Skokie Police Department

  • Agency: Skokie Police Department
  • Address: 7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie, 60077 IL
  • Chief: Anthony F Scarpelli (Chief of Police)

Skokie Police Department is located at 7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie, 60077 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Anthony F Scarpelli. The Skokie Police Department phone number is 847/982-5900.

Skokie Police Department News

Salon Thefts/Robberies; Be Aware! The Skokie Police Department reminds you to always be aware of your surroundings in and around local salons. Skokie and other jurisdictions have seen a pattern of thefts/robberies commonly involving groups of 3-4 male subjects in their mid-teens to early 20’s. The subjects enter local salons and one or more will distract employees and customers while the others commit the thefts. In some instances, robberies are being committed. If you see anything suspicious or unusual, don’t hesitate to call the Skokie Police Department by dialing 911 in an emergency or (847) 982-5900 in the case of a non-emergency.

MISSING/ENDANGERED: The Skokie Police Department is requesting the help of the public in locating Darrell Cowan. Darrell Cowan was last seen in the 4100 block of Oakton Street in Skokie on November 8, 2017 at 11:48 a.m and has not been seen since. Cowan has a mild intellectual disability and is bi-polar. Cowan is described as a 33-year-old male, 5'11", 190 lbs., with brown eyes and is bald with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a black Southpole jacket, blue jeans and black gym shoes. If you know the wherabouts of Cowan, observe a subject matching his description, or have ANY information that could aid investigators in locating him, please call 9-1-1 immediately. The Skokie Police Department can also be reached by calling 847/982-5900 or 847/982-5958. POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO 9-1-1 WITHOUT DELAY. #skokiepolice #skokiemissing #skokiemissingperson www.skokiepolice.org

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday Nov. 5. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour. When you change your clocks, also change your smoke/carbon monoxide detector batteries! #skokiepolice www.skokiepolice.org

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday Nov. 5. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour. When you change your clocks, also change your smoke/carbon monoxide detector batteries! #skokiepolice www.skokiepolice.org

Citizens Police Academy Week 8: Police Supervision with Commander Dave Pawlak https://t.co/5FYKCGegIX

The incident involving the struck gas line at Old Orchard Mall is concluding, Skokie Police are no longer on the scene.

Skokie Police/Fire still on scene at Old Orchard Mall, Nicor is en route, contained to parking lot. No injuries, no road closures.

A natural gas line has reportedly been struck on the southeast side of Old Orchard Mall, use caution in the area.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #68 COPS and kids fundraiser Join HUB'S of Skokie in supporting: COPS and kids Thursday, November 16th, all day! Customers who present this flyer or mention "COPS and KIDS" will have 20% of their bill donated to this worthy cause. Hub's Restaurant Offer valid on November 16, 2017 only. Dine-in, take out, phone order only.

COMMUNITY & SCHOOL ALERT https://t.co/tpO9ax5Wxi https://t.co/gInvTBeGWX

COMMUNITY & SCHOOL ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION Incident Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at approximately 4:15 p.m., an 11-year-old male left Fairview South School and was walking home to the 5000 block of Estes Avenue. The child was approached by an unknown male subject near the intersection of Laramie Avenue and Fairview Lane. While driving a vehicle, the unknown male subject pulled up alongside the child and yelled out the window, “If you want to call your mom, get inside the car.” The child ignored the unknown male subject and ran home to notify his parents. The child reported the vehicle fled the scene northbound on Laramie Avenue from Fairview Lane, towards Touhy Avenue. SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Older model 4-door sedan, dark colored SUSPECT - PERSON DESCRIPTION: Male, Middle-Eastern descent, approximately 40 years of age, heavy accent, light brown complexion, black and grey hair with a beard This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information or details related to this incident is asked to contact the Skokie Police Department immediately by calling 9-1-1. The public is asked to remain alert and focused on any suspicious persons or vehicles, especially matching the description above. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report any suspicious activity. The 24-hour Skokie Crime Tip Hotline is 847/933-TIPS (8477). Text-A-Tip is available 24-hours a day by texting “Skokie” and your tip to 847411. #skokiepolice www.skokiepolice.org

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips Skokie Trick-or-Treat hours: October 31st, 3-8pm Trick-or-Treat the SPD lobby:)

HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT SAFETY NOTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crime Prevention Unit - crime.prevention@skokie.org With Halloween right around the corner, it is important that you know which residences to avoid when trick-or-treating. Any residence without an illuminated porch light should be avoided. An illuminated porch light is the accepted “universal signal” that the homeowner may be participating in trick-or-treat activities. In Skokie, trick-or-treat activities are allowed on October 31st between 3 and 8 pm. Any resident has the right to opt out of trick-or-treat activities, but did you know that Illinois law mandates certain persons are not allowed to participate? Under Illinois law (720 ILCS 5/11-9.3 (c-2)) it is illegal for child sex offenders to participate in certain holiday activities including Halloween trick-or-treating. For everyone’s safety, if there are no lights illuminated on the front door or porch (for whatever reason), or if you know the residence to be that of a registered child sex offender, do not trick-or-treat at that residence. If you notice the home of a registered child sex offender distributing candy this Halloween, call 9-1-1 immediately. The Skokie Police Department offers ‪the OffenderWatch‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬® program as a tool to research and monitor registered sex offenders within the Village of Skokie. OffenderWatch® is the nation's leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool. OffenderWatch® is updated instantaneously throughout the day. You may enter any address in the Village and see real-time information regarding the offenders within the specified radius of the address entered. You may (confidentially) enter an unlimited amount of addresses within the Village of Skokie. Those addresses will be continuously monitored, and you will receive an e-mail alert if a new offender registers within one mile of any address you entered. There is no cost for this service, no limit to the number of addresses you can enter, and everything is kept confidential. If you have any questions about OffenderWatch® or have any information about the compliance status of any child sex offender in Skokie, please contact Detective Lehmann at 847-982-5950. The OffenderWatch® website can be found at: www.communitynotification.com/il/skokie/ The Illinois State Police Sex Offender website can be found at: http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/ Have a Safe and Happy Halloween, P.S. Trick-or-treaters are welcome in the lobby of the Skokie Police Department 7300 Niles Center Rd. www.skokiepolice.org #skokiepolice

Senior Citizens: Join us at the next TRIAD meeting:) Nov. 1, 11:00am

MISSING/ENDANGERED: The Skokie Police Department is requesting the help of the public in locating Ali Al Saleh. Ali Al Saleh left his residence in the 8800 block of Bronx Avenue on October 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m and has not been seen since. Al Saleh does not know English and he is not familiar with the area having recently moved here. Al Saleh left home without his wallet and cell phone. Al Saleh is described as a 39-year-old male, 5'08", 150 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair and a medium complexion. If you know the wherabouts of Al Saleh, observe a subject matching his description, or have ANY information that could aid investigators in locating him, please call 9-1-1 immediately. The Skokie Police Department can also be reached by calling 847/982-5900 or 847/982-5958. POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO 9-1-1 WITHOUT DELAY. #skokiepolice #skokiemissing #skokiemissingperson www.skokiepolice.org

***UPDATE - LOCATED SAFE*** NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE NECESSARY MISSING/ENDANGERED JUVENILE: The Skokie Police Department is requesting the help of the public in locating Miguel Cruz. Miguel Cruz was last seen playing basketball in the backyard of his residence in the 9200 block of Springfield Avenue at 10:00 a.m. on October 21, 2017. The family of Cruz stated that he has been having delusional thoughts. He has no known access to a motor vehicle and no known friends in the area. Cruz was last seen wearing the hooded sweatshirt in the attached picture along with tan cargo pants and blue tennis shoes. Cruz is described as a male hispanic, 16 years of age, 5'09", 110 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. If you know the wherabouts of Miguel Cruz, observe a subject matching his description, or have ANY information that could aid investigators in locating him, please call 9-1-1 immediately. The Skokie Police Department can also be reached by calling 847/982-5900. POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO 9-1-1 WITHOUT DELAY. #skokiepolice #skokiemissing #skokiemissingperson www.skokiepolice.org

In late September, the Skokie Fire Department hosted Fire Ops 101, a very unique, action-packed, educational event that allowed Skokie elected officials and administrators to spend a day alongside a fire fighter/paramedic, experiencing first hand the work they do every day. Everyone suited up in fire fighter gear and for five hours, climbed ladders in a rescue, swung axes to release heat from the roof of a burning building, connected and hauled water hoses up three flights of stairs, administered CPR, opened a badly damaged vehicle using the 'jaws of life' and donned self-contained breathing apparatus to go inside a real fire. The immersion experience gave participants a true sense of the rigors and dangers of protecting the community from fire and responding to emergency medical calls. Click the link to watch a video about the event.

Officer Friendly had a great time coloring with Jimmy and the rest of Ms. Ansay's 1st grade class at Madison Elementary School. See you soon:) MadisonElementarySchool. www.skokiepolice.org #skokiepolice

The Skokie Police Department 's annual Tip-A-Cop event takes place at Red Robin, 7050 Carpenter Road on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Skokie Police officers will greet you at the door and be waiting tables! All tips and donations go to the Illinois Chapter of Special Olympics. Plan your family lunch or dinner at Red Robin and support a great cause! YUMMM!! http://www.redrobin.com/specialolympics/ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers