1 arrested in connection with vandalism

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CHAMPAIGN - The University of Illinois Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a vandalism incident that happened on August 19.

Police say they have arrested Max Kristy, 20, in connection with the damaging of a menorah at the Chabad Jewish Center.  Authorities say the incident was recorded on surveillance video, during which a man pushes the menorah several times before it falls over.

The menorah was broken at its base, with damages estimated to be about $2,269.  Kristy is facing a preliminary charge of criminal damage to property.  He is due back in court on September 8.

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