Series of tire slashings in Lewiston have LPD asking for public’s help
LEWISTON, ID —
Senseless vandalism, costing car owners’ money, and putting the public on edge.
KLEW News Reporter Shannon Moudy joins us in studio now the details on a series of tire slashings’ and how you can help police.
Pullman police are investigating several cases of tires slashed in their city, and now, so is the Lewiston Police Department. Over the weekend unknown individuals struck at least seven vehicles all across the city.
Here’s a look at where the incidents occurred. LPD says they’ve had reports from 23rd Street all the way to Duthie Boulevard. They say seven vehicles were hit between 9:00p.m. on Saturday and early Sunday morning.
Lieutenant Jeff Klone says some of the tires ruined were valued at $1,000 each, and with the number of vehicles targeted, damages added up quickly.
"They hit a large area all around the city, and they caused quite a bit of damage,” said Lt. Klone. “Some were in driveways, some were on the road, all had their sidewalls cut. Probably close to at least $10,000 damage overall based on estimates."
LPD is asking anyone who may know something about the slashings to report it. You can call their tip line at (208) 298-3939 and you can remain anonymous.