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Packing Heat; Apartment Break-in: Police Blotter

Homewood Police reports, Nov. 3 - 7

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Stolen Copper

Someone stole $856 worth of copper from Menards in Homewood sometime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to police.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 

Credit Card Fraud

Someone stole a Homewood man’s credit card number and purchased $592.98 worth of merchandise between two different stores in Matteson and Glenwood, respectively, according to police. Both fraudulent transactions were completed around 8 p.m. 

Packing Heat

Police say they charged Donald Carter, 41, of the 18400 block of Stonecreek Dr. in Hazel Crest with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, one count of expired registration and one count of unlawful transportation of alcohol. Police pulled Carter’s white Cadillac over on the 17600 block of Halsted for expired license plates just before 5 p.m., according to reports. Police say an open bottle of Hennessy Cognac lying on the floor of the vehicle, along with a 9mm handgun. Carter says he has no knowledge of a handgun being inside the vehicle, according to reports. Police say they also removed several suspected counterfeit bills from Carter’s wallet for investigation.  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 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.

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.

SouthSide November 13, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Goofy criminals. Don't you realize that driving on expired plates or no plates or improperly displayed plates will get you pulled over? Why risk it? Walk or ride a bike or take a bus to get to the place you want to rob or to the person you want to shake down.

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