The store clerk said he opened a pocket knife and walked toward customers, scaring them. The store’s video surveillance camera did not capture the incident.
Mack Waugh, a junkyard owner at 1635 New Franklin Road, said someone used a property marker to break out the windows and taillights of several cars, and a couple of doors were beaten up as well. Damage was estimated at $3,000 because “you can’t find those type parts,” Waugh told sheriff’s deputies.
Police went to Wisteria Way late Friday morning after reports of a female child in the roadway. The girl, whose age wasn’t specified in the incident report, made it to Granger Park before officer Chris Vines found her. She was taken to LaGrange High School where her brother’s name was used to search records and find an address. Vines then called the mother and returned the child to her.
A Hill Street man was walking around the fountain on Lafayette Square early Friday morning when he noticed a woman’s wallet on a park bench. Police officer Chris Vines found the owner’s driver’s license in the wallet and returned it to her residence on Silverette Circle. She had been on the square with her grandchildren the night before and noticed her wallet missing, but couldn’t find it when she went back to look for it.
A Sony Playstation and a video game were stolen from a student’s book bag Friday at Unity School on Park Avenue. The items were valued at $240.
Samuel Joseph Smith, 28, of LaGrange was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and eight years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of selling cocaine.