Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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October 30, 2014

Notable Incidents

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 5300 block of Greenleaf Street, between October 22 at 11:00 p.m. and October 23 at 5:20 a.m.  Reported:  10/23/2014

Unknown person(s) egged a house and draped a tree with toilet paper.

Criminal Trespass to Real Property
Criminal Trespass to Real Property at 9333 Skokie Boulevard, Rodeway Inn, between October 22 at 9:00 p.m. and October 23 at 3:00 a.m.  Reported:  10/23/2014

Victim reported that while she was sleeping an unknown male Hispanic, with long hair wearing a denim jacket and blue jeans, entered her hotel room through the patio door.  The victim said that when she started screaming the unknown subject fled.  The victim told police that she was not harmed nor was anything taken.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue, on October 23 between 10:10 a.m. and 1:36 p.m.  Reported:  10/23/2014

Unknown person(s) dented the sides and front of a Lexus, cracked the front windshield and shattered the rear.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8000 block of Keating Avenue, between October 24 at 5:00 p.m. and October 25 at 8:25 a.m.  Reported:  10/25/2014

Unknown person(s) scratched four parked vehicles.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 3400 block of Oakton Street, between October 23 at 12:00 a.m. and October 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/25/2014

Unknown person(s) used a black marker to write illegible words on the water fountain in the park.

Theft
Theft at 3450 Touhy Avenue, XSport Fitness, on October 20 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.  Reported:  10/23/2014

Unknown person(s) cut the lock off a gym locker and stole a bag containing various items. 

Theft at 3450 Touhy Avenue, XSport Fitness, on October 24 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/24/2014

Unknown person(s) cut the lock off a locker and stole cash and credit cards.

Theft on the 9100 block of Ewing Avenue, on October 23 between 3:20 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.  Reported:  10/23/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a men’s green bicycle, a 26” men’s gray Huffy bicycle and a Trek bicycle from the storage room.

Theft on the 4900 block of Sherwin Avenue, on October 16 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/24/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a package that was delivered by UPS.

Burglary
Burglary on the 4400 block of Church Street, between October 24 at 7:00 p.m. and October 25 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  10/25/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the unlocked garage door and stole two bicycles.  One bicycle was recovered but a woman’s red Trek FX is still missing.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9300 block of Skokie Boulevard, on October 24 between 3:50 p.m. and 6:05 p.m.  Reported:  10/24/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a laptop from an unlocked Dodge.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 8100 block of Monticello Avenue, between October 23 at 6:00 p.m. and October 24 at 7:20 a.m.  Reported:  10/24/2014

Unknown person(s) stole four tires and rims from a Honda that was parked in the north parking lot.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 8300 block of Bennett Avenue, on October 23 at 9:30 a.m. and October 24 at 10:30 a.m.  Reported:  10/25/2014

Unknown person(s) called the victim and identified themselves as being from the IRS.  The subject informed the victim that they owned the IRS money.  The victim turned over $500 through a pre-paid MoneyPak card by uploading the money onto the card and then calling the unknown subject back and giving them the card numbers. 

Arrests
Chavez-Montoya, Cesar, 25, 1608 W. Sherwin, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3200 block of Touhy Avenue, on 10/23/2014.

Cortez, Vicente A., 19, 4505 N. Mulligan Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 10/23/2014.

Adams, Brian S., 45, 7513 N. Karlov, Skokie, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on 7500 block of Karlov Avenue, on 10/23/2014.  Adams was arrested on a Warrant from Cook County for Cannabis.

Cameron, Carl Franklin, 18, 2224 S. Sacramento, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on 7800 block of Austin Avenue, on 10/23/2014.  Cameron was arrested on a Warrant out of Chicago for Obstruction. 

Saldana-Flores, Rodrigo, 24, 515 Rosedale Avenue, Park City, was arrested on an In-State Warrant on the 8300 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 10/24/2014.  Saldana was arrested on a Warrant out of Lake County for DUI. 


October 28, 2014

Notable Incidents

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 8700 block of St. Louis Avenue, between October 19 at 9:30 p.m. and October 20 at 6:00 a.m.  Reported:  10/20/2014

Unknown person(s) stole four tires and rims from a Honda Accord that was parked on the street.  The vehicle was left sitting on brick pavers.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 8700 block of Drake Avenue, on October 20 between 4:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.  Reported:  10/20/2014

Unknown person(s) stole four tires and rims from a Honda Accord that was parked on the street.  The vehicle was left sitting on brick pavers.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 4000 block of Golf Road, between October 20 at 8:00 p.m. and October 21 at 7:00 a.m.  Reported:  10/21/2014

Unknown person(s) damaged a glass block window on the business.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8800 block of Bronx Avenue, between October 20 at 11:34 p.m. and October 21 at 11:34 p.m.  Reported:  10/21/2014

Unknown person(s) used black spray paint to write the word “SWIFT” on the south and west exterior wall of the building.  It appears to have been done by a person on the rooftop.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 4800 block of Church Street, on October 20 at 12:05 p.m.  Reported:  10/20/2014

Unknown person(s) used a black marker to write unreadable scribble on a utility box.

Criminal Defacement of Property on the 9100 block of Lamon Avenue, on October 20 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/20/2014

Unknown person(s) wrote illegible graffiti on the exterior window and door frames on the east side of the building.

