PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Vehicle owners who reported several punctured tires on multiple vehicles Tuesday are among hundreds of other similar reports made in recent months.
Flat tires were found along SE 41st and Schiller in Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood Tuesday morning. This is the latest of several similar reports from last week.
Henry Wolf said he has had 24 tires slashed in recent months on four vehicles, including his utility trailer.
“I got a knock on my door, and my neighbor – almost in tears – says all four tires have been slashed,” said Wolf.
Another neighbor, Greg Moore, shared home surveillance footage of the suspect slashing at least one tire in the neighborhood.
“We set up a security camera. We want to catch this fella who’s doing it over and over again,” said Moore.
Neighbors said they hope the suspect sees Moore’s video and that it will deter the person from coming back, knowing he/she is being watched.
Police have not released information on possible suspects and said it is unclear if these new crimes are related to the tire slashings of 2013.
The culprit of these incidents between May and November of last year was never caught.
Over 500 tire vandalism cases were reported in the community during that time, which cost an estimated $300,000 to $500,000.
The Portland Police Bureau suggests parking vehicles in garages, leaving the lights on at night and focusing any security cameras onto street views in order to deter vandalism.
Owners who discover vehicle damage should call the police non-emergency line at 503.823.3333. Anyone with information regarding similar suspicious activity is asked to call 911 immediately.
Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony. Anonymous information is accepted.