Homewood police alert residents to rise in ruse burglaries in the area

November 05, 2014 - 19:34
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The Homewood Police Department sent out an email notice Wednesday, Nov. 5, advising residents to be aware of a continuing problem with ruse burglaries in the Chicagoland area.

In a ruse burglary, perpetrators use false identities and information to gain access to victim's residences. Senior citizens are commonly targeted with this approach, according to police.

Burglars may pose as new neighbors, utility workers, a village employee, or a construction worker, for example.

Homewood man dies from injuries suffered in Oct. 28 traffic accident

November 04, 2014 - 15:19
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An 83-year-old Homewood man died early Wednesday, Oct. 29, from head injuries suffered in a traffic accident Tuesday evening, Oct. 28.

Joseph E. Coghlan was pronounced dead at 5:13 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Cook County Medical Examiners Office spokeman.

Coghlan was walking across Gottschalk Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a 2013 Kia driven by Fred Gold, 95, of Homewood, according to Homewood police.

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