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Homewood police reports | Jan. 2015

A selection of incidents in Homewood the first week of January that resulted in criminal charges.

Chicago woman charged with battery after spraying guard with pepper spray

A Chicago woman was charged with aggravated battery to a merchant after allegedly directing pepper spray at the face of a security guard at Menards in Homewood Saturday, Jan. 3.

Felicia Tyler, 45, of the 12600 block of Stewart, allegedly sprayed the guard after being confronted about taking items from the store without paying for them, according to Homewood police. Tyler was also charged with retail theft. 

Chicago man faces multiple drug charges after arrest in Homewood

A Chicago man was charged with several drug offenses after Homewood police allegedly discovered canabis and cocaine in his car early Jan. 4.

Kareim Coverson, 27, of the 5800 block of South State Street, was arrested after police received a report shortly after 2:30 a.m. of a vehicle stopped in the 3200 block of 183rd Street.

Although the vehicle’s engine was running and in gear, the driver was not responsive when police officers initially attempted to talk with him, according to the report.

Police said a green leafy substanced suspected of being canabis was visible in the car.

Coverson was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance,  three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis.

Homewood man charged with DUI after traffic accident Jan. 5

A Homewood man was charged with driving under the influence and two other traffic violations after being involved in a traffic accident Monday, Jan. 5.

Michael Burge, 68, of the 1300 block of Idlewild Lane, was charged with DUI, failure to yield at an intersection and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to Homewood police.

The accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Dixie Highway and 183rd Street. There were no reports of injuries.

2 charged for damaging lawn at Homewood apartment complex

Two area men were charged with trespass to vehicle and damage to property after allegedly driving a car on the lawn of an apartment complex in the 900 block of Olive Road in Homewood, damaging the grass.

Sean Wynn, 24, of the 16400 block of Turner in Markham and Jarvis Armstrong, 23, of the 15900 block of University in South Holland were charged after a complaint was made to police about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, according to a Homewood police report.

A criminal charge is an accusation, not an indication of guilt. All parties named in criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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