21 Mostly Minor Thefts Reported in La Grange, La Grange Park

Here is a list of items taken from the La Grange/La Grange Park police blotter.

11 minor thefts were reported to La Grange police between July 26 and 31.

Four teens stole beer at the 7-11, 201 W. Hillgrove Ave., and ran west at about 7:45 p.m. July 31.

A peace flag was reported stolen July 31 at a house on the 400 block of south Brainard Avenue.

A woman reported she was shopping July 29 at Trader Joe's. 25 N.  LaGrange Road when someone stole a wallet out of her purse.

An employee's wallet was stolen July 26 at Simple Pleasures, 15-1/2 Calendar Ave.

A catalytic converter was stolen July 27 off a car parked in a village parking area identified as Lot 13 on the police shift report. The village’s website does not show a Lot 13.

Mail was stolen out of a mailbox of a home on the 0-100 block of west Dover, according to police.

Reported stolen at the Stone Avenue train station, 625 W. Burlington Ave., was a men’s green Schwinn, 21-speed mountain bike on July 29; a men’s 26-inch, blue Magna mountain bike on July 28; and a men’s green Trek bike on July 28 

Stolen at the LaGrange Road train station, 25 W. Burlington Ave., was a unisex Trek 4300 blue and silver, 21-speed mountain bike, reported July 29.

A red and black men’s Fuji bicycle and women’s light green bicycle were reported stole July 27 out of a garage on the 900 block of south Ashland Avenue.

Ten successful, attempted thefts in La Grange Park

Approximately 250 feet of copper wire was removed from the construction site at Brook Park School, 1214 of Raymond Ave., La Grange Park police learned Aug. 1. Its value was more than $500.

A wallet was reported missing from a purse while its owner was in the Jewel-Osco, 517 E. Woodlawn Avenue. Contents were valued at less than $500.

Last seen at about 10 p.m. the day before, a white company-owned pickup truck was reported stolen from the driveway adjacent to the house on the 700 of north Brainard Avenue Aug. 1. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the key inside.

An unattached garage on the 700 block of north Brainard Avenue was entered through an unlocked service door and approximately $5 in loose change was removed from the vehicle inside, police learned Aug. 1.

Two unattached garages on the 600 block of north Waiola Avenue were reported Aug. 1 entered through the unlocked service doors. The vehicles inside were entered but nothing was taken. Officers canvassed the area and found no other unusual occurrences at this time.

A wedding ring worth over $500 was taken July 27 out of a home on the 800 block of north Stone Avenue. Police suspect a repair worker who was in the house at the time of the loss.

A stroller worth more than $500 was removed from the complainant’s driveway of a home on the 1500 block of Ostrander, police learned July 27.

Less than $500 in cash was reported taken July 28 from the register of a business on the 1100 block of north LaGrange Road. Two former employees are being questioned.

Approximately $1,900 in fencing material was removed July 28 from the parkway and vacant lot areas on the 1000 block of Beach Avenue near Ace Hrdware. It is unknown at this time if a scavenger took the materials, or some other unauthorized person, police said.

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