Crime

Police: Bomb threats received Thursday by 2 Homewood business not credible

Two Homewood businesses received bomb threats on Thursday, Dec. 13, but police said the threats do no appear to be credible.

Both threats were delivered via email and contained a demand for payment, according to Homewood police.

Police received the first report at about 1:15 p.m. regarding a threat against a business in the 18800 block of Dixie Highway.

At 1:55 p.m. another threat was reported regarding a business in the 3200 block of 183rd Street.

Homewood woman abducted, released Wednesday

A woman, 19, was taken from her home in the 18200 block of Dolphin Lake Drive by force on Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to Homewood police. She was later released unharmed and was able to make her way back home.

Police responded at 12:28 p.m. to the report of a home invasion and learned that a 19-year-old man who is known to the victim allegedly had forced his way into the home, displayed a weapon and forced the woman to leave with him.

Teen stole commuter’s cell phone at Flossmoor Metra stop: police

Police are seeking information on the theft of a cell phone from a commuter early Wednesday at the Flossmoor Metra station.
 

Vehicle taken in carjacking recovered in Harvey

A vehicle stolen on Oct. 16 in a carjacking incident has been recovered, according to Homewood police.

The vehicle was taken from a residence in the 17600 block of Briar Avenue after three assailants attacked the vehicle's owner and demanded the keys.

The 2012 Honda Civic was recovered in Harvey on Wednesday, Oct. 17, according to Homewood police. The vehicle was unoccupied when it was found and was not significantly damaged.

Teen facing multiple charges after shots are fired on Flossmoor street

A Flossmoor teenager was charged with three weapons-related felonies less than 24 hours after shots were fired at an intersection in the village, police said.
 
The 17-year-old male was arrested at his home at 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 29, and is in custody as a juvenile in the Cook County court system, Flossmoor Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter said Monday.
 

Pair arrested, one man at large following Homewood car theft

Two men were arrested in Flossmoor Monday following the crash of a car that was reportedly stolen in Homewood, police said. According to Flossmoor police, a third man fled on foot into a neighborhood in the village. [Story updated Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m.]

Murder charge filed in H-F student's death

Homewood police announced Tuesday that a 19-year-old Chicago Heights man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death Saturday, Sept. 1, of Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Johnny Johnson, of the 100 block of Sue Street, was slated to appear in bond court Tuesday. He did not shoot Taylor, according to the police description of the incident, but was involved in an attempted armed robbery during which Taylor was killed.

Teen dies from gunshot injuries

A teen shot on Loomis Avenue in Homewood on Saturday has died from his injuries, according to police.

The 17-year-old victim was shot early Saturday afternoon. Police responded at 1:42 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the 19100 block of Loomis.

Based on information gathered, there is no imminent danger to the community from this incident, a police spokeswoman said.

Police investigate daytime shooting Saturday in Homewood

One person was seriously injured in a shooting Saturday, Sept. 1, in the 19100 block of Loomis Avenue in Homewood, according to police.

Guilty plea in Flossmoor downtown shooting ends case against man

Nearly two years after a shooting in downtown Flossmoor electrified the community, an Indiana man has pleaded guilty to a hate crime and reckless discharge of a firearm, both felonies.
 
Bryan Oedzes made the guilty plea Thursday in the Markham courthouse, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
 

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