TUESDAY, MAY 3
Goodbye & Thanks For All the Fish
Police say two men went on a "fishing expedition" at the Homewood Jewel-Osco store, then fled after a confrontation with the manager. The two men approached the meat counter, and requested a quantity of fish which totaled $190, according to the police report. The two men then rolled their shopping cart to Aisle Three in the grocery store, where a store employee saw one of the men slide the fish beneath his navy blue coat, police said. The two men tried to leave but were confronted by a store employee who demanded they return the fish, police said. After successfully regaining possession of the fish, a manager sternly told the men never to return, police said.
Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Umbrella
A Flossmoor woman working out at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet club Tuesday afternoon discovered that the passenger front window of her 2008 Honda had been smashed, and a black canvas bag containing children's books and a black umbrella had been stolen from the vehicle, police said. The damage to the window was estimated at $250, and the theft of the books, umbrella and bag at $100, police said.
Woman Attacked at Her Workplace
A female employee of the Brunswick Zone was attacked at work by a violent ex-boyfriend who pulled her hair and smashed her cellphone, police said. The woman told police she was at work in the arcade area when the man grabbed her, saying that if he couldn't have her, no one could, according to the report. After frightening the woman and damaging her cellphone, the man fled, according to the report. The woman told investigators she is willing to press charges for the physical assault and damaged property, said police. She told police she had ended the relationship because it was abusive. The man was being sought by police, but was not in custody as of Thursday night, police said.
MONDAY, MAY 2
Everything Not Like He Left It
When a Homewood man returned to his home after an absence of several weeks, he discovered his Elder Road residence had been burglarized of electronics and jewelry, police said. The man reported the theft of a 20-inch Sony television, a Memorex DVD player, two Sony DVD players, as well as two diamond earrings, valued at $3,000, a chain with a praying hands decoration valued at $1,000 and two diamond watches valued at $700.
SUNDAY, MAY 1
OK, Maybe Those Are My Shorts
Police who stopped a car for crossing a center lane found a woman, a loaded Glock and a Hoosier man with cocaine in his shorts. Police said Shawn P. Duffy, 23, of 9400 block of Tyler Street in Crown Point, IN, was wearing shorts which contained a Newport cigarette box filled with cocaine. Initially, Duffy expressed surprise when confronted about the cocaine in his shorts, claiming the garment belonged to a buddy, police said. But he then had an apparent change of heart, commenting, "I am not going to lie to you, that's mine," according to the report.
Duffy then told officers he had sold cannabis up until two days prior, but now kept it in a safe for personal use, police said. After leading police to that safe, Duffy was charged with possession of cannabis and a controlled substance, according to the report. Investigators established that the loaded Glock belonged to the female motorist, who displayed a valid FOID card and was not charged, police said.