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Country Club Hills, Homewood police blotter

Updated: November 30, 2012 12:54AM



COUNTRY CLUB HILLS

EMPLOYEE THEFT: Gregory Booker, 35, 11862 Vincennes Road, Chicago, was charged with theft after he was caught stealing $550 from the cash register between Sept. 20 and Nov. 9 while he employed at Wal-Mart, 4005 W. 168th Place, , police said.

THEFT: A Country Club Hills woman told police someone stole $4,000 worth of jewelry from her home in the 18100 block of Ravisloe Terrace between Nov. 1 and 12.

SHATTERED WINDOW: The rear window of a van was broken with a landscaping rock between Nov. 10 and 12 outside a house in the 16900 block of Glen Oaks Drive.

FUR COAT THEFT: A $7,000 fur coat was stolen Nov. 12 from a house in the 17700 block of Princeton Lane.

DOG FIGHT: A Country Club Hills man told police a pit bull attacked his Shih Tzu while he was walking his dog Nov. 12 near his home in the 18200 block of Kostner Avenue. Both dogs ran away, and the resident has been unable to locate his pet.

THEFT: A 17-year-old Markham girl told police someone stole her $470 tablet computer from her backpack while she was in school Nov. 14 at Hillcrest High School, 17401 Pulaski Road.

RETAIL THEFT: Natosha Morgan, 31, 1116 N. Kedzie Ave., and Leoda Fountain, 47, 13030 S. King Drive, both of Chicago, were charged with retail theft after stealing $1,350 worth of alcohol, clothing and household items from Wal-Mart, 4005 W. 168th Place, police said.

THEFT: A GPS system, a camcorder and numerous gaming items were stolen Nov. 14 or 15 from a home in the 18100 block of Mary Ann Lane.

TIRES SLASHED: All four tires on a car were slashed Nov. 19 in the 4900 block of 186th Street and a threatening note was left on the windshield for the owner.

VANDALISM: Gabrielle Myles, 22, 16212 Cambridge Drive, Markham, was charged with criminal damage to property after keying another woman’s car Nov. 19 in the 17700 block of Oakwood Avenue, police said.

CAR THEFT: A Country Club Hills man told police his car was stolen from his garage Nov. 19 in the 4900 block of Mary Court. It was located through a tracking device in Chicago.

CAR BURGLARY: About $3,000 worth of beautician supplies and a laptop computer were stolen Nov. 19 from a car in the 4100 block of 178th Street.

RETAIL THEFT: Gregory Richard Jr., 21, 4155 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, was charged with retail theft after stealing a television from Nov. 21 from Wal-Mart, 4005 W. 168th Place, police said.

BATTERY: A 42-year-old Palatine man told police someone punched him in the neck for an unknown reason and fled Nov. 21 while the man was walking into a gas station, 18300 Cicero Ave.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Lenita Miller, 26, 14630 Kentucky Ave., Harvey, was charged with domestic battery after a Nov. 21 incident at a home in the 17500 block of Country Club Drive, police said.

SHOT FIRED: A resident told police he returned Nov. 22 to his home in the 17800 block of Springfield Avenue and found a bullet hole in a bedroom window and a bullet from a handgun on the floor of the bedroom.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Jacqueline Johnson, 26, 4355 W. 181st St., Country Club Hills, was charged with domestic battery after a disturbance Nov. 22 at her home, police said.

HOME BURGLARY: Video game systems, televisions and a laptop computer were stolen Nov. 23 from a house in the 18000 block of Edwards Avenue.

HIT AND RUN: Berenestine Crowley, 22, 17927 Oakley Ave., Lansing, was charged with hit and run, driving on a suspended license, illegal transportation of alcohol and criminal damage to property after crashing Nov. 24 into a mailbox in the 18100 block of Juneway Court and driving away, police said.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Demetrius Stevens, 38, 4510 W. 182nd Place, Country Club Hills, was charged with domestic battery after a Nov. 24 altercation outside a residence in the 4500 block of 182nd Place, police said.

