Skokie, Lincolnwood police blotter for June 26 through July 2, 2012
Updated: August 6, 2012 6:42AM
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 cell phone valued at about $80 was taken between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. June 21 from a vehicle parked at the CTA Train Yards on the 3700 block of Oakton Street. Police said the victim left the key in the ignition with the motor running when he went to check on the compressors. During that time, the phone was taken, police said.
A purse valued at $200 containing glasses and checkbooks was taken between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. June 21 from a vehicle parked in the Bloomingdale’s parking lot at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said the driver’s side window was shattered to gain entry.
Two wallets were taken from a purse between 8 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. June 21 from a vehicle parked in a garage on the 3700 block of Davis Street. Police said the victim left the purse in her vehicle with the garage door open. One wallet was later found nearby, but the other wallet containing $60 in cash and other cards was missing, police said.
A mountain bike valued at $2,000 was taken between noon June 23 and 10 a.m. June 24 from the basement of a building on the 8800 block of Lamon Avenue. Police said a storage locker lock was cut to gain access to the bike.
A wallet valued at $250 with $200 in cash inside was taken between 8:30 p.m. June 24 and 10 a.m. June 25 from a vehicle parked on the 8400 block of Latrobe Avenue. Police said the rear window was broken out to gain entry.
A GPS navigation unit valued at $120, an iPod valued at $100 and a pair of gloves valued at $25 were taken between 8 p.m. June 24 and 7 a.m. June 25 from a vehicle parked on the 9000 block of Keating Avenue. Police said the vehicle was left unlocked and parked in a rear lot of a condominium building.
A backpack valued at $70 and containing restaurant gift cards valued at $100 and a cell phone charger were stolen between 5:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. June 24 from a vehicle parked on the 3400 block of Oakton Street. Police said the drivers side rear window was broken out to gain entry.
Teddy’s Hair Salon was broken into between 6:30 p.m. June 26 and 7:50 a.m. June 27 on the 4400 block of Oakton Street. Police said the door was found open and the cash register had been moved to the floor behind the front desk. It was unknown at the time what was taken.
A bicycle was taken between 5 p.m. June 17 and 4 p.m. June 23 from a detached garage on the 8500 block of Keystone Avenue.
Headlights, intake valves, speakers and other vehicle accessories valued in total at $450 were taken between 2 a.m. and 11 a.m. June 24 from a vehicle parked on the 8200 block of Springfield Avenue. The vehicle was parked in front of the victim’s house, police said.
Ricardo Matthews, 31, of 2011 Grey Ave., Evanston, is scheduled to appear in court July 23 on a charge of fleeing to elude an officer stemming from an incident at about 1:03 a.m. June 27 on the 3300 block of Dempster Street. Bahroze Hussain, 20, of 6758 N. Lemai, Lincolnwood is scheduled to appear in court at the same time on a retail theft charge related to the incident. Police said Hussain took a drink valued at under $1 from a convenience store without paying. Police pursued the vehicle, driven by Matthews and occupied by two females as well as Hussain, in a high-speed chase. Police said Matthews eventually was pulled over in Evanston.
Marcos Corral, 20, of 3444 Sunset Lane, Franklin Park, is scheduled to appear in court July 12 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at about 2:45 a.m. June 23 on the 8000 block of McCormick Boulevard. Police said Corral was pulled over for speeding and then failed sobriety tests. He also was charged with speeding.
Alan B. Chislof, 25, of 718 Equestrian Drive, Wheeling, is scheduled to appear in court July 23 on a possession of marijuana charge stemming from an incident between 7:56 p.m. and 8:33 p.m. June 27 on the 3400 block of Oakton Street. Police said Chislof was pulled over because a rear seat passenger was not wearing a safety belt. Police said marijuana was found inside the vehicle as well as a smoking pipe. He also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A bicycle valued at $300, attached to a vehicle bike rack, was taken at about 12:40 p.m. June 23 from a vehicle parked in a lot on the 5400 block of Touhy Avenue. Police said the victim came out of the store, Party City, and saw someone riding a bike that had been locked to the vehicle. She chased the rider but was not able to catch him, police said.
A bicycle valued at $250 was taken between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. June 21 from the west side of a building on the 5300 block of Golf Road. Police said the bicycle was left unlocked.
An iPod valued at $250 was taken between 1 p.m. June 21 and noon June 23 from a residence on the 9000 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said the last place the victim saw the device was in her bedroom.
A laptop computer valued at $1,500 was taken between 12:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 23 at the Doubletree Hotel on the 9500 block of Skokie Boulevard. The victim, police said, gave a speech at the hotel and then entered the bathroom. She may have left her laptop on the sink when she left the bathroom, police said. She later returned to the bathroom and could not find the laptop, police said.
