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La Grange police ready to ditch found property, evidence

Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

LA GRANGE – The La Grange Police Department is getting ready to take out the trash on a number of miscellaneous items it has collected over the years.

These items of personal property were taken as evidence by the police department and held for various reasons, according to a board report by the village of La Grange.

“Nobody has come in to retrieve these items,” said Michael Holub, chief of police for the La Grange Police Department. 

At their regular meeting Monday, La Grange trustees unanimously approved an ordinance for the police department to sell or dispose of 68 items. 

Under state law, the village has the right to sell or dispose of the items after holding them for six months. 

Holub said the disposal is a routine procedure. He added the department will sell some of the items on eBay. 

“They’re open for anyone to buy,” said Holub. 

The police chief said the department is currently holding items such as empty wallets and a set of keys. He added those items that aren’t worth selling will be destroyed.

Other items on the disposal list include VHS-Cassette tapes, eyeglasses and drug paraphernalia.  

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