MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis Police are busy in a northside neighborhood Monday, taking reports and gathering evidence after a person or persons slashed tires on dozens of vehicles overnight.
Police spokesman Sergeant William Palmer confirms that as of 9 a.m. more than 30 people have called in to report having tires slashed. He says that the criminal activity spreads out over several blocks in the vicinity of North 26th and Logan Avenues.
He says most reports involve just one tire on each vehicle being slashed but there likely are exceptions. KARE 11 photojournalist Todd Steusse reports seeing a number of cars with at least two tires cut.
KARE 11 has received calls from several residents who were targeted by the vandals.
Palmer says squads are so busy that police are asking victims to call the city's 311 system instead of 911 and file a report over the telephone unless they absolutely need an officer on the scene for insurance purposes.
As of Monday morning no one is in custody in connection with the tire slashings.
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