Fayette County


Cars broken into at Our Lady of Mercy graduation

Graduation is supposed to be a time for celebration, but the special day was spoiled for several families at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School when their cars were broken into during Saturday’s festivities.

The break-ins occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. as Our Lady of Mercy celebrated the Class of 2017’s commencement ceremonies.

According to Detective Clint Patton with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, at least six cars were reported as having been entered. Some vehicles were entered via unlocked doors or open windows, while others had windows smashed in. Items including electronics, purses, and wallets were taken. Nothing was taken from some cars that were broken into.

There are no suspects yet in the thefts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division at 770-716-4750.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.