On August 1, 2017 at about 11:15 p.m.
Officers responded to radio call for service regarding a suspicious person in the area of 1400 15th Street. Officer determined the victim was in her residence when the subject knocked on the front door. The subject inquired on the whereabouts of someone the victim was not familiar with. The victim did not open the door. The suspect began yelling and eventually walked away from the porch. The suspect remained in front of the house for a period. A short time later, the victim heard a loud bang at the front living room window. The victim saw the suspect still standing out front and saw a crack in the window and a large rock beneath the window. The victim was desirous of prosecution. The suspect was taken into custody. The victim estimated the damage to be valued at $1,500 – $2,000. Phelan Alexander Bentley, 43, homeless was arrested for vandalism. Bail was set at $20,000.
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