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Man arrested for allegedly slashing tires of NJ police, fire vehicles

Police said Edward J. Holmes III slashed 52 tires on multiple police and fire vehicles


Associated Press

SOMERDALE, N.J. — Police in New Jersey have arrested a man who they say slashed 52 tires on multiple police and fire vehicles.

Philly.com reports police have charged the 51-year-old with multiple charges including criminal mischief following an arrest on Tuesday. Investigators say a Somerdale Police officer recognized the suspect in surveillance videos because he had previously reported a stolen bicycle at the station.

Police identified the suspect as 51-year-old Edward J. Holmes III. (Photo/Somerdale Police)
Police identified the suspect as 51-year-old Edward J. Holmes III. (Photo/Somerdale Police)

According to police, the suspect slashed tires on nine police cruisers, one fire vehicle and three personal cars of police officers on Sunday.

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