Counterfeit Bills at TJ Maxx: Police Blotter
Homewood Police reports, Oct. 16
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Man Caught With Weed After Checking Cars
A man was cited for possession of 4.9 grams of cannabis around 10:08 a.m. at the intersection of Dixmoor Drive and Spruce Road after an officer saw him walking up to several parked vehicles on the street and in driveways. According to the report, the man became agitated when the officer stopped him and spoke with him. When the officer patted the man down for weapons, he felt a bulge in his sweatshirt pocket and was informed that it was a small amount of weed. The officer found one hand-rolled cigarette filled with a green leafy substance suspected to be cannabis and a clear plastic bag containing six smaller clear plastic bags filled with the same substance. The man was cited for possession of cannabis and released pending a later court hearing.
Counterfeit Bills Found at TJ Maxx
An employee at TJ Maxx, 17900 Halsted St., found six counterfeit twenty dollar bills while counting the store's cash receipts. Three of the bills shared the same serial number, while the other three all shared a second serial number. The report notes that the quality of the counterfeit bills was good, stating that they were printed on heavier paper that was not identified as counterfeit by a "counterfeit detector pen," but they were missing the embedded security strip found in legitimate currency. The bills will be sent to the Secret Service for further investigation.
Push Comes To Shove In Domestic Dispute
Eric Myers, 42, of the 1500 block of 186th Street was arrested and charged with one count of domestic battery after allegedly pushing a woman with whom he shares custody of two children during an argument at the woman's home on the 18400 block of Martin Avenue. According to the report, Myers arrived at the woman's home to drop off their daughter and pick up their son, but became upset and began to argue with the woman when he found out the son was not ready to leave. The woman told police that she tried to shut the front door, but Myers stuck his foot in the doorway to keep it open and then entered the home and pushed her out of his way. She yelled at him to get out, which he did, and then she called the police, according to the report.
Myers was outside when the police arrived, and he told them that he hard argued with the woman but that he didn't push her. He also said that he left the house when the woman told him to. He was placed into custody and transported to the Homewood Police Department for processing.. He was charged and held to await transport to Markham Courthouse for an Oct. 17 bond hearing.
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