Two teenage boys arrested for allegedly slashing dozens of tires — Pleasanton, CA
Police arrested two Pleasanton boys, ages 14 and 15, on Thursday in connection with tire slashings in several neighborhoods over the past three weeks.
Both boys admitted to the wave of vandalism during police interrogations, according to a Pleasanton Police Department press release. After the interviews, the teens were processed and released to their respective parents.
A third youth suspected of being involved has been named and is expected to be interviewed soon.
The case will be filed with the Alameda County Juvenile Probation Department and felony vandalism charges are expected to be sought for all three boys.
The most recent spate happened between Sunday and Monday morning, where the boys allegedly punctured tires on 18 cars in Pleasanton’s Birdland neighborhood.
Officers began responding to the vandalism calls Monday at 7 a.m. when the first victim awoke to discover the damaged tires.
Seventeen cases were logged Monday, records state.
The 18th report was made Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the 2500 block of Sanderling Place.
This latest incident in Birdland follows a dozen tire-slashings April 10 to 11 in the Sutter Gate and Laramie Gate neighborhoods, and a March 24 spree in which roughly 33 vandalized tires were reported in the Valley Trails neighborhood.
Police have not anything about a motive just yet. The release did not say whether the boys were responsible for all the vandalism or just some of it.