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Man Allegedly Trashes House After a Few Drinks: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports, July 25 - 27

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Man Trashes House After a Few Drinks

Todd Butler, 22, of the 1800 block of Maple Road, Homewood, was charged with criminal damage to property at 12:15 a.m. after he put a hole in a bathroom door by punching it with his fist. Butler had reportedly been drinking before returning home to his parents’ house where he lives. He threw books, papers and CDs all over the house, according to the police report. He was also charged with resisting arrest, police said. 

THURSDAY, JULY 26

Fight In Vehicle Leads to Marijuana Charges

William Mustafaa, 27, 6222 S. Park Shore East Court, Chicago, was charged with felony possession of cannabis. Officers stopped the vehicle in which Mustafaa and a female passenger were riding at 2:05 p.m. because of reports of a “rolling domestic,” a fight inside a moving vehicle, police said. Officers smelled cannabis and reportedly found 46 grams inside the vehicle and on Mustafaa’s person. The female passenger was not charged.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Stolen Electronics

Mildred Butler, 48, 3701 Peach Grove Lane, Hazel Crest, was charged with retail theft at 5 p.m. after she exited a store in the 17500 block of Halsted Street with electronic devices she did not pay for. Police said Butler put a portable DVD player and a portable stereo in a plastic bag she had in her shopping cart and then went to the service desk without making any purchases. After returning a table fan, she walked out without paying for the bagged items, which were worth $159.98, police said.   

Woman Breaks Into Her Former House

Bessie Ward, 45, was charged with domestic battery and criminal trespass to property after she tried to force her way into the house in which she lived up until May, in the 1300 block of Poplar Court, police said. After her estranged husband partially opened the front door at 12:16 p.m., Ward reportedly kicked it wide open and damaged an inside wall. During a struggle, Ward tore her husband’s shirt and damaged a necklace he wore, police said.

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.

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