BATAVIA – An Aurora man was charged with criminal damage and criminal trespass to the Batavia Public Library before the building was officially open, according to police reports released through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Police were called to the library at 101 S. Batavia Ave., for an alarm call that was activated at 6 a.m. April 3, the report stated.
A representative of the alarm company showed police that a plywood window covering had been damaged.
Police searched the building and when they opened the door to a storage room, officers saw a pair of jeans and work boots protruding from behind some stacked tables, the report stated.
They ordered whoever was inside to show himself and eventually James T. Young, 60, of the 400 block of Lake Street, Aurora, emerged, the report stated.
Police found some of his personal items, along with a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey which was a third full and a small bag of marijuana, the report stated.
While he was being booked, Young told police he had taken the bus to Batavia to a local liquor store to pay his tab, where he bought the bottle of Fireball, the report stated.
Young said he drank the whiskey and smoked marijuana that night. He went to Bulldog Cellar until the bar closed, then to a laundromat and then to the library, the report stated.
Young told police he felt cold so he made entry into the library and admitted he took a brown jacket, a soda and an ice cream bar from the refrigerator before passing out in the storage closet.
Young has a court date of April 20, court records show.