Updated: July 29, 2012 6:35AM
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 at about 10:18 p.m. June 10 on the 4300 block of Lee Street. Police learned of the break-in while they were investigating a series of car burglaries in the area, police said. The vehicle was parked in the victim’s driveway and may have been unlocked. Police said nothing was reported taken.
A vehicle was broken into between 8 p.m. June 16 and 11:05 a.m. June 17 while parked on the 4200 block of Lee Street. Police said the vehicle was unlocked and parked in a driveway. Nothing was reported taken at the time. The vehicle burglary was one of a series in the area.
An iPad valued at $450, a camera valued at $425, a laptop computer, a wallet containing $50 and an iPhone were taken at about 10:20 p.m. June 16 from a home on the 8500 block of Kedvale Avenue. Police said the victim keeps the front and rear doors of the home unlocked. Police said the victims were at home but did not see the suspects. The case is still under investigation.
A wheel cover valued at $118 was taken between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. June 14 from a vehicle parked in the lot of Westfield Old Orchard.
A GPS navigation unit valued at $100 was taken between 9 p.m. June 14 and 7 a.m. June 15 from a vehicle parked on the 9000 block of Kilbourn Avenue. Police said the vehicle had been left unlocked.
A purse with $100 in cash and miscellaneous items inside was taken between 8:05 p.m. and 8:59 p.m. June 14 from a vehicle parked on the 9300 block of Lawndale Avenue. Police said the victim was playing tennis and heard the sound of glass shattering. When she returned to her vehicle, police said, the front passenger’s side window was broken out and the purse was gone.
An attempt to break into a residence was made between noon May 27 and 10 a.m. June 4 on the 9000 block of Ewing Avenue. Police said there were pry marks near the front door and the lock was broken. There was no evidence that entry was gained.
A vehicle was broken into between 8 p.m. June 16 and 11:05 a.m. June 17 from a vehicle parked on the 4200 block of Lee Street. The vehicle was unlocked and nothing appeared missing, police said.
A motorcyclist refused to stop at about 6:17 a.m. June 19 when police tried to pull him over on the 4000 block of Dempster Street. Police said the suspect was speeding. Police caught up to the motorcycle at 4200 Dempster when the driver slowed down but did not pull over. He turned into the parking lot of Lubavitch Chabad Congregation as if he was stopping for the officer but then headed northwest on Karlov Avenue, police said. Police said the officer tried to catch up to him again but was unable to do so, and estimated that the suspect was driving at 100 mph.
A purse valued at $88 and containing $200 in cash, car keys and miscellaneous cards was taken between 4 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. June 16 from a customer at Macy’s at the Old Orchard mall. Police said the purse was taken from the seat of a stroller.
A backpack containing nursing textbooks valued at $305 was taken between 8:15 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. June 18 from the lobby of a building on the 8500 block of Niles Center Road. Police said she left the backpack behind and went back to retrieve it, but it was gone.
Two air conditioner units valued at $4,000 were taken between noon June 5 and 3 p.m. June 14 from CompMed Home Health on the 5100 block of Dempster Street. The units were located on the east side of the building, police said.
Two aluminum awnings valued at $400 were taken between 9 p.m. and 10:13 p.m. June 15 from the side of a building on the 9100 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said the awnings had been delivered to the victim that morning and he was going to install them the following day.
Four bracelets valued at $4,000 were taken between 3:30 p.m. June 16 and 10 a.m. June 17 from a home on the 4000 block of Dobson Street. Police said a house warming party attended by 35 friends and family members was held at the victim’s home. The bracelets were inside a bedroom dresser drawer underneath several pieces of clothing, police said.
Barbara Jaskot, 60, of 5330 W. Windsor Ave., Chicago, is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 2 on a retail theft charge stemming from an incident between 1:20 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. June 18 in Macy’s at the Old Orchard mall. Police said Jaskot tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at more than $152. Jaskot also had a pair of pliers in her possession, allegedly to remove sensors from clothing. She also was charged with unlawful possession of a theft-detection device.
Various items including a washer and dryer and stove, all valued at $630, were taken between Jan. 1 and June 1 from an unsecured storage area in the basement of a building on the 4900 block of Hull Street.
A pair of pants containing a wallet with $300 inside and keys were taken between 9:12 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. June 19 from a locker at Lifetime Fitness on the 5300 block of Old Orchard Road. There were no signs of forced entry to the locker, police said.
A cooling tower was vandalized between 5:30 p.m. June 13 and 10 a.m. June 14 at a building on the 10000 block of Old Orchard Court. Police said the basement window was broken out and a pipe leading to the cooling tower was pulled, causing water to spray in the basement. The building manager told police he believes someone was trying to shut off the water and overheat the system. Damage was estimated at $4,000.
Hector O. Borges, 25, of 6528 N. Sacramento Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 8:10 p.m. June 13 on the 6200 block of Lincoln Avenue and charged with possession of marijuana. Borges was stopped when police observed his vehicle fail to yield entering into the westbound lane when making a lefthand turn onto westbound Devon Avenue. Police found a rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance during a search of the vehicle after Borges admitted to officers that he had just smoked a blunt, according to police. He also was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle, making an improper left turn and driving on a suspended license.
Amy Leung, 35, of 1110 W. 15th St., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at 5:21 p.m. on June 14 at the Lincolnwood Town Center Kohl’s. Security said Leung tried to leave the store without purchasing $145.98 in clothing and shoes.
An iPod estimated to be valued at $300 was reported stolen from Walgreens at 11:19 a.m. June 15 on the 6700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The victim told officers she left her iPod on the photo counter checkout area for several minutes before she returned and discovered it missing. Police said an unidentified female was seen on surveillance video placing the iPod into her purse.
Two yard flamingos estimated to be valued at $250 were reported stolen at 7 a.m. June 15 from the 7200 block of Lowell Avenue.
Maria B. Margarita, 53, of 2805 W. Coyle Ave., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Gap at 2:30 p.m. June 16. Security said Margarita tried to leave the store without paying for $53 in clothing.
Jesus Pama, 33, of 6134 N. Oakley Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 11:22 p.m. June 24 on the 6700 block of McCormick Boulevard and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level greater than .08. Pama was stopped when police saw his vehicle speeding and changing lanes without signaling.