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Tire slasher strikes South Kitsap neighborhoods

A rash of tire slashings last week left several South Kitsap residents with flat tires and nearly $2,000 worth of repair bills, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the reports, many of the incidents seemed centered near the intersection of Jackson and Lund Avenues, with all types of vehicles and number of tires struck.

The first incidents were believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of May 31. On that day, five different victims reported to the Sheriff’s Office that at least one tire on their vehicles had been slashed, including one man on Richards Avenue who said all four tires on his Honda Accord were cut, costing $400 to replace.

Another victim on Landing Lane said two tires on his 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck were cut that same night, costing nearly $500 to replace.

A third victim, an 84-year-old resident of Carr Lane, said she was told the two flat tires on her Cadillac had most likely been cut with a knife.

Two more incidents reportedly happened later that the week, with one woman on Bayview Drive reporting tires on two of her cars had been cut sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

She said it will cost her several hundred dollars to repair the vandalism, with one slashed tire and a shattered back window on one car, and two slashed tires on a pickup truck.

The other victims who reported vandalism were a man on Colonial Lane who said two tires on his travel trailer were cut, a man on Pristine Beach Lane who also had tires on his Dodge Ram pick-up slashed, and a man on Compass Lane with one tire on his van cut.

The investigation into the incidents is ongoing.

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