UPDATE: Mentally Ill Man Possibly Linked to Rash of Broken Windows in Union
A 47-year-old Hillside man has been accused of breaking several windows along Morris Avenue within the last few weeks.
Officials say after an increase of broken windows police increased surveillance in the area of the 2600 block of Morris Avenue.
According to authorities, at approximately 10:20 p.m. last night, Officer Chris Lensi observed the suspect throw a rock through the front window of a business on Morris Avenue. The man then ran away but was caught after a short pursuit.
Police say the 47-year-old Hillside man has mental health issues and after being criminally charged with the damage, he was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric exam.
According to authorities, the man fits the description of the man seen on video from prior crimes.
The incident remains under investigation.