Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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July 24, 2014

Notable Incidents

Battery
Battery at 9925 Gross Point Road, Zhivago, on July 20 at 1:28 a.m.  Reported:  07/20/2014

Two unknown subjects began arguing with the victim over politics and then began punching the victim in the head.  Both subjects were described as being in their 40’s with one subject wearing a pink striped shirt and the other wearing a blue striped shirt. 

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 5000 block of Estes Avenue, between July 19 at 10:00 p.m. and July 20 at 6:30 a.m.  Reported:  07/20/2014

Unknown person(s) smashed out all six windows on a Chevy Aveo. 

Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property
Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property on the 4800 block of Hull Street, on July 22 at 4:11 p.m.  Reported:  07/22/2014

Unknown person(s) used red spray paint to mark the “No Dogs” sign posted in the park.

Burglary
Burglary on the 8400 block of Monticello Avenue, between July 18 at 9:30 p.m. and July 19 at 10:00 p.m.  Reported:  07/20/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the unlocked garage and stole a GPS and wallet from the vehicle parked inside.

Burglary on the 8400 block of Monticello Avenue, between July 19 at 2:00 p.m. and July 21 at 1:00 p.m.  Reported:  07/21/2014

Unknown person(s) entered the locked and detached garage by unknown means and removed tools.

Burglary on the 8100 block of Knox Avenue, on July 22 at 12:39 a.m.  Reported:  07/22/2014

Unknown person(s) used force to open a basement door.  A witness told police that she observed 5 male black subjects running from the scene.  Nothing appears to have been taken from the basement.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 4600 block of Keeney Street, on July 20 at 12:25 p.m.  Reported:  07/20/2014

Unknown person(s) posted signs on telephone poles between Main & Oakton, Crawford  & Skokie Blvd., offering pharmaceutical drugs for sale with a phone number and name.  Victim states that this is a prank by an unknown person(s).

Disorderly Conduct on the 8000 block of Floral Avenue, on July 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Reported:  07/20/2014

The victim reported that an unknown person called her cell phone over eight times from a blocked number and that all she could hear are crying children.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 8100 block of McCormick Boulevard, on July 20 between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Reported:  07/21/2014

Unknown person(s) used peach colored lipstick to write obscenities on the front storm door to the residence.

Theft
Theft at 3450 Touhy Avenue, XSport Fitness, on July 21 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Reported:  07/21/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a gym bag from a locker.  It is unknown if the victim had secured the locker.

Theft at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Ruby Tuesday, on July 21 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Reported:  07/21/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a cell phone from the manager’s officer.

Theft on the 8600 block of Harms Road, on July 22 between 9:52 a.m. and 9:53 a.m.  Reported:  07/22/2014

Two unknown male back subjects were observed taking a red mountain bicycle and a blue and yellow mountain bicycle from a residence.  The first subject is described as 13-16 years of age, wearing bright blue basketball shorts and a white shirt with black sleeves.  The second subject was described as 13-16 years of age wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 4800 block of Conrad Street, between January 1, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. and July 22, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.  Reported:  07/22/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to file and collect the victim’s income tax for 2011.

Bomb Threat
Bomb Threat at 4901 Searle Parkway, on July 22 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:09 p.m.  Reported:  07/22/2014

Unknown female subject called the business and told the victim that there was a bomb in the building.  The building was determined to be secure.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property on the 9400 block of McCormick Boulevard, on July 20 between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Reported:  07/21/2014

The victim placed her purse on the trunk of her car while pumping gas and then drove off forgetting the purse.  The victim retraced her route but could not find her purse.

Theft of Lost Property at 9350 Central Park, on July 22 at 4:24 p.m.  Reported:  07/22/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s phone while it was on the park bench.

Deceptive Practice
Deceptive Practice at 4999 Old Orchard Road, Victoria’s Secret, on July 20 between 4:40 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.  Reported:  07/20/2014

Unknown female black subject approximately 25 years old, 5’4” with long gold colored hair attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at the store.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempted
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 8900 block of Lamon Avenue, between July 17 at 12:00 p.m. and July 20 at 7:20 p.m.  Reported:  07/20/2014

Unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry to a Honda by forcing open the driver’s side door.  The unknown person(s) did not gain entry but it appeared they also tried to either tow or drag the vehicle from its parking space and broke the transmission.

