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Burglar Flees from Second-Story Window: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports, June 21-25

MONDAY, JUNE 25

Burglar Flees from Second-Story Window

A resident in the 2400 block of Patricia Lane came home around 11 a.m. to find his kitchen screen window cut and removed from its frame. He then heard somebody shuffling in an upstairs bedroom so he called 911. The intruder must’ve heard the man downstairs because the next thing he reported hearing were the upstairs blinds being moved, then a loud crash outside underneath the second-story bedroom window. The homeowner looked outside to find a bush under the window had been smashed. Nothing was reported missing and the offender fled in an unknown direction, police said.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Identity Theft

A woman who lives in the 18600 block of Poplar Avenue told police somebody got a hold of her personal bank account information and issued a check for $499.49 on June 21. The woman reported she’d recently applied for a loan with an online company called Unsecured Loan Source. Sometime afterward, a company representative contacted the woman and requested her full name, date of birth, social security number and bank account information, all of which she gave him. Bank officials advised the woman to contact Homewood police.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Man Yells at Shoppers, Gets Caught with Weed

Brandon Kellum, 27, 1925 E. 171st Street, Hazel Crest, was charged with possession of between 2.5 grams and 10 grams of cannabis after he created a disturbance in Jewel-Osco, 3153 W. 183rd by yelling at customers, police said. Officers found an unspecified amount of cannabis in seven clear plastic bags in the pocket of Kellum’s jeans shorts when they arrested him at 4:45 p.m.

Stolen Shades

A woman was charged with retail theft at 1:29 p.m. after she took two pairs of sunglasses and one sunglasses case from a store in the 17900 block of Halsted Avenue. The total value of the woman’s retail theft was $84.97, 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.

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