Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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February 17, 2017

Notable Incidents

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9600 block of Woods Drive, between February 13 at 5:00 p.m. and February 14 at 1:30 p.m.  Reported: 02/14/2017.

Unknown person(s) by unknown means gained entry to the victim’s vehicle while it was parked in the secure underground garage. Unknown items missing.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 4900 block of Fargo Avenue, on February 11 at 1:42 a.m.  Reported: 02/14/2017

Unknown person(s) gained entry to an unlocked vehicle and stole a pair of leather gloves and money.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle at 5330 Old Orchard Road, Lifetime Fitness, on February 16 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  Reported: 02/16/2017

Unknown person(s) broke the victim’s car window with an unknown object and stole her purse.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property at 4999 Old Orchard Center, Westfield Old Orchard, between February 12 at 9:00 a.m. and February 13 at 4:30 p.m.  Reported: 02/13/2017

Unknown person(s) scratched the paint on the victim’s car while it was parked overnight in the parking garage.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8400 block of Monticello Avenue, between February 13 at 7:00 p.m. and February 14 at 7:15 a.m.  Reported: 02/14/2017

Unknown person(s) used a blunt object to damage the victim’s windshield.

Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property at 9300 Weber Park Place, Weber Center, on February 15 at 3:03 p.m.  Reported: 02/15/2017

An unknown male juvenile set fire to the grass in front of Weber Center.

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft at 4999 Old Orchard Center, Westfield Old Orchard, on February 13 between 3:03 p.m. and 10:04 p.m.  Reported: 02/13/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s car from the west parking lot.

Theft
Theft of Lost Property at 9000 block of Lavergne Avenue, The Grove, between February 9 at 1:30 p.m. and February 10 at 3:30 p.m.  Reported: 02/13/2017

Unknown person(s) stole money from the victim’s wallet that she lost at The Grove.

Theft of Lost Property at 4356 Howard Street, Kostner Korner, between February 10 at 8:30 p.m. and February 11 at 4:30 p.m.  Reported: 02/13/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s black leather wallet and its contents after it was left at the store counter.

Theft of Lost Property at 4019 Oakton Street, Discount Cigarettes, on February 15 between 9:30 a.m. and 9:35 a.m.  Reported: 02/15/2017

An unknown male subject, possibly Assyrian, 150-160 lbs., medium build, light complexion, with medium length black combed back hair, a mustache and a beard, wearing a black t-shirt and a black jacket stole the victim’s iPhone 6 that she accidently left on the counter.

Theft at 3450 Touhy Avenue, Xsport Fitness, on February 15 between 8:15 a.m. and 9:50 a.m.  Reported: 02/16/2017

Unknown person(s) cut the lock off the victim’s locker in the men’s locker room and stole his iPhone 5s, gym bag, car key, and clothing.

Theft of Lost Property at 9310 Kenton Avenue, Old Orchard Junior High, on October 5 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Reported: 02/16/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the student’s district supplied iPad.

Theft of Lost Property at 3626 Touhy Avenue, Walmart, on February 17 at 12:30 a.m. Reported: 02/17/2017

The victim left her purse in a shopping cart in the parking lot. Upon her return 10 minutes later the purse had been stolen. 

Theft from Motor Vehicle
Theft from Motor Vehicle on the 7100 block of Laramie Avenue, between January 12 at 11:00 a.m. and January 13 at 7:33 a.m.  Reported: 02/13/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the rims and tires off of the victim’s vehicle as it was parked on the street. The auto was left on landscape bricks that were taken from the victim’s landscaping.

Theft from Motor Vehicle on the 4600 block of Grove Street, between February 12 at 6:00 p.m. and February 13 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported: 02/16/2017

Unknown person(s) used a cutting tool to remove and steal the victim’s catalytic converter.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 9500 block of Kedvale Avenue, between May 1 at 12:00 a.m. and February 9 at 1:00 p.m.  Reported: 02.14/2017

Unknown person(s) fraudulently obtained the victim’s credit information to open a Dish Network account.

Identity Theft at 4937 Old Orchard Road, Nordstrom and Banana Republic, between January 25 at 12:00 p.m. and February 5 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported: 02/15/2017

Unknown person(s) by unknown means fraudulently used the victim’s credit information to make large purchases at Nordstrom and Banana Republic.

