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Homewood woman abducted, released Wednesday

December 06, 2018 - 08:17
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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.

Vehicle taken in carjacking recovered in Harvey

October 21, 2018 - 20:57
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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

October 01, 2018 - 20:08
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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.
 

Murder charge filed in H-F student's death

September 04, 2018 - 12:39
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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

September 02, 2018 - 13:35

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.

Guilty plea in Flossmoor downtown shooting ends case against man

July 19, 2018 - 20:17
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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.
 

Homewood couple say they tried to stop fight, shooting

June 25, 2018 - 21:36
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A Homewood couple say they tried to stop a fight that resulted in two people being shot outside Walmart, 17550 S. Halsted Ave., shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. 

Cara Lawlor told the Chronicle on Monday she dove on top of a man being kicked in the head and her fiance, John Pangborn, helped a security guard wrestle a gun from another man.

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