A man suspected of vandalizing a number of public and private buildings in both St. Charles and Geneva Thursday is in custody and receiving “medical assistance,” according to the City of Geneva.
Geneva police were notified at 6:50am Thursday morning that yellow paint had been sprayed on the windows of State Street Diner at 630 West State Street in Geneva. Throughout the morning, four additional buildings were discovered to have been defaced in the same manner, including:
- Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Avenue;
- Geneva Public Library District, 227 South Seventh Street;
- Geneva City Hall Building Division entrance, 109 James Street; and
- City of Geneva Finance Department, 15 South First Street.
Similar vandalism was also found in St. Charles Thursday.
St. Charles Police were able to develop a suspect, who is known to law enforcement agencies in the area. Police believe the man was potentially using this outlet as a cry for help. Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the man early Friday, and he is currently receiving medical assistance.
These crimes remain under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Geneva Police Department’s Investigations Division at 630-232-4736.