Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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January 17, 2017

Notable Incidents

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 9400 block of Kenton Avenue on January 14 at 2:41 a.m.  Reported: 01/14/2017

A known subject called SPD to falsely report that he was being held hostage in a bathroom.

Criminal Trespass
Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land at 4701 Oakton Street, Oakton Park, on January 13 between 10:30 a.m. and 10:44 a.m.  Reported: 01/13/2017

A known subject returned to Oakton Community Center after having been banned on January 11 for causing a disturbance.

Criminal Trespass to Real Property at 8050 Lincoln Avenue, Village Inn, on January 15 at 10:00 p.m.  Reported: 01/15/2017

A known subject returned after having been previously banned from the business for causing a disturbance.

Criminal Defacement
Criminal Defacement to Property at 4634 Oakton Street, USPS mailbox, on January 15 at 3:28 p.m.  Reported: 01/15/2017

Unknown person(s) defaced a USPS mailbox by writing on it with a white paint marker.

Criminal Defacement to Property at 4658 Oakton Street, a Village of Skokie owned garbage can, on January 15 at 4:11 p.m.  Reported:  01/15/2017

Unknown person(s) defaced a Village of Skokie garbage can by writing on it with a white paint marker.

Forgery
Forgery at 4999 Old Orchard Center, Eddie Bauer, on January 13 between 8:05 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.  Reported: 01/13/2017

An unknown black male offender, slim build, wearing a dark jacket and jeans, used counterfeit currency to purchase a jacket.

Burglary                
Burglary on the 8500 block of Crawford Avenue, between January 9 at 9:00 p.m. and January 10 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported: 01/13/2017

Unknown person(s) stole a Toro snow blower from the victim’s unattached and unsecured garage.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 3800 block of Birchwood Avenue, between January 13 at 9:15 p.m. and January 14 at 6:11 a.m.  Reported: 01/14/2017

Unknown person(s) removed a GPS and change from the victim’s unlocked vehicle.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 3800 block of Howard Street, between January 13 at 6:45 p.m. and January 14 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported: 01/14/2017

Unknown person(s) entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole change and a credit card.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Akira, on January 14 at 4:04 p.m.  Reported: 01/14/2017

A known female subject attempted to purchase merchandise using a counterfeit credit card. She left her Illinois driver’s license at the scene prior to fleeing the store on foot.

Theft
Theft on the 9200 block of Drake Avenue, on January 13 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Reported: 01/13/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wheelchair that was left in her assigned garage parking spot.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8600 block of St. Louis Avenue, between December 22 at 8:00 a.m. and January 6 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported: 01/14/2017

Unknown person(s) fraudulently used the victim’s Sprint account to purchase three iPhone 7 phones and add new services to her account.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 5481 Touhy Avenue, Ulta, on January 14 between 8:03 p.m. and 8:06 p.m.  Reported:  01/15/2017

Two unknown subjects stole six cosmetic items from the store.

Arrests
Acatitla Palma, Adelfo, 41, 1521 W. Sherwin Avenue, #502, Chicago, was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License on the 8000 block of Lincoln Avenue, on 01/13/2017.

Bonick, Jonathan B., 31, 1538 W. Augusta, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/ Revoked Driver’s License on the 3700 block of Dempster Street, on 01/13/2017.

Becovic, Mejrema, 40, 3 Rose Terrace, Riverwoods, was arrested for Retail Theft at 9445 Skokie Boulevard, Marshall’s, on 01/14/2017.

Three female juveniles, 14, were arrested for Retail Theft at 4909 Old Orchard Road, Macy’s, on 01/14/2017.

Malik, Omar M., 27, 7136 W. Niles Avenue, Niles, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct on the 9400 block of Kenton Avenue, on 01/14/2017.

Perry, Geneva E., 23, 3847 W. Grenshaw, Chicago, was arrested for Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer at 3626 Touhy Avenue, Walmart, and Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct at 9600 Gross Point Road, on 01/15/2017.

Huff, Dante L., 23, 1043 Dodge, Evanston, was arrested on a Skokie warrant for Failure to Appear for the Possession of 10-30 grams of Cannabis on the 1400 block of Elmwood Avenue, on 01/15/2017.

Aldhahiry, Reem M., 30, 4930 Mulford Street, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct on the 7900 block of Lincoln Avenue, on 01/15/2017. 


