Police Blotter for May 14
Updated: June 18, 2012 8:12AM
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.
Four tires and rims valued at $800 were taken between 8 p.m. May 6 and 8 a.m. May 7 from a vehicle parked on the 7900 block of Niles Avenue.
A woman’s road bike valued at $200 was taken between 10:30 a.m. and noon May 6 from a garage on the 8800 block of Ewing Avenue. Police said there was no evidence of forced entry to the garage.
A residence was entered between noon April 20 and 5:03 p.m. May 3 on the 5300 block of Lee Street. Police said there were signs of forced entry. No one had occupied the residence for a couple of years although the home was furnished, police said.
Various tools and a bicycle were taken between 9 p.m. May 2 and 4:53 p.m. May 3 from a detached garage on the 5200 block of Davis Street. Police said the service garage door had been left unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry, police said.
Three tool boxes containing tools valued at $1,000 and 12 beer steins were taken between 3 p.m. May 1 and 8 a.m. May 2 from a detached garage on the 10000 block of Bronx Avenue. The victim told police the door was locked and there were no signs of forced entry.
Jewelry valued at $5,000, a camera valued at $200, currency of $100 and a laptop computer valued at $500 were taken between 7:45 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. May 2 on the 9200 block of Springfield Avenue. Police said the items were taken from different rooms in the residence.
Tadeusz P. Kupiec, 24, of 8222 Kilpatrick, Skokie is scheduled to appear in court June 19 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at about 5:03 a.m. May 5 on the 5400 block of Long Avenue. Police said Kupiec lost control of his vehicle while making a turn and struck a light pole. Police said Kupiec was given sobriety tests before being arrested. He was also cited for several traffic offenses.
Jason Chueng, 31, of 15610 Stearns, Chicago, is scheduled to appear in court May 16 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at about 1:32 a.m. April 22 on the 8800 block of Lockwood Avenue. Police said Chueng was pulled over for erratic driving and then failed sobriety tests. He was also cited for improper lane usage.
Antonio Gomez-Perez, 22, of 2526 N. Luna, Chicago is scheduled to appear in court May 7 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance stemming from an incident at 11:35 a.m. April 11 on the 10000 block of Lawler Avenue. Police said Gomez-Perez was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt. Police said they found a dollar bill with cocaine inside in his possession.
Steven J. Mendro, 35, of 8000 Skokie Blvd., Skokie is scheduled to appear in court early morning May 5 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident between 12:37 a.m. and 12:55 a.m. on the 8000 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said Mendro was speeding and driving erratically. Police said Mendro failed sobriety tests. He was also cited with driving under the influence of alcohol.
A 1982 Budd Trailer valued at $2,500 was taken between 5 p.m. May 4 and 8 a.m. May 7 while parked on the 7300 block of Hamlin Avenue. The trailer was used to store factory machines that are to be refurbished.
A projector valued at $230 was taken at 8:30 p.m. May 2 from Brookstone at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said the projector was taken from a cabinet while the sales person was helping other customers.
A bicycle was taken between 2:10 p.m. and 6:53 p.m. May 5 from a bike rack at the AMC Showplace at Village Crossing on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road. Police said a cable lock was cut to get to the bike.
James T. Mahoney, 25, of 5614 N. Mulligan, Chicago is scheduled to appear in court May 6 on a retail theft charge stemming from an incident between 4:45 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. May 6 in Nordstrom at the Old Orchard mall. Police said Mahoney tried to leave the store without paying for socks valued at $26.