Driving High; $500 In Headphones Stolen: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports: Sept. 11–16


Driving High

Nicolas Clemons, 21, of the 0 block of Glarus Ln. in Lynwood was charged with driving with expired plate stickers, driving under the influence of drugs and driving with an expired drivers license when police pulled him over for the expired sticker at 183rd Street and Dolphin Lake Dr. just before 2 a.m., according to police reports. Police say Clemons’ eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred when they pulled him over. Clemons said he had taken three shots of alcohol during dinner around 5 p.m. earlier that day, according to the report. After Clemons failed three of three field sobriety tests, police brought him into the station, the report says. Officers gave him a breath alcohol test, on which he blew 0.00, according to the report. After police read Clemons his Miranda rights, he admitted to smoking marijuana 45 minutes before he was pulled over. Two urine samples were secured; one for evidence and the other for drug analysis, according to the report.


Stolen Makeup

Two juveniles were charged with retail theft after they were both caught stealing a total of almost $80 worth of makeup from Super Kmart around 2 p.m., police said.

$500 In Headphones Stolen 

Anthony Patterson, 26, of the 2100 block of 119th Street in Blue Island and Antoine Patterson, 21, of the 4000 block of Kennedy Ave. in East Chicago, Ind. were both charged with two counts of retail theft after officers caught the pair stealing a total of nearly $500 in headphones from Target around 2:30 p.m., according to police. While in custody, police say they learned Anthony Patterson also had a warrant out for his arrest from Harvey for driving with a suspended license. Both were processed and given an Oct. court date at Markham Courthouse.


Bat-Wielding Man Goes on Hallway Tirade Over Alleged Missing Shoes

A neighbor of a man irate over a pair of missing shoes called police after he was heard yelling and banging a baseball bat around the hallways, according to reports. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. in an apartment complex on the 900 block of Olive Road, police said.

According to the report, someone asked the man to stop, but he responded by throwing a half-eaten sausage into the hallway and continuing to yell. He retreated into his apartment before police arrived, according to the report. The complainant alleges the man was intoxicated throughout the ordeal, according to the report. The complainant also alleges the man was recently in a dispute with a neighbor over a pair of missing shoes.

When police knocked on the door to attempt to speak with the man, he was heard saying, “Don’t answer the door, we don’t have to answer it,” the report says. Subsequent attempts to contact him proved fruitless as well, police say. A complaint was filed, but the man was not charged. 

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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