Crime

Ada sheriff seeks vandals who let air out of tires in neighborhood south of Boise

No vehicles were permanently damaged Sunday morning, but Ada County sheriff’s deputies and a private towing company crew had to reinflate 18 flat tires after a vandal or vandals put pebbles in the air valves.

According to a Monday press release, seven cars and trucks were targeted along South Sumpter Avenue, in the area of Cloverdale and Amity roads.

The owners of the vehicles called dispatch starting at about 8:30 a.m. Arriving on scene, Sgt. Derek Savage took stock, ran home for an air compressor and began reinflating tires with help from Deputy Dagan Fluke.

Meanwhile, a Rocky Mountain Towing crew called by one of the victims also realized the damage and offered its services for free to those affected, according to the sheriff’s office.

While the situation was quickly fixed, deputies still want to find whoever flattened the tires in the first place. If you know something, call Ada County Dispatch at 377-6790.

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