Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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September 16, 2014

Notable Incidents

Theft
Theft on the 8700 block of Keeler Avenue, on September 12 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.  Reported:  09/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole jewelry from inside a home during an estate sale.

Theft at 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie Hospital, between April 18 at 4:08 p.m. and April 19 at 4:08 p.m.  Reported:  09/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a gold and diamond ring while the victim was in the hospital.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 8800 block of Lavergne Avenue, on September 13 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Reported:  09/13/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a rear license plate off a Hyundai.

Assault
Assault on the 9000 block of Kostner Avenue, on September 12 at 2:50 p.m.  Reported:  09/12/2014

An unknown female, 130-140 lbs., with shoulder length brown hair and red undertones, brown eyes, black glasses, gold nose ring and driving a blue passenger vehicle used excessive vulgar language toward the victim threatening to harm her after the victim asked her not to double park her vehicle outside Devonshire school.

Arrests
Kuduzovic, Edin, 18, 4848 Mulford Street, was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor on the 5400 block of Oakton Street, on 09/12/2014.

Lopezrodriguez, Genaro, 36, 8131 Keating Avenue, #1, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4700 block of Cleveland Street, on 09/12/2014.

Diaz, Hilda Joseline, 21, 8622 Palmer Street, River Grove, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 09/12/2014.

Resendiz, Arturo, 34, 3534 W. Melrose, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 5300 block of Old Orchard Road, on 09/13/2014.

Hasan, Syed A., 19, 3115 W. Jarvis Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Speeding more than 40mph Over the Speed Limit on 09/13/2014.

De Dios-Rodriguez, Alfonso, 33, 7301 N. Ridge, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3400 block of Howard Street, on 09/13/2014.

Juvenile, 16, Northfield, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 09/13/2014.

Washington, Rochelle A., 20, 2320 Emerson Street, Evanston, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration and Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 3200 block of Dempster Street, on 09/13/2014.

Tran, Christopher P., 25, 8130 Kostner Avenue, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis, Resist, Obstruct or Disarm an Officer and Traffic offenses on the 8800 block of Niles Center Road, on 09/13/2014.  Tran was stopped for a traffic violation and refused to exit his vehicle.  Tran was found to be in possession of Cannabis.


September 15, 2014

Notable Incidents

Residential Burglary
Residential Burglary on the 7400 block of Kenton Avenue, on September 11 between 7:30 p.m. and 11:02 p.m.  Reported:  09/11/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the residence through a bedroom window.  Jewelry and personal documents were stolen.

Forgery
Forgery on the 9100 block of Keystone Avenue, on March 10 between 10:30 a.m. and 3:43 p.m.  Reported:  09/10/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to purchase a Mercedes.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8900 block of Lacrosse Avenue, between February 15 at 12:00 a.m. and September 10 at 8:50 a.m.  Reported:  09/10/20014

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

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at 8020 St. Louis Avenue, on September 10 between 9:15 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.  Reported:  09/10/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s diamond ring that was left on the counter in the bathroom.

Theft of Lost Property at 9150 Skokie Boulevard, Walgreens, on September 11 at 8:08 p.m.  Reported:  09/11/2014

Unknown male driving a silver Lexus grabbed a woman’s purse in the parking lot after she had accidentally dropped it.

Criminal Trespass to Residence
Criminal Trespass to Residence on the 4100 block of Crain Street, on September 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Reported:  09/10/2014

Unknown male white subject entered the victim’s garage and told her that “John” had just had a stroke today.  The subject could not provide the victim with a street name of where the subject lived.  The subject then left the garage and was last seen eastbound on Crain Street. 

The subject is described as 40 to 45 years of age, 6’ tall with a slim build, fair skin, wearing a hat, grey sweatshirt, and blue jeans.  He was also described as intoxicated.

Arrests
Jones, Charlie James, 21, 7238 N. Bell Avenue, #2, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis, Obstructing Justice and In-State Warrant on the 4800 block of Hull Street, on 09/10/2014.  Jones was arrested after providing false information to Police, Possession of Cannabis and an outstanding Warrant for Underage Consumption of Alcohol.  Jones was given a new court date of October 17, at 9:00 a.m. at the Skokie Court House.

Ugarte, Miguel, 46, 4824 N. Talman #3B, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4400 block of Dempster Street, on 09/10/2014.

Giamouridis, John, 46, 3857 Cleveland Street, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence on the 3800 block of Oakton Street, on 09/11/2014.  

Nwachukwu, Geofrey C., 21, 7018 N. Paulina Street, #1, Chicago, was arrested for Battery and Assault on the 3300 block of Howard Street, on 09/11/2014.


Good News Notes

  • A resident recently emailed Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli to express her thanks to the entire staff for their daily efforts which "keep Skokie a safe place to reside."  She said that she was passing by Winnebago Park and saw a group of youths doing push ups led by Police Officer McCune.  She said it was a hot, humid day and despite being in full uniform, Officer McCune didn't miss a beat, and his efforts "convey a positive message to our youth when they can interact with a patrolman in this matter."
     
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received an email from a Skokie resident that noted "I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that Officer Alexander is a true professional. On 7 Jul 14 at approximately 1000 hours, I looked out my window and saw a Police Officer walking in between my home and my neighbors. I opened the window and asked the Officer what was going on. Officer Alexander introduced himself and said that he was conducting an 'out of town' house check. I informed Officer Alexander that I have the alarm code for the neighbors house and thought it went off. I then went outside to introduce myself to Officer Alexander. Officer Alexander took the time to explain the out of town residence check offered by the Skokie Police Department. I informed Officer Alexander that I was... was proud of his professionalism and told him that he was an asset to the Skokie Police Department. It is an honor to have Police Officers like Officer Alexander employed in the Village of Skokie.
     
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a call complimenting Skokie Police Officer Khan regarding the way he handled a traffic stop involving the caller's 88-year-old father. The caller noted that Officer Khan was “wonderful, wonderful” in the way he dealt with her father. The caller mentioned that her father might be experiencing some dementia and she is extremely worried about his driving.  Officer Khan spoke to the caller personally on the phone, stayed with the caller's father at McDonald’s while he got food, and then followed him home. The caller was impressed by Officer Khan’s interpersonal communication skills and his compassion.  She feels Officer Khan is an asset to the Skokie Police Department and thanks him for doing an outstanding job and going above and beyond expectations.

Crime Tip Hot Line Available 24/7

The Skokie Police Department recently established an automated Crime Tip Hot Line and invites the public to call 847/933-TIPS (8477) any time to report suspicious activity or other information. 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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