On Friday, Mount Pleasant officers responded to Kohl’s Department Store after receiving notice that three female suspects were leaving the store with stolen merchandise. The suspects ran from store security personnel while carrying over $4,000 in clothing items.Mount Pleasant officers arrested the suspects as they approached their vehicle in the parking lot. Two suspects resisted arrest. Nobody was injured during this interaction.
The three suspects from Milwaukee area were identified as Nicholette Glover, 24; Dimonque McPike, 23; and Shalonda Bradford, 27. The suspects were taken to jail on felony charges. Referrals for the charges of retail theft and resisting an officer were forwarded to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.
Criminal charges were filed Monday in Racine County Circuit Court against the three women accused of stealing more than $4,000 in merchandise Sept. 14 from the Mount Pleasant Kohl’s store.
McPike, 23; Glover, 24; and Bradford, 27 are charged with a felony count of retail theft and a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer.
If convicted, they each face a $10,000 fine and three years, six months in prison for the felony and a $10,000 fine and nine months in county jail for the misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaint:
Mount Pleasant police officers responded to Kohl’s, 5500 Washington Ave., for a retail theft in progress. A security officer at the store told police that all three females placed items in shopping bags and walked out of the store without paying.
Store personnel were able to retrieve five of the six bags that were taken.
As one of the officers attempted to take Bradford into custody, she resisted and finally complied when told she would be taken to the ground. Police took McPike into custody, but Glover was able to get to a waiting vehicle. As she attempted to escape, police took her into custody, and at the same time, McPike was able to pull away and got into the back of the vehicle before other officers were able to regain control of her.
All three defendants are due in court Sept. 26 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.