Chicago police and firefighters responded 6:10 PM Saturday of criminal damage to property at Trump Tower 401 North Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL. Firefighters responded to a water flow alarm and Chicago police responded to a criminal damage case. Police received a report that three offenders criminally damaged parts of the Trump Tower when they opened a high pressure water valve in a stairwell at the 16th-floor level.
Carl Koenemann, Daniel Maradei, and Benjamin Nitch (Chicago Police Photo).
At least two of the men were refused service at a bar on the 16th floor in the hotel because they were too intoxicated to be served. They apparently retaliated by activating the valve, which allowed water to pour out at a rate of 250 gallons per minute for about 10 minutes.
The approximately 2500 gallons damaged damaged two elevators and marble flooring, and some other items causing a total valued damage of $700,000.
Arrested on Sunday were Carl Koenemann, 25, of the 1200 block of East Harding Drive in Des Plaines, and Benjamin Nitch, also 25, of the 800 block of East Hillside in Barrington.
Daniel T. Maradei, of 4100 block of N. Woodlake Drive in Hanover Park was arrested today.
Koenemann and Nitch are out on bond, but are subject to electronic home monitoring
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