Woman Punches Neighbor Over Daughter Dispute: Homewood Police Blotter

Homewood police reports July 3–8


Two Charged for Selling Candy Without Permit

Kourtney Windom, of the 1000 block of East 133rd Street, Riverdale, was charged with criminal trespass to real property after he and a juvenile whose name police did not release, were seen selling candy from out of a backpack in front of a store in the 17900 block of Halsted Street at 12:30 p.m. The two had been previously cited for selling without a permit and warned not to return, police said. The juvenile was also charged with criminal trespassing and released to his parents’ custody, according to the police report. Windom has a court date of August 8 in Markham.

$750 Worth of Merchandise Stolen

Megan McGuffey, 35, of the 22800 block of Frederick Road, Steger, was charged with retail theft at 4 p.m. Police said McGuffey bagged up merchandise with a total retail value of $751.08 and left a store in the 17600 block of Halsted Street without paying. She has an August 7 court date in Markham.

Woman Punches Neighbor Over Daughter Dispute

Doris Dillon-Contreras, 48, of the 18600 Highland Avenue in Homewood, was charged with battery after she punched a neighbor in the mouth, police said. Dillon-Contreras allegedly punched the woman on the neighbor’s porch during an argument about their daughters. The neighbor refused medical treatment, but opted to press charges. Dillon-Contreras is scheduled to appear in court in Markham on August 20.

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babyboomer July 12, 2012 at 02:11 PM
There were two teenage boys about a week ago who were going door to door trying to sell paper subscriptions in my neighborhood in Homewood, saying that they were trying to earn scholarships. I did not buy anything, but are people allowed to do this in Homewood.
Scotty40 July 12, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Not without a permit from the village... Although, religious org's and non-profits are exempt, I think....
FlossmoorMom July 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM
UGH, I wish all had to have permits...I cannot stand solicitors- they always seem to come around 7-8pm!
Chester Rook July 12, 2012 at 05:55 PM
As long as you put up a "No Solicitation" sign it doesn't matter who they are. They cannot even ring your door bell if you have the sign up.
Blind Dog Fulton July 12, 2012 at 08:18 PM
We can not allow this kind of behavior to happen in our community...no tolerance period. Assault your next door neighbor? Unreal...grow up and act like an adult and maybe, just maybe your kids will learn what it means to be a contributing member of society.
Resident July 16, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Not true, I'm afraid. My neighbors and I have those signs on our door and we are harassed by Jehovah's Witnesses all the time. Homewood Police say they are exempt from those no solicitation signs because they are not soliciting and they do not need permits to harass people they way they do. Trust me. I've called the police more than once on these people because they relentlessly and repeatedly ring the bell and knock on the door despite my poor dog's very obvious anxiety and despite my repeated requests that they not come to my door anymore. I've even called the local churches to ask that the leaders please inform their flock that their presence is not welcome at my door. My pleas only made matters worse.
Harry Callahan July 31, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I can't wait for the Democrats to come around trying to drum up votes for the election in Nov. are they in for a rude awakening.


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