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2 Charged With Smashing Windshields In Albany Park

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Eight windshields were smashed overnight in the 4400 and 4500 blocks of North Bernard Street. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two young men have been charged with vandalizing a number of cars overnight in the Albany Park neighborhood.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police were called when someone spotted a couple of men breaking the windshields of cars on two blocks of Bernard Street, between Wilson and Montrose avenues.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Police say eight cars were vandalized in all.

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Marvin Zea, 20, is charged with eight misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and felony possession of a controlled substance after allegedly vandalizing eight cars in the Albany Park neighborhood on Sept. 8, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Marvin Zea, 20, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested in connection with the vandalism.

Zea is charged with eight misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, as well as felony possession of a controlled substance. The younger suspect faces charges as a juvenile, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

Mirabelli says an “unknown object” was used to smash the car windshields.

He says it is possible the misdemeanor property damage counts could be upgraded to felonies once damage cost estimates are determined.

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