Teen charged with causing $63,500 in damage to Duluth transit center


A teenager accused of a vandalism spree that caused more than $60,000 in damage to an under-construction transit center in Duluth is now charged with three felonies.

Duluth police confirmed Thursday that Wesley Andrew Kleveter, 18, of Duluth, faces charges of burglary in the thirrd degree, criminal damage to property in the first degree, and felon in possession of a firearm.

It follows a four-hour spree in which he is accused of taking a mallet to the Duluth Transit Authority's new $30 million Transportation Center – breaking a water main, smashing bathroom fixtures, and destroying computers and security equipment.

The damage to the center in West Michigan Street, which according to the Duluth News Tribune is set for its grand opening on Feb. 4, has been estimated by Duluth police at $63,500.

Police say Kleveter was also found in possession of two firearms believed to have been stolen from nearby vehicles.

He was not legally able to have a firearm, as he had previously been an adjudicated delinquent for first degree burglary and the possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.

He has been charged in St. Louis County District Court.

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