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Charges filed after Sugar House businesses have windows shot out

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SALT LAKE CITY — A South Salt Lake man is facing several felony charges for allegedly using a slingshot to damage the windows of businesses in the Sugar House area since last fall.

Todd Joseph Bock, 42, was charged Monday in 3rd District Court with two counts of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second-degree felony; possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, and two counts of criminal mischief, both third-degree felonies, and three counts of criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor.

Bock is accused of using a slingshot and steel BBs to shoot out windows at:

• Beans and Brews, 2707 S. Highland Drive, on Jan. 31 and Oct. 11.

• The Glass Hall, 2435 S. Highland Drive, on July 26 and May 26.

• Sugar House Furniture, 2892 S. Highland Drive, on May 28.

• Felt Lighting, 1220 E. 3300 South, on April 26 and 28.

Damage to all the windows was in the thousands of dollars, according to charging documents. Using business surveillance video, Salt Lake police were able to identify a suspect vehicle and traced it to Bock.

A search warrant was served on Bock’s home on Aug. 6, during which police recovered a slingshot, steel BBs, brass knuckles, a handgun and a rifle, according to the warrant. Bock, who was convicted of aggravated assault in 2011, was not allowed to possess firearms at the time of the alleged vandalism, according to court records.