Five arraigned on felony charges in Bronner's Christmas display attack

SAGINAW (AP) -- A 17-year-old boy and four young men have been arraigned on felony charges over a Christmas Day vandalism spree at a popular Christmas-themed store in mid-Michigan.

The five are charged with malicious destruction of property and conspiracy in connection with the damage to 75 displays outside Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth.

The suspects are 17-year-old Caleb Quintanilla, 20-year-old Samuel Quintanilla, 19-year-old Ryan Buckler, 21-year-old Nickolas Bright and 20-year-old Branden Dean. All are from Genesee County's Genesee Township.

The Saginaw News reports District Judge M.T. Thompson on Tuesday ordered the suspects to remain free on the $40,000 bonds they posted last week and appear for a Jan. 14 pre-hearing conference.

Defense attorneys say the five had no prior criminal history.

Bronner's chief executive Wayne Bronner says damage is estimated at $50,000.

Published: Thu, Jan 6, 2011

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