Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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March 27, 2015

Notable Incidents

Theft
Theft on the 7700 block of Kilbourn Avenue, on March 25 at 1:33 p.m.  Reported:  03/25/2015

Unknown person(s) have been cutting locks off the Com Ed power boxes and accessing the power.

Theft/Retail
Theft/Retail at 4937 Old Orchard Road, Nordstroms, on March 24 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:01 p.m.  Reported:  03/24/2015

A male white subject, 20-30 years of age, 5’7” – 5’9” tall with a thin build, slight facial hair, wearing a blue and white Chicago Bears cap and a brown leather jacket stole a bottle of fragrance and fled the store.

Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card fraud on the 7800 block of Kenneth Avenue, on March 19 at 3:08 p.m.  Reported:  03/24/2015

Unknown person(s) attempted to use the victim’s credit card information to make a purchase.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8800 block of Niles Center Road, on March 24 at 1:52 p.m.  Reported:  03/24/2015

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s social security number to purchase an iPhone.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8400 block of Monticello Avenue, between March 24 at 6:30 a.m. and March 25 at 4:30 a.m.  Reported:  03/25/2015

Unknown person stole a gym bag from an unlocked vehicle.

Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property
Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property at 7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie Police Department, on March 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.  Reported:  03/25/2015

Unknown person(s) spray painted a five point star on the fence.  Similar markings were found on a wall nearby.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 9400 block of Linder Avenue, on March 26 at 10:21 a.m.  Reported:  03/26/2015

Unknown person(s) used a brick to smash the rear window of a vehicle.

Arrests
Faye, Faouzi, 39, 7408 N. Hoyne #G., Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 5100 block of Oakton Street, on 03/25/2015.

Stevens, Tatyana C., 25, 3645 W. Flournoy, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, on 03/26/2015.

Lee, Wang, 39, 9360 Skokie Boulevard, #613, was arrested for In-State Warrant on the 9300 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 03/26/2015.  Lee was arrested for a Failure to Appear Warrant with no bond out of Chicago.  Lee was turned over to the Chicago Police Department. 

Donoghue, Liam Patrick, 30, 220 Wood Court, Wilmette, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 03/26/2015.


March 26, 2015

Notable Incidents

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 9200 block of Kolmar Avenue, between March 21 at 9:15 p.m. and March 23 at 12:55 a.m.  Reported:  03/23/2015

Unknown person(s) stole a Dodge Caravan.  The van was later recovered in Calumet City with the ignition damaged.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempt
Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempt on the 9000 block of Lamon between March 20 at 9:20 p.m. and March 21 at 8:20 a.m.  Reported:  03/21/2015.

Unknown person(s) attempted to peel the steering column on a vehicle.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempt on the 5000 block of Enfield Avenue, between March 20 at 6:00 p.m. and March 21 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  03/21/2015

Unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed the ignition cylinder. 

Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempt on the 9100 block of Keating Avenue, between March 21 at 8:30 p.m. and March 22 at 9:30 a.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) attempted to steal a vehicle.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempt on the 5000 block of Grove Street, between March 21 at 8:30 p.m. and March 22 at 11:10 a.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) attempted to remove the ignition cylinder from the steering column.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempt on the 8900 block of Lavergne Avenue, between March 20 at 7:30 a.m. and March 22 at 11:55 a.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) removed the ignition cylinder which was found on the front seat. 

Burglary
Burglary on the 8200 block of Harding Avenue, on March 21 between 6:15 p.m. and 9:22 p.m.  Reported:  03/21/2015

Unknown person(s) used force to open a side door.  It is unknown what is missing at this time.

Burglary/Attempt on the 4500 block of Brummel Street, between February 28 at 6:00 p.m. and March 21 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) used a pry tool in an attempt to gain entry through a storm door.  No entry was gained.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property at 9201 Lockwood Avenue, on March 22 between 3:20 p.m. and 3:29 p.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown juveniles, 15-18 years of age, riding BMX bicycles, were observed throwing rocks at the school windows.  

Criminal Damage to Property on the 5000 block of Chase Avenue, between March 20 at 10:00 a.m. and March 21 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) damaged a vehicle by throwing eggs at the driver’s side window.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 5000 block of Chase Avenue, between March 20 at 10:00 p.m. and March 21 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) threw eggs at a vehicle resulting in paint damage.

Criminal Damage to State Supported Property
Criminal Damage to State Supported Property at 4701 Oakton Street, Oakton Park, on March 22 at 6:47 p.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) broke a window on the concession stand. 

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8900 block of Lacrosse Avenue, between September 13, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and March 22 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s identity to open a credit card account.

Identity Theft on the 8100 block of Kilbourn Avenue, on March 22 at 2:00 p.m.  Reported:  03/23/2015

Unknown person(s) fraudulently filed a tax return under the victim’s name.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 9635 Skokie Boulevard, on March 22 at 5:59 p.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown male white subject stole three bottles of cologne from the store. 

