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Tires slashed in Park City

The Park City Police Department received a series of reports last week of slashed tires, a category of vandalism that is rare in the city but one that can quickly lead to significant dollar losses.

At least seven cases were reported between Oct. 9 and Oct. 16, according to the Police Department. They were logged on several streets in different neighborhoods.

Phil Kirk, a police captain, said the department is investigating whether the slashed tires are a result of a dispute between neighbors about parking. He said the estimated damage in the cases reaches into the thousands of dollars.

Some of the cases last week included:

  • on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 12:14 p.m., the two tires on the passenger side of a vehicle were reported to have been slashed.
  • on Oct. 16 at 8:37 a.m., the passenger-side tires on a Jeep Compass were reportedly slashed.
  • on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:32 a.m., all four of the tires on a truck on Gold Dust Lane were found slashed.
  • on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 5:10 p.m., three tires were discovered slashed on a pickup truck on Prospector Avenue.

    On Friday, Oct. 14 at 9:17 p.m., meanwhile, tires were slashed on Little Kate Road, apparently at or close to the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center. The police were told a patron’s vehicle was targeted while the person was at a gym, according to department logs. The police logs indicated the slashed tires were “possibly as a result of a disagreement during a basketball game.”

    On Oct. 16 at 8:30 a.m., meanwhile, someone reported a rock had been thrown through a passenger-side window of a vehicle on the 1800 block of Prospector Avenue.

    Anybody with information about the tire-slashing cases or the broken window may contact the Police Department at 615-5500.