Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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August 19, 2016

Notable Incidents

Armed Robbery
Armed Robbery on the 9500 block of Kedvale Avenue, on August 15 from 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.  Reported:  08/15/2016

The victim reported that three male black subjects, 18-21 years old, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and masks to cover their faces, pointed a gun at him and demanded his cell phone. The victim turned over his cell phone.  The subjects then got into an older silver or white 4 door sedan and fled southbound on Kedvale

Burglary to Motor Vehicle
Burglary to Motor Vehicle on the 8600 block of Karlov Avenue, between August 15 at 7:00 p.m. and August 16 at 8:45 a.m.  Reported:  08/16/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and stole keys.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9000 block of Tamaroa Terrace, between August 16 at 10:00 p.m. and August 17 at 7:01 a.m.  Reported:  08/17/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a wallet.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories on the 7000 block of Lorel Avenue, between August 15 at 12:00 p.m. and August 17 at 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/17/2016

Unknown person(s) stole the front license plate off a vehicle that was parked in front of the victim’s residence.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 10000 block of Old Orchard Court, between August 14 at 9:30 p.m. and August 15 at 10:30 a.m.  Reported:  08/15/2016

Unknown person(s) damage two vehicles that were parked in the lot.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8200 block of Niles Center Road, on August 15 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.  Reported:  08/15/2016

Unknown person(s) scratched the side of a Toyota.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 5000 block of Greenwood Street, on August 16 between 8:00 a.m. and 1:59 p.m.  Reported:  08/16/2016

Unknown person(s) smashed out the rear passenger side window on a Toyota.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 4400 block of Main Street, between August 14 at 7:30 p.m. and August 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Reported:  08/16/2016

Unknown person(s) damaged the victim’s driveway lamp lights.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 10000 block of Frontage Road, between August 1 at 2:00 p.m. and August 18 at 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/18/2016

Unknown person(s) broke a window on a parked vehicle.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 3400 block of Church Street, on August 18 between 12:44 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.  Reported:  08/18/2016

Unknown person(s) made two unauthorized transactions through the ATM using the victim’s account information.

Theft
Theft on the 7600 block of Skokie Boulevard, between August 13 at 5:00 p.m. and August 15 at 4:00 p.m. Reported:  08/15/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a stereo from inside a Jeep.

Theft on the 8800 block of Skokie Boulevard, on August 10 between 9:44 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/15/2016

Unknown person(s) stole a delivered package from the vestibule of a building. 

Theft on the 8800 block of Monticello Avenue, on August 16 at 11:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/16/2016

A male black subject, 25-30 years old, thin build, short black hair, white tank top, blue jeans,  was observed taking a RedMAX EBZ 8000 leaf blower and getting into a green car, possibly a Ford Taurus with tinted windows.

Theft on the 4200 block of Howard Street, on August 10 between 8:40 p.m. and 8:42 p.m.  Reported:  08/16/2016

Unknown male white subject, heavyset, wearing flip flops, filled up two buckets of water using the victim’s outside faucet without her permission.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at 3626 Touhy Avenue, Walmart, on August 16 at 9:22 a.m.  Reported:  08/16/2016

Unknown female Asian, 120 lbs., wearing a brown shirt and black pants took the victim’s iPhone that was left on a counter and put it in her purse.

Arrests
Strong, Brittney Nicole, 25, 3438 Main Street, #2, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8400 block of Trumbull Avenue, on 08/15/2016.

Gutierrez, Irving, 19, 268 Butternut Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 08/15/2016.

Herman, Katherine Sara, 19, 5017 Birchwood Avenue, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 8000 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 08/16/2016.

Taylor, Lamar M., 38, 4855 Elm Street, #2, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Illegal Transportation of Alcohol on the 7600 block of Central on 08/16/2016.

Laden, Elijah T., 20, 1941 Darrow Avenue, #2, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 5200 block of Golf Road, on 08/17/2016.

Jusino, Pedro, 67, 918 W. Leland, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on the 3300 block of Touhy Avenue, on 08/17/2016.  Jusino was found to have a Warrant out of Will County from August 1, 2016 for Forgery.

Dunn, Jacqueline M., 41, 5643 W. Goodman, #1, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 08/18/2016.

Bucciarelli, John D., 46, 1014 Ashland Avenue, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 3400 block of Main Street, on 08/18/2016.


August 17, 2016

Notable Incidents

Robbery/Armed
Robbery/Armed on the 4400 block of Greenwood Street, on August 14 between 10:11 p.m. and 11:31 p.m.  Reported:  08/14/2016

Two victims reported that while they were inside their vehicle a male black subject, early 20s, light to medium skin, tall and skinny, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, approached the passenger side of the vehicle and opened the door.  The subject then pointed a handgun at them and ordered them out the vehicle.  Both victims ran away.  Reported stolen from the vehicle was a silver iPhone and keys.

