Homewood Police Department

Cop on a Rooftop at Dunkin Donuts on Friday will raise money for Special Olympics Illinois

May 20, 2016 - 02:35
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Sometimes to get attention, it helps to rise above the crowd. 

Homewood police officers will be rising to roof level to get attention from 6 a.m. to noon Friday at Dunkin Donuts, 17579 Halsted St., Homewood. The annual Cop on a Rooftop program is an effort to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois, according to Homewood Deputy Police Chief Denise McGrath. 

Suspect in custody following second robbery at Southgate Minimart

May 19, 2016 - 16:49
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A second robbery at the Southgate Minimart in Homewood ended Thursday with a car crash and the arrest of a suspect.

Homewood police said an employee at the store, located at 18747 Dixie Highway, followed the suspect after the robbery and contacted the police.

The male suspect, pursued by police, struck another vehicle at Flossmoor Road and Western Avenue. The driver of the second car and a single occupant in that vehicle were taken to a local hospital, police said.

Victim’s description, police ID led to Flossmoor robbery arrests

March 11, 2016 - 14:40
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Four suspects are in custody following Thursday’s armed robbery in Flossmoor and a 40-mile chase ending in north suburban Park Ridge.

A day later, as law enforcement agencies sorted out the details of the incident and looked ahead to possible criminal charges, it was increasingly clear that the arrests were never a sure thing.

A number of factors fell into place, said Tod Kamleiter, Flossmoor’s deputy police chief.

Teen charged in Homewood carjacking in custody after electronic monitor violations

January 08, 2016 - 12:08
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Four months after an attempted carjacking in Homewood, a teenage defendant in the case is back in the Cook County Detention Center.

The youth was released from custody twice since the incident and has been found to have violated the terms of his release both times, said Lisa Gordon, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. After his first release, he was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, Gordon said Thursday.

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