Tuesday, October 1
Someone wrote on an elevator sign with red marker in the first floor lobby of a building in the 0-100 block of 6th Avenue about 1:45 a.m. The defacement was not gang-related, police said.
Monday, September 30
A woman in the 0-100 block of Bassford reported she heard something suspicious in her backyard as if someone was back there about 1:30 a.m.
Cat Hit by Car
A cat got hit by a car outside D’Inico’s, 42 S. La Grange Rd., about 5:30 p.m.
Unwanted Window Washer
A woman at La Grange Art League, 122 W. Calendar St., reported a man was washing the windows about 1 p.m. She had assumed he was hired to wash the windows, but realized he wasn’t when he asked for $5 when he finished. She gave him the money so he would go away, then called police.
Sunday, September 29
Police found graffiti on the side of a building in the 400 block of East Cossitt Avenue about 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, September 28
Minors Caught With Alcohol
Two minors were arrested for alcohol possession and resisting arrest after a woman reported them for yelling and throwing things at a car. Police responded to the call about 11:25 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Catherine Avenue, where one of the teens ran from police down Spring Avenue, police said.
Michael Mulvaney, 19, of the 300 block of North Ashland Avenue in La Grange Park, was arrested and charged with battery, resisting arrest and minor in possession.
Spencer Hagan, 20, of the 3900 block of Woodland Avenue in Western Springs, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and minor in possession.
Extra Watch Requested for Garbage Pickers
A man requested extra watch Sunday night due to garbage pickers, who have in the past taken items and thrown them through his window in the 200 block of East Avenue, police said.
Cell Phone Theft
A woman reported her cell phone was stolen in Downers Grove and that she traced it to the 0-100 block of North Brainard Avenue about 7:10 p.m.
Woman Charged With Failure to Yield After Accident With Injuries
Police charged Susan Rudzinski, 40, of the 200 block of Stone Avenue in La Grange, with failure to yield after an accident with injuries near the intersection of Blackstone Avenue and 47th Street about 2:20 p.m.
Police said Rudzinski, driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander, tried to turn left onto Blackstone. She told police she did not see the other car in the right lane of westbound 47th and struck the front of the car, a Chevy Cobalt, in the intersection.
The driver of the Cobalt, a 47-year-old La Grange woman, was transported to La Grange Hospital with injuries. Two passengers, a 40-year-old La Grange man and an 11-year-old girl, were also hospitalized.
Friday, September 27
Accident With Injuries at La Grange Road, Rte. 45
Police charged Joseph Rucinski, 46, of Tinley Park, with a traffic violation after an accident with injuries near the intersection of La Grange Road and Route 45 about 1:20 p.m.
Witnesses told police Rucinski drove through a red light on northbound La Grange Road, striking a Honda going west on 47th, police said. Rucinski told police he changed lanes before entering the intersection and hit the car, not knowing whether he had a red or green light.
The driver of the second car, a 25-year-old Countryside woman, was transported to La Grange Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said.
Obscene Phone Calls
A woman in the 200 block of North Stone Avenue reported she received five obscene phone calls from an unknown number about 4:45 p.m.
Suspended License Arrest
Police charged Tiffani Jefferson, 42, of Riverdale, with driving on a suspended or revoked license during a traffic stop near the intersection of 48th Street and La Grange Road about 7:15 p.m. She was given an Oct. 11 court date and released.
Woman Reports Ding-Dong-Ditchers
A woman in the 500 block of South Sunset Avenue reported a group of teens were ringing doorbells and pounding on doors about 9:20 p.m.
Suspended License Arrest
Police charged Melissa Santoyo, 28, of Chicago Ridge, with driving on a suspended or revoked license and expired plates near the intersection of Bassford and Ogden Avenue about 8:50 p.m. She was given a Nov. 13 court date and released.
Driving Without a License
Police charged Werner Schneider, 85, of Westchester, with driving without a license near the intersection of 47th and Gilbert about 9:45 a.m. He was given a Nov. 20 court date and released.
Thursday, September 26
A woman in the 300 block of South Brainard Avenue reported she was receiving calls from someone at an unknown company, asking for money to fix a computer virus, about 3:40 p.m.
License Plates Bent on Catherine AvenuePolice are investigating four separate incidents of damaged license plates in the 300 and 500 blocks of Catherine Avenue between about 7 and 9 a.m.
Wednesday, September 25
Suspicious Person Report
A woman reported a man in his 30s stopped her while she was walking to the train about 8:30 a.m. and asked for directions. He then started telling her she was beautiful and was asking where she works. The woman told police she believes it was the same person who approached her in May.
Driving Without a License
Police charged Raful Ocampo, 36, of Chicago, with driving without a license near the intersection of 47th and Stone avenues about 9:20 a.m. He was given a Nov. 13 court date and released.
Tuesday, September 24
A woman reported someone stole her daughter’s bike from Cossitt School Monday.
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