Giant Teddy Bear Stolen and Recovered: La Grange Police Blotter
La Grange police reports, Jan 2-9.
TUESDAY, JAN. 8
Karen L. Eck-Singer, 45, of the 400 block of Pamela Circle, Hinsdale, was stopped for a traffic violation at the corner of Harris Avenue and La Grange Road at 10:17 a.m. and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, police said.
MONDAY, JAN. 7
V & L Graffiti
A complainant reported graffiti spray-painted on the 0-100 block of Catherine Avenue. Police found the letters “V” and “L” on a wooden fence.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6
Teddy Bear Theft
A “large teddy bear” was reported stolen at 4:45 p.m. from the front of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. A 17-year-old La Grange Park boy and a 16-year-old La Grange boy were detained at the corner of East and Lincoln avenues at 12:24 a.m. on Monday after being found in possession of the bear, police said, but claimed to have found the item and were not charged. The bear was returned to the store at 10:41 a.m. on Monday.
An officer discovered “an anarchist symbol etched into [a] sign” on the top floor of the 6th Avenue parking garage at 9:42 a.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 5
The glass from a streetlight at the corner of 50th Street and Ashland Avenue was reportedly knocked off and found lying in the parkway at 5:33 a.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
A complainant reported at 7:57 p.m. that multiple cars on the 600 block of South Spring Avenue had been egged.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Exposure or Bathroom?
A citizen reported a man at the corner of La Grange Road and Cossitt Avenue “exposing himself” at 3:04 p.m. When police located him, the man denied the claim and said he had just been using a nearby bathroom.
A resident of the 0-100 block of South Waiola Avenue reported at 8:13 p.m. that her house had been egged by someone in a red car. No permanent damage was reported to the home.
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