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August 27, 2015

Notable Incidents

Burglary/Residential
Burglary/Residential on the 3800 block of Sugar Loaf Lane, between August 22 at 7:30 p.m. and August 23 at 1:40 p.m.  Reported:  08/23/2015.

Unknown person(s) entered a carport and stole a HAM radio antenna. 

Battery/Aggravated
Battery/Aggravated on the 7800 block of Lamon Avenue, on August 24 at 2:26 a.m.  Reported:  08/24/2015

The victim reported that during a traffic altercation he was struck in the face with a beer bottle by an unknown male Hispanic driving a black Ford Crown Victoria.

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 8500 block of Trumbull Avenue, between August 21 at 8:00 p.m. and August 22 at 11:30 a.m.  Reported: 08/25/2015

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s 2005 Chrysler 300 from in front of the victim’s residence.  The vehicle was later recovered in Evanston after being involved in a rollover accident where the driver fled the scene. 

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property on the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue, on August 25 at 11:01 p.m.  Reported:  08/25/2015

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s cell phone after she had left it on a counter.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 9110 block of Bennett Avenue, on May 17 at 6:01 p.m.  Reported:  08/25/2015

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information causing the victim’s paycheck to be garnished.

Arrests
McGee, Quinn Anthony, 23, 224 Callan, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 3400 block of Oakton Street, on 08/24/2015.

Tello, Diego, 21, 4712 N. Winchester, Chicago, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 5100 block of Dempster Street, on 08/24/2015.

Ojeda, Juan Antonio, 42, 1504 N. 9th Avenue, Melrose Park, was arrested for In-State Warrant on the 8700 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 08/24/2015.  Ojeda was arrested on a warrant for Deceptive Practices out of Kane County.

Henriquez, Alexis Remi, 18, 8239 Knox Avenue, #2A, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 4600 block of Cleveland Street, on 08/24/2015.

Mora-Gomez, Raul, 35, 607 W. Pickwick Court, #2W, Mt. Prospect, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4700 block of Dempster Street, on 08/24/2015.

Juvenile, 17, Chicago, was arrested for possession of drug equipment on the 7100 block of Niles Center Road, on 08/25/2015.

Butler, Drannon Davee, 28, 3742 W. Northshore, Lincolnwood, was arrested for Battery on the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue, on 08/25/2015.  Butler was arrested after attacking a person in the parking lot of McDonalds. 


August 24, 2015

Notable Incidents

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8600 block of Niles Center Road, on August 20 at 2:05 pm.  Reported:  08/20/2015

Unknown person(s) damaged a windshield wiper on a vehicle.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8900 block of Skokie Boulevard, between August 8 at 12:00 a.m. and August 9 at 7:30 a.m.  Reported:  08/22/2015

Unknown person(s) keyed the victim’s vehicle.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 5200 block of Foster Street, between August 21 at 11:00 p.m. and August 22 at 12:33 p.m.  Reported:  08/22/2015

Unknown person(s) broke out the rear window of a vehicle.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8900 block of Lamon on August 20 at 6:37 p.m.  Reported:  08/20/2015

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

Theft of lost property
Theft of Lost Property on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road, between August 16 at 10:30 p.m. and August 17 at 3:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/21/2015

Unknown person(s) stole a cell phone that fell out of the victim’s purse.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on August 21 at 6:39 p.m.  Reported:  08/21/2015

Unknown male Hispanic, 15-20 years old, 5’8” tall, approximately 155 lbs., thin build and wearing a Green Lane Tech shirt and black basketball shorts, concealed four Calvin Klein shirts in a Foot Locker bag and fled the store.

Harassment by Telephone
Harassment by Telephone on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on August 22 at 12:53 a.m.  Reported:  08/22/2015

The victim reported that while at work they had received threatening phone calls

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 7800 block of McCormick Boulevard, on August 22 at 8:30 a.m.  Reported:  08/22/2015

Unknown person(s) used black spray paint to write illegible makings on the CTA swift tracks and viaduct wall. 

All other Disorderly Conduct
All other Disorderly Conduct on the 8900 block of Skokie Boulevard, on August 22 between 12:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.  Reported:  08/22/2015

Unknown person(s) smeared feces on the victim’s front door.

Debris Dumping
Debris Dumping on the 9000 block of Ewing Avenue, between August 21 at 8:00 p.m. and August 22 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/22/2015

Unknown person(s) dumped a bag of garbage on the victim’s property.

Arrests
Tsedendamba, Bolderdene, 25, 6421 N. East River Road, #1604, Chicago, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 9700 block of Gross Point Road, on 08/21/2015.

