Cops collar man they say slashed car tires, broke car window

Cops collar man they say slashed car tires, broke car window »Play Video
Robert Allen Bradford (inset) and one of the vehicles that had tires flattened on Monday.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Police said a call to 9-1-1 and a quick response by officers led to the capture of a man suspected of slashing car tires and breaking a car window in Southeast Portland.

Police said they got a call at 9:40 p.m. Monday from someone who heard a car window being broken near SE 18th Avenue and Belmont Street. The caller said they saw a white male riding away on a bicycle down SE Morrison Street.

Officers arrived "within minutes" and took Robert Allen Bradford into custody on first degree criminal mischief charges. He was taken to the Multnomah County Jail.

Police did not say how many cars were damaged but a KATU News reporter counted at least eight cars with flattened tires.

Police said residents living in the area of SE 18th and Morrison who find their vehicles vandalized should file a report by calling the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference the key case, 12-103475.

Police said officers left business cards on some damaged cars that were parked in the area of the vandalism.