The 2017 LaGrange Police Holiday Toy Drive is underway!
La Grange Police Department is located at 304 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange, 60525 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael A Holub. The La Grange Police Department phone number is (708) 579-2333.
The 2017 LaGrange Police Holiday Toy Drive is underway!
*****REMINDER***** Auction of Lost, Abandoned, Unclaimed and Surplus Property The La Grange Police Department is holding its annual auction of lost, abandoned, unclaimed, and surplus property on Saturday October 21, at 9:00 AM in the rear of the La Grange Police Department located at 304 W. Burlington Ave. La Grange IL 60525. Items to be auctioned may be viewed on Saturday October 21 from 8:00 AM until auction time at 9:00 AM All Potential bidders MUST register prior to the start of the auction. All Bidders MUST pay in CASH, no credit cards or checks will be accepted. All sales are FINAL and AS IS, items have no existing warranties, neither expressed nor implied. Items to be auctioned include, but are not limited to: Bicycles, Electronics, Video Games, Jewelry and Surplus Village Equipment.
***NEWS RELEASE*** A robbery occurred at The Golden Spa, 623 S. La Grange Road, at approximately 12:45 pm on Monday, October 16, 2017. The victim reports the first suspect entered the store and sat in the lobby of the business. A second suspect entered the store a short time later and asked to use the restroom. The victim pointed to the back of the business and the second suspect went to the back toward the restroom. The second suspect returned to the lobby a short time later and asked the victim were she kept the money. The victim pointed to the cash drawer and the suspects removed the money and ran out the front of the business. The victim followed the suspects out the front of the business and observed both get into a vehicle in the alley which was occupied by two additional male subjects of an unknown race.No weapons were displayed or inferred during the event and no injuries were reported. Money from the victims purse that was in the rear of the business and from the cash drawer were the only reported loses.#1 – Male Black approximately 5’ 06”, short hair, wearing a white hoodie with red lettering.#2 – Male Black, wearing a gray hoodie.The vehicle was described as a dark green four door sedan with tinted windows, unknown make and model.La Grange Police Officers and Investigators are conducting victim and witness interviews at this time and will also be reviewing video from the store and surrounding area.Anyone who may have seen something based upon the information above, or with information about the robbery, should contact the La Grange Police Department at 708-579-2333.
The owner of the dog has been located. Thank you for all the help! This dog was found overnight. If you know or are the owner, please give us a call at 708-579-2333.
UPDATE 092617 A robbery at Bank of America (1425 W. 47th Street) was reported at 1:35 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017. A note was passed to the teller demanding money. No weapon was displayed or inferred and no threat of violence was presented. The bank teller reports that the suspect was observed getting into an unknown vehicle and leaving the area. The suspect is described as an unarmed, white male approximately 6 feet tall and 35-40 years of age, receding hair line, blue sunglasses, dark pants, dark jacket and wearing bandages on his finger tips. The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the FBI at (312) 421-6700 or the La Grange Police Department by dialing 9-1-1.
* * * N E W S R E L E A S E * * * A robbery at Bank of America (1425 W. 47th Street) was reported at 1:35 p.m. this afternoon. A note was passed to the teller demanding money. No weapon was displayed or inferred and no threat of violence was presented. The bank teller reports that the suspect was observed getting into an unknown vehicle and leaving the area. A K-9 search of the area supported witness accounts that the suspect left the area in a vehicle. The Federal Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and assumed control over the investigation. The suspect is a male white 6’0’ tall, brown hair, wearing dark jacket, dark pants, blue sunglasses, and wearing bandages on his fingers. The suspect matches the description of several other bank robberies in the western suburbs. Residents are asked to remain vigilant and contact 9-1-1 with any information regarding this active investigation.
A tactical unit involving the Chicago Police and U.S. Marshalls were involved in a pursuit of a vehicle with occupants wanted for an investigation into crimes including armed robbery. A chase originated in Lyons, came through La Grange and ended with a crash at the intersection of Brainard Avenue and Plainfield Road. Area schools were placed on soft lock down as a search of the area was completed. Information obtained suggests that all suspects have been apprehended as a result of the incident. Police officers were stationed at LTHS and the other schools to assist with dismissal of students this afternoon. As always, please call 9-1- 1 to report any suspicious activity.
SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE REMINDER With the start of school for elementary and high school students in La Grange we would like to remind you of the following: Because traffic and pedestrian safety is a priority for the Village of La Grange, the La Grange Police Department will be patrolling in the school zones to ensure child safety and pedestrian safety. The Village would like to provide motorists, residents and parents with the following safety reminders and to increase safety awareness: 1. The speed limit around schools is 20 mph. 2. Parents and children should use designated walking routes to ensure safety. 3. Please obey crossing guard commands; this applies to everyone. 4. Parents should consider establishing a "walking school bus" whereby an adult accompanies a group of neighborhood children walking to school. 5. Drivers must stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when a person is walking with a green light or has entered a crosswalk before the traffic signal has changed. 6. Motorists must stop before passing a school bus when it is loading or unloading passengers. However, motorists must remain stopped when the signal arm is extended and lights are flashing. 7. Parents are asked to exercise extra caution and allow themselves additional time for student drop-off and pick-up. 8. All motorists are asked to please drive carefully throughout the community and particularly around schools, parks and the downtown area.
* * * N E W S R E L E A S E * * * The La Grange Police Department has received several reports of Burglary to Motor Vehicles over the past 24 hours. Sixteen reports of vehicles being unlawfully entered and ransacked between August 22 and 23, 2017 are currently being investigated. In each instance, the unknown offender(s) entered vehicles that were unlocked and parked on residential driveways. An attempt to steal at least one of the entered motor vehicles was made. Some items and money have been reported missing but it appears that the offenders are primarily attempting to locate keys to steal vehicles. The reported crimes are similar to those used in previous and recent thefts in nearby communities where the offenders sought unlocked vehicles to steal. The LGPD continues to work closely with our regional partners to identify suspects. The La Grange Police Department would like to thank residents for their continued vigilance. Please continue to: • Keep all vehicle doors and windows closed and locked at all times. Close all windows and the sunroof and do not leave keys inside the vehicle. • Engage the vehicle’s alarm system if you have one. • Remove visible items of value (wallet, purse, electronics, etc.) from the vehicle. As always, if you see any suspicious activity, call the police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.
SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATED 8:28PM The second bike with the helmet has be returned to its owner! Thank You to those who helped. Hopefully we can find the still missing bicycle. Today, Members of the patrol Division identified and arrested a Subject in connection with thefts of Bicycles. The first picture is similar to the still missing bicycle. The missing bicycle is a black Carbon Fiber Trek 2100 road bicycle. The second bicycle with helmet at cut combination lock was recovered during the investigation and the owner is unidentified. If you have any information on either bicycle you are asked to call 708-579-2333 ext 3 to speak with a dispatcher.
***NEWS RELEASE*** HOME INVASION UPDATE Terrence D Harris of Aurora, Illinois was arrested in Scott County, Iowa for charges related to a home invasion which occurred at a residence on the 100 block of Sawyer, in La Grange on May 26, 2017. Harris was identified through witness statements and information collected during the course of the investigation. Once Harris was identified, Investigators worked with the Cook County States Attorney s office to obtain an arrest warrant, and other local and state departments to locate the suspect. LGPD was notified June 6, 2017 that an arrest of Harris was made in Scott County, Iowa. Harris was arrested by Scott County Sheriff s Officers for an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and in-custody when LGPD s warrant was given final approval. Harris bond is set at $500, 000 on the home invasion charge. Over the past several days, Investigators have been working with the States Attorney s Office and Scott County Sheriff s Office to coordinate extradition and formally charging of Harris in the La Grange case. Harris remains in the custody of Scott County at the time of this press release. Investigators continue to make progress in developing leads and tips regarding the remaining suspects. Anyone with information is asked to notify the La Grange Police Department at (708) 579-2333.
