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The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Victor Nieto?

MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Victor Nieto?

Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
Doc Who Wanted to Feel Good Traded Drugs for Sex on Craigslist

Doc Who Wanted to Feel Good Traded Drugs for Sex on Craigslist

Tripped up by a police sting, former Rush University Medical Center doc could be headed to federal prison for 9 to 11 years.
Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Also in this week's OMG PD, a car is towed for owing thousands in parking tickets and a cabbie gets battered by his fare.
DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

Also in this week's OMG PD, a man is arrested for screaming at a snowplow driver.
Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.
Northbrook Family Steals $7 Million in Toys, Baby Gear to Sell on eBay

Northbrook Family Steals $7 Million in Toys, Baby Gear to Sell on eBay

Mom, Dad and daughter took toys and other items from stores in Texas and Louisiana using really big pockets, says U.S. attorney.