Tablet, three check cards taken from Habitat for Humanity

Published 7:50 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

By Gabrielle Jansen
The LaGrange Daily News

A Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 and three checking cards valued at $200 were stolen from Habitat for Humanity between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. In the report, the LaGrange Police Department noted that this could be an inside theft completed by an employee or community service worker. The officer and the store manager spoke with each worker and community service worker but everyone stated they knew nothing of the tablet or the cards that are missing.

All credit and checking cards for Habitat for Humanity were closed out, and they are going to be receiving new ones. AT&T was contacted to ask if the tablet was activated.

LaGrange College pavillion


The LaGrange Police Deparment is investigating trespassing that occurred at the LaGrange College pavilion Thursday afternoon. A sink was found overflowing with water spewing from the back of the sink, and broken glass from light bulbs scattered throughout the floor of the pavilion. The head of LaGrange College security stated the damage appeared to be less than $500. He told police this is the second time the pavilion has been damaged this summer.

Man arrested for marijuana possession

A man was arrested for marijuana possession on Tuesday afternoon. After pulling over the man for passing three vehicles in a no passing zone, officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana.

Officers asked the man if there was any marijuana in the car to and he told them there was in a black bookbag in the back seat.

While conducting a search, officers found a substance suspected to be marijuana inside a clear plastic container in the back seat in the black bookbag. Officers also found a chrome 38 special Smith and Wesson revolver with five live rounds underneath the seat on the driver’s side.

The man stated that the gun wasn’t his and he didn’t know who it belonged to. He also said the vehicle was his girlfriends.

The man was taken to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked on possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

Man arrested for allegedly trying to break into vehicle

A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to break into a vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Greenville Street.

An officer saw the man attempting to enter a 2003 black BWM by pulling on the handles and looking into the windows of the vehicle, according to the police report. The officer reported that the man said he was looking for $20 in the front seat of the car. A witness said he saw the man attempt to break into two other cars as well. The man was charged with three counts of criminal attempt entering auto since he did not actually steal anything but he made substantial efforts to try to steal cash.

Picnic table stolen from Brickhouse restaurant

Two men significantly damaged a wood picnic table outside The Brickhouse on Main Street on Tuesday evening. The suspects also stole a park bench.

The manager said one of the men posted a picture to Snapchat of the other one standing on the bench after they removed it from the Promenade area and placed it in the fountain.

A manager at Brickhouse said the value of the damaged picnic table is approximately $100. An officer located the bench sitting in the fountain at the Promenade.

The bench was not damaged and the officer was able to remove it from the fountain and place it back where it belonged.

Air conditioning unit stolen from home from on Cooley Road

An air conditioning unit valued at $4,000 was reported stolen from a home on 200 Cooley Road on Wednesday morning.

A home inspector was at the location and discovered that the unit was missing on Tuesday afternoon. The power wires and copper tubing had been cut and the unit was removed from beside the house. The homeowner was not sure of the make or model of the unit.

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.