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

Press Release: Bomb Threat at Niles North High School On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2:16 pm, a bomb threat against Niles North High School was called into the Skokie Police Department. District 219 officials made the decision to evacuate Niles North High School as a precautionary measure and all students were bused to Niles West High School. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Bomb Squad assisted in the search of Niles North High School. After a K-9 search of the premises, the threat was determined by the Skokie Police Department not to be credible. Students returned for classes at Niles North High School on Thursday, February 22, 2018, while the investigation into this incident continues. No arrests have been made as of this time. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900. 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.

A press release will be forthcoming for today’s incident at Niles North High School. The investigation into the incident remains active. If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Skokie Police Department at 847/982-5900. Text-a-tip is available 24/7 by texting ‘Skokie’ and your tip to 847411. Email: tips@skokie.org Additional Skokie Police Officers will be at Niles North High School for the remainder of the week. www.skokiepolice.org #skokiepolice

Evacuation of Niles North High School was done as a precautionary measure. The safety of students and faculty is always the foremost priority. All students and faculty are safe.

Niles North High School is evacuating based on a threat received. Skokie Police are actively investigating. All students are being bused to Niles West High School. ALL NILES NORTH PARENTS SHOULD REPORT TO NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL, 5701 Oakton Street to pick up their children. **PARENTS** DO NOT REPORT TO NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL More details to follow.

Niles North High School is currently on a Hold In Place per District 219 officials. More details to follow.

Always looking for new recruits! Today we are at Illinois State University! #stateyourcareer

Do you know a student at Illinois State University interested in a career in law enforcement? If so, send them over to the Bone Student Center today from 4-7pm to visit the Skokie Police Department recruitment booth. SPD anticipates a police officer recruit test later in the Spring. #illinoisstateuniversity #skokiepolice www.skokiepolice.org

The Village of Skokie's emergency telephone notification system is used to contact residents and businesses quickly in the case of an emergency. Through the CodeRED system, the Village can send out automated telephone messages quickly and efficiently in the event of an emergency. The brief message will provide information on the emergency situation and any important instructions. CodeRED will be used solely at the Village's direction for emergency and important information. The Village respects residents' privacy and intends only to activate the system in true emergency situations, such as: • Hazardous chemical spill or release; • Missing persons; • Evacuations; • Water system concerns; • Hazardous weather; or • Security alerts CodeRED delivers messages to both answered phone lines and answering devices. The system allows the Village to phone the entire community in two hours and the system also can target smaller geographic areas within the community for alerts that don't apply to everyone, such as a water boil order in a smaller area such as a neighborhood. To register, please click the link below and submit your contact information. Village staff will update the system database as appropriate. If you have difficulty entering your information through the website, please call the Communications Coordinator 847/982-5904. There is no fee for the service or for adding additional phone numbers.

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Avoid the area of Skokie Boulevard and Church Street due to a traffic crash. Temporary road closures are in place. Roads re-opened: 0834 hrs

UPDATE: LOCATED / SAFE The Skokie Police Department is NO LONGER requesting the help of the public in locating Jasmine M. Gillett. Gillett was last seen in the 9300 block of Kenton Avenue at 10:30 p.m. on February 11, 2018. At that time Gillett was heading to a friend's house in Skokie. Gillett was last seen wearing a black/gray jacket with fur around the hood, a red shirt, black pants, black/white Air Jordan gym shoes with glitter carrying a black backpack. Gillett is described as a female black, 16 years of age, 5'03", 170 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. If you know the whereabouts of Jasmine M. Gillett, observe a subject matching her description, or have ANY information that could aid investigators in locating her, 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

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2018 UPDATED – AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HIJACKING On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6:54p.m., the Skokie Police Department responded to 8001 Skokie Boulevard, after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the victim of an aggravated vehicular hijacking. Skokie Police officers determined that the female victim was approached by two male black subjects, one armed with a handgun, while parking her vehicle in the 8000 block of Keating Avenue. At the demands of the armed subjects, the victim gave up her possessions, ran away from them and called 9-1-1. The female victim was unharmed. The stolen vehicle, a white Mercedes, was spotted by Skokie Police officers at Lockwood Avenue and Conrad Street. The stolen Mercedes crashed at the intersection of Lockwood Avenue and Dempster Street. The driver of the stolen vehicle ran from the crash and was apprehended by SPD officers. On February 12, 2018, the Cook County States Attorney’s Office approved formal charges against the 17 year old male juvenile, of the 4700 block of Hickory Creek Drive, University Park, IL. The juvenile is charged with Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking and Burglary. The juvenile offender has been referred to court via the Illinois Juvenile Justice System. On February 12, 2018, he was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center at 1100 S. Hamilton, Chicago, IL. He will remain in custody until appearing before a bond court judge. The public is reminded that neither a complaint nor an indictment is evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This investigation is active and ongoing. SPD Detectives are working to identify two additional subjects who participated in this crime. If you have any information or knowledge regarding the above incident, please contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900. 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

Niles North High School Hold In Place Procedure: On February 12, 2018, Niles North High School implemented a “Hold in Place” procedure while the Skokie Police Department and school administrators investigated a bomb threat against the school called into the Police Department at 2:06pm. After an investigation of the premises, the threat was determined by the Skokie Police Department and school not to be credible. Students were released several minutes late to their last period class. After-school activities will continue as scheduled. “We take any possible threat seriously because our top priority is the safety and security of our students and staff,” said Niles North Principal James Edwards.

