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November 21, 2014

Notable Incidents

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property at 7020 Carpenter Road, Buffalo Wild Wings, on November 19 at 7:59 p.m.  Reported: 11/19/2014

The female offender began arguing with the manager over not presenting a proper ID to be served alcohol. The offender then threw an empty beer glass at the bar.  (See arrest section for further information)

Criminal Damage to Property at 9603 Woods Drive, Holocaust Memorial Foundation, between November 18 at 3:25 p.m. and November 20 at 3:40 p.m.  Reported: 11/20/2014

Unknown person(s) used a sharp object to engrave graffiti on the toilet paper holder in the men’s restroom.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie Hospital, on November 19 between 2:45 a.m. and 2:50 a.m.  Reported:  11/19/2014

Unknown person(s) removed the victim’s black Apple I-phone from the GI Lab employee break room.

Theft of Lost Property at 4730 Oakton Street, parking lot, on November 19 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/19/2014

Unknown person(s) removed the victim’s credit card and driver’s license, which was lost in the parking lot.

Theft of Lost Property at 7055 Central Avenue, Michael’s Department Store, on November 20 between 2:45 p.m. and 3:50 p.m.

Unknown person(s) removed a dark brown wallet, valued at $250.00, containing $130.00 in currency, and miscellaneous papers, from the department store.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 5481 Touhy Avenue, Ulta Cosmetics and Salon, on November 19 between 13:09 p.m. and 4:24 a.m.  Reported:  11/19/2014

A male and female Hispanic, both heavyset and approximately 5’08” entered the store and selected two bottles of Coco Mademoiselle perfume, retailed at $90.00 per bottle.  The offenders concealed the merchandise in a baby stroller and then left the store without paying for the merchandise. 

Arrests
Alvarado, Amerika Gabriela, 22, 6928 N. Mozart, Chicago, was arrested for Criminal Damage To Property at 7020 Carpenter Road, on 11/19/2014.


November 19, 2014

Notable Incidents

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8600 block of East Prairie Road, between November 17 at 6:30 p.m. and November 18 at 8:30 p.m.

Unknown person(s) damaged the rear tire on a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan by cutting the tire with a sharp object.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9100 block of LaCrosse Avenue, and the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue, on November 10 at 3:51 a.m. 

Officers responded to a citizen call of a person(s) breaking into vehicles on LaCrosse.  Officers were able to locate the offender.  Based on the arrest, multiple Burglary from Motor Vehicle incidents were cleared.  (See arrest section for further information) 

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8700 block of Ridgeway Avenue, between November 17 at 5:00 p.m. and November 18 at 7:50 a.m.  Reported:  11/18/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the 2006 Honda through the unlocked doors.  Once inside, two GPS systems were removed.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at 9449 Skokie Boulevard, on November 16 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  Reported:  11/16/2014

Unknown person(s) removed the victim’s purse while she was shopping at the Jewel Food Store.  The purse was later recovered; however, $200.00 in currency was reported missing from the purse.

Theft from Nordstrom’s, 4937 Old Orchard Road, on November 16 between 4:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/16/2014

Unknown person(s) removed the victim’s black North Face jacket from the clothing rack while the victim was trying on other clothing.  The victim’s car keys and black gloves were in the jacket at the time of the theft.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 4999 Old Orchard Road, The North Face store, on November 18 between 11:37 a.m. and 11:44 a.m.  Reported:  11/18/2014

Three female black offenders, 20 – 30 years of age, removed the security tags, concealed seven North Face winter jackets and then left the store without paying for the merchandise. 

Arrests
Jones, Daniel L., 22, 1823 Hovland Court, Evanston, was arrested for Stolen Property on the 4800 block of Church Street, on 11/10/2014.  This arrest led to information linking Jones to multiple unsolved Burglary From Motor Vehicle reports in Skokie.

These include:

  • Burglary From Motor Vehicle on the 9100 block of LaCrosse Avenue, to a 1998 Subaru Forester, which was reported on November 10, 2014
  • Burglary From Motor Vehicle on the 9100 block of LaCrosse Avenue, to a 2005 Toyota Corolla, which was reported on November 11, 2014
  • Burglary From Motor Vehicle on the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue, to a 2014 Jeep Compass, which was reported on November 10, 2014              

Mendoza, Claudia G., 27, 727 Seward, Evanston, was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License on the 5000 block of Dempster Street, on 11/16/2014.

