Skokie Police Blotter for the week of Aug. 23, 2012
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:19AM
The following incidents were listed in 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.
A purse containing $280 and miscellaneous cards, a cell phone and prescription medicine was taken in a strong-armed robbery about 6:45 p.m. July 25 on the 9200 block of Lawler Avenue. Police said the victim was walking north on Lawler with her purse hanging from her shoulder when someone grabbed it and ran.
Eleven spent yellow shell casings were found after gunshots were heard at about 9 p.m. Aug. 10 on the 3600 block of Jarvis Avenue. Police said an employee for nearby Golan’s Moving and Storage heard about six to eight gunshots. He went to the window, police said, and saw a gray or light-brown minivan with its lights off, but was unable to provide a description of the driver. Another employee at a business said he heard the shots, as well. The case was under investigation.
A handbag valued at $250 was taken between 9 p.m. and 9:52 p.m. Aug. 13 from a vehicle parked in the lot of LA Fitness on the 3200 block of Touhy Avenue. Police said the rear passenger-side window was broken out to gain entry.
A safe, $800 in currency and an Xbox 360 gaming system valued at $300 were taken between 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8:36 p.m. Aug. 3 from a home on the 4900 block of Estes Avenue. The door on the west side of the residence was propped open and a video remote control was found in the doorway, police said. The entire residence was ransacked, police said.
A radio face plate valued at $50 was taken between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. July 27 from a vehicle parked on the 4200 block of Main Street. Police said the vehicle had been left unlocked.
A zipper wallet with miscellaneous items inside valued at $150 was taken between 10 p.m. June 28 and 8:15 a.m. June 29 from a vehicle parked on the 9100 block of Lamon Avenue. Police said the victim was unsure whether he had locked his vehicle.
A refrigerator valued at $2,000, a washer and dryer valued at $1,000, and a dishwasher valued at $500 were taken between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 5 from a home on the 5200 block of Davis Street. Police said all doors were secured. The victim believes someone with access to the home took the appliances, police said. The case was under investigation.
A laptop computer valued at $500 was taken between 9 p.m. Aug. 7 and 7 a.m. Aug. 8 from a vehicle parked on the 9300 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said the laptop was in the trunk, which the victim found open upon her return to her vehicle.
An attempt to break into a home was made about 2:42 p.m. Aug. 14 on the 8900 block of Bennett Avenue. Police said the victims were in their bedroom when they noticed a window being pushed up. Someone reached his hand inside the window when the victims screamed, police said. Police said the screen was cut open and a chair was found beneath the window.
A handbag valued at $250 and containing miscellaneous cards was taken between 9 p.m. and 9:52 p.m. Aug. 13 from a vehicle parked at LA Fitness on the 4600 block of Oakton Street. Police said the rear passenger-side window was shattered to gain entry, causing $500 in damage.
Michael R. Bozeman, 36, of 1765 State, Calumet City was awaiting bond court on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at about 1:33 a.m. Aug. 11 on the 4800 block of Dempster Street. Police said Bozeman was pulled over for erratic driving. Police said Bozeman did not have a drivers license because it was suspended for unpaid tickets. Bozeman failed sobriety tests, police said. He was also cited for improper lane usage and driving on a suspended license.
Munkhjargal Ulziibayar, 37, of 1980 Green Bay, Highland Park, is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 30 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at 2:22 a.m. Aug. 12 on the 8700 block of Lockwood Avenue. Police said Ulziibayar was standing next to his vehicle in the roadway after getting sick. He was also cited for improper parking on the roadway and having an expired registration.
Chanelle C. Brooks, 28, of 231 Callan, Skokie is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 23 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at about 1:36 a.m. Aug. 8 on the 8700 block of McCormick Boulevard. Police said Brooks was pulled over for not having her headlights on. Brooks failed sobriety tests, police said. She was also cited for driving without headlights when required and having no proof of insurance.
