TCSO looks for answers in chainsaw theft

Published 9:34 pm Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for a man who stole more than 20 chainsaws from various Diverse Power trucks.

The man then allegedly stole a white pickup truck, which TCSO said was recovered in Grantville.

The thefts occurred on June 9 around 4:22 a.m. The suspect is a white male, who entered a secured lot at Diverse Power on South Davis Road.

Video of the incident shows the man walking in an area of numerous Diverse Power vehicles and coming back with chainsaw after chainsaw.

The video can be viewed on The LaGrange Daily News Facebook page.

Tool shed burglarized

A tool shed was allegedly burglarized at the 100 block of Youngs Mill Road between Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m.

The owner told police that items taken included a Mossberg 12-gauge pump shotgun, a tool box, a jack, a drill and various tools.

The items were valued at $1,070.

According to the police report, the shed was found open and unsecured.

Vehicles stolen

Two vehicles were allegedly stolen in separate incidents Monday and Tuesday.

According to a police report, a 2008 Ford Mustang was allegedly stolen at the Wood Glen Apartments between 3 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The owner told police when he woke up Monday morning, he realized his keys and iPhone X were missing from his bedroom.

The owner told police everyone who was at the apartment was present that morning except for one person. The owner told police he paid $7,500 for the vehicle three months ago.

In a separate incident, a 1998 Honda Accord was stolen on Heard Street between 3 a.m. and 5:19 a.m. The owner told police she left the vehicle unlocked with the keys under the front seat.

According to the police report, the owner left her wallet and cell phone in the car.

According to the police report, the vehicle was valued at $1,800.

Tire slashed

A vehicle’s tire was slashed at the parking lot of Sewon America Tuesday.

The vehicle’s owner told police she had been at work since 6:09 a.m. and noticed the damage at 11:20 a.m.

According to the police report, the owner said this was the second time her tires were slashed, and the last incident occurred on June 6.

She valued the tires at $80 each.

These reports are compiled from  various law enforcement agencies within Troup County.