Woman Who Claims Identity Theft Found Wanted on Warrants

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

A La Grange woman who told police she was a victim of identity theft was held in custody when officers said she was evasive and they found she was wanted on outstanding warrants from two other police departments.

Lashon Gibson is wanted on a warrant for deceptive practice in Rosemont and a traffic violation in Oak Brook; she was scheduled to be bonded out Sept. 28, according to Ken Uher, La Grange police investigator.

She told police Sept. 27 that she was the victim of identity theft in 21 transactions from her Charter One Bank debit card, including four in La Grange since Aug. 5. She then refused to cooperate and could not say for sure whether she made the purchases in La Grange, police said. She wanted a complaint number to forward to her bank, police said.

In an unrelated incident reported that same day, someone used the name of a La Grange resident to open a Dish Network account, police said, adding there was no loss.

Counterfeit $20 Bills

Someone came into McDonalds, 100 N. LaGrange Road, at about 5:53 p.m. Sept. 27 and tried to use two $20 bills that an employee tested and found were counterfeit, La Grange police said. No more information was available from investigators Sept. 28.

Phone Scam Tried

A La Grange woman reported Sept. 27 that she received a telephone call from a man saying his name was Brad, he was with Microsoft and needs information. She did not give him any information and contacted her husband, who called police.   

A police officer called the phone number and spoke to “Brad,” who stated he was with a fake company in Indonesia, according to police. The officer told him to stop calling people.

Matching Suitcases?

A suitcase apparently belonging to a homeless person was found on the 0-100 block of west Burlington Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. Sept. 27.

At 12:40 a.m. that day, a 43-year-old man by the La Grange Road train depot, 25 W. Burlington Ave., told police his suitcase was stolen. His said he was undergoing alcohol withdrawal and was brought to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital at his request.

Man Disoriented

A man who looked disoriented was reported on the 200 block of Hillgrove Avenue, “roaming around town” at about 8:45 a.m. Sept. 27.  Police could not locate him.

Package Stolen

A La Grange woman reported Sept. 26 that she has been waiting for a package to be delivered and it never arrived. The La Grange Post Office reported it was delivered at about 329 p.m. Sept. 17. Missing was a backpack worth $40. The resident will contact a postal inspector.

Dispute Between Friends?

A witness saw a man break the window of a car parked in the Walgreen’s lot, 2 N. LaGrange Road, and  leave on a bicycle at about 1:18 p.m. Sept. 26. He was described as 29 or 30 years old with a crew cut. La Grange police have the name of a 28-year-old man, said this may be between acquaintances and they continue to investigate.

Alcohol Theft Stopped

Two young men, one a juvenile, tried to steal alcohol from the Jewel-Osco, 507 E. Woodlawn Ave., on Sept. 27, La Grange Park said. Both were caught, police said. The juvenile was held accountable and turned over to his parents; the other was arrested. Police did not release his name.   

Waiting for Repairs

A La Grange man told police Sept. 26 that he paid a contractor to do some work at his house and now the contractor is in jail. The resident said he paid the contractor before the work was done. Police said they wait to see if the man finishes the work before pursuing any action.  

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