Thursday, March 14, 2013
Homewood police reports, March 8-11.
MONDAY, MARCH 11 Someone cut the lock on the propane tank cage at Jewel-Osco, 3153 183rd St., and took four tanks. The tanks are located by the east doors. Each tank is worth $75, for a total of $300. No arrest was reported from this incident. SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Lamara Brownridge, 19, of the 3700 block of Wentworth, in Chicago, was charged with improper lane use, driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, illegal transportation of an open container, driving without a license, driving without proof of insurance and obstructing identification. Brownridge was stopped after police saw her speed and weave in traffic. She was unable to show a driver's license or proof of insurance. An officer also …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The arrest is directly related to cooperation from a local resident, according to Flossmoor Police.
Flossmoor police arrested 23-year-old Chicago Heights resident Richad Troiani in connection with a series of local residential burglaries, according to a notification from the department. “This arrest was a direct result of community members reporting suspicious activity,” the notice said. Police say a tip lead them to catching Troiana redhanded after he was seen breaking into a home on Lynwood Court Thursday. Upon investigation, Flossmoor detectives found property linking Troiana with multiple recent daytime burglaries on Dartmouth Road, Oxford Court, Cambridge Court and Chicago Heights. Troiana was charged with three counts of residential burglary.
Friday, January 25, 2013
A third residential burglary occurred on the 1400 block of Cambridge Ave. on Thursday, Jan. 24 according to police.
Flossmoor police are on alert after yet another residential burglary occurred in what seems to be a pattern, according to a release from the department. A break-in on the 1400 block of Cambridge Ave. sometime between 5:45 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 matches the description of two additional recent residential burglaries in the same neighborhood, according to police. READ: FLOSSMOOR POLICE INVESTIGATE RECENT HOME BREAK-INS Police say the burglar or burglars are probably traveling on foot and searching for empty houses. There have also been reports of mysterious doorbell rings within the neighborhood—possibly to test whether anyone is home. Police ask anyone who notices suspicious activity call 911 immediately. Anyone who may …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Police are increasing patrols in this Flossmoor neighborhood after two potentially related home burglaries occurred last week.
Flossmoor police are on the lookout for the cuplrit or cuplrits behind two recent home burglies, according to a release from the department. The fist break-in was on the 1300 block of Dartmouth Rd. between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 11, police say. Nobody was home when the burglar(s) stole electronics and personal items, according to the release. Police say a potentially related burglary happened on the 2000 block of Oxford Court on Jan. 15, also between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.—two blocks away from the other break-in. Nobody was home during the time of the burglary. Flossmoor police say they've beefed up patrol in these areas. If you or someone you know has any information related to the burglaries call Flossmoor's Investifations Division …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The plot was foiled thanks to a Homewood resident's suspicions, according to police reports.
A Homewood resident foiled an attempted two-man ruse burglary at his Hood Ave. home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, according to police. Police say a grey car parked in the man’s driveway around 3 p.m. and a man exited, claiming to be a new neighbor. The resident invited the “neighbor” inside, but quickly grew suspicious as the stranger tried to persuade him to go to the back of the house, according to the report. As the resident protested, another man made a surprise entrance through the front door, police said. Reports say the resident “started screaming at the offenders to get out of the house” and the two strangers fled westbound on Linden Road. Police say they searched the area for the man but were unable to find them. Police describe the …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Harvey man in jail on a burglary charge out of Frankfort says he is afraid correctional officers will kill him for lawsuits he filed alleging he was beaten and abused.
Six months after he was locked up in the Will County jail on burglary and theft charges, William Jenkins said guards bashed his head against a shower stall wall before pushing and punching him during a strip search. Six months after that alleged attack, the 29-year-old Harvey man said members of the jail's black-clad Emergency Response Team locked went into his cell and beat him so badly he was sent to the medical wing for two weeks. Jenkins sued six different deputies—three in connection with each alleged attack—shortly after the respective incidents. And now he fears he will be killed for blowing the whistle, said his lawyer. "That's exactly what he is alleging," said Joliet attorney John Schrock, adding that Jenkins is in "serious fear …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Homewood police reports, Dec. 3–10
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 A Homewood resident called police when she heard glass breaking from her neighbor's house shortly after 5:30 p.m. on the 18900 block of Center Ave., according to reports. Police say they observed a portion of the home’s front window to be broken our, as well as the back glass sliding door. The residents, who were sleeping upstairs during the burglary, said a purse and additional personal items were stolen, according to the report. Police say one of the victims had a voicemail on her phone that may suggest the burglar may be a personal acquaintance. FRIDAY, DEC. 7 Someone broke into a home on the 3000 block of Matthew Lane sometime between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., according to police. Reports say the burglar used an …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Jacob Lasiow, 30, was arrested by Homewood and Oak Forest police and charged with property damage and multiple counts of residential burglary.
Police have apprehended a suspect in a series of residential burglaries. Jacob Lesiow, 30, of the 16100 block of Carse Avenue in Harvey, was arrested by detectives from the Homewood and Oak Forest police departments in the Governors Park neighborhood. He was charged with felony criminal damage to property by Homewood Police for a Sept. 21 case on the 1300 block of Hickory Road, which detectives are still investigating. Oak Forest Police have also charged him with two counts of residential burglary, and Glenwood police have charged him with one count of residential burglary. 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 …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Two additional former H-F students and one Chicago man were also involved in the Indiana home invasion.
Updated: 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 Two former Homewood-Flossmoor High School students were arrested and one is dead following the burglary of an Indiana woman on Aug. 8. The Northwest Indiana Times is reporting H-F grads Dominick Fazzini, 23, Michael Sprague, 24 and Shawn Duffy, 24, along with one other man, Jordan Wilkerson, 23, of Chicago as the culprits behind the crime in Porter Township. Police caught up with the four as they were fleeing from the scene and chased them until driver, Sprague, crashed the vehicle in Hobart, IN, according to reports. Duffy reportedly shot and killed himself following the crash. Fazzini was reportedly charged with felony burglary, robbery and confinement. Sprague was reportedly charged with felony aiding in a …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A second burglar was picked up nearby after police caught the first man.
Jeffery Daley, 18, of 721 Blackhawk Drive, University Park, and Tony Scales, 22, of 1516 Ellis Ave., were both charged with residential burglary after they broke into a home in the 1000 block of 186th Street at 3:33 p.m. on Friday, June 22, police said. The homeowner told police she locked herself into an upstairs bathroom after she heard someone knocking very loudly and then try to turn the door knob on the front, and then back door. She then heard glass breaking, according to the police report. Homewood police set up a perimeter around the residence and found Daley hiding inside, under a bed on the second floor. Scales was picked up about a block away and both men were identified by witnesses who said they saw them near the home shortly …