Debris Dumping
Debris Dumping on the 7500 block of Kolmar Avenue, on March 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Reported:  03/22/2015

Unknown person(s) dumped 8 interior doors and scrap wood behind a homeowner’s garage without permission. 

Theft
Theft on the 4300 block of Oakton Street, between March 19 at 12:00 p.m. and March 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  03/23/2015

Unknown person(s) stole a metal mailbox from the exterior of the business.

Arrests
Gonzalez, Marisol Martinez, 36, 4302 Harding Road, Kenosha, WI, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3900 block of Main Street, on 03/21/2015.

Davison, Christina Coy, 43, 4646 N. Greenview Avenue, #2, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 9600 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 03/21/2015.

Scott, Sheldon, 24, 7635 S. Ridgeland, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs on the 4400 block of Dempster Street, on 03/21/2015.

Wood, Dereck A., 18, 1935 Dodge, Evanston was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment and Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4600 block of Church Street, on 03/22/2015.

Rizo, Joshua, 27, 930 Judson, #G, Evanston, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Delivery of Cannabis on the 9600 block of Lavergne Avenue, on 03/22/2015.

Lefter, Adriana, 29, 6534 N. Harlem, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 7200 block of Niles Center Road, on 03/22/2015.

Rubio, Erick A., 23, 6508 N. Francisco, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 7600 block of East Prairie Road, on 03/23/2015.


March 24, 2015

Notable Incidents

Theft
Theft at 9800 Woods Drive, Everest College, on March 18 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.  Reported:  03/18/2015

Two male white subjects stole an unknown number of text books from the library inside the college.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to property on the 9300 block of East Prairie Road, between March 17 at 10:00 p.m. and March 18 at 1:13 p.m.  Reported:  03/18/2015

Unknown person(s) damaged an address sign that was attached to a light post.

Theft/Retail
Theft/Retail at 3337 Golf Road, on March 18 between 2:17 and 2:28 p.m.  Reported:  03/18/2015

Two female black subjects, #1, 5’9,” heavy set, 30 years old, long black hair with black clothing and subject #2, 5’9,” heavy set, 30 years old, long black hair wearing pajama pants and a black leather jacket concealed clothing and fled the store.  The subjects were seen getting into a 2001 Pontiac four-door heading westbound.

Theft
Theft at 5369 Touhy Avenue, Corner Bakery, on March 16 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Reported:  03/18/2015

Unknown person(s) took the victim’s wallet from inside her purse while it was hanging on the back of her chair.

Theft at 3450 Touhy Avenue, X-Sport Fitness, on March 18 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Reported:  03/18/2015

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet from inside a secured locker.  The victim’s credit cards were later used fraudulently.

Arrests
Wiggins, Ci, 79, 1900 Lee Street, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4700 block of Dempster Street, on 03/18/2015.

Two male juveniles, 15, Evanston, were arrested for robbery on the 3200 block of Dempster Street, on 03/18/2015.  Two male juveniles confronted a subject on a bicycle causing him to fall off.  The two juvenile subjects then stole his wallet and cell phone.

Edwards-Grinage, Sylvia C., 61, 2740 W. 66th, #2, Chicago, was arrested for In-State Warrant on the 4900 block of Oakton Street, on 03/19/2015.  Edwards-Grinage was arrested for a Bond Forfeiture Warrant and given a new court date of April 13, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at the 5th District Cook County Court House, 10220 S. 76th Street, Bridgeview.

Two male juveniles, 14 and 13 years old, Skokie, 1 arrested for Burglary and both arrested for Battery on the 9300 block of Weber Park Place, on 03/19/2015.  The juveniles went to the victim’s home pushing the victim and taking items.

Flores-Vazquez, Marcos C., 31, Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3300 block of Main Street, on 03/20/2015.

Swanson, Derrick James, 18, 4927 South Beach, Hammond, IN, was arrested for Assault/Aggravated, Unlawful Use of Weapons and Soliciting/Keeping/Pandering/Pimping, on the 9300 block of Skokie Boulevard, 03/20/2015.  Swanson was found to be holding a prostitute against her will and being in possession of a handgun.

Young, James, 39, 9041 Lamon Avenue, #2B, was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Vehicle on the 9200 block of Kedvale Avenue on 03/20/2015.  Young was arrested after being observed inside the victim’s vehicle.


Good News Notes

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli and the Skokie Police Department are the recipients of the North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc., 2014 North East Multi-Regional Training Host Site Award.  P.A. Brankin, Director of NEMRT, sent a letter congratulating Skokie Police on this achievement.  He said, "Departments like yours are an integral part of NEMRT's family.  It is only because of your agency's willingness to open your facility to us that we are able to provide the quantity and variety of training programs for all our officers. Without your hospitality, and that of the other award winners, our officers would have no place to train."

  • 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."


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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