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Posted on: November 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Retail Theft Suspects Flee from Sheriff’s Deputies

Alert Sheriff’s Deputies arrest three after recognizing them as suspects in prior retail theft incidents, then being led on chase.

On November 29, 2019, at approximately 5:40PM, two alert sheriff’s deputies were on patrol in a retail shopping area in the 21800 block of West Long Grove Road, Deer Park.  The deputies saw a white Chevrolet Impala drive by them in the parking lot, and they recognized the occupants from prior law-enforcement bulletins as being involved in retail thefts in the Chicagoland area.  

The Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen from Bloomington, Illinois.  The sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Chevrolet, but the driver, Jonva C. Vivetter, 18, of the 6500 block of South Morgan Street, Chicago, disregarded their lights/siren 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 Highway 53.  Once on Highway 53, Vivetter drove into a ditch and she, along with the two other occupants fled from the vehicle.  One of the occupants, Jamesha J. McChristine, 21, of the 7900 block of South Langley Drive, Chicago, was taken into custody quickly.  Vivetter was taken into custody after a sheriff’s deputy deployed his conductive electrical control device (Taser).  The third person, Dezire Cashay Ann Parker, 20, of the 3200 block of North Clark Street, Chicago, was also taken into custody.  

During an inventory of the Chevrolet, sheriff’s deputies located approximately $2,500.00 worth of retail merchandise believed to be stolen.  

All of the subjects were transported to the Lake County Jail and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges:


Possession of a stolen vehicle (class 2 felony)

Fleeing and eluding (class 4 felony)

Vivetter also had the following warrants for her arrest:

Shoplifting – Kane County (failure to appear)

Retail Theft – Skokie Police 

Retail Theft, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault (Lake County)

Shoplifting (Arlington Heights)

Shoplifting (Cook County)


Resisting arrest (class A Misdemeanor)


Resisting arrest (class A Misdemeanor)

Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the incident and additional charge are possible following the retail theft portion of the investigation.  All three individuals remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.  

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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