A LaGrange police officer responded to a call at a home in the 2000 block of Mooty Bridge Road to assist another officer with Animal Control. The officer became concerned when he tried to open the porch door, which was barricaded by dirty clothing with flies hovering around them.
Investigators discovered in addition to three adults living in the home, there was also a 1-year-old child, and a 12-year-old boy. Officers said the house also had several animals living inside, and there were old and fresh puddles of animal urine and feces on the floor. One of the investigators said the smell was overwhelming and he stepped outside.
The animals were removed from the home. The children were not, but detectives said the LaGrange Police Department and the Department of Family and Child Services ( DFACS) were investigating.
Troup County sheriff’s deputies are on the look out for several stolen pieces of lawn equipment, plus a truck.
The owner of a business off the 2000 block of West Point Road says someone cut the lock off the rear gate to the property and stole his 2005 Isuzu landscaping truck. Also taken from the location were six different makes and models of lawn mowers, two valued at more than $11,000 each. The total value of property stolen from the business was about $55,500.
Investigators did find shoe and tire prints near the rear gate.
The sheriff’s office was investigating.
LaGrange police responded to the 900 block of Troup Street where a victim stated someone broke into her car while she was inside a residence. The victim said someone took her iPhone 5C, a $10 bill, her social security card, driver’s license and a credit card.
Police were investigating.