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June 24, 2016

Notable Incidents

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 9800 block of Karlov Avenue, on June 21 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/21/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to apply for a credit card.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8200 block of Elmwood Street, between June 20 at 6:30 p.m. and June 21 at 1:55 p.m.  Reported:  06/21/2016

Unknown person(s) entered the unlocked Toyota and stole earrings and change.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 3800 block of Fargo Avenue, on June 21 between 4:43 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/21/2016

The victim reported that an unknown subject entered his Volkswagen and a second unknown subject entered his neighbor’s vehicle.  He also told police that a third unknown subject attempted to enter a pick-up truck but was unsuccessful.  Change was reported stolen.    

Burglary
Burglary 5232 Dempster Street, between June 21 at 10:15 p.m. and June 22 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/22/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an empty business and then cut a hole in the wall between that business and the T-Mobil next door activating the alarm system and scaring the unknown person(s) off. 

Burglary/Attempt
Burglary on the 4400 block of Main Street, between June 15 at 5:00 p.m. and June 22 at 10:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/22/2016

Unknown person(s) attempted to pry open a door.  Entry was not made.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8900 block of Knox Avenue, on June 21 between 3:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/21/2016

Unknown person(s) broke a lamp post.

Illegal Dumping
Illegal Dumping on the 5100 block of Church Street, on June 23 at 3:09 p.m.  Reported:  06/23/2016

Unknown person(s) driving a light blue or silver Honda dumped bags of landscape debris.

Arrests
Katanic, Rasim, 63, 217 N. Delphia Avenue, Park Ridge, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 4400 block of Oakton Street, on 06/21/2016.

Meija, Leonardo, 36, 6210 W. Grand, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 6800 block of Carpenter Road, on 06/21/2016.

Mendez-Sanchez, Elizabeth, 43, 2149 N. Kildare, Chicago, was arrested for Identity Theft on the 7300 block of Monticello on 06/21/2016.

Fang, XI H., 19, 8549 Kimball Avenue, was arrested for Theft on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 06/21/2016.

Aba, Abd Rahman Mohd Alif, 31, 5834 Madison Street, Morton Grove, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on the 9200 block of Gross Point Road, on 06/22/2016.  Aba was found to have a Warrant out of Will County for Failure to Appear on Traffic Violations.

Wheeler, Matthew P., 25, 393 Ann Street, #4, South Elgin, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 7800 block of Mulford Street, on 06/22/2016.

Juvenile, 16, Skokie, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4400 block of Church Street, on 06/23/2016.

Juvenile, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Cannabis and Obstructing Justice on the 5000 block of Fargo Avenue, on 06/23/2016.  Juvenile was found to be in possession of a stolen cell phone and Cannabis.

Gomez, Carlos Humberto Jr., 18, 8215 Keating Avenue, #1, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on the 8200 block of Keating Avenue, on 06/23/2016.  Gomez was found to have a Skokie Warrant for Possession of Cannabis.


June 22, 2016

Notable Incidents

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 5400 block of Mulford Street, between May 25 at 12:00 a.m. and June 16 at 10:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/17/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s credit card number and made purchases online.

Identity Theft on the 5300 block of Grove Street, between May 31 at 12:00 a.m. and June 14 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/17/2016

Unknown person(s) opened a credit account in the victim’s name and made purchases.

Identity Theft on the 8900 block of Forestview Road, between September 1 at 12:00 a.m. and June 10 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/18/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to open a Comcast account.

Identity Theft on the 7600 block of Skokie Boulevard, between June 10 at 8:00 a.m. and June 18 at 2:12 p.m.  Reported:  06/18/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s identity to apply for a vehicle loan.

Identity Theft on the 5200 block of Oakton Street, between May 13 at 12:00 a.m. and May 19 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s credit card without permission.

Identity Theft on the 7500 block of Keeler Avenue, between June 13 at 12:00 a.m. and June 20 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s credit card to withdraw money.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 4800 block of Greenleaf Street, between June 13 at 10:36 a.m. and June 14 at 10:36 a.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person(s) obtained the victim’s credit card information and made several ATM withdrawals.

Deceptive Practices on the 8600 block of Long Avenue, on June 9 between 12:00 a.m. and 8:50 a.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person(s) obtained the victim’s debit card information and made an ATM withdraw.

Theft
Theft on the 10000 block of Frontage Road, on June 17 between 9:50 a.m. and 4:10 p.m.  Reported:  06/17/2016

Unknown person(s) by unknown means stole a laptop and necklace from inside the residence.

Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on June 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Reported:  06/18/2016

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s newly purchased Apple iPad from inside her shopping bag.    

Theft at 5050 Touhy Avenue, Alden North Shore, on June 19 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person(s) removed a credit card, debit card and cash from the victim’s wallet that was inside an unattended purse.

Theft/Retail
Theft/Retail at 9150 Skokie Boulevard, Walgreens, on June 20 between 5:40 p.m. and 5:48 p.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown female white subject, 180 lbs., 35-45 years old, missing teeth and wearing a white top, blue shorts and sandals, concealed items in her purse and exited the store without paying for them. 

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at 4834 Church Street, 7-11, on June 18 between 1:50 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/18/2016

Unknown person(s) took the victim’s rose colored iPhone that was left at the 7-11 store.

Theft of Lost Property at 5330 Old Orchard Road, Lifetime Fitness, on June 18 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person(s) took the victim’s back pack that she had left in the parking lot.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 9000 block of Frontage Road, between June 17 at 4:00 p.m. and June 18 at 4:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/18/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter from a Toyota 4-Runner.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 4000 block of Greenwood Street, on June 19 between 1:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/19/2016

Unknown person(s) stole the front license plate from a Toyota that was parked on the victim’s driveway.

Possession of Drug Equipment
Possession of Drug Equipment on the 4900 block of Dobson Street, between June 17 at 6:00 p.m. and June 18 at 3:06 p.m.  Reported:  06/18/2016

Unknown person(s) left drug equipment in the east alley of Dobson.  Several needles and a spoon were recovered.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8100 block of Kenneth Avenue, between June 14 at 6:00 p.m. and June 18 at 8:28 p.m.  Reported:  06/18/2016

Unknown person(s) by unknown means entered the victim’s vehicle and stole the registration card. 

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 7900 block of Kenton Avenue, on June 19 between 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/19/2016

Unknown person(s) entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole a wallet.

Illegal Dumping
Illegal Dumping on the 7300 block of Monticello Avenue, on June 17 at 1:04 a.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Two vehicles a silver Buick and a Maroon Nissan occupied by two unknown male Hispanics were seen dumping garbage bags with construction debris into the dumpster belonging to the victim.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 4000 block of Crain Street, on June 20 at 6:40 a.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person(s) left a bag of dog feces near the victim’s front door.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 3800 block of Brummel Street, on June 20 at 10:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

The victim reported that an unknown person(s) broke her passenger side window with a bolt.  The victim told the police that she did not see who threw the bolt at her vehicle.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 5100 block of Howard Street, between June 19 at 8:00 a.m. and June 20 at 8:03 p.m.  Reported:  06/20/2016

Unknown person spray painted graffiti on a garage door.

Arrests
Martinez, Marianna Elisa, 21, 1102 North Avenue, #2, Waukegan, was arrested for an In-State Warrant in Waukegan on 06/17/2016.  Martinez was arrested by Waukegan Police for an active Skokie Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Retail Theft.  Martinez was transported to Skokie where she posted a $5,000 (D) bond and was released.

Stigler, Akera J., 40, 527 West 14th Place, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 06/17/2016.

Scott, Rhonda Y., 52, 2212 Emerson Street, Evanston, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4800 block of Old Orchard Road, on 06/17/2016.

Bradley, Jeffrey Joseph, 21, 8021 Kilpatrick Avenue, #1, was arrested for Public Indecency on the 8000 block of Kilpatrick Avenue, on 06/17/2016.  Bradley was arrested after exposing himself to a victim.

Prasovic, Rasim, 19, 6348 W. Hyacinth Street, Chicago, was arrested for Speeding 35 Miles Per Hour Over the Posted Speed Limit on the 3200 block of Touhy Avenue, on 06/17/2016.

Korac, Amar, 19, 6432 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago, was arrested for Speeding 35 Miles Per Hour Over the Posted Speed Limit on the 3200 block of Touhy Avenue, on 06/17/2016.

Mora, Juan M., 22, 6015 N. Fairfield Avenue, #B, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road, on 06/17/2016.

Sam, Jaikon A., 32, 3236 W. Olive, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3800 block of Oakton Street, on 06/18/2016.

Masicz, Paulina, 21, 279 N. Wolf Road, Wheeling, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 8000 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 06/19/2016.


