Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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April 23, 2014

Notable Incidents

Burglary
Burglary on the 8200 block of Crawford Avenue, on April 17 between 7:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Reported:  04/17/2014

An unknown person(s) used a pry tool to gain entry to a rear door.  The bedrooms were ransacked and cash and jewelry was stolen.

Burglary on the 8200 block of East Prairie Road, on April 17 between 7:00 p.m. and 11:39 p.m.  Reported:  04/17/2014

Unknown person(s) used brute force to gain entry through the front door.  Credit cards and cash were stolen.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle 8000 block of Kilpatrick, on April 17 between 4:45 a.m. and 4:47 a.m.  Reported:  04/17/2014

Two unknown subjects were seen rummaging through the victim’s vehicle.  Nothing is known to be missing at this time.  The subjects are described as a male black, heavy set and one female black, medium build, carrying a purse with a diamond pattern.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue, between April 16 at 7:00 p.m. and April 17 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  04/17/2014

An unknown person(s) keyed the victim’s vehicle and slashed all four tires.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 8900 block of Skokie Boulevard, on April 17 at 10:44 p.m.  Reported:  04/17/2014

The victim reported that she received a call from an “officer” and sent $200.00 through a Green Dot Card for assistance.  The victim later discovered that this was a scam.

Deceptive Practices on the 8800 block of Lockwood Avenue, on October 31, 2013 at 9:07 a.m.  Reported:  04/18/2014

Unknown person(s) has been receiving the victim’s unemployment benefits.

Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft
Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft on the 9000 block of Skokie Boulevard, between April 17 at 9:30 p.m. and April 18 at 10:30 a.m.  Reported:  04/18/2014

Unknown person(s) gained access to a locked Toyota and attempted to steal the vehicle by peeled the steering column.

Theft
Theft at 5300 Touhy Avenue, Holiday Inn, on April 16 between 5:45 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/17/2014

Unknown person(s) stole an iPad from a room at the Holiday Inn.

Theft at 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie Library, on April 16 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/18/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s Trek Pure bicycle.

Theft at 5435 Touhy Avenue, Chilis, on April 11 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Reported:  04/18/2014

Unknown person(s) stole cash from a purse which was unsecured in the employee locker room.

Theft on the 7700 block of Kedvale Avenue, on April 18 at 6:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/18/2014

Unknown person posed as an IRS agent on the phone attempting to scam the homeowner out of money.

Theft on the 8800 block of Ewing on April 18 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:27 p.m.  Reported:  04/18/2014

Unknown male black subject, over Craig’s list, agreed to sell the victim 2 MacBook Pros.  The victim met with the unknown subject where he paid him the money.  The subject then took the money and said he would be right back with the items, but never returned.

Theft Pocket Picking
Theft Pocket Picking on the 5000 block of Dempster Street, on April 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.  Reported:  04/17/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet from her purse while she was riding the CTA Yellow Line to the Dempster station. 

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property on the 4611 Golf Road, Kids First Pediatrics, on April 15 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/17/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a Kindle Fire that was left on a chair near the second floor bathroom.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 9100 block of Kildare Avenue, on April 18 between 3:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/18/2014

Unknown person(s) threw eggs at the glass windows of the residence.

Arrests
Nava, Alfredo, 42, 6434 N. Artesian, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 7300 block of Crawford Avenue, on 04/17/2014.

Voillemin, Christine Cora, 49, 4854 Elm Street, #1A, was arrested for Battery on the 9600 block of Gross Point Road, on 04/17/2014.  Volillemin was arrested for kicking a nurse while at the hospital.

Almanza-Herrera, Maria, 27, 9132 Lacrosse Avenue, #2, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 8700 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 04/17/2014.

Haque, Aizaz Ul, 26, 6326 N. Richmond Street, #1, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 8500 block of Laramie Avenue, on 04/17/2014.

House, Paul Frederick, 53, 8700 Trumbull Avenue, #2, was arrested for a Warrant on the 8000 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 04/17/2014.

Medina, Clifford H., 29, 720 Winston Drive, Elk Grove Village, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 7600 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 04/18/2014.

Rovituso, James C., 19, 644 Nassau Drive, Roselle, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4800 block of Old Orchard Road, on 04/18/2014.

Juvenile, 14, Evanston, was arrested and issued a local ordinance citation for Disorderly Conduct on the 9300 block of Weber Park Place, on 04/18/2014.

Juvenile, 15, Evanston, was arrested and issued a local ordinance citation for Disorderly Conduct on the 9300 block of Weber Park Place, on 04/18/2014.

Juvenile, 14, Chicago, was arrested and issued a local ordinance citation for Disorderly Conduct on the 9300 block of Weber Park Place on 04/18/2014.

The three above juveniles were arrested after it was discovered that they were in possession of a pellet gun.


