Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin
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October 7, 2015
Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 7700 block of Tripp Avenue, between September 29 at 8:00 a.m. and September 30 at 8:00 a.m. Reported: 10/01/2015
Unknown person(s) dented and scratched a Toyota.
Criminal Damage to Property on the 9000 block of Forestview Road, on October 1 at 8:41 p.m. Reported: 10/01/2015
Unknown person(s) used a rock to break the front yard’s motion light’s bulbs.
Theft/Retail at 5507 Touhy Avenue, Office Max, on October 1 between 2:15 p.m. and 2:23 p.m. Reported: 10/01/2015
Unknown male white subject, approximately 60 years of age, around 160 - 170 lbs. 5`09 - 5`10 tall, black/grey hair, wearing glasses and a green jacket, concealed 3 HP Inkjet cartridges in his jacket and walked out the store. Later the merchandise was found in a bush along the west side of the Village Crossing parking lot.
Theft at 5405 Touhy Avenue, on September 25 between 11:55 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reported: 10/01/2015
Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s brown wallet from inside the purse, while it was hanging on the back of her chair at the Barnes and Nobel book store. The credit cards were subsequently used in Evanston and Chicago.
Identity Theft on the 8100 block of Harding Avenue, between August 9 at 12:00 a.m. and September 4 at 12:00 a.m. Reported: 09/30/2015
Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to open credit cards and make charges.
Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property on the 9500 block of Skokie Boulevard, on September 30 at 5:56 p.m. Reported: 09/30/2015
Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s tablet after she left it inside the restaurant.
Two Juveniles, 14, Skokie, were arrested for Retail Theft on the 5700 block of Oakton Street, on 09/30/2015.
Juvenile, 17, Skokie, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, on 09/30/2015.
Juvenile, 17, Skokie, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 4400 block of Wilson Terrace, on 10/01/2015.
Spahic, Edin, 23, 6950 Lorel Avenue, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment on the 7300 block of Niles Center Road, on 10/01/2015.
Wilson, Ndea K., 19, 1418 Lavergne Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 10/01/2015.
October 5, 2015
Good News Notes
- A Skokie resident recently sent Chief Scarpelli a letter of thanks to Officer Cabrera for her assistance with a burglar alarm call. She said, "Officer Cabrera was sweet, kind, helpful, empathetic and very professional."
- Sixth grade students from Old Orchard Junior High School recently studied about the life of a police officer and the media. The students sent the Skokie Police Department a letter with individual messages of appreciation for all that Skokie Officers do. Please click here to see the individual letters.
- A resident from the 8000 block of Kostner called to thank Officers Moore, Chwojnicki and Leos for their professionalism and hard work on a call regarding numerous youths that were hanging out near a vacant residence.
- Dr. Cindy Whittaker, Superintendent of Fairview School District 72, wrote to Police Chief Scarpelli to let him know that she very much enjoyed the Fall 2015 Neighborhood Watch Newsletter and would be forwarding it on to all the District families.
- A representative of the Fairview South PTA wrote to Officer Jacobsen thanking her for coming and speaking at their last meeting. She said, "The information you provided is so beneficial to our community and was greatly appreciated by us all."
- A Skokie resident posted a picture of Officer Ochoa, who stopped to interact and play a little football with some kids outside their home. She said, "He played for ten minutes. I love it."
- Assistant State's Attorneys Michele Gemski and Edward McCarty recently wrote to Police Chief Scarpelli to thank Sergeant Liebau and Detectives Johnston and Glad for their outstanding work on the case of the Ganna Otgoo, who battered a 60-year old man on the CTA Yellow Line in 2014. The Assistant State's Attorneys said, "This dangerous man would not have been brought to justice had it not been for the outstanding efforts of your police officers and detectives. We greatly appreciate their hard work and dedication to our community."
Crime Tip Hot Line Available 24/7
The Skokie Police Department has an automated Crime Tip Hot Line and invites the public to call 847/933-TIPS (8477) any time to report suspicious activity. 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 email@example.com.