Sunday, May 19, 2013
Protest Planned on 95th Street Over Police Racial Profiling Allegations • Mother's Day Fire Guts Camelot Banquet Hall • Former Mokena Fire Protection District Chief Del Yunker dies
Palos—Chicago Man Sought in Palos Hills Bank Robbery—The FBI believes Joseph Anderson, 32, robbed three Bank of America branches, including one in Palos Hills in April and another in a different suburb Monday morning. Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—Protest Planned on 95th Street Over Police Racial Profiling Allegations—A graduate student who has filed a $1.5 million civil suit against Oak Lawn is leading a protest against allegations of racial profiling by Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Orland Park—Man Caught Trying to Open Car Roof with Knife—An Orland Park man is also accused of stealing from several cars in the village and in nearby unincorporated Cook County Wednesday morning. Evergreen Park—Legal Woes Surround 'Racial …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Ryan Rogers, 27, was under surveillance by Chicago police when he reportedly tried to ram them with his car.
Chicago police shot and killed a man Tuesday night in East Hazel Crest. Ryan Rogers, 27, was under surveillance by Chicago police when they attempted to stop him, ABC 7 Chicago reports. That's when Rogers rammed police with his van and tried to escape. Police, fearing for their lives, then shot Rogers, according to the report. The East Hazel Crest Police Department assisted Chicago police with the incident in the 1900 block of 171st Street, which reportedly started Tuesday night and continued through Wednesday morning. Rogers' relatives refused to leave their home after the shooting, fearing they would be shot as well, according to the report. Authorities believe several people, including a child, were inside the home early Wednesday …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The mother of Brandon Culpepper, 30, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Homewood police, who shot Culpepper in his apartment Jan. 27. A Chicago attorney representing the family issued a press release about the suit Monday.
The family of a man who was shot and killed by Homewood police last week filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the department, according to a press release from a Chicago attorney's office. The lawsuit alleges that an officer shot at Brandon Culpepper, 30, "despite no reports of a weapon or an attack," claims the family's attorney. The shooting occurred Jan. 27, at the man's apartment in the 900 block of Olive Road. Culpepper reportedly confronted police, and the encounter ended in police gunfire, fatally wounding Culpepper. Read the original story. A press release from Gregory E. Kulis & Associates in Chicago states that the firm filed a five-count federal civil rights action on behalf of the family. Homewood police have yet to…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The 30-year-old Homewood man was shot and killed in the apartment he lived in after getting into a confrontation with police early Sunday morning.
The man fatally shot by police early Sunday morning has been identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 30-year-old Homewood resident Brandon Culpepper, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Police say they were responding to a disturbance call at an apartment building on the 900 block of Olive Rd. just before 7 a.m. Sunday when they got into a confrontation with Culpepper. The sitution lead to his shooting death in his residence on the third floor. Few other details have been released as state police proceed with an internal investigation of the shooting. We will update with more information as it becomes available. Join H-F Patch! Sign up for a free user account!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A man was shot and killed by police at a Homewood apartment building early Sunday morning.
A man was shot and killed by Homewood police early Sunday morning, according to police. At 6:46 a.m. officers responded to a reported disturbance at an apartment building in the 900 block of Olive Road, the Chicago Tribune reports. Officers were then confronted by a man who lived on the third floor of the building. Police say the confrontation ended with the man being shot by an officer. The identity of the man has not been released, police said. The Illinois State Police are investigating and a review of the incident will be handled by the Cook County state's attorney public integrity unit. Sign up for Homewood breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
A look back on some of last week's top articles.
450 residents came out to Millennium School last Saturday to help Foundation 153 raise roughly $8,000 for the district during their second annual Fund Run … Police said they are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday morning in which a Chicago Heights man shot a teenager he said was breaking into his home. A previously continued hearing on the disorderly conduct charge of Homewood "porn truck" driver Steven D. Dutton has been postponed until his Oct. 25 court date. The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation is seeking golfers and sponsors as well as community and alumni who want to come out and have fun… WGN's Mark Suppelsa helped Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care in Olympia Fields host a fundraiser fitness party on Sept. 24 at the H-…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Police are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday morning in which a Chicago Heights man shot a teenager he said was breaking into his home, police said.
Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 300 block of N. Boston Street in Chicago Heights discovered 18-year-old Anterrio L. Hall unresponsive and lying in the grass in the back yard, according to a release. Chicago Heights paramedics attempted to revive Hall, of the 1900 block of Adams Street, and took the teen to St. James Hospital, police said. However, their attempts were unsuccessful and Hall was pronounced dead upon his arrival, according to the release. The homeowner told investigators he was in the bathroom when he heard a sound of breaking glass coming from his kitchen, police said. The man told police he then got a gun from his bedroom and went to the kitchen to investigate, discovering a man crouching beside his table…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
After searching the mall until 2 a.m., Orland Park Police concluded the female fugitive who shot another woman in the JC Penney parking lot Friday night had fled.
Orland Park Police searched Orland Square Mall store by store for the shooter in an attempted Friday night armed robbery until 2 a.m. Saturday, but the woman was nowhere to be found, police said. The shooting, which sent a 67-year-old woman to the hospital, took place in the JCPenney parking lot at 8:55 p.m. Officers responded at 9:02 p.m., Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy said on Friday night. But it appears those few minutes were enough for the woman to slip out of the mall some other way. "It looks like by the time the officers got there, she had left the scene," Lt. James Bianchi said. "We can't say that she had ever hid in the mall." Read "Orland Square Shooter to Victim: 'Do As I Tell You'" for more on the shooting. After …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Orland Park officers are searching the entire mall for a woman who attempted to rob a shopper returning to her car, police said.
Read "Police: Orland Square Shooter Was Not in Mall" for the latest update Orland Park Police and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office have surrounded Orland Square Mall looking for a woman who fled into JCPenney after a parking-lot shooting. "We'll be searching for the next couple hours to secure the mall," Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy said shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. The woman, described as a black woman with shoulder-length brown hair, fled into the mall after trying to rob a customer in the lower-level lot by the JCPenney at about 8:55 p.m., McCarthy said. "Do as I tell you," she told the customer, a 67-year-old woman, according to police. She shot the victim in the right arm before fleeing into the mall. "People who heard the…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Homewood Police Chief Larry Burnson reflects on the night of Saturday, April 16, during which a 300-person party was broken up and three different gun-related crimes were reported.
An April 16 shooting is said to be connected with the police evacuation of a 300-person party, according to Homewood Police Chief Larry Burnson. Burnson said police are also investigating the possibility of two armed robberies on the same evening being connected. Burnson said witnesses confirmed that the man who shot and injured another in a parking lot near Jewel Express gas station in Homewood was present at the party prior to police evacuation. “We have not made arrests, but we're very, very close,” said Chief Burnson. “I think that we will come to a successful conclusion within the next 10 to 14 days.” The armed robbery of a man on the 800 block of Elder Road and the armed robbery of Rico’s Pizza also occurred on the same night, both …