UPDATE: EPS charge man after several vehicles had tires slashed in west end

Edmonton, Alberta – The EPS has charged a 22-year-old male in relation to a tire-slashing spree in the city’s west end.

Jimmy Houle, 22, is facing multiple charges including several counts of mischief, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public and assaulting a peace officer.

Residents in the area of 113 Avenue and 125 Street are still encouraged to check their vehicles and report any damage that may have occurred over the last 48 hours.

Edmonton Tire Slasher in Custody
Edmonton Tire Slasher in Custody

To date, 10 reports of tire-slashing in this neighborhood have been reported to police.

Background

Just after midnight, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, police responded to an address near 113 Avenue and 125 Street regarding a mischief complaint. Upon arrival, officers located a 22-year-old male who allegedly slashed the tires on several vehicles in the area. The male suspect was taken into custody and has several charges pending against him.

A little later that morning, around 9:30 a.m., police responded to the same neighborhood after several other complainants contacted police after discovering their vehicle’s tires had also been slashed.

Anyone who was impacted by this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 20R064-1

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