Family Claims $5,000 Diamond Ring Stolen Off Hand of Their Deceased Mother

Also, four people arrested for shoplifting at Kmart, one taken to DuPage County Jail.

Sheryl Moody (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)
Sheryl Moody (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Theft Arrests

Sheryl Moody, 38, 240 S. Circle, Addison, was arrested and charged with felony retail theft after she allegedly took about $155 in merchandise from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 11:20 a.m. Jan. 8. She was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Debra A. Stramaglia, 55, 131 S. Main St., Lombard, was arrested and charged with retail theft after she allegedly took about $25 worth of merchandise from Kmart, 265 Route 83, at 4:31 p.m. Jan. 8. She was released on bond.

Maria T. Ramos, 47, 1810 N. 33rd Ave., Stone Park, was arrested and charged with retail theft at Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 4:11 p.m. Jan. 11. She was released on bond.

Sylvia L. Patterson, 54, 140 S. 20th Ave., Maywood, was arrested and charged with retail theft at Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 3:37 p.m. Jan. 24. Police said she took $40 worth of merchandise. She was released on bond.


The family of a woman at Lexington Healthcare, 420 W. Butterfield Road, said they saw their mother wearing her $5,000 1-carat diamond ring at 8 p.m. Jan. 8. She passed away the next day, at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9, at which time she was no longer wearing her ring. Police are investigating.

Engagement and wedding rings were reported missing from a linen closet of a home on the 300 block of Washington between Dec. 1 and Jan. 3. Loss is about $7,000. The resident suspects the cleaning service.

The console of a Honda Odyssey parked at Honda on Grand, 300 W. Grand Ave., between 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 3, was stolen. The drivers side window was smashed. Total damage is estimated at $570.

Residents of the 600 block of West North Avenue told police on Jan. 3 they gave a suspect $2,850 for "credit repair, a used car and fees for purchasing a home," according to a police report. The home purchase didn't go through, police said, and the victims were only refunded $300 of their money. They are unable to reach the offender, police said.  

A resident of the 500 block of South Cedar on Jan. 7 told police someone used her Social Security number to open a Verizon Wireless account.

A locator device and attachment rod used by the City of Elmhurst's Engineering Department was stolen between 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and 11 a.m. Jan. 7. It was connected to a spigot on the 200 block of East Grantley.

Someone attempted to use the personal information of a resident of the 200 block of North Addison to apply for an online auto loan in the amount of $61,000. The victim was able to stop the loan, but another account was opened for $880 in his name.

An employee of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 1200 S. York Road, left her purse under her office desk while she attended meetings Jan. 9. On the way home that evening, she noticed her wallet was missing from her purse. She contacted her credit card companies and discovered two of her cards had been used in Chicago at Target, for a total of $954.24. A total of five credit cards, a drivers license and $19 were in the wallet.

A watch worth $30 was taken from a box in the backseat of a vehicle sometime before 2:38 p.m. Jan. 11. The victim took her vehicle to Jiffy Lube, 339 N. York, to get her oil changed. She told police after she left Jiffy Lube she noticed the watch was missing.

A 2007 white Ford E250 van was stolen from the 600 block of West Grand Avenue between 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Jan. 13.

A car was stolen from the person who had listed the vehicle on Craigslist for sale Jan. 14, police said. The victim said he posted his blue 2003 Saturn Ion for sale on the website, then met the suspect on the 200 block of Route 83 for a test drive at 9:40 a.m. Jan. 14. While checking out the vehicle, the suspect left the scene and headed northbound on West Avenue. The suspect is described as a white man about 60 years old, balding with white hair and thick glasses.

An iPhone 3 and case was stolen from a desk of a home on the 900 block of Oaklawn between 5 p.m. Jan. 13 and 8:15 a.m. Jan. 14. The owner suspects the cleaning crew.

The spare tires were taken from two work vans parked at Action Medical Equipment, 855 Church St., between 5:45 a.m. Jan. 8 and 5:45 a.m. Jan. 15.

A Ford F-250 pickup truck worth $14,000 was taken from Mi Gente Motors, 556 W. Lake St.,, between 8 p.m. Jan. 15 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16.

Fog lamps were stolen off a black Honda Ridgeline parked in front of Grand Honda, 300 W. Grand Avenue, between 11 p.m. Jan. 18 and 8 a.m. Jan. 21. Damage to the bumper and cost of parts is estimated at $900.

A resident of the 200 block of East May Street told police that upon doing an inventory of her Christmas present purchases, she realized $1,500 worth of presents were missing. She said workers were in her home Dec. 17 when she was not there, between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. They were supposed to work there again Dec.21, but they never showed up. Officers were unable to contact them. The victim reported the theft Jan. 21.

A wallet was stolen from a purse at the American Legion Hall, 310 W. Butterfield Road, between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The wallet was worth about $50 and contained credit and debit cards.

A man with a beard wearing a black baseball cap was seen taking a Dyson vacuum cleaner from Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83, without paying at 11:02 a.m. Jan. 24. He got into a Jeep Liberty that had a covered rear license plate and left with a female passenger northbound on West Avenue. Security took photos of the offender and there was a confrontation in the parking lot, but the offender got away. Loss is $700.

A man wearing a black Atlanta Falcons cap with a black scarf over his face made three fraudulent withdrawals from the Chase ATM at 534 W. St. Charles Road at 7 a.m. Jan. 8. 

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Jim Court February 01, 2014 at 11:02 AM
In DuPage County you need to be a white collar Republican Banker. You can legally steal all you want and even get Government bailout money. We can take your homes, give bad mortgages and its okay. Be a desperate person and foolishly steal and you will go straight to DuPage County jail and be treated like the lowest of low. You will be given maximum punishment. It keeps the Court docket full and assures the legal system functions well. Big overtime for the Police, lawyers are kept busy, the jails are full, probation keeps busy, the bureaucracy keeps busy. God Bless the 1%'s .That want and have it all. Goodbye middle class. Sick.


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