Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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August 20, 2014

Notable Incidents

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct on the 9100 block of Long Ave., on August 14 between 12:40 a.m. and 12:50 a.m.  Reported:  08/14/14. Victim reported to police that an unknown vehicle was following her around.  The vehicle is described as being tan with four doors and tinted windows.  No further description was provided.

Burglary/Residential

Burglary/Residential on the 3800 block of Birchwood Ave., on August 11 at 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/14/2014. Two male white subjects, 20-25 years old, 5’8” to 5’10,” knocked on the victim’s door and said that they were from ADT and were there to update her alarm system.  One subject sat with her and was provided the victim’s date of birth and social security number.  It is unknown if anything was taken from the home.

Burglary/Attempt

Burglary/Attempt on the 3800 block of Brummel St., on August 15 at 12:34 p.m.  Reported:  08/15/2014. The victim reported that a male black subject, late teens, dark clothing, 5’6” with a thin build was attempting to open the side door to his detached garage.  The subject fled on foot through the alleyway.

Assault/Aggravated

Assault/Aggravated at 4967 Old Orchard Rd., Parking Garage, on August 15 between 10:40 p.m. and 10:48 p.m.  Reported:  08/15/2014. Unknown male white subject, 19-23 years old, 6’1” – 6’3”, medium build with a slight beard, dark medium length curly hair, wearing a red shirt, accelerated his Gold Ford Explorer toward a mall security officer, almost striking him.

Criminal Defacement of Property

Criminal Defacement of Property at 7135 Carpenter Rd., Hebrew Theological College, between August 13 at 6:00 p.m. and August 14 at 7:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/14/2014. Unknown person(s) used green spray paint to write, “Free Gaza,” on a sign.

Criminal Defacement of Property on the 8200 block of McCormick Blvd., on August 15 at 11:29 a.m.  Reported:  08/15/2014. Unknown person(s) used black and white paint to write on an electrical box.

Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal Damage to Property on the 9000 block of Forestview Rd., on August 14 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:57 p.m.  Reported:  08/14/2014.  Unknown person(s) threw sugar water on the hood of a vehicle.  

Theft

Theft at 3459 Oakton St., Sports Park, on August 15 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:02 p.m.  Reported:  08/15/2014. Unknown person(s) stole an iPhone 4S from the driving range.

Theft at 8220 Skokie Blvd., Public Storage, between August 14 at 10:00 a.m. and August 15 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/15/2014. Unknown person(s) stole a granite counter top that was left outside a storage unit.

Arrests

Cruz, Jose G., 35, 1745 Northshore, #1, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 7500 block of Lincoln Ave., on 08/15/2014.

Holloway, Johnathan Elliot, 28, 9101 Skokie Blvd., #286, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License and a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 7700 block of Skokie Blvd., on 08/15/2014.

Bryant, Sieesha, 27, 9101 Skokie Blvd., 2nd Fl., was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 7700 block of Skokie Blvd., on 08/15/2014.


August 18, 2014

Notable Incidents

Burglary
Burglary on the 8700 block of Keystone Avenue, between August 8 at 12:51 p.m. and August 11 at 12:51 p.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a Trek bicycle from a garage.

Burglary on the 7400 block of East Prairie Road, between August 11 at 11:30 p.m. and August 12 at 11:50 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) by unknown means cut the lock off a tool shed.  Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Burglary on the 3800 block of Birchwood Avenue, between August 11 at 7:30 p.m. and August 12 at 6:45 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) cut the lock off the storage shed and stole $700 worth of glassware.

Burglary on the 7400 block of Kenton Avenue, between August 11 at 8:00 p.m. and August 12 at 2:00 p.m. reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) cut the padlock to a tool shed.  Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Burglary on the 7500 block of Kolmar on August 12 between 3:00 a.m. and 3:49 p.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) cut the lock off a shed.  Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8500 block of Kimball Avenue, between August 11 at 10:15 p.m. and August 12 at 3:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a 9mm hand gun from the center console of a vehicle that was parked on the street.

Burglary/Attempt
Burglary on the 7600 block of Karlov Avenue, on August 11 between 2:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) attempted to make entry into the locked garage.

Theft
Theft at 46 Williamsburg Road, between August 10 at 7:33 p.m. and August 11 at 10:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) stole two unsecured bicycles from a backyard. 

Theft on the 9600 block of Lawler Avenue, on August 12 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:24 p.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a bicycle off the driveway.

