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Charges filed in Monroe High School vandalism


MONROE (WKOW) -- On Thursday, the Green County District Attorney's office filed a criminal complaint charging a 19-year-old in the April 2009 vandalism of Monroe High School.

According to the District Attorney's office, Daniel J. Kundert faces charges including criminal damage to property, use of a dangerous weapon, being party to a crime, contributing to the delinquency of a child, and possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds.

Charges were filed against Kundert after a six-month investigation by the City of Monroe Police Department. During the investigation, detectives obtained cell phone records, video surveillance tapes, business records, and witness statements that allegedly link Kundert and possibly others to the April 17, 2009, vandalism of Monroe High School.

Vandalism to the school included glass windows and doors being damaged and destroyed.

Detectives got a break in their case in October 2009 when the Green County Sheriff's Department was called to a Monroe residence and arrested Kundert on unrelated misdemeanor charges. Those charges included the alleged possession of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and illegal weapons.

As a result of Kundert's October arrest, the State Line Area Narcotics Team (SLANT) was asked to help with the ongoing investigation. Kundert was subsequently arrested and charged will additional counts of unlawful possession of narcotics, obstructing an officer, and bail jumping. Kundert is out on bond on the two pending cases.

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, Detective Bureau also helped with the high school vandalism investigation. The bureau's involvement began in mid-October when it became apparent Kundert was likely to be charged in the matter. Kundert is closely related to a Monroe Police officer.

Kundert is expected to be in court for the vandalism-related charges on December 14.

Online reporting by Lisa Adams.
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