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Mother Beats Son with Coat Hanger: Police Blotter

Homewood Police reports, Nov. 3–4

SUNDAY, NOV. 4 

Mother Beats Son with Coat Hanger

Dalana Holt, 32, of the 19400 block of Glenwood Rd. in Chicago Heights was charged with domestic battery after police say they witnessed her beating her son with a plastic coat hanger in her vehicle on the 17900 block of Halsted St. According to the report, Holt was mad at her son and her juvenile cousin for how they were behaving inside GameStop. Police say Holt hit her son four times in the leg and that the hanger was broken by the time an officer intervened. Police say DCFS was notified of the event. The two juveniles were released to the juvenile cousin’s mother, reports say.  

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 

Possession of Marijuana

Police say they pulled over a juvenile for not signaling during a turn at the intersection Gottschalk Ave. and Ridge Rd. around 9:30 p.m. Reports say a strong odor of marijuana was emanating from the SUV when it was pulled over. Police say they discovered just over seven grams of marijuana in the driver’s sock. The juvenile was issued a citation for possession of marijuana, according to the report. 

Apartment Break-in

Someone pried open the backdoor of an apartment on the 3200 block of 184th Street sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., according to police. Reports say the burglar stole $2,200 from the residence.

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Brian James November 13, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Sounds to me like the kid had it coming; My mom use to use a hot wheel track on me.
SouthSide November 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Hitting is never a good idea. Children learn what they live. This child probably thinks it is OK to use violence, thanks to his mother. This woman needs to spend some time in prison, needs to be made to read books on parenting, and needs to be made to take parenting classes (at her own expense) before she is allowed to once again care for her child(ren).
Brandon December 21, 2012 at 03:55 PM
My parents whipped us 6 kids with a leather belt when we got out of hand. We all turned out to be law abiding citizens, educated and never been in jail and we are not violent people. I think if you talk to your children and explain to them right & wrong with a gentle spanking its ok. I've seen children disrespect their parents and act out in public and the parent is no embarrassed because they child has no reverence for the parent. If you spare the rod you spoil the child. They are going to bring shame to you.
pia mowli January 31, 2013 at 01:28 PM
I know this individual personally and her son....she would never just beat her child period. He son is very active and full of energy and tries to manipulate her into getting what he wants...no denying it she does what she can bt in that instant she didn't have it and he acted out...popping him on th e leg did not leave any long term damage or physical evidence that she is an abusive mother. People need to mind there own business...yes there are some ppl that do neglect and abuse their children but Ms. Holt is not one of them.

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