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Two individuals were charged with multiple felonies after the Tuesday morning incident.

Two individuals accused of burglarizing a vehicle and using stolen credit cards were arrested in unincorporated Glen Ellyn on Tuesday, according to a release from the Dupage County Sheriff’s Office.

Nicholas Castigilia, 25, of Carol Stream, and Melissa Warner, 23, of Schaumburg, have both been charged with one count of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding in a Stolen Motor Vehicle, a Class 1 felony; Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, a Class 2 felony; Burglary to Motor Vehicle and Unlawful use of Credit Card, which are both Class 4 felonies.

Deputies responded to a report of a purse being stolen from a vehicle parked at the KinderCare, located at the intersection of Butterfield Road and Route 53, on the morning of Jan. 9. One of the victim’s credit cards was registered as being used at a local business 15 minutes later, according to the release. Deputies obtained a description of a maroon Chrysler they believed to be involved, and asked local businesses to report any sightings.

The vehicle was sighted at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 10 in the Walmart parking lot, also located at Butterfield Road and Route 53. Responding deputies were unable to detain the Chrysler in the parking lot, and the assailants fled south on Route 53. The vehicle crashed into a brick wall at Route 53 and Tamarack Road. Officers arrested the individuals after a brief foot chase.

Castigilia and Warner are currently being held in the DuPage County Jail. Castigilia has a bond of $150,000 and Warner’s bond has been set at $50,000. Both are scheduled for court on Jan. 23.

Robert A Penhollow Sr. January 12, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I’m sick and tired of women getting off with less jail/prison time and bond for the same crimes as men. This is a case where she is just as culpable as her male counterpart, yet her bond is a third of his. Did not we pass an amendment for equal rights? Are we not under the constitution “Created equal”? So where does this change in the eyes of criminal punishment? Imposing bond to keep one from fleeing, not as punishment, is this then saying that she’ll have as hard of a time coming up with $5000.00 as to him $15000.00? Will she be just as rehabilitated in less time than him? Will she get 1/3 less time as him?
Leslie January 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM
The article glosses over what happened between the thieves (not assailants) fleeing the parking lot and the subsequent car crash. Did the deputies pursue them in a car chase or did the thieves lose control because they were driving fast to make their getaway? Why was this information left out of the article? They were arrested after a brief foot chase so I am assuming there was a car chase. If so, was the risk of injuring or killing other motorists, the deputies or even the thieves merited for car and credit card theft? They would have been caught eventually. They can't be that smart if the next day they were back in the same area, probably looking for more cars to break into. I'm glad they were caught and also glad no one was hurt while they were being pursued.
jan January 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Could be Castigilia had prior arrests and/or convictions & Warner didn't...or Warner had representation to argue for lower bond & Castigilia didn't,,,or any number of other factors other than male/female bias.


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