Arrest made after multiple reports of tires being slashed in Riley County

(KSNT Photo/Willis Scott/@WillisKSNT)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Riley County Police are investigating and one arrest has been made after multiple reports of tires being slashed in the Manhattan area.

On Tuesday morning, RCPD reported William Taylor, 22, was arrested in connection with these incidents. Police reported that in the past two days more than 20 people reported tires on their vehicle being slashed. Police said Taylor was arrested on charges of aggravated burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. His bond has been set at $15,000.

One report was filed at 8:45 Monday morning for criminal damage to property in the 500 block of Colorado Street . Officers listed Marian Henry, 53, of Manhattan as the victim when an unknown suspect slashed the tires on her vehicle. Police said the total loss associated with this case is $500.

Another report came in at 11:40 Monday morning when officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 300 block of 4th Street in Manhattan. Officers listed Eagle Communications as the victim when it was reported an unknown suspect slashed tires on a vehicle belonging to the business. The total loss associated with this case is $710.

A third report came in Monday afternoon at 12:40 when officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 900 block of Leavenworth Street. Officers listed Alexandria Cecil, 20, of Manhattan as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect slashed the tires on her vehicle. The total loss associated with this case is reported to be $1,000.

On Sunday, RCPD officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 300 block of Colorado Street at 11:20 a.m. and listed Maria Bourk, 52, of Leawood, and Tamara Weeds, 52, of Falcon, Colorado as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect slashed the victims’ tires. The total loss associated with this case is reported to be $900.

Another report was filed Sunday afternoon at 12:21 for criminal damage to property and theft in the 400 block of S. 3rd Street and listed Abdulrahman Zubair, 34, of Manhattan, Michael Schwartz, 48, of Olathe, Gary Hasrhberger, 53, of Dodge City and Hilton Garden Inn as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect slashed vehicle tires belonging to the victims. A bench was also damaged and a fire extinguisher was taken from inside the business. The total loss with this case is reported to be $1,850.

Police ask anyone with information to contact RCPD at 785-537-2112 or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.

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