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Truck is damaged; charge results

A 23-year-old Hastings man, Nicholas Shane Kendle, faces a charge of criminal damage to property in the first degree following a June 5 incident in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a Hastings business June 5 on the report of property damage. An individual reported his truck had been punched, causing dents to both sides. An employee of the business reported seeing a patron, who had been told to leave, punch both sides of the truck. Another patron identified that person as Kendle. About an hour later, police responded to Kendle's residence on the report of an intoxicated male.

Kendle denied making any disturbance and denied being at the business where the damage occurred. An auto body shop provided an estimate of more than $1,400 to repair the damage to the truck.