Crime

Sheriff warns of phone scammers claiming to represent sheriff's office

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart warned residents on Friday of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

In this scam, the caller makes notification that there is an allegation against the victim and that payment is required. A spoofing application is used to make it appear on caller ID that the phone call is coming from a Cook County Sheriff’s Office number.

Homewood police seek information about daytime burglaries

Homewood police are seeking information about two daytime residential burglaries that occurred Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 in the Governors Park neighborhood.

The break-ins happened in the 17600 block of Rockwell Avenue and the 2200 block of Hawthorne Road. Both burglaries occurred between late morning and early evening, according to police. No one was home at either residence. 

Flossmoor traffic stop leads to arrest for bank robbery

Flossmoor police say a bank robbery may have been prevented last week when an officer stopped a car for speeding in mid-morning traffic. Patrolman Tim Filkins stopped a man who subsequently was charged in an Orland Park bank robbery.

Surveillance photo shows possible car burglary suspect: police

Flossmoor police are looking for further information on a suspect who may be involved in a string of vehicle burglaries in the village.

Homewood man charged in 2 bank robbery incidents

A Homewood man faces a number of charges after allegedly robbing one local bank and attempting to rob another on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Brandon Darty, 24, of the 19100 block of Pierce Ave., was charged with felony robbery of a financial institution and misdemeanor aggravated assault and resisting a peace officer.

Armed robber hits Southgate Mini Mart late Saturday

Homewood police are seeking information about an armed robbery at Southgate Mini Mart that occurred at about 11:58 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

Homewood man shot at Naperville train station Tuesday

A 45-year-old Amtrak conductor from Homewood was shot by a passenger at the Naperville train station Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from Naperville police.

Police said they received the report of a gunshot victim on the train platform at 4:45 p.m. The conductor, who had been shot once in the torso, was transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville and was conscious and alert.

Homewood police report armed robbery Friday afternoon on Halsted Street

Two men stole a woman's cell phone shortly after 3 p.m. Friday in the parking lot at 17605 Halsted St. in Homewood, according to police.

One of the men displayed a handgun during the robbery, police said.

The two men left the area in a red SUV. 

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to contact the Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 708-206-3420.

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in shooting of railway guard

Harvey police announced on Thursday that an arrest warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for a suspect in the shooting death on Saturday, Nov. 26, of a railway security guard. Area law enforcement agencies are searching for Rashad Williams, 24, of East Hazel Crest.

Area police search for suspect in fatal shooting of CN guard

Multiple police agencies were searching the area Saturday night for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a CN Railway security guard in Harvey.

The incident began about 7 p.m. when the suspect allegedly stole a vehicle. The victim contacted Harvey police and in another car pursued the stolen vehicle, according to news conference video posted on an ABC7 News Facebook page. 

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