Woman allegedly scammed via phone

Published 8:57 pm Monday, August 7, 2017

Public Safety

An alleged telephone scam resulted in a woman losing $199 at the Tiny Treasure Learning Center approximately a month ago.

The woman said she was contacted by telephone in reference to a virus on her computer at Tiny Treasures Learning Center. She paid $199 via a company credit card to rectify the computer virus. She now knows that she was scammed and needed a report. She called the number back on Friday and the individual who answered the phone stated they needed a PayPal account to process a refund. She did not give any additional information. A Google search of the phone number revealed many scam complaints.

Drugs allegedly found in empty trailer

A man allegedly found drugs inside a tractor trailer he owns at the Pilot Truck Stop on Whitesville Road on Sunday.

The man said that he had been attempting to get in contact with the driver of the vehicle in reference to his whereabouts but had not been able to do so. The man said that he was able to locate the vehicle using a GPS tracker that he had installed in the vehicle.

Once the man located the truck, he unlocked the doors and entered the cabin. Once inside the cabin, he found a brown cigar filled with a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana lying in plain sight inside the white 2007 Freightliner.

Police collected the cigar and placed it into property and evidence to be destroyed.

Police respond to alleged burglary

An alleged burglary occurred at the 100 block of Foch Street on Saturday between 4:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m.

The victim said that when he left the residence his front door was locked, but he left the rear window up from when he was cleaning the residence at an earlier time and forgot to close it. He said that he noticed once he got home that the screen on the rear window was taken off and the front door was open.

Items missing included a 32-inch flat screen Element TV valued at $100, a white Nautica hat valued at $40, a blue New York Yankees hat valued at $40, a red Atlanta “A” hat valued at $40, a pair of white Nike shoes valued at $120, eight bottles of miscellaneous cologne valued at $60 each, Lopressor medication valued at $17, Norvasc medication valued at $20 and Clonidine medication valued at $27.

Upon further evaluation of the scene, however, police found medications along with the bottles of cologne on top of the dresser in the bedroom. The television was on a stand inside the living room and on top of another television. The hats were located on the top of the couch in the living room.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases.  Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.