Two Men Arrested for Vandalizing Cars in Parma

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PARMA, Ohio -- Two men were taken into police custody Friday morning, accused of damaging nearly 20 car windows and mirrors.

Parma police say 19-year-old Michael Harkolovich and 20-year-old Alex Hillard, of Parma Heights, were arrested around 3:30 a.m. Friday after a neighbor made a call to police.

According to investigators, the men used a skateboard to damage approximately 15-20 car windows and mirrors in the neighborhoods near Pleasant Hill Drive. Many similar incidents were also reported in neighboring Parma Heights. At this time, police are investigating whether the same suspects are responsible.

Parma resident Ryan Dienes said this isn't the first time his car has been hit.

"This is a man's house; he's supposed to feel comfortable at his house and anything around it, that's just how it is. It shouldn't be like this at all. As many times as this happened in my neighborhood, I don't want to do this anymore, it's not funny," said Dienes. "It's not fun for the people who did this. I don't understand what they get out of this, and it's not right."

"My husband came out this morning, and this was hanging," said Heather Hujer, after realizing the driver's side mirror on her van had been ripped off. "It's like nowadays none of these kids have to earn anything. They take everything for granted and hurt other people's stuff."

Both suspects are expected to face charges of underage consumption, criminal damaging, obstructing official business and CCW (knife). They are scheduled to be arraigned on May 16.

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