La Grange Police Department

  • Agency: La Grange Police Department
  • Address: 304 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange, 60525 IL
  • Chief: Michael A Holub (Chief of Police)
Phone: (708) 579-2333
Fax: (708) 579-1085

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.

La Grange Police Department News

May 9th, 2018 Dear La Grange Residents and Businesses, RADAR STUDIOS, located in Chicago, will be filming exterior scenes for Weathertech throughout the Village on Tuesday May 15th and Wednesday May 16th 2018. We are working closely with the Village of La Grange, La Grange Police and numerous businesses to accommodate for the filming. We will arrive each day about 5 a.m. and will be completed about 8 p.m. Portions of the production will require the use of a water truck and sprinklers to create rain as well as a few fans to create wind. These effects are noted below along with information regarding the general timeframes of streets with NO PARKING signs and intermittent closures. ALL BUSINESSES WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING THE FILMING. Tuesday – May 15th 2018 NO PARKING East side of La Grange Rd. from Harris to 75 South – 5 AM to 8 PM Rain and Wind Effects will be in play at City Hall between 6am-11am Wednesday – May 16th 2018 - Morning NO PARKING South side of Harris from Madison to LaGrange - 6am-12pm NO PARKING North side of Harris from Madison to 3W Harris – 6am – 12pm ROAD CLOSURE of Harris from Madison to La Grange Rd – 9am-11am Please note: we will work with business deliveries through out this time. Intermittent Traffic Control along Harris - Per Police between 6am-11am North Portion of Parking Lot 8 will be sectioned off for parking of an Arial Boom Lift. The rest of the lot will remain open the entire time. Wednesday – May 16th 2018 - Afternoon NO PARKING -South side of Burlington Ave from Ashland to 24 W – 6am-7pm to allow for trucks and staging of Equipment. All exterior filming will take place between 12pm-3pm. Remaining filming will be interior If you have any questions or concerns about this production, please give myself, or Andrianna Peterson, a call at the numbers listed below. I’m more than happy to answer any questions and make special accommodations should you need any assistance during the filming. We look forward to filming in your neighborhood, and thank you in advance for your cooperation. Sincerely, Daniel Marcus Andrianna Peterson, Location Manager Village Manager (312) 687-6964 (708) 579-2315 Chicagofilmsus@gmail.com apeterson@villageoflagrange.com

It is with deep regret that the LaGrange Police Department announces the untimely passing of Retired Police Officer Duane Murray. In November of 1980, Officer Murray began his service as a Police Officer. Officer Murray was an expert accident reconstructionist, a highly skilled evidence technician, a highly knowledgeable truck enforcement officer and a very well respected Field Training Officer among many other accomplishments throughout his career. Officer Murray would retire from full time service in May of 2010. After retiring, Officer Murray would serve part-time with the Moraine Valley Community College Police Department before returning to the LaGrange Police Department as a part-time Officer until his full retirement in December of 2014. Officer Murray's dedicated service to the residents of the Village of LaGrange was appreciated and missed upon his full retirement. Duane, as he was known to us, was best known for his calm demeanor and an incredible sense of humor. Duane's presence would ease the most difficult situations. Duane will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and all who knew Duane.

* * * N E W S R E L E A S E * * * The Village of La Grange has been informed that the Illinois Prison Review Board is relocating Mr. Carl Reimann out of La Grange effective immediately. The Village appreciates the Illinois Prison Review Board’s attention to our residents’ concerns.

From the Chief of Police

**UPDATE, dog has been returned to owner, thank you for sharing! *** This male dog was found in the area of 8th ave/ Plainfield in La Grange. If you know the owner please contact us at 708-579-2333. Please share so we can get him home.

The LaGrange Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. All information is contained in the below link to begin the application process:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a national effort to collect unwanted, unused, and expired medications on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The La Grange Police Department located at 304 W. Burlington Avenue will serve as a regional drop off facility. ACCEPTABLE ITEMS include prescription and non-prescription capsules, pills, gel caps, tablets, patches, ointments, vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications. UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS include liquids, needles/syringes, bottled/pressurized gases or liquids, any bio-hazardous materials, or any medical equipment. The La Grange Police Department also has a permanent drug disposal box for the collection of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. The receptacle is located in the lobby of the Police Department. The lobby is open to the public at any time. PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT UNACCETABLE ITEMS into the receptacle. The collection box will be emptied regularly and collected items will be boxed and transported to a regional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collection site. For more information, please visit the DEA website at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov or contact La Grange Police Sergeant Tom Cimbalista at (708) 579-2334 or via email at tcimbalista@villageoflagrange.

* * * CRIME BULLETIN * * * Burglary to Residence and Stolen Vehicle The La Grange Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in the 800 block of Waiola Avenue. Residents left the home for a couple of hours and upon returning, found that the house was ransacked. There were no signs of forced entry. While in the residence, the burglars located the keys to a vehicle that was parked in the driveway and upon leaving, took the vehicle. The vehicle has since been located, parked and unoccupied. The most effective ways for residents to prevent burglaries is to lock your doors and report suspicious activity to the police department immediately. Here are a few additional tips: 1 Call 911 immediately if you observe any of the following: • Unfamiliar subjects appearing from between homes • Unfamiliar subjects knocking on doors and then going to the rear of the residence • Unusual dog barking • Suspicious, unfamiliar, occupied vehicles 2. Develop a relationship with neighbors in which you watch each other’s home while away. “Neighborhood Watch” is a proven method of crime prevention through reporting suspicious activity to the police department. Check your landscaping to keep your driveway and yard area open and visible to neighbors. 3. Don’t be an easy target. Lock all doors when you leave the residence, at night, and even when you are home. Lock all first floor windows with auxiliary lock mechanisms. Basement window-wells should be secured with interior locks that allow emergency exit in case of fire. The La Grange Police Department regularly patrols your area. The sooner you call, the sooner the officer can investigate any leads/suspects. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the Police Department at (708) 579-2333.

