Tires slashed on Anacortes patrol cars


ANACORTES, Wash. - The Anacortes Police Department is investigating two reports of vandalism to several of their police cars.

The first occurred in the early morning hours on Thursday. 

Officers discovered that several police vehicles including marked patrol cars and an animal control officer vehicle parked in the police department parking lot had slashed tires.

The second incident occurred late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Officers discovered that some of the vehicles had their tires slashed a second time.

A K-9 officer from the Mount Vernon Police Department responded and tracked the suspect to the west of the department, but no one was found.

 Officers are reviewing video and physical evidence and are questioning persons of interest in the case.

 The department had a similar incident occur on Sept.2.  Damage to the cars was in excess of $3,000.

The men and women of the Anacortes Police Department are offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the damage to the patrol vehicles.

Damaging emergency response vehicles is a felony in Washington.