Burglar Busted; 'Over-the-top Roundhouse' Punch, and More

Also in the latest blotter reports, dated Aug. 22-25, police accuse two of shoplifting booze, one of resisting arrest and another of stashing stolen goods in her motorized cart.


'Over-the-top Roundhouse' Punch

Kristina M. Vallos, 21, of the 19400 block of Kylemore Lane in Mokena, was arrested around 2:20 p.m. at the Tinley Park Police Department and charged with battery. Police said Vallos admitted to throwing a punch at a 21-year-old Tinley Park woman who was in the J.W. Hollstein's parking lot. She told the cops it was an "over the top roundhouse style punch" and was arrested.

Booze Shoplifting

Michael D. Morris, 22, of the 12000 block of South Lafayette Street in Chicago and Kourtney A. Windom, 24, of the 13000 block of South Evans in Chicago, were arrested around 5:10 p.m. and charged with one count each of retail theft. Police said the pair fled Super Kmart on Harlem Avenue after stealing four bottles of liquor from the store. 


Resisting Arrest

Sara I. Bustamante, 22, of the 1000 block of Covington Drive in Lemont, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. in the 19100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in Tinley Park and charged with battery and resisting a peace officer. 


Retail Theft

Rosemary V. LaPage, 59, of the 9700 block of West Ravinia Lane in Orland Park, was arrested around 10 p.m. at Super Kmart, 16300 Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, and charged with retail theft. Police said LaPage filled her motorized cart with $179.92 before leaving the store without paying. 


Burglar Caught in the Act

A man living in the 17600 block of 65th Avenue in Tinley Park said he returned home around 11 a.m. to find a man standing by his garage access door. The man was about 6 feet tall, had dark hair and was wearing blue jeans and a green shirt, according to the report. He fled west through the back yard toward Ridgeland Avenue. Police said the man didn't get into the garage or steal anything. They found pry marks around the door frame, the report said.


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