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Tire slashers active in Lake Oswego


$1,000 reward offered for information about the case

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about a series of tire slashings that have taken place in Lake Oswego.

Capt. Dale Jorgensen said the Lake Oswego Police Department has handled 30 tire slashing cases since October of last year. The slashing incidents spiked sharply in the last two weeks of December, with 20 to 25 incidents reported in that period. Most of the slashings took place on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Jorgensen said that most of the tire slashings have occurred in the area of Mountain Park, Westlake and Kerr Parkway, including the feeder roads in that area. Most of the cars had two tires slashed.

An estimated $10,000 in damage has been caused by the tire slashings.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Lake Oswego Police Department at 503-635-0250.