Crime

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. 

Man eluding police causes power outage Thursday in Homewood

A Richton Park man's attempt to elude Olympia Fields police ended in Homewood on Thursday morning with a traffic accident that resulted in a power outage.

Charles White, 59, was allegedly involved in an altercation with an Olympia Fields police officer and was attempting to elude arrest, according to Olympia Fields police. 

Hazel Crest teen charged with robbing 7-Eleven in Homewood

A Hazel Crest teen was arrested late Saturday after allegedly robbing the 7-Eleven store at 3154 183rd St. in Homewood.

Homewood police received a report at 9:23 p.m. of an armed robbery at the store.

The 16-year-old suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money, police said. 

2 juveniles charged with home invasion, armed robbery after incident Saturday in Homewood

Two juveniles have been charged with home invasion and weapons violations after an incident Saturday, Oct. 8, in the 1600 block of Olive Road, according to Homewood police.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a residence there about 2:55 p.m.

Police said several juveniles were involved in a dispute over a lawn mowing job. The victims were inside a screened-in porch when two suspects entered and demanded money and a cell phone. 

Bellwood man arrested on forgery, other charges after fleeing from local bank

Homewood police apprehended a Bellwood man Friday, June 3, after he allegedly presented a fraudulent check to a teller at a bank on Dixie Highway.

Brandon Byrd, 30, has been charged with felony forgery, deceptive practices, resisting a peace officer and unlawful possession of cannabis, according to a Homewood police report.

Suspect in attempted armed robbery charged as juvenile

The suspect apprehended after an attempted armed robbery of an off-duty police officer in Homewood late Thursday has been charged with attempted vehicular hijacking and attempted armed robbery, according to Homewood police.

In an update  on the case posted Monday, police said the 17-year-old was transported to the juvenile detention center in Chicago.

Attempted armed robbery foiled by off-duty police officer late Thursday

One juvenile was apprehended and another suspect remains at large after the two allegedly accosted and attempted to rob an off-duty police officer late Thursday in Homewood, according to a news release from the Homewood Police Department. [Story updated Sept. 14]

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