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Assault victim arrested after allegedly vandalizing SLO police department

Scott Raaberg, 61, of San Luis Obispo was arrested Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, on suspicion of felony vandalism and for resisting or delaying a police officer in the performance of his or her duties. Original story »
Scott Raaberg, 61, of San Luis Obispo was arrested Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, on suspicion of felony vandalism and for resisting or delaying a police officer in the performance of his or her duties. Original story »

A man who came to the San Luis Obispo Police Department on Saturday night after being assaulted was arrested the next day after allegedly vandalizing the department.

At 5:10 p.m. Sunday, a police department camera showed a man breaking a front window to the police department at 1042 Walnut St., according to a news release from the department. Officers went outside and contacted Scott Raaberg, 61, of San Luis Obispo. Raaberg had a stick in his hand, according to police.

All the entry windows of the department had been shattered and the front door was significantly dented, according to police. Several rocks allegedly used to break the windows were on the ground.

Raaberg was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and for resisting or delaying a police officer in the performance of his or her duties. He was booked at County Jail, where bail was set at $10,000.

On Saturday night, Raaberg was treated for head wounds after another man allegedly assaulted him at a makeshift transient camp behind 1075 Olive St., according to police. Raaberg had gone to the police department after being hit in the head with a blunt object. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital to be treated for his head injuries.

Brian Braswell, 24, of Aurora, Colo., was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in that incident. His bail had been set at $25,000.

Police are trying to determine Raaberg’s motive to vandalize the police department. The damage was estimated to be in excess of $1,000.

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