January 13, 2017

Notable Incidents

Battery
Battery at 5300 Touhy, Bar Louie, on January 13 at 2:00 a.m.  Reported: 01/13/2017

An unknown male subject grabbed the victim by the coat.

Burglary                
Burglary at 8050 McCormick Boulevard, Public Storage between January 4 at 1:00 p.m. and January 11 at 2:19 p.m.  Reported:  01/11/2017

Unknown person(s) gained entry to the victim’s locker and removed 3 bronze Remington sculptures.

Residential Burglary
Residential Burglary on the 3300 block of Greenleaf Street, between January 5 at 9:00 a.m. and January 7 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  01/09/2017

Unknown person(s) gained entry to the victim’s garage and stole multiple items.

Residential Burglary on the 3800 block of Dobson Street, between January 9 at 10:00 a.m. and January 11 at 1:30 p.m.  Reported:  01/11/2017

Unknown person(s) used brute force and a pry tool to the victim’s rear basement door to gain entry and stole numerous items.

Residential Burglary Attempt on the 10000 block of Bronx Avenue, between December 10 at 12:00 p.m. and January 7 at 3:00 p.m.  Reported: 01/12/2017

The homeowner discovered pry marks on the rear sliding door of his residence, however, no entry was made.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9200 block of Harding Avenue, between January 10 at 9:10 p.m. and January 12 at 9:12 p.m.  Reported: 01/10/2017

An unknown person was seen in the victim’s vehicle. Upon being spotted, the offender ran south on Harding Street towards Church Street.  The person was described as having a stocky build, wearing a black skull cap and dark clothing.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices at 7950 Crawford, 7-11, between January 10 at 9:00 a.m. and January 11 at 1:20 p.m.  Reported:  01/11/2017

Two skimming devices were found on the ATM.

Deceptive Practices at 5200 Dempster, Chase Bank, on January 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  Reported:  01/12/2017

An unknown male black subject unsuccessfully attempted to use fraudulent information to withdraw money from the victim’s bank account.

Theft
Theft at 4999 Old Orchard Center, Corner Bakery on January 9 at 12:53 p.m.  Reported:  01/09/17

Unknown person(s) stole a wallet out of the victim’s purse. A light skinned female black, 40-45 years of age, 140 – 150 lbs., wearing a black knit cap, black jacket and gray leggings sat next to the victim for approximately 1 minute then walked away suspiciously.

Theft on the 7700 block of Lowell Avenue, between January 7 at 2:00 p.m. and January 8 at 10:00 p.m.  Reported: 01/08/2017

Unknown person(s) stole jewelry and medication belonging to an adult female that recently moved back into the home. No signs of force were observed on the home.

Theft on the 7800 block of Crawford Avenue, between December 15 at 3:35 p.m. and December 22 at 3:35 p.m.  Reported: 01/10/2017

Unknown person(s) stole a sterling silver serving set from the kitchen counter.

Theft on the 9600 block of Kostner Avenue, on January 12 between 2:37 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Reported: 01/12/2017

Unknown person(s) stole a package that had been delivered by UPS.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8500 block of St. Louis Avenue, between December 28 at 3:00 p.m. and January 2 at 3:00 p.m.  Reported:  01/09/2017

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

Identity Theft on the 7900 block of Crawford Avenue, on January 6 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  01/09/2017

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to obtain access to his bank account and make unauthorized withdrawals.

Identity Theft on the 7800 block of Kenneth Avenue, on January 1 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported: 01/10/2017

Unknown person(s) by unknown means used the victim’s personal information to gain access to a store credit card and make unauthorized transactions.

Identity Theft on the 4000 block of Enfield Avenue, on January 11 at 4:00 p.m.  Reported:  01/11/2017

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s information to open up several credit card accounts.

Theft From Motor Vehicle
Theft from Motor Vehicle on the 9600 block of Skokie Boulevard, on January 12 between 3:20 p.m. and 4:53 p.m.  Reported: 01/12/2017

Unknown person(s) stole the spare tire from under the victim’s vehicle.

Retail Theft
Theft at 9440 Skokie Boulevard, Sally Beauty Supply, on January 12 between 7:05 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.  Reported: 10/12/2017

Unknown female black subject(s) stole a makeup item after distracting the sales associate.

