Skokie Police Blotter for June 13-19, 2012
Updated: July 22, 2012 6:15AM
The following incidents were listed in 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.
A vehicle was broken into between noon and 11:59 p.m. June 10 while parked on the 4200 block of Lee Street. Police said there were no signs of forced entry and the doors were found unlocked. About $10 in coins were taken, police reported. Several other vehicles were broken into on the same block, police said.
An iPhone valued at nearly $300 was taken at about 10:17 p.m. June 10 from a vehicle parked on the 4200 block of Lee Street. Police said the door had been left unlocked. The vehicle was one of several on the block broken into, police said.
A vehicle was broken into at about 10:17 p.m. June 10 while parked on the 4300 block of Lee Street. The doors were unlocked, police said, and nothing was reported taken. This was one of a series of vehicle break-ins in the area.
Marquis Robinson, 22, of 4816 W. Mulford, Skokie, is scheduled to appear in court July 10 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident between 11:31 p.m. and 11:49 p.m. June 12 on the 7900 block of Lamon Avenue. Police said Robinson was pulled over for speeding and erratic driving. Robinson failed sobriety tests, police said. A open bottle of beer was found inside his vehicle, police said. He was also cited for transportation of an open container of alcohol and speeding, police said.
Imran Rana, 24, of 8742 Drake, Skokie, is scheduled to appear in court July 16 on a charge of possession of marijuana stemming from an incident between 11:22 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. June 9 on the 4700 block of Washington Street. Police said Rana was inside a vehicle with several people. A cigar containing marijuana was found next to him, which he threw out the window, police said. He was also cited for depositing trash onto the street.
A lawn mower valued at $150 was taken between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 7 from the rear yard of a home on the 8600 block of Springfield Avenue.
A wallet valued at $400 and containing $200 in cash and miscellaneous cards was taken between 8 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. June 12 from the cafeteria at Lifetime Fitness on the 5300 block of Old Orchard Road. Police said the victim placed her wallet on the counter before it was taken.
Scrap metal items including car parts were taken between 6 p.m. June 7 and 8 a.m. June 9 from Collision Centers of America on the 5000 block of Dempster Street. Police said the scrap metal was inside a Dumpster on the grounds when it was taken. Police said a red pickup truck has been seen on the grounds at times. The case is still under investigation.
An air conditioning unit valued at $386 was taken at about 1 p.m. May 22 from a fenced-in backyard on the 8200 block of Lockwood Avenue. Three pieces of cut wire were found on the ground, police said.
A bike valued at $500 was taken between 10 p.m. June 9 and 12:05 a.m. June 10 from the front lawn of a residence on the 9400 block of Drake Street. Police said the bike had been left unlocked.
Brandy M. Jones, 23, of 4950 N. Marine Drive, Chicago; and Monique G. Bussell, 20, of 5933 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, were scheduled to appear in court June 19 on retail theft charges stemming from an incident between 5:15 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. June 10 in Old Navy on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard. The suspects tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at about $100, police said.
Timothy Francis Heffernan, 47, of 202 Michael Manor, Glenview, was scheduled to appear in court June 14 on a felony public indecency charge stemming from an incident between 1:40 p.m. and 2:16 p.m. June 12 outside Bloomingdale’s at Westfield Old Orchard. Heffernan was seen driving around the mall completely naked in a pickup truck, police said. Heffernen was also seen by a witness standing in the mall garage fondling himself, and other witnesses also reported seeing the suspect naked, police said. Heffernen was stopped by police while traveling westbound on Golf Road from Harms Avenue. He had three prior convictions for public indecency, police said.
A pellet was fired through the rear window of a home between 11 p.m. June 11 and 2 p.m. June 12 on the 3300 block of Crain Street. The victim told police she also earlier heard a light hammering sound in the rear of her house but she did not know if it was related to the broken window.
A pair of Skechers sneakers valued at $59.99 were reported stolen from Kohl’s in the Lincolnwood Town Center at 8:45 p.m. June 13. Security said the suspect was observed trying on the shoes before placing her old shoes into the shoebox, putting it back on the shelf and exiting the store. No suspects are in custody.
Nohemi Pereira, 41, of 8201 Kildare Ave., Skokie, was charged with theft after her arrest at Carson’s in the Lincolnwood Town Center at 5 p.m. June 13. Security said Pereira tried to leave the store without purchasing two pairs of women’s bracelets valued at $43.70.
A robbery was reported on the 3600 block of North Shore Avenue at 10:30 p.m. June 12. The victim reported that after she exited her vehicle in front of her residence a man grabbed her from behind and covered her mouth with one hand. The suspect then grabbed her purse and ran to a waiting vehicle nearby, according to police. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic with short dark hair and a medium build and approximately 40-50 years old. The vehicle was described as a dark colored mini-van or small SUV.
A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle at Shell Gas Station, 6400 N. Lincoln Ave., at 6 p.m. June 12. The victim said the wallet was taken from her purse, which was in the backseat of her unlocked vehicle, when she went into the gas station to pay for the gas. The wallet was later recovered but cash and credit cards were reported missing, according to police.
Cash in the amount of $50 was stolen from the Ghost Armor kiosk in the Lincolnwood Town Center mall between 9 p.m. June 5 and 9:35 a.m. June 6. An employee discovered the kiosk’s security curtain unzipped and the cash drawer forced open when he opened the business in the morning. No suspects are in custody.
A Rolex watch and several pieces of David Yurman jewelry estimated to be valued at $5,000 were stolen from a home on the 6400 block of Kolmar Avenue between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. June 11. The victim told police she had pulled into her garage and was approached by a white male subject who stated he was “Mr. Kowlaski from the water department.” After the suspect entered and later left the home, the victim checked her dresser and noticed the missing jewelry, according to police. The suspect spoke unaccented English and is described as middle aged with dark hair.
Someone broke into an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on the 6600 block of Leroy Avenue at 9:24 p.m. June 10. The victim had parked the car in the driveway for about two minutes and had entered her home before walking back outside and witnessing a male suspect sitting in the driver’s side seat and rummaging through the vehicle. The offender fled on foot after the victim called out to him. Nothing was removed from the vehicle. The suspect is described as a white male about six feet tall in his 20’s.