Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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April 23, 2015

Notable Incidents

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 3300 block of Touhy Avenue between April 19 at 10:30 a.m. and April 20 at 12:15 a.m.  Reported:  04/20/2015

Unknown person(s) stole a purse out of an unlocked vehicle.

Theft on the 7800 block of Niles Center Road, on April 13 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Reported:  04/20/2015

Unknown person(s) stole a package that was delivered to an unsecured lobby.

Theft at 9300 Weber Park Place, Weber Center, on April 19 between 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.  Reported:  04/21/2015

Unknown person(s) stole cash that was kept inside a white cloth bag.

Christie, Shawn D., 20, 8833 Washington Street, #B, Niles, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis on the 4900 block of Greenwood Street, on 04/20/2015.

Jackson, Kenneth H III, 25, 2110 Birchwood, 1N, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License and an In-State Warrant on the 3300 block of Golf Road, on 04/21/2015.  Jackson was found to have an active Warrant out of Schaumburg.  Jackson was arrested for Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License and given a Skokie court date of June, 2015, Room 104 at 10:30 a.m., 5600 Old Orchard Road. 

Walker, Gary Dewayne, 22, 1827 Lyons, #1, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 4900 block of Grove Street, on 04/21/2015.

George, Demetrius D., 32, 528 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, was arrested for Aggravated Assault on the 9800 block of Lawler Avenue, on 04/21/2015.  George was arrested after threatening to harm a school official.

Oladoyin, Oluwabukola Toyin, 33, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 4800 block of Old Orchard Road, on 04/21/2015.

April 21, 2015

Notable Incidents

Criminal Defacement of Property  
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 3200 block of Howard Street, on April 17 at 9:58 a.m.  Reported:  04/17/2015

Unknown person(s) drew unintelligible symbols and letters on the pylon of the bridge.

Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 6800 block of Leclaire Avenue, between April 16 at 5:00 p.m. and April 17 at 4:57 p.m.  Reported:  04/17/2015

Unknown person(s) used unknown means to break out the rear window of a grey Toyota 4Runner

Burglary/Residential on the 9100 block of Lacrosse Avenue, between April 17 at 7:00 p.m. and April 18 at 12:02 a.m.  Reported:  04/18/2015

Unknown person(s) broke out a small pane of glass on a door and made entry.  Jewelry was reported stolen.

Theft on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on April 18 between 2:50 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.  Reported:  04/18/2015

The victim reported that an unknown person(s) stole her wallet and used her debit card to make purchases.

Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices on the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road, on April 19 at 6:01 p.m.  Reported:  04/19/2015.

Several male Hispanics and one female Hispanic used fraudulent credit cards to make purchases.

Claudio Gomez, Victor A., 25, 848 E., 85th Street, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 7200 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 04/17/2015.

Mojica-Castillo, Yuliana, 25, 6327 N. California Avenue, #B, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 8300 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 04/18/2015.

Lagundino, Russell Gandeza, 23, 8227 Parkside Avenue, Morton Grove, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 8600 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 04/18/2015.

Conner, Carlos, 35, 1925 Emerson Street, Evanston, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 3800 block of Oakton Street, on 04/18/2015.

Ross, John Elliott Jr., 24, 2320 Greenwood Street, Evanston, was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Residence on the 9200 block of Latrobe Avenue, on 04/19/2015.  Ross was arrested after he illegally entered the home of his former girlfriend.

Thomas, Camel, J., 23, 1744 W. Melrose, Chicago, was arrested for Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 7500 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 04/19/2015.

Good News Notes

  • 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.  

  • Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli received a letter from Lieutenant Lawrence Martin from the Lincolnwood Police Department, commending Officer Shelton on her "dedication and vigilance" in assisting in the apprehension of a retail theft offender from the Lincolnwood Town Center Mall.  

  • The Village of Rosemont Chief of Public Safety, Donald E. Stephens III, wrote Skokie Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli a letter thanking him and the Skokie Police Officers who assisted in a hazardous materials call at the Hyatt Hotel.  Chief Stephens said, "Your officers provided traffic and crowd control as well as security in a professional manner.  The assistance your department provided was invaluable and can be credited to the successful mitigation of this incident."

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