TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Man Accused of Domestic Battery
Police suspect Marcus R. Joiner, 27, of the 400 block of West 14th Place, of domestic battery against his girlfriend. The victim called police at 10 p.m. and told them that Joiner had just attacked her and fled on foot. Police searched the area with negative results before speaking with the victim. According to the report, she told police that she and Joiner had been arguing all day and that while arguing he spit on her face, grabbed her shirt, and began pushing her around. When she grabbed a metal broom handle to defend herself, Joiner took it from her and began hitting her in the legs with it. She put her hands up to block the strikes and he hit her right hand, causing a laceration on the pinkie finger. Joiner fled on foot when she grabbed her phone to call the police. The victim refused medical help and told police she'd be staying in a hotel for the night. Officers recovered the broom handle for evidence and told the victim about domestic battery complaint procedures.
Homeless Ex-Boyfriend Robs Sauk Village Woman
A 39-year-old woman from the 21000 block of Olivia Street in Sauk Village told police that her ex-boyfriend, Geraldo Rangal, pushed her to the ground and took her wallet, which contained her ID and social security card, before fleeing on foot. Police checked the vacant house on the 2400 block of Halsted Street where Rangal, in his 30s, sleeps, but were unable to locate him. Officers gave the victim a ride to CHPD to use the phone and advised her to come back to the station and speak with the watch commander to file a complaint.
Milk Vandalism at ZZ's
An employee at ZZ's Market told police that an unidentified white man in his 20s struck the counter with a one-gallon milk jug at 9 p.m., breaking the jug and leaving a hole in the counter, before leaving the store and driving away with another man.
Bounced Check Gets Frankfort Man Arrested
Dwight E. Smith, 47, of the 600 block of Pheasant Trail in Frankfort, was arrested at 12:34 p.m. for trying to cash a $1,000-check from a closed account at the Currency Exchange at 82 Illinois St. A Currency Exchange employee called police when Smith attempted to cash the check, and he was taken to CHPD and placed on hold for detectives, who were notified of the incident. The check was taken as evidence.
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