Crime

Flossmoor schools on soft lock down as police apprehend two suspects Monday

Two suspects are in custody following an early-afternoon incident on Monday in which police attempted to stop a car that was being erratically driven through a Flossmoor neighborhood.

A loaded weapon was recovered as the incident transpired, police said in an email alert to community residents.

Flossmoor police arrest suspect in armed robbery

Flossmoor police announced Tuesday afternoon that investigators have made an arrest in connection with a recently reported armed robbery. Flossmoor detectives are also actively pursuing two juvenile suspects in connection with the incident.

Dollar store robbed by armed man

A man brandishing a firearm robbed the Dollar Tree store in Homewood on Saturday, April 6, according to Homewood Police. At 5:13 p.m., police received a report of a robbery at the store, 17510 Halsted St., Homewood. Witnesses told police that a black man with a medium build entered the store and visibly showed a firearm while demanding money from the store clerk.
 

Cell phone taken in Flossmoor robbery

An armed robbery was reported to Flossmoor police on Tuesday. Police said that a male victim reported that he was walking in the 1000 block of Leavitt Avenue when he was approached by a suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded his cell phone. After the victim surrendered his phone, the male suspect fled the area in a vehicle.
 

Kerrigan death ruled a homicide

A Homewood man found dead in his home Wednesday night was the victim of a homicide, according to Homewood police.

No reported injuries when shots fired in Homewood early Saturday

Homewood police are investigating a report of shots fired at White Castle, 18250 S. Halsted St. early Saturday.

Police said the incident occurred shortly after 5:45 a.m. During an incident in the restaurant's drive-thru lane, a man exited a vehicle and fired a gun. No injuries were reported.

The man then fled the scene in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen.

Suspects arrested in Homewood smash-and-grab burglaries: police

Eight business burglaries in Homewood this fall — including four smash-and-grab incidents on Nov. 26 and 27 — have been cleared by arrests, police said Thursday, Dec. 20.
 
One adult and two juveniles have been arrested following a burglary spree in the village between Sept. 23 and Dec. 3, Homewood Deputy Chief Denise McGrath said.
 
The suspects were arrested between Dec. 5 and 14, she said.
 

Purse stolen from residence Saturday evening

Homewood police report that a purse was stolen from a home Saturday evening while the resident was present.

The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. at a home in the 17500 block of Sycamore Drive. The resident was not injured, police said. No weapon was mentioned or observed. The suspect left the residence on foot in an unknown direction.

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.

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