Pistol Found During Traffic Stop: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports, Sept. 25-28


Stolen Laptop

Jevon Childress, 19, of the 14000 block of School Street in Riverdale was charged with retail theft for stealing a laptop valued at $322 from Best Buy just after 10:30 a.m., according to police.


Stolen Cell Phone

Someone stole a cell phone out of a Homewood woman’s car parked on the 2300 block of Hawthorne Rd. sometime between 9 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 27, according to police. In addition to the stolen cell phone, the vehicle’s antenna was removed and left on the hood of the car, police say. 

Pistol Found and Confiscated

Police say they issued a citation for unlawful use of a weapon and failure to wear a seatbelt to a man discovered carrying a compact pistol on his person while driving at Maple Rd. and Halsted St. just before 8 a.m. Reports say police noticed the pistol after pulling the man over for not wearing a seat belt. The man said the he was carrying the gun for protection while he went to purchase a new car he found on Craigslist in Calumet City, police say.


Dog Attack

A smaller-sized dog of unknown breed broke free from its owner and bit a man on the right shin around 2:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Hedgerow Lane, according to police. Reports say the dog tore the man’s pants, but did not break the skin. Police say the man kicked the dog away out of self-defense and yelled at the owner who retrieved the dog—only to let it loose again. Luckily, the dog did not attack again on the second round.

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Tobias Cichon October 09, 2012 at 01:16 PM
A couple weeks ago when we had heavy fog at 6:00 AM, I was walking the track at Patriots park and, out of the fog, I was charged by a freaking pit bull. I raised my arms, and yelled like a Wookiee, which stopped it in its tracks. I told it "no" firmly, and it retreated into the fog. Last week I saw the owner walking around with the dog sans a leash. I dislike calling the cops on neighbors, but that's not right, and I'm not sure where these people live - somewhere in the north east corner of the park maybe.
SouthSide October 09, 2012 at 03:11 PM
If it was foggy, how could you be sure it was a freaking pit bull? I've seen humans walking their Labs off leash there (and yes, they approach, even charge) but never a pit bull or any number of the dogs that people assume are pit bull.
Tobias Cichon October 09, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Visibility was at least 12 feet. It was clearly an American terrier. After the incident, I had the sense that the dog was probably wanting attention rather than to attack, but what exactly is the point of debating the breed of dog? A dog charged me, on the track, at 6 AM without a leash, from out of the fog. If you're ok with that because you doubt my ability to recognize the breed, then those indeed are logic circuits I'm hearing frying out.
Wags69 October 09, 2012 at 05:15 PM
As a long time dog owner, I understand that dogs enjoy running free of a leash. However, that is why we have dog parks. If you're not at the dog park then you should have your dog on a leash or contained. http://www.hfparks.com/parks/rovers-run.aspx
SouthSide October 10, 2012 at 09:01 PM
The point is that pit bull type dogs are fabulous family pets and they deserve to be discussed as such instead.


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