Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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May 26, 2015

Notable Incidents

Criminal Damage
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8200 block of Knox Avenue, between 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2015 and 7:40 a.m. on May 22, 2015.  Reported: 05/22/2015

Unknown person(s) damaged multiple vehicles which were parked on the 8200 block of Knox Avenue.

Criminal Damage to Property on the 8600 block of Niles Center Road, between 5:30 p.m. on May 21, 2015 and 7:15 a.m. on May 22, 2015.  Reported: 05/22/2015

Unknown person(s) damaged the front bumper and windshield on the gray, 2013, Volvo S60.   

Battery
Battery at the Professional Building, 4905 Old Orchard Road, at 7:26 p.m. on May 22, 2015. Reported: 05/22/2015

Two unknown male Hispanic trespassers were found sleeping in an office located in the Professional Building.  Once the offenders were confronted, they attempted to leave while pushing and shoving the victim.  The offenders were described as a male Hispanic between 14-16 years of age and a male Hispanic between 40-45 years of age.  The victim was unharmed and did not require medical treatment.

Retail Theft
Retail Theft at Vans, 4999 Old Orchard Center, between 4:00 p.m. and 4:24 p.m. on May 20, 2015.  Reported: 05/20/2015

One unknown male white subject and two unknown male Asian subjects removed three skateboards from the sales floor and passed the last point of sale without paying for the items.  The males were described as all being 17-18 years of age.  The male white subject was described as 5’10”, 160 lbs., wearing a gray and white hoodie with purple writing.  The first male Asian subject was described as 5’2”-5’3” wearing a blue buttoned-down shirt with stars and blue jeans with a purple cast on his right hand.  The second male Asian subject was described as 5’08”-5’10”, wearing a green and purple floral shirt.

Retail Theft at the Sun Glass Hut, 4999 Old Orchard Center, at 11:50 a.m. on May 23, 2015.  Reported: 05/23/2015

The Sun Glass Hut manager reported a female black in her fifties was seen removing two pairs of sunglasses without paying for the merchandise.  Skokie Officers were able to locate the offender who was identified as Letitia A. Williams.  See arrest information below.

Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 5000 block of Davis Street, between 11:00 a.m. on May 17, 2015 and 4:22 p.m. on May 21, 2015.  Reported: 05/21/2015

Unknown person(s) by unknown means stole the victim’s maroon 1996 Toyota Camry from in front of the victim’s residence.

Motor Vehicle Theft on the 7400 block of East Prairie Road, between 5:30 p.m. on May 21, 2015 and 7:45 a.m. on May 23, 2015.  Reported: 05/23/2015 

Unknown person(s) by unknown means stole the victim’s silver, 1992, Buick LeSabre from in front of the victim’s residence.

Theft
Theft at AMC Theaters, 5507 Touhy Avenue, between 8:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on May 19, 2015.  Reported: 05/21/2015

Unknown person(s) removed the victim’s gold iPhone 6 plus from the cup holder attached to the seat the victim was sitting near in the theater.

Arrests
Mondragon, Miriam, 25, 3334 Church Street Apt. #1, Skokie, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 9400 block of Central Park Avenue, on 05/21/2015.

Pittmon, Tiara L., 23, 5324 W. Bloomingdale Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft at Walmart, 3626 Touhy Avenue, on 05/21/2015.

Taylor, Anvai M., 33, 208 Custer Avenue, Apt. G, Evanston, was arrested for Driving While License is Suspended/Revoked on the 5100 block of Church Street, on 05/21/2015.

Williams, Letitia A., 58, 5800 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft at the Sun Glass Hut, 4999 Old Orchard Road, on May 23, 2015.

Cerna, Jorge, 29, 4013 Bonhill Drive, Arlington Heights, was arrested for Driving While License is Suspended/Revoked on the 5200 block of Old Orchard Road, on 05/22/2015.

Djorgy, Leroy, 47, 9241 Ewing Avenue, Skokie, was arrested for Driving without a Valid Driver’s License on the 9100 block of Crawford Avenue, on 05/23/2015.

Cajun, Bartlomiej ,26, 9301 Kenton Avenue, Skokie, was arrested for Driving While Under The Influence of Alcohol on the 9100 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 05/23/2015.

Murray, Phillip Kyle, 26, 536 Sea Vale, Chula Vista, CA, was arrested for Driving While License is Suspended/Revoked on the 7800 block of Babb Avenue, Skokie, on 05/23/2015.  


Good News Notes

  • Officers Jacobson and Swaback were recently presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Federal Reserve for their presentation on children's safety during their "outside agency day."  

  • The Village of Streamwood Police Chief, James Gremo, recently wrote Skokie Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli to extend his thanks for Officer Olkowski's assistance with the execution of a search warrant.  Chief Gremo commended Officer Olkowski's "tireless work," which resulted in the search warrant being executed without incident.

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli received a letter from Steven R. Casstevens, Buffalo Grove Chief of Police, thanking him for the services Officer Larson and K-9 Jasko provided with a narcotics search at a junior high school.  He said, "The team work, professionalism and diligence displayed by your officer and K-9 unit were indicative of their commitment to law enforcement and to the community they serve."

  • Officer Jacobsen received a letter from Rabbi Aharon Gaffen, Assistant to the Principal of the Rabbi Oscar Z. Fasman Yeshiva High School, thanking her for her site visit to discuss security and crisis response protocol.  Rabbi Gaffen went on to say, "As you may be aware, a week later, there was a fire emergency on our campus, and I was able to implement the strategies we discussed to move everyone to safety."  

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli and the Skokie Police Department are the recipients of the North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc., 2014 North East Multi-Regional Training Host Site Award.  P.A. Brankin, Director of NEMRT, sent a letter congratulating Skokie Police on this achievement.  He said, "Departments like yours are an integral part of NEMRT's family.  It is only because of your agency's willingness to open your facility to us that we are able to provide the quantity and variety of training programs for all our officers. Without your hospitality, and that of the other award winners, our officers would have no place to train."

  • The Skokie Police Department received a phone call from a resident thanking Officer Iwanicki for her assistance with her car, which was stuck in the snow.  She said that she appreciates the Skokie Police Department "going above and beyond" their duties to help her out.  


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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