Vehicle Tires Slashed

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Published: July 12, 2010 @ 8:00 AM EDT
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On July 11, 2010 at around 1:46 a.m. in the morning, while on patrol, patrolman Polakoski responded to the 200 block of Chestnut Street on a report of a disorderly group. On arrival, officer Polakoski observed a group of juveniles leaving the area walking northbound on Chestnut Street. A witness stated that he observed a male with further description slash the rear tires of an Ecalade with a knife. The description matched the juvenile patrolman Polakoski had seen fleeing the scene.

Polakoski stopped the group of juveniles and recovered a silver and black foldable knife, as well as a silver pipe containing suspected CDS marijuana residue from one juvenile’s pocket.

The witness was able to identify the juvenile and Polakoski placed the juvenile under arrest with the other juveniles who were in violation of the borough curfew.

A second witness stated that he observed one of the juveniles circle the vehicle on foot while holding a pair of brass knuckles making statements that he was going to smash the windows and observed another individual slash the rear tires.

Ptlm. Polakoski located the brass knuckles on the grass field between the Middle and Robert Gordon Schools.

The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents pending complaints to be signed for borough ordinance 2294 (curfew violation). The other two were processed without incident. The foldable knives, the brass knuckles, and the silver pipe containing suspected CDS marijuana residue were seized as evidence.