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Narrabundah tyre slasher

By 4 February 2013 18

ACT Policing is urging residents of Narrabundah to be on the look-out for suspicious persons and activity after a rise in reports of property damage offences.

Between 1 December 2012 and 27 January 2013, police received 11 reports from members of the public who had their tyres slashed or damaged.

Acting Officer-in-Charge of Woden Police Station, Sergeant Mark Steel, is urging residents to park their cars in carports or garages if they can.

“More than 23 tyres have been damaged during the two months of summer. Some owners have been targeted twice, and in one night four vehicles were damaged on Caley Crescent,” Sergeant Steel said.

“We are increasing our patrols of the area and surrounding suburbs.
Residents are urged to contact police on 131 444 if they see anyone acting suspiciously in the area.”

The cars are usually parked out the front of the residences. The damage occurs primarily overnight, between Thursday and Sunday.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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18 Responses to Narrabundah tyre slasher
#1
Holden Caulfield5:01 pm, 04 Feb 13

A vigilante (former) parking inspector doing some after hours moonlighting perhaps?

#2
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd7:03 pm, 04 Feb 13

Wow this freak is still going.

Easy fix would be to camera up.

#3
1337Hax0r7:04 pm, 04 Feb 13

This has been going on how many years? It is about time the police planted a bait car with suitable video surveillance and caught the idiot. Then after being found guilty, everyone who ever had their tires slashed should be allowed to sue the bugger for their tire costs. I’m sure a few would like to slash the bugger back. If this is costing insurance companies, then they should get together and do something like this, because it is pretty clear the police are doing not a great deal.

#4
1337Hax0r7:32 pm, 04 Feb 13

I just noticed something when looking at Caley Crescent on Google maps. That’s a bit of a way from where a lot of this idiot’s past victims seem to be located. Past threads about this;
http://the-riotact.com/narrabundah-tyre-slasher-yes-again/31312
http://the-riotact.com/narrabundah-tyre-slasher/19442
http://the-riotact.com/south-side-slasher/18063
Seemed to suggest the person operated around McMillan Cres, Frome Street, Stuart Ave and northern Narrabundah.
Interestingly on the maps there’s a series of footpaths through those suburbs such as tyhe one between the end of Throsby Crescent to Captain Cook Cres and more.
Perhaps some motion activated cameras on those alleyways might result in some clues?
Personally I think the culprit is going to end up being someone who uses walking their dog or jogging as a cover. They’ll probably also be older and have a mental illness. I already have my suspicions of who it might be; http://the-riotact.com/narrabundah-nutter/48096

#5
DrKoresh8:38 pm, 04 Feb 13

My money is on a self-righteous eco-warrior.

#6
Pork Hunt9:15 pm, 04 Feb 13

DrKoresh said :

My money is on a self-righteous eco-warrior.

Captain Watson is slashing tyres?

#7
LSWCHP9:31 pm, 04 Feb 13

Well, bad though this is, I’m glad that the crazy person wandering Narrabundah at night with a big knife has so far restricted his slashing to tyres.

I regularly walk my dog at nights, but I’d be having second thoughts if I lived in the Bundah right now.

#8
Mav10:57 pm, 04 Feb 13

Okay I am going to guess that it is Colonel Mustard in the carport with the dagger. :)

#9
screaming banshee6:23 am, 05 Feb 13

LSWCHP said :

Well, bad though this is, I’m glad that the crazy person wandering Narrabundah at night with a big knife has so far restricted his slashing to tyres.

I regularly walk my dog at nights, but I’d be having second thoughts if I lived in the Bundah right now.

I think you’ll find that’s its not a crazy cat person lady type speaking in tongues and waving a machete about, but rather someone quite single minded and purposeful in their tyre stabbing activities….to the point where they have acquired or constructed a special tool for the job.

Quite frankly I think this person once found should be made to cover the costs of anyone who has had their tyres slashed in the last 20 years in Bundah, then serve some gaol time.

#10
Pitchka9:06 am, 05 Feb 13

This guy is my idol….. Clearly people are parking in his street for the free parking.. Something i am very passionate about…. :oP

#11
KB19719:12 am, 05 Feb 13

I wonder if these cars a parked over the footpath?

#12
G-Fresh9:35 am, 05 Feb 13

Pitchka said :

This guy is my idol….. Clearly people are parking in his street for the free parking.. Something i am very passionate about…. :oP

Get a life pitchka

#13
mlr10:18 am, 05 Feb 13

1337Hax0r said :

This has been going on how many years?
If this is costing insurance companies, then they should get together and do something like this, because it is pretty clear the police are doing not a great deal.

I doubt the insurance companies are paying out much. When you calculate the insurance excess fees, versus to cost to pay for your own new tyres, I’m sure most people would not be making an insurance claim. (Yes, my sister has had her tyres slashed on Frome st.)

I’m sure this has been mentioned. The ‘slasher’ seems to only slash your tyres if you park on the street itself. On the grass, or in the driveway, s/he seems to think that is ok.

mark

#14
bundah10:32 am, 05 Feb 13

Yet another one afflicted with mental illness but as long as they’re not slashing tyres belonging to the Soviet then no problemo!

#15
damien haas12:15 am, 02 Apr 14

I was told tonight (from a very good source) that the AFP know who the slasher is, but cant press charges due to lack of evidence.

#16
dungfungus1:19 pm, 03 Apr 14

damien haas said :

I was told tonight (from a very good source) that the AFP know who the slasher is, but cant press charges due to lack of evidence.

Sounds like the roof sitter to me.

#17
Maya1236:00 pm, 03 Apr 14

dungfungus said :

damien haas said :

I was told tonight (from a very good source) that the AFP know who the slasher is, but cant press charges due to lack of evidence.

Sounds like the roof sitter to me.

I don’t think the roof sitter has been there for twenty years. I have also been told that cars parked in their driveways have had their tyres slashed.

#18
Aeek11:11 pm, 03 Apr 14

damien haas said :

I was told tonight (from a very good source) that the AFP know who the slasher is, but cant press charges due to lack of evidence.

As someone who has been here almost 30 years, my reaction to “AFP know” is hysterical laughter.

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