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Woman charged with arson now accused of burglarizing house

Karen Uzuanis (Photo courtesy of the LaGrange Police Department)

Karen Uzuanis (Photo courtesy of the LaGrange Police Department)

A 39-year-old Palos Hills woman who already faces arson charges related to a house fire last year is now accused of burglarizing the same La Grange house, La Grange Police said.

Karen A. Uzuanis is accused of stealing items from the house in the 0-100 block of Waiola avenue on March 13.

Det. Patrick Fulla said the burglary occurred between 3 and 10 p.m. He would not disclose what items were stolen.

At the time of this burglary Uzuanis was already out on bond for an aggravated arson charge. She is accused of starting a fire at the same house on Waiola Avenue in November.

“She started items in the house on fire and that started the house on fire,” Fulla said. The house had between $4,000 and $6,000 in damage, Fulla said. No one was injured in the fire. Bond for the alleged arson was set at $100,000. The victim of the arson is also the victim of this residential burglary. Fulla said.

“There is relationship between them,” said Fulla who declined to say specifically what their relationship is.

The other charges filed against Uzuanis are aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of ammunition. Fulla said Uzanis had a knife and two shotgun shells in her possession when she was arrested.

The aggravated assault charge stems from alleged threatening behavior that Uzuanis displayed against a police officer when she was arrested, Fulla said.

Bond for the residential burglary was set at $450,000.

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