Is There a Tire Slasher in Broomall?
The following information has been provided by the Marple Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.
BROOMALL–The Marple Township Police Department received three separate incident reports involving slashed tires that occurred on Sept. 6 on North New Ardmore and Anthony avenues in Broomall.
Since then, police have received several more incident reports involving additional vehicles' tires slashed around town.
On Sept. 8 at approximately 7:45 a.m., police responded to the unit block of South New Ardmore Avenue for a report of slashed tires to a vehicle. Upon arrival, police spoke with the vehicle owner who told police that early that morning he returned home from dropping off his wife at work and discovered both the front and rear driver’s side tires were flat. Upon further investigation, the man discovered a thin puncture mark–possibly caused by a blade, said police–made on both tires, according to the report. The replacement cost for the tires is approximately $200.
On Sept. 9 at approximately 6 p.m., a resident on North New Ardmore Avenue came into the police station to report two of his vehicle tires were slashed sometime over the weekend. According to the report, the man had discovered the two passenger side tires had been slashed. The replacement cost for the tires is approximately $125.
On Sept. 12 at approximately 12:10 p.m., police received a call about a reported vandalism incident. According to the report, the complainant reported that sometime overnight on Friday evening to Saturday morning, his Ford Expedition’s driver’s side front and rear tires were slashed. According to the report, the vehicle was parked in the Grace Lutheran Church parking lot on Mather Avenue.
These incidents are being further investigated by Marple police. If you have any information regarding these incidents, call the Marple Township Police Department at 610-356-1500.