Police have arrested two teenagers accused of using baseball bats to break out glass doors and a window at the aquatic center in Harvard, causing the pool to temporarily close last month.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 6:45 a.m. on July 13 to the Harvard Aquatic Center, 607 Galvin Parkway, for a report of criminal damage to property.
Officers discovered someone had broken out the front glass doors and a side office window, Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said.
A preliminary investigation showed that two subjects walked up to the building around 1:20 a.m. carrying what appeared to be baseball bats, Bauman said.
The subjects struck the front doors and a side office window, shattering them.
Two outdoor bathroom mirrors were also damaged.
The subjects were seen fleeing from the scene on foot heading westbound, Bauman said.
The Harvard Police Department publicly asked for the community’s assistance in identifying the two suspects.
The Harvard Aquatic Center was temporarily closed for clean-up and repairs to the facility.
“As stated we strive to be the safest pool! With the amount of broken glass both inside and out it’s in the best interest of our patrons and staff that we spend all day ensuring all the glass is cleaned up,” the city said at the time.
On Wednesday, a 17-year-old boy from Marengo was arrested and charged with one count of criminal damage to property over $300 and one count of criminal damage to government-supported property over $500.
The juvenile was petitioned to McHenry County Court Services and released to a parent.
A second person, Nayeli A. Govea, 18, of Harvard, was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of criminal damage to property over $300 and one count of criminal damage to government-supported property over $500.
Govea was transported to the McHenry County Jail where she is being held on a $20,000 bond.