Thieves steal roofing supplies

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A good Samaritan called police just after 9 p.m. on Sunday after witnessing a white truck and trailer aggressively pull out of the driveway at the B & D Roofing Company near Lukken Industrial Boulevard and Hamilton Road that almost struck him head on.

The victim told officers the trailer being pulled did not have any lights on and the chain that attaches to the bumper was not secured. The chain was creating sparks as it was being pulled down the roadway, according to the police report.

The driver followed the truck to a residence in the 3000 block of Hamilton Road, which LaGrange police and Troup County sheriff’s deputies checked.

No one was in the truck, officers said. But it appeared the vehicle had overheated and there was damage to the back of the truck and the trailer.

Police found four rolls of roofing material in the trailer valued at $3,000.

Officers are still investigating the incident.

Vending machines vandalized

• A manager at Fryer’s Tire Center at 808 New Franklin Road called LaGrange police about 7:50 a.m. on Monday after discovering someone damaged their vending machine.

The vandal pried open the machine and removed the change dispenser, the manager stated.

It was unknown how much money was inside the vending machine.

The damage was estimated at about $300.

• An employee at the McClusky Tennis Complex at 295 Hunnicutt Place called police about 7 a.m. on Sunday after noticing the vending machine there was damaged.

The man said machine was broken into and about $50 in coins was stolen from it, the police report stated.

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

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