Edwardsville: Two men arrested for car window smashing spree
Michael Ham, 19, was charged on August 6, 2010 after allegedly using a baseball bat to smash windows on vehicles in the Holiday Shores area of Edwardsville, Illinois.
Agnes Rybak, 20, was charged on August 6, 2010, with unlawful consumption of an alcoholic beverage.
Scott Hyden, 20, was charged on August 6, 2010 after allegedly using a baseball bat to smash windows on vehicles in the Holiday Shores area of Edwardsville, Illinois.
(KMOV) – Police announced on Friday that 19-year-old Michael Ham and 20-year-old Scott Hyden of Edwardsville, Illinois, were charged with one felony count of criminal damage to property, five misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and unlawful consumption of alcoholic liquor.
These charges come after the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Thursday just before 6 a.m. in the Holiday Shores area that individuals were using a baseball bat to smash windows on vehicles.
While deputies were responding to meet with a victim, another deputy spotted the suspect vehicle on the Moto Mart Gas Station parking lot at Illinois Route 143 and 159.
While investigating the complaint, deputies found evidence in the vehicle that linked them to the criminal damage.
Police say a third person was with Ham and Hyden. She is identified as 20-year-old Agnes Rybak of Edwardsville. She was charged with unlawful consumption of an alcoholic beverage. Open alcohol was found in the vehicle, police say.
Ham and Hyden damaged windows on several vehicles at random, police say. They reportedly gave no apparent reason why they picked this area to do the damage.
Six reports were taken by the Sheriff’s Office by victims in the Holiday Shores area on Captains Drive, Caribbean Drive, Sextant Drive, and Fountainbleu Drive. Police say the damage to one vehicle was estimated to cost over $300.00, which made the offense felony eligible.
Authorities say Rybak was allowed to post bond on the misdemeanor charge. Bond was set at $40,000.00