May 12, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Macomb Police Department Detectives arrested Andrew M. Machaj, 22 of Plainfeild, IL for vandalizing the residence at 306 W. Murray St. Machaj has been charged with a Hate Crime and Criminal Damage over $300 both felonies.
Machaj was involved in several altercations with the tenants of 306 W. Murray St. in the late evening hours of May 9th. He allegedly returned the next morning where he spray painted racial slurs, a swastika and derogatory marks on the residence and vehicles.
The Macomb Police Department would like to stress that Machaj is not a resident of Macomb and that his actions are not reflective of this community or university. The Macomb Police department will continue to work with our community partners to prevent and respond to all acts of hate.
Anyone with information reference these incidents are asked to contact the Macomb Police Department at (309) 833-4505. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Macomb Crime Stoppers by texting the word “crimestop” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES). All tips remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.