El Cerrito: Stalker allegedly re-offends hours after release from custody

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El Cerrito: Sentenced stalker allegedly re-offends hours after release from custody
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A Redwood City man convicted of misdemeanor stalking and vandalism charges after he used a tire iron to break out “all the windows” of a home on Arlington Boulevard in El Cerrito was arrested again for violating a restraining order just hours after his release from custody last week, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.

At 1:12 a.m. on Jan. 10, police responded to the El Cerrito home after the victim called to report the vandalism.

The victim said a known suspect, Aboozar Hajipour of Redwood City, had smashed out the windows to the home and fled in a vehicle, police said. An officer located the vehicle, and Hajipour was subsequently identified and arrested. According to prosecutors, police found the tire iron used in the vandalism in his car.

The police report indicates that Hajipour was suspected in previous vandalism incidents at the same home.

“Previously, Hajipour wrote emails to a protected party, claiming he would punish the victim for the ‘wrongdoings’ she committed against him,” according to a post-conviction statement from prosecutors. “The defendant falsely accused [the victim] for what happened between him and his former partner, writing he would ‘travel to El Cerrito and break all their windows’ and ‘burn her house down.'”

After being found guilty in a jury trial, Hajipour was sentenced on Feb. 25 to 94 days of county jail and was released the same day due to credit for time served, according to the DA’s Office.

Just hours after being released from custody, Hajipour traveled to San Francisco and allegedly violated a restraining order involving a victim who testified at his trial, prosecutors said. He was subsequently arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for the violation and his probation was revoked.

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