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Man Sentenced to 1 Year for Breaking Police Department Window

Robert Davison, 32, of Wheaton pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage to government property, the Daily Herald reports.

Robert Davison, a Wheaton man charged with criminal damage to government property after throwing a , was sentenced to one year in prison, the Daily Herald reported Tuesday.

Davison, 32, was arrested Monday, July 16, after throwing a brick through a department window around 6:45 a.m. a day earlier.

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He pleaded guilty in DuPage County court Friday, according to the Herald.

On her way to work Sunday morning, a department employee saw a man in a dark striped shirt walk toward the department lobby area, police said. He then made a throwing motion and ran north, through the Commerce Park business complex parking lot across the street from the department.

Officials found glass and two halves of a brick on the floor inside the lobby around 6:46 a.m., police said.

Witnesses told police the man got on a bike and rode east on Manchester Road toward the bridge. Police found Davison at a vacant house in the 100 block of Bridge Street, where a pile of bricks matching the one thrown through the department window sat outside, police said.

The damage to police department property was an "intentional act," police said.

Gregg Slapak August 29, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Maybe I am missing something, but it seems excessive. I'd rather have seen a year of probation and a good-stiff penalty with regard to Wheaton community service hours and requirement to re-pay the city for window replacement. So... now a year in County Jail for this guy, ( higher institute of criminal learning) and at additional public expense.
MK August 29, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Save your opinions Gregg. It was swift justice and a very light sentence. The guy's actually lucky!! Please don't ever run for a public office where you have influence in matters such as these safety and justice in our community. You ARE missing something Gregg... Common sense!
Kevin C August 29, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Wow MK.. It seems as if you are the one missing common sense here. Do you not realize it is going to cost the tax payers of DuPage tens of thousands of dollars to incarcerate this man for a year? And what good is going to come out of it? He is going to hate authority and the judicial system even more. Why not sentence him to 500 hours of community service, wherein he can serve the people who he harmed by his actions? It actually is common sense to do this, contrary to what you attempt to argue. It is free, constructive, and rehabilitative to force someone to serve rather than sit in a jail cell.
Gregg Slapak August 30, 2012 at 01:43 PM
MK you have a name to openly indentify yourself. Come out of the closet!
Gregg Slapak August 30, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Exactly, Kevin. Well put!
MK August 30, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Justice was done. Be thankful and have faith in our system. It works! He wasn't arrested and convicted for breaking and entering and occupying a vacant home when he was quickly apprehended by our police. I think he should have been charged with that, as well. How about a comment of thanks to our peace officers? Now this man has a year to think about his decision to commit a criminal act.
Deli September 03, 2012 at 08:45 AM
What you don't know about this man is that he has severe mental illness. A year in prison will do him no good...but this is common in our country; send the mentally ill to prison instead of treatment.
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