovered an unregistered firearm from his pocket Sunday morning at a fast food restaurant in the 100 block of Commerce Avenue.
Police arrived at Krystal about 6 a.m., where the man was lying on the floor and was unresponsive, according to police reports. A 911 dispatcher told the officer the man had a gun in his pocket, which police took into possession. Emergency medical responders also arrived at the restaurant and we able to have the man sit up and communicate.
The officer wrote in his report that he “could smell a strong odor or alcohol” on the man’s breath. He was taken to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for medical attention.
Police ran the man’s criminal history and found he has a pending firearm charge dating to May. The man was not arrested “due to the need for medical attention,” the officer wrote. The case is under investigation.
Woman calls police after boyfriend crawls through window
A woman called police Saturday after she had an argument with her boyfriend at Tall Pines Apartments, 150 Turner St.
The woman told police she told her live-in boyfriend to leave the apartment and began gathering his things before locking him out. The man apparently pried a screen off a window and re-entered the apartment through the window. The woman told police she believed her boyfriend stole her purse, which contained $90 in cash. The man told the woman he took the purse to recover money he’d given her for bills incurred while living at the home.
Police told the woman that by allowing the man to live in the apartment and accepting the money, he was in effect a “tenant-at-will,” and no charges were filed.
Contractor calls police after argument
A carpentry contractor called police Friday afternoon to report another contractor had failed to complete satisfactory work and then became irate when confronted.
The complainant told police he’d hired the man to complete dry wall work in a church on Lafayette Parkway following a termite extermination. The complainant said the contractor began calling him and the church, insisting payment. When the complainant went to the church to inspect the work, he allegedly found damaged molding attached to the wall, drywall that was not flush with the wall and paint on the carpet.
The complainant told the man the work was unsatisfactory, at which point the man began using profanity toward the complainant and ripped the drywall from the wall, breaking it into pieces.
The complainant did not pay the man, and called police to have the incident documented. No charges were filed.
Teen who allegedly fled later apprehended
A teen who fled LaGrange Police Department headquarters on Haralson Street while being questioned about a burglary was apprehended later on Saturday in the 200 block of Whitesville Road.
The teen was being questioned about a burglary on East Crovat Street when he allegedly took off running from the police department’s lobby. An officer spotted the 15 year old later and apprehended him.
The boy was returned to the police department’s headquarters and secured in a room for questioning. The boy’s mother was also contacted.
Forged check reported
A South Carolina woman called LaGrange police on Friday after someone apparently tried to cash a check forged under her account and name.
The woman told police a bank in the 200 block of Main Street called her and asked if she wanted a $1,600 check to be honored, according to a police report. The woman did not recognize the name on the check, and told the teller the check was not her.
The teller did not call 911, but did keep the attempted check casher’s identification, along with the check. The South Carolina woman told police she would call the bank and tell them to allow officers to pick up the check at the bank for further investigation.
• A 49-year-old fast food employee was charged Saturday with stealing more than $40 from a charity jar.
• Xavier D. Warrior, 20, of LaGrange, was charged Friday evening with cocaine possession.
• A 37-year-old man was arrested Friday evening on charges of driving under the influence. Police stopped the man after he ran off the road and hit some bushes with his car on North Davis Road near Shannon Drive.
• A woman told police her purse was stolen from Jones Street Park on Saturday. The purse contained about $200 in cash, debit and ID cards, and prescription drugs.
• Someone broke into a house in the 100 block of Cox Street on Friday and stole a flat-screen TV, a laptop, an inflatable mattress, a bag of frozen french fries, a box of frozen waffles and gallon of strawberry ice cream. Officers later located the french fry bag and waffles on Easy Street and ice cream container on Thomas Street.
• A flat-screen TV and surround sound system were stolen from a house in the 600 block of Hines Street on Friday.
• Someone entered an unlocked car Sunday in the parking lot of LaFayette Garden Inn, 1513 LaFayette Parkway, and stole a purse, credit and debit cards, identification cards, a DVD monitor and $100 cash.
• A thief took $173 from a cash register in the office of a fitness center in the 1500 block of Lafayette Parkway on Friday. The person who reported the crime said no forced entry was made and the person likely had a key to the office.
• A 9mm handgun was stolen out of a truck while the owner was at work Friday at Yasufuku USA Inc.
• A 9mm handgun was stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Brown Street on Friday.
• Someone stole a baseball cap valued at $25 from a residence in the 300 block of Brown Street on Saturday.
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