Paramedics Report Bizarre Incident, Man Threatened, Child Crying on the Phone: Police Blotter
La Grange police reports, Sept. 4-6.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
A truck mirror was struck by an unknown vehicle at Hillgrove Avenue and La Grange Road at 3:16 p.m., police said. The owner of the truck briefly spoke with the driver of a passenger car, which then left. The driver wanted the incident reported as a matter of record for his company.
Insurance Check Cashed Without Permission
A resident reported at 4:45 p.m. that her ex-husband cashed some insurance checks without her consent.
Unwanted Person at Apartment
Police were called at 5:46 p.m. about an unwanted person in an apartment on the 300 block of Calendar Avenue. The caller told police that the unwanted person was not supposed to be there for a time period of 72 hours. Police spoke with the individual who said he was grabbing a few belongings and then would not return for 72 hours.
Reckless Driving Leads to Ambulance Call
Police stopped a car headed east on Ogden Avenue following a report of reckless driving at 8:10 p.m. Police later called an ambulance for the driver who is diabetic.
Child Crying on the Phone
Police were called at 9:14 p.m. by a resident who said she had received a phone call from a number she didn't know that sounded like a young child crying and asking for its mother. Police called the number several times and each time the number went to voicemail. Police left a message on the voicemail to contact the La Grange Police Department if assistance was needed.
Cars Speed in Parking Garage
Police got a report at 10:09 p.m. of two Ford Mustangs and a Chevy Camaro speeding in the parking garage. Police found the vehicles, which were parked at the time. They said they would keep a special watch on the floor.
Police got a call about a suspicious black vehicle at 10:34 p.m. that was sitting outside a house on the 200 block of north Catherine Avenue with the driver talking loudly on a phone. Police located the car at Ogden and Clausen avenues and were informed the driver just dropped off a client. He was sent on his way.
Josey Montes, 33, of the 200 block of south Ninth Avenue in La Grange, was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license at Ogden and Stone avenues at 8:16 a.m., police said.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
Ex-BF Wants Things Back
A caller on the 0-100 block of south Madison Avenue told police at 5:15 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend was threatening her and said he wanted his belongings back. Police were called to stand by while the boyfriend’s belongings were picked up.
Report of Bottles Thrown
Police got a call at 10:07 p.m. that four people were throwing bottles off the 2nd floor of the La Grange parking garage. Police checked the floor and found no one there.
Bike in Vacant Yard
Police got a call at 12:43 p.m. about a striped bike found in the backyard of a vacant house on the 300 block of east Franklin Street. Police found a bike frame for an orange Mongoose Surge and disposed of it.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4
Woman Asked to Leave Post Office
A homeless woman was reported to be standing in the lobby of the La Grange Post Office, blocking the door and refusing to leave at 1:49 p.m. Police told the woman to leave the building.
Report of Lightning Strike
A resident on the 600 block of south Spring Avenue told police at midnight that lightning had possibly struck something in their backyard and set it on fire. Police found that the insulation of a primary wire on a power line was burning and called ComEd.
Altercation in Parking Lot
Police were called about a traffic altercation in a parking lot at La Grange Road and Ogden Avenue at 3:44 p.m. The caller told police a man had yelled at her and she wanted him talked to. Police talked with the man who told them the driver/caller had attempted to turn in front of him while driving.
Man Threatened to Shoot Another
Police were called at 3:56 p.m. about a traffic altercation where one driver threatened another when he was told to slow down. The driver told the man he would shoot him. Police spoke to both men who were satisfied and sent on their way.
Paramedics Report Bizarre Situation
Police were informed of a bizarre incident that occurred as paramedics were transporting a man to the hospital in an ambulance. The subject was showing paramedics his Ironman action figures and talking about he size of Ironman’s penis. Paramedics said the conversation grew more bizarre and sexual. At the hospital, a nurse and a technician reported they found the man sucking on the Ironman action figure and masturbating. Attempts to talk with him were unsuccessful and a doctor eventually ordered him to be restrained. Paramedics were concerned and told police because they worried the action figure could lure children.
Hypodermic Needle Found
A caller on the 0-100 block of Beacon Place told police at 4:54 p.m. they would like a special watch of the area due to a hypodermic needle being found in the bushes and seeing people sleep in the bushes at night. The resident was told to call police when she saw someone sleeping there. The caller called back at 6:33 p.m. Police found a man and a woman there and both were sent on their way to spend the night at a motel.
Uncle to Pick Up Unwanted Man at McDonalds
Police got a report of an unwanted subject in the lobby of McDonalds, 100 N. La Grange Rd., who refused to leave. Police picked the man up to wait for his uncle to pick him up in the lobby of the police station.
Police got a call about a woman who was crying in her car at East and Elm avenues at about 11:33 p.m. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.
A caller reported a suspicious vehicle to police at about 5:12 a.m. on the 600 block of south Stone Avenue that was driving slowly and pulled up in front of several houses. Police located the car and found they were delivering newspapers.
A caller told police that he saw his neighbor on the 500 block of south Brainard Avenue cut up his bushes and then throw them on the golf course across the street. A police officer checked it out and said he observed a lot of small piles of decaying shrubbery, so it was difficult to determine which pile the neighbor was talking about. Police advised the neighbor not to do it again.
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