Marietta Police arrested Victor Velasquez, 37, of Marietta on Thursday after he reportedly damaged a city police car.
Velasquez threw two brass pipe end-caps through the windshield of the department’s “COPCAB” at about 3:30 a.m. July 10. COPCABS are a combination of a police car and taxicab used to promote DUI education and prevent DUIs by encouraging potential drunk drivers to take taxicabs. The car was parked outside the Marietta Police Department headquarters on Lemon Street in Marietta, according to a press release.
Police said they took a DNA sample from the suspect and compared it to DNA found on the COPCAB, and the test came back positive. The DNA test “linked Velasquez to this crime as well as three other damaged property crimes in Marietta,” the press release said.
Velasquez was also arrested June 19 on criminal trespassing charges.
Velasquez was arrested July 10 and jailed on a $10,000 bond. He was charged with criminal interference with government property and criminal damage to property in the second degree, both felonies.