Arlington police thank public, get charges filed against 3 suspects in tire-slashing spree

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- The Arlington Police Department said Thursday that, thanks to the tips from the public, they were able to seek charges against three suspects in a weekend tire-slashing spree that left tires on at least 10 vehicles damaged.

"Information from the public and social media allowed Arlington Police detectives to identify six individuals that were present during the incidents and the three boys that were directly responsible for the tire slashings," a department news release said.

Two 17-year-old Arlington boys have been charged with two counts of third-degree malicious mischief, police said, and an 18-year-old Arlington man has been charged with three counts of third-degree malicious mischief.

Three-degree malicious mischief is a gross misdemeanor.

Police said the tire-slashing incidents last weekend caused more than $10,000 in damage to at least 10 different vehicles.

Arlington police began receiving 911 calls reporting the tire-slashing incidents shortly after 12 a.m. on Sunday.

The suspects damaged at least 10 different vehicles parked between the 200 block N. Macleod Avenue and the 700 block of E. 5th Street near Terrace Park, police said.