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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Bond Set at $250,000 For Calumet City Man Charged With Possessing a Stolen Motor Vehicle

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Oak Brook Chief of Police James Kruger announced today that bond has been set at $250,000 with 10% to apply for a Calumet City man accused of possessing a stolen vehicle, a Class 2 Felony. Tywon Pinkney, 25 (d.o.b. 4/3/1992) of 47 Schrum, appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Joseph Bugos set bond. Additionally, Pinkney has also been charged with one count of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, a Class 4 Felony. 
On December 3, 2017, the Oak Brook Police Department received a phone call regarding a new vehicle that was stolen from a car dealership outside DuPage County. Through the use of GPS technology, the vehicle was tracked to a hotel in Oak Brook. It is alleged that on December 3, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Pinkney and an unnamed accomplice went to the car dealership, stole the vehicle and then went to the Oak Brook hotel. It is alleged that at approximately 12:45 p.m., Pinkney left the hotel in the stolen vehicle. It is further alleged that officers with the Oak Brook Police Department attempted to stop Pinkney at the hotel but were unable to, resulting in a high-speed chase. It is further alleged that Pinkney crashed the vehicle in Broadview and then attempted to flee the crash on foot. After a brief foot chase, Pinkney was taken into custody.  
“For the fourth time in a week, my office has filed charges against someone involved with a stolen motor vehicle who came into DuPage County,” Berlin said. “With today’s charges, we are sending the message loud and clear that if you are connected in any way to a stolen motor vehicle in DuPage County, you will be apprehended, you will be charged and you will face the full force of the law. I would like to thank the Oak Brook Police Department for their fine police work apprehending the defendant in this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jim French and Alyssa Rabulinski for their efforts on this case.”
  “We appreciate the support we receive from State’s Attorney Berlin that demonstrates the criminal justice system in DuPage County, as well as the Village of Oak Brook, will not tolerate criminal behavior in our community,” Kruger said.
Pinkney’s next court date is scheduled for December 18, 2017, in front of Judge Liam Brennan.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.