Western Heights Baptist Church shed broken into

Published 8:20 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Western Heights Baptist Church storage shed on West Point Road was burgled into between July 15 and Jul 20.

A man told police he was informed that the lock to the shed was missing July 20.  A lawn mower, valued at $250, a Husqvarna blower, valued at $200, and a Husqvarna weed eater, valued at $250 were missing, a total of $700. It’s uncertain exactly when the incident occurred.

Man says he was given counterfeit bill as change

A man said he was given a $10 counterfeit bill as change from the Dollar General on Commerce Avenue around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The man said he did not know it was counterfeit until he tried to buy food at Krystal’s on Commerce Avenue and the staff ripped his $10 and told him it was fake.

Window A/C unit stolen

A window air conditioning unit was stolen on the 1400 block of Forrest Avenue on Monday. The unit was estimated to be $300. Nothing else at the location had been disturbed and it was determined the house had not been entered.

Car damaged on Edgewood Avenue

A man’s car was extensively damaged on Edgewood Avenue between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Monday morning.

The man said he drove the night before to Atlanta and came back at 6 a.m. without any damage to the car. He said he left the car parked in the driveway with no damage. He said when he walked out of his house around 8 a.m., he noticed the headlights were broken on the car along with being keyed all the way around it, including the hood.

It also appeared something was sprayed on the wheels, which was damaging their finish. The damage was estimated to be over $500.

iPhone 7 stolen from car

A man’s iPhone 7 was stolen from his car in the LongHorn Steakhouse parking lot between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. The man said he was ordering food to go from Longhorn and decided to park his car in a parking space on the east side of the parking lot nearthe front of the building. He said he left the driver’s side door unlocked and left the vehicle running because he did not believe he would be inside long. The phone, valued at $900, was sitting in the seat of the car when he left it. The man said he went inside without it because the battery was dead and he was going to let it charge.

House broken into, bedrooms ransacked

A woman’s house was allegedly broken into on the 100 block of Cold Water Terrace in between 11 a.m. and 7:38 p.m. on Friday. According to the police report, when the woman came home from work, she noticed the house’s back door was slightly open and that two bedrooms were ransacked.

The only items taken were several pieces of jewelry from her and her husband’s bedroom.

Woman arrested for driving under influence

A woman was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after pulling into traffic and getting hit by another car on Lafayette Parkway and Patillo Road around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to police, the woman, 35, pulled from a private drive and attempted to make a left turn in front of coming vehicles.

A car made contact with the woman and no injuries were reported. The woman, who had two 15 year olds in the back of the car, who said she wanted to make a left turn onto Lafayette Parkway from the Chick-fil-A entrance, thought it was clear and began to make her left turn, but then saw a vehicle approaching and was struck by the vehicle.

The woman’s car had moderate damage to the rear driver’s side quarter panel. The other driver said he was traveling east on Lafayette Parkway in the inside straight lane and that a vehicle pulled from a side street and he was not able to avoid hitting the woman’s car. While investigating the accident, the officer said he observed the woman acting erratic and rigid.

After performing several sobriety tests, the officer asked her about her drug use and she said that she had used multiple drugs in the recent past, including methadone, marijuana and meth a few hours before the crash.

After searching her car, the officer found a small bag of what the woman said was left of the meth that she had eaten in the last couple of hours.

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.  Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.