ELMHURST – Bond has been set at $250,000 for three men accused of possessing a stolen vehicle and burglarizing parked vehicles in Elmhurst.
Tyrone Wilson, 19, of the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue, Chicago; Deanthony Webb, 23, of the 6700 block of South Paxton Avenue, Chicago; and Deonte Daniel, 21, of the 6900 block of South Clyde Avenue, Chicago, were each charged with burglary and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to a Nov. 27 Elmhurst Police Department news release.
They appeared in bond court the morning of Nov. 28, where Judge Joseph Bugos set bond for all three men, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney's Office news release.
All charges are Class 2 felonies, the DuPage County news release stated.
An investigation revealed that more than 20 unlocked cars and several unlocked garages in north Elmhurst were entered to steal items of value and to look for cars with keys in the ignition, the police department release stated. One of the suspects apprehended was on parole, and each of the suspects has prior criminal arrests, according to the police department release.
Police have recovered a loaded handgun from one of the suspects and a fourth suspect remains at large, the police department release stated.
Elmhurst police officers established a perimeter Nov. 27 and began a systematic search of the area with the assistance of surrounding police agencies. The suspects were found at 463 W. North Ave., North and Ridgeland avenues and in the 400 block of West Avenue.
Police responded at 5 a.m. Nov. 27 to the 600 block of Fay Avenue for a report of a prowler in a garage, the police department's release stated. Responding officers observed two vehicles leaving the area and attempted to stop the cars.
In their attempt to flee, the driver of one of the vehicles, a Toyota, allegedly hit the second vehicle, a Dodge, also allegedly attempting to flee. A squad car was also reportedly hit. The Toyota then allegedly crashed into a home, according to the DuPage County release. Following the crashes, four men allegedly attempted to flee the two vehicles on foot. Daniel was apprehended a short time later in a nearby garage. A gun was also allegedly found in the garage in which Daniel was hiding.
Webb and Wilson were found walking on a nearby street and taken into custody. Following an investigation led by the Elmhurst Police Department, it is alleged that on Nov. 27, the men burglarized three vehicles on Gladys and Evergreen streets in Elmhurst. It is further alleged that the Dodge in the men’s possession was stolen the previous night out of Villa Park, the DuPage County release stated.
“Elmhurst police remain committed to the safety and protection of our community,” Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth said in the DuPage County release. “With the assistance of neighboring police agencies, we were able to identify and capture the suspects in a timely fashion.”
Both Emerson Elementary and Churchville Middle schools operated under an emergency late start schedule Nov. 27, according to a post on Elmhurst School District 205's website.
It has been learned the vehicles were stolen from Villa Park and Elmhurst, according to the police department release.
“In recent months, we have seen an increase in the type of brazen behavior alleged in this case throughout the Chicagoland area, particularly in the collar counties,” DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in the DuPage County release. “Justice demands that we do all we can to prevent DuPage County residents from being victimized in such a manner. The fact that the defendants in this case were quickly apprehended and are now facing a substantial amount of time behind bars if convicted sends the message that if you commit such a crime in DuPage County, you will be held responsible for your actions. I would like to thank the Elmhurst Police Department for their fine police work apprehending the men accused in this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jim French and Amanda Meindl for their efforts on this case.”
The investigation continues and additional charges may be forthcoming, according to the DuPage County release. The next court date for all three men is scheduled for Dec. 12, in front of Judge John Kinsella.