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Wednesday Blotter: 852 Gallons of Gas Stolen

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.

Man steals 852 gallons of gas

Police responded to a theft at Shell Gas Station, 5055 Touhy Ave., on Sept. 29. According to the report, an unknown person pried open three gas pumps and cut wires to disconnect the scanner for the credit card reader. He then went on to steal 852 gallons of V-Power gasoline, the report stated. No arrests were made.

At current prices ($4.09 a gallon), the estimated loss was about $3,500.

Theft from auto

A car parked in the 10 block of Salem Court was reported burglarized on Sept. 27. According to the report, about $4 in loose change and an iPhone were stolen.

No more snacks

Police responded to a domestic disturbance complaint in the 4800 block of Carol Street on Sept. 27. According to the report, an 8-year-old boy wanted a snack, but the mother told him he had to finish his homework first. The boy became angry and began throwing items at his mother. When police arrived the child calmed down and agreed to do his homework prior to getting a snack. No charges were filed.

Stolen purse

A woman shopping at Marshall’s, 9445 Skokie Blvd., reported her purse stolen on Sept. 29. According to the report, the woman hung the purse on a clothing rack to try on an outfit. When she returned, however, her purse was missing.

Theft from auto

A car parked outside Old Orchard Aquarium, 9235 Skokie Blvd., was reported burglarized on Sept. 28. According to the report, an iPod and smartphone were removed from the car.


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