James Schneider, 23, of 24 Holman St., was charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property valued over $250.
A witness heard loud banging outside his window about 3:10 a.m. and called police when he saw somebody in a group of four people jumping on cars, a court document said.
City and university police found the four men nearby.
One of the four took the blame, but when he learned he was facing felony charges said it was Schneider who did the damage.
Dents in each car were valued at $1,000 and a pizza delivery company's car sign was valued at $300.
Schneider was arraigned Friday and is scheduled to return to court for his next hearing Jan. 28.
Trio arrested for loud house parties
FITCHBURG -- Police finally got tired of breaking up house parties at 179 Myrtle Ave., apartment 1, and arrested three tenants, according to Fitchburg District Court documents.
Derek J. Staples, 21, Keegan R. Byron-Camardella, 21, and Kevin T. Vickery, 20, were each charged with keeping a noise and disorderly house.
"Derek became upset and his demeanor was tumultuous and angry," a court document said. "It appeared that Derek wanted to get the attention of the students and potentially get them upset with the police."
Police had already broken up one party at 128 Myrtle Ave. with about 200 people but many of them tried to go to the house party at 179 Myrtle, a court document said.
"The music at the party was so loud the windows were shaking in the apartment," the document said.
Students from the first party who were trying to get into the second party started fighting, so police decided the safest thing to do was close down the party.
Byron-Camardella laughed at police as they arrested him, according to a court document.
The trio's scheduled arraignments Friday were continued to Jan. 10 so they can take a diversion program through District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.'s office. If they complete the program, the charges will be dropped, documents said.