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Pregnant Woman, Brother Attacked: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports, June 20–21

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Pregnant Woman, Brother Attacked

Police are investigating a report of a man who punched in the face his brother and a woman who was seven months pregnant. The two victims were in a downstairs bedroom in their home in the 19100 block of Pierce Avenue when the man’s brother barged in and attacked them both, police said. The man punched and choked his brother and punched and pushed the woman, causing her to strike a dresser with her abdomen.  The attacker fled the scene when police arrived at approximately 2:20 p.m. Homewood Fire Department personnel transported the woman to South Suburban Hospital, police said.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Drunk Driver

Efrain Orduna, 40, 16794 Hillside Place in Tinley Park, was charged with DUI and transportation of open alcohol after he was stopped in the 1700 block of 183rd Street at 1:03 a.m., police said. Orduna drove very slowly, swerved and used his turning signal “on and off,” in the area of 175th Street and Dixie Highway, according to the police report. Police said the red Jeep he drove hit a curb as he drove east on 183rd Street. He was also charged with improper lane usage, failure to wear a seatbelt and driving with an expired driver’s license.  

A Couple of Tools

Isiah Davis, 49, 814 N. Hudson Avenue, Chicago, was charged with retail theft and retail theft/false representation after he took four saw blades, a cutting wheel and a drill bit from a store in the 17800 block of Halsted Avenue at 11:29 a.m. A store employee said he saw Davis take the merchandise, worth $157.66 retail, and then bring it back in to the store in a plastic shopping bag. He tried to return the cutting tools and get a refund, police said. When Davis stepped away from the returns counter, store employees overheard a second man, whose name was not released, say to someone on his cell phone, “They ain’t got us on video walking out with that [expletive].” He then stepped up to the counter and asked, “Why ain’t we getting our mother-[expletive] refund?” The second offender was also charged with retail theft/false representation, police said.

Police report information is provided by the Homewood Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Joe Rosenthal June 28, 2012 at 11:16 PM
A couple of tools, indeed.

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