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Police: New Lenox man damaged ex-girlfriend's car with beer bottle, concrete block

Michael Gonzales
Michael Gonzales

A New Lenox man was arrested and jailed after he allegedly tossed a beer can and then a concrete block at his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle when she wouldn’t come outside her home, police said.

At about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to the 20000 block of Frankfort Square Road outside Frankfort after receiving a report of a disturbance, sheriff spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said in an email.

Deputies spoke with a woman who claimed her ex-boyfriend, Michael A. Gonzales, 27, had left her property after he caused damage to her vehicle, Hoffmeyer said. She said the woman asked Gonzales to leave her property several times while he was attempting to get her to come out of her home, Hoffmeyer said.

When she refused to leave her home, Gonzales allegedly threw a beer can and then a cement brick at her vehicle, Hoffmeyer said. He then left his ex-girlfriend’s property, she said.

Hoffmeyer said New Lenox police were notified of Gonzlaes' possible whereabouts.

New Lenox Deputy Police Chief Louis Alessandrini said Gonzales was arrested at about 1 a.m. Tuesday at his residence in the 1200 block of Towncrest Drive.

Gonzales was taken to the Will County jail at close to 2:10 a.m. and released almost an hour later on his own recognizance.

He was arrested on probable cause of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property but court records show no criminal charges have been filed.

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