Vandals Slash Tires of 22 Cars in La Mesa: PD

Unknown suspects used some sort of sharp object to puncture the tires of nearly two dozen cars on Harbison, Stanford, Cornell and Harvard avenues on Tuesday morning

At least 22 cars were vandalized Tuesday morning along four streets in La Mesa when a sharp object was used to puncture tires, police confirmed.

The La Mesa Police Department (LMPD) began receiving several phone calls around 6:30 a.m. reporting vandalism to vehicles parked on Harbison, Stanford, Cornell and Harvard avenues.

Investigators said suspects, or perhaps a lone suspect, used an unknown sharp object to puncture or slash the tires of cars parked in the area. As of 8:30 a.m., LMPD officers had found 22 vehicles with tire damage on those streets.

Police said the vandalism inconvenience a lot of residents Tuesday morning as they got into their cars to start their days.

Police said the vandalism appears to be a random act; no arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing. The LMPD said residents should check their tires before driving and, if their tires are punctured, contact the police department to report the damage. Anyone with information on this case can call the LMPD at (619) 667-1400 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS.

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