June 20, 2016

Notable Incidents

Robbery/Armed
Robbery/Armed at 4802 Dempster Street, Mobil Gas Station, on June 13 at 9:05 p.m. Reported:  06/13/2016

Unknown male white subject, slim build, wearing a black face mask, black long sleeve shirt with a white undershirt, blue jeans, black gym shoes with white soles entered the store and pointed a black pistol at the cashier.  The unknown subject took cash and fled northbound on Skokie Boulevard and westbound on Enfield.

Theft/Retail
Theft/Retail at 4802 Dempster, Mobil Gas Station, on June 11 between 7:29 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Reported:  06/13/2016

Unknown subject walked into the business and stole a pack of Newport Cigarettes and left the store without paying.

Theft/Retail at 9440 Skokie Boulevard, Sally Beauty Supply, on June 16 at 9:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/16/2016

Five female black subjects in their 20’s, with thin builds, entered the store and stole two flat irons.  The subjects fled the store and entered a silver vehicle.  One subject reportedly had red and black hair.

Burglary/Residential
Burglary/Residential on the 8500 block of East Prairie Road, on June 16 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:37 p.m.  Reported:  06/16/2016

Unknown person(s) used brute force to gain entry.  Jewelry was reported stolen.

Burglary/Residential on the 8300 block of Tripp Avenue, on June 16 between 11:30 a.m. and 7:01 p.m.  Reported:  06/16/2016

Unknown person(s) smashed out a rear window to the home and stole several jewelry boxes.

Burglary/Commercial
Burglary at 9900 Gross Point Road, Memorial Park Cemetery, between June 13 at 6:57 a.m. and June 14 at 5:50 a.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016

Unknown person(s) stole lawn equipment from an unlocked trailer. 

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 7400 block of LeClaire Avenue, between June 13 at 9:00 p.m. and June 14 at 8:50 a.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016

Unknown person(s) entered a vehicle by unknown means and ransacked the glove box.  Coins were reported stolen.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8200 block of Lowell Avenue, between June 14 at 6:00 p.m. and June 15 at 7:25 a.m.  Reported:  06/15/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked Toyota and rummaged through the vehicle.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 4300 block of Cleveland Street, between June 14 at 11:20 p.m. and June 15 at 7:25 a.m.  Reported:  06/15/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked Honda and stole various items.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road, on June 14 between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/15/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and stole items from the glove compartment. 

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 4400 block of Main Street, between June 14 at 9:00 p.m. and June 15 at 3:57 a.m.  Reported:  06/15/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked vehicle with the keys inside the center console and stole change.  The vehicle was apparently moved from the driveway and placed partway into the street.

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 5000 block of Fargo Avenue, between June 13 at 7:30 p.m. and June 14 at 9:15 a.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a black 2014 Lincoln MKZ (IL Plate #N131667), 4-DR SUV, with a scratch mark on the driver’s side door. 

Motor Vehicle Theft on the 7800 block of Kilbourn Avenue, between June 12 at 5:00 p.m. and June 15 at 5:11 p.m.  Reported:  06/15/016

Unknown person(s) stole a gray 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, (IL plate FN5156) while it was parked in front of the victim’s home.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 7500 block of Keystone Avenue, on June 13 between 9:23 a.m. and 10:23 a.m.  Reported:  06/13/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw money.  

Identity Theft on the 7800 block of Kostner Avenue, on June 13 between 9:22 a.m. and 9:33 a.m.  Reported:  06/13/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw money.  

Identity Theft on the 7400 block of Kenneth Avenue, on June 13 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw funds from an ATM.

Identity Theft on the 7900 block of Tripp Avenue, on June 13 between 10:20 a.m. and 10:24 a.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw funds from an ATM.

Identity Theft on the 3800 block of Fargo Avenue, on June 14 at 7:14 a.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw funds from an ATM.

Identity Theft on the 7700 block of Tripp Avenue, between June 13 at 12:00 a.m. and June 14 at 1:56 p.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016.

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw funds from an ATM.

Identity Theft on the 9500 block of Lockwood Avenue, between June 9 at 12:00 a.m. and June 15 at 12:30 p.m.  Reported:  06/16/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw funds from an ATM.

Identity Theft on the 7600 block of Karlov Avenue, between June 13 at 12:00 a.m. and June 14 at 6:30 a.m.  Reported:  06/16/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw funds from an ATM.

Identity Theft on the 9400 block of Hamlin Avenue, between June 7 at 12:00 a.m. and June 14 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/16/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information in an attempt to gain a credit report.

