POSTED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:33am
UPDATED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:44am
Longview, TX — Residents of condominiums on Toler Road had a rude awakening around 7 a.m. Thursday as a neighbor realized vandalshad struck their neighborhood. Tires were slashed. Vehicles and garage doors were defaced.
More than 40 vehicles in Pine Tree neighborhoods were vandalized Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Longview police report.
Cynthia Adams, a Redbud Lane resident, had her 16th wedding anniversary celebration put on hold Thursday morning to deal with two vandalized vehicles.
“This has always been a pretty safe area. Now you wake up and wonder if you will wake up to slit tires or graffiti on houses,” Adams said.
Mid-year crime statistics released this past week by police support Adams’ statement — criminals aren’t focusing on just certain areas of the city. No single area has experienced significantly more crimes in 2012 than any other area — although one area in North Longview has significantly fewer reports. However, Longview crime rates this year are on track to match 2011, which were the lowest in recent years.
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