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Nearly $5K in tires vandalized in Johnson City over weekend

Rex Barber • Dec 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Tires on at least 20 vehicles were slashed around Johnson City Sunday, according to police reports.

These vandalisms, at least one of which was classified as a felony, occurred mainly just south of the downtown area.

The total estimated value of the damaged tires was $4,770.

Reports of tires being slashed first began around 9 a.m. Sunday when a Johnson City police officer was called to First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., and informed by five people that the tires on their cars had been slashed.

Just before these victims filed reports, another officer was called to 1605 Knox St. to make note of three other vehicles with slashed tires.

A little later Sunday morning, another police officer filed a report stating that tires on four people’s vehicles at the apartments at 300 W. Chestnut Street were slashed.

This same officer was then called to 305 Holly St., where he reported two more vehicles with cut tires. These cars were parked in the driveway at the residence. A few houses down another report was filed regarding two additional parked cars with slashed tires.

A short time later, a police officer was called to a vandalism at The Battery, 601 Spring St. Two employees there had their tires slashed and reported this by around 12:45 p.m. that day.

Another police officer was called to 602 University Parkway around 3 p.m. Sunday for yet one more vehicle with a right front tire punctured.

Sunday afternoon the officer noticed a car with a flat tire at 1403 Knox St. He stopped and noted what he called an “intentional puncture on the side wall of the tire.” The officer told the owner of the car about his discovery.

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