Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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October 20, 2014

Notable Incidents

Retail Theft
Retail Theft on the 9449 Skokie Boulevard, Jewel/Osco, on October 14 at 10:55 a.m.  Reported:  10/14/2014

Unknown male black subject, early to mid 40s, 5’10”, 170 lbs., wearing a black jacket and carrying a black Gatorade duffle bag took numerous bottles of alcohol.  The subject then boarded a bus at Skokie and Emerson.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 5200 block of Galitz Street, on October 14 at 11:52 p.m.  Reported:  10/14/2014

Victim’s name was used to open a credit account in Texas.

Identity Theft on the 5200 block of Mulford Street, between April 15 at 12:00 a.m. and October 15 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/16/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s name to file fraudulent tax returns.

Theft on the 4900 block of Conrad Street, on October 15 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Reported:  10/15/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a package that had been delivered to the lobby area of the building.

Theft on the 8900 block of Skokie Boulevard, on October 13 at 6:01 p.m. Reported:  10/15/2014

Unknown person(s) have been removing mail from a locked mailbox inside the building.

Telephone Threat
Telephone Threat on the 7500 block of Kenneth Avenue, on October 10 at 5:37 p.m.  Reported:  10/15/2014

Unknown person(s) called the victim on her cell phone and threatened her while she was driving.  The victim was alarmed and disturbed by the unknown person(s) comments.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8900 block of Lamon Avenue, between October 15 at 10:00 p.m. and October 16 at 8:58 a.m.  Reported:  10/16/2014

Unknown person(s) entered a Chrysler and stole a touchscreen stereo system.  The victim reported that the vehicle was locked and there were no signs of force.

Burglary on the 5100 block of Elm Street, on October 15 between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/16/2014

Unknown person(s) used a pry tool to gain entry though a rear door.  Reported stolen was jewelry, cash and documents.

Cius, Luca D., 26, 2412 Bryn Mawr, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance on the 8800 block of Hamlin Avenue, on 10/14/2014.

Moctezuma, Erik T., 20, 6954 N. Oriole Street, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State-Warrant on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, on 10/14/2014.  Moctezuma was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have a Lincolnwood arrest warrant.  Moctezuma was turned over to the Lincolnwood police. 

Ferrusquia, Melissa, 20, 2601 W. Fitch #2E, Chicago, was arrested for Battery and Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 3200 block of Touhy Avenue, on 10/15/2014.

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