McMorris, Keyon C., 20, 9109 Lamon Avenue, #2S, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property and Resisting, Obstruct or Disarm an Officer on the 8900 block of Kilpatrick Avenue, on 08/21/2015.

Roland-Hillard, Jasmine M., 19, 8131 Knox Avenue, #2S, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Resisting, Obstruct or Disarm an Officer on the 8900 block of Niles Center Road, on 08/21/2015.  McMorris and Roland broke into a vacant apartment and were observed doing drugs.  Both subjects attempted to flee from the police and were subsequently arrested.

Ballis, George, 40, 4952 W. Hull Street, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Resist, Obstruct or Disarm an Officer on the 7800 block of Niles Avenue, on 08/22/2015.

Garcia, Yuridia D., 35, 8014 Kilpatrick Avenue, #G, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 3800 block of Main Street, on 08/22/2015.

Mikolas, Lauren, 27, 9655 Woods Drive, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8800 block of Bronx Avenue, on 08/22/2015.

Saltzman, Jason, 42, 22961 N. Apple Hill Lane, #207, Lincolnshire, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property on the 4500 block of Keeney Street, on 08/22/2015.

Reid, Samuel J., 44, 5151 Foster, Chicago, was arrested for Battery on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 08/22/2015.  Reid was arrested after pushing another customer inside Walmart.

Coss, Marie Giselle, 18, 8225 Niles Center Road, #2, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4900 block of Main Street, on 08/22/2015.

Chauhan, Surdeep S., 19, 6944 W. Oakton Street, Niles, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 8400 block of Niles Center Road, on 08/22/2015.

 


Good News Notes

  • Chief Scarpelli received an email from the CEO of First Recovery Group to commend Ms. Anderson in the Records Division for her assistance.  He said, "Ms. Anderson is a team member who obviously likes her job and cares deeply about the people she is helping.  I thought you should know how lucky you are to have her on your team."
     
  • The block watch captain of the 9300 block of Kildare wrote to Chief Scarpelli to commend the Neighborhood Watch program.  She said that after the storm came through, an elderly couple's house was damaged by a fallen tree.  She said that a neighbor came to her door for assistance, and they worked together along with another neighbor and the Village of Skokie to get the couple's home secured. She said, "Thanks Skokie!  Yeah, it takes a village - The Village of Skokie!"  
     
  • Police Chief Scarpelli received an email from a man expressing appreciation for the assistance he received from Officer Liebau when his car stalled at a major intersection in Skokie.  Officer Liebau helped him push the car to a side street and offered kind words.  He said that Officer Liebau's help "allowed for me as well as the public to be in a much safer spot."  
     
  • The Head of Security & Maintenance from the Skokie Public Library contacted the Skokie Police Department to express his appreciation for the courtesy and professionalism shown by Officer Pelrine when he responded to an unsecured door after hours at the Library.  He said he was "impressed by Officer Pelrine's honesty and integrity."  
     
  • Skokie Police Officer Jacobsen received a letter of thanks from a Skokie resident for her involvement in the Explorers Program and her son, who is a member.  She said, "I know your personal management has been invaluable to his growth and self confidence."
     
  • John Barkhoo, Communications Coordinator, recently received a phone call from a resident who wanted to thank Communications Operator Cronan for sending officers on a well-being check to his house.  He feels that the call from his friend to the Skokie Police Department and the actions of Operator Cronan saved his life.
     
  • The office of Chief Scarpelli received a complimentary phone call regarding Officer Veenhuis and his assistance with a garbage dumping issue.  The caller said Officer Veenhuis took care of the problem immediately and was "awesome and really nice."
     
  • Alina Birlibescu of the Achieve Development Association recently made a post on the Skokie Police Facebook page to thank Officer Pelrine for assisting in locating one of their residents.  Ms. Birlibescu said she was grateful for all the effort.
     
  • Oak Park Police Chief James Kruger, Jr., recently sent a letter to Chief Scarpelli thanking Officers Krozel, Krecisz and Chang for the assistance they provided to the Oak Brook Police Department on May 20 regarding the SEIU Fight for $15 Rally.  The officers are part of the NIPAS Mobile Field Force Program, and Chief Kruger said, "This cooperation between departments proved invaluable."

  • Officers Jacobson and Swaback were recently presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Federal Reserve for their presentation on children's safety during their "outside agency day."  

  • The Village of Streamwood Police Chief, James Gremo, recently wrote Skokie Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli to extend his thanks for Officer Olkowski's assistance with the execution of a search warrant.  Chief Gremo commended Officer Olkowski's "tireless work," which resulted in the search warrant being executed without incident.


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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