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      Downstate teens charged in Marquette vandalism case

      Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to numerous acts of vandalism on the east side of Marquette.

      According to the Marquette City Police Department, two downstate teens were arrested in connection to damage of homes and vehicles caused in the early morning hours of April 14. Nineteen-year-old Mitchell James Skiba of Alpena and 19-year-old Logan Charles Beach of Presque Isle are facing felony counts of malicious destruction of property.

      Skiba and Beach were arrested after police concluded their investigation. According to officials, police found three intoxicated individuals after responding to the scene of a smashed window in a home. The three individuals were cited for being minors in possession, according to police.

      Police continued their investigation through interviews and evidence from the scene, and then submitted the case for the prosecutor's office. A warrant was then issued for Skiba and Beach, resulting in their arrests.

      Skiba faces four felony counts of malicious destruction of property and four misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of personal property and to a building.

      Beach is being charged with two felony counts of malicious destruction of a building and with two misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of personal property.

      Skiba was released from the Marquette County Jail on $55,000 bond, while Beach still remains in custody.