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Teen arrested in car vandalism

A Baltimore police officer watching for vandals in the Dickeyville community arrested a 15-year-old boy Sunday and charged him with slashing the tires on two cars.

Police said someone cut the tires of at least two vehicles, and possibly more, Friday night or Saturday morning. The incidents occurred in the 2300 and 2400 block of Pickwick Road. The community is located on the western edge of Baltimore, near the start of Interstate 70.

After residents called police, an officer in the Southwestern District went on alert and kept a close watch on the neighborhood, said Detective Jeremy Silbert, a city police spokesman. He said the officer saw a young man acting suspiciously about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, stopped him and "recovered a concealed knife."

The youth was charged as a juvenile with two counts of destruction of property. "We want to know if there was anyone else involved," Silbert said, urging anyone with information to call police.

Peter.hermann@baltsun.com.

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