Timothy V. McLeanGLEN CARBON - Glen Carbon and Edwardsville Police Departments, along with Illinois State Police, working together, made an arrest of what described as "hate crimes" in both cities.

On Saturday, May 26th, 2018, officers and investigators of the Glen Carbon Police Department, working in close coordination with officers and investigators of the Edwardsville Police Department, arrested 34-year-old Timothy V. McLean of the
200 block of Matterhorn in Glen Carbon for vandalizing and desecrating hundreds of graves on the property of Sunset Hills Memorial Estates, 50 Fountain Drive Glen Carbon, IL.

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Mclean has also been charged with damaging homes and automobiles in the Sunset Hills Estates Subdivision in Edwardsville, Illinois. Crime scene personnel from the Illinois State Police also assisted with the investigation.

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On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Madison County State's Attorney's Office charged McLean in the Glen Carbon case with three counts of Hate Crime (all class 2 felonies), three counts of Institutional Vandalism (all class 2 felonies), one count of Violation of the Cemetery Protection Act (a class 2 felony), and an additional count of Criminal Damage to Property Over $500.00 (a class 4 felony). In regard to the Edwardsville incidents, the Madison County State's Attorney's Office charged McLean with one count of Hate Crime (a class 2 felony) and thirteen additional counts of Criminal Damage to Property Over $500.00 (all class 4 felonies).

The Honorable Judge Neil Schroeder set McLean's bond at $100,000 in regard to all Glen Carbon incidents, and a separate bond at $100,000 in regard to all Edwardsville incidents. McLean is currently in custody at the Madison County Jail. He is to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

"We would like to thank the citizens who worked with law enforcement authorities to bring this case to a swift resolution," the Glen Carbon and Edwardsville Police Department said in a statement.Cory Davenport also contributed to this story.

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