April 21, 2014

Notable Incidents

Burglary
Burglary at 4837 Oakton Street, Drive Cleaning, on April 14 at 5:12 a.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

Unknown person(s) smashed the glass door and entered the business.  Stolen was an unknown amount of cash and a cash drawer.

Burglary on the 3900 block of Crain Street, between April 14 at 7:10 p.m. and April 15 at 2:19 a.m.  Reported:  04/15/2014

Unknown person(s) used a pry tool to gain entry to a rear door.  A computer, jewelry and cash were stolen.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 3300 block of Howard Street, on April 15 at 9:35 a.m.  Reported:  04/15/2014

Unknown male subject wearing a dark colored baseball hat, black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes, opened the back of a delivery truck and stole 56 cartons of cigarettes. 

Attempted Burglary
Burglary on the 6800 block of Lorel Avenue, on April 13 between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

Unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry into the residence through a rear window.  When the homeowner yelled out making their presence known the unknown person(s) fled. 

Battery
Battery at 5001 Dempster Street, Starbucks, on April 14 between 7:03 a.m. and 7:04 a.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

Unknown male black subject began harassing customers as they waited for their order.  When an employee asked the subject to leave he grabbed the employees arm.  The employee was able to get away from the subject and call the police.  The subject eventually left the business after being asked to leave several times.  

Theft
Theft on the 8038 Central Park Avenue, Precision Heating and AC, between March 28 at 12:00 a.m. and April 13 at 4:10 a.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

Unknown person(s) have been siphoning gas from the company trucks.  The suspects are described as two male Hispanics, one with black hair wearing a blue colored short sleeve shirt, dark colored shorts and dark colored shoes.  The other subject was seen carrying a red 5 gallon gas can and wearing a white shirt.

Theft on the 9100 block of Kildare Avenue, between July 15, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. and November 26, 2014 at 10:17 a.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

The victim reported to police that her diamond necklace was stolen somewhere between hospitals and nursing homes.

Theft at 9650 Gross Point Road, Northshore Rehab, between April 3 at 6:00 p.m. and April 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a set of speakers and several other items from the rehab unit.

Theft at 5373 Touhy Avenue, Chipolte, on April 14 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/15/2014

The victim reported that she had left her purse on the back of her chair and when she returned it was gone.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 8300 block of Keating Avenue, on April 14 between 6:38 p.m. and 6:39 p.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

Unknown person(s) used gray spray paint to write “SP” and “LOCOZ” on two garage doors.

Criminal Defacement of Property on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, between March 31 at 12:00 a.m. and April 15 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  04/15/2014

Unknown person(s) used white spray paint to write “LK, “DK,” two upside down pitchforks, a large face wearing a 5 pointed crown and two other unidentifiable objects on a wall.

Criminal Defacement of Property at 9310 Kenton Avenue, Old Orchard Jr. High School, on April 15 at 2:59 p.m.  Reported:  04/15/2014

Unknown person(s) used a black marker to write profanity on the 3rd floor stairs.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 5100 block of Dobson Street, between April 1 at 4:00 p.m. and April 14 at 4:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/15/2014

Unknown person(s) used a sharp object to puncture holes in each tire of a vehicle that was parked on the street.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8700 block of Harding Avenue, between March 1 at 4:30 p.m. and April 9 at 6:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/14/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to withdraw thousands of dollars form her bank account.

Arrests
Jones, Tamara L., 20, 10622 S. LaSalle Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Deceptive Practices on the 3900 block of Dempster Street, on 04/14/2014.

Walker, Lamar R., 26, 5112 Racine, Chicago, was arrested for Deceptive Practices on the 3900 block of Dempster Street, on 04/14/2014.  Both Jones and Walker were arrested for using fraudulent credit cards.

Crawford, Lonnie, 40, 9522 S. Green, Chicago, was arrested for Burglary from Motor Vehicle and Criminal Sexual Assault on the 4800 block of Dempster Street, on 04/14/2014.  Crawford was arrested after entering a woman’s vehicle without her permission, grabbing her arm and exposing himself to her.

Reyes, Pilar Luz Areli, 25, 1773 W. Greenleaf Avenue, #2, Chicago, was arrested for Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License on the 3800 block of Crain Street, on 04/15/2014.

Ying, Fei, 27, 727 Hinman Avenue, #1W, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 8500 block of Gross Point Road, on 04/15/2014.


Good News Notes

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli is pleased to announce that the Skokie Police Department has been selected as one of the "2013 North East Multi-Regional Training Host Site Award" recipients.  This award is presented to those agencies who have demonstrated an exceptional willingness to host NEMRT classes and a singular determination to provide a gracious and safe environment.  In a letter from P. A. Brankin, Director of  North East Multi-Regional Training, he commended the department for their "hospitality and willingness to open the department's facility in order to provide the quantity and variety of training programs for officers."  Congratulations Chief Scarpelli and the entire Skokie Police Department.


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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