Columbia police are investigating after tires were found slashed on 16 vehicles outside Quality Collision & Towing, 156 Southwoods Center, early Monday morning. Multiple other tire slashing reports were subsequently reported throughout town.
The initial incident occurred about 6 a.m., police believe. An Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services unit is assisting with the investigation.
“We have a really good lead,” Columbia Deputy Chief of Police Jason Donjon said.
Another vehicle in the 200 block of West Kunz Street was also found to have its tires slashed, police said, as well as four vehicles with similar tire damage reported on Charlotte Avenue.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call Columbia police at 618-281-5151.