Two Game Birds Locked in Garage and More: La Grange Police Blotter

La Grange police reports, Aug. 24-25


Reported Gunshots Are Only Fireworks

Police got a call from a resident who reported hearing 10 gunshots on the 800 block of south La Grange Road at about 11 p.m. Police said they were not gunshots, but fireworks coming from an area west of La Grange Road.

Locked Out, Break In

La Grange police provided assistance to Brookfield police at about 11:09 p.m. for a report of man trying to kick in a door and was possibly drunk. Police found the man, who had locked himself out of his home and was trying to get back inside.

Stolen Bike

Police got a report of a stolen bike on the 300 block of south Eighth Avenue at 4:20 p.m. The caller told police the bike, a black and green men's Trek, was parked on the curbside of the front lawn. The caller thought it was possibly picked by a silver pickup truck described as a "junker" about 15 minutes before calling police.

Bike Found

Police got a call at 6:55 p.m. that a bike had been left on a resident’s lawn since 7 a.m. that morning. The bike was a bronze men's Schwinn with a bell. Police picked it up and are holding it at the station.

Drunks Argue at Hospital

Police were called to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital at 9:28 to assist staff in the emergency room with two drunken patients who were arguing. The two were separated and told to quiet down for the night.

SUV Drivers Argue

Police got a report at 11:54 a.m. that two people in separate SUVs were arguing at Ogden and Ashland avenues. Police checked the area, but did not locate anyone arguing.


Juvenile in Street

Police got a report of a juvenile at 3:41 p.m. who was sitting in the street at 47th Street and Sixth avenue causing drivers to slam on their breaks to avoid hitting the child. The child was picked up and taken home by police.

Turkeys or Pheasants in Garage

A police officer who was at a La Grange restaurant was approached by someone who reported two turkeys were locked in the parking garage of Grayhill Inc., 561 W. Hillgrove Ave. When police arrived the garage was locked, but police reported they did not hear or see anything. They were unable to contact anyone at the company. 

Police got a second complaint at 10:06 p.m. that two birds, possibly pheasants, were locked in the Grayhill parking garage. Police made contact with staff at Grayhill who said they would leave the garage door open for a while so the birds could leave.

Where two turkey or pheasants came from is still a mystery. 

Driver Accosted in Western Springs

Two women came to the police department at 8:08 a.m. to report they had just been in an altercation with another driver in Western Springs. One of the women told police she was accosted by another driver for not stopping at a crosswalk.

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