Man arrested after windows smashed at police headquarters and on cars

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SAN DIEGO — A 42-year-old man was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of damaging a window at San Diego Police Department headquarters in the East Village neighborhood and smashing the windows of five vehicles nearby.

Dispatchers received reports around 3:15 a.m. that a man was smashing car windows with a rock near the intersection of Broadway and 15th Street, San Diego police Sgt. Robert Hawkins said.

A San Diego City College sergeant arrived first in the area and the man threw two rocks at the sergeant’s vehicle, but missed, Hawkins said.

More officers arrived and demanded that the suspect drop the rocks in his hand, then he complied but attempted to flee on foot.

A police dog ran after the suspect and he threw a brick at the dog — hitting it in the head — but the dog kept pursuing and bit him, Hawkins said, adding that the canine was uninjured.

Officers caught up and took the 42-year-old man, later identified as Brandon Bragg, into custody, the sergeant said.

In total, Bragg allegedly smashed the windows of five vehicles in the area and damaged one window at SDPD headquarters, near the intersection of Broadway and 15th Street, Hawkins said.

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