Smith, Justus J., 19, 1221 Pitner Avenue, was arrested for an In-state Warrant for Possession of Cannabis, on the 7300 block of Niles Center Road, on 11/16/2014.

Ray, Brian Edward, 48, 8136 Kolmar Avenue, was arrested for a Violation of an Order of Protection, on the 8100 block of Kolmar Avenue, on 11/19/2014. 


November 18, 2014

Notable Incidents

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8400 block of Karlov Avenue, between November 12 at 9:45 p.m. and November 13 at 10:45 p.m.  Reported:  11/13/2014

Unknown person(s) threw a landscaping brick at the rear drivers side break light on a Jeep while it was parked on the street.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on November 15 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:05 p.m.  Reported:  11/15/2014

Unknown person(s) damaged multiple parts of a Toyota while it was parked in a lot.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 7800 block of Kostner Avenue, on November 13 between 4:35 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.  Reported:  11/13/2014

A male Asian subject wearing a dark colored jacket was seen sitting in the passenger seat of the victim’s Mazda.  When the subject was confronted he ran southbound on Kostner to Mulford.  Nothing appeared to be missing from inside the vehicle. 

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8900 block of Forestview Road, between November 13 at 8:30 and November 14 at 7:55 a.m.  Reported:  11/14/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the locked Ford and stole change and an IPass Responder.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property on the 8300 block of Niles Center Road, on November 13 at 2:25 p.m.  Reported:  11/13/2014

Unknown person(s) took the victim's red lunch bag from the CTA 97 bus after the victim left it on the bus after exiting.

Burglary
Burglary on the 8200 block of Lawndale Avenue, on November 13 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/13/2014

Unknown person(s) used force to gain entry through a rear door.  Jewelry, clothing and coins were reported stolen.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Foot Locker, on November 15 between 7:55 p.m. and 8:03 p.m.  Reported:  11/15/2014

Two unknown male subjects asked to look at a pair of shoes and when the clerk was not paying attention they took the shoes and exited the store.  The first subject is described as a male.

Hispanic, 18-21 years of age, 190 lbs, 5’10” tall.  The second subject is described as a male Hispanic, 6’ tall, 18-21 years of age and 160 lbs.

Arrests
Jabeen, Kowerser, 49, 5009 Main Street, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 11/13/2014.

Ross, Valerie Marie, 33, 4917 Kirk Street, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 11/13/2014.

Janvier, Gabriel Marquis, 21, 217 Brown Avenue, Evanston, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 11/13/2014.

Harrs, Thomas R., 23, 4603 Davis Street, #2s, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 11/13/2014.

Morales, Victor M., 30, 857 N. Harding Street, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Driver’s License on the 7400 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 11/14/2014.

Gibson Clark, Seanicia F., 22, 1917 Hartrey, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 5000 block of Church Street, on 11/14/2014.

Perez, Maria, 20, 2012 Foster Street, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 9200 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 11/14/2014.

Hinda, Ahmad Abou, 19, 8140 Keating Avenue, #2, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 8100 block of Keating Avenue, on 11/14/2014.

Mateo Jr., Jose L., 23, 9429 Lockwood Avenue, was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Real Property on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 11/14/2014.

Yancey, Charnita C., 29, 9607 S. Avalon, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 9000 block of Lavergne Avenue, on 11/14/2014.

Munoz, Brandon Scott, 30, 2957 N. Washtenaw Street, Bsmt., Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 2400 block of Howard Street, Evanston, on 11/15/2014.

Trujillo Garcia, Floriberto Abraham, 62, 7306 N. Damen, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 4000 block of Howard Street, on 11/15/2014.

Lustig, Marley Heather, 32, 8020 Kilpatrick Avenue, #F, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 7900 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 11/15/2014.

Sullivan, Margaret E., 19, 309 E. Illinois Street, Wheaton, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 11/15/2014.

Davis, Naomi L., 19, 2049 W. Touhy, #2n, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 11/15/2014.


November 17, 2014

Notable Incidents

All Other Disorderly Conduct
All Other Disorderly Conduct on the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue, on November 10 between 2:00 a.m. and 2:11 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Two unknown male Hispanics came through the McDonald’s drive-thru and began yelling profanity at the worker because his food order was not taken.

All Other Disorderly Conduct on the 5100 block of Dempster Street, on November 10 between 6:50 p.m. and 6:51 p.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person exited a vehicle and spat at the victim’s window for no apparent reason.

