A 19-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested after officers responding to a break-in at an elementary school in Waukegan found thousands of dollars worth of damage.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on June 2 at Glenwood Elementary School, 2500 Northmoor Avenue in Waukegan.
A witness called 911 after spotting two subjects enter the school, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen McConnell.
Officers found coffee grounds thrown onto the floor in the gymnasium along with food.
A fire extinguisher was set off in one of the classrooms, McConnell said. The damage to the school was estimated to be in the thousands.
The two suspects were arrested by officers. The witness positively identified the suspects.
The adult suspect, Bryan M. Labus, 19, of Waukegan, was charged with one count of criminal damage to government-supported property under $10,000.
The juvenile suspect, who is in his early teenage years, was referred for charges.
Lake County Judge James Newman ordered Labus held on a $5,000 bond during an initial court hearing.
Labus was released from the Lake County Jail after posting 10% of his bond.
Newman ordered Labus to have no contact with any school in Waukegan as part of his bond conditions.
Labus is expected to appear in court on June 15 for a preliminary hearing.