A racing bicycle valued at $2,500 was taken between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. June 23 from Skokie Garden Condominiums on the 8800 block of Niles Center Road. Police said the bicycle was secured to a metal bar by cable in the common parking garage. An unknown cutting tool was used to cut the cable, police said.
Clothes valued at $1,000 were taken at about 2:08 p.m. June 21 from Akira at the Old Orchard mall.
Three bicycles were taken between 11 p.m. and 11:34 p.m. June 26 from the rear of an apartment building on the 9100 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said the bicycles were older and unlocked to a bike rack.
A wedding ring with a band valued at $3,500 was taken between 2:30 p.m. June 25 and 7:30 a.m. June 26 from the bedroom of a home on the 3900 block of Cleveland Avenue. Police said the ring was on a ring holder. The case is still under investigation.
Two double-pane windows were broken between 6 p.m. June 21 and 7:30 a.m. June 22 at the Gross Point Medical Center on the 9600 block of Gross Point Road. Two chunks of concrete and a smaller stone were laying near the windows. The damage is estimated at $500.
Andrew Morris, 21, of 147-39 71st Road, Flushing, N.Y., was arrested at 1:07 a.m. June 18 on the 4000 block of West Touhy Avenue and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Morris was arrested after police observed him attempting to pump gas at a closed station and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath as he spoke. Upon a search of Morris’s vehicle, police discovered a white tube sock that contained a metal smoking pipe that had marijuana residue inside of it, according to police.
Armando Garcia, Jr., 23, of 5824 N. Bernard St., Chicago, was arrested at 2:50 a.m. June 25 on the 3900 block of Greenleaf Avenue and charged with driving under the influence. Police said Garcia’s vehicle ran a red light on the intersection of Lincoln Street and Crawford Avenue. While speaking with police, Garcia admitted to drinking and smoking at least three blunts of marijuana about 10 hours before his arrest, according to police Garcia also was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle, having an expired registration and failure to stop at an intersection.
Loretta Bejgiert, 32, of 7237 W. Clarence Ave., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Kohl’s at 2:45 p.m. June 25. Security said Bejgiert tried to leave the store without paying for a necklace valued at $20.
Candida Mora-Martinez, 35, of 4907 N. Rockwell Ave., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Carson’s at 6:40 p.m. June 25. Security said Mora-Martinez tried to leave the store without paying for a men’s handkerchief valued at $13.
Yesenia Saez, 39, of 5858 W. School St., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Carson’s at 3:30 p.m. June 27. Security said Saez tried to leave the store without paying for a set of drinking glasses valued at $16.48.
A bicycle valued at $200 was reported stolen from Bryn Mawr Country Club on the 6600 block of Crawford Avenue. The bike was reportedly stolen between 6:30 a.m. June 27 and 2:30 p.m. June 28 and was missing from a bike rack behind the caddy shack.
Patricia Meighan, 48, of 4204 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Gap at 2:30 p.m. June 27. Security said Meighan tried to leave the store without paying for women’s perfume valued at $34.99.
Sonya Le, 20, of 3305 W. Foster St., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Kohl’s at 11:52 June 21. Security said Le tried to leave the store without paying for jewelry valued at $44.
Valonique S. Woodfork, 19, of 1052 N. Massasoit Ave., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at Lincolnwood Town Center at 11:10 a.m. June 19. Security said she was observed leaving Kohl’s without paying for $131 worth of women’s clothing. Police searched her vehicle and also discovered $111.79 in unpaid clothing from New York & Co., which was returned later to the store.
Myunghee Grady, 35, of 6453 N. Fairfield Ave., Chicago, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Carson’s at 4:21 p.m. June 20. Security said she was observed leaving the store without paying for $158 in clothing.
Carmen Irizarry, 52, of 6713 Monticello St., Lincolnwood, was charged with theft after her arrest at the Lincolnwood Town Center Carson’s at 5:40 p.m. June 20. Security said Irizarry was observed leaving the store without paying for a pair of sunglasses valued at $60.
A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway on the 3800 block of Estes Avenue between 5:15 and 5:25 p.m. June 18. The purse was stolen through an open front passenger side window, according to police.
About $20 in change was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the driveway of the 7000 block of Lincoln Avenue at 7:55 p.m. June 18. According to police, the vehicle owner saw a male wearing a black Yankees baseball hat and a sleeveless white T-shirt enter his vehicle.
Rodolfo Barrundia, 28, of 2451 N. Kildare Ave., Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct at Lincolnwood Town Center at 7:24 p.m. June 20. Security called police after Barrundia was observed knocking over display signs throughout the mall before walking into the T-Mobile store, pushing over a computer monitor and cursing at employees. Barrundia also threatened to physically harm a mall security guard, according to police.