For the second time in less than a month, residents across the Hall's Hill community of Arlington County awoke to find their tires slashed.
Between 12:30 and 7 a.m. on Saturday, 40 vehicles had their tires punctured by an unknown person or group of people. Some cars had multiple tires slashed, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch.
Neighbors noticed when they began going outside to get in their vehicles, he said.
"Obviously, the news spread pretty quick down there because they've been hit before. I wouldn't say targeted. They've been victimized before," he said.
A similar spree happened in the same general area in late November. That time, 36 cars were damaged.
Some of the tires slashed this weekend were on the same vehicles that were damaged in the first round of attacks, Sternbeck said.
Investigators aren't sure whether the same person or group of people is responsible. The rash of tire slashings this time encompassed a slightly larger area, Sternbeck said.
"Without going into specific tactically strategies, we have numerous resources that are being deployed in that area," he said.
Police haven't determined any common pattern between the two series of slashings.
No one saw or heard anything in the latest incidents, Sternbeck said.
Tires were reported slashed in the following blocks (see map above):
- 1800 block of North Dinwiddie Street
- 1900 block of North Dinwiddie Street
- 1800 block of North Culpeper Street
- 1700 block of North Cameron Street
- 4900 block of 17th Street North
- 4900 block of 18th Street North
- 4700 block of 19th Street North
- 5000 block of 19th Street North
- 5000 block of 20th Street North