Arrests
Tyler, Izear S., 24, 9129 Lawler Avenue, #8A, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration on the 8200 block of Niles Center Road, on 01/09/2017.

A male juvenile was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance on the 3200 block of Oakton Street, on 01/09/2017.

Sanders, Rodney, 34, 4621 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property at 7738 Crawford Avenue, on 01/09/2017.

Calle Gonzalez, Carlos E., 22, 2432 N. Tripp Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft at 4937 Old Orchard Center, on 01/10/2017.

Hill, Raymond Martez, 18, 605 Case Place, # 24, Evanston, was arrested for Possession of Another’s Credit, Debit, or ID Card at 4730 Golf Road, on 01/10/2017.

Thomas, Joshua D., 20, 9118 Samoset Trail, was arrested for Aggravated Battery at 4730 Golf Road, on 01/10/2017.

Chaouachi, Anis, 36, 2847 Nagle Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 7400 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 01/10/2017.

Kennedy, Patrick J., 50, 3812 George, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/ Revoked Driver’s License at 8801 Skokie Boulevard, on 01/13/2017.

Barkho, Samouiel, C., 41, 8424 Kedvale, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/ Revoked Driver’s License at 8659 Keeler Avenue on 01/13/2017.


January 9, 2017

Notable Incidents

Aggravated Battery
Aggravated Battery on the 3600 block of Main Street, on January 6 between 2:50 p.m. and 2:55 p.m.  Reported: 01/06/2017

An unknown black male, mid 20s, cut off the victim in traffic. The offender stopped his vehicle and approached the victim’s vehicle. When the victim rolled down his window to exchange words, the offender struck him in the face with a hatchet. The offender left west-bound on Main in a black Chevy Cobalt.

Aggravated Battery on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Center on January 7 at 6:55 p.m. Reported:  01/07/2017

An unknown black male struck a loss prevention agent in the hand after being approached by the agent for concealing items. The male left the area in an unknown direction.

Assault
Assault at Marshall’s, 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on January 5 at 9:30 a.m.  Reported: 01/07/2016

An unknown male black subject, 20- 30 years old, 150- 160 lbs., wearing a black winter hat, light gray jogging pants, and a light gray sweatshirt assaulted a male employed before fleeing the store. 

Residential Burglary
Residential Burglary on the 8600 block of Frontage Road on January 7 between 3:45 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Reported on 01/07/2017

Unknown person(s) entered the victim’s residence and stole jewelry and currency.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8900 block of Gross Point Road, between January 5 at 8:00 a.m. and January 6 at 10:24 a.m.  Reported:  01/06/2017

Unknown person(s) pried the glove box door open and stole various items and currency.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on January 7 at 5:30 p.m.   Reported:  01/07/2017

An unknown white male subject, late 20s to early 30s, was sitting inside the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at the Westfield Old Orchard Mall. The male took a small amount of currency.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage on the 9000 block of Bronx Avenue, between January 3 at 3:00 a.m. and January 3 at 10:03 a.m.  Reported: 01/07/2017

Unknown person(s) broke the rear window on the victim’s van.

Deceptive Practice
Deceptive Practice at Chuck E. Cheese, 7142 Carpenter, on January 6 at 3:47 p.m.  Reported:  01/06/2017

Two unknown male black subjects attempted to use identical Visa cards to purchase store gift cards.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct at Walgreens, 9150 Skokie Boulevard, on January 6 at 4:58 p.m.  Reported: 01/06/2017

An unknown Hispanic or White male subject got in the face of the store manager and told the manager to step outside.

Theft
Theft at 9310 Kenton Avenue, Old Orchard Junior High School, between December 21 at 2:00 p.m. and December 23 at 1:00 p.m.  Reported: 01/06/2017

Unknown person(s) stole a brown Angel Taylor ¾ size violin in a black case from the music room.

Theft at 3450 Touhy Avenue, XSport Fitness, on January 8 between 4:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m.  Reported:  01/08/2017

Unknown person(s) stole various items from the victim’s locker.

Identity Theft 
Identity Theft on the 3400 block of Oakton Street, between January 3 at 12:00 a.m. and January 4 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported: 01/04/2016

Unknown person(s) attempted to impersonate an authorized account user to set up a recurring wire transfer from the victim’s bank account.