Theft at 9333 Skokie Boulevard, Rodeway Inn, on August 12 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a black iPhone 5 from the locker room.

Theft Pocket Picking
Theft Pocket Picking at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Old Orchard Mall, on August 13 at 4:17 p.m.  Reported:  08/13/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a silver iPhone 5S from inside the victim’s purse by unknown means.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8400 block of Monticello Avenue, on August 11 between 12:00 a.m. and 7:24 a.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) broke out the rear window on a Toyota and a front window on the home.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 9300 block of East Prairie Road, on August 11 between 12:00 a.m. and 10:17 a.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) damaged a window with possibly a BB gun.

Identity Theft on the 7800 block of Kilbourn Avenue, on July 11 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s social security number to open an account with ComEd.

Criminal Damage to Property on 8300 block of Hamlin Avenue, on August 4 at 12:14 p.m. and August 11 at 12:14 p.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) scratched the driver’s side of a vehicle.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 7600 block of Kostner Avenue, on August 8 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Reported:  08/11/2014

Unknown person(s) drew a picture of a penis on the top of a Recycling can.

Criminal Defacement of Property on the 7900 block of Skokie Boulevard, on August 12 at 11:48 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown person(s) used purple and black spray paint to deface 3 light poles and a light control box on the west side of the street.

Criminal Defacement of Property on the 7800 block of Niles Avenue, on August 13 at 8:26 a.m.  Reported:  08/13/2014

Unknown person(s) used black and white marker to write unknown marking son the lighting control box.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 3800 block of Jarvis Avenue, on August 12 at 6:30 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2014

Unknown male back subject was seen in the alleyway with his hand in his pants.  The subject then left in a brown Ford Taurus station wagon.  This subject may be responsible for several burglaries to sheds.

Arrests
Abdoh, Martin, 25, 6435 N. Leavitt #2, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 8000 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 08/12/2014.

Jackson, Gregory Tyrone, 27, 8924 Robin Drive, Des Plaines, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 5400 block of Old Orchard Road, on 08/12/2014.

Juvenile, 17, Skokie, was arrested for Hit and Run on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 08/11/2014.

Zaharopoulos, Alexander P., 19, 8555 Crawford Avenue, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment on the 4000 block of Oakton Street, on 08/13/2014.


Good News Notes

  • A resident recently emailed Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli to express her thanks to the entire staff for their daily efforts which "keep Skokie a safe place to reside."  She said that she was passing by Winnebago Park and saw a group of youths doing push ups led by Police Officer McCune.  She said it was a hot, humid day and despite being in full uniform, Officer McCune didn't miss a beat, and his efforts "convey a positive message to our youth when they can interact with a patrolman in this matter."
     
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received an email from a Skokie resident that noted "I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that Officer Alexander is a true professional. On 7 Jul 14 at approximately 1000 hours, I looked out my window and saw a Police Officer walking in between my home and my neighbors. I opened the window and asked the Officer what was going on. Officer Alexander introduced himself and said that he was conducting an 'out of town' house check. I informed Officer Alexander that I have the alarm code for the neighbors house and thought it went off. I then went outside to introduce myself to Officer Alexander. Officer Alexander took the time to explain the out of town residence check offered by the Skokie Police Department. I informed Officer Alexander that I was... was proud of his professionalism and told him that he was an asset to the Skokie Police Department. It is an honor to have Police Officers like Officer Alexander employed in the Village of Skokie.
     
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a call complimenting Skokie Police Officer Khan regarding the way he handled a traffic stop involving the caller's 88-year-old father. The caller noted that Officer Khan was “wonderful, wonderful” in the way he dealt with her father. The caller mentioned that her father might be experiencing some dementia and she is extremely worried about his driving.  Officer Khan spoke to the caller personally on the phone, stayed with the caller's father at McDonald’s while he got food, and then followed him home. The caller was impressed by Officer Khan’s interpersonal communication skills and his compassion.  She feels Officer Khan is an asset to the Skokie Police Department and thanks him for doing an outstanding job and going above and beyond expectations.

Crime Tip Hot Line Available 24/7

The Skokie Police Department recently established an automated Crime Tip Hot Line and invites the public to call 847/933-TIPS (8477) any time to report suspicious activity or other information. Messages can be left anonymously, but it is helpful if those who call leave their contact information for Police follow up if necessary. Questions and concerns about public safety also can be emailed to info@skokie.org.


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