Driver Rear-Ends Cop, Gets DUI: La Grange Police Blotter

La Grange police reports, Jan. 30-Feb. 6.


Car Window Smashed

A delayed incident of criminal damage to property was reported from the 200 block of Brainard Avenue at 7:39 a.m. Between 6 p.m. on Monday and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, someone smashed the driver’s side window by unknown means. The damage was estimated at more than $200.


Landlord Tries to Snowplow Tenant?

A complainant from the 0-100 block of Kensington Avenue told police at 11:56 p.m. that his landlord had “tried to run him over” with a snowplow, saying he had been struck by the plowing SUV’s mirror. The incident was entered as a matter of record.


Stop Sign Smashed

A car struck and damaged a stop sign at the corner of Dover and Ogden avenues and left the scene. The damage was reported at 7:06 p.m. An officer was unable to reattach the sign.

BB Shot Through Window

The window of a home on the 200 block of South Park Road was struck by a BB pellet, putting a hole in the window and spider-webbing the glass. The damage, reported at 5:15 p.m., was estimated at $100.

More Bridge Graffiti

Fresh graffiti was reported on the Ogden Avenue Bridge at Finley and Sawyer avenues at 1:14 p.m. The graffiti was reportedly not gang-related.

Skateboarder Pepper-Sprayed?

A 29-year-old La Grange man was reported at 9:20 a.m. to screaming in the La Grange downtown, saying that he’d been hit by pepper spray, and later left on a skateboard. The man was located 15 minutes later in front of the La Grange Theatre and transported to Adventist La Grange. Police could not confirm if the man had in fact been pepper-sprayed.

Parked Car Damaged

Criminal damage to a vehicle parked on the 300 block of East Plainfield Road was reported at 8:28 a.m. Police could offer no further information at this time.

DUI After Rear-Ending Cop 

Mark A. Ciessau, 47, of the 6200 block of Edgebrook Lane, Indian Head Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after rear-ending a La Grange police car at the corner of 47th Street and Gilbert Avenue at 12:05 a.m., police said.


iPhone Stolen

An employee of a business on the 0-100 block of West Harris Avenue reported at 3:20 p.m. that someone had stolen his iPhone 4. The value was estimated at less than $500.


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