Identity Theft on the 8300 block of Kenneth Avenue, on February 11 at 5:16 p.m.  Reported: 02/15/2017

Unknown person(s) by unknown means fraudulently filed the victim’s 2016 income tax return.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 9150 Skokie Boulevard, Walgreens, on February 13 at 5:03 p.m.  Reported: 02/13/2017

An unknown male black subject, 20-25 years old, medium build, black framed glasses, wearing a red hat with white lettering, black jacket with red sleeves, black jeans, and black gym shoes attempted to steal numerous items. He was accompanied by a male Hispanic subject, 20-25 years old, wearing a black winter hat (possibly White Sox), black hooded sweatshirt, and white gym shoes.

Retail Theft at 9150 Skokie Boulevard, Walgreens, on February 14 between 5:38 p.m. and 5:57 p.m.  Reported: 02/14/2017

An unknown Hispanic male subject, mid 30’s, wearing a black hat, black jacket with a red hoodie underneath, baggy jeans, and gray shoes with white soles stole 35 make-up items from the store and left the area in an older white Ford Crown Victoria.

Retail Theft at 5220 Touhy Avenue, Pep Boys, on February 16 between 12:45 p.m. and 1:02 p.m.  Reported: 02/16/2017

An unknown black male, dark complexion, medium build, wearing a bright yellow/ green Seattle Seahawks skull cap, yellow construction vest over a dark colored long sleeve sweatshirt, stole an auto shifter.

Retail Theft at 4002 Dempster Street, Mobil, on February 16 between 11:55 p.m. and 11:58 p.m.  Reported: 02/16/2017

Three white male juveniles stole a box of candy and ran from the store.

Telephone Harassment
Telephone Harassment on the 4800 block of Louise Avenue, between February 14 at 7:30 p.m. and February 15 at 5:42 p.m.  Reported: 02/15/2017

The victim stated she received two telephone calls from someone demanding a donation on behalf of a charity.

Arrests
A female juvenile, 14, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on the 9800 block of Lawler Avenue, on 02/13/2017.

Ortiz, Shandiin Michelle, 19, 8339 Kimball Avenue, was arrested for Theft on the 8300 block of Kimball Avenue, on 02/13/2017.

Chavez, Mario, 47, 2552 Ernst Street, Franklin Park, was arrested for Driving on a Suspended/ Revoked Driver’s License on the 5000 block of Dempster Street, on 02/14/2017.

Adame, Richard T., 33, 5719 N. Christiana, Apt. #2, Chicago, was arrested for Driving on a Suspended/ Revoked Driver’s License and Obstruction of Identification at 7300 Niles Center Road, on 02/14/2017.

Selman, Ali Qazem, 7840 Niles Avenue, Apt. #1N, was arrested for Violation of Order of Protection on the 7800 block of Niles Avenue, on 02/15/2017.

Triantafilis, Argyis T., 33, 9451 Leamington Avenue, was arrested on the 9300 block of Lawler Ave. for an Armed Robbery that occurred at 9150 Skokie Boulevard, Walgreens, on 02/15/2017.

Taylor, Robert, 56, 1400 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, was arrested for a Chicago Police Department Warrant for Resisting/ Obstructing a Police Officer at 4937 Old Orchard, on 02/16/2107. 


February 14, 2017

Notable Incidents

Battery

Aggravated Battery/ Retail Theft at 9449 Skokie Boulevard, Jewel, on February 11 at 9:54 a.m.  Reported: 02/11/2017

An unknown black male subject, 45-50 years old, 170-180 lbs., concealed 5 bottles of tequila and left the store without paying. When the subject was stopped by the store manager in the parking lot, the subject scratched the store manager in his attempt to get away.

Burglary
Burglary on the 7800 block of Kenton Avenue, on February 10 between 5:15 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.  Reported: 02/10/2017

Unknown person(s) used a pry tool to force entry to the front door of the residence. Jewelry and money were stolen.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 7500 block of Frontage Road, on February 12 between 1:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Reported: 02/12/2017

Unknown persons(s) used a pry tool to gain access to the victim’s locked vehicle and stole machine parts and change.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices at 7020 Carpenter Road, Buffalo Wild Wings, on February 10 at 9:45 p.m.  Reported: 02/10/2017

Two unknown male subjects and two unknown female subjects with small children paid for their meal using counterfeit money.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 4200 block of Keeney Street, between February 11 at 9:30 p.m. and February 12 at 12:58 a.m.  Reported: 02/12/2017

Unknown person(s) threw eggs at the victim’s residence.

