Orland Park Police Blotter: Fill Bag, Drop and Run

Orland Park police reports: Aug. 25-Sept. 6


Filling the Bag

Police were called about a retail theft at Sears at 2 Orland Square Drive around 2:40 p.m. Security said a woman was seen pushing a shopping cart while carrying a brown purse that appeared collapsed, according to the report. The woman selected several store items, and wasn’t looking closely at the merchandise, before going into a dressing room, police said.

She emerged from the dressing room with her purse looking more filled up, and replaced several items on store shelves before leaving the store without paying, according to the report. She was found with $517.99 worth of items, police said. She was not charged with a felony due to a lack of background, according to the report. Kathleen D. Rolla, 32, of the 3000 block of Carpenter Street in Steger, was charged with retail theft.


Bag, Drop, Run

Police were called to Plato’s Closet about a retail theft in progress around 4 p.m. Security said a woman was seen selecting several items and left the store without paying, activating the theft deterrent alarm, police said. The woman was seen with a bag full of store merchandise and ran from security, according to the report. The woman lost the bag and got into a white vehicle that drove away east on 159th Street, according to the report.

Store staff found $325 worth of merchandise in the bag, while police pulled over the white vehicle and found another $123 worth of store merchandise and an open bottle of vodka in the car, according to the report. Jeffery K. Todd, 22, of the 16200 block of Sussex in Markham, and Lisa Bright, 19, of the 6200 block of Ellis Avenue in Chicago, were each charged with felony retail theft.  Todd was also cited for the open bottle of alcohol.


Domestic Battery

Police were called about a man and a woman fighting in the street in the 14600 block of Ravinia Avenue around 11:55 p.m. A witness said the man had pushed the woman, and police found bloody abrasions on the woman’s palms and right knee where she fell and hit the ground, according to the report.  The two had been arguing, the woman walked away and the man chased after her before he pushed her, police said. Both the man and woman had been drinking and the man cursed at police while he was being arrested, police said. Jason A. Horn, 37, of the 9700 block of Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park was charged with domestic battery.

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