Criminal Trespass to Property
Criminal Trespass to Property at 8050 McCormick Boulevard, Public Storage, on October 21 at 10:44 p.m. Reported:  10/21/2014

Victim reported that he observed 6-7 male teenagers jump the fence along McCormick Boulevard and enter the Public Storage property.  The subjects then ran northbound inside the property.

Threat of School Violence
Threat of School Violence at 8000 East Prairie Road, between October 17 at 3:00 p.m. and October 19 at 8:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/20/2014

The Skokie Police Department was informed by McCracken Middle School of a threatening Instagram message.  The message originated over the past weekend from a group of 6th graders who use Instagram to chat.

Update - McCracken Middle School
The Skokie Police Department has concluded an investigation that began earlier this week into inappropriate and potentially threatening social media communication received by students at McCracken Middle School, and the threat was deemed not credible. All persons identified and involved in this matter were juveniles. Classes were resumed at McCracken Middle School on Friday, October 24, 2014.

The Skokie Police Department would like to express thanks to District 73.5 officials for their cooperation with the investigation; and the community’s cooperation is appreciated.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 7600 block of Niles Center Road, on October 20 at 8:07 p.m.  Reported:  10/20/2014

Unknown person(s) deposited a clear plastic bag of feces into a mail slot.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 8700 block of Skokie Boulevard, on October 22 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:42 p.m.  Reported:  10/22/2014

Unknown person(s) used an IRS phone scam to obtain money from the victim.

Deceptive Practices on the 8000 block of Lincoln Avenue, on October 16 between 12:00 a.m. and October 21 at 9:04 p.m.  Reported:  10/22/2014

Unknown person(s) wrote a cash advance check against the victim’s credit card.

Arrests
Martinez, Javier, 25, 8135 N. Greenwood Avenue, Niles, was arrested on an In-State Warrant on the 7300 block of Niles Center Rd., on 10/20/2014.  Martinez was arrested on a Warrant from September 30, 2014.  A new court date is set for November 14, 2014, room 103 at 10:30 a.m. and his bond is $3,000.00.

Juvenile, 15, Skokie, was arrested for a Battery and Curfew Violation on the 7300 block of Niles Center Road, on 10/20/2014.

Adorno, Andrew W., 18, 9142 Keating Avenue, #1B, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 10/20/2014.

Francis, Jahmar A., 23, 8236 Crawford Avenue, was arrested for Public Indecency on the 8400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 10/20/2014.

Lara-Sanchez, Jessely, 19, 6212 N. Sacramento Avenue, #3R, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 10/20/2014.

Sanchez, Agliberta, 39, 6212 N. Sacramento Avenue, #3R, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 10/20/2014.

Espitia-Ramirez, Alejandra, 39, 1808 Mulford, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3800 block of Howard Street, on 10/20/2014.

Juvenile, 15, Morton Grove, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment on the 9800 block of Lawler Avenue, on 10/21/2014.

Baylock, Ray A., 28, 6250 Claremont, #1E, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 7500 block of Lincoln Avenue, on 10/22/2014.

Lieder, Efraim Yonatan, 24, 5936 N. Bernard Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Speeding More than 40 MPH Over The Limit on the 4700 block of Harvest Lane, on 10/22/2014.

Davood, Andre, 19, 8308 Lowell Avenue, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 7500 block of Lincoln Avenue, on 10/22/2014.


Good News Notes

  • A resident recently emailed Deputy Police Chief Michael Pechter to express her thanks to Officer Paez who took care of her after she had been hit by a car while riding her motorcycle.  Officer Paez single-handedly picked up her motorcycle and looked out for her in a professional courteous manner.   She said that the Skokie police and fire were immediately on the scene and made a scary situation a little bit more manageable.
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a letter thanking them for their support in transporting their daughter to the hospital on September 19.  They said that Sergeant Timothy Gramins and Officers Kevin Moore, Mitchell Smaller and Jaclyn Roden went above and beyond in helping their daughter.   They feel very fortunate to have such a supportive police department.
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a letter from a resident who thanked Officer Eric McCune for allowing her to ride along during a recent Saturday night.  She said that Officer McCune was a great teacher and had stellar ethics.  “He is a wonderful example for young men to follow, and is proud to have ridden with him,” she wrote.
  • The Associate Principal of Buffalo Grove High School thanked the following officers and their dog for participating in the canine search on Monday, October 20th.  These searches stress to the students and community that their well-being is a top priority.  The Associate Principal said that it was a pleasure working in partnership with Officer Baron and K9 Saxon, Officer Chastain and K9 Copper, Officer Elliot and K9 Bull, Officer Larson and K9 Jasko, Officer Lemmer and K9 Odin, Officer Mazur and K9 Hunter, Officer Nauseda and K9 Bear, Officer Niles and K9 Keeper, Officer Orozco and K9 Cash and Officer Ringham and K9 Varro. 
  • Chief Kent Williams of the Bartlett Police Department thanked Deputy Chief Baker and Officer Rob Olkowski for assisting their police department with a bomb threat investigation on October 2nd.  They were part of a team responsible for locating the subject without incident and resolving a dangerous situation in a peaceful manner.

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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