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Homeless Man Arrested in North Adams Tire Slashings

By Jack Guerino
iBerkshires Staff
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A man has been arrested after a rash of tire slashing on Thursday.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police arrested a homeless man who is suspected of slashing and popping at least 20 vehicle tires throughout the downtown.
 
Lt. Jason Wood said Henry Vasquez, was arrested Friday after the police identified him using video surveillance from a local business. 
 
"One of the local business had video surveillance of him and one of our detectives were able to identify him," he said. "Ten minutes later the officer was headed down to State Street to take a complaint of a slashed tire and lo and behold, there he was walking up the road."
 
Wood said the bulk of the slashings took place Thursday, July 6, between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight throughout the downtown.
 
"At least 20 cars, but we are still getting complaints," he said. "It was downtown, this parking lot, the Center Street lot and Marshall Street. It was basically the downtown area."  
 
Wood said Vasquez faces multiple charges of malicious destruction of property.
 
If there are any other vehicles that were affected and have not been reported, victims are asked to call the North Adams Police Department. 
 
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