Official Weekly Skokie Public Safety Bulletin - Week of July 1
July 5, 2013
Theft on the 4700 block of Church St., at 8: 20 a.m. Reported: 07/03/13. The Red Ryder tricycle was removed from the alley, near the garage door. The tricycle was possibly removed by scrappers.
Theft at Lifetime Fitness, 5300 Old Orchard Rd., Reported: 07/02/13. The unknown offender removed the victim's wallet from the unlocked locker in the gym area.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on the 7500 block of Lincoln Ave. at 6:05 p.m. Reported: 07/03/13. While investigating a traffic crash, officers arrested the offending driver for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
Battery on the 9200 block of Kenneth Ave., between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reported: 07/01/2013. After an argument on Facebook, the offender went to the victim's residence and poured milk on the inside of the victim's vehicle and then hit her with the milk jug.
Retail Theft at Macy's, 4909 Old Orchard Center, at 8:20 p.m. Reported: 07/02/13. The offender was apprehended by store security for removing two shirts and attempting to leave the store without paying for the merchandise.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft on the 5200 block of Arcadia St., between June 23rd at 12:00 a.m. and July 1st at 8:00 p.m. Reported: 07/01/13. The unknown offender removed the Sunny brand scooter from the residential backyard.
Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 9400 block of Terminal Ave., at 11:45 a.m. Reported: 06/28/13. The unknown offenders used spray paint to write graffiti on the metal power line towers.
Christensen, Paul, 1500 Sandstone Dr., Wheeling, 65, arrested on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, on the 7500 block of Lincoln Ave., on 07/03/2013.
Haralson, Brenda, 46 E. 110th Place, Chicago, 54, arrested on charges of a Suspended/Revoked Driver's License, on the 5000 block of Dempster St., on 07/03/2013.
Gue, Scott M., 1113 Summit, Joliet, 39, arrested on charges of an In-State Warrant, on the 5300 block of Church St., on 07/01/2013.
Frankson, Mark, 4400 Madison, Skokie, 20, arrested on charges of a Suspended/Revoked Driver's License, on the 4500 block of Main St., on 07/01/2013.
July 1, 2013
Resist, Obstruct Or Attempt to Disarm an Officer
Resist, Obstruct Or Attempt to Disarm an Officer on the 8300 block of Crawford Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. Reported: 06/30/2013. During a traffic stop, officers placed the passenger under arrest for obstructing an investigation by attempting to leave the scene and not provide proper information.
Retail Theft at T.J. Maxx, 3337 Golf Road, at 10:00 a.m. Reported: 06/28/13 The male black offender, who was in his 20s, removed 4 men's shirts and left the store in a blue 2-door vehicle.
Retail Theft at Sephora, 4999 Old Orchard Center, at 3:00 p.m. Reported: 06/29/13 The offender selected several cosmetic products and attempted to leave the store when she was apprehended by store security.
Theft on the 7600 block of East Prairie, between 6:40 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. Reported: 06/29/13 The unknown offender entered the rear yard and removed the wrought iron plant hanger. Theft on the 5700 block of Oakton Street, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Reported:
06/30/13 The unknown offender removed the Iphone 4 from the bleachers at the Niles West football field bleachers.
Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Damage to Property on the 9400 block of Terminal Avenue, at 11:45 a.m.
Reported: 06/28/13 The unknown offenders used spray paint to write graffiti on the metal power line towers.
Juvenile, 16, arrested on charges of Retail Theft, on the 4800 block of Old Orchard Road, Skokie, on 06/28/2013.
Golden, Rebecca P., 9040 Kolmar Ave., 26, arrested on charges of Fail To Give Aid Or Information, on the 9000 block of Kolmar Avenue, Skokie, on 06/30/2013.
Zaya, Amteh, 8225 Keating Avenue, 21, arrested on charges of Resist, Obstruct Or Disarm An Officer, on the 8300 block of Crawford Avenue, Skokie, on 06/30/2013.
Good News Notes
* Commander Brian Baker recently received a letter from a Skokie resident wishing to express their appreciation of how Officer Kimberly Iwanicki handled a traffic accident they were in. The resident stated that Officer Iwanicki "responded calmly and professionally to the situation." The resident continued, "I appreciated Ms. Iwanicki's calm handling of the incident... While my interaction with the Skokie Police Department staff has been limited I have, on those few occasions when the need arose, found them to be well prepared and entirely reasonable in responding to the situation."
* Police Chief Scarpelli recently received a complementary phone call from a Skokie resident regarding Officer Rannochio. The resident stated that Officer Rannochio was "extremely professional, very understanding and friendly." The resident continued that he was very impressed with the outstanding service he received. * Commander Brian Baker recently received a phone call from a Skokie resident complementing Community Service Officer Fiore on how he handled an incident involving a car blocking a driveway.
* The Skokie Police Department recently received a letter from a Northfield resident wishing to commend Officer Terrance Alexander. The individual stated that they had a flat tire and Officer Alexander helped them move their car out of traffic, call for assistance and after learning that it would take over an hour for assistance to arrive helped the individual change the tire. The individual then wrote that "[Officer Alexander] was kind and reassuring in a situation that was very stressful for me... Officer Alexander exemplifies public service."
* Chief Tony Scarpelli recently received a letter from a Skokie resident wishing to recognize Officer Duerig and Hart for their exceptional handling of a recent incident at Optima Condominiums. On May 5, 2013 around 9 a.m. the resident observed a female banging on a neighbor's door for nearly 45 minutes. After the resident approached this woman, she reportedly became very belligerent and the resident decided to contact the Skokie Police Department. Within minutes Skokie Police Officers Duerig and Hart responded. The resident stated, "They began to ask her very pointed questions that were professional, polite, and yet still very inquisitive or information gathering.
I was immediately struck by how nicely but effectively they handled her and the situation." The resident continued, "I listened in on the entire event and the officers remained very professional without being overly demanding or harsh... After a lifetime of hearing many unfortunate interpretations of police calls in the press and after living in several different states to observe the different styles of law enforcement I can tell you without reservation that your officers represent Skokie, the greater community, and [the Skokie Police Department] with the utmost courtesy and professionalism, to all parties involved. I was quite impressed with their approach to a simple yet always potentially dangerous call."