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Four teens arrested in tire-slashing spree

Tacoma police arrested four teens Saturday night after dozens of tires were slashed in neighborhoods throughout the North End.

Three of the teens – ages 15, 16 and 17 – were booked into Remann Hall juvenile jail on suspicion of second-degree malicious mischief. The fourth, an 18-year-old man, was booked into the Pierce County Jail on 17 counts of second-degree malicious mischief and unlawful carrying of a weapon, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said Monday.

The four told officers they started the vandalism spree Dec. 28, randomly hitting several North End-area neighborhoods. They said they slashed the tires for fun, Fulghum said.

Police are sorting through 50 reports of tire slashings since Jan. 1.

Stacey Mulick, The News Tribune

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