Updated: July 3, 2012 10:45AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Skokie Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination.
Two bicycles valued at $775 and a set of golf clubs valued at $200 were taken between 4 p.m. May 19 and 6:30 a.m. May 20 from a detached residential garage on the 5100 block of Morse Avenue. Police said access to the garage was gained possibly through an unlocked side door.
A garage was broken into between noon May 1 and 9 a.m. May 16 on the 9300 block of East Prairie Road. Police said a door handle from a storm door was broken off to gain entry. Nothing was reported taken.
A porcelain doll valued at $400, lava lamps valued at $180, six lithographs valued at $1,500, strobe laser lamps valued at $450 and 13 boxes of antiques and figurines valued at $17,770 were taken between noon April 1 and noon May 15 from a public storage facility on the 8200 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said a lock was broken off of a storage facility to gain entry.
A Global Positioning System navigation unit valued at $300 was taken between 7 p.m. May 17 and 7 a.m. May 18 from a vehicle parked on the 9100 block of Terminal Avenue. Police said a spark plug was used to break out the passenger’s side window to gain entry.
A residence was broken into between 2:50 p.m. and 3:04 p.m. May 22 on the 4300 block of Church Street. Police said a tool was used to pry out the top dead bolt on a door. There was no report of anything taken.
Two televisions and a PlayStation 2 console were taken between 9:15 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. May 14 from a residence on the 9200 block of Lavergne Avenue. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the residence. The case is still under investigation.
A box containing cat litter was taken between 7 p.m. May 22 and 7:30 a.m. May 23 from a vehicle parked on the 9000 block of Knox Avenue. Police said someone used a sharp tool to cut a hole in the vehicle’s convertible roof to gain entry. Police said the sealed box was removed, placed on the grass and then opened. The box with the cat litter inside was left behind. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $1,500.
A wallet valued at $50, with $20 cash and miscellaneous cards inside, was taken between 3:30 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. May 21 from a vehicle parked on the 9100 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said the vehicle had been left unlocked.
Two vehicle stereos valued at $3,400 were taken between 7 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. May 23 from two vehicles parked on the 7600 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said the automobiles were not locked.
Brett C. Stephens, 23, of 9541 Kildare Ave., 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 1:15 a.m. May 21 on the 3900 block of Church Street. Police said the vehicle was pulled over for having purple headlights. Stephens failed sobriety tests, police said. He also was cited with illegal use of a lighting system.
Four or five gunshots were heard between 3:19 p.m. and 3:21 p.m. May 23 on the 4900 block of Louise Avenue. Police said someone sitting in his apartment heard the shots coming from the south alley off of Louise. He told police he saw two males running from the alley and then entering a vehicle and fleeing the scene. Police said they found several pieces of bullet casing in the area.
A cell phone valued at $200 and a wallet with $10 cash and miscellaneous cards inside were taken between 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. May 19 from a locker room at LA Fitness on the 3200 block of Touhy Avenue. Police said the locker had been secured when the items were taken.
A cell phone valued at $350 was taken between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 16 from Maggiano’s at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said the victim placed the phone on a bar stool when it was taken.
Two leaf blowers valued at $600 were taken between 1:45 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. May 22 from a trailer parked on the 5200 block of George Street. Police said the blowers were not secured and kept on a shelf in the rear of the open trailer.
A bicycle valued at $300 was taken at about 4:08 p.m. May 22 from outside McDonald’s on the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue. Police said a male was seen riding the bicycle away.
A cell phone valued at more than $311 was taken at 4:53 p.m. May 24 from the Skokie Public Library on the 5200 block of Oakton Street. Police said the victim could not find her phone when she sat on a bench outside the library.
Lasey Kim, 42, of 1318 W. Winona St., Chicago, is scheduled to appear in court May 29 on a retail theft charge stemming from an incident between 12:37 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 19 in Macy’s at the Westfield Old Orchard mall. Police said Kim tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at about $140. Merchandise from other stores also was found in her possession, police said.