Stillwater man arrested after allegedly slashing tires during vandalism spree

Mike Seals - March 7, 2021 11:02 pm

Officers arrested a Stillwater man after he was accused of a vandalism spree that resulted in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.

Multiple Stillwater residents were left sitting on flats after police said the man slashed several tires.

“We’re still looking anywhere from 25 to 30, 30 victims,” said Lt. Kyle Bruce, with the Stillwater Police Department.

The accused vandal also made stops at local businesses.

“Breaking windows and stuff,” Bruce said.

Police said the man caused around $4,000 to $5,000 dollars’ worth of damage before he was arrested.

“We had a witness that was able to see the suspect,” Bruce said. “So as the officers were in the area taking the reports and searching the area, we had a couple officers happen to see an individual who matched the description at a local Kwik Stop and determined he was the individual causing the damage. And he was taken into custody.”

The man faces vandalism and car break-in charges, along with an assault charge after he flooded his cell after being booked. He also was accused of spitting on an officer.

“I don’t really know his true motives. It’s kind of hard to tell right now,” Bruce said.

KOCO 5 has chosen not to release the suspect’s name at this time because formal charges have not been filed.

 

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