Theft of Labor or Services
Theft of Labor or Services on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on June 15 at 10:26 a.m.  Reported:  06/15/2016

A female white subject, 130 lbs., brown hair, pink top, blue jeans with a backpack using the name of Ms. Pygych fled from a taxi without paying her $63.00 fare.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 7900 block of McCormick Boulevard, on June 13 at 10:00 a.m.  Reported:  06/13/2016

Unknown person(s) contacted the victim and told her that she did not pay her income tax and to send $7,000 in gift cards to them.  The victim was making the transaction when stopped by a store manager and the police were contacted.

Theft
Theft on the 7900 block of Karlov Avenue, on April 30 between 12:28 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  06/14/2016

Unknown person(s) stole mail from the victim’s mailbox.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 3300 block of Dempster Street, on June 15 between 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.  Reported:  06/15/2016

Unknown person(s) keyed the victims Toyota while it was parked in the lot.

Arrests
Jackson, Tyler B., 25, 9037 Lamon Avenue, #2, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 8900 block of Gross Point Road, on 06/14/2016.

Gessesse, Samuel, 18, 233 Grey Avenue, Evanston, was arrested for Trespassing on the 4300 block of Greenwood Street, on 06/15/2016.

Gawron, Henry, 18, 1420 W. Juneway Terrace, Chicago, was arrested for Trespassing, Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 4300 block of Greenwood Street, on 06/15/2016.

Aftab, Harris, 18, 3352 Greenleaf Street, Skokie, was arrested for Trespassing on the 4300 block of Greenwood Street, on 06/15/2016.  Aftab, Gawron and Gessesse were arrested after climbing the fence to enter Devonshire pool after the pool was closed.

Castro, Erick A., 24, 4250 Golf Road, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 9300 block of Crawford Avenue, on 06/15/2016

Gonzalez, Barbara Samantha, 23, 5004 Louise Avenue, #2, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 5000 block of Louise Avenue, on 06/16/2016.

NOTICE:  Notable incidents are listed in the Public Safety Bulletin upon completion of the police report.  If the police report for a particular incident is incomplete or the incident is still under investigation, appearance in the Official Public Safety Bulletin may be delayed.

 


Good News Notes

  • A Skokie resident from the 4400 block of Davis wrote Chief Scarpelli a letter commending Officer Moore for the assitance he provided when his car broke down at a very busy intersection in Skokie.  He said that Officer Moore was, "a true professional and at the same time very, very kind to my wife and I."  The writer said that he is extremely proud to call himself a Skokie resident with such a fine police force.
     
  • James Kruger, Jr., Chief of Police in Oak Brook, recently sent Chief Scarpelli a letter of thanks for assistance provided by Officers Chang, Krecisz and Krozel at a rally on May 25 and 26.  He said their cooperation proved invaluable.  
     
  • Philip Brankin, Director of North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc., recently sent Chief Scarpelli a letter commending Officer Erwin for his assistance in conducting a recent training session.  He said, "Officer Ervin is the embodiment of the cooperative spirit encouraged in the program."  
     
  • The Village of Niles Chief of Police, Dennis McEnerney, recently wrote Chief Scarpelli a letter of thanks for Officer McCune's assistance with an incident on the Niles and Skokie jurisdictional borders.  He said that Officer McCune recognized the suspect and quickly provided Niles officers with an intelligence packet, which enabled officers to ascertain the offender's residence where he was arrested.  Due to the quick response from Officer McCune, the victim's property was recovered.  
     
  • A Skokie resident from Keystone Avenue recently posted a thank you to Officer Ochoa for his patrolling Keystone Avenue between Main and Oakton Streets.  She said that since the Crawford Avenue construction began, drivers have been using Keystone as a through street and speeding has increased down her street.  She said she is grateful for Officer Ochoa's diligence in making her street safer for her and her two boys.
     
  • A resident in the 8100 block of Floral Avenue wrote Chief Scarpelli to say thank you to Officer Bush for his service on May 23.  The resident said he was out of town and a sister was watching his house.  She came to check on the property and discovered contractors utilizing the roof of his home to secure scaffolding, which did some damage to the roof.  He said that Officer Bush came out and immediately had the scaffolding removed and the roof repaired.  The resident said he was, "very grateful to live in a community with great services, including a great police department."
     
  • A Skokie resident recently commended Community Service Officer Gadjanski for the excellent traffic control at the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard.  She said, "he is great at his job!"

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 info@skokie.org.


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