THURSDAY, AUG. 30
In Park After Hours
Police received a report at 12:42 a.m. that a group of people was hanging out in Sawyer Park after hours. The caller told police they have called before and when police arrive, the group of people who are regularly in the park hide their alcohol in a garbage can. When police leave, they pull it back out. Police sent the group on their way, but said it was a different group of people than on other nights.
A caller on the 800 block of Arlington Avenue told police at 1:15 a.m. that he had received a pop-up notification on his computer stating that he owes $200 and there is a criminal case pending against him for looking at pornography. The notification also told him the $200 dollars was needed to unlock his computer after looking at illegal sites. Police advised the man that it appeared his computer had a virus due to sites he had visited.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29
Woman Needs Ride
A caller on the 400 block of Gilbert Avenue told police at 11:31 p.m. that a woman had rung their doorbell and told them she had just left the hospital and needed a ride home to Carol Stream. Police called the woman a cab.
Firefighters Lend a Hand
Police provided mutual aid to the La Grange Park Fire Department at 3:02 p.m. for a report of a gas smell in a residence on the 300 block of north Brainard Avenue.
Police received a report at 5:50 p.m. that a man was walking two unleashed dogs at Bell and Edgewood avenues. The caller said both dogs appeared to be old and that he had confronted the dog's owner about the leash laws in La Grange. Police searched the area, but could not find anyone.
Bike Stolen at Library
An unlocked bike was stolen at the La Grange Public Library, a caller told police at 6:02 p.m. The bike was described as a boy's Diamondback bike, red in color with gray wheels.
Drinking and Driving Reported
Police got a report at 6:28 p.m. of a man in a Chevy Impala who was drinking and driving on Ogden Avenue headed east. The area was checked, but police did not see the vehicle. They alerted the Western Spring Police Department about it.
Missing Money, But No Proof
Someone came into the police department at 7:51 p.m. to talk with an officer about money missing from an account held in La Grange. Police advised the person it was a civil matter, and he would need to contact a lawyer and the attorney general’s office, as he had no proof or documentation of the account.
TUESDAY, AUG. 28
Fight at Train Station
A caller told police at 11:24 p.m. that another woman had pushed her at the La Grange Road Train Station. Police separated the two and sent them on their way.
A resident on the 400 block of East Avenue told police that his neighbors were bring loud and had waken him at 4:13 a.m. Police spoke with the neighbors, who said they would move it inside.
Friend's Ex-Fiancé Threatening
A caller told police at 9:56 p.m. that her friend’s ex-fiancé had been sending her threatening messages for four hours and would like it to stop. Police talked with the message sender and told them to stop sending the messages.
A caller reported to police at 8:55 a.m. that cars have been speeding up and down the 900 block of Brainard Avenue around dusk daily going 60-70 mph. Police said they would watch the area.
Wallet Found, Reported Stolen
Someone who found a wallet at Menards in Hodgkins turned it in to police at 9:07 a.m. She told police she had let the owner know it would be at the police station for him to pick up. Police called the wallet’s owner and talked with his wife who said the wallet had been reported stolen with the Hodgkins Police Department the night before. The wallet and information was transferred to Hodgkins police.
A caller told police he believed he lost his wallet in Oak Park recently and wanted to report it to police. The wallet contained about $40 and some identification. The caller was given information about how to replace his driver's license.
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