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Suspects identified in tire slashings in St. Helens

Two juveniles linked to series of St. Helens tire slashings in January

The St. Helens Police Department has identified two suspects involved in a string of tire slashings that occurred in early January.

Two juveniles have been identified as being involved with the slashings that occurred on Jan. 8 through Jan. 10. Nearly 20 victims reported having their tires slashed during that time.

Police Chief Terry Moss said the case is still under investigation to determine how the suspects were involved in the slashings.

One juvenile who does not live not live in Columbia County was identified as a witness, Moss said.

The case will be referred to the juvenile department for further investigation and charges due to the age of the suspects, Moss said.

As of the Spotlight’s press deadline, no further information was provided.