COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Prosecutors said a suburban woman caused $50,000 in damage when she drove through a Northwest Side cemetery Tuesday, smashing into 13 headstones.
Lorraina Medrano, 23, was one of five people charged following a fight in Mount Olive Cemetery, 3800 N. Narragansett Ave., on Tuesday afternoon.
The group had been drinking alcohol when a fight broke out about 4:20 p.m., Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said during a bond hearing Wednesday.
Prosecutors allege Medrano got into a 2011 Nissan Sentra and drove over 13 headstones and five pillar barriers, causing "extensive damage" that'll cost $50,000 to repair.
Medrano, of suburban River Grove, was charged with criminal damage to property and held on $7,500 bail. Should Medrano post bond, she's not allowed in the cemetery.
"You have no business being in that cemetery," Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas said as she set bond Wednesday.
Four other people were arrested, according to police:
• Lukasz Boufal, 18, of the 3800 block of North Neva Avenue, was charged with disorderly conduct.
• Mario Martinez, 18, of the 3700 block of North Nora Avenue, was charged with disorderly conduct.
• Jonathan Martinez, 24, of the 3700 block of North Nora Avenue, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct, transporting alcohol and failure to keep in a lane.
• Ashley Bruno, 39, was charged with disorderly conduct.
Contributing: Josh McGhee
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