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Bond set in Maumee woman's police chase

Bond was set at $45,000 Friday for a woman accused of shoplifting and then leading area law enforcement agencies on a chase the night before through Sylvania Township, Ottawa Hills, and Toledo before she was arrested in West Toledo, authorities said.

Heather Valentine, 36, of Maumee, was arraigned by video Friday at Sylvania Municipal Court on charges of aggravated theft, felonious assault, failure to obey a police order, obstructing official business, and robbery; and at Maumee Municipal Court on charges of domestic violence and assault, according to jail records.

She was ordered held in lieu of the bond in the Lucas County jail pending a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Sylvania Municipal Court.

The chase began at Kohl’s Department Store, 1220 South Holland-Sylvania Rd. in Sylvania Township, about 8:15 p.m. Thursday when a woman wanted for theft ran from the store and drove off. She was arrested about 8:30 p.m. at Penn and Paisley roads after bailing from the vehicle, according to Toledo police. Before abandoning her vehicle, she drove her vehicle at a sheriff deputy at some point, police said.

Lucas County sheriff deputies, Ohio Highway Patrol troopers, and Sylvania Township police took part in the chase.

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