Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin

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October 23, 2014

Notable Incidents

Theft
Theft at 9310 Kenton Avenue, Old Orchard Junior High, on October 14 between 3:30 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.  Reported:  10/17/2014

The victim reported that an unknown person(s) stole her cell phone while she was in the library.

Theft at 9800 Lawler, Niles North High School, on October 17 between 1:54 p.m. and 2:36 p.m.  Reported:  10/17/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s cell phone from an unsecured gym locker.

Theft at 9400 Skokie Boulevard, Portillo’s, on October 17 between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/18/2014

Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet from the employee room.

Armed Robbery
Armed Robbery at 4335 Oakton Street, Salvation Army, on October 17 between 3:24 p.m. and 3:25 p.m.  Reported:  10/17/2014

Unknown male black subject, 5’10” to 6’ 0”, slim build, with dark eyes, between the ages of 25 and 30, wearing a big black wig with curls, black gloves and a thick fake black beard, black scarf covering his face and a tan trench coat attempted to rob the cashier with a handgun.  The subject then fled the scene eastbound.  The subject reportedly did not get away with any money or merchandise.

Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card Fraud on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on October 10 at 5:49 p.m. Reported:  10/17/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s credit card number to make fraudulent charges without the victim’s permission.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle
Burglary of Motor Vehicle on the 7900 block of Karlov Avenue, between October 11 at 5:00 p.m. and October 12 at 6:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/18/2014

 Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked Toyota and stole a portable car starter.

Burglary
Burglary on the 8700 block of Kimball Avenue, between October 17 at 9:30 p.m. and October 18 at 12:28 p.m.  Reported:  10/18/2014

Unknown person(s) gained entry into the business and stole electronics.

Criminal Defacement of Property
Criminal Defacement of Property on the 8800 block of Lavergne Avenue, between October 17 at 6:00 p.m. and October 19 at 3:05 p.m.  Reported:  10/19/2014

Unknown person(s) used green spray paint to write unreadable markings on the wall.

Arrests
Durvesh, Abdul B., 26, 9031 Skokie Boulevard, #1, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment on the 4300 block of Keeney Street, on 10/17/2014.

Palushek, Ivan, 20, 2601 W. Fitch, Chicago, was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Vehicle on the 7300 block of Niles Center Road, on 10/17/2014.

Two Juveniles, 17, Chicago, were arrested for Retail Theft on the 7000 block of McCormick Boulevard, on 10/17/2014.

Bibekova, Dariya, 25, 6831 N. Seeley Avenue, #2, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3600 block of Touhy Avenue, on 10/17/2014.

Barton, Tonya C., 32, 4939 Hull Street, #1n, was arrested for Driving with No Valid Driver’s License on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, on 10/18/2014.

Tresley, Cindy Ellen, 59, 1098 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, was arrested for Retail Theft on the 3300 block of Golf Road, on 10/18/2014.

Rosenberg, Aaron D., 34, 1236 W. 72nd Place, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State Warrant and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, on 10/18/2014.  Rosenberg was given a court date of November 7, at 9:00 a.m. Room 104, 5600 Old  Orchard Road, Skokie.


October 20, 2014

Notable Incidents

Retail Theft
Retail Theft on the 9449 Skokie Boulevard, Jewel/Osco, on October 14 at 10:55 a.m.  Reported:  10/14/2014

Unknown male black subject, early to mid 40s, 5’10”, 170 lbs., wearing a black jacket and carrying a black Gatorade duffle bag took numerous bottles of alcohol.  The subject then boarded a bus at Skokie and Emerson.

Identity Theft
Identity Theft on the 5200 block of Galitz Street, on October 14 at 11:52 p.m.  Reported:  10/14/2014

Victim’s name was used to open a credit account in Texas.

Identity Theft on the 5200 block of Mulford Street, between April 15 at 12:00 a.m. and October 15 at 12:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/16/2014

Unknown person(s) used the victim’s name to file fraudulent tax returns.

Theft
Theft on the 4900 block of Conrad Street, on October 15 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Reported:  10/15/2014

Unknown person(s) stole a package that had been delivered to the lobby area of the building.

Theft on the 8900 block of Skokie Boulevard, on October 13 at 6:01 p.m. Reported:  10/15/2014

Unknown person(s) have been removing mail from a locked mailbox inside the building.

Telephone Threat
Telephone Threat on the 7500 block of Kenneth Avenue, on October 10 at 5:37 p.m.  Reported:  10/15/2014

Unknown person(s) called the victim on her cell phone and threatened her while she was driving.  The victim was alarmed and disturbed by the unknown person(s) comments.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8900 block of Lamon Avenue, between October 15 at 10:00 p.m. and October 16 at 8:58 a.m.  Reported:  10/16/2014

Unknown person(s) entered a Chrysler and stole a touchscreen stereo system.  The victim reported that the vehicle was locked and there were no signs of force.

Burglary
Burglary on the 5100 block of Elm Street, on October 15 between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Reported:  10/16/2014

Unknown person(s) used a pry tool to gain entry though a rear door.  Reported stolen was jewelry, cash and documents.

Arrests
Cius, Luca D., 26, 2412 Bryn Mawr, Chicago, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance on the 8800 block of Hamlin Avenue, on 10/14/2014.

Moctezuma, Erik T., 20, 6954 N. Oriole Street, Chicago, was arrested for an In-State-Warrant on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, on 10/14/2014.  Moctezuma was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have a Lincolnwood arrest warrant.  Moctezuma was turned over to the Lincolnwood police. 

Ferrusquia, Melissa, 20, 2601 W. Fitch #2E, Chicago, was arrested for Battery and Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 3200 block of Touhy Avenue, on 10/15/2014.


Good News Notes

  • A resident recently emailed Deputy Police Chief Michael Pechter to express her thanks to Officer Paez who took care of her after she had been hit by a car while riding her motorcycle.  Officer Paez single-handedly picked up her motorcycle and looked out for her in a professional courteous manner.   She said that the Skokie police and fire were immediately on the scene and made a scary situation a little bit more manageable.
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a letter thanking them for their support in transporting their daughter to the hospital on September 19.  They said that Sergeant Timothy Gramins and Officers Kevin Moore, Mitchell Smaller and Jaclyn Roden went above and beyond in helping their daughter.   They feel very fortunate to have such a supportive police department.
  • The Skokie Police Department recently received a letter from a resident who thanked Officer Eric McCune for allowing her to ride along during a recent Saturday night.  She said that Officer McCune was a great teacher and had stellar ethics.  “He is a wonderful example for young men to follow, and is proud to have ridden with him,” she wrote.

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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