Kid Mugged in Gordon Park, LTHS Break-In Foiled: La Grange Police Blotter

La Grange police reports, Nov. 13-21.


Teen Hit-and-Run, DUI Charges

Ezra A. Emmons, 18, of the 4400 block of Gilbert Avenue, Western Springs, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and six other violations after police said his car struck a street post at the corner of Maple Avenue and Waiola Avenue at 12:14 a.m. Police said Emmons fled the scene before they aprehended him.


Possible Elder Abuse Reported

The Adventist La Grange emergency room contacted La Grange police at 5:32 p.m. saying that they believed one of their older female patients to be the victim of elder abuse and possibly sexual abuse. The resident lives in Brookfield, where the police said the abuse would have taken place, so the case was referred to the Brookfield Police Department.

Hit-and-Run on Parked Car

A resident reported at 12:09 a.m. that someone struck her car parked on the 700 block of West Hillgrove Avenue and left the scene.

Dude Just Wants Bananas

Police received a complaint at 7:52 a.m. about a man “panhandling and harassing people” at the entrance to Trader Joe's. Officers found that the man was just loudly talking to himself and waiting for the store to open so he could buy bananas.

Wrong House, Wrong Town, Pretty Drunk

A resident of the 800 block of South Madison Avenue reported that an intoxicated man walked in through her back door because he thought he lived in the house. A 42-year-old Chicago man was located and driven to a bus station.


Mugging in Gordon Park

A 17-year-old La Grange boy was arrested and charged (as an adult) with robbery, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance (two counts), manufacture and delivery of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest after police said he attempted an aggrevated mugging of a juvenile victim in Gordon Park at around 4:12 p.m. According to police, the victim was walking through the park when two males attacked him. The teens stole the victim’s backpack and belongings, the report said. The 17-year-old boy was apprehended leaving the scene. Police have not filed charges against the second person.

Illegal Driver I

Leonel Mendoza, 36, of the 3700 block of South 58th Court, Cicero, was stopped at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Brewster Avenue at 7:37 a.m. and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, police said.


Lawnmower Stolen from Yard

A resident of the 100 block of South Madison reported at 3:35 p.m. that his lawnmower had been stolen from his front yard. The value of the mower was estimated at $350.

Illegal Driver II

Julio G. Pimentel, 52, of the 3300 block of South Clinton Avenue, Berwyn, was stopped at the corner of Kensington and Burlington avenues at 10:51 a.m. and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Kensington House Egged

A resident of the 400 block of South Kensington Avenue reported at 9:25 a.m. that her house had been egged overnight. No permanent damage was reported and the incident was entered as a matter of record.

Battery Outside Wild Monk

Police reported that two or three offenders committed battery against a 26-year-old La Grange Highlands man outside the Wild Monk restaurant at the corner of La Grange Road and Cossitt Avenue at 12:30 a.m. The victim was transported to La Grange Adventist Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

LTHS Break-In Foiled

Lyons Township High School security said that three male subjects had attempted to break into the school’s break room through a window at 12:17 a.m. A security officer was in the break room at the time and chased the subjects away north on Brainard Avenue. Police initiated a special watch at the school.


Illegal Driver III

Peggy Johnson, 39, of the 1300 block of Balmoral Avenue, Westchester, was stopped at the corner of La Grange Road and 47th Street at 3:39 p.m. and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, police said.

Man: Resident Cut My Face

A Brookfield man reported at 6:42 p.m. that a La Grange resident cut his face about a week earlier. The case is under investigation.


Illegal Driver IV

Elena R. Lopez, 56, of the 6300 block of South Komensky Avenue, Chicago, was stopped at the corner of Bluff Avenue and 47th Street at 1:14 p.m. and charged with driving with an expired license, police said.

It's the "FBI," Can We Use Your Yard?

A resident reported receiving a phone call at 10:07 a.m. from someone purporting to be the FBI, advising of a supposed string of robberies and asking to put up “some kind of sign” in the resident’s yard. The resident hung up on the call. Police entered the incident as a matter of record.


Domain Name Theft

A complainant told police at 5:12 p.m. that the domain name for BEDS Plus had been stolen. Police opened a case file on the complaint.

Satchel Stolen at North Campus

A complainant reported at 4:25 p.m. that her black satchel, which included her car keys, wallet and other miscellaneous items, had been left unattended in a classroom at Lyons Township High School North Campus between 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. and stolen. The value of the satchel was not estimated.

Christmas Lights Cut

A resident of the 800 block of South Madison Avenue reported at 1:45 p.m. that someone had cut her outdoor Christmas lights during the past two nights. A special watch was initiated.

Teen Charged with Stealing iPad

An iPad worth more than $500 was reportedly stolen from the La Grange Public Library sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A 17-year-old La Grange boy was later arrested and charged with the theft.

Church Organ Severely Damaged

Criminal damage to property was reported at 8:50 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church on the 500 block of South Park Road. The church’s tin organ tubes were damaged to the tune of more than $2,000.


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