5 arraigned in Bronner's vandalism
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:45:27 GMT —
A 17-year-old boy and four young men have been arraigned on felony charges over a Christmas Day vandalism spree at a popular Christmas-themed store in mid-Michigan.
The five are charged with malicious destruction of property and conspiracy in connection with the damage to 75 displays outside Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth.
The suspects are 17-year-old Caleb Quintanilla, 20-year-old Samuel Quintanilla, 19-year-old Ryan Buckler, 21-year-old Nickolas Bright and 20-year-old Branden Dean. All are from Genesee County's Genesee Township.
District Judge M.T. Thompson on Tuesday ordered the suspects to remain free on the $40,000 bonds they posted last week and appear for a Jan. 14 pre-hearing conference.
Defense attorneys say the five had no prior criminal history.
Bronner's chief executive Wayne Bronner says damage is estimated at $50,000.