CRAFTON (KDKA) — Crafton Police say they are increasing patrols in one neighborhood following multiple reports of tires being slashed.
According to investigators, the incidents have been reported along Noble Avenue, just off of Steuben Street. They have gotten reports of at least 6-8 slashings in the last few weeks.
Neighbors say their neighborhood is usually pretty quiet.
“Honestly, I could probably predict like teenagers or maybe just kids goofing around, criminal mischief, who knows,” said Brian Filipovitz, a neighbor. “It’s pretty quiet around here, nothing really seems to happen. All of Crafton is pretty quiet and easygoing, so this is kind of like different.”
One person who had the tires slashed on his pickup truck, says it will probably cost him more than $230 to replace just one.
Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for suspects.
They are asking anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity on that road in recent weeks to give them a call at 412-921-2016, or message them directly on Facebook.
In the meantime, police will have an increased presence in the area during the night. In a message to the community, Crafton Police say: “Please do not be alarmed if you observe Officers in the area during these times.”
Neighbors say they’ve installed motion-detector lights and cameras to try and deter the vandals.
Police say tips from the community can remain anonymous.