Niagara Gazette


November 12, 2013

Vandalism suspect charged after slashing tires of 27 vehicles

Niagara Gazette — A Falls man who police said was drunk and