A Tinley Park carpenter has been charged with residential burglary and is suspected of committing other break-ins after police were led to his home by a trail of blood, according to police.

Russell Rottman Jr., 26, 17408 S. 69th Ave., was charged after police recovered a stolen laptop computer from his apartment Nov. 21, four days after he was confronted by a homeowner when he entered a house in the 17200 block of 68th Court, police said.

In the early-morning hours of Nov. 17, police received a series calls regarding two home burglaries and four car break-ins. Three of those phone calls were from the 17200 block of 68th Court, including one from a 34-year-old man who found a strange man sporting a Chicago Bulls cap and with a bleeding hand in his son’s bedroom at 2:30 a.m., police said.

The father told police that the stranger told him he was lost and in the wrong house, so the resident didn’t call police until he discovered his son’s iTouch missing later that morning.

Three other calls about car burglaries came from residents of that block, with one resident saying he found a bloody napkin inside his ransacked car, according to police. They said another car burglary was reported that night in the 6400 block of 175th Street, and police also were called about an intruder in a home in the 17900 block of 66th Court.

About 3:30 a.m., paramedics responded to a neighbor’s call reporting blood in a stairway leading to Rottman’s apartment, where he allowed them to treat his hand but refused further treatment, according to police.

On Nov. 21, police went to Rottman’s apartment to question him about the Nov. 17 burglaries and a recent armed robbery. Rottman turned over the stolen laptop and was identified by the homeowner on 68th Court as the man who was in his son’s bedroom, police said.

Rottman told police he was home drinking with friends the night of Nov. 16 when he cut his hand on a broken glass while doing dishes. He bandaged his hand and went to J.W. Hollstein’s Saloon on Oak Park Avenue, where he soon was asked to leave because of his hand, he told police.

Rottman said he took two Xanax pills that night and downed several shots of alcohol before heading home on foot and getting lost, police said. He told officers he doesn’t remember anything about his walk home except speaking to a strange man.