Alleged tire slasher waives arraignment


The man ac­cused of slash­ing the tires on dozens of vehicles in May­fair waived his right to ap­pear at his Com­mon Pleas Court ar­raign­ment last Thursday, but he will con­tin­ue fight­ing al­leg­a­tions that he van­dal­ized dozens of his neigh­bors’ cars.

Dav­id Toledo’s de­fense at­tor­ney, Wil­li­am Bren­nan, told the North­east Times that a po­ten­tial guilty plea “is not in the works.” Toledo, 44, is ac­cused of punc­tur­ing 49 un­at­ten­ded vehicles near his former home on the 4000 block of Aldine St. from last Oc­to­ber through April. Toledo is charged with dozens of counts of crim­in­al mis­chief, along with pos­sess­ing an in­stru­ment of crime and fil­ing false re­ports to po­lice.

Dur­ing a pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing last month, pro­sec­u­tion wit­nesses de­scribed how Toledo had op­por­tun­it­ies to com­mit the late-night van­dal­ism, but all test­i­fied that they did not see the de­fend­ant com­mit the crimes.

A status hear­ing is sched­uled for Aug. 16. A tri­al date has not been set. Toldeo is free on $40,000 bail. ••


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