Arrest made in Oakland and Berkeley tire slashing case
on September 8, 2011
Berkeley police officers have arrested Berkeley resident Mandisa Monroe, age 33, in connection with a series of tire slashings that damaged 74 cars in the area along California Street on the Oakland/Berkeley border, the Berkeley Police Department announced Thursday morning.
Using surveillance video and items found in Monroe’s home, police said, officers were able to connect Monroe to the vandalization of the cars, which included 61 cars in Berkeley and 13 in Oakland. Many of the cars’ tires had been punctured and flattened, and some of the cars had been tagged with spray paint, according to Berkeley police.
Monroe was arrested on Tuesday, according to the BPD’s release, and was charged with felony vandalism the following day by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.
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