Police look for vandals who slashed 50 tires in Arvada this weekend

Slashed tires in Arvada

Slashed tires in Arvada

ARVADA, Colo. — Arvada Police are looking for the vandal or vandals who slashed the tires of 50 residents over the weekend.

Some of the residents discovered their car tires had been flattened late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Others were notified by police.

“With the nice weather out last night [Saturday] and the holiday people were out and about obviously last night,” said Gary Creager, Arvada Police Deputy Chief, on Sunday.

“Somehow they thought this was funny or some kind of prank but it’s not funny and it’s not a prank.”

Michael Nusz had five tires slashed on his truck and ATV which were parked on the street in front of his house. He figures those tires will cost about $1,300 to replace.

“Oh it just irritates me to the moon, it just irritates me to the moon,” Nusz said. “It’s so senseless. What the heck are those kids doing, out doing that kind of stuff?”

“I don’t know, they just probably are bored,” said Steve Worthington who was removing a flat tire from his vehicle on Sunday afternoon. “Sometimes that happens when kids get together.”

The vandalism occurred between 53rd and 56th avenues and between Marshall and Quay streets.

“The dollar loss individually may be only a couple hundred dollars,” Creager said. “But when you put 50 cars together, it can be $10,000 or more. So it becomes pretty substantial and it’s very substantial to us and it’s something we will follow up and we will be looking for who did this.”