Bike Switched for Another Is Returned To Girl

Here are a number of reports taken from the La Grange/La Grange Park police blotter.

A blue/green Pacific Evolution bicycle that was left Aug. 29 on the 600 block of south Catherine Avenue was returned Aug. 31 to its owner’s father.

The man came into the police station at about 5:50 p.m., looked at photos of recovered bicycles and identified his daughter’s vehicle, according to police.

A resident of the 600 block of Catherine Avenue told police someone stole her blue Schwinn bicycle Aug. 29 and left another the Pacific Evolution in its place.

Meanwhile a girl’s 26-inch blue Schwinn bicycle found at Elm Park, Elm and Brainard avenues, was turned in to police at about 4:19 p.m. Aug. 31. Police did not indicate whether this was the bicycle stolen on Catherine.

Two more stolen bikes

A La Grange man told police Aug. 31 that his son’s bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at St. Francis Xavier School, 145 N. Waiola Ave., between the day before and 11:52 that morning. Taken was a boy’s 20-inch BMX silver and lime green bicycle.

A bicycle was reported at about 5:20 p.m. Sept. 1 as having been stolen from a storage area of a building on the 200 block of east Plainfield Road. No description was given.

Car Damaged

A 2008 silver BMX was damaged while parked on the 0-100 block of east Burlington Avenue, police learned  at about 7:12 p.m. Aug. 31.

Driver Gets 2 Tickets

Robert J. Lewis, 26, of Chicago was ticketed for disobeying a traffic control device and no valid driver’s license when stopped by La Grange police at Brewster and Ashland at about 8:04 a.m. Sept. 1.

Exhausting Stop for Driver

A Berwyn man’s 2000 brown Oldsmobile Bravada sport-utility vehicle was stopped at about 12:41 a.m. Aug. 31 by La Grange Park police because they said his exhaust was modified with a large tip, and made excessive noise.

Israel L. LaSalle Jr. 34, was ticketed for having a modified exhaust  and driving while his license is suspended when stopped while going north on the 800 block of LaGrange Road.

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