Police Blotter for April 30
Updated: June 4, 2012 10:38AM
The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Skokie 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 54-year-old man who recently moved to Skokie was the victim of a strong-armed robbery between 11:20 p.m. and 11:25 p.m. April 20 on the 7800 block of Lamon Avenue. Police said the victim was bleeding from his mouth and nose, and his lower teeth were “off center,” when he waived down a police officer. The victim, police said, had just departed from a bus on Oakton Street when he was approached by two young men. Police said he was asked by one man if he had the time and then for a dollar, but before the victim answered, he was punched in the mouth by the other suspect. Police said the two males took $250 in cash from the victim’s jacket pocket. The victim had trouble dialing 911 because he felt dizzy and was in pain, police said.
A laptop computer, digital video games and accessories and women’s jewelry were taken between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. April 20 from a residence on the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue. Police said the means of entry to the apartment are unknown. The items were taken from different rooms, police said.
A tire and rim valued at $350 were taken between 9 p.m. March 16 and 9 a.m. March 23 from a vehicle parked on the 5000 block of Dobson Street.
A GPS navigation unit valued at $200 was taken between 7 p.m. April 18 and 7 a.m. April 19 from a vehicle parked on the 5200 block of Cleveland Avenue. Police said a passenger’s side window was shattered to gain entry.
A flat screen television, an iPod and several pieces of jewelry were taken between 8:30 a.m. and 5:46 p.m. April 19 from a residence on the 4800 block of Lee Street. The rear door to the kitchen was opened by breaking the small glass window on the door to gain entry, police said.
Miscellaneous items including beer steins and antique clocks valued at between $180 and $250 were taken between 5 p.m. April 24 and 4:53 p.m. April 25 from a residence on the 4900 block of Jerome Avenue. Police said a garbage bag was found in front of a garage door and a window was found open in a back bedroom. The back kitchen door was also found unlocked, police said. The beer steins were located in a display case in the living room while the clocks were on a mantle also in the living room, police said.
Aleshia Shatsina, 28, of 6814 N. Kilbourn, Lincolnwood, is scheduled to appear in court May 10 on a felony retail theft charge stemming from an incident between 6:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. April 21 in Nordstrom at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said Shatsina tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at $1,341.
Two shopping bags containing merchandise valued at $450 were taken between 5:35 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. April 21 in Macy’s at the Old Orchard mall. Police said the victim put the bags down to tend to her baby in a stroller and left without taking them. Police said the bags were gone when she returned.
Gary Wayne Dobert, 29, of 2868 S. 68th St., Milwaukee, is scheduled to appear in court May 7 on a felony retail theft charge stemming from an incident between 11:40 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. April 21 in the Apple store at the Old Orchard mall. Police said Dobert tried to leave the store without paying for software valued at nearly $480.
An iPhone valued at $400 was taken between 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. April 20 from the AMC Theaters in Village Crossing on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road. The victim told police she believes the phone fell under her chair and someone took it.
A cell phone valued at $250 was taken between 8:10 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. April 20 from the AMC Theaters in Village Crossing on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road. Police said the phone was taken from the victim’s zipped jacket pocket.
Jakar D. Thomas, 18, of 6604 S. California, Chicago, was scheduled to appear in court March 28 on felony theft charge stemming from an incident between 4 p.m. and 4:17 p.m. March 16 on the 3400 block of Church Street. Police said Thomas took an Apple iPod from the victim who was walking home from Evanston High School. Police said the victim was able to identify the suspect quickly after the incident and he was detained.
Shelia Perry, 42, of 4944 W. Huron, Chicago, was arrested for retail theft stemming from an incident between 2:30 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. March 28 in Ulta on the 9600 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said Perry tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at $170.
A 2006 Triumph motorcycle was taken between 9 a.m. April 15 and 7 p.m. April 22 while parked on the 9700 block of Woods Drive.
The father of a 19-year-old female found the upper torso of a mannequin covered with a red substance at about noon April 18 near a garage on the 4000 block of Dobson Street. Police said the man’s daughter recently ended a relationship. The case is still under investigation.
Orlando Yepes, 53, of 9242 Gross Point Road, Skokie, is scheduled to appear in court May 17 on a criminal damage charge stemming from an incident at 6:19 p.m. April 19 at Jewel on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said Yepes damaged a toilet inside the Jewel washroom after a customer complained her was harassing her. Police said pieces from the toilet were laying on the floor and inside the toilet. The damage is estimated at $200.