Theft
Theft by Pick Pocket at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Westfield Old Orchard, on January 25 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Reported: 02/10/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet from her jacket pocket as she walked through the outdoor mall area.

Theft at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Apple, on February 11 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:57 p.m.  Reported: 02/11/2017

An unknown male white subject, approximately 35 years old, with black hair, a brown beard, and wearing a black jacket and blue jeans stole numerous software items from the store.

Theft at 5300 Touhy Avenue, Holiday Inn, on February 12 between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Reported: 02/12/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s camouflage backpack containing cash from the front lobby.

Theft from Motor Vehicle
Theft from Motor Vehicle on the 3500 block of Oakton Street, Sherman Dodge, on February 10 between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Reported: 02/10/2017

Unknown person(s) stole a dealer owned license plate after removing it from a car.

Theft from motor vehicle on the 7500 block of Tripp Avenue, between February 8 at 11:00 p.m. and February 9 at 5:00 a.m.  Reported: 02/11/2017

Unknown person(s) used an unknown cutting tool to steal the victim’s catalytic converter from under the vehicle.

Theft from motor vehicle on the 7700 block of Tripp Avenue, on February 11 between 1:00 a.m. and 1:06 p.m.  Reported: 02/11/2017

Unknown person(s) used an unknown cutting tool to steal the victim’s catalytic converter from under the vehicle.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 7400 block of Kenneth Avenue, between October 14, 2014 at 8:29 p.m. and February 10 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported: 02/10/2017

Unknown persons by unknown means fraudulently used the victim’s credit information on numerous occasions.

Identity Theft on the 8700 block of Niles Center Road, between January 17 at 4:30 p.m. and February 12 at 2:30 p.m.  Reported: 02/12/2017

Unknown person(s) by unknown means attempted to use the victim’s driver’s license information to open credit accounts.

Arrests
Torres, Fernando, 32, 1631 Fowler Avenue, Evanston, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 8900 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 02/10/2017.

Leon- Gonzalez, Filiberto, 24, 1916 Foster, Apt. 2FL, Chicago, was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License on the 8200 block of Crawford Avenue, on 02/10/2017.

Hernandez, Sheila M., 35, 6950 Kenton Avenue, Lincolnwood, was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License on the 8300 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 02/10/2017.

Lewis, Evamarie N., 37, 460 Eagle Drive, Apt. 107, Elk Grove Village, was arrested for Identity Theft at 4865 Sheridan Road, Chicago, on 02/10/2017.

Markos, Sargon, 37, was arrested for Burglary on the 8400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 02/11/2017.

Shamoun, George Dicklet, 29, 8719 Keystone Avenue, was arrested for Aggravated Battery at 7300 Niles Center Road, on 02/11/2017.

Hassan, Khaled M., 51, 39930 Walton Lane, Beach Park, was arrested for Driving on a Suspended/ Revoked Driver’s License on the 4100 block of Dempster Street, on 02/12/2017.

Merza, Saeed, 18, 8255 Bronx Avenue, Apt. 1N, was arrested for Retail Theft at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Sunglass Hut, on 02/12/2017.  

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

  • Niles Police Chief Dennis McEnerney recently sent Skokie Police Chief Scarpelli a letter of thanks for the assistance provided by Commander Weinman in a Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts investigation.  A suspect was arrested and charged.  Chief McEnerney said that he wanted to commend Commander Weinman on a job well done.
     
  • A reverend from a local Skokie parish recently wrote a letter to Sergeant Russell to commend Officer Iwanicki on the assistance she provided when he called regarding some suspicious activity at the church on Christmas Eve.  He said that he and the entire congregation felt much safer because of the speed and intelligence with which Officer Iwanicki acted.  
     
  • A Skokie resident recently called the Skokie Police Department to compliment Communications Operator Polley and Officers Leos and Moore.  She said that she called 9-1-1 regarding some noises she was hearing from the vacant house next door.  She said that Operator Polley was very professional and had a calm voice.  She also said that Officers Leos and Moore were very kind, polite, courteous and professional.  She said they were able to locate a loose shutter on the building that was making a banging noise.  She said she was very grateful to the Skokie Police Department.
     
  • A complimentary phone call was made to Chief Scarpelli to commend Officer Herrera for her professional manner during a traffic stop she made.  The caller said that he was emotionally upset at the time of the incident and that Officer Herrera was very understanding and compassionate about his situation.  The caller said that Officer Herrera was "phenomenal and professional."

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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