CHICAGO (STMW) — A north suburban woman has been charged with setting fire to a garbage can in a park near her Vernon Hills home Thursday morning.

Officers were called to Augusta Park, 210 Augusta Drive, after a pedestrian saw a garbage can in the park on fire, according to a statement from Vernon Hills police.

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After extinguishing the fire with a squad vehicle fire extinguisher, officers went to the home of Stephanie M. Wollar, 28, in the 400 block of Albany Lane, police said.

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Wollar’s home is in the same neighborhood as the park, and she had been previously charged with starting a fire in a Vernon Hills park in November, police said.

The investigation resulted in a class 4 felony charge of criminal damage to government property against Wollar, police said. She is expected to appear in bond court Friday.

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