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Friday Blotter: Teen Bullying

The following arrest information was supplied by the Skokie Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. At Skokie Patch, we update our blotter daily.

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Black spray paint was used to write “$500 fine” near the Skokie Swift tracks on Sept. 2.

Public Storage robbed

Police responded to a theft at Skokie Public Storage, 8220 Skokie Blvd., on Sept. 1. According to the report, a storage unit was burglarized and about $4,000 of items were stolen.

Disorderly conduct

Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Oakton Pool, 4655 Oakton St., on Aug. 31. According to the report, a man was banned for using shorts that are not allowed at the pool. No arrests were made.

Graffiti

Police responded to a criminal damage complaint in the 4800 block of Main Street on Sept. 6. According to the report, purple spray paint was used on the west side of a building.

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Police responded to the 8300 block of Kostner Avenue regarding a graffiti complaint on Sept. 10. According to the report, purple spray paint was used to write on a Village of Skokie garbage can.

Teen victim of battery

A 13-year-old boy was the victim of a battery while visiting the Skokie Public Library on Sept. 9. The mother of the boy said a kid from school has been bullying him for several years. No charges were filed.

Threatening text messages

A 44-year-old woman filed a disorderly conduct complaint on Aug. 27. According to the report, someone known to the victim sent several threatening text messages to her cell phone. No charges were filed.

Gregg Baker September 15, 2012 at 12:57 AM
The spray paint on buildings and garbage cans do not bode well for Skokie. Typically they are signs that gangs are claiming turf. Granted not all are, and while it is never good to paint with a broad brush, it is never good to paint a building or a garbage can with a can of spray paint. If you follow the trends, you know where this is likely going.
Gregg Baker September 15, 2012 at 01:00 AM
So you have a kid who has been bullying another kid for 7 years. It continues, and the kid gets away with it. Where are the bully's parents? Why do they allow their bright and shining future of America child to bully another? Don't they know that the seas have stopped rising and the planet has begun to heal? At least that is what President Obama said in his inaugural speech. So if the planet is going through such transformation, how can their still be bullying in this world? I just don't understand!

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