Skokie Police blotter
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
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 cell phone valued at $150 was taken between 7:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 6 from a teenager riding a bicycle on the 4800 block of Hull Street. Police said a male approached asking if the victim had change for a $50 bill. When he said he didn’t have change, the suspect rode off, police said. Police said the same man approached the victim from behind shortly later and punched him in the head, causing him to fall off his bicycle and onto the pavement. The man took his cell phone and rode his bicycle away, police said. The bicycle was later recovered in Tecumseh Park, police said.
Jewelry valued at $10,000 and about $1,000 in currency were taken between 1 p.m. and 10:18 p.m. May 6 from a residence on the 7700 block of Kildare Avenue. Police said entry to the residence was made through a rear window. The cash was taken from a cash box sitting on top of a dining room table. Police said it appeared as though every room in the residence had been entered.
An attempt to break into a residence was made between 8:15 p.m. and 11:04 p.m. May 6 on the 7700 block of Kenneth Avenue. Police said a kitchen storm window had been shattered. Police said it did not appear as though entry to the residence was gained.
Tools valued at $5,000 were taken between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 9 from a vehicle parked at Lifetime Fitness on the 5300 block of Old Orchard Road. The front passenger’s side window was popped out to gain entry, police said. The tools were taken from the rear of the van, police said.
An attempt to break into a residence was made between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 9 on the 8000 block of Kolmar Avenue. Police said the victim noticed that her front door did not close properly and had been damaged. A gate in the backyard leading to an alley was also left open, police said.
A computer bag, a set of ear buds and a pair of sunglasses all valued at at least $200 were taken between 7:40 p.m. and 10:18 p.m. May 9 from a vehicle parked in Village Crossing on the 7000 block of Carpenter Road. Police said the driver’s side window was smashed out to gain entry.
Jonathan W. Bradley, 24, of 8937 Lincolnwood, Skokie, is scheduled to appear in court June 16 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an incident at 2:32 a.m. May 9 on the 3900 block of Enfield Avenue. Police said Bradley was pulled over for speeding and failed sobriety tests. He was also cited for speeding.
An iPod and an iPhone valued at $400 were taken between 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. May 6 at Niles North High School on the 9800 block of Lawler Avenue. Police said the victim had locked the electronic devices inside a locked locker while he participated in physical education class. There was no sign of force to the locker when he returned, police said, but the items were gone.
Azure Lynne Reynolds, 33, of 9000 Keating Ave., Skokie is scheduled to appear in court June 8 on a retail theft charge stemming from an incident between 10:48 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. May 5 in Marshalls on the 9400 block of Skokie Boulevard. Police said Reynolds tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at about $121.
Two pairs of jeans and a shirt were taken at about 9:03 p.m. May 5 from Nordstrom at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said a sales associate in the security office reported that two teenagers took the items and ran out the south doors.
A laptop computer was taken between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. May 9 from the street in front of the victim’s residence on the 4900 block of Hull Street. Police said the victim accidentally took off without her laptop and when she returned, it was gone.
Two unauthorized purchases totaling over $1,733 were made between 2:19 p.m. and 2:21 p.m. April 18 at the Apple Store at the Old Orchard mall. Police said the victim’s credit card number was used to make the purchases. The victim had his card with him but Apple employees told him a physical card had been swiped to make the purchases.
A Skokie resident’s credit card number was used to withdraw more than $303 at 11:30 a.m. May 2 at Hawthorn Art in California. Police said the victim noticed the unauthorized transaction when her credit card was denied for a purchase at a local Target store.