Bomb threat called into local business, but nothing found

Published 7:29 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A bomb threat was investigated at the Dollar General on Colquitt Street Tuesday around 4:45 p.m., according to a LaGrange Police Department report. The store manager told police she was going back to the store when she was flagged down by a man at the corner of Hamilton Road and Colquitt Street. He told her another person told him that he had just placed a bomb inside the store. She said the man then ran toward Brown Street.

According to the police report, the manager and an officer cleared the building and did not find any suspicious packages or anything out of the ordinary.   The surveillance video did not show anyone doing anything suspicious and the store resumed normal operations, according to the police report.

Woman’s house criminally damaged

A woman’s house was allegedly criminally damaged at the 100 block of Sunset Street Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m. According to the police report, the chain link in the backyard was ripped apart, an 8-foot high wooden privacy fence was pushed over and ripped apart and nearly all the windows on the home were smashed through.  Police noticed a piece of the fence, rocks and an air conditioning unit were used to smash the windows. The damage is estimated to be $1,500.

Window shot out

A window on a house was allegedly shot out by a BB gun at the 1100 block of Polk Street Tuesday morning.

According to the police report, a man came to the house to do some work on it when he discovered the window shot out. The damage is estimated to be valued at $500.

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.