Man gets home detention for breaking neighbor's car windows

Man gets home detention for breaking neighbor's car windows

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted breaking his neighbor's car windows has been sentenced to a year in the county jail.

Adam Heath, 34, who listed an address in the 1600 block of Bermuda Drive, has been approved to serve the sentence on electronic home detention.

Heath pleaded guilty before Judge Harry Clem to misdemeanor criminal damage to property, admitting that on Sept. 6, he broke the car windows of a neighbor on Greenridge Drive with whom he had an ongoing dispute.

He was also ordered to pay $601 in restitution. Another criminal case, alleging that Heath falsely reported in February that the neigbhor was responsible for a cut Heath received, was dismissed.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson said Heath had prior convictions for driving under revocation, driving under the influence, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding and unlawful use of weapons.

Clem agreed that Heath may start his home detention on July 22.

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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on June 28, 2014 at 2:06 am
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I'd like to know more about the "ongoing dispute," and (again) why Urbana doesn't have a procedure for such disputes.


ANSWER: Urbana's political governent is terrible. Its professional government is professional, but despite (liberal Democrat) Hiram Paley's tireless work to wrest day-to-day operations from the political class, by law, way back in 1974, Urbana is run as a political fiefdom.

The current mayor was the defendant in a neighborhood dispute. Frankly, she was a bully. The Urbana city council passed an ordinance (in 2003) to protect her neighbor from the current mayor. 

See it here:

We can't expect a better city until we get better government.

ExN-G wrote on June 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

The details of the fued are inconsequential, although a mere curiosity.  This guy has been a general menace to society his entire life - starting at age 14 when he was sent to juvenile detention.  One would think that having two little ones and a stay-home-mommy to care for would snap some sense into him, but alas... some people NEVER change!

217man wrote on June 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Well for starters, perhaps this is not the proper forum for attempting to smear former juvenile detainees( clearly for personal reasons). Many neighbors have disputes, and there should be some kind of conflict resolution program in place. With the growing crime problem in this town, the police are (or should be) far to busy fighting the violence, theft and drug problems to properly resolve conflicts. I also noticed you made many references to mr.heath's living situation, which is irrelevant. Possibly ExN-G is the neighbor who has the new window set up! Don't worry about it! It's summer time you were going to have to roll them down anyway!

ExN-G wrote on June 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Seriously?  Smearing a former juvenile detainee? Yeah,TWENTY YEARS AGO!  This is a 34-year-old MAN!  Did you bother to read the entire article?!? "Heath had prior convictions for driving under revocation, driving under the influence, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding and unlawful use of weapons."  He is EXACTLY who you described - one of the criminals the cops are busily contending with, apparently on a regular basis! I was merely pointing out that this is not just a matter of a neighborly dispute and that there are other longtime issues going on.  Besides, when is smashing out someone's car windows EVER an acceptable form of resolving a dispute?!? As for your erroneous assumption about the unfortunate possibility of being Mr. Heath's neighbor or that I have any personal connection to this man - nice try, but NO!  However, I do know a number of people in law enforcement who can attest to his lengthy and disorderly past.... as can his brother, who also happens to be cop.  

TimeToWakeUp wrote on July 01, 2014 at 10:07 am

Wow....for not having any connection to this man you sure do have a lot of knowledge about him....TROLL ALERT!!! 

skyfan wrote on July 03, 2014 at 3:07 am


StillN-G wrote on June 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Simmer down, Rebecca!