HOMEWOOD

PILFERED PLATE: A front license plate was stolen between Nov. 1 and 16 from a car in the 18200 block of California Avenue.

IDENTITY THEFT: Marcus Peebles, 21, of the first block of Apache Street, Park Forest, was charged with identity theft Nov. 10 after he used another man’s Social Security number to purchase a laptop computer worth $450 at Super K Mart, 17550 Halsted St., police said.

DRUG CHARGE: Robert Peretz, 56, of the 11700 block of LeClaire Avenue, Alsip, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Nov. 13 after police found five plastic bags with heroin residue, four hypodermic needles and a glass pipe in his car in a parking lot at 175th Street and Dixie Highway, police said.

HOUSE BREAK-IN: A woman returned to her home Nov. 13 in the 18500 block of Palmer Avenue and found the back door open and the interior ransacked.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Two men who identified themselves as relatives of a neighbor conned a woman into letting them into her house Nov. 14 in the 17500 block of Lincoln Avenue, police said. They said the men told her they needed to check the electricity, and while one man distracted her, the other ransacked several bedrooms but nothing appeared to be stolen.

BOGUS BILL: A woman tried to pay for a lamp Nov. 15 with a counterfeit $100 bill at Menards, 17454 Halsted St. She told police she was not sure where she got the bill.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A ComEd meter reader told police that two men tried to rob him Nov. 15 in the 18500 block of Pierce Terrace. The employee said a man asked him for spare change, and another man grabbed him from behind, but he was able to break free and the men fled.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Darius Howell, 24, of Kankakee, was charged with criminal damage to property and resisting arrest after fighting with two police officers Nov. 15 when he refused to pay for his ticket or leave an Amtrak train at the Homewood station, police said.

DUI ARREST: Patrick Edwards, 21, of the 1700 block of Linden Avenue, Homewood, was charged with drunken driving and improper parking on a roadway Nov. 17 after police found him asleep behind the wheel of his car at Center Avenue and James Lane, police said.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: The driver’s side mirror of a police car was broken Nov. 17 while the officer investigated a report of a loud party at Birch and Highland.

RETAIL THEFT: Terri Leoni, 52, of Lansing, was charged with retail theft after she stole $300 worth of groceries Nov. 18 from Target, 17605 Halsted St., police said.

BIKE THEFT: A boy’s bicycle was stolen Nov. 18 from the front yard of a house in the 1800 block of Martin Avenue.

DUI ALLEGED: Maurice Moreau, 33, of Evanston, was charged with drunken driving, driving on a suspended license and illegal transportation of alcohol after a stop Nov. 21 at 183rd Street and Perth Avenue, police said.

PLATE STOLEN: A front license plate was stolen between Nov. 19 and 21 from a car in the 18400 block of Kedzie Avenue.

DUI CASE: Aaron Harris Jr., 18, of the 1100 block of Parkview Avenue, Chicago Heights, was charged with drunken driving, speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia after a Nov. 21 stop at 183rd Street and Poplar Avenue, police said.

DUI CHARGE: Michael Rinkenberger, 32, of Woodridge, was charged with drunken driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident Nov. 22 after he rear-ended a truck at Halsted Street and Maple Road, police said.

CAR BURGLARY: A jacket, hoodie and pack of cigarettes were stolen Nov. 22 from an unlocked car in the 1600 block of Olive Road.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Jill Gavin, 44, of the 18800 block of Ashland Avenue, Homewood, was charged with domestic battery after an incident Nov. 24 at her home, police said.

DUI ARREST: Mary Bankston, 43, of the 1400 block of Portland Avenue, Chicago Heights, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use after being stopped Nov. 25 in the 17700 block of Halsted Street, police said.

VANDALISM: A rock was used to break a rear passenger window Nov. 25 or 26 in a parking lot in the 17800 block of Halsted Street. Nothing was stolen.

FUNNY MONEY: A woman tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill Nov. 26 at Jewel-Osco, 17705 Halsted St. She fled the store after a clerk commented that the bill felt odd.



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