Police Blotter: Mother-in-Law Reported, Bear Stolen and More

La Grange police reports, Aug. 9-10


Mother-in-Law Possibly Drinking and Driving

A La Grange resident came to the police station at 1:30 p.m. to report that she was concerned that her mother-in-law might be drinking and driving. The resident said her mother-in-law has been using her husband's car at various times during the day and when doing so, she might have been under the influence of alcohol.

Drinking in Park Reported

Police received a report at 9:41 a.m. that for the last several nights a group of individuals has been hanging out at Waiola Park at night, and in the morning bottles were found smashed on the ground. Police notified the park district to clean up the bottles and told the resident they'd keep a special watch on the area. Police received another call a short time later reporting that several vehicles were leaving the park and the caller was concerned that the drivers might be intoxicated. No further information was available.

Hit-and-Run in Village Garage

A resident of the 0-100 block of 6th Avenue told police that while his car was parked in the village parking garage, located at Harris and 6th avenues, it was struck by another car.

No Soliciting in Village—Even for Candy

Police received a report at about 9:35 p.m. of a woman with a small child who was soliciting candy sales on the 0-100 block of Calendar Avenue. Police found the woman and warned her about soliciting in the village.

It's Kick the Can, Not Throw the Can

Kids were reported throwing cans at Stone Avenue Park at about 5:32 p.m.


Bike Found

Police recovered a light blue, girl's Schwinn bike on the 600 block of south Stone Avenue at about 5:07 p.m. Police entered it into their system and are holding it at the station.

Wire Down, on Fire

A wire was reported down and on fire on the 100 block of south Bluff Avenue at about 5:34 p.m. ComEd was called to repair it.

Stuck in an Elevator

The La Grange Fire Department received a call from someone stuck in an elevator on the 0-100 block of 6th Avenue at about 6:38 p.m., due to a power outage.

Bike Stolen at Stone Aveue Station

A woman reported to police that her black-and-gold Specialized women's mountain bike was stolen at the La Grange Road Train Station at 5:56 p.m. The bike's value was estimated at $350.

Bear Stolen

A business on the 0-100 block of La Grange Road reported that its stuffed teddy bear, Truffles, was stolen at 6:38 p.m. The bear was found in front of another business on La Grange Road later that night.

Ride Needed, Cab Called

Police got a report at about 9:45 p.m. that a man was standing in front of the emergency room at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hosptial asking for a ride to Hinsdale Hospital. Police talked with securty staff at the hospital who said they would call the man a cab.

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Bruno Fontana August 14, 2012 at 04:14 PM
The bear again? Really? Thats our kids for ya...droopy pants, jacked up on Sbucks, Mall Couture...stealing a stuffed bear. Doesnt get much more gansta than that. They are the future I guess right?
Tim F August 14, 2012 at 04:36 PM
The resident said her mother-in-law has been using her husband's car at various times during the day and when doing so, she might have been under the influence of alcohol. If she was concerned about her mother-in-law, she would have addressed the alleged issue first with family members to stop it. Maybe like removing the car keys. She made it sound as though this had been going on for some time. Sounds like she wanted to fix it so that the mother-in-law couldn't drive over to visit (bother) her anymore. Is it possible that she provided her mother-in-law with something before contacting police?


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