Tuesday Blotter: Teen Strikes Driver's Car

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.

Teens cause drama in streets

Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint in the 8800 block of Bronx Avenue on Sept. 10. According to the report, about 10 teens were standing in the middle of the intersection preventing a driver from going through.

The driver asked the teens to “please make way” but one of the teens responded by punching the man’s passenger side window, the report said. The man would drive off and call police before the alleged suspect fled the scene. No arrests were made.

Stolen iPhone

A man reported his iPhone stolen while visiting Chuck E. Cheese in Village Crossing on Sept. 10.


A student reported that an unknown person stole his iPhone from his backpack while attending school at Niles West on Sept. 10.

Stolen bike

A bicycle valued at around $300 was reported stolen from outside the Oakton Yellow Line Stop, 4800 Oakton St., on Sept. 6.

Brian September 19, 2012 at 02:49 AM
I live in the area that the person's car was hit. I have witnessed youth in the street. We need to create community committees to discourage the wandering by our teens and help them find safe and engaging environments for youth to be. Just calling the police may help discourage the behavior, but it is not enough of a preventive effort.
Gregg Baker September 19, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Teens create drama in the streets? What? Were they doing Shakespeare? This kind of thing is extremely alarming. Every bit as much as the "wildings" that have been happening all over the country and are largely ignored by the media. This, combined with the increasing graffiti problems continues to send Skokie on a downward trend.
Mariellen Van Ornum September 19, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I agree. I live just south of that area and there are many incidents occuring between Main and Oakton also. There should be more police patroling these areas.
Terry Madison September 19, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Sadly, Skokie has been on that "downward trend" for the last 25-30 years now...and when it became too dangerous for me to just take a walk in the middle of the afternoon around my neighborhood of Suffield Court and Laramie...I moved to southern Wisconsin. Skokie was GREAT in the 60's and 70's when I moved there from Chicago. But....not any more, unfortunately.


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