Identity Theft on the 5300 block of Washington Street, between January 2 at 8:08 p.m. and January 4 at 8:08 p.m.  Reported:  01/06/2017

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

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 5481 Touhy Avenue, Ulta, on January 8 between 3:32 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.  Reported: 01/08/2017

An unknown white male subject entered the store and stole multiple bottles of fragrances.

Arrests
Vergara, Alejandro, 33, 1360 W. Touhy Avenue, #212, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4000 block of Harvard Terrace, on 01/06/2017.

Jasso, Jimmy, 19, 1819 Lemar Avenue, Evanston, was arrested for Home Invasion/Kidnapping, which occurred on the 8600 block of St. Louis Avenue, on 01/06/2017.

One male juvenile was arrested for Criminal Sexual Assault from August 26, 2016, on 01/06/2017.

Grice, Shongo S. Jr, 24, 818 3rd, #1, Rockford, was arrested for Retail Theft at 4909 Old Orchard Road, on 01/06/2017.

Kitchie, Neil R., 56, 812 Greenwood Avenue, Wilmette, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 9200 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 01/07/2017.

Santiago, Lillian, 48, 3520 N. Kilbourn Avenue., #3, Chicago, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs on 9200 Skokie Boulevard, on 01/07/2017.

Jacob, Juvenal H., 32, 342 Greenwood Avenue, Glenview, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property on 7600 Skokie Boulevard, on 01/07/2017.

Diaz, Fernando, 38, 931 Forest Avenue, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 4600 block of Oakton Street, on 10/07/2017.

Khan, Sameer, 26, 6422 N. Oakley Avenue, #B, Chicago, was arrested for Speeding more than 40mph Over the Limit on the 4800 block of Howard Street, on 01/08/2017.

Brandt, Tiffany, 28, 5457 McDonough Road, Hoffman Estates, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on 4800 Howard Street, on 01/08/2017.

Bustos, Kevin, S., 18, 735 Manchester, Westchester, was arrested for Speeding 35 mph or More Over the Limit on 8200 McCormick Boulevard, on 01/08/2017.

Irving, Justice A., 19, 206 Harlem, Glenview, was arrested for Speeding 26-34 Miles Per Hour Over The Limit on 4100 Oakton Street, on 01/08/2017.

Tyler, Izear S., 24, 9129 Lawler, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle With Suspended Registration on 8200 Niles Center Road, on 01/09/2017.

Jones, Diamon A., 27, 1670 S. 11th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 01/06/2017.


Home Invasion / Kidnapping

January 9, 2017

Home Invasion / Aggravated Kidnapping on the 8600 block of St. Louis Avenue, on January 6, 12:24 p.m.  Reported 01/06/17

Skokie Police responded to an address in the 8600 block of St. Louis Avenue after receiving a 9-1-1 call.  Investigation revealed that a male subject had forcibly entered the residence with a knife and demanded his ex-girlfriend, a juvenile, leave the premise with him.  Two other juveniles at the home were unharmed and alerted their parents.

The male subject drove the female juvenile, against her will, to the Walmart store at 3320 S. Cicero Avenue, Cicero, IL.  Skokie Police detectives requested an emergency response to the Walmart by the Cicero Police Department, while at the same time the female juvenile was able to escape her capturer and lock herself in a store bathroom.  Cicero emergency personnel were on the phone with Skokie Police detectives when the female juvenile called 9-1-1 from the store bathroom.

Cicero Police were able to locate the female juvenile victim unharmed.  She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and reunited with her parents at the Skokie Police Department. 

The male subject, identified as Jimmy Jasso, 19 years of age, of Evanston, Illinois, was taken into custody and turned over to Skokie Police.  Jasso was charged with two Class X felony counts of Home Invasion with a Weapon and Aggravated Kidnapping with a Weapon. 

A bond amount of $750,000 (D) was set by a Cook County Circuit Court judge.  Jasso’s next court date is scheduled for January 10, 2017

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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

  • 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."
     
  • A Skokie resident recently made a call to Chief Scarpelli to thank Officers Kramarz and Medina for their assistance with a stressful situation on her block.  She said that the Officers were "absolutely professional" and were able to calm her down and explain her options.  The resident said she was very thankful they came.
     
  • Chief Scarpelli received a phone call from a Skokie resident thanking Officers Kramarz and Medina for their assistance when her automobile broke down.  She said the Officers were "wonderful" and that their kindness was unbelievable. 

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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