$4,300 worth of property allegedly stolen from apartment

Published 8:53 pm Monday, August 14, 2017

Public Safety

A man’s apartment was allegedly broken into at the Whispering Pines Apartment complex between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The man told police he was away from his apartment for a few hours, and he returned to find his front door ajar. When he left, he had closed and locked the door. The items stolen included a designer red MCM backpack valued at $1,000, a Gucci belt valued at $350, a designer Polo shirt and zipper pants valued at $200, a white PlayStation 4 valued at $400, two necklaces valued at $1,100 and a designer watch valued at $750.

A loaded 9mm Springfield XD-9 was stolen as well, which was valued at $500. The man said he did not know the serial number.

The total value of items stolen came to $4,300.

Police said the bedroom was the only room appearing to be disturbed, with the closet and dresser ransacked. Clothes were tossed and drawers were left open.

Vehicular damage reported

A man’s vehicle was allegedly keyed at the Gay and Joseph parking lot between 9:45 a.m. and noon on Sunday.

The man told police that he parked his car there while he attended church that morning. When he came out to his 2015 black Kia Optima at noon, he discovered that someone had keyed the entire right-hand side of his vehicle and the left front quarter panel.

The damage was valued to be more than $500.

Truck damaged

A man’s truck and trailers were allegedly damaged on the 400 block of Hill Street between 2 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

The man said that on Monday, he came outside and noticed that his black Ford F-150 and his black trailer had been damaged. The man told police that he had both the trailer and his Ford truck parked in the rear of the 400 block on Hill Street on Saturday while he was doing some work at that location.

Police observed an indention on the left side driver’s door panel that looked to be damage from a small pellet or a BB from either a pellet gun or a BB gun.

The man valued the damage of the truck to be $200. On the man’s trailer, police observed the wires that connect to the tail lights were cut and that both tail lights were broken. The man also pointed to the left-side rear tire of the trailer, which police observed to be flat. The man said that the damage to the tail lights and wires was valued at $48, while the flat tire was valued at $58. The total damage amount on both vehicles combined to equal $306. Photos were taken in order to document the damage reported.

While taking photos, police were able to locate a brick lying behind the trailer which the man said could have been used to break the tail lights.

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.