On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, a resident in the 600 block of S. Catherine called the police to report a suspicious incident in progress. Police Officers responded and determined that several nearby vehicles had been illegally entered and ransacked. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that an attempt was made to steal one of the entered motor vehicles.
The method used to commit the crimes is similar to those used in recent high end automobile thefts in nearby communities where the offenders sought unlocked vehicles to steal and potentially use to commit crimes.
As a result of the police investigation, three male juveniles from Chicago were charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Vehicle Theft Conspiracy and Criminal Trespass to Motor Vehicle. One of the offenders was also charged for a similar incident in another jurisdiction.
For more information regarding the incident, please click the link to the News Release below.
The La Grange Police Department would like to thank residents for their continued vigilance, situational awareness and quick reporting of incidents.
Residents are also reminded to please keep vehicles locked and valuables out of sight at all times to deter criminal activity.
If you see a suspicious person or suspicious incident, please call 9-1-1.