Man Allegedly Chokes Woman; Apartment Break-in: Blotter

Homewood police reports, Sept. 24-25


Stolen Clothing, Possession of Marijuana

Two juveniles were charged with two counts of retail theft each after police caught them stealing clothes from Kohl’s around 1:20 p.m., according to police. Police say the two walked out of the store with a shopping cart filled with several hundred dollars of stolen merchandise and met up with an accomplice in a car—another juvenile. According to reports, police found five small bags filled with marijuana in the vehicle and a “blunt” marijuana cigar in addition to the stolen merchandise. The third juvenile was charged with one count of retail theft and possession of marijuana, according to police.


Stolen Car

A car was stolen from the 2800 block of Tarpon Court sometime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to police. Police say the owner most likely left the doors unlocked. According to reports, there is only one set of keys to the vehicle and they are in the owner’s possession. The value of the vehicle is roughly $2,000, police say. 

Residential Break-ins

Someone broke into an apartment on the 3200 block of 184th Street sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight, according to police. Reports say pry marks were found on the door and frame and belongings inside the residence were out of order. Police say nothing was stolen. Reports also show another attempted break-in at the adjacent apartment unit.

Man Allegedly Chokes Woman, Damages Door 

Dameco Morris, 36, of the 7800 block of S. Jeffery in Chicago was charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property after getting into a skirmish with his ex-girlfriend around 8:15 a.m. on the 18200 block of Hart Dr, according to reports. Police say Morris and the victim were splitting up and Morris was moving his things out of his ex-girlfriend’s house when the to got into a verbal argument. The argument turned physical when Morris started choking the victim, according to police. The victim responded by threatening to “break (Morris’) jaw again with a drinking glass,” and she closed the door, police say. According to reports, Morris forced the door open, causing $600 of damage. Morris denied choking the woman and claimed the door was not his fault, police said.

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T'sMom October 05, 2012 at 03:08 PM
People should be aware as there have been several break-ins or attempted break-ins on Hickory Road during the daylight hours, starting from the tennis courts (Aberdeen) & heading west to Loomis, one happened on Sept. 18th and 2 more on Sept. 21st, why wasn't it mentioned in the police reports to make residents aware of what is happening in their neighborhood. This is terrible while people are working hard to pay their taxes and other expenses to live in this village, this is going on. Homewood needs to address this continued crime problem in this area and the community.
Ryan Fitzpatrick October 05, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.


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