Tire Slashings Cause Alarm

Lats week there was reported widespread tire slashings in the Roseway neighborhood. On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at about 8:50a.m., a North Precinct officer responded to a vandalism call in the 2800 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue. Portland police said the officer learned that the victim’s car had two tires punctured overnight. Additional cars were damaged in the area as well.

Police sent information out stating that those who have doorbell cameras or other surveillance equipment in that neighborhood are asked to check their footage for images of the suspect or suspects. Over 30 victims were on the receiving end. It all took place roughly within the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue to Northeast 77th Avenue, south of Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast Alameda Street.

Later Saturday, a North Precinct Public Safety Support Specialist documented as many as 20 additional victims in a multiple block radius west of Roseway Heights Middle School, bringing the total known victims past 50.

Police sent a release covering how important it was for victims and witnesses take time to report what happened. Future prosecution may allow for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office to aggregate charges as appropriate. It takes a great deal of documentation and evidence to successfully prosecute vandalism cases with multiple victims.

Follow-up investigation is being done. Victims are being strongly encouraged to report. Those going through this are asked to document their damage with photographs, and preserve any invoices and receipts that document damage costs. Also, victims who report will get an e-mail from PPB that will contain their free police report and case number for insurance claims.