* * * N E W S R E L E A S E * * * HOME INVASION On Friday, May 26, 2017 at approximately 11:48pm, a Home invasion occurred at a residence on the 100 block of Sawyer, in La Grange. In summary, five offenders entered the residence and at least one was armed with a handgun. While in the residence the offenders took money, two handguns, a shotgun, and a cell phone that belonged to the victim. The offenders exited the residence and entered two separate vehicles that were parked in the alley. A single gunshot was fired into the air by the offenders as they entered the vehicles. The victim believed the action was a “warning shot” to keep him from following the offenders. The offenders left the area in an unknown direction. The victim contacted the police to report the incident after the offenders left the scene. A search of the area and an area wide radio broadcast for the offenders was completed by the patrol division. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence, and no additional crimes were discovered or reported to the Police. Offender descriptions: #1 – Male Black, 19-21 years old, 5’8”-5’10”, slim build, unknown clothing, displaying a black semi-automatic pistol. #2 – Male Black, 19-21 years old, 5’10” – 6’0”, medium build, wearing dark hoody, and dark pants. #3-#5 – Male Black, approximately 20 years old, dark hoodies and dark pants. Vehicle description: #1 – Chevy Pick-up truck, gray in color, unknown license plate. #2 – GMC Envoy, dark color, possibly with Iowa license plate. Increased patrols on the residential streets have already been implemented. The Investigations Division is actively working the case and reviewing a possibly relationship between one of the offenders and the victim. Anyone with information is asked to notify the La Grange Police Department at (708) 579-2333
* * * N E W S R E L E A S E * * * ARMED ROBBERY On Thursday, May 25, 2017 at approximately 9:41pm, an armed robbery occurred at 7th Ave. and Goodman Ave. in La Grange. In summary, two teenage males, 18 and 19 years old were walking E/B Goodman Ave. near 6th Ave. when two teenage males, who had previously been acting suspiciously, approached the victims. The offending teenagers told the victims to give them their phones and money while displaying a handgun. The victims removed their phones and turned them over to the offenders. The offenders left on foot W/B Goodman toward 6th Ave and retrieved two bicycles they apparently left in a nearby yard. One of the victims ran after the offenders as they left the area S/B 6th Ave. The victim pursued both offenders until 49th street then lost sight of them as they continued S/B 6th Ave. La Grange Police units were sent to the area of 6th and Goodman Ave. for a disturbance between two white males and two black males and upon arrival located the remaining victim. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and an extensive search of the area for the offenders and additional crimes was completed by the patrol division. Offender descriptions: #1 – Male Black, 16-18 yoa, 6’0”-6’2”, short hair, slim build, wearing black shirt, black pants and a baby face with a big nose, displaying a black semi-automatic pistol. #2 – Male Black, 16-18 yoa, 5’8” – 6’0”, short hair, slim build, shirtless wearing black shorts, a gray tank-top wrapped around his face, and high white socks. Increased patrols on the residential streets has already been implemented. The Investigations Division is actively working the case and trying to identify the offenders. Anyone with information is asked to notify the La Grange Police Department at (708) 579-2333.
From 10am until 2pm you can turn any unwanted, unused or expired medication to the LaGrange Police Department located at 304 W Burlington. The photos indicate what can and cannot be accepted.
State law requires that you turn into the closest lane when making right and left hand turns. The green arrows in the diagram show the correct way to make a turn. The red arrows show a turn that is a violation of the state law.
Please take the time to review the Western Springs Police Department's release of information regarding a vehicular hijacking which occurred yesterday. Follow the link below: http://www.wsprings.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=982
Information regarding a recent armed robbery http://www.villageoflagrange.com/DocumentCenter/View/1498
This video demonstrates why the state law mandates a driver slow down and move over when approaching a vehicle with its emergency lights activated.
Below is a great video for not only new but seasoned drivers. It will take about 15 minutes of your time but will work great for parents to facilitate a conversation with their new drivers on how to act on a traffic stop. The video also addresses your rights under the constitution. https://youtu.be/0nCUvvozkIE
Today, Ofc Falls delivered over 250 gifts to All Our Children Advocacy Center. Ofc Falls was reluctant to take the picture stating "so many helped and should be in the picture". The Director of AOCAC, Danielle Butts accepted the donations at the agency. Danielle told Ofc Falls that the gifts will benefit so many children who wouldn't normally receive such gifts. The gifts will be given to those children who are at the AOCAC because of tragic circumstances. The members of the LaGrange Police Department would like to thank all who helped make this possible.
Thank you to those who attended the Holiday Party. A special thank you to all who donated a toy to benefit the children who have contact with All Our Children's Advocacy Center. As you can see by some of the photos all who attended had a blast. An extra special thank you to Ofc Falls. Without her dedication and determination the event would not have been such a success!
Please take the time to watch this PSA from Sandy Hook Promise. Which message did you see? Did you see the warning signs?
One week until the big holiday party! Things are falling into order, the candy cane reindeer are lining up.....will we see you there?
We are so excited about this event we are going to share our own post. Some of our personnel have already gotten into the spirit and have been working on projects for the event. Donations have already started coming in!!!!! So we know we are going to be there and we hope to see you!!!!!