Skokie Police Blotter for the week of Jan. 3, 2013
Updated: February 4, 2013 6:42AM
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.
Mirel Hanic, 32, of 9515 N. Kedvale, Skokie, was scheduled to appear in court Dec. 28 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident that occurred on the 3300 block of Howard Street. Police said Hanic was pulled over for speeding, erratic driving and other traffic violations and then failed sobriety tests. He was also cited for speeding, failure to signal when changing lanes, making an improper turn and improper lane usage.
Todd Jaffe, 41, of 7810 Lowell, Skokie, is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 9 on a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a Dec. 24 incident on the 7800 block of Kostner Avenue. Police said Jaffe was stopped at a railroad crossing with his foot on the brake while he was asleep at the wheel. Jaffe did not possess a valid driver’s license and failed sobriety tests, police said.
Ninous Zomaia, 25, of 6052 N. Claremont, Chicago, was awaiting a court date on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs stemming from a Dec. 22 incident on the 7800 block of Keystone Avenue. Police were called to the scene on a report of someone stumbling in the middle of the street near a parked vehicle. Zomaia failed sobriety tests, police said. He was also cited with failure to wear a safety belt and improper parking on the roadway.
Cristian C. Pazmino, 19, of 9151 Kostner, Skokie, is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 1 on a charge of resisting a police officer stemming from an incident that occurred between 11 p.m. Dec. 20 and 12:33 a.m. Dec. 21 on the 3300 block of Dempster Street. Police were called to the scene because of a report of 40 people screaming and yelling at each other at the Kush Hooka Lounge. Police said Pazmino was fighting in the street, laying on top of the victim and pushing his head into the pavement. When police ordered Pazmino to stop fighting, he refused, they said. When Pazmino was allegedly resisting police, a K-9 dog broke out the driver’s side glass window pane of a squad car in an attempt to help the officer, police said. Pazmino was also cited with consumption of alcohol by a minor.
A male, 15, was cited for possession of marijuana stemming from a Dec. 14 incident at Niles West High School on the 5700 block of Oakton Street. Police said the teen was seen throwing a bag in a garbage can that contained suspected marijuana. He was referred to the village’s Youth Court.
A female, 15, was cited for possession of marijuana stemming from a Dec. 13 incident at Niles West High School on the 5700 block of Oakton Street. Police said a student who wanted to remain anonymous reported that another student smoked marijuana and had marijuana in her locker. Police said the suspect’s locker was searched and a container with marijuana inside was found there. The teen was referred to the Skokie Youth Court.
Joann Lohans, 50, of 7718 W. Foster, Skokie, was awaiting a court date on a theft charge stemming from a Dec. 7 incident at Niles West High School on the 5700 block of Oakton Street. Police said Lohans, an employee of Organic Life who works as a cashier in the cafeteria, took $20 from the cash register, concealed it in a pocket and never returned it.~.