Jan 3, 2014 3:26 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Atascadero man claims responsibility for New Year's Day memorial vandalism

Atascadero Police say a 49-year-old man is in custody after claiming responsibility for the New Year's Day vandalism at the Atascadero Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial.

Atascadero Police Officers say Sean David Cronin, of Atascadero, turned himself in at the police department around 11 p.m. Thursday.

Police say Cronin confessed to damaging the memorial and fleeing the scene.

He was arrested for violation of probation and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Additional charges are expected to be filed soon.

Police say his truck was also impounded for evidence.

The incident is still under investigation.

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