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Alleged Drunken Driver Couldn't Remember Where He Crashed His Car: Blotter

Homewood police reports, March 29-31.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

DUI Charge Follows Car Crash

Jerome Martin, 24, of North Cottage Grove Avenue in Glenwood (full address not given), was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance, according to a report. Martin was found at about 4:45 p.m. near the 3000 block of 183rd Street while police were investigating a 2006 white Chevrolet Monte Carlo that had extensive damage. He reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Martin told police he was walking home to Glenwood after drinking in Chicago. He also admitted to driving drunk and striking a tree but couldn't remember where the crash happened. He is due on Markham court on May 8.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Trek Bike Stolen

A $600 black Trek 800 bicycle with a grey and red seat and straight handlebars was reported missing from a front porch in the 17900 block of Dixie Highway, according to a report. The owner said he parked it at about 7 p.m. on March 29 and noticed it missing the next day.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

Wheels Stolen From Car

All four wheels were stolen off a car that was parked in the 800 block of Elder Road, according to a report. The owner left his car parked before going to work and, when he returned, found the wheel missing. The total cost to replace them is estimated at $1,200.

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