The vehicles were damaged on Osprey and Peregrine drives and Heartland Ranch Avenue the morning of Wednesday, June 5.
“This is normally a quiet street,” said one resident, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution. “This was a shock.”
The resident, who lived on the 400 block of Peregrine, came out to run an errand early Wednesday to find the two driver’s side tires of her husband’s Chevrolet pickup flattened.
Another unidentified resident from the 600 block of Peregrine said he had the back two tires of his pickup ruined.
A third resident, who had security cameras on his home, was busy poring through nighttime footage to see if he could find who slashed the oversize tires on his pickup truck.
Patterson Police Sgt. Paul Yotsuya said the case would be considered a felony because of the amount of damage and that a detective was being assigned to the case.
“Whenever the damage is this extensive and large, you start getting a public outcry,” he said. “After two or three (incidents, the case) had my attention.”
Police had leads and were looking for two to three individuals but had no descriptions, Yotsuya said.
Anyone who has information about the tire slashing case can call Patterson Police Services at 892-5071.
Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can also email tips at www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to 274637 by typing “Tip704” plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.
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