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Retail theft suspects flee police in Deer Park, crash into squad car, other vehicles

Jonva C. Vivetter, Jamesha J. McChristine and Dezire Cashay Ann Parker (left to right).

Three Chicago women, including one who was wanted for several retail thefts, are facing charges after they led police on a vehicle pursuit from Deer Park, striking three vehicles and a police car during the chase.

Two Lake County sheriff’s deputies on patrol in a retail shopping area in the 21800 block of West Long Grove Road in Deer Park spotted a stolen vehicle drive by them in a parking lot around 5:40 p.m. Friday.

The deputies recognized the occupants of a white Chevrolet Impala from prior law-enforcement bulletins as being involved in retail thefts in the Chicagoland area, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Bloomington.

The sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver, Jonva C. Vivetter, 18, of Chicago, disregarded police and fled southbound on Route 12.

As Vivetter approached Lake Cook Road, she struck three vehicles and a sheriff’s squad car. Vivetter continued traveling eastbound on Lake Cook Road before entering southbound Route 53, Covelli said.

Once on Route 53, Vivetter drove into a ditch and she, along with the two other occupants, fled from the vehicle, Covelli said. One of the occupants, Jamesha J. McChristine, 21, of Chicago, was taken into custody quickly.

$2,500 in stolen merchandise was recovered by police, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

Vivetter was taken into custody after a sheriff’s deputy deployed his taser on the woman, and the third suspect, Dezire Cashay Ann Parker, 20, of Chicago, was also taken into custody.

Sheriff’s deputies recovered approximately $2,500 worth of retail merchandise from the vehicle, Covelli said.

Vivetter was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and fleeing and eluding. Vivetter also had various warrants issued for her arrest by police in Kane County, Skokie, Lake County, Arlington Heights and Cook County for shoplifting, retail theft, aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges.

Parker and McChristine were both charged with resisting arrest.

“Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the incident and additional charges are possible following the retail theft portion of the investigation,” Covelli said.

Vivetter remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 bond and Parker and McChristine were released on bail.


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