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Crime & Courts

Lisle men plead guilty to setting area playground on fire

Michael A. Bucher (left) and Tyler Croy
Michael A. Bucher (left) and Tyler Croy

LISLE – Two Lisle men pleaded guilty to setting fire to and destroying a local playground.

Michael A. Bucher, 23, of the 5400 block of Burr Oak Street, pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to one of three counts of criminal damage to property with which he was charged, according to DuPage County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Paul Darrah.

Tyler Croy, 22, of the 5500 block of Elm Street, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to one of two criminal damage counts, Darrah said.

The incident occurred at about 4:40 a.m. Aug. 13, 2013, at Kingston Park in unincorporated DuPage County near Lisle.

About $20,000 worth of playground equipment was destroyed.

Both Bucher and Croy were sentenced by Judge Blanche Hill Fawell to two years probation and 30 days participation the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program, according to Darrah.

Bucher must pay $7,574 in restitution to the Lisle Park District, Darrah said. Croy must pay $7,534 to the district and $827 in court costs.

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