EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 1, 2013

Police say they have suspects in Abbott Street tire slashing

By Paul Tennant

---- — NORTH ANDOVER — Several North Andover residents have had problems with their tires lately.

A resident at 197 Abbott St. told police at 7:45 a.m. last Friday that all four tires of a minivan belonging to a friend of her daughter Paige were slashed and the driver’s side window of the vehicle was broken.

Michelle Robertson said the man had to pay about $600 to replace the tires, which had 2-inch gashes in them. The vehicle had to be towed and Robertson said she spent about an hour sweeping up glass on the driveway.

“It’s an inconvenience and it’s aggravating,” she said. Robertson said she thinks insurance will take care of at least some of the expense of replacing the glass but her daughter’s friend had to pay for the tires out of his own pocket.

Tuesday at 11:26 a.m., a resident of 87 Farrwood Ave. said all four tires of her car were stolen, the passenger window was broken and a Garmin GPS device was stolen. Similar incidents were reported Jan. 17.

All of the wheels were removed from cars at 5 Fernview Ave. and 160 Kingston St. Both vehicles were Hondas and were left on milk crates, police said. Farrwood and Fernview avenues and Kingston Street are all close to Route 125, thus enabling thieves to make a quick getaway.

Lt. Charles Gray said police have a couple of suspects in the malicious damage that took place on Abbott Street. The incident is still being investigated, he said.