DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Oak Brook Chief of Police Brian Strockis have announced that bond has been set for a trio of individuals accused of stealing merchandise from the Nordstrom Rack store near the Oak Brook mall.

Doniesha Chew, 23, of Phoenix; Terrance Reed, 37, of Chicago; and Jaquay Shines, 25, of Chicago, each appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Michael Reidy set bond at $350,000 with 10 percent to apply for Chew; $350,000 with 10 percent to apply for Reed; and $150,000 with 10 percent to apply for Shines.

All three defendants have been charged with one count of burglary (Class 2 felony), one count of aggravated assault-threaten with a motor vehicle (Class 3 felony), one count of criminal damage to government supported property (Class 3 felony) and three counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer (Class 4 felony).

On Tuesday, Sept. 6 at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers with the Oak Brook Police Department received a call for a retail theft at Nordstrom Rack located at 2155 W. 22nd St. Upon their arrival, officers activated their lights and sirens at which point, the suspect vehicle, a Mazda 6, intentionally collided head-on with the officers’ squad car.

It is alleged that after colliding with the squad car, the Mazda, later determined to be driven by Chew, fled the scene westbound on 22nd Street. After a pursuit, during which the Mazda reached speeds in excess of 100 mph and involved multiple assisting agencies, the Mazda was stopped southbound on I-294 just south of 75th Street. It is alleged that after being stopped, Reed fled the vehicle on foot only to be apprehended approximately 100 yards away.

Chew and Shines remained in the Mazda and were taken into custody at that time. Following an investigation, it is alleged that Chew, who brought empty bags with her, Shines and Reed entered the shoe department at Nordstrom Rack together. Once inside, Reed removed four sets of children’s boots from their boxes, placed them inside the bags they had brought and returned the empty boxes to the store shelves. It is further alleged that the trio then left the store together.

“The type of criminal behavior alleged in this case clearly displays the defendants’ complete and utter disregard for the rule of law and for public safety,” Berlin said “The allegations that these three defendants entered a retail store in the middle of the afternoon, stole merchandise and then led authorities on a high-speed chase, will not be tolerated in DuPage County and will be met with the full force of the law…

“I thank the Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst and Hodgkins police departments as well as the Illinois State police for their assistance on this case.”

An officer from the Villae of Oak Brook was seriously injured and required hospitalization, according to Strockis.

 “Each and every day, our officers pro-actively address crimes in our community to keep residents and visitors safe,” Strockis said. “Our message is clear, if you come here to steal and intentionally attempt to harm police officers, we will pursue you and arrest you.

“The village had one officer seriously injured and hospitalized during this incident and I pray for the officer’s speedy recovery.”

The cases against all three defendants will be in front of Judge Reidy.

 

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