Two men arrested for alleged fraudulent checks

Published 7:29 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Public Safety Reports

Jovan Johnson, 25, and Jerrod Clark, 25, both of Stone Mountain, were arrested for three counts each of felony possessing a fraudulent check on Monday.

The two were stopped by the Georgia State Patrol on Interstate 185, where the police found numerous fraudulent checks in the vehicle.

No more information was released by the Troup County Sherriff’s Office at the time.

Items allegedly stolen from rental house

A man told police that furniture was stolen from his rental house at the 100 block of Tuggle Street.

The man told police his previous tenant must have taken the items from the house he bought after he evicted her. The man said he knows the items were in his house two months ago.

Items missing include a full-size bed and a chest drawer valued at $150, carpet tiles valued at $200, a kitchen table and four chairs valued at $75, a microwave valued at $50, dishes valued at $30, a window unit valued at $150 and a dresser and mirror valued at $150, for a total of $875.

Laminate flooring stolen from home

A burglary allegedly occurred at the 900 block of Dunson Street between 5 p.m. on Monday to 11:18 a.m. on Tuesday.

A man working on the house told police that he locked the doors and left the house at the time on Monday, and when he came back in the morning he realized nine boxes of laminate flooring were missing from where he left them in the living room. He said the value of the flooring is $600.

The man told police a chair beside the living room window was probably used to enter the house because when he left the night before, it was in the backyard.

House on Northwood Drive broken into

A  burglary allegedly occurred at the 100 block of Northwood drive between 7 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.

The victim said she went to work in the morning and when she returned, her kitchen window was shattered and the door leading from the kitchen to the patio had been pushed off its track.

The woman said several drawers and doors were opened, but nothing was missing.

Pistol taken from truck

A man told the police a pistol was stolen from his 1984 Chevrolet pickup truck between 4:30 p.m. and 9:54 p.m. on Tuesday.

The man said that he has a grass cutting business and went to the 100 block of Sir Lancelot Avenue at the time to do a job. The man said he placed his flat Springfield XD .45 caliber pistol valued at $500 in the seat beneath a bag.

He said he did not lock his truck when he went to cut grass, and when he finished his job around 5:30 p.m, he went home to change before going to a viewing for a funeral. The man told police he opened his truck later that night to get the gun and realized it was missing.

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.