Burglary
Burglary at 9700 Crawford Avenue, Highland School, between August 11 at 5:00 p.m. and August 12 at 11:58 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2016

Unknown person(s) broke into the school and caused damage.  Bottle rockets were also set off inside the school.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8600 block of McCormick Boulevard, on August 12 between 6:45 a.m. and 7:43 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2016

Unknown person(s) broke out the passenger side window on a vehicle and stole a purse.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8600-8700 blocks of Central Park Avenue, on August 13 between 2:05 a.m. and 2:10 a.m.  Reported:  08/13/2016

Two unknown male black subjects were seen checking car door handles of parked vehicles and then entering the back of a dark colored newer Lexus or Infinity 4-door that was waiting for them in the middle of the street.  The vehicle then drove off northbound on Central Park and then eastbound Dempster

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9000 block of Forestview Road, between August 12 at 8:30 p.m. and August 13 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/13/2016

Unknown person(s) entered a Mitsubishi by unknown means and stole a Coach Purse that was on the floor of the vehicle.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8700 block of Trumbull Avenue, between August 12 at 8:00 p.m. and August 13 at 9:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/13/2016

Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked Mazda and ransacked the interior.  Nothing was reported stolen.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 7500 block of Kenton Avenue, between August 13 at 9:30 p.m. and August 14 at 6:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/14/2016

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

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 4000 block of Main Street, between August 11 at 5:10 p.m. and August 12 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2016

Unknown person(s) used a BB gun to damage three windows on the front of the store.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8700 block of St. Louis Avenue, between July 30 at 7:46 p.m. and August 13 at 7:46 p.m.  Reported:  08/13/2016

Unknown person(s) damaged a gas cap on a vehicle.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 8100 block of Knox Avenue, on August 11 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Reported:  08/12/2016

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to file a tax return.

Identity Theft on the 7600 block of Kostner Avenue, between August 8 at 8:00 a.m. and August 11 at 10:40 a.m.  Reported:  08/12/2016

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

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, on August 10 between 1:15 p.m. and August 10 at 2:00 p.m.  Reported:  08/12/2016

The victim reported that she had lost her wallet and keys around the Skokie Swift Station and when she returned to look for them they were gone.

Theft of Lost Property at 3626 Touhy Avenue, Walmart, on August 12 between 2:36 p.m. and 3:37 p.m.  Reported:  08/12/2016

The victim reported that unknown person(s) took his wallet after he lost it somewhere inside Walmart.

Theft/Retail
Theft/Retail at 4909 Old Orchard Road, Bloomingdales, on August 13 between 7:45 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.  Reported:  08/13/2016

Unknown male black subject, 20-25 years old, 150-160 lbs., dark complexion, short black hair in dreadlocks, wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans, stole a backpack from the store.

Fleeing/Attempt to Elude a Peace Officer
Fleeing/Attempt to Elude a Peace Officer on the 5300 block of Lincoln Avenue, on August 13 at 12:44 a.m.  Reported:  08/13/2016

The Skokie Police unsuccessfully attempted to stop a grey Audi with two unknown male black subjects inside wearing white tee-shirts and blue jeans.  The vehicle had fled a previous traffic stop by Wilmette PD and was reported involved in a traffic crash 50 minutes later in Chicago.  Both subjects then fled the scene on foot and the vehicle was later determined to have been stolen out of Evanston.   

Arrests
Mitchell, Janey, 44, 6435 N. Central Avenue, #1R, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State Warrant on the 9600 block of Gross Point Road, on 08/12/2016.  Mitchell was found to have a Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Criminal Trespass Charge from 2011.

Amabo, Emmanuel, 53, 4850 Wright Terrace, was arrested for Battery on the 5200 block of Oakton Street, on 08/12/2016.

Peterson, Brian, 22, 4900 Foster Street, #203, was arrested for Burglary on the 4900 block of Foster Street, on 08/12/2016 and McFadden, Percel K III, 23, 2307 W. Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Burglary on the 4900 block of Foster Street, on 08/12/2016.

Peterson and McFadden were arrested after entering a vacant business and removing the fire extinguishers.

David, Ayush Denis, 31, 10071 Frontage Road, #C, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 5100 block of Old Orchard Road, on 08/13/2016.

Secundino, Maurilio, 44, 1910 N. Kenneth Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 5100 block of Old Orchard Road, on 08/13/2016.

Patzold-Crabbe, Samantha J., 22, 5220 Lee Street, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property on the 5200 block of Lee Street, on 08/13/2016.  Patzold was arrested after damaging a vehicle.

Al-Husseini, Ameer, 18, 6417 N. Fairfield Avenue, #3, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 08/13/2016.

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

  • A Skokie school superintendent recently emailed Skokie Police Chief Scarpelli to thank him for organizing the National Night Out event on August 2 at Gross Point Park.  She said, "Thank you for a fantastic event.  The Skokie community is privileged to be served by such a professional police department."
     
  • A Lurie Childrens Hospital professional and Skokie resident recently wrote Chief Scarpelli to thank Officer Long for his assistance after she left her car running at the Skokie Swift station.  Officer Long secured the car and dropped the keys in her mailbox.  She said she deeply appreciates Officer Long's professionalism, consideration and prompt notification.  She went on to say she is, "grateful to live in a community where the police department is so thoughtful and concerned about the citizens.
     
  • The Chief of Security, Vice Consul of the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest sent Officer Wojdyla a Certificate of Appreciation for assistance he provided.  The certificate reads, "The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest greatly appreciates the assistance provided by your unit and hereby recognizes this partnership.  The strength of the US-Israel alliance is demonstrated by these collaborations and it was a privilege to work with your team."
     
  • A Skokie resident from the 4400 block of Davis wrote Chief Scarpelli a letter commending Officer Moore for the assitance he provided when his car broke down at a very busy intersection in Skokie.  He said that Officer Moore was, "a true professional and at the same time very, very kind to my wife and I."  The writer said that he is extremely proud to call himself a Skokie resident with such a fine police force.
     
  • James Kruger, Jr., Chief of Police in Oak Brook, recently sent Chief Scarpelli a letter of thanks for assistance provided by Officers Chang, Krecisz and Krozel at a rally on May 25 and 26.  He said their cooperation proved invaluable.  
     
  • Philip Brankin, Director of North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc., recently sent Chief Scarpelli a letter commending Officer Erwin for his assistance in conducting a recent training session.  He said, "Officer Ervin is the embodiment of the cooperative spirit encouraged in the program." 

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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