Three charged with damaging restaurant van

Three Princeton men are facing felony property damage charges for causing damage to a van owned by a Princeton restaurant.

Tony Blood, age 27, Timothy Paschall, age 27, and Jared Forschen, age 21, have been charged with felony first degree damage to property and disorderly conduct in connection with the September 8 incident outside Steven’s Restaurant. They face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Mille Lacs County District Court, a Princeton police officer witnessed the three men yelling loudly and waving their hands while walking down a sidewalk late at night in downtown Princeton.

A witness who rode by the men on a bicycle said she saw the men punching a catering van owned by Steven’s while yelling profanities, the complaint states.

Witnesses inside the restaurant said the men came into the restaurant but because they were obviously intoxicated they were refused service and asked to leave the establishment. They then began yelling and swearing, according to the complaint.

A Princeton body shop estimated the damage to the van at $1,047.