Skokie and Lincolnwood police blotter for June 14, 2012
Updated: July 15, 2012 2:54PM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Skokie and Lincolnwood police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination.
Brian Lewkowsky, 37, of 9432 Lockwood Ave., Skokie, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. June 10 on the 3800 block of Oakton Street and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police saw his vehicle crashed into a building prior to his arrest.
German DeJesus, 25, of 1526 N. Talman Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 9:24 p.m. June 10 on the 8100 block of Crawford Avenue and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. DeJesus was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Graffiti was reportedly found at Devonshire Park at 7:04 p.m. June 9 on the 4400 block of Greenwood Street in Skokie. The writing, which was discovered on the railings of the gazebo in the center of the park, was written in purple marker, according to police.
An air conditioner was reported stolen from Home and Wound Care Physicians at 3:40 p.m. June 9 on the 8300 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police reported that wiring around the area where the air conditioner stood was severed with an unknown cutting tool. An estimated value of the air conditioner was not provided.
A Lenovo Thinkpad laptop computer and a Swiss Gear computer bag with an estimated value at $1,300, were reported stolen from the Double Tree Hotel at 1 p.m. June 8 on the 9500 block of Skokie Boulevard.
A Gucci wallet valued at $320 was reported stolen from Lifetime Fitness at 4:30 p.m. June 5 on the 5300 block of Old Orchard Road in Skokie. The victim reported that he left the key to his gym locker unattended on the side of the basketball court and speculated that the thief removed the key and used it to open the gym locker and remove the wallet.
A boy’s bicycle valued at $80 and a woman’s bicycle valued at $200 were reported stolen at 6 p.m. June 5 from the 9400 block of Leamington Street. The bicycles were reportedly removed from an unlocked area in the back yard.
A red Lawn Boy lawnmower valued at $150 was reported stolen at 1:13 p.m. June 7 on the 8600 block of Springfield Avenue. The lawnmower was removed from the back yard of the residence, according to police.
John Gabrail, 28, of 5238 Davis St., Skokie, was arrested June 5 on the 9000 block of Lockwood Avenue in Skokie and charged with evading an officer. Police responded to a report that Gabrail was attempting to sell a Global Positioning System navigation unit out of a Target bag to customers at McDonald’s restaurant on the 4800 block of Dempster Street. When police spotted Gabrail and asked him to stop and speak with them, Gabrail took off running, according to police. He was later captured after a foot chase on the 5200 block of Davis Street.
Police received a report of battery at the 7-Eleven at 11:32 p.m. June 7 on the 8300 block of Skokie Boulevard. According to police, an unknown person entered the store around 11:30 p.m. and attempted to purchase five packs of Newport cigarettes. When a debit card he attempted to use for the transaction was declined, the subject became angry, according to police. Police said the offender began walking around the store looking at merchandise, picked up a bag of Cheetos and slipped it into his left pocket. After the store clerk told him to leave immediately, the suspect became very angry and threw the Cheetos on the floor. He then tried to punch the clerk with his right fist before kicking a flower display next to the register. The suspect then picked up an empty flower vase and smashed it on the floor and threw a rose at the store clerk. According to police, the suspect then spit at the store clerk and on the store window before fleeing on foot.
Two bottles of vodka worth $65.98 were reported stolen at 9 p.m. June 4 from the Dominick’s store at 6850 McCormick Blvd. Four male subjects in their mid-to-late teens were reportedly seen fleeing the store on bicycles at the time of the incident.
A police trailer that signals speeds was reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. June 4 on the 6500 block of Kenton Avenue. The speed sign, lock and speed sign bracket were reported missing, and a plastic panel that captures speeds was egged, according to police. The estimated value of the speed trailer is $310.
Jesus De Vilda Zacarias, 53, of 3617 N. Laramie Ave., Chicago, was charged with theft after his arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Kohl’s at 3:19 p.m. on June 5. Security said Zacarias tried to leave the store without purchasing $143 in clothing.
Michael L. Spencer, 23, of 56610 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, was charged with attempted retail theft after his arrest at 3:42 p.m. June 7 at the Best Buy Mobile store on the 3300 block of Touhy Avenue. Security said Spencer was observed while attempting to cut the protective plastic covering of a Nokia Lumia 710 cell phone. Spencer also was charged with criminal damage to property less than $300.