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Suspect Arrested In West Philadelphia Tire Slashings

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By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police have made an arrest in connection with a series of tire slashings in West Philadelphia earlier this month.

Investigators say 27-year-old Harry Gaines is facing charges of Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Mischief and related offenses. Gaines was arrested January 17th and is from the 6000 block of Angora Terrace.

Investigators say tires on about 59 cars on Hazel and Chancellor Avenues were slashed in the early morning hours of January 7th and the suspects were caught on camera. (See Related Story)

The surveillance video captured a male and a female walking down the street and at one point, the male is seen bending over and slashing several tires.

It is believed investigators are still searching for the suspect in the surveillance video.

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