Suspect arrested for doing more than $100k damage to Santa Rosa high school

Deputies on Monday arrested a man in connection with causing more than $100,000 in damage to Cardinal Newman High School near Santa Rosa.

Andrew Faulkner, 23, of Guerneville, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, felony vandalism and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Monday at 7 p.m., fire crews responded to an alarm at Cardinal Newman High School.

Firefighters arrived to find shattered front glass doors, severe damage inside the building and a man inside the building throwing objects and breaking interior glass windows.

The firefighters contacted the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, and deputies arrived at the scene and took the suspect, identified as Faulkner, into custody without incident.

Deputies said the damage inside and outside the building was severe and included smashed windows throughout the campus and torn apart statues.

The damage to the property is estimated to be more than $100,000.

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