Police arrest suspect in tire slashing case
West Jordan Police investigators arrested a 15-year-old suspect in a series of over 100 tire-slashing incidents that have occurred since Labor Day. The incidents were all in the area of the Jordan Highlands subdivision near West Hills Middle School. No other persons are thought to be involved.
Police Chief Doug Diamond told city council members on Sept. 12 that the juvenile also admitted to several other crimes committed at the school, including a reported arson incident in a dumpster.
The information that led to the arrest was received from a resident whose cell phone was stolen during one of the tire-slashing episodes. The resident contacted the West Jordan Police Department when she became aware of the suspect’s attempt to sell the stolen cell phone.
The suspect was to be booked into Juvenile Detention and referred to Juvenile Court on multiple charges stemming from these incidents. Charges will include felony criminal mischief, vehicle burglary and arson. Douglas said the department wishes to thank the residents of the Jordan Highlands subdivision area for their continued patience and cooperation while this case is fully investigated.