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Rash Of Tire Slashings In Village

Tires on three vehicles in the village were damaged sometime during the night of Tuesday May 4-Wednesday, May 5.

Officers observed a car in the driveway at 609 Pleasant Street with four flat tires about 9 am, Wednesday morning. Julie Double, who lives at the home, said the car was parked in the driveway about 10 pm, Tuesday. All of the tires had cuts in the sidewalls. Damage: $400.

Kent Clair, 401 Pleasant Street, told officers at 9:27 am, Wednesday, the left front tire on his van was punctured, causing it to go flat. The vehicle was parked north side of his residence, and was last seen undamaged at about midnight.

A knife was also stolen from the van. Damage: $150 to tire, knife valued at $50.

Larry L. Miller, Archbold, reported at 10 am, Wednesday, a car owned by his son-in-law, Paul B. Murko, 220 Burke Street, had all four tires flattened. The car, parked in front of Murko’s residence, was last seen undamaged about 9 pm, Tuesday; the damage was discovered at 7 am, Wednesday. Damage: $280.

Total damage: $880.

Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said the incidents are probably connected. Officers are investigating.

In an apparently unrelated offense, cars owned by Justin A. Jaggers, Stryker, and Gwen Maley, Archbold, were vandalized while parked at Maley’s residence during the overnight hours of Saturday, May 1-Sunday, May 2.

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