Friday, May 18, 2012
An alleged burglary attempt involving three individuals resulted in a brief foot chase that landed officers in School District 68's administrative building, resulting in a "soft lock down" for staff.
A trio of alleged burglars were caught shortly after attempting to break into a Skokie home on Monday. One of the suspects was captured at School District 68's administrative building, 9440 Kenton Ave., resulting in a "soft lockdown" for the building, police said. Officers initially responded to a residential burglary in the 9400 block of Lemington Avenue on May 14 around 12 p.m. According to police, three men were attempting to break into a home through an attached garage. While unsuccessful, a nearby resident witnessed the crime and contacted authorities shortly after the group fled. The witness's description matched that of a similar incident that took place in Morton Grove a few days earlier. Police would soon locate two of the alleged…
Monday, March 5, 2012
Two Evanston men were arrested and charged after police were tipped off by a Skokie resident.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
One suspect seen fleeing the scene is still at large.
An Evanston man is being held on $150,000 bail after he was arrested while fleeing the scene of burglary in progress. Wilmette Police arrived at the 900 block of Oakwood Avenue at 5:08 p.m. Friday, responding to a call from a resident. Creed V. McGee, 46, of 1936 Jackson Ave., Evanston was arrested in the 400 block of 10th Street. The village has been hit with a rash of residential burglaries, with eight reported in the last week. A MacBook Pro, a diamond necklace and three watches were stolen from a home in the 100 block of 16th Street Dec. 12. A total of $75,000 worth of jewelry was taken from two homes in the 2200 block of Beechwood between Dec. 13 and 15. Wilmette Police Chief Brian King said property was recovered at the scene of the …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Curious about the number of crimes reported in your Patch town in 2010? We've got the FBI tally.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The FBI released its 2010 Uniform Crime Report Monday. The north and northwest suburbs served by the Patch sites in Cook and Lake counties are listed below in charts for violent crimes and property crimes. The data reflect communities that reported crime statistics for all 12 months of 2010. Due to a change in state reporting methods, Illinois statistics from 2010 cannot be compared to 2009 statistics, according to the FBI. Glenview, Niles, Wilmette and Glencoe were not included in the FBI's release of data. VIOLENT CRIME: PROPERTY CRIME: The FBI cautions against using this data to rank police departments and community crime rates. When the FBI determines an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with national Uniform Crime…
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
At Skokie Patch, we update our police report daily.
Man's vehicle crashed after assault On Friday Nov. 26 around 2 a.m., police were dispatched to the 8700 block of St. Louis Avenue regarding a fight. Upon arrival, police observed a tan Chevrolet Tahoe crashed into a power line pole near Dempster Street and St. Louis Avenue. According to the report, a man was approached by five men and asked what gang he belongs to. The victim said he didn't belong to any gang but was still attacked by the group. The report goes on to say that the victim managed to escape and retrieved a knife from his home, but when he came outside to confront the mob, he saw that they were gone and that his SUV had been crashed into a power line pole. Police described the attackers as five Assyrians ages 18-21. The victim…