Updated: June 18, 2012 8:48AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court, Skokie, unless indicated otherwise.
Police arrested Cynthia A. Greene-Sklare, 55, of 100 Garrison Ave., Wilmette on May 5 and charged her with domestic battery, following an incident at that address. They said a man living at the address told them Greene-Sklare had kicked his legs during a confrontation over noise in the house. The man, who had an active order of protection against her, had visible bruises on his thighs, police reported. She was arrested and sent to bond court. The initial report didn’t give her next court date.
Police arrested Fabian Hernandez, 40, of 7127 W. Estes Ave., Chicago on May 13, and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident that day in an incident that ended at Green Bay Road and Washington Avenue. The initial report didn’t provide Hernandez’ court date.
James R. Fabiszak, 45, of 417 Belleview in West Chicago, is due in court June 7 on a charge of possessing marijuana following a May 5 incident that ended on the 1900 block of Wilmette Avenue. Police stopped the car Fabiszak was driving because of its loud muffler. During the stop, they found he had 17 grams of marijuana in his possession.
A resident on the 1400 block of Forest Avenue told police May 9 that someone got into her unlocked home while she was out and apparently took a large amount of jewelry, valued at $1,000 or more, from jewelry boxes in her bedroom. One neighbor told officers he noticed a large gray or white van parked on the street that afternoon; he also saw a man carrying a brown bag or briefcase walking toward the victim’s house, although he didn’t know if the man went into the house.
A Chicago woman told police May 9 that someone got into her daughter’s unlocked car May 7, while it was parked at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, and took her backpack. The items in the pack, including a uniform, school books and a calculator, were valued at a total of $1,080.
A Skokie resident told police May 4 that someone got into her rental car while it was parked on the 1700 block of Elmwood Avenue, and stole her wallet. The windows on the car were rolled down because of the heat, she said. The value of her wallet and its contents were estimated at $200.
Employees of the BP Amoco gas station, at 901 Green Bay Road, told police May 12 that their store’s video security system caught a man breaking a front window on the station shortly after 1 a.m. that morning. The suspect then stole lottery tickets from inside the building. The report didn’t say how many.
Lynne I. Pudles, 60, of 2230 Central St., Evanston, is due in court June 7 on a charge of theft stemming from a May 12 incident at the Bed Bath and Beyond store, 3232 Lake Ave. in the Edens Plaza. Police said she had tried to return stolen items valued at $138.81 for credit.
A Wilmette man told police May 4 that someone stole his bicycle, valued at $500, from where he had locked it in a Metra station bicycle rack at 722 Green Bay Road. He last saw the bicycle April 30, and discovered the theft, and the cut lock cable, on May 4.
A resident on the 600 block of Knox Avenue told police May 9 that someone took sterling silverware from the basement of her home. The silverware was valued at $5,000. She said she suspected an employee; police noted the home was for sale, and for 10 days real estate agents also had access to the building.
A resident on the 2600 block of Laurel Lane told police May 9 that she suspected a former employee took a framed drawing and a vase, valued at a total of $2,000, prior to being fired that day.
Police said an alert Fifth Third Bank employee intervened May 8 to prevent a Wilmette couple from withdrawing $1,900 to wire to someone they thought was an attorney for their grandson. The couple had gotten a call that morning from someone who said he was their grandson; the “grandson” said he had gotten into trouble in Chicago and needed the money to keep himself out of jail. The couple planned to wire the money to an address the “attorney” gave them, but the bank employee convinced them not to do it, because the action was actually a telephone scam; the telephone number the “attorney” gave actually went to a Wilmette address.
A Wilmette man told police May 7 that when he left his backpack, containing $300 in cash, credit cards, sailing equipment and a smart phone, on a Metra train May 4, it was apparently picked up by someone else. He learned this when he went to buy a new phone; AT&T store employees gave him a number that had apparently been called from his old phone. The victim called that number and spoke with a woman named “Carla” who said her son had Martin’s property, and that she would call him back once she spoke with her son. She never called back, and the number was eventually disconnected, so the victim made his police report. The case continues.
A resident on the 100 block of Hibbard Road told police May 13 that someone took three large candlesticks valued at a total of $70 from her back-yard patio over the previous week. .
A Metra employee told police May 11 that someone scrawled graffiti on parking lot card dispensers at the station sometime between May 9 and 11. The damage was estimated at $50.
Stephanie M. Geistel, 25, of 2436 W. Moffat St., Chicago, is due in court June 11 on a charge of driving without a valid license following a May 12 incident that ended on the 300 block of Sheridan Road.