La Grange police blotter for Aug. 28
Updated: October 1, 2012 4:35PM
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.
Colorado, a yellow lab, was captured by a neighbor at 10:39 a.m. Aug. 22 after the dog got out of its yard near Denning Park and was running on Mason Drive. Police said the owner returned from work to get his dog and put it inside the house.
Two large birds, either turkeys or pheasants, were reported trapped in the parking garage of Grayhill Inc., 561 W. Hillgrove Ave., at 7:55 p.m. Friday and again at 11:06 p.m. The caller was advised to leave the doors open so the birds could escape.
A Park Junior High School student reported being harassed by a motorist near Ogden and Madison avenues at about 4:42 p.m. Monday as the girl walked home from school. The man, who commented about the girl’s breasts, is described as white with a beard, wearing an orange shirt and driving a tan vehicle missing the front hub caps.
A woman was stuck in an elevator at 14 S. Ashland Ave. at 1:14 p.m. Monday, but managed to squeeze out between the doors, so police and fire department assistance wasn’t needed.
A suspicious man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and hanging out by the back door of Prasino’s restaurant, 93 S. La Grange Road, was reported at 11:40 p.m. Sunday. Police determined the man, who is homeless, was just practicing his Tai Chi and was sent on his way.
Two vehicles became stuck in standing water under the Ogden Avenue Bridge at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, following heavy rains. Barricades blocked the area until water receded. One vehicle was towed. Two more vehicles became stuck at 9:18 p.m. and were towed at the owners’ expense.
Flooding also was reported at 8:03 p.m. at 47th Street and East Avenue. Barricades blocked off the intersection at 8:15 p.m. until water receded.
Fireworks were reported at 11 p.m. Saturday by a resident of the 800 block of South La Grange Road, who thought she heard 10 gunshots initially. Police determined fireworks were shot off in an area west of La Grange Road.
A LaGrange Park teen was taken into police custody at 3:41 p.m. Friday after he was seen sitting in the middle of the first block of East 47th Street and cars were slamming on their brakes to avoid hitting him. No one was reported injured in the incident.
Youth contact cards were issued at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23 to four kids involved in a minor altercation at Seventh Avenue School, 700 S. 7th Ave.
A woman passed a counterfeit bill at 1:57 p.m. Aug. 22 at the McDonald’s restaurant at 100 N. La Grange Road. The woman was last seen driving a gray Ford Taurus headed west on Ogden Avenue.
Two women were transported to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital at 5:55 a.m. Aug. 23 following a two-car crash at Ogden and Ashland avenues. Connie L. Hurd, 71, of 116 Washington Ave., La Grange, who was injured, was cited for failure to yield or stop at an intersection. The other driver, Valente Leanos, 33, of 4431 S. Kenilworth Ave., Stickney, was cited for driving with an expired registration. Leanos’s passenger, Jessica Patterson, 31, who also was injured, was cited for failure to wear a seat belt.
Graffiti from a marking pen was reported at 8:35 a.m. Friday on a gazebo at Burlington and Kensington avenues.
A resident of the 600 block of South La Grange Road reported two cases of identity theft at 1:54 p.m. Monday. Someone tried to use the resident’s personal information to open two AT&T accounts in Florida.
A black and green Trek bike was reported stolen at 4:20 p.m. Saturday from in front of a home on the 300 block of South 8th Avenue.
Bradley R. Mahoney, 51, of 500 S. 7th Ave., La Grange, was arrested at 1:42 a.m. Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use near 31st Street and La Grange Road. ~.