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Woman Reports Man With Badge Threatens to Tow Her Car

Here is a list of items taken from the La Grange/La Grange Park police blotter.

A woman told La Grange police that she had an argument Sept. 13 in a village parking lot with a man who flashed a badge and threatened to impound her car.

When she reported the incident at about 12:29 p.m. and said she was worried her car would be towed. A police officer told her the man is not employed by La Grange. The incident happened in the parking lot on the east side of Ashland Avenue between Burlington and Calendar avenues.

She described the man as being in his 30s, having a beard and wearing a baseball cap and dark shirt.

Babysitter’s a Check Forger

A resident of the 1200 block of Cleveland Avenue told La Grange Park police Sept. 9 that a babysitter took checks from the house and forged her signature. The loss was less than $500.

No Restitution for Bike

A La Grange man asked police Sept. 12 how to get restitution for the $130 he paid to fix his child’s bicycle that was stolen and recovered. La Grange police replied this was a civil matter and the father would have to get the money from the person, who is unknown, who damaged the bicycle.

Tequila Stolen

Someone stole a bottle of tequila Sept. 10 at the Jewel-Osco store, 507 E. Woodlawn Ave., and was last seen exiting the parking lot on an orange bicycle and going west on Oak Avenue, La Grange Park police said.   

Shooting at squirrels

Neighbors on the 1200 block of Newberry Avenue told La Grange Park police Sept 9 that a resident was trying to shoot squirrels with a pellet gun. No arrest was made.

‘Deserter’ Arrested

David V. Ortiz, 22, of Chicago was arrested Sept. 12 by La Grange police at 48th Street and LaGrange Road on a warrant for military desertion. His car was towed. Ortiz was held for extradition.

Driver ‘Suspicious’

A woman living on the 0-100 block of south Stone Avenue told police at about 8:02 p.m. Sept. 12 that a man in a white van in her alley was watching her as she took out the garbage.

Fence Damaged

Kids are suspected of damaging a fence on the 900 block of south Spring Avenue on Sept. 12.

Jogger ‘Suspicious”

A man dressed in all black was running north on the 1100 block of south Brainard Avenue and looked suspicious, according to a caller to La Grange police at about 12:16 a.m. Sept, 13. Police found a La Grange Highlands man on the 700 block who told them he was on his nightly run.

Two Bicycles Found

A women’s Schwinn World Sport gray, 10-speed bicycle was found Sept. 12 on the front lawn of a home on the 700 block of 11th Avenue, police said.

A yellow Magna 24-inch bicycle that had been reported chained up for several weeks to a bench on the west end of Kiwanis Park, Elm Avenue and LaGrange Road, was picked up Sept. 12 by a police officer who cut off the lock.

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