Highland News Leader

‘Several’ juveniles confess in two night Highland window-smashing spree

Violent and property crime stats for Illinois

According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.
Up Next
According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.

A group of juveniles has confessed to 10 separate acts of vandalism over the course two nights in Highland, according to police.

According to Highland police, several juveniles broke out the windows of 12 different vehicles throughout the evenings of Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Thursday, Dec. 20. The individuals broke out the windows of the cars but took nothing from them.

The group’s spree began at the Park & Ride near Highway 40 where several cars were damaged. Highland Police Chief Chris Conrad said the juveniles then headed toward town hitting locations randomly both north and south of the railroad tracks that run through the city.

The cases are being referred to the Madison County States Attorney’s office.

Kavahn Mansouri covers government accountability for the Belleville News-Democrat, holding officials and institutions accountable and tracking how taxpayer money is spent.


Support my work with a digital subscription

SUBSCRIBE TODAY
  Comments