A South Holland man and an Orland Park man are each facing felony charges after police said they are responsible for separate Orland Park area burglaries.
A single fingerprint led to the arrest of an Orland Park man about 10 months after the burglary.
Wayne C. Deutsch, 32, of the 10000 block of 151st Street in Orland Park, is accused of stealing credit cards from a house in the 14700 block of Highland Avenue, on Oct. 18, 2011, according to police.
Deutsch gained entry to the house without force, took credit cards and used them at gas stations in nearby towns, Orland Park Police Sergeant Scott Malmborg said.
During the burglary, an iPod was left at the scene, and left on the iPod was Deustch’s fingerprint, Malmborg said.
The print was sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab, and it was recently connected to Deutsch, according to police. He was picked up at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Tuesday where he was scheduled for an unrelated court hearing, police said.
Deutsch later admitted to the burglary, according to a release from the .
He was charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony.
Judge Peter Felice set bail Thursday at $100,000, and scheduled Deutsch’s next court date for Sept. 2.
Larry J. Johnson, 55, of the 800 block of East 150th Place in South Holland, is accused of stealing a computer from the Illinois Back Institute, 11528 183rd Street on Aug. 3. Johnson worked at a business that shared a hallway as the treatment facility, and apparently used the connection to take a computer from their office space, Malmborg said.
“The computer was recovered at his residence,” Malmborg said. “He has prior burglary cases in his background.”
On Wednesday, Johnson was charged with commercial burglary, a Class 2 felony. He was scheduled to appear Thursday at the Will County Courthouse for a bond hearing.
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