La Grange police blotter for July 24
Updated: September 24, 2012 1:29AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Police were called to help identify a 17-year-old boy dropped off at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital after he apparently had been drinking at a party in Clarendon Hills. Police determined he was from Clarendon Hills, and his mother was called.
A caller told police at 2:47 p.m. Sunday a dog had been locked in a black pickup truck parked on the first block of South La Grange Road for more than an hour with the windows up. The owner was located and warned of state laws against the practice. The dog wasn’t in distress.
A man calling to complain of a fly in his banana split was reported at 12:29 p.m. Friday at Tate’s Ice Cream, 25 S. Ashland Ave. The owner told police she thought it was a scam. Police were unable to reach the caller.
A resident of the 700 block of South 9th Avenue reported at 9:02 p.m. Sunday a man was screaming crazy things. Police determined he was intoxicated, and the man agreed to stop.
A 42-year-old La Grange man threatening to commit suicide was transported at 3:49 p.m. Saturday from the 900 block of South 8th Avenue to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
A hazardous gas reading was reported at 1:34 p.m. July 19 for about an hour at a home on the 900 block of South Catherine avenue. The detector was determined to be defective.
Ogden Avenue was closed from 1:04 to 2:24 a.m. July 19 after a vehicle stalled in water under the bridge east of La Grange Road following heavy rains a few hours earlier. A tow truck removed the vehicle.
Dylan Schneider, 19, of 3604 Prairie Ave., Brookfield, was arrested at 4:52 p.m. Saturday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana at Gordon Park, La Grange Road and Ogden Avenue. A 16-year-old LaGrange Park girl and a 15-year-old Countryside boy also were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana at the park.
A 58-year-old man appeared to have suffered a heart attack at 9:50 a.m. Sunday on the tennis courts at Gilbert Park, Gilbert Avenue and 43rd Street. The man was transported to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.
A 13-year-old boy was transported at 5:02 p.m. Saturday from Sedgwick Park, 47th Street and East Avenue, for treatment of a possible broken arm.
A 17-year-old boy was transported to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital after he ran into a pole and split his head open at the Community Center, 200 Washington Ave.
Damage to a pool was reported at 7:20 p.m. Sunday on the 500 block of South Spring Avenue after three uninvited 12-year-old boys swam in the pool. The boys told police they uncovered the pool and had been swimming twice that day. The boys were released to the custody of their parents.
Someone wrote vulgar words on the playground at Seventh Avenue School, 701 S. 7th Ave., it was reported at 10:18 p.m. Saturday.
A broken window was reported at 5:40 p.m. July 19 at a home on the 200 block of South Edgewood Avenue. The damage appears to be storm related, and no signs of a break-in attempt were discovered, police said.
Someone threw eggs at a home on the 500 block of south Spring Avenue, it was reported at 9:02 a.m. July 18. The owner said the home had been egged three other times recently.
A gray men’s bike valued at $423 was reported stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Friday from the Stone Avenue station, 625 W. Burlington Ave.
A silver and red bike locked in the rack at the La Grange Road train station was reported stolen at 6:03 p.m. July 19. The loss is estimated at $470.
A men’s blue bike locked at the La Grange Road train station bike rack was reported stolen at 6:15 p.m. July 19.
An unlocked black and red men’s bike was reported stolen at 7:13 p.m. July 18 from outside a home on the first block of North Edgewood Lane.
A silver Honda convertible was reported stolen at 7:45 a.m. July 18 from the first block of North Brainard Avenue, where it was last seen at 9 p.m. July 17. The vehicle was recovered, but damaged, in Chicago.
A backpack blower was reported stolen at 10:38 a.m. July 19 from a landscaping truck, and an employee was following a black Chevy Blazer north on Spring Avenue from Brewster Avenue into La Grange Park. Authorities were unable to locate the equipment valued at $400.
Someone broke the passenger-side window of a truck parked behind Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., and stole a GPS, iPod Touch, and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses between 2 and 3:15 p.m. July 16. Baseball gear also was stolen from an unlocked portion of the truck.
Angel J. Rodriguez, 19, of 1858 Manchester Ave., Westchester, was arrested at 4:25 p.m. July 18 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and six traffic violations during a stop on the 1100 block of North La Grange Road. Police stopped Rodriguez’s car for a check on an expired registration sticker and found Xanax inside. Rodriguez also was cited for unlawful possession of a registration sticker, an incomplete title certificate, unlawful display of registration, no valid registration, not displaying a drivers license and driving without proof of insurance.