DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael McLean released a statement on Wednesday (Dec. 21) stating that with the help of a Chicago Police Department helicopter, they had been able to apprehend and charge three suspects wanted in connection with a theft at a department store on Tuesday (Dec. 20).
At around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Elmhurst Police Department responded to a report of a theft at the Kohl’s located at 303 S. Route 83. During their investigation, the police in Des Plaines discovered that an automobile matching the description of the stolen vehicle was last seen heading east on Interstate 290.
The police followed the car from its initial sighting near Cicero Avenue on Interstate 290 all the way to its exit at Independence Boulevard.
Three suspects were arrested in the Springfield Avenue and Madison Street area without any resistance. Darryl Foster, 56, lives in the 900 block of South Lorraine Road in Wheaton, and Trinetta Wells, 52, and Sylvester Wells, 50, both live in the 4800 block of West Polk Street in Chicago.
According to the release, each of the three suspects has been charged with one count of burglary (a Class 2 felony) and one count of retail theft (a Class 3 felony).
Furthermore, Trinetta Wells was charged with one count of unauthorized use of a debit card (a Class 4 felony). Foster is also charged with the misdemeanor of having drug equipment in his possession.
According to the authorities, all three suspects entered Kohl’s, proceeded straight to the coat section, and stole one coat each before fleeing the store within three minutes. An estimated retail price of $343.50 was mentioned in the announcement. A crack pipe and a straw with a white powdery substance were allegedly discovered by police in Foster’s pocket.
According to the release, McLean said, “This is another example of Elmhurst officers working with Chicago Police to track down offenders within minutes of committing a crime and bringing them to justice.” I appreciate the efforts of the responding Elmhurst detectives, Chicago Police, and the office of DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin.
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Wednesday, bond hearings were held for the three defendants before Judge Margaret O’Connell, who set bail for Sylvester Wells at $40,000 with 10% to apply, for Trinetta Wells at $20,000 with 10% to apply and recognizance, and for Foster at $10,000 with 10% to apply and recognizance.
Three Charged With Burglary, Retail Theft In Elmhurst Kohl’s Theft: Authorities
On Wednesday, bonds totaling $343 were set for three people accused of shoplifting from a Kohl’s department store in Elmhurst.
According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Trinetta Wells, 52, Sylvester Wells, 50, and Darryl Foster, 56, all of the 900 block of S. Lorraine Road, Wheaton, appeared in court for bond hearings, where Judge Margaret O’Connell set bond at $40,000 for Sylvester Wells, $20,000 for Trinetta Wells with 10% to apply recognizance, and $10,000 for Foster.
According to the announcement, all three suspects were charged with one count of burglary and one count of retail theft. According to the release, both Trinetta Wells and Foster were charged with one count of misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and Wells was additionally charged with one count of possession of another’s debit card.
Elmhurst police were called to the Kohl’s store on South Route 83 at 303 on Tuesday morning at around 11:30 a.m. on the report of a theft. While investigating, police in Des Plaines received word that a car matching the description of the vehicle suspected in the theft was on I-290.
After locating the vehicle with the help of a Chicago Police Department helicopter at the interchange of I-290 and Cicero Avenue, officers followed it as it traveled west on the motorway to Independence Boulevard. According to the announcement, all three suspects were arrested peacefully near the intersection of Madison Street and Springfield Avenue.
Allegedly, the three suspects entered Kohl’s and made their way to the coat racks. Each accused thief allegedly made off with one jacket before they were apprehended. About three minutes passed while this was happening. According to the release, Forster was arrested after police discovered a crack pipe and a straw with a white powdery substance in his pocket.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin is quoted in the release as saying, “As we approach the end of the holiday shopping season, I want to assure the public that law enforcement in DuPage County remains 100% committed to the safety and security of our holiday shoppers, businesses, and visitors.” Our dedication to public safety and our willingness to use every resource at our disposal to apprehend anyone suspected of criminal behavior was on full display in the swift apprehension of the defendants in this case, as stated in the official statement.
According to Elmhurst Police Chief Michael McLean, “this is another example of Elmhurst officers working with Chicago Police to track down offenders within minutes of committing a crime and bringing them to justice.” “I appreciate the work of the DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and his office, as well as the Elmhurst detectives who responded,” the mayor said.
Three suspects have been arrested after an incident at a Kohl’s store in a western suburb.A Kohl’s store in Elmhurst has filed theft charges against three people, totaling nearly $350 in stolen goods.
According to the Elmhurst police and the DuPage County prosecutors, on December 20 Trinetta Wells, 52, Sylvester Wells, 50, and Darryl Foster, 56, all from Wheaton, entered the Kohl’s store and proceeded to the coat section, where they each stole a jacket before leaving in a car. The bond for Sylvester Wells was set at $40,000, Trinetta Wells’ was set at $20,000, and Foster’s was set at $10,000.