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 5050 block of Dempster Street, Mobility Works, between July 9 at 12:00 p.m. and July 21 at 8:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/21/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a 2008 Dodge from the Mobility Works parking lot.

Arrests
Clayton-Rodriguez, Kim Suzanne, 49, 7335 Lavergne Avenue, was arrested for Theft on the 7400 block of Lavergne Avenue, on 07/20/2014.

Haas, Tyler T., 19, 632 Woodbine Avenue, Oak Park, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on the 3200 block of Oakton Street, on 07/20/2014.

Waldron, Johnathan Pacino, 18, 4925 Carol Street, #C, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 3200 block of Oakton Street, on 07/20/2014.

Alaniz-Morales, Juan, 27, 7301 N. Ridge #304, Chicago, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with No Driver’s License on the 7300 block of McCormick Boulevard on 07/21/2014.

Garcia-Huerta, Jose, 43, 6235 N. Mozart #3F, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3200 block of Main Street, on 07/21/2014.

Weatherspoon, Anthony Devon, 22, 5017 S. Wood Street, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 5700 block of Touhy Avenue, on 07/21/2014.

Adamidis, John, 39, 8033 Parkside, Morton Grove, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License and an In-State-Warrant on the 4300 block of Dempster Street, on 07/22/2014.  Adamidis was found to have a warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance and   is awaiting bond court. 

Valles, Bobby R., 51, 5940 W. Patterson, #2, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 3900 block of Oakton Street, on 07/22/2014.


July 23, 2014

Notable Incidents

Battery/Aggravated
Battery/Aggravated on the 8800 block of Gross Point Road, on July 16 between 10:45 p.m. and 10:50 p.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

Unknown male black subject, 28-32 years of age, medium build, 5’ 10”, wearing a white T-shirt stuck the victim in the back of the head with a belt buckle following a verbal altercation.

Battery/Aggravated on the 9100 block of Kolmar Avenue, on July 17 at 11:49 p.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

The victim reported that he observed a male black subject, 16-20 years old, 5’10” tall, 150lbs., wearing a grey hooded sweater and blue jeans sitting inside a family member’s unlocked vehicle.  The victim said that when he attempted to grab the subject the subject used a pocket knife and cut him in the forearm. 

Burglary/Residential
Burglary/Residential on the 8900 block of Niles Center Road, on July 18 between 12:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.  Reported:  07/18/2014

Unknown person(s) used force to gain entry through a door.  Cash and jewelry was reported stolen.

Burglary/Residential on the 9300 block of Keeler Avenue, on July 19 between 5:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.  Reported:  07/19/2014

Unknown person(s) pried open a door to the residence.  Once inside, numerous rooms were ransacked with cash and jewelry being stolen.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 5100 block of Church Street, between July 18 at 11:30 p.m. and July 19 at 7:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/19/2014

Unknown person(s) stole three GPS units from three ComEd trucks in a secured parking area.

Theft
Theft on the 5200 block of Cleveland Street, on July 12 between 9:00 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a blue/black Trek bicycle from a backyard.  The bike had white tape wrapped around the handle bars and a white seat.  The bike was not locked.

Theft/Retail
Theft/Retail at 4850 Oakton Street, on July 17 between 10:53 a.m. and 10:55 p.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

Two unknown male black subjects stole $1,200 worth of merchandise and fled on foot behind Walgreens.  One subject is described as 20-25 years of age, wearing a pink shirt and tan shorts.  The second subject is described as a 20-25 years of age wearing a long sleeve light colored shirt over a dark colored t-shirt with a large letter on the shirt possibly an “M.”

Theft at 3945 Dempster Street, Walgreens, on July 17 between 7:20 p.m. and 7:26 p.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

Two male black subjects stole approximately $1,500 in Gillette Fusion razor blades.  The subjects fled the store and entered an older red vehicle, possibly a Ford Escort.  The first subject is described as having a shaved head, medium complexion, in his 30’s, 5’10”, 190 lbs., wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans.  The second subject is in his 30’s, wearing a black baseball cap with the city of Chicago flag on it, tan wind breaker with a black t-shirt underneath and blue jeans.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 9800 block of Kedvale Avenue, on between July 17 at 8:00 p.m. and July 18 at 11:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/18/2014

Unknown person(s) threw a rock at the residence shattering a window.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 4800 block of Kirk Street, on July 18 between 6:30 p.m. and 6:33 p.m.  Reported:  07/18/2014

Unknown person(s) smashed out a vehicle window.  Witness said that they observed a male white subject wearing a red hat running from the area during that time frame.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 3500 block of Church Street, on July 17 at 11:55 p.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

Unknown person(s) used a black marker to write illegible markings on the glass of the bus stop.    

