Two downstate teenagers who are believed to be responsible for thousands of dollars worth of damage to homes and vehicles on Marquette’s east side have been charged with multiple malicious destruction felony counts.
Mitchell James Skiba, 19, of Alpena and Logan Charles Beach, 19, of Presque Isle were arrested on April 14th in the 800 block of North Front Street after Marquette Police received a report of a chair being thrown through the front window of the residence. During their investigation, officers discovered that more than 10 other homes and one vehicle had been damaged in the ordeal.
Police located three male suspects who were under the influence, despite being underage. After collecting evidence from the group, they were issued citations for Minors in Possession of Alcohol. That evidence was then used to confirm the officer’s suspicion that the suspects were also responsible for all of the other reported damage on Marquette’s east side.
After continuing the investigation with the help of NMU Public Safety officials, warrants were authorized for Skiba and Beach. They have since been arraigned on a combined six felony and four misdemeanor counts.
Mitchell Skiba is charged with four felony counts of malicious destruction of property and four misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of personal property and to a building.
Logan Beach is charged with two felony counts of malicious destruction of a building and two misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of personal property.
Skiba was released on a $5,500 cash bond, but Beach is still lodged in the Marquette County Jail.