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Man Arrested for Stealing Meat Slicer, 7 Charged With Retail Theft, Grandma Duped by Scammers

Also, packages taken from doorsteps, Salvation Army donation bucket swiped and many other thefts reported in December.

Jacqueline Pinkerton (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)
Jacqueline Pinkerton (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Theft Arrests

Jacqueline Pinkerton, 58, 243 E. North Ave., Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with retail theft for allegedly taking $491 worth of merchandise from Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83, at 9:49 p.m. Dec. 23. She was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Three people were arrested at Jewel, 944 S. York Road, at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 30. Anthony Bagnole, 36, 416 Desmond, Schaumburg, was charged with retail theft. He was taken to DuPage County Jail. Jody Turczynski, 30, 4421 Harlem, Stickney, was charged with obstructing identification and also was wanted on a warrant out of Cook County. She also was taken to DuPage County Jail. Nicholas Price, 36, 2700 Pershing Court, Woodridge, was in possession of two bludgeon-style weapons. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and released on bond. 

Robert P. Cummings, 54, 256 N. Glade, Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly removed a $1,000 meat slicer from Dominick's, 259 S. Route 83, at 5:29 p.m. Dec. 24. Police also called the Department of Children and Family Services because Cummings had his juvenile son in the car and had a "strong odor of alcohol" on his breath, police said.

Marisol L. Rodriguez, 31, 9229 Susy Lane Apt. 2E, Schiller Park, was arrested and charged with theft for allegedly taking $83.92 worth of items from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 4:49 p.m. Dec. 13. She was released on bond. 

Brandon A. Jackson, 25, 6439 S. Paulina, Chicago, was arrested and charged with forgery and attempted acquisition of a controlled substance after police said he was attempting to get a fraudulent prescription filled at CVS Pharmacy, 110 W. North Ave., at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Cynthia A. Lopez, 51, 882 Shenandoah, Carol Stream, was arrested and charged with retail theft after police said she took $230 worth of merchandise from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 7:08 p.m. Dec. 16. She was released on bond.

Joseph M. Fiore, 23, 1460 Indian Hill Drive, Bensenville, allegedly took two bottles of supplements from a store on the 600 block of West North Avenue at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 4. He was released on bond.

Brenda Villa, 21, 1436 Balmoral Court, Glendale Heights, was arrested and charged with retail theft after she allegedly removed items from a store on the 200 block of South Route 83 at 6:19 p.m. Dec. 20. She was released on bond.

Rosalind Baker, 47, 137 W. 50th, Bellwood, was arrested and charged with theft for allegedly taking $470 over a two-week period from the cash registers at Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83. The incident was reported at 8:29 p.m. Dec. 21. She was released on bond and issued a no-trespass order.

Melissa Ligman, 22, 3635 London Road, Eau Claire, Wisc., was arrested and charged with theft of services after she allegedly did not pay a $60 cab fare at 3:22 a.m. Dec. 23. She was released on bond.

Joanne Knox, 64, 7740 Danbury Drive, Darien, was arrested and charged with retail theft for allegedly taking $29 worth of merchandise from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 1:01 p.m. Dec. 31. She was released on bond.

Theft by Deception

A resident of the 600 block of South Prospect received a call from someone claiming to be her 13-year-old grandson, who stated while he was in Mexico he was arrested for possession of marijuana and needed $1,300 for bail money. The victim received three more calls and ended up wiring a total of $5,160 through Western Union. A Western Union agent, who told the resident she was probably being scammed, did not transfer $1,400 and advised the victim to go to the police station. The victim called her daughter and learned her grandchild was not in Mexico.

Burglary

A gold pendant and $600 in cash was taken from a home on the 400 block of West Butterfield between Dec. 2 and 11. 

Fraud

Four men reportedly used a stolen credit card to purchase gas for four cars from the Shell station, 218 E. Butterfield Road, between 7:58 and 8:05 p.m. Dec. 6.

Theft

A $500 Dell laptop reportedly delivered to a home on the 300 block of Sherman at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 was stolen before the purchaser could retrieve the package.

Residents on the 300 block of Clinton, the 100 block of Haven, the 400 block of Emroy and the 100 block of East Grantley all had packages removed from their doorsteps between 11:42 a.m. and 2:32 p.m. Dec. 23.

A resident of the 700 block of North Emroy told police that a package from Juicy Couture was delivered to the home's front door, then stolen by a man in a maroon vehicle at 1:16 p.m. Jan. 2. A neighbor saw the man pull into the driveway, remove the box from the front porch then drive southbound on Emroy.

The retaining cord to a vehicle's spare tire was cut in an attempt to remove the spare while the vehicle was parked at the south end of the Blue Lot at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 W. Brush Hill, between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3. The offender was unable to remove the tire due to the rear of the vehicle being parked close to the curb. Damage is estimate at $181.

A black leather wallet was taken from a shopping cart at the Goodwill store, 675 W. North Ave., between 11 and 11:25 a.m. Dec. 4. the wallet contained a drivers license, social security card and $4.

A white Ford F350 was stolen from Enterprise Rental Car, 896 N. York Road, at 10 p.m. Dec. 5. The manager told police video footage shows the vehicle being returned to Enterprise at about 5:53 p.m. The driver parked the vehicle, got out and dropped the keys in the drop box. Surveillance then showed the vehicle being driven out of the lot by an unknown man at about 10 p.m. There were no keys in the drop box.

A silver Apple MacBook Pro laptop was stolen from the lounge at Stanger Hall at Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect, between 11:45 p.m. Dec. 7 and 2 a.m. Dec. 8. 

A vehicle that had been parked at Rainbow Restaurant and was for sale was stolen at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The restaurant owner said a man told him he purchased the car for $1,000. He then took it across the street and put gas in it. The owner of the vehicle denies selling the car.

Boxes of diabetic testing strips were taken from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 400 block of North York Road between 11:59 p.m. Dec. 12 and 11:48 a.m. Dec. 13. Police located the test strips after searching the area.

Prescription sunglasses, a black and orange Harley Davidson jacket, two Motorcycle Guardian bells and two Harley Davidson gas pump ornaments were taken from an unlocked black Acura TL parked in a garage behind the 100 block of Fellows Court between 10:15 p.m. Dec. 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Loss is estimated at $441.

A wallet containing a drivers license, ID card, several credit cards and $163 was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 900 block of South Saylor between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19.

Someone removed the Salvation Army money container from the stand outside Jewel, 944 S. York, at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Total loss is about $500.

Two men about 20 years old stole three smart phones from a store on the 500 block of West St. Charles Road at 2:58 p.m. Dec. 20. Value of the phones is $1,800.

A man about 30 years old stole a basket full of items from Walgreen's, 160 Robert Palmer Drive, at 3 p.m. Dec. 20. 

Someone stole a black Ford F250 from the 500 block of West Grand Avenue between 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 23.

A handbag containing a bank card, New Jersey license, keys, wallet and glucometer were taken from an unlocked vehicle parked at Xsport, 633 W. North Ave., between 8:45 and 10:15 a.m. Dec. 28. 

An employee of Thunder Logistics, 722 Industrial Drive, used a truck to make a delivery in Indiana on Dec. 18 but never returned to Elmhurst with the truck. The truck was recovered on Dec. 30 with 10 used tires on it, rather than the new tires that had been on the truck.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to contact karenc@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case. 

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