Criminal Defacement of Property at 3299 Church Street, on July 17 at 12:08 p.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

Unknown person(s) used a white marker to write illegible writing on the metal structure of the bus stop.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 4800 block of Louise Avenue, on July 7 at 12:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/17/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information when receiving medical treatment.

Theft of Labor or Services
Theft of Labor or Services at 5481 Touhy Avenue, Ulta, on July 18 between 11:20 a.m. and 11:26 a.m.  Reported:  07/18/2014

Unknown person driving a yellow “Bumble Bee” van filled the business dumpster with old carpet and placed a broken TV next to the dumpster. 

Arrests
Montano, Francisco J., 33, 2340 Sherman Avenue, North Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 9700 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 07/17/2014.

Sanchez Rios, Saul, 52, 1217 Dodge, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 9100 block of Crawford Avenue, on 07/17/2014.

Garcia, Ricardo, 29, 2450 W. Albion #2, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 7100 block of Carpenter Road, on 07/17/2014.

Simmons-Gill, Kameron, 19, 1826 Darrow Ave., Evanston, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on 07/17/2014.

Simmons, Issac Lee, 41, 1501 5th, 1W, Maywood, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 4800 block of Old Orchard Road, on 07/18/2014.

Clifton, Christopher C., 25, 2424 Church Street, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 3200 block of Dempster Street on 07/18/2014.

Bowes, Aaron D., 21, 9225 Kilbourn Avenue, was arrested for Battery on the 9200 block of Kilbourn Avenue, on 07/18/2014.  Bowes was arrested after he began fighting with a reported friend.

White, Brent William, 36, 2553 W. Winnimac, Chicago, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Hyperdermic Needles on the 4600 block of Brummel Street, on 07/19/2014.

Hendrix, Lyndsey M., 23, 9201 Lavergne Avenue, #403, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 9200 block of Kolmar Avenue, on 07/19/2014.

Mason, Thomas R., 19, 3144 Fillmore, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, on 07/19/2014.


July 22, 2014

Notable Incidents

Theft
Theft on the 4700 block of Oakton Street, on July 14 between 10:00 p.m. and 22:20 p.m.  Reported:  07/14/2014

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

Theft on the 7500 block of Lavergne Avenue, on July 16 at 9:24 p.m.  Reported: 07/16/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a package of herbs that had been delivered to a residence.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 4937 Old Orchard Road, Nordstrom, on July 16 at 10:30 a.m.  Reported:  07/16/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s credit card to charge over $5000.

Burglary
Burglary at 9044 Terminal Avenue, Mantans Upholstery, between July 14 at 4:00 p.m. and July 15 at 7:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/15/2014

Unknown person(s) used a brick to break the glass on the front door and gain entry.  Cash was reported stolen.

Theft of Lost Property
Theft of Lost Property at the 5360 Touhy Avenue, McDonald’s, on July 14 between 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.  Reported:  07/14/2014

Victim reported that he believes he lost his wallet in the east parking lot of McDonald’s and when he returned it was gone.

Theft of Lost Property at 8225 Skokie Boulevard, Enterprise Rent a Car, between June 22 at 7:21 a.m. and July 14 at 7:21 a.m. Reported:  07/14/2014

Victim reported that she left several items inside a rented vehicle after returning it and now the whereabouts of the items are unknown.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on July 14 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Reported:  07/14/2014

Unknown person(s) used a sharp object to scratch the victim’s Mercedes.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 5100 block of Touhy Avenue, on July 14 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.  Reported:  07/15/2014

Unknown person(s) shattered the driver’s side rear window on a Toyota.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 7600 block of Lincoln Avenue, between July 14 at 6:00 p.m. and July 15 at 7:35 a.m.  Reported:  07/15/2014

Unknown person(s) used a sharp object to scratch the victim’s car.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 4600 block of Davis Street, on July 16 at 11:26 p.m.  Reported:  07/16/2014

Unknown person(s) shattered the rear window of a vehicle with a BB or Pellet gun.  A black Honda passenger car was seen fleeing eastbound on Davis.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 3400 block of Greenwood Street, between July 14 at 7:30 p.m. and July 15 at 8:15 p.m.  Reported:  07/16/2014

Unknown person(s) used black spray paint to paint three lines on the victim’s lawn.