At a Chicago Police Department press conference held on Sunday, February 11, 2018, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced an effort to provide better tools for officers to combat recent auto theft and vehicular hijackings that have challenged our communities. Skokie Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Weinman attended in support of the CPD proposal and coincidentally just hours before a carjacking in Skokie. The City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department are proposing a legislative amendment to Illinois Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle statute (625 ILCS 5/4-103(a)(1)) in order to hold offenders driving a vehicle reported stolen accountable for their crimes. The current knowledge standard in the Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (PSMV) statute often allows offenders who steal or hijack automobiles to avoid felony charges where the offender refuses to give a statement, has the keys to the car, and there is no indication that the car has been broken into or tampered with. This is a frequent scenario where the car was initially taken in vehicular hijacking, and is still being driven by the offender or his or her cohort. After exhausting all avenues to compile evidence, law enforcement officers are many times left with no choice but to execute a misdemeanor criminal trespass arrest for what is very likely a violent carjacking, bypassing the current Class 2 felony PSMV law. The change proposed by CPD would shift the statute from the offender’s knowledge, to whether he or she had the intent to deprive the rightful owner of possession of the vehicle. An added inference and instruction to the judge or jury is recommended to be placed into the law that if the owner did not consent to the offender driving his or her vehicle, the trier of fact can find the offender guilty of PSMV. The legislative purpose is to get more auto theft cases approved for felony PSMV charges, and create better outcomes in court. The public safety benefit is to deter auto thefts, the violent hijackings that are committed to steal these cars, and the violent means in which stolen cars are used in furtherance of robberies, drive-by shootings, and murders.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, February 11, 2018 VEHICULAR HIJACKING On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6:54p.m., the Skokie Police Department responded to 8001 Skokie Boulevard, after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the victim of an aggravated vehicular hijacking. Skokie Police officers determined that the female victim was approached by two male black subjects, one armed with a handgun, while parking her vehicle in the 8000 block of Keating Avenue. At the demands of the armed subjects, the victim gave up her possessions, ran away from them and called 9-1-1. The female victim was unharmed. The stolen vehicle, a white Mercedes, was spotted by Skokie Police officers at Lockwood Avenue and Conrad Street. Upon attempting to stop the stolen vehicle, the vehicle fled along with another vehicle that was presumed to be trailing the stolen Mercedes. Skokie Police pursued both vehicles. The stolen Mercedes crashed at the intersection of Lockwood Avenue and Dempster Street. The driver of the stolen vehicle ran from the crash and was apprehended by SPD officers after an approximate 1 block foot pursuit. Police Officers from the Village of Wilmette located the Nissan on the Edens Expressway and pursued. Skokie Police and Illinois State Police joined the Wilmette units southbound on I-94. Police ground units were assisted by Chicago Police helicopter support which led them to an apartment complex at 45th and Drexel in Chicago. The CPD helicopter was able to report that two subjects ran from the Nissan and into a large apartment complex. Police Officers from Chicago, Skokie, and Wilmette surrounded the apartment complex, but were unable to locate the subjects that fled the Nissan. The Nissan was recovered at that location. In custody at the Skokie Police Department, is one male black juvenile who was apprehended running from the stolen Mercedes. This investigation is active and ongoing. Charges have not yet been filed. If you have any information or knowledge regarding the above incident, please contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900. 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. ##### www.skokiepolice.org #skokiepolice

Due to the additional snow received overnight, alternate-side parking is in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018, with all vehicles required to park on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses. Some streets are exempt from alternate-side parking on Sundays; visit www.skokie.org for details on this and the locations of three municipal parking lots that are available for free parking when alternate-side parking is in effect. Alternate-side parking also will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018. There will be no street exemptions on February 12. Updates on sidewalk and alley plowing, any changes to the refuse and/or recycling collections schedules or other snow clearing details will be posted at www.skokie.org. Please consider helping neighbors who are elderly or otherwise might need assistance when snow-parking regulations are in effect.

Alternate-side parking is in effect on Friday, February 9, with all vehicles required to park on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Alternate-side parking also will be in effect on Saturday, February 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with all vehicles required to park on the side of the street with even-numbered addresses. www.skokie.org

Due to the weather, refuse and recycling collections are canceled for Friday, February 9. Weather permitting, collections will resume on Monday, February 12. www.skokie.org

Niles Township High School District 219 will be closed on Friday, February 9, 2018. www.emergencyclosingcenter.com

Skokie School District 72 will be closed on Friday, February 9, 2018. www.emergencyclosingcenter.com

Skokie School District 68 will be closed on Friday, February 9, 2018. www.emergencyclosingcenter.com