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Police Recover Puppy, Ecstasy From DUI Scene: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports, Sept. 16-17

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 

Police Recover Puppy, Ecstasy From DUI Scene

Police pulled over Landon Gresham, 30, of the 7100 block of South Indiana at 174th Street and Fisk just before 2:30 a.m. after they saw him weaving between lanes while driving. Police say Gresham smelled strongly of alcohol and had trouble speaking clearly during the traffic stop. According to the report, police gave Gresham three field sobriety tests and he failed all three. Recovered from Gresham’s car was a half-empty bottle of vodka, a bag or marijuana, two bags filled with ecstasy pills and a small puppy with no tags, according to the report. At the station, police say Gresham refused to take an alcohol breath test, however, he did admit ownership of the vodka and the marijuana. Only one, at most, of the pills were his, he says in the police report. Gresham was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Illegal transport of alcohol
  • Improper lane use

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 

Attempted Car Burglary

Police say a Homewood man noticed his car’s interior light on while looking out the window of his home on the 1600 block of Linden Road around 10:45 p.m. According to reports, the man went out to check on his car and noticed the rear driver’s side door was open. Police say the man also noticed a person walking westbound, away from the car, be he was unable to get a description. 

Stolen Vodka 

Robert Black, 49, of the 2200 block of West 157th Street in Markham was charged with retail theft after security caught him stealing two bottles of vodka and one bottle of cognac from Super Kmart around 7:30 p.m., according to police. Black was released on bond, according to the report. Police say the total value of the stolen alcohol was $78.97.

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