Atascadero man accused of vandalizing vehicles and businesses

March 9, 2019

Arroyo Grande police arrested an Atascadero man on Thursday who allegedly threw rocks at the windshields of San Luis Obispo County-owned vehicles in a social services parking lot, as well as at the window of a nearby business. [Cal Coast Times]

Shortly before noon, Anthony Christopher Panos, 20, of Atascadero was throwing large rocks at the windshields of vehicles in the parking lot of the San Luis Obispo County Social Services office at 1086 East Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande, witnesses told police. Panos then walked down East Grand Avenue, where an Arroyo Grande officer witnessed him throw a rock through the window of a business in the 900 block of the street, police said.

Officers arrested Panos and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a charge of felony vandalism.

The Atascadero man remains in custody with his bail set at $20,000, according to the county.

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I bet this guy is linked to Caren Ray Russom, the last vandal was.

That Caren Ray Russom vandal, Patty Welsh, was sentenced today. She plead no contest to both charges and was found guilty of a misdemeanor (tire slashing) and a felony (campaign signs). She’ll do 3 years probation and pay a ton of restitution, fines and fees. Not to mention her high powered attorney fees.