A man is accused of egging vehicles in Goodyear, flooding a Glendale airport, and causing other damages.
Glendale police report Timothy Tan Guan, 23, was arrested Monday.
According to records, Mr. Guan’s alleged actions in Glendale have occurred since Nov. 7, 2018, when the Glendale Municipal Airport, 6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., and surrounding business starting experiencing a string of eggings and broken windows.
In the early morning hours of Jan. 4, video cameras at the airport caught the suspect using a hammer to break multiple windows. He then dragged a hose into the airport’s terminal, turned on the water, and flooded the first floor.
Officials estimate the damage caused at $70,000.
Within the building is a flight school. The terminal and all programs within it had to be shut down for at least 24 hours in order to dry. However, about 48 hours later the inside still had more than 20 fans in operation.
On Sunday afternoon, the suspect returned and was seen by an employee trying to manipulate a water spigot used in the previous incident. The employee tried to box in the suspect’s vehicle but the suspect was able to leave.
Police obtained the getaway vehicle’s license plate and learned it had been used in a series of crimes in Goodyear in which a suspect, also Mr. Guan, had egged more than 20 vehicles, records state.
Mr. Guan was arrested in that incident but was later released.
Police followed Mr. Guan from his residence, which is only a mile from the airport, and arrested him at a business near 99th Avenue and Camelback Road.
Police found 10 cases of eggs containing 60 eggs each.
Mr. Guan was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on charges including criminal damage and unlawful flight.
He was denied bond due to being on felony release. He is due in court Jan. 11, 14 and 16.