Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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March 4, 2015

Notable Incidents

Criminal Damage
Criminal Damage to property on the 9200 block of Kildare Avenue, between February 26 at 8:30 p.m. and February 27 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  02/27/2015

Unknown person(s) scratched a parked vehicle. 

Criminal Damage to Property on the 4800 block of Kirk Street, on March 1 between 3:30 a.m. and 11:26 a.m.  Reported:  03/01/2015

Unknown person(s) used a blunt object to break several windows on a Jeep Cherokee.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8800 block of Lavergne Avenue, on March 1 at 8:49 p.m.  Reported:  03/01/2015

The victim reported that three unknown male black subjects jumped on the hood of his Nissan damaging it.  The subjects were last seen in a silver Ford Crown Victoria.

Aggravated Battery to Senior Citizen
Aggravated Battery to Senior Citizen on the 5100 block of Old Orchard Road, on February 27 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:22 p.m.  Reported:  02/27/2015

The victim reported that after he was rear ended in a traffic accident the driver of the offending vehicle pushed him and then fled the scene.  The subject is described as a male black, approximately 30 years old and approximately 6’ tall.

Battery
Battery on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on February 28 at 9:38 a.m.  Reported:  02/28/2015

The victim reported that an unknown male Indian pulled up and asked her if she was cold.  The subject then got out of his vehicle and began grabbing at the female victim. 

Illegal Dumping
Illegal Dumping on the 7600 block of Knox Avenue, between February 25 at 7:00 p.m. and February 28 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  02/28/2015

Unknown person(s) illegally dumped eleven tires in the alleyway.

Theft
Theft on the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue, on February 28 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.  Reported:  02/28/2015

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet and fraudulently used two of the credit cards.

Theft on the 9700 block of Gross Point Road, between February 28 at 8:00 p.m., and March 1 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  03/01/2015

Unknown person(s) stole costume jewelry from the victim.

Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card Fraud on the 4600 block of Davis Street, between February 14 at 7:15 p.m. and February 16 at 7:16 p.m.  Reported:  02/28/2015

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s debit card to make a fraudulent purchase.

Residential Burglary
Residential Burglary on the 7700 block of Tripp Avenue, on February 28 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:04 p.m.  Reported:  02/28/2015

Unknown person(s) used a pry tool to enter through the front door.  Jewelry, check books and purses were reported stolen. 

Residential Burglary on the 8500 block of St. Louis Avenue, on February 28 between 6:00 p.m. and 11:20 p.m.  Reported:  02/28/2015

Unknown person(s) entered the home by unknown means and stole cash.

Residential Burglary on the 8400 block of Harding Avenue, on February 27 between 4:30 p.m. and 11:29 p.m.  Reported:  02/27/2015

Unknown person(s) forced entry through a rear door.  Jewelry was reported stolen.

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 8700 block of Harding Avenue, on March 1 between 12:30 a.m. and 3:40 a.m.  Reported:  03/01/2015

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s unlocked silver 1996 Honda Accord.

Arrests
Gomez, Neri, 29, 1819 Hovland Court, #1, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License and a Warrant on the 9600 block of Crawford Avenue, on 02/27/2015.  Gomez was found to have an outstanding Warrant from Cook County for a DUI.

Juvenile, 17, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 8000 block of Hamlin Avenue, on 02/27/2015.

Miller, Asheele Marie, 32, 2316 W. Nicholas #D, Arlington Heights, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 10000 block of the Edens Expressway on 02/28/2015.

Burley, Stephanie, 63, 1405 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 02/28/2015.


March 2, 2015

Notable Incidents

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 8400 block of Karlov Avenue, between February 22 at 2:00 p.m. and February 23 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  02/23/2015

Unknown person(s) egged the victim’s vehicle

Assault
Assault on the 3500 block of Dempster Street, on February 23 between 8:24 a.m. and 8:26 a.m.  Reported:  02/23/2015

An unknown female subject approached the victim’s vehicle during a road rage incident and attempted to batter him.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 8400 block of Crawford Avenue, on February 23 between 5:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.  Reported:  02/23/2015

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s front license plate.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 5100 block of Coyle Avenue, on February 24 between 10:50 a.m. and 10:54 a.m.  Reported:  02/24/2015

Unknown person(s) called the victim and identified himself as from the Sheriff’s Department and attempted to collect money for unpaid income taxes.  The victim hung up on the subject and called the police.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on February 24 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:01 p.m.  Reported:  02/24/2015

Two unknown subjects stole two Northface jackets.  The jackets were recovered by loss prevention. 

Burglary/Residential
Burglary Residential on the 7400 block of Kilbourn Avenue, between February 20 at 7:00 p.m. and February 25 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  02/25/2015

Unknown person(s) pried open the rear door to the home.  Nothing is known missing at this time.

