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Evanston police reported Monday that vandals flattened tires of a number of vehicles in the Colfax-Sherman-Orrington area over the weekend that have them mystified as to the cause.

Commander Jay Parrott said Monday that there were sporadic reports of more flattened tires in other parts of the city on successive nights.

He said there was no apparent underlying cause for the destruction, but as of now it appears to have been a case of random vandalism.

The weekend crime bulletin reports flattened tire incidents Friday night in the 2200-2300 blocks of Sherman Avenue affecting a 1998 Nissan, a 2002 Honda, a 2000 Honda, a 2006 Toyota, a 2008 Land Rover, a 2009 Toyota, and a 2010 Lexus.

In the 2200-2300 blocks of Orrington Avenue, tires were flattened on a 2006 Toyota and a 2012 Chevrolet.

In the 700 block of Colfax Street, vandals flattened tires on a 2005 Toyota.

Some of the vandalized cars were parked on the street, while others were in residential yards and driveways.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Entrepreneurship

    It's amazing the lengths a car tire dealership will go to, in order to drum up a little new business.  I remember, years ago, having to ransom my car battery from a local "used car battery" shop when it disappeared in the dead of night from my car parked on the street.

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