Police Blotter: Boat Motors Snagged, Beer Shoplifted

Tinley Park police reports, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15.


Boat Motors Snagged

A man living in the 17000 block of Odell Avenue in Tinley Park told police that sometime between 5 p.m. Aug 14 and 2:20 p.m. Aug. 15, someone stole two motors from a boat he had parked on the south side of his home. Together, they were worth less than $300, according to the report. 


Beer, Clothes Shoplifted

Police said a woman tried shoplifting a case of Busch beer, two pairs of shorts, 10 shirts and a pair of pants from Kmart on Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park around 3:15 p.m. Ruth Ghirmay, 30, of the 16600 block of Jean Lane in Tinley Park, reportedly tried on the clothes and then entered a bathroom with her cart and her children. When she exited the bathroom, the Busch beer was no longer in the case but rather, on the bottom rack of the cart beneath her large purse. The purse contained the clothing, all with the tags still on, police said. The total value of all the stolen items was $169.87, according to the report. Ghirmay was charged with one count of retail theft.


Retail Theft

Patricia A. Clarett, 57, of the 400 block of West 12th Street in Chicago Heights, was arrested around 6:45 p.m. in Chicago on a warrant out of Tinley Park for felony retail theft.

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