Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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July 29, 2015

Notable Incidents

Theft
Theft on Williamsburg Terrace, between July 26 at 8:00 p.m. and July 27 at 8:45 a.m.  Reported:  07/27/2015

Unknown person(s) stole an unsecured charcoal gray Transit Kenan bicycle and left behind a Schwinn Mesa Bicycle.

Theft of Labor or Services
Theft of Labor or Services on the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue, on July 26 at 12:27 a.m.  Reported:  07/26/2015

The unknown subjects took off without paying for their cab fare.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 3900 block of Dempster Street, on July 26 between 3:27 p.m. and 3:28 p.m.  Reported:  07/26/2015

An unknown male and female subject came through the Dunkin Donuts Drive through and complained about a bagel.  The male subject then threw a donut at the cashier before fleeing in a red sedan.

Robbery
Robbery on the 7700 block of Niles Center Road on July 26 at 9:57 p.m.  Reported:  07/26/2015

The victim reported that while she was standing at her front door a male white subject, thin build with short hair, wearing dark pants and a white shirt, ran up to her and forcefully grabbed her purse from her hands.  The subject then ran southbound and entered a white sedan, possibly a newer Hyundai, with another subject driving.  The vehicle fled westbound on Harvard Terrace. 

Burglary/Residential
Burglary/Residential on the 5300 block of Cleveland Street, between July 26 at 11:00 p.m. and July 27 at 6:30 a.m.  Reported:  07/27/2015

Unknown person(s) entered the home by cutting the screen on an open window.  Electronics were reported stolen.

Burglary/Attempt
Burglary/Attempt on the 5300 block of Cleveland Street, on July 27 between 3:00 a.m. and 10:53 p.m.  Reported:  07/27/2015

Unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry though a rear bedroom window.

Arrests
Cambron, Guzman, Pedro N., 22, 9078 Barberry Lane, Des Plaines, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 9600 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 07/26/2015.

Estrada, Jareth D., 37, 4939 Hull Street, #3S, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 4000 block of Main Street, on 07/26/2015.

Gomez, Juan W., 34, 9505 Terrace Place, Des Plaines, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4900 block of Golf Road, on 07/26/2015.

Camacho, Gildardo, 33, 4933 Crain Street, #GRDN, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 8000 block of Niles Center Road, on 07/27/2015. 


July 28, 2015

Notable Incidents

Burglary
Burglary on the 8000 block of Lowell Avenue, on July 23 at 4:35 a.m.  Reported:  07/23/2015

Unknown person(s) entered the detached garage and removed a bicycle.  The subject was then confronted by the victim and the bicycle was recovered.

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 8100 block of Kenneth Avenue, between July 24 at 12:00 a.m. and July 25 at 10:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/25/2015

Unknown person(s) stole a white 1997 Chevrolet pick-up, 2dr truck, with an extended cab, plate #IL 1447490B and a silver metal tool box in the back.  The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside.

Theft
Theft on the 9400 block of East Prairie Road, on July 23 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/23/2015

Unknown person(s) stole a utility pipe locater.

Theft on the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue, on July 24 between 7:37 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.  Reported:  07/24/2015

Unknown person(s) stole an employee’s purse. 

Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on July 24 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Reported:  07/24/2015

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s bicycle that was locked up outside the mall.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 4900 block of Morse Avenue, on July 22 at 3:54 p.m.  Reported:  07/25/2015

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to open several store accounts.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Nordstrom’s, on July 25 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:05 p.m.  Reported:  07/25/2015

Unknown person(s) took the victim’s gold apple iPhone 6, after she had left it in the shoe department.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8600 block of Monticello Avenue, on July 24 between 1:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/24/2015

Unknown person(s) used a bb gun to shoot at the victim’s vehicle window.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 9600 block of Tripp Avenue, between July 1 at 2:54 p.m. and July 13 at 10:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/24/2015

Unknown person(s) cut the wires for the lawn sprinkler.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 4200 block of Main Street, on July 24 at 10:30 p.m.  Reported:  07/24/2015

Unknown person(s) used a bb gun to break the rear driver’s side window on a vehicle.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 8200 block of Kildare Avenue, on July 25 between 8:21 a.m. and 8:22 a.m.  Reported:  07/25/2015

A juvenile victim reported that a male Indian, mid 30’s with a slight beard, wearing a white/red wind breaker jacket, dark colored shorts and goggles with a strap, riding a mountain bike, was following her while she was out jogging.

Illegal Dumping
Illegal Dumping on the 5100 block of Church Street, on July 25 at 8:16 p.m.  Reported:  07/25/2015

A black GMC Envoy was observed dumping debris near the electric tower fence.  The vehicle then fled westbound on Church Street.

Arrests
McKissack, Kenton R. Jr., 18, 8216 Kenton Avenue, #2, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment and Resisting, Obstructing or Disarm an Officer on the 8200 block of Keating Avenue, on 07/24/2015.

Juvenile, 15, Skokie, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 07/24/2015.

Lawson, Derrick Eric, 45, 1206 W. 64th Street, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 7300 block of Niles Center Road, on 07/24/2015.

Pasha, Aisha A., 24, 3950 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State Warrant while in Prospect Heights, on 07/25/2015.  Pasha was arrested on a failure to appear warrant out of Skokie on July 2, 2015.

Tiu, Vanessa M., 36, 4750 Sheridan Road, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment on the 8000 block of Kenton Avenue, on 07/25/2015.

Bredwood, Justin, 21, 21 Captains Cove, Lakemoor, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8200 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 07/25/2015

Lopez, Luis O, Jr., 23, 1214 E. Northwest Highway, #7, Arlington Heights, was arrested for an In-State Warrant and Driving with a suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8200 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 07/25/2015.  Lopez was found to have a Warrant out of McHenry County for Failure to Appear on a  Disorderly Conduct charge and was given a court date of September 8, 2015, Room 103, at the Skokie courthouse for the driving charge.


Good News Notes

  • 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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