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updated: 11/12/2013 5:11 PM

W. Chicago men charged with damaging government property

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  • Edgar Aguilar, of West Chicago.

      Edgar Aguilar, of West Chicago.
    Courtesy of Batavia Police

  • Roberto Gonzalez, of West Chicago.

      Roberto Gonzalez, of West Chicago.
    courtesy of Batavia Police


Two West Chicago men were charged with felonies after police say they damaged government property in Batavia last month.

Edgar R. Aguilar, 24, and Roberto Gonzalez, 23, both of West Chicago, were each charged with one count of criminal damage to government property, a class 3 felony, and criminal damage to property, a class 4 felony, according to a release from Batavia police.

On Oct. 18, Batavia police responded to the 0-99 block of North River Street for report of damage, police said. Upon arrival, patrol officers found a large cement garbage can that had smashed through the front glass door of a private business, according to the release.

The garbage can, which belonged to the city of Batavia, had been dolled down the pedestrian stairs of the nearby city parking deck before crashing into the business.

Information from witnesses and surveillance cameras assisted in the investigation and led to the arrests.

Sgt. Shawn Mazza said the two men were not in any way connected to the business and that police didn't know the men's motive.

Both men posted bond and will next appear in court on Dec. 17, police said.

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