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8th person charged with destroying police car in downtown SLC protest-turned-riot

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 19:23:08-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Another person has been charged in connection with the overturning and burning of a Salt Lake City Police car last month.

A warrant for the arrest of 31-year-old Monico Isidro Romero was issued Monday. He and five others are charged with criminal mischief with "gang" enhancement, a first-degree felony, and riot, a third-degree felony. Police say Romero was seen ramming a yellow flag into the windshield of the vehicle after it was flipped onto its side and before it was pushed onto its roof and ultimately burned.

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Mugshot (from previous arrest): Monico Isidro Romero

He is charged along with 21-year-old Connor Matthew Peebles, 18-year-old Ian Eric Nightingale, 27-year-old Julia Mariam Yasima, 21-year-old Rhys Clementine Wisner and 26-year-old Folau Ofakikolokakala Mafi.

Two others, 26-year-old Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton and 28-year-old Latroi Devons Newbins, face federal charges for allegedly setting the car on fire. Newbins, however, claims he was trying to put the fire out.

Tamara Lynn Dixon, 35, was arrested on felony riot and lewdness charges after videos and photos show her urinating on the overturned police car.