Three Semi-trailers, One Containing $100,000 Worth of Baby Formula, Stolen From Lots

Also, thieves steal from wedding photographer and Salvation Army bell ringer.

Theft Arrest

Rose M. Stemler, 60, 491 Parkside, Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with retail theft after she allegedly took several pairs of earrings from Bachabee's, 116 W. Vallette, between 2 and 3 p.m. Nov. 24.


Someone stole two trailers from the northwest corner of the parking lot at McMaster Carr, 600 N. County Line Road, between 1 a.m. Oct. 10 and 7:15 p.m. Nov. 21. One of them is white and has Tennessee registration. The second is an unknown color with Oklahoma registration. Both trailers said "Craig Transportation Co." on the side and were empty.

A white 2000 Freightliner semi-tractor and a white Wabash trailer were stolen from a lot at 801 N. Industrial Drive between 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and 7:07 a.m. Nov. 24. It was a refrigerated unit full of baby formula and milk products worth $100,000. The vehicle is worth $26,000. There were no signs of forced entry to the lot and no surveillance cameras are in the area.

A Toshiba laptop and charger worth $500 were taken from a vehicle parked in a driveway on the 900 block of South Hillside Avenue between 10 p.m. Nov. 22 and 8:20 a.m. Nov. 23.

A 35-gallon trash can with wheels worth $70 was stolen from a home on the 200 block of North Maple, it was reported at 8:54 p.m. Nov. 24.

A photographer who was working a wedding reception at the Waterford Convention Center, 933 S. Riverside Drive, had her camera and equipment stolen between 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Nov. 23. Loss is $1,448.

A purse containing cash, credit cards, cosmetics and ID, and another bag were taken from a locked vehicle parked in a lot in the 300 block N. Route 83 between 7 and 7:52 p.m. Nov. 26. Another car in the same lot was burglarized at the same time. Taken was a black Kenneth Cole bag and a computer.

An unlocked black and white Boulder Giant mountain bike was taken from the bike rack at Immaculate Conception Church, 132 Arthur St., between 5 and 6:15 p.m. Sept. 15. Surveillance video shows a man about 40 to 50 years old coming out of the bushes and riding off on the bike. Police didn't say why the report was delayed more than two months.

Four sewer grates were taken from the area of Niagara and Cambridge in the overnight hours of Nov. 27 to 28. Each is worth about $125.

A Salvation Army bell ringer told police someone stole her purse, which she had placed behind a pillar near the door at Dominick's, 215 S. Route 83. The purse contained a wallet, glucose meter, credit card, LINK card, state ID and two social security cards.

Someone entered a locked fenced area at 501 S. York between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 28 and broke into a trailer. Taken were two Honda generators and tools. Total loss is estimated at $6,400.

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