Buick Full of Girls Demand Cash, Teenagers Brawl in Downtown: La Grange Police Blotter

La Grange police reports, Sept. 20-23.


Just One More Glass of Water?

A restaurant on the 0-100 block of South La Grange Road reported at 9:55 p.m. that a suspicious man kept entering the restaurant to get water, then leaving. Police eventually sent a 40-year-old Oregon man on his way.

Buick Girls Demand Cash

A resident reported that three girls/women between the ages of 17 and 19 in a white Buick LeSabre pulled up to a 15-year-old girl walking near the corner of Cossitt and Kensington avenues at 9:01 p.m. and demanded all of her money. The girl ran away without incident. Police were unable to locate the car.

Driver Without a License

Eleazar H. Cruz, 58, of 4845 W. 54th St, Cicero, was stopped for a traffic violation at the corner of 47th Street and Ashland Avenue at 3:30 p.m. and charged with driving without a valid license, police said. 


Skateboards Confiscated

Two skateboards were confiscated from two boys near the corner of Calendar Avenue and La Grange Road at 9:12 p.m. One skateboard was turned over to a parent.

Teenage Brawl in Downtown

Police received several 911 calls reporting a four-person fight in front of a fountain on the 0-100 block of 6th Avenue at 6:40 p.m. A later report to police stated that a boy standing near the fountain appeared to have a gun. Police eventually confirmed the involvement of a 15-year-old Lyons boy, a 17-year-old Bedford Park boy and a 17-year-old La Grange boy. No complaints were filed and no evidence of a gun was found.

"Mom Drugged My Sandwich!"

A 21-year-old male resident reported at 3:57 p.m. that a tuna sandwich made for him by his mother was either drugged or causing him to have an allergic reaction. Police determined that the man had a history of paranoia and is not currently seeking treatment other than over-the-counter medications.

Smartphone Vanishes from Bank 

A Brookfield man reported to police at 2:13 p.m. that he set down his Galaxy S2 cell phone on a counter in a bank on the 0-100 block of La Grange Road, and when he went back for it, it was gone. The phone’s value was estimated at nearly $500.

Creep Not Wanted in Restaurant

Police received a report from a restaurant on the 0-100 block of La Grange Road at 2:08 p.m. that a tall, slender man in his 30s who had made inappropriate advances on the restaurant’s waitresses a week earlier returned on Friday and made a direct sexual advance to several female staff. The man was asked to leave, and did so.

Wallet Found in Bank Drive-Thru

The wallet of a Lyons woman was found outside the drive-thru of a bank on the 300 block of West Burlington Avenue at 1:14 p.m. Police tried to return the wallet but could not reach the owner. The wallet contained various credit and insurance cards and $74 in cash.


Domestic Battery Reported 

Police assisted a La Grange woman outside a parking garage at on the 0-100 block of 6th Avenue at 6:53 p.m. who said that she had been a victim of domestic battery. La Grange police have opened a case file.


Turn Down That Music

Officers responded to the 100 block of Sawyer Avenue at 11:58 p.m. in response to a complaint of nightly loud noise. Police located an “uncooperative” man who appeared to be renting the garage, and advised him to turn down his music or the landlord would be contacted.

Which Baller Was That, Again?

A La Grange resident reported at 5:44 p.m. that a male in a gray shirt who was playing basketball at the community center on the 200 block of Washington Avenue was “one of the subjects who stole stuff from his car.” Responding officers found “a lot of subjects playing basketball.”

Big Boxer Bites Biker 

A La Grange resident reported to police at 1:30 p.m. that he had been bitten on the lower calf by a “brown medium-sized boxer-type dog” while bicycling near the corner of 8th and Maple avenues. The incident was entered as a matter of record per the resident’s request.


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Bruno Fontana September 25, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Nice comment. Matt's gone 2 weeks and this kind of stuff is getting posted. Really?
Darren McRoy September 25, 2012 at 04:35 PM
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Bruno Fontana September 25, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Thanks Darren...I guess the sad part is I was the only one that noticed. The Obama/Romney back & fourth which will be of no consequence to anyone since we already know who were voting for is apparently more interesting.


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