Criminal Defacement of Property on the 4200 block of Madison Street, sometime prior to July 16 at 12:36 p.m.  Reported:  07/16/2014

Unknown person(s) used a yellow and white marker to write the words “spooker” in two places on a metal cover located on a Village of Skokie wooden light pole.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct on the 9000 block of Tripp Avenue, between July 13 at 10:00 p.m. and July 14 at 11:00 a.m.  Reported:  07/15/2014

Unknown person(s) threw eggs at the second floor of the residence.

Forgery
Forgery on the 8000 block of Lincoln Avenue, on July 10 between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Reported:  07/15/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal identification to make an unauthorized withdrawal from an account.

Battery
Battery at 8315 Knox, Winnebago Park, on July 16 at 7:35 p.m.  Reported:  07/16/2014

The unknown female subject started an argument with the victim for an unknown reason.  During the argument the unknown subject stuck the victim in the face with her hand and then bit the victim in the left cheek.  The unknown female subject then ran off in an unknown direction.

A unknown female black subject is described as, 23 years old, dark complexion, 5’4” tall, medium build, with braids, wearing a black and pink “Bulls” baseball cap, black shirt with the word “Irish” written on the front,  grey sweats pants and black flip flop shoes.  Witnesses also said that the unknown subject spoke with a Haitian or African accent, had yellowing pushed up front teeth and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her.   

Arrests
Abraham, Ishaya M., 26, 8729 Keystone Avenue, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Equipment and Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s license on the 5100 block of Church Street, on 07/14/2014.

Kahkesh, Pouria F., 21, 9335 Karlov Avenue, was arrested for Harassment by Electric Communication on the 9300 block of Karlov Avenue, on 07/14/2014.  Kahkesh sent harassing text messages to a person with whom he had been involved in a vehicle crash.

Lewis, Scott A., 20, 4914 Hull Street, #2W, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Resist, Obstruct or Disarm an Officer on the 4900 block of Mulford Street, on 07/14/2014.  Lewis began running from police while being questioned.

Juvenile, 14, Skokie, was arrested for Theft on the 8300 block of Knox Avenue, on 07/15/2014.

Lewis, Samuel L., 19, 10525 S. Peoria, Chicago, was arrested for Burglary to Motor Vehicle on the 7000 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 07/16/2014.  Lewis was arrested after a Skokie Police Officer observed him burglarizing a vehicle.


Good News Notes

  • The Skokie Police Department recently received an email from a Skokie resident that noted "I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that Officer Alexander is a true professional. On 7 Jul 14 at approximately 1000 hours, I looked out my window and saw a Police Officer walking in between my home and my neighbors. I opened the window and asked the Officer what was going on. Officer Alexander introduced himself and said that he was conducting an 'out of town' house check. I informed Officer Alexander that I have the alarm code for the neighbors house and thought it went off. I then went outside to introduce myself to Officer Alexander. Officer Alexander took the time to explain the out of town residence check offered by the Skokie Police Department. I informed Officer Alexander that I was... was proud of his professionalism and told him that he was an asset to the Skokie Police Department. It is an honor to have Police Officers like Officer Alexander employed in the Village of Skokie.
     
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a call complimenting Skokie Police Officer Khan regarding the way he handled a traffic stop involving the caller's 88-year-old father. The caller noted that Officer Khan was “wonderful, wonderful” in the way he dealt with her father. The caller mentioned that her father might be experiencing some dementia and she is extremely worried about his driving.  Officer Khan spoke to the caller personally on the phone, stayed with the caller's father at McDonald’s while he got food, and then followed him home. The caller was impressed by Officer Khan’s interpersonal communication skills and his compassion.  She feels Officer Khan is an asset to the Skokie Police Department and thanks him for doing an outstanding job and going above and beyond expectations.

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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