Suspicious Incident The La Grange Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on Thursday, March 22, at about 11:16 p.m. in the 1300 block of W. Maple. A 26 year old female pulled her vehicle into the driveway of a relative’s house in 1300 block of W. Maple when she observed another vehicle stop on Maple adjacent to the apron of the driveway. The female found this suspicious and waited in her vehicle for a short time. She did not observe anyone exit the vehicle that was parked on Maple so she began exiting her car. As she did so, she noticed that a male subject began exiting the driver’s side of the vehicle parked behind her. The woman immediately returned to her vehicle, closing and locking the car door. She stated that the male subject then walked up to her vehicle and began pulling on the driver’s door handle. The male subject did not say anything during this time. The female subject then backed up and traveled over the parkway in order to flee the area. She then contacted the La Grange Police Department. The male was described as possibly 25 to 35 years of age, 5’7 to 5’10, olive colored skin, wearing dark clothing and a mask that partially covered his face. The vehicle was described as a dark colored sedan. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the Police Department at (708) 579-2333.

Class will be starting on April 24th. If you are interested in participating please pick up an application in our Lobby or email us for an application!

Lyons Township High School staff, the Western Springs Police Department and the La Grange Police Department have been working together to investigate recent safety concerns that were brought to our attention. This information has been thoroughly reviewed and no credible threat was found. Lyons Township High School has issued a safety statement in response to the concerns. Dialogue between these three entities will continue as the safety of students, staff and residents is our highest priority. As a precaution, and to help ease concerns, the La Grange and Western Springs Police Departments will increase police visibility in and around the schools. We ask that everyone continue to remain vigilant as we work together to address safety concerns. If you see or hear anything suspicious, please contact 9-1-1. Attached is the LTHS Safety Statement

A police incident occurred in the Village of Western Springs and a press release has been issued by the Western Springs Police Department concerning the incident. Please do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you observe any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area. http://www.villageoflagrange.com/DocumentCenter/View/1616

The 2018 class is starting to fill up. If you are interested in joining us, please pick up an application at our lobby.

Last night at the Village Board meeting Sgt Rohlicek was honored for his 25 years of service. Congratulations Sgt Rohlicek!

The LGPD is now accepting applications for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy. The CPA is a free program that promotes community awareness and involvement in law enforcement. The class runs for 9 weeks and meets on Tuesday evenings at the La Grange PD. We are looking to start a new class in April. Must be 18 years of age to participate. Please email Tfalls@villageoflagrange.com or message us for additional information.

At tonight’s Village Board Meeting Chief Kurt Bluder was sworn in as the Chief of Police. We would like to welcome Chief Bluder to the LaGrange Community and wish him well as he starts his LaGrange career.

The week of January 8 marks the return to school for most elementary and high school students in La Grange. As traffic and pedestrian safety is a priority for the Village of La Grange, and to ensure a safe environment for school-aged children by increasing public awareness, the Village would like to provide motorists, residents and parents with the following safety reminders: • The speed limit around schools is 20 mph. Please drive carefully. • Please obey crossing guard commands. • 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. • Motorists must stop when a school bus is loading or unloading passengers. Motorists must remain stopped when the signal arm is extended and lights are flashing. • Parents are asked to exercise extra caution and allow themselves additional time for student drop-off and pick-up. • Cell phone usage is prohibited while driving on a roadway in a school speed zone. • The La Grange Police Department will be patrolling around school areas. The Village asks that all motorists drive carefully through La Grange.

***NEWS RELEASE*** The La Grange Police Department received a report of a suspicious person and package at St. Cletus Church, 600 W 55th Street, at approximately 3:15 p.m. on January 4, 2018. Responding officers learned that an unknown male white subject entered the church with a duffle bag leaving it under the altar and then departing the area. The male subject was approached by a custodian as he departed and offered only a peculiar reply when questioned about what he was doing. Upon observing the duffle bag, officers began evacuating the building and grounds and establishing a perimeter. The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and the Cook County Bomb Squad were also contacted and responded to the scene. The duffle bag and contents were examined and found to be non-life threatening and contain only clothing. This is an ongoing investigation and based on evidence found at the scene a suspect has been developed. The Investigations Division is attempting to locate the subject for questioning. Please report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.

Happy New Year to everyone! Please have a safe and enjoyable evening as you ring in 2018. Please remember if you drink, please don’t drive! Public transportation is available at a reduced rate.

The “sleigh” dropped off all of the gifts at All Our Children’s Advocacy Center yesterday! A BIG thank you to everyone who came to our event and all who donated! A special thank you to all who helped prepare the event, our Officers and civilian staff, our Citizens Police Academy Alum, the La Grange Park District and the La Grange Fire Department. Happy Holidays Everyone!