Pants Down in Patriot's Park: Homewood Police Blotter
Homewood police reports, July 16 - 17
TUESDAY, JULY 17
Marques Johnson, 19, 4630 W. 189th Street, Country Club Hills, was charged with disorderly conduct. A witness told police Johnson had his pants down around his ankles and his hands in his underwear while he watched two nearby girls and fondled himself in the gazebo at Patriot's Park, 1300 W. 187th Street.
Ellen Bennett, 46, 8430 S. Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, was charged with retail theft at 6 p.m. at the store she worked at in the 17900 block of Halsted Street. Bennett allegedly took the security sensors off of two purses with a total retail value of $260 and left without paying for the purses at the end of her shift. Store loss prevention agents told police Bennett was suspected in other store thefts totaling $2,300 and that they had made arrangements for her to pay the money back.
MONDAY, JULY 16
More Counterfeit Cash
A man paid his bill at a liquor store in the 17500 block of Dixie Highway with a counterfeit $10 bill around 9:25 p.m., police said. The man, who told police he is a train conductor, said he’d gotten the bill from a rider toward the end of his route on the north side of Chicago. Asked by the police why he was spending the company’s money, the man told them he does not drive downtown just to turn in cash.
Last week two men passed phony twenties at Rico’s Pizza and possibly Pop’s Italian Beef and Sausage, police said.
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