Burglary/Business/Attempt
Burglary at 3358 Dempster Street, Kenny the Cleaner, on February 26 between 2:53 a.m. and 2:54 a.m.  Reported:  02/26/2015

Unknown person(s) shattered the glass door to the business.  Nothing appeared to be missing.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 8700 block of Skokie Boulevard, between February 24 at 2:30 p.m. and February 25 at 12:43 p.m.  Reported:  02/25/2015

Unknown person contacted the victim and told him that he owed money.  The victim then wired the unknown person money through Western Union before realizing it was a scam. 

Arrests
Burns, Corban M., 21, 2009 N. Sawyer Avenue, 1st fl., Chicago, was arrested for speeding 32 miles over the posted speed limit on the 3500 block of Oakton Street, on 02/23/2015.

Davis, Tameka A., 23, 5933 N. Ravenswood, #2A, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment and Obstructing Justice on the 3800 block of Fargo Avenue, on 02/23/2015.

Carter, Lamont D., 18, 8215 Keating Avenue, #2, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 9100 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 02/23/2015.

Juvenile, 17, Skokie, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 9100 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 02/23/2015.

Cardenas, Brendan W., 22, 8518 Gross Point Road, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License on the 7900 block of Babb Avenue, on 02/24/2015.

Galvez, Frankie, 20, 4545 Touhy Avenue, #109, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 7900 block of Babb Avenue, on 02/24/2015.

Cardenas, Rigoberto, 31, 2223 Foster, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4600 block of Church Street, on 02/24/2015.

Callahan, Lindsey H., 30, 1837 W. Evergreen, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 02/24/2015.

Solis, Erik E., 22, 6149 N. Campbell Avenue, #1, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State-Warrant on the 8800 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 02/25/2015.  Solis was given a new court date of March 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Room #4007, 505 County Farm Road, in Wheaton.

Tran, Christopher P., 25, 8130 Kostner Avenue, was arrested for an In-State-Warrant on the 7300 block of Niles Center Road, on 02/26/2015.  Tran was given a new court date of March 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., Room #104, at 5600 Old Orchard Road.


Good News Notes

  • The Skokie Police Department received a phone call from a resident thanking Officer Iwanicki for her assistance with her car, which was stuck in the snow.  She said that she appreciates the Skokie Police Department "going above and beyond" their duties to help her out.  

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli received a letter from Lieutenant Lawrence Martin from the Lincolnwood Police Department, commending Officer Shelton on her "dedication and vigilance" in assisting in the apprehension of a retail theft offender from the Lincolnwood Town Center Mall.  

  • The Village of Rosemont Chief of Public Safety, Donald E. Stephens III, wrote Skokie Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli a letter thanking him and the Skokie Police Officers who assisted in a hazardous materials call at the Hyatt Hotel.  Chief Stephens said, "Your officers provided traffic and crowd control as well as security in a professional manner.  The assistance your department provided was invaluable and can be credited to the successful mitigation of this incident."

  • Officer Swaback received an email from Dana Eulert, Security Director of Professional Security Consultants, thanking him and the Skokie Police Department for their assistance with special security details at Westfield Old Orchard Mall, during the busy holiday season.  She said, "Their help was truly appreciated.  Each and every one of them was a pleasure to work with.  You should be proud." 

  • John Sofere of the Cub Scout Pack 3957 sent Chief Anthony Scarpelli a letter thanking the Skokie Police Department and Officer Jacobsen for the tour of the police station.  He said Officer Jacobsen provided detailed responses to the kids' questions and made it a fun learning experience for all.

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli received a letter from Robert LaMantia, Chief of Police in Lincolnwood, thanking Officers Nikolopoulos and Chmiel for their back-up assistance in the location and arrest of three auto thieves.  Chief LaMantia appreciated "the outstanding utilization of teamwork with our agency to bring the investigation to a successful conclusion."

  • Deputy Chief Michael Pechter received a complimentary email from Lisa Hanley of First Bank & Trust, commending Officer Eric Swaback's presentation on robbery training.  She said, "He was extremely informative, professional and personable.  But of course, I wouldn't expect anything less from your department."

  • Chief Scarpelli received a compliment from a resident who wanted to thank Officer Alexander for his assistance with his disabled vehicle.  He said, "Officer Alexander is a very nice, fine, young man."

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli received a letter from a resident thanking Officer Zerfass for his assistance during a well-being check her family requested.  She said Officer Zerfass was "so nice and checked on her twice."  She said she has lived in Skokie for 44 years and feels safe and sound because of the Skokie Police Department.


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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