Landscaping Brick Meets Car Window: Homewood Police Blotter
Homewood police reports, May 2-8
TUESDAY, MAY 8
Someone threw a landscaping brick through a rear window of a vehicle that was parked in the 2900 block of Chayes Park Drive. The vandalism and damage, estimated at about $500, happened some time between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., police said.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Two juvenile girls took electronics with an estimated value of $1,209 from a home in the 2200 block of Hawthorne Road at approximately 4:30 p.m., police said. A resident returned home to find at least one of the juveniles in the house, according to the police report. The young burglars then ran from the house carrying a large purse that contained a jar filled with coins, laptop computer, digital camera and a Palm Pilot, the victim told police. Police caught the pair in the 17700 block of Dixie Highway. They reportedly cut a screen window and entered the home through an unlocked bedroom window.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Luke Marcello, 26, of 16128 Latrobe Avenue, Oak Forest, was charged with possession of a controlled substance at 8:52 p.m. Police said they stopped the vehicle in which Marcello was riding at 174th Street and Halsted Street because he was not wearing a seatbelt. Both men told police there was nothing illegal in the vehicle, but police found 10 small plastic bags that contained a total of 2.7 grams of heroin in the car and on Marcello’s person. The driver, whose name police did not release, was cited for failure to wear a seatbelt and released.
Color me busted
Ramon Solis, 49, of 15744 Willard Avenue, Harvey, was charged with retail theft. Solis paid for some items at a home improvement store in the 17800 block of Halsted, but not the two paint brushes he hid under his coat, police said. The brushes had a total retail value of $28.96.
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