HAVERHILL — When Officer Daniel McDonald was sent to 59 Cedar St. Friday morning to investigate a reported tire slashing, he found at least six other vehicles with slashed tires.
An unidentified neighbor told McDonald that between midnight and 1 a.m., a group of young teens 13 to 15 were walking in the immediate area and being loud, but he did not call police.
"This is a perfect example of why people should call," Detective Capt. Alan Ratte said yesterday.
There have been numerous incidents of vandalism including tire slashings, damage to cars and the spray-painting of cars and property, much of it in the Cedar Street area. After each report, Ratte has asked residents to call if they see anything suspicious.
"If it appears suspicious to them, they should call us and let us determine whether it is or not," Ratte said.
Rhonda Crespo told McDonald when she went out to her car to go to work she noticed the driver's side rear tire was flat. When she looked more closely at it she saw two slice marks in the sidewall of the tire.
As McDonald looked around he noticed six other vehicles with flat tires, and recorded the registration numbers of the vehicles for future reference, police said.
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