Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin
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March 22, 2017
Burglary at 8050 McCormick Boulevard, Public Storage between March 14 at 3:26 p.m. and March 18 at 3:26 p.m. Reported: 03/18/2017
Unknown person(s) cut the lock off of a storage unit and removed several items.
Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 8900 block of Kenton Avenue, between Feb 14 at 12:00 p.m. and March 9 at 12:00 p.m. Reported: 03/17/2017
Unknown person(s) used a pellet gun to shoot a patio door window causing the glass to shatter.
Residential Burglary on the 9100 block of Niles Center Road, between March 17 at 9:00 p.m. and March 18 at 9:30 a.m. Reported: 03/18/2017
Unknown person(s) cut and raised the screen on a basement window then reached in and removed video games that were on the window shelf.
Burglary from Motor Vehicle
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard, between February 14 at 3:00 p.m. and February 18 at 10:00 a.m. Reported: 03/17/2017
Unknown person(s) entered the victim’s unsecured vehicle and removed the handicap placard.
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 4900 block of Dempster Street, on March 17 between 10:03 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reported: 03/18/2017
An unknown male subject entered the victim’s unsecured vehicle and removed a wallet and a checkbook.
Burglary from Motor Vehicle on the 8600 block of Keeler Avenue, on March 18 between 2:40 p.m. and 9:02 p.m. Reported: 03/18/2017
Unknown person(s) gained entry to the victim’s vehicle and ransacked the center console.
Burglary from Motor Vehicle at 4999 Old Orchard Center, on March 18 between 5:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Reported: 03/19/2017
Unknown person(s) gained entry to the victim’s vehicle and removed a wallet containing several items.
Theft at 8833 Gross Point Road, Illinois Education Association, on March 14 at 4:05 p.m. Reported: 03/17/2017
Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet from her unattended coat pocket which was hanging on the back of a chair.
Theft at 9701 Skokie Boulevard, Home Goods, on March 18 between 3:12 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Reported: 03/18/2017.
Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s wallet while it was left unattended on a chair with her coat.
Identity Theft on the 5200 block of Oakton Street, on March 6 at 4:00 p.m. Reported: 03/17/2017
Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to open multiple accounts.
Identity Theft on the 5300 block of Fairview Lane, between March 7 at 3:00 p.m. and March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Reported: 03/18/2017
Unknown person(s) used the victim’s personal information to open an account.
Retail Theft at 9449 Skokie Boulevard, on March 18 between 2:22 a.m. and 2:24 a.m. Reported: 03/18/2017
Two unknown Hispanic male subjects and two unknown Hispanic female subjects entered the store. One male subject pushed the gate and shopping carts to gain entry into the liquor section. The subject then concealed a bottle of tequila in his coat and walked past the last point of purchase without paying. All subjects are approximately in their twenties and were last seen fleeing the store in a white Honda Civic.
Vargas, Monica, 39, 5855 N. Nagle Avenue, Chicago was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle With Suspended Registration on the 3300 block of Touhy Avenue, on 03/17/2017.
Mirza, Saeed, 18, 8255 Knox Avenue, was arrested for Unlawful use of Driver’s License and Possession Of Cannabis 30gm and Under on the 4600 block of Madison Street, on 03/17/2017.
Lopez, Dennis A., 21, 8545 Kimball Avenue, was arrested for Driving With No Driver’s License on the 3600 block of Dempster Avenue, 03/18/2017.
Alvarez, Alexandra C., 23, 5007 W. Concord Place, Chicago, was arrested for Retail Theft at 3358 Touhy, Marianos, on 03/18/2017.
Brown, Ernest G., 23, 4939 Hull Street, was arrested for Driving with Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License on the 4600 block of Dempster Street, on 03/18/2017.
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 District 68 parent recently sent an email thanking the Skokie Police Department for their participation in a meeting regarding the safety of students on Gross Point Road. She said that she is "grateful that my kids are a part of District 68 and the Community and that I can count on you to make their safety your top priority. It means the world to me."
- Sergeant Brian Cluever of the Carol Stream Police Department wrote Chief Scarpelli a letter, complimenting Officer Erwin for his presentation during a class entitled, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. Sergeant Cluever said that Officer Erwin's expertise in the area of DUI and drug recognition was very apparent and that he didn an exceptional job instructing the group of officers in the class.
- Sergeant Gramins recently received a verbal sentiment of thanks from a Skokie resident thanking Officer Orchard for his assistant with an elderly neighbor during a snow storm. He said that Officer Orchard was patroling and he stopped to assist the elderly gentleman who was struggling with his car in the snow. Officer Orchard stopped and helped him brush his car off.
- A Chicago resident recently sent Chief Scarpelli a letter of appreciation for the life saving services provided by Sergeant Liebau and Officers Panizo, Long, Moore, Odea, Badagliacco, McCune, Riggs and Khan. He was dining at a Skokie restaurant when he experienced heart complications. He said that Skokie Police personnel reacted quickly and correctly to administer CPR and the AED machine. Their efforts saved his life, and he wanted to express his sincere appreciation. He said, "Skokie Police Department's training and leadership are assets to the department and my family and I are forever indebted to them."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.