Burglary
Burglary on the 7400 block of Lincoln Avenue, on November 12 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:36 p.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) used force to gain entry into the home.  Stolen was electronics, housewares and cash.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9100 block of Lacrosse Avenue, between November 8 at 4:00 p.m. and November 10 at 4:00 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the victim’s Subaru and stole his Pioneer radio faceplate from the dashboard and a tool box.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue, between November 9, at 8:30 p.m. and November 10 at 6:10 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) entered a Jeep and stole a GPS and a dryer.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8800 block of Kenton Avenue, on November 9 at 9:30 p.m. and November 10 at 6:15 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) stole archery bows and coins from an unlocked vehicle.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8600 block of Monticello Avenue, between November 9 at 6:00 p.m. and November 10 at 11:00 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) stole cash and sunglasses from an unlocked Honda.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8000 block of Lamon Avenue, between November 9 at 3:00 p.m. and November 10 at 10:30 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) removed a sweater and tool kit from inside the vehicle. 

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9500 block of Ridgeway Avenue, between November 9 at 7:00 p.m. and November 10 at 3:31 p.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked Mercedes and stole cash.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue, between November 9 at 10:30 p.m. and November 10 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the locked Toyota and stole a Driver’s License and an iPhone.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 4300 block of Dempster on November 10 between 2:30 a.m. and 2:34 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

A group of 6 subjects were seen by the vehicle.  It is unknown if they were male or female.  The subjects were wearing light colored hooded sweatshirts and one subject was riding a bicycle. An unknown amount of coins was reported stolen from inside the vehicle.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9000 block of Lamon Avenue, between November 9 at 10:00 p.m. and November 10 at 7:00 a.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked Dodge and stole a GPS and a pair of sunglasses.

Burglary from motor vehicle on the 9400 block of Long Avenue, between November 11 at 8:15 p.m. and November 12 at 5:30 a.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked Mitsubishi and stole documents.

Theft
Theft at 5701 Oakton Street, Niles West High School, on November 10 between 3:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.  Reported:  11/11/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the men’s locker room and stole a cell phone and Google Chromebook Laptop located inside the victim’s locker.

Theft at 5701 Oakton Street, Niles West High School, on November 11 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/11/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the men’s locker room and stole a cell phone and wallet out of the victim’s locked locker.

Theft at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Lord and Taylor, on November 11 at 4:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/11/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s purse while she put it down between her feet at the cashier.

Theft on the 8500 block of Lotus Avenue, between November 7 at 8:30 a.m. and November 12 at 8:30 a.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a package that was delivered to the building.

Theft on the 8400 block of Trumbull Avenue, between September 29 at 12:00 p.m. and November 7 at 3:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a copper pipe that was located inside a vacant residence.

Theft on the 9000 block of Lamon Avenue, between November 8 at 2:00 p.m. and November 12 at 11:37 a.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) gained entry to the building and stole a bicycle from the common area.

Theft at 5701 Oakton, Niles West High School, on November 6 between 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s calculator from his backpack.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at 5150 Touhy Avenue, Dunkin Donuts, on November 9 at 10:00 p.m. Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s cell phone that she had left on the counter.

Theft of Lost Property at 7000 Carpenter, AMC Movie Theatre, on November 9 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet that he had left in the movie theatre.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at 9445 Skokie Boulevard, Marshalls, on November 11 between 3:30 p.m. and 3:35 p.m.  Reported:  11/11/2014

Unknown male black subject entered the store and placed 4 items of clothing and a pair of shoes into a bag.  He then exited the store and got into a blue BMW ragtop convertible.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8000 block of Kilbourn Avenue, on November 10 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:32 p.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person(s) damaged the fence.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8100 block of Keystone Avenue, between November 11 at 5:00 p.m. and November 12 at 6:10 a.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person used a large rock to break the rear window of a vehicle.  Nothing was reported stolen from inside the vehicle.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 4000 block of Cleveland Street, between November 9 at 5:00 p.m. and November 12 at 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) used an unknown object to damage the trunk on a Volkswagen.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 4800 block of Dempster Street, on November 11 at 10:50 a.m.  Reported:  11/11/2014

Unknown person(s) drew graffiti on a US Postal Service mailbox.

Criminal Defacement of Property on the 5000 block of Dempster Street, between November 11 at 3:15 p.m. and November 12 at 2:47 p.m.  Reported:  11/12/2014

Unknown person(s) used spray paint to draw pictures of upside down pitchforks, illegible items, a number 8, a broken 5 point star, and the word “Bishops” with a star in the B. 

