An officer responded to a 15th Street residence at 1:15 a.m. Dec. 30 for a vandalism report. Cameron Betz said a friend called to tell him that one of the tires of his vehicle had been slashed. Betz named an ex-girlfriend, whom he suspected of the crime. The officer saw that the left-rear tire was flat, but found no visible puncture. He advised Betz to take the vehicle to a tire shop in the morning and find out if the tire had actually been flattened by slashing or some other means.
Barbara Rawson of Clark Avenue called police at 11:17 a.m. Dec. 29 about criminal damaging after discovering the1997 Chevrolet Blazer parked outside her residence with a slashed and flattened right-front tire. At the same time, police were called to the Clark Avenue home of Shannon Rigdon, who found the right-front tire of her 1999 Mercury Cougar damaged and flattened outside her home.
Pam Erhart of 204 Broadway Ave. called police at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 28 for a vandalism report, claiming that two tires on her vehicle had been flattened during the past week. Erhart also states that a window has been broken out of her neighbor's home, but she hasn't been around to inform her of it.