MPD seeks public’s help identifying those in wave of tire slashings

MPD will be increasing patrols after a wave of tire slashings. [InMaricopa file photos]

Residents with security cameras in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado and Maricopa Manor subdivisions are asked by Maricopa police to review their footage for any suspicious activity during the week of Jan. 23 in the wake of nine incidents of slashed car tires.

If unusual activity is apparent on the videos, the Police Department asks residents to share the information.

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The Villages at Rancho El Dorado and Maricopa Manor subdivisions have reported nine overnight tire slashings in the past week.

The incidents are believed to have occurred from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. MPD said it has since increased patrols in those subdivisions.

Monica Williams, Police Department public information officer, said the acts appear to be random. She said about 20% of Maricopa’s property crimes are criminal-damage cases.

She added that the police Criminal Investigation Unit is working several leads on the tire slashings. No arrests have yet been made.

Residents with information can contact the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 520-568–3673.

MPD reminds residents of the importance of reporting suspicious activity to help keep the city safe.



  1. We need more police presence over here on McClelland Drive for sure…I haven’t seen a police vehicle go down our street in months……we have people speeding, revving engines as they go down the street, Oster and McClelland are like Mad Max for the last couple years. We have a few younger kids on bikes that show up regularly to sell drugs to other kids…they do the deal, then the sellers on the bikes bail really quickly. Nice. Where are the parents????