Message to tire slashers: We’re watching you

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 12:58 PM

PORTLAND – Residents want the vandals slashing tires in a Southeast Portland neighborhood to know they’re watching.

After vandals struck several vehicles near Southeast 46th Avenue and Schiller Street, neighbor Greg Moore installed cameras to catch them in the act.

And it looks like he did. After his cameras caught a man hovering around an SUV overnight, he woke up to find the tires flattened.

“I looked outside the window and saw the tires were deflated and I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, this is happening.”

There’s no suspect information, but Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said he hopes Moore’s video helps investigators generate some leads.

“Other than the victims in this case, nobody wants to catch these guys more than the officers working the neighborhood,” Simpson said.

Police don’t know whether the recent incidents are related to a rash of hundreds of tire slashings last year.

Meanwhile neighbors are remaining vigilant and hoping it comes to an end soon.

“Really leaves you at a loss,” Moore said. “Wondering, ‘How do I prevent it? How do I afford it when it happens?’”

Background: More tires slashed in SE Portland neighborhood

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