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Sycamore man arrested after damaging Bridgestone APM plant with vehicle

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Sycamore man has been arrested after driving an SUV through a garage door at an Upper Sandusky factory, damaging equipment and inventory inside the building, according to the Upper Sandusky Police Department.
At 1:48 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to Bridgestone APM, 245 Commerce Way, Upper Sandusky, after receiving reports that a vehicle had been driven through a large garage door and into the building.
Upon arrival, police found the damaged garage door. Several plastic bins containing foam car seats inside the Bridgestone plant had been knocked over, and a large metal rack had been struck by a vehicle.
A heavily damaged 2008 GMC Yukon XL was found at the far south end of the building, with additional damage to equipment and inventory near the vehicle. A driver’s license was found on the ground next to the Yukon, but a search of the area did not find the driver.
Officers later found Sean R. Cassaro, 41, of Sycamore, who initially said he was with management, but said he did not know his name. Cassaro was later identified via the driver’s license located next to the Yukon and was detained.
Officers who interviewed Cassaro said he was not making sense when he was speaking.
Cassaro was taken by Wyandot County EMS to Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He later was charged with vandalism, a third-degree felony.
According to the police report, at least $100,000 in damage was done to the Bridgestone factory.



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