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Home Invasion on Golfview Avenue

Police arrived on the scene as the invader, a Dolton man, was standing over the Homewood victim.

Eliacin Stevens, 27, of 15126 Evers Avenue, Dolton, was charged with home invasion on Thursday, May 31.

Stevens, a friend of the homeowner’s ex-boyfriend, reportedly confronted the homeowner as she let her dog out in the backyard, saying, “I need to talk to you.” The homeowner quickly locked and bolted the door, called 911 and ran screaming into a bedroom.

Stevens then allegedly kicked in the back door of the home in the 18600 block of Golfview Avenue. The woman told police she threw “anything she could lay her hands on” at the intruder. He grabbed her arm and was standing over the cowering woman when police arrived, according to the report. Stevens was arrested at 2:54 p.m. and charged with home invasion.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick June 07, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Awesome quote, Ladydemo.
Ladydemo June 07, 2012 at 05:16 PM
My apologies to Ryan Fitzpatrick, I slaughtered your name into "Fitzgerald" in my previous post. I should have double checked. Again, my apologies. I do see the value in your question regarding the actual charges and find it very interesting.
Ryan Fitzpatrick June 07, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Haha, it seems to be happening a lot lately. Please, don't worry about it. Thanks for participating in the conversation!
margaret June 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I must admit I was shaken a bit when the story was reported about a week or so back about "gang activity" in Homewood. Was this truly confirmed it was "gang" related or just a group of kids causing trouble that needed to be set straight. We don't need to spread false panic in the village and make people feel they want to leave this town, or people that were considering moving here not wanting to based on stories that may or may not be factual, thus contributing to the rumor mill that Homewood is going bad. Granted we are surrounded by less than desirable towns that worry people--but if everyone stands their ground, keep vigil, report things, even if they may be nothing big, Homewood will stay the great community it is, and send a message that we won't tolerate any of the bad activity some people may be trying to bring here or think they can get away with.
hope4peace June 26, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Reporting what happened is just that... a report of what happened. Any extrapolation of the meaning that a particular event has, positive, negative or neutral, is on the reader. I think that it is important to be informed. If information is withheld, then people cry "Foul" as well. I have found that the Patch has been a great proponent of positive reporting including the highly educational Science Pub meetings, the Cash Mob community efforts and others. If you have ideas about other positive stories to highlight, Ryan seems like the kind of guy who would be interested in hearing and considering that info.

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