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3 charged in connection with graffiti vandalism at school and park in Richmond

Matthew Newcomb, 25, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and Lindsey Maginn, 37, of Richmond.

Two women and a man have been charged after allegedly spray-painting obscenities onto a school and park in Richmond last week.

Lindsey Maginn, of Richmond, Matthew Newcomb, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and Jessica Petska, of Richmond, were all charged with criminal damage to property and criminal defacement of school property.

According to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County, the three allegedly damaged Richmond Grade School property by using spray paint on the exterior walls of the building.

They also damaged the Village of Richmond’s Bennett Park fieldhouse by using spray paint on exterior walls, window screens, picnic tables, a park bench, garbage can and metal doors on the fieldhouse, the complaint said.

The incident occurred on February 5 and Maginn, 37, and Newcomb, 25, were both arrested later that same evening.

Richmond Police Chief Ciro Cetrangolo thanked the community for their continued support and assistance in the case.

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“The high level of trust and respect between our community and our police department makes a huge difference. We count on our community to be our eyes and ears,” Cetrangolo said.

Petska, 21, was charged on Thursday. A booking photo for her was not immediately available.

All three suspects have been released on personal recognizance bonds, meaning they did not have to pay any money to be released but had to promise they will appear in court.

Cetrangolo reminds the public to say something when they see criminal activity by calling 911 or the non-emergency number at 815-338-2144.


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