Tobacco Outlet suffers break in

Published 6:39 pm Friday, September 1, 2017

The LaGrange Tobacco Outlet was broken into, and over $500 worth of products were taken Thursday morning.

According to the store owner, around 5 a.m. he was called from the business’s alarm company, when he checked security footage he saw that the footage showed two men enter the store after one threw a brick through the front door.

Items taken included a Bic lighter case valued at $70, Zippo lighters valued at $100, e-cigarettes and vapes valued at $200, vape juice valued at $30 and a Raw papers box valued at $40, for a total of $560.

Items damaged from the break-in include the door glass valued at $177, a counter display valued at $300, a window tint valued at $100 and door signs valued at $100, totaling $677.


Cars broken into at Longhorn Steakhouse

Two cars were allegedly broken into at the parking lot of Longhorn’s Steakhouse on Lafayette Parkway Thursday.

The first victim told police that the front passenger-side window of his vehicle was shattered between 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The victim said the only things missing from his truck were a Smith & Weston .357 caliber revolver valued at $700 and two blank checkbooks.

The second victim said a black Samsung Galaxy S7 valued at $800, a grey North Face bag valued at $100, a pink Victoria’s Secret bag and a set of Beats by Dre wireless headphones valued at $180 were taken from his vehicle.


Man arrested for marijuana possession 

A man was arrested for violating Georgia’s Controlled Substance Act for possession of marijuana Thursday after 11 p.m.

According to the police report, the man was originally pulled over by police for not having a proper tag on the back of his car. After talking to him, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the man’s car. After searching the car, police found a clear plastic bag tied off at the top containing marijuana, a six-inch brown cigarette containing marijuana and a stainless-steel marijuana grinder containing marijuana residue.

The man was then arrested.

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.