Tire-slashing suspect arrested in Park City | ParkRecord.com

Tire-slashing suspect arrested in Park City

Series of vandalism cases reported in Prospector

The Park City Police Department on Monday arrested a suspect in a series of tire-slashing incidents in Prospector.

The suspect is a 39-year-old man who lives in Prospector, the police said. The Police Department arrested him on a charge of criminal mischief. The police indicated he might have been involved in other cases as well.

Phil Kirk, a police captain, said investigators developed unspecified leads in the cases, resulting in the arrest. He was arrested in Prospector. Kirk said the man is a suspect in eight cases of slashed tires reported on Monday. The police are investigating whether he was involved in at least 10 previous cases. The cases were primarily reported in parking lots in Prospector.

Kirk said most of the cases involved more than one damaged tire on each vehicle that was targeted. He said investigators have not determined a motive. Kirk said it appears the cases were “random acts of vandalism.”

Kirk said the estimated damage is expected to reach into the thousands of dollars, but a precise dollar figure was not immediately available.

The police investigation is continuing.

The suspect was booked into the Summit County Jail at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday and was released late the next morning after posting $5,000 in bail.

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