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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Wave Of Downpours Coming Early Friday Morning
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.READ MORE: Frank Pietrangelo, Hero Of 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Says He Was Among Those Sexually Abused By Hockey Coach Tom 'Chico' Adrahtas
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.MORE NEWS: Shane Jason Woods Of Downstate Auburn, Illinois Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection
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