Burglaries from a Business, Home and Car, Domestic Battery: Police Blotter

Mokena police reports from July 3-9


Southwest Pediatrics Burglarized

Someone broke into Southwest Pediatrics and made off with $110, employees told police. Police responded an alarm at the business at 1:51 a.m. At the scene, officers found a side window pane shattered. The money was the only thing missing, employees told police. 


Sunshine State Vacation Spoiled

Someone broke into a home and stole a television while the owners were out of town. A woman catsitting for the homeowners called police to report the break-in in the 19000 block of Regent Drive. The offender entered through a patio door, which police found shattered. Jewelry was also strewn about the home. Police secured the home and then notified the owner, who said a family member would board up the home for the timebeing. 

Open Window Leads to Missing Wallet

A man flagged down officers on patrol to alert them that his wallet had been stolen from his car parked in the 19300 block of Waterford Lane. Around 3:30 a.m., Andrew J. Pellegrini, 21, 7616 W. Inverary Drive, Frankfort, told police his wallet had been taken from his car as it was parked in front of his girlfriend's and he slept inside the home. When he came out around 2 a.m. July 6, he noticed his wallet was missing. A window on the car had been left open. Police forwarded the matter to investigations.


Fighting with the Family, Girlfriend

Russell G. Rottmann, 25, 9000 block of Liscanor Ave., was arrested and charged with domestic battery after police were dispatched to his home following a call from his sister, reporting physical abuse between Rottmann, herself and his girlfriend.

At the scene, police found Rottmann in the driveway, where he stated nothing happened. Police spoke with both victims, who said Rottmann had pushed them and was throwing around his girlfriend because of an argument. The girlfriend told police Rottmann said he was going to choke her out and kill her, and then himself. 

Rottmann was arrested and taken to the Will County Adult Detention Facility to await a bond hearing.  

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