Rock thrower breaks windows at 123-year-old Tucson cathedral

Rock thrower breaks windows at 123-year-old Tucson cathedral

St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, Arizona. (Credit: Gillfoto/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).)

A man has been arrested on accusations that he threw rocks that broke stained-glass windows at a 123-year-old cathedral in Tucson, police said Tuesday.

TUCSON, Arizona — A man has been arrested on accusations that he threw rocks that broke stained-glass windows at a 123-year-old cathedral in Tucson, police said Tuesday.

They said 57-year-old Steven Henry Trejo also is accused of vandalizing windows of parked cars and at a Tucson apartment complex.

Police say Trejo was arrested Monday night after the rock-throwing incidents.

It was unclear Tuesday if he has a lawyer yet.

Diocese of Tucson officials say they’re trying to get damage repair estimates.

They say the stained-glass windows affected were on both the north and south sides of St. Augustine Cathedral.

Although protected on the exterior by plexiglass, the thrown rocks still were able to smash holes into the historic windows ranging about 8 to 12 inches in circumference along with smaller holes.

Diocese officials say nearly all of the windows were made in 1897, the same year the cathedral was built.

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