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Police Blotter: Man Admits to Not Wearing Underwear, But Denies Exposing Himself and More

La Grange police reports, Aug. 11-13

MONDAY, AUG. 13

Neighbors Throw Garbage

La Grange police were called to the 800 block of La Grange Road after a woman complained that her neighbor had thrown trash on her lawn. The woman said her daughter witnessed the neighbor doing it. The man admitted to police that he had thrown the garbage on their lawn, but said that his neighbor’s children originally threw it there.

Both neighbors were told to put their garbage in their own bins from now on and warned that they faced possible violations if it occurs in the future.

Man Yelling at Cars, Disrobing

Police were called at 1:41 p.m. to the 100 block of La Grange Road after it was reported that a man was yelling at cars and starting to take off his clothes. Police talked with the man, who is homeless, and found he was just trying to get out of the rain.

SUNDAY, AUG. 12

Bad Trip?

Police received a call at about 7:38 p.m. asking them to check on a woman wearing a tie-dyed shirt and jean shorts that may have been coming down from a drug high on the 0-100 block of Ogden Avenue. Police requested an ambulance for illness due to drugs and she was transported to the hospital. 

Man Overexposed

A business on the 0-100 block of Calendar Court reported to police at about 9:30 a.m. that a man in his 30s wearing a white shirt was exposing himself outside the business. Police talked with a man fitting the description in the area who admitted to not wearing underwear, but denied exposing himself intentionally. Police warned the man and he left the area.

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

Police Refused Entrance

Police were refused access to the second floor of a building at about 10:45 p.m. on the 100 block of Sawyer Avenue. The officers were investigating the location in reference to a report of a wild party and possible underage drinking. A resident on the first floor refused them access, and police said it was all quiet when they arrived.

Possible Domestic Abuse

Police were called to a home in La Grange about a possible domestic dispute at about 11:48 p.m. Police were contacted by a mother who complained that her daughter's boyfriend had made threatening comments to her. The woman's daughter had returned home with her boyfriend's computer, which he wanted back. When he arrived at the home to collect it, the mother and boyfriend got in a verbal argument. While investigating, police noticed an injury to the daughter's arm, which she told police she sustained about an hour before in Countryside. Countryside police placed the boyfriend under arrest while they investigated the matter as a case of potential domestic abuse.

Graffiti Found

Graffiti was found on the 500 block of south La Grange Road, a resident reported to police at about 4:59 p.m. The graffiti was not gang related and the resident will contact a removal agency.

Paintballed Car

Police received a report at about 9 p.m. that a man's black Dodge vehicle had been hit with a paintball at Eighth and Plainfield avenues. La Grange Police said that police officers in Countryside were looking for the offenders.

Creaking Floors Leads to Dispute

A resident on the 900 block of Eighth Avenue called police at about 9:33 a.m. to report that her downstairs neighbor was yelling at her husband about the family making too much noise upstairs. The dispute was over the wood floors in the upstairs apartment, which the downstairs tenant said were not allowed. The downstairs neighbor said they were kept awake at night by the squeaking. Both parties were advised to speak with their apartment association.

Son Calls for Advice in Domestic Situation

A juvenile called police at about 1:19 p.m. and said that his mother was having some domestic trouble with his father. The father was not at the home at the time of the call, and the son was looking for advice on what to do when his father came home. Police talked with the son and his mother who said she would call if she were having a problem.

Unwanted Man in Hallway

Police got a report of an unwanted man in the hallway of a building on the 100 block of La Grange Road at about 6:17 a.m. The man later went outside and was walking back and forth in front of the building. Police talked with the man and sent him on his way.

Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor at Matthew@Patch.com. We will verify and report the outcome.

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LakersBarbie August 15, 2012 at 01:44 PM
As reporters, all you have is your integrity and your word . You need to check into you're stories befor posting the publicy. One post is grossly untrue.
Galway Girl August 15, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I am the mother of the girl who was physically assaulted by her boyfriend. The computer belonged to my daughter not the boyfriend and we have proof. Please get your facts straight before you print a story.
Matthew Hendrickson (Editor) August 15, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Hey guys, we rely on information provided by police reports. If you like us to do some follow up reporting on a post, I'd be happy to talk with you about it. You can email me at matthew@patch.com.

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