DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Oak Brook Chief of Police Brian Strockis announced today 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, age 23, of the 800 block of E. 153rd Street, Phoenix; Terrance Reed, age 37, of the 6000 block of S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago; and Jaquay Shines, age 25, of the 6800 block of S. Throop Street, Chicago, each appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Michael Reidy set bond at $350,000 with 10% to apply for Chew, $350,000 with 10% to apply for Reed and $150,000 with 10% 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), 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 September 6, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m., police officers with the Oak Brook Police Department received a call for a retail theft at Nordstrom Rack located at 2155 W. 22nd Street. Upon their arrival, officers activated their lights and sirens at which point the vehicle suspected of being involved in the theft, a Mazda 6, was intentionally driven head-on into the police officers’ car. Allegedly, after colliding with the officers’ car, Doniesha Chew, who was determined to be the driver of the Mazda, fled the scene westbound on 22nd Street. After a pursuit with speeds in excess of 100 mph, the Mazda was stopped southbound on I-294 just south of 75th Street. Several police agencies assisted the Oak Brook police officers. After the traffic stop, Reed allegedly 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. Following an investigation into the matter, it is alleged that Chew, Shines and Reed entered the shoe department at Nordstrom Rack together and that once inside, Reed removed four sets of children’s boots from their boxes, placed them inside the bags they had brought to the store and returned the empty boxes to the shelves. Doniesha Chew brought empty bags with her. 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. 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 Oak Brook Police Department for their work on this case and for their continued efforts in keeping our retail establishments safe. I thank the Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst and Hodgkins Police Departments as well as the Illinois State Police for their assistance on this case. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jaclyn McAndrew and Robert Willis for their work in preparing a strong case against these defendants.”
— DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin
“I’d like to thank all the police agencies that assisted us with this incident as well as DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin’s Office. Each and every day, our officers pro-actively address crimes in our community to keep residents and visitors safe. 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.”
— Oak Brook Chief of Police Brian Strockis
The cases against all three defendants will be in front of Judge Reidy.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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