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Check Forgery and DUI: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports, July 28 - 29

SUNDAY, JULY 29

A Couple of (Alleged) Thieves

Darren Jackson, 49, and Shelonda Tagget, 47, both of 62 Ash Street in Park Forest, were each charged with retail theft at 11:10 a.m. The two allegedly placed items into a plastic shopping bag and left a grocery store in the 17700 block of Halsted Street without paying the $83.88 they owed. Police apprehended them about a block away where Jackson and Tagget admitted they had taken merchandise from other area stores, according to the police report.

Tagget was also charged with retail theft five days earlier after she took women’s clothing with a retail value of $195.45 from a store in the 17500 block of Halsted, police said.    

SATURDAY, JULY 28

Check-check, Checks Forger

Victoria Tolbert, 21, 15329 Birch Road, Markham, was charged with forgery after she tried to cash a fake payroll check at a bank in the 17600 block of Halsted Street. A teller and bank manager verified that a $989.65 check Tolbert attempted to cash was phony, so they stalled her and called police, according to the police report. She was arrested at 12:25 p.m.

Drunk driving

Lekeyon McGee, 27, 3944 W. 19th Street, Chicago, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage at 10:55 p.m. The vehicle McGee was driving had only one working headlight and weaved from the left lane of west bound 183rd Street to the curb lane, in and out of traffic, police said. After police stopped him in the 2900 block of 183rd Street, he reportedly smelled of alcohol, failed the horizontal gaze test and had a blood-alcohol concentration of .159.

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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