Khawa Y. Warda, 46, of 7941 N. Nordica, Niles, is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 1 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at about 1:54 a.m. Aug. 15 on the 4200 block of Oakton Street. Police said Warda violated a no turn sign at Crawford and Oakton and was pulled over. Warda failed sobriety tests. She was also cited for disobeying a traffic sign, failure to signal when required, following too closely and having no proof of insurance.
A girl, 16, was turned over to her mother and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 13 on a charge of possession of marijuana stemming from an incident about 9:14 p.m. Aug. 8 on the 10000 block of Lavergne Avenue. Police said they responded to a call at Lawler Park and found the teenager with a cigar containing suspect marijuana in her possession.
Jamal Hall, 19, of 8841 Lavergne, Skokie, is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 20 on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver stemming from an incident at about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 on the 8800 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said Hall had an active warrant on him for retail theft. Police found Hall in an alley on the 8800 block of Niles Center Road when he began running, refusing orders to stop. He finally put his hands up and laid face down on the ground, police said. Police said they found a bag containing marijuana in his possession, as well as 11 smaller bags each containing marijuana.
A 1993 Honda Del Sol valued at $5,000 was taken between 3:30 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. Aug. 13 while parked on the 8200 block of Knox Avenue. Police said the means of entry to the vehicle was unknown. The vehicle was later discovered in front of a garage door off an alley on the 8100 block of Skokie Boulevard, police said. Taken from the vehicle, police said, were a steering wheel valued at $150, a stereo valued at $100, a fire extinguisher valued at $90, two screwdrivers from inside the glove compartment, an intake manifold valued at $240 and headlight bulbs valued at $140. All missing items totaled $730, police said.
A 2003 Land Rover Range Rover valued at $15,000 was taken between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10:15 a.m. Aug. 10 while parked on the 4900 block of Greenwood Street. Police said there were no signs of forced entry. The victim thought he locked his door but he was not certain of it, police said.
Chimaya C. Barnett, 29, of 1956 Swindon, Hoffman Estates, is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5 on a retail-theft charge stemming from an incident about 12:05 p.m. Aug. 10 in Hollister at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said Barnett tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at $60.
A charcoal grill valued at $700 was taken between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 1 a.m. Aug. 11 from the outside of a home on the 7000 block of Lorel Avenue. Police said the grill was taken from a patio and was not secured.
An attempt to break into a home was made between 9 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 a.m. Aug. 10 on the 4500 block of Keeney Avenue. Police said a window was broken and bricks the victim uses to keep the window wells covered were moved with one of the wells found open. Entry was not gained, police said.
Currency of $340 was taken between 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 6 from The Lieberman Center on the 9700 block of Gross Point Road. Police said the money was taken from inside the victim’s purse, which was in a locked locker during the day.
A 2006 Volvo tractor-truck valued at $30,000 was taken between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 26 while parked on the 5000 block of Dempster Street. Police said the vehicle had been parked in rented space in a lot for the past six months.
A purse containing $500 and several pieces of jewelry and a drivers license was taken between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 9 from outside Brookstone at the Old Orchard mall. Police said the victim was selling jewelry at the open-air market when the purse was taken from underneath a stand.
Two bicycles valued at $300 were taken between midnight and 1:45 a.m. Aug. 17 from the back yard of a home on the 4800 block of Greenleaf Avenue. Police said the bicycles were locked together.
A teenager pulled down his pants and “mooned” a maintenance worker at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Devonshire Park on the 4400 block of Greenwood Avenue. The maintenance workers told police that he has been having escalating problems with a group of teens who regularly come into the field house to drink water and use the bathroom even though there are outside facilities. The teenagers threatened the maintenance worker and then one of them dropped his pants, police reported.
Two pigeons were struck by darts between 10:30 a.m. and noon Aug. 10 outside the movie theaters in Village Crossing on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road. Police said one pigeon was taken to the vet to remove a dart in its right shoulder. Police then got a call about a second pigeon struck with three darts. The pigeon was taken to the vet and had to be euthanized, police said.