Police: Man caused $120K damage in rampage

A Maricopa man is accused of causing $120,000 in damage to a Glennwilde home Sunday afternoon. 

Maricopa police arrested 40-year-old Daniel J. OConnor after they say he went on a rampage that destroyed much of the house, according to a probable cause statement obtained by InMaricopa.  

OConnor’s wife called cops to her home on West Granada Drive at about 2:30 p.m. 

She told officers she gave her husband a notice to move out as part of a divorce. That angered him, she said, and he started hurling furniture into the walls. 

A child was home at the time, according to the probable cause statement. 

OConnor allegedly refused to come outside when the cops arrived. Officers reported they heard loud bangs and glass breaking from down the street. 

At about 3:40 p.m., OConnor finally walked outside and was arrested.  

Police saw heavy damage to the inside of the home. They noted all the appliances, furniture and windows in the home seemed visibly damaged. They noticed an exposed pipe pouring water onto the floor, and there were holes in the drywall throughout the whole house. 

The damage totaled an estimated $120,000, according to police documents. That’s about one-third of the value of the average home on that street, per real estate records. 

OConnor was booked into Pinal County jail on charges of aggravated domestic violence, disorderly conduct and criminal damage over $10,000. 

He faces up to 20 years in prison and could be ordered to pay for the damage along with additional fines. 

OConnor was arrested before on charges of domestic violence, robbery, unlawful imprisonment, aggravated assault and threatening. 

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