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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Swatting a YouTube celeb, communion juice thievery and a punch-drunk flirter this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.
Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Homeless man steals a Corvette, a mama protects her jailbird son and the peek-from-behind-the-curtain crew this week in crime-n-shame.
Skokie Police Force Significantly More White than Community

Skokie Police Force Significantly More White than Community

Data from departments nationally was analyzed by the New York Times
Skokie Man Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges

Skokie Man Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges

Evanston police executed a search warrant on Hull St. and arrested the man with nearly 50 grams of marijuana and the weapon, police said.
Special Seat Belt Patrols Started Friday

Special Seat Belt Patrols Started Friday

Sheriff will focus on seat belt violators through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
Visit the Skokie Police Explorer Car Wash

Visit the Skokie Police Explorer Car Wash

The Skokie Police Explorers, Post 300, host their annual car wash fundraiser on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Victim in Tuesday’s Skokie Shooting is Identified

Victim in Tuesday’s Skokie Shooting is Identified

The victim, who was from Chicago, was shot on McCormick Boulevard just before 10 a.m.
Man Dies in Mid-Morning Shooting on McCormick

Man Dies in Mid-Morning Shooting on McCormick

The shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. at McCormick and Oakton in Skokie.
Skokie Man Charged with Attempted Armed Robbery of Evanston Barber Shop

Skokie Man Charged with Attempted Armed Robbery of Evanston Barber Shop

Police say the man had a loaded handgun and mask that he used to try to rob an Emerson Street shop.
Missing Man from Evanston Found

Missing Man from Evanston Found

He went missing Tuesday.
Man Makes Heil Hitler Sign in Front of Holocaust Museum

Man Makes Heil Hitler Sign in Front of Holocaust Museum

The man had someone take his picture while making the sign in front of the Skokie museum.
Drug Deal Gone Bad Costs Teen His Clothes, Police Say

Drug Deal Gone Bad Costs Teen His Clothes, Police Say

An Evanston man was arrested after the incident in Skokie on robbery and drug charges.
North Shore Police Warn of Rash of Local Burglaries

North Shore Police Warn of Rash of Local Burglaries

Homes and vehicles have been hit in a number of nearby communities. Here's how to keep yourself safe.
Skokie Man Hoping to Meet 14-Year-Old for Sex Arrested: Police

Skokie Man Hoping to Meet 14-Year-Old for Sex Arrested: Police

The 24-year-old Skokie man was arrested in Highland Park after the person he was communicating with online turned out to be a police investigator and not a teenage girl, police said.
3 Chicago Men Charged in Suburban Armed Robberies

3 Chicago Men Charged in Suburban Armed Robberies

A Skokie gas station and Lincolnwood Dunkin Donuts were among the businesses robbed at gunpoint.
MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Jose Garcia?

MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Jose Garcia?

Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
Investigation Continues Into Driver Who Hit Biker, Cars, Scooter Sunday

Investigation Continues Into Driver Who Hit Biker, Cars, Scooter Sunday

The driver caused at least three crashes, police say, one of which seriously injured a biker.
Evanston Man Shot at Skokie Hotel

Evanston Man Shot at Skokie Hotel

The man refused to cooperate with police in their investigation and police are asking the public for help.