The Portland Police Bureau has received hundreds of reports of slashed tires, primarily in the Alameda, Irvington, Rose City and Grant Park neighborhoods. The vandal or vandals appear to be primarily targeting SUV's, trucks and vans parked in the street. Some victims have been hit multiple times. The vandalism occurs during nighttime hours, every day of the week.
More than 300 reports have been filed so far and, on average, 20-25 new reports are filed each week.
Residents are advised to keep their vehicles parked in a garage, carport or driveway, if possible. Anyone seeing suspicious activity consistent with these reports is asked to immediately call 911.