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Police Reports

Police reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs and Westchester for Feb. 12

Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.


Chicago man charged with retail theft

A Chicago man was charged with attempted retail theft after he was chased and apprehended by store security agents at 5:20 p.m. Feb. 6.

Raymond Garvin, 60, 4141 W. Van Buren St., walked into the AT&T Store, 1 N. La Grange Road, grabbed a set of $350 head phones and ran out of the door. Store security chased Garvin to a rear area of Trader Joe’s food store, where he was apprehended.

It was the second time in about two weeks that an attempted theft was thwarted by store security. A Hanover Park man was tackled in a parking lot after stealing a cell phone from a store Jan. 21.

On Jan. 21, a 38-year-old Hanover Park man walked into the AT&T store, grabbed a floor model cell phone valued at $725, ripped it off the wall and ran from the store. With employees in pursuit, he was tackled in the store’s shared parking lot and held until police arrived. He was charged with felony theft.


Exercise caution at ATMs police say

La Grange Park police are urging residents to take precautions and be aware of suspicious people near entrances to ATMs.

Police said residents should only use well-lit, well-populated ATMs. When possible, they should avoid those that have unlocked doors or are out on the street.

Customers can use mirrors, positioned at the ATM, to see behind themselves.

Police advised customers should put money away and remember to take their cards and receipts before leaving the ATM. Your card is exclusively for your entry only. If using a facility with a  door, make sure the door closes behind you.

Burglary and theft reports

Several vehicles were reported burglarized in the 1200 and 1400 blocks of Homestead Avenue Feb. 4. Personal items, including two purses, a wallet, school books and a pair of shoes were stolen. All vehicles were unlocked at the time of entry.



Dana A. Nolan, 26, of the 900 block of West Villa Drive, Des Plaines, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after the car she was driving crashed into a residence in the 100 block of Ogden Avenue at 3:35 a.m. Jan. 27. Policed noticed a strong smell of alcohol on her breath and observed bloodshot and glassy eyes. Nolan and the occupants of the residence were not injured. The home sustained some exterior and interior damage.



Jimmy Bernal, 36, of the 6200 block of South Mayfield Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 12:16 a.m. Feb. 2 following a traffic strop for driving without headlights.

Burglary and theft reports

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle Jan. 31 in the 600 block of Norfolk Avenue.

• Spare tires from six vehicles were reported stolen Jan. 29 from the Westbrook Corporate Center.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle Jan. 29 in the 1800 block of Norfolk Avenue.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle Jan. 28 in the 700 block of Bristol Avenue.

• Cash and papers were reported stolen from a vehicle Jan. 27 in the 900 block of Manchester Avenue.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 10300 block of Elizabeth Avenue Jan. 27.

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