More tires slashed in Mayfair


In the on­go­ing cat-and-mouse game in­volving po­lice and May­fair-area tire slash­ers, the mouse turned up on a dif­fer­ent corner on Sunday morn­ing.

A res­id­ent of the 7100 block of Er­drick St. called po­lice at 11:15 a.m. to re­port that two tires on a Honda Ele­ment had been punc­tured and flattened, cost­ing the own­er about $400 to re­pair, said Of­ficer Tan­ya Little, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man.

Ac­cord­ing to broad­cast re­ports, one or two oth­er vehicles may have been sim­il­arly van­dal­ized on the block or around the corner on Prin­ceton Av­en­ue. Little could not con­firm that ad­di­tion­al vehicles were dam­aged.

The Cit­izens Crime Com­mis­sion is of­fer­ing a $2,500 re­ward for in­form­a­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest of those re­spons­ible for the van­dal­ism. Call 215-546-TIPS.

Tire slash­ing has be­come a nag­ging prob­lem in a re­l­at­ively isol­ated area of the North­east in re­cent weeks.

On March 12, tires were punc­tured on at least five cars on the 4000 block of Aldine St. and the 4000 block of Tees­dale St. On March 13, the po­lice de­part­ment and Fraternal Or­der of Po­lice teamed to post a $7,500 re­ward for in­form­a­tion lead­ing to the cap­ture of the cul­prits.

The in­cid­ents began on Feb. 13 when at least sev­en cars were sim­il­arly van­dal­ized on the same block of Aldine Street. Six days later, at least 18 cars were tar­geted on both Aldine and Tees­dale streets. On Feb. 22, tires were punc­tured on two cars on the 7300 block of Er­drick St.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the crimes. ••


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