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 4400 block of Church Street, between November 10 at 8:30 a.m. and November 10 at 11:45 a.m.  Reported:  11/10/2014

Unknown person called the victim, impersonating her grandson and had her wire $1613.00 to them.

Arrests
James, Carris D., 19, 9130 Bennett, #1, was arrested for Armed Robbery on the 5000 block of Dempster Street, on 11/10/2014.  The victim reported that she was returning home from the park with her young son when James came up to her, displayed a knife and said “Give me your bag!”  James took the victim’s bag and fled.  The Skokie Police arrived in the area and were able to quickly locate James and take him into custody.

Jones, Daniel L., 22, 1823 Hovland Court, Evanston, was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property on the 4800 block of Church Street, on 11/10/2014.

Two (2) Juveniles, 16, Chicago, were arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 11/10/2014.

Villalta, Betina, 40, 2605 N. Menard, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8600 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 11/10/2014.

Juvenile, 16, Skokie, was arrested for Theft on the 9000 block of Tamaroa Terrace, on 11/10/2014.

Juvenile, 17, Skokie, was arrested for Identity Theft on the 8400 block of Monticello Avenue, on 11/11/2014.

Chandler, William Robert, 26, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8200 block of Niles Center Road, on 11/11/2014.

Juvenile, 15, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 11/11/2014.

Juvenile, 17, Skokie, was arrested for Aggravated Assault, All other Disorderly Conduct and Hate Crime, on the 7700 block of Gross Point Road, on 11/12/2014.

Geuder, David W., 38, 1725 Estes, Des Plaines, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on the 7300 block of Niles Center Road, on 11/12/2014.  Geuder turned himself in to the Skokie Police Department for an outstanding Warrant from July 17, 2014 for DUI.  Geuder posted bond and was given a new court date. 

Greene, Brent A., 28, 1410 N. Bosworth Avenue, #1, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance on the 3700 block of Main Street, on 11/12/2014.


Good News Notes

  • Joseph Bakes, Skokie resident and member of the Skokie Police Explorers, has been awarded the Sheriff's Youth Service Medal of Honor for his voluntary services to the community.  Joseph has been invited to attend a ceremony on December 9, 2014 to honor this achievement.

  • Police Chief Tony Scarpelli received a letter from the Illinois State Police in appreciation for the Skokie Police Department's assistance with the motorcade of the Vice President of the United States on October 22, 2014.  Captain Luis Gutierrez stated, "The professionalism and commitment to excellence demonstrated by your Department was key in the completion of this mission."  

  • A complimentary call was received by Sergeant Cianchetti for services received by a Skokie resident when she contacted the Skokie Police Department several times in the same evening.  The resident said that Communications Operators, Jan Lieberman and Amy Stein were "friendly, helpful and 'on the ball'" each time she called.

  • A Skokie resident called Police Chief Tony Scarpelli to commend the following officers for their dedicated and remarkable service to calls placed for assistance.  The officers involved were Baldo Bello, John Oakley, Jaclyn Roden, John Veenhuis and Garren Zerfass. 

  • A resident came to the Police Department to thank Officer Montes De Oca for responding to her residence after her burglar alarm was accidentally set off.

  • Deputy Chief Baker received a phone call from a resident who wanted to thank Officer Daniel Simons for all his help after her car broke down on Skokie Boulevard and Golf Road.  She said he was “so kind and helped so much.”  He “did everything” for her.  

  • A resident recently emailed Deputy Police Chief Michael Pechter to express her thanks to Officer Paez who took care of her after she had been hit by a car while riding her motorcycle.  Officer Paez single-handedly picked up her motorcycle and looked out for her in a professional courteous manner.   She said that the Skokie police and fire were immediately on the scene and made a scary situation a little bit more manageable.

  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a letter thanking them for their support in transporting their daughter to the hospital on September 19.  They said that Sergeant Timothy Gramins and Officers Kevin Moore, Mitchell Smaller and Jaclyn Roden went above and beyond in helping their daughter.   They feel very fortunate to have such a supportive police department.

  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a letter from a resident who thanked Officer Eric McCune for allowing her to ride along during a recent Saturday night.  She said that Officer McCune was a great teacher and had stellar ethics.  “He is a wonderful example for young men to follow, and is proud to have ridden with him,” she wrote.


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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