Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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February 2, 2016

Notable Incidents

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 5100 block of Greenleaf Street, on January 29 at 4:36 a.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter from a 2006 Hyundai Tucson.  Two male subjects were seen near the vehicle along with a dark colored SUV.     

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 8400 block of Harms Rd., on January 29 at 6:06 a.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter from a Honda Odyssey.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 5200 block of Jarvis Avenue, between January 28 at 6:00 p.m. and January 29 at 10:40 p.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter on a 2004 Honda Odyssey.  A witness observed two subjects near the vehicle.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue, on January 29 between 4:40 a.m. and 4:48 a.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter from a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 5200 block of Jarvis Avenue, between January 28 at 8:00 p.m. and January 29 at 7:45 a.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter for a 2002 Honda CRV

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 9000 block of Bronx Avenue, on January 30 at 4:07 p.m.  Reported:  01/30/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter from a 2003 Honda Odyssey.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 5000 block of Greenleaf Street, between January 28 at 5:30 p.m. and January 30 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  01/30/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a catalytic converter from a Honda Element.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 9100 block of Lawler Avenue, between January 28 at 6:00 p.m. and January 29 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) smashed the passenger’s side rear sliding door window and scratched the front and rear side driver’s door on a 2002 Honda Odyssey.

Criminal Damage to Property at 3450 Touhy Avenue, XSport Fitness, on January 29 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.  Reported:  01/30/2016

Unknown person(s) used a sharp object to scratch the trunk area of a Mercedes Benz while it was parked in the indoor garage.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 9700 block of LeClaire Avenue, on January 30 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  01/30/2016

Unknown person(s) smashed out two windows on a parked vehicle.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary form Motor Vehicle on the 5200 block of Old Orchard Road, between January 28 at 9:00 p.m. and January 29 at 8:30 a.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) broke the lock on a work van and stole tools.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 5200 block of Old Orchard Road, between January 28 at 5:00 p.m. and January 29 at 7:45 a.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) stole tools from a work truck.  No signs of force were seen on the vehicle’s doors.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 5300 block of Old Orchard Road, on January 27 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a gym bag and the contents from the back seat of an unlocked vehicle.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 5600 block of Old Orchard Road, on January 29 between 11:00 a.m. and January 29 at 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  01/29/2016

Unknown person(s) by unknown means stole a pair of women’s black and orange Nike gym shoes from inside a yellow 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. 

Theft
Theft on the 4000 block of Howard Street, on January 30 at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Reported:  01/30/2016

The victim reported that an unknown person(s) stole his Apple laptop computer from his kitchen.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 5500 block of Touhy Avenue, on January 26 at 9:34 p.m. Reported:  01/30/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s debit card to make a fraudulent purchase.

Theft from Coin-Operated Machine/Device
Theft from Coin-Operated Machine/Device on the 9100 block of Keating Avenue, on January 30 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  01/30/2016

Unknown person(s) entered the unlocked basement and pried open the coin box on a washing machine and then pushed it over on its side.

Theft/Retail/Attempt
Theft/Retail at 9449 Skokie Boulevard, Jewel Food Store, on January 31 between 3:40 p.m. and 3:47 p.m.  Reported:  01/31/2016

Unknown male black subject, 25-30 years of age, 170-175 lbs., scruffy facial hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gym shoes, attempted to steal two bottles of liquor but was stopped by the store manager.  The subject then fled the area.

Arrests
McKenzie, Colette L., 4863 Enfield Avenue, Skokie, was arrested for Residential Burglary on the 5600 block of Old Orchard Road, on 01/29/2016.  McKenzie entered into a residence and stole a camera and multiple pieces of Jewelry.

Toma, Ibrahim, T., 52, 5654 N. Jersey, Chicago, was arrested for Theft on the 4900 block of Main Street, on 01/29/2016.  Toma was arrested after being observed by a Skokie Police Officer stealing a tire from the rear of a business.

Two juveniles, 13 and 15, Chicago, were arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 01/30/2016.

Allen, Michael L., 28, 1609 Howard Street, #1, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 5100 block of Golf Road, on 01/30/2016.

Murillo, Alexis A., 19, 6547 N., Artesian Avenue, #1, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 4500 block of Dempster Street, on 01/30/2016.

Eskridge, Jesse Lee, 24, 10815 S., Harlem #2S, Worth, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on the 4800 block of Church Street, on 01/30/2016.  Eskridge was found to have a Warrant out of Evergreen Park from January 27.  Eskridge was turned over to the Evergreen Police Department.

Valentin, Aida I., 33, 125 S. Michigan Avenue, Addison, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 5500 block of Touhy Avenue, on 01/30/2016.

Fagbemi, Carrie S., 43, 9051 Forestview Road, was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Real Property on the 9000 block of Forestview Road, on 01/30/2016.

Juvenile, 17, Evanston, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 9500 block of Kolmar Avenue, on 01/30/2016.

Banasiak, Sylwester T., 52, 5911 W. School Street, Chicago, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 4200 block of Oakton Street, on 01/31/2016.

Camacho, Felix, 48, 7238 W. Crain Street, #2, Niles, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 5200 block of Central Street, on 01/31/2016.

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

  • The Skokie Police Department received a call from a resident to thank Officer Cabrera for the kind warning issued that her license plate had expired.  She said that due to the State's decision to stop mailing expiration notices, she was unaware that her plate had expired.  She wanted to thank Officer Cabrera for her kindness and thoughtfulness.
     
  • John Sofere of the Wolf Scouts of Cub Scout Pack 3957 wrote a letter to thank Chief Scarpelli and Officers Swaback and Jacobsen for the tour they provided for their group.  He said that the Officers took their time, providing detailed information to the kids' questions and made the tour exciting.
     
  • Sergeant Franklin recently received a complimentary phone message from a Skokie resident regarding the service she received from Skokie officers who responded to a call for assistance at her home.  The resident told Sergeant Franklin that the officers were, "extremely kind, helpful and fantastic."
     
  • Chief Scarpelli received a letter from a Skokie attorney, thanking him and commending the entire Skokie Police Department for their dedication, professionalism and compassion.  He said that four officers in particular, Officers Ochoa, Mendoza, Chojnicki and Zuniga, recently did an outstanding job with a hit and run accident involving his car.  He said that through the officers' diligence, the driver who fled the scene was apprehended.  He said, "As a resident of Skokie, I am proud to know that these officers were typical of the officers serving in Skokie."
     
  • A citizen wrote a letter to Officer Pellegrino, to express thanks for the "high caliber response to a safety issue," when the officer conducted a well-being check on her 86-year old uncle.  She said she appreciated the service more than words can ever say.
     
  • A Skokie resident contacted the Manager's Office to express her appreciation for the "Santa Police," who her children described as Santa's police officers who gave out toys and protected the reindeer and sleigh so no harm can come to the toys.  The resident said that her children's delight in their explanation of the Santa Police, "stabbed her in the heart," and she just wanted to thank the Skokie Police Department for all their good work.
     
  • Sergeant Moersfelder recently received a letter from a Skokie family thanking the Skokie Police Department for keeping their neighborhood safe.  They recently went out of town and notified the Police Department of their absence.  They were very relieved when they returned to find their property in perfect condition.  The family told Sergeant Moersfelder, "We know that our safety is due to your officers' diligence and caring."
     
  • Chief Scarpelli received a letter from a Lincolnwood resident to praise Officer Duerig for his outstanding service when he lost his iPhone.  He said that Officer Duerig took the time to locate his phone and that it is reassuring to know that police officers can be counted on to provide assistance in non-emergency situations.

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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