$5,500 Worth of Car Parts Stolen: Homewood Police Reports

Homewood police reports, March 11-12


Busted Door

Katherine Miner, 27, of the 1800 block of Terrace Road in Homewood was charged with criminal damage to property. Police said Miner was arguing with a man in the 18200 block of Morgan Street around 9:45 p.m. when she got locked out of a home and kicked down the door. The cost of which to replace is $100, according to the report.

Valuable Car Parts Missing

Almost $5,500 worth of chrome and aluminum rims and tires were reported stolen from a car lot in the 18000 block of Halsted Street sometime between 9 p.m. March 10 and 7:30 a.m. March 12. The property owner told police this was the second time in one week that his cars were targeted.


Holbrook and Halsted DUI

Kenneth Helmick, 28, of the 0-100 block of Finch Lane in Beecher was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, improper lane use, speeding and failure to signal. Police said they stopped Helmick’s car at Holbrook Road and Halsted Street around 10:30 p.m. going 75 in a 45 mph zone, driving in both southbound lanes. He was arrested after failing field sobriety test and for refusing to take a Breathalyzer exam, according to the report.

Domestic Battery

Thomas Michalski, 31, of the 2800 block of Cherrywood Place in Hazel Crest was charged with domestic battery. A woman told police that Michalski put her in a headlock outside of Ridgewood Tap and threw her to the ground, scratching her knees and hand, around 8:30 p.m. She fled in her car and Michalski allegedly followed, bumping her from behind in his own car, in one instance, before taking off. He was pulled over at 175th Street and Western Avenue several minutes later, police said.

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