Man charged after multiple vehicles damaged by rocks in Loop

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CHICAGO — A man has been charged after breaking several vehicle windows with rocks in the Loop.

Patrick Newton, 29, is charged with five felony counts of criminal damage to property and two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property. His bond was set at $20,000.

Newton was taken into custody around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of South Wells after he was identified as the man seen breaking car windows with rocks in the area just moments earlier.

Brookfield police arrested newton at the end of June for breaking the windows of 23 cars.

They released surveillance images and shared with nearby police and he was found by Chicago police.

“It was over the course of one night here in Brookfield from 10:45 p.m. to  4 a.m. on one night,” Lt. Michael Kuruvilla of the Brookfield Police Dept. said. “And it was towards the end of June that Chicago PD called us. They had gotten him in custody for a number of similar crimes in their town. They then turned him over to us.”

Newton was arrested on June 25 in Chicago for attempting to break car windows.

The two agencies volleying the vehicle vandal back and forth.

North Riverside police also confirmed they had eight vehicles damaged the same night of the Brookfield incidents but couldn’t prove it was Newton and no charges were filed there.

There was similar damage in La Grange Park that night as well.


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