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Man Charged with Vandalism for Houghton Street Tire Slashings

Worcester, MA (May 18, 2017) – On April 30, 2017, a Worcester police officer responded to Houghton Street for a report of malicious mischief. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with several victims who had their motor vehicle tires slashed. In all, five vehicles had slashed tires. The officer at the scene took all five reports and then canvassed the neighborhood to see if anyone had noticed anyone in the area during this incident. The officer was able to obtain a video of the incident from a security camera from one of the victims. The video captures the incident taking place.

The officer obtained as much information that he could and then forwarded the case to the detective bureau. A detective made follow up calls and was eventually able to identify the suspect. As a result, a 31-year-old Worcester man was charged with five counts of vandalism. A warrant is currently in effect for his arrest.

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