Officer hurt assisting in high speed chase

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2016

A LaGrange Police officer was hurt while attempting to stop a car involved in a high speed chase on New Franklin Road about 11:15 p.m. on Thursday.

The pursuit also involved the Georgia State Patrol and law enforcement officers in Heard County, a report stated. The two agencies requested LPD’s help to stop the run away driver, according to the report.

LaGrange Police officers set up along New Franklin road in various locations and prepared to employ stop sticks to end the pursuit before it could enter the city, a report said.

One LPD officer was injured when a cord on the stop strips became entangled on his vehicle and ripped through his hands, the report stated.

The officer suffered a cut on his right hand. He was treated at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and released, according to the report.

Attempted armed robbery

Three people claimed two unknown men attempted to rob them at gunpoint in the 100 block of Belk Street just after 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The victims told LaGrange Police one of them exchange gunfire with the alleged suspects, according to LPD Sgt. Robert Kirby.

No items were stolen and no one was hurt during the alleged robbery, Kirby added.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Possible exploitation of disabled person

A woman told LaGrange Police officers she believed her grandmother has been stealing money from her mother’s disability checks.

The woman stated she learned her grandmother withheld more than $30,000 from her mother over the past two years, according to the police report.

The woman explained to police her mother had a stroke and suffers from memory loss, the report said.

According to the daughter, she often finds her mother without groceries or resources. The woman also told LPD officers her grandmother recently purchased a new SUV, the report stated.

Police are investigating.

Tires, rims stolen off car

A LaGrange Police officer discovered a 2015 Nissan Altima missing all four tires and rims in a parking lot across from the Nissan of LaGrange dealership at 224 Commerce Avenue about 4 a.m. on Friday.

The vehicle was sitting on two cinder blocks that were placed in the center of the vehicle, the report stated.

The officer said the blocks also caused body damage to the vehicle to the car as well.

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

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