Counterfeit bill allegedly used to purchase pizza

Published 6:18 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Public Safety

A man allegedly paid for a pizza with a counterfeit $100 bill on the 600 block of Juniper Street on Monday around 11: 34 p.m.

Police were flagged down by a Domino’s employee who said he received a delivery call at the 600 block of Juniper Street. The employee said that when he arrived at the house he observed a male walking through the yard from another house on the same block.

The employee said he gave the man the food that was ordered, and the subject gave him a $100 bill and asked for the change. The employee said he gave the man approximately $15 and told him that he would go get change for the bill and come back with it and the subject agreed.

The employee told police he went to the Shell Mart on Vernon Street to get change and that is when he discovered the bill was counterfeit. Police set up a detail with the employee to drive back to the location like he was giving the subject the change back, but the suspect would not answer the phone and they couldn’t make contact with him.

Gun missing from woman’s car

A woman noticed her gun was missing a few days ago and reported it to police on Monday afternoon.

The woman told police that her Ruger 38 was missing from her 2015 Honda CRV. The gun was originally located in the glove compartment of the vehicle. The woman told police that she noticed it was missing a couple of days prior.

The woman said she had last seen the gun approximately two months prior to filing the report.

Man arrested for alleged forgery

A man was arrested and charged with forgery, identity fraud and violations of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act at the Medicine Cabinet on Vernon Road on Monday at 1:58 p.m.

The pharmacist working there told police a black male, driving a blue convertible, dropped off a prescription in the drive through around 12:20 p.m.

The pharmacist told police that something didn’t seem right, so he attempted to call the doctor’s office to verify the prescription. The pharmacist said that the phone went to voicemail which was odd, so he looked up to verify the number on the internet and it came back to a cell phone company. He said he looked up the business online and called the number, and they told him that they didn’t have the patient’s name on the prescription.

The pharmacist called CVS, Walgreens and Publix, and they told him that the same male had come to the location and dropped off prescriptions but the prescriptions all had different names on them. A search of the man’s vehicle was completed, and a pill bottle was in the cup holder in plain view and inside the glove box was a bag of medication.

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.