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Neighbors Smoked Out, Underage Drinking Party Planned: La Grange Police Blotter

La Grange Police Reports, Aug. 21-23

THURSDAY, AUG. 23

Altercation at 7th Avenue School Not Between Jets and Sharks

Police received a report at 4:30 p.m. about a group of kids involved in an altercation at Seventh Avenue School, 700 S. 7th St. Police checked it out and told the groups to stay away from each other.

No Valid License

Luis Fernando Rivera-Vasquez, 34, of the 3300 block of 59th Street in Chicago, was arrested around 5:52 p.m., police said. He was issued three village citations and charged with driving without a valid drivers license.

Dirt Mound not for Bikes

A caller told police that kids were doing tricks on their bikes using a dirt pile at Edgewood and Hillgrove avenues at 6:58 p.m. The group of kids was sent on their way.

Not a Backyard BBQ

Police received a report at 9:48 p.m. that a homeowner was burning refuse in their backyard, and the smoke was filling their neighbors' houses on the 700 block of south 6th Avenue. Police talked with the homeowner and advised them of the village’s ordinance prohibiting refuse burning. The fire was put out for the night.

No Valid Driver's License

Juliana T. Teyssier, 31, of the 2700 block of Kolin Avenue in Chicago, was arrested around 7:35 a.m. at Kensington and Ogden avenues, police said. She was issued two citations and charged with driving without a valid driver's license.

Coin Purse Found

Someone turned in a small coin purse to police, which they found at the La Grange Farmer’s market at 1:40 p.m. The coin purse was described as maroon in color, with the words Soni Coin Laundry printed on it. Police contacted the owner's credit card company, who said they would alert the resident.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

Woman Standing on Tracks Not Found

Police got a report that a woman was standing on the train tracks at Ashland and Burlington avenues at 3:12 p.m. and looking at the train while it was approaching. Police were not able to find anyone matching that description at the station.

Daughter Plans Party, Father Seeks Advice

A resident of the 0-100 block of Gilbert Avenue called police at 3:15 p.m. to report that his 17-year-old daughter was planning to throw an underage drinking party at his home while he was away on vacation. His daughter would not be going with on the trip, and he couldn't find anyone to watch her. He called police for advice on what to do. Police said they would set up a special watch for the weekend.

No Parking in Handicapped Space 

Police received a report at 6:04 p.m. of a car that was parked on the 0-100 block of south La Grange Road in a handicapped parking space. Police spoke with the vehicle owner who said the owner of the business had given him permission to park there. Police advised both the owner of the car and the owner of the business of laws regarding parking in handicapped spots.

Speeding in School Areas

A caller asked police to give special attention to the area around Ogden Avenue School for the next few weeks. The caller told police around 9:54 a.m. that she had seen several people speeding and disobeying traffic signs in the area. Police said they would watch the area particularly during drop-off and pick-up times.

Yellow Lab on the Loose

Police got a report of a yellow lab on the loose on Mason Drive that ran into Denning Park at 10:39 a.m. Neighbors held the dog until the owner could return from work and pick it up.

Fake Money Passed

A caller told police at 1:57 p.m. that a female driver in a grey Ford Taurus had passed a counterfeit bill at McDonalds, 100 N. La Grange Rd. Police were given a possible license plate number, but the car it was attached to didn't match the vehicle the caller described.

Graffiti Just Chalk

Police were told at 6:24 a.m. that graffiti was found at Cossitt Avenue School. Police checked it out and found all the drawings were made with sidewalk chalk and would wash off.

TUESDAY, AUG. 21

Not in La Grange, In Naples

A man called police at 3:10 p.m. to report that he is currently on active duty in Naples, Italy, serving in the United States Navy and an unauthorized person used his debit card at Walgreens, 2 N. La Grange Rd.

Man Taking Pictures of Child

A resident of the 1200 block of south Spring Avenue called police to report that a man in a silver Volvo was taking pictures of her son at 3:43 p.m. Police spoke with a man in the area who was driving a silver Volvo and told the mother they would keep extra watch over the home for a week.

Men Asking for Employment

Police received a report on the 600 block of east Elm Avenue of two men in a Chevy Impala with a dent in the right bumper that had come to the person's door asking for employment. The men left when they were told the person was not hiring but sat in a parking lot outside for a while. Police said they would provide an extra watch over the area.

Unwanted Girlfriend 

Police got a report on the 900 block of south Eighth Avenue that a man’s girlfriend was ringing his doorbell, and he didn't want her there. Police told the girlfriend to stay away.

Dog Barks at Nobody

A resident of the 0-100 block of Bluff Avenue reported that her dog was barking at the front door, and when the resident turned the porch lights on, no one was there. She requested a check of the area around her home to make sure no one was there. Police checked the area and found it secure.

Laptop Stolen, Someone Knows Their Rights

Police got a report of a stolen laptop at the La Grange Public Library around 10:53 a.m. The victim told police that he had been working on the laptop, which disappeared while he left it unattended.

The man suspected a nearby library patron stole the computer. An officer talked with the man and asked if he had the laptop, to which the man replied he did not. The officer asked if he could search the man's bag, to which the man asked if the officer had a search warrant. The officer said no, but that he was requesting the man voluntarily consent to a search. The man opened his bag and showed the officer that there was no computer inside. The officer thanked the man for his help and asked his name, which the man refused to give.

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