Crime Begetting Crime: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports, Sept. 11-13


Theft Pursuit Lands Woman With Driving Charges

Ieasha F. Cook, 36, of the 200 block of Halsted in Chicago Heights was charged with driving with a suspended license when police caught her attempting to help a theft in progress around 4:30 p.m. The thief, who’s name was not provided, was charged with retail theft for stealing $23.62 worth of assorted tools and clothing from Menards. 

Employee Theft

Allan Howard, 23 of the 12400 block of South LaSalle in Chicago was charged with retail theft after video surveillance revealed him stealing a co-workers cell phone at Super Kmart sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. Howard also admitted to stealing two video games earlier in the month. 

Stolen Nintendo Leads to Warrant Arrest

Timothy Craig, 39, of the 1900 block of 191st Street in East Hazel Crest was charged with retail theft after police caught him stealing a $169.00 Nintendo DS gaming system from Target shortly after noon. Failure to give his name upon arrest also landed Craig a charge of obstructing an officer. He had good reason, though, as a fingerprint scan revealed Craig’s identity along with a warrant for parole violation.


Stolen Headset

Two black males were spotted stealing a wireless cell phone headset valued at $129.99 from Target shortly after 6 p.m. The first man is described six-feet-one-inch tall and roughly 220 pounds. The second man is described as five-foot-eight-inches tall and 170 pounds. Both escaped the scene in a car together before police could apprehend them.

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.

John Kearns September 19, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Timothy Craig, 39, of the 1900 block of 191st Street in East Hazel Crest in the stolen Nintendo story. That would not be in East Hazel Crest. Might be Chicago heights
Brian James September 19, 2012 at 06:16 PM
It must be a typo if there were a 1900 block of 191st it would be in the middle of a golf course. My guess is it should have been 171 st
Ryan Fitzpatrick September 19, 2012 at 07:21 PM
The address we used is direct from the Homewood police public records book. I can ask about the accuracy of said address next time I run over to the cop shop. Thanks for the vigilance, guys.
SouthSide September 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
It makes me laugh to see some of these people on facebook.


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