Man Vandalizes Police Department Moments After Release

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    A man arrested on drug-related charges is back in custody after vandalizing the Chula Vista Police Department just moments after his release. NBC 7 reports.

    A man arrested on drug-related charges is back in custody after vandalizing the Chula Vista Police Department just moments after his release.

    According to police, suspect Jason Rodriguez, 33, was arrested Wednesday for drug-related charges and taken to the Chula Vista Police Department for processing.

    At around 1 a.m. Thursday, he was released from custody on his written promise to appear in court. He left the facility through a side door, police said.

    Man Vandalizes Police Dept. Moments After Release

    [DGO] Man Vandalizes Police Dept. Moments After Release
    A man arrested on drug-related charges is back in custody after vandalizing the Chula Vista Police Department just moments after his release. NBC 7 reports.

    Minutes after his release, police say Rodriguez walked to the front entrance of the police department and allegedly used an unknown object to etch the letters “AROX” into a glass lobby door.

    The department was closed for the night, so officers didn’t see Rodriguez committing the vandalism. Hours later, a member of the custodial staff discovered the damage and notified officials.

    The Chula Vista Watch Commander reviewed security video and determined the vandalism – estimated at $2,000 in damages -- was caused by Rodriguez.

    Detectives arrested Rodriguez at his home a few hours later. He was booked into San Diego County jail and is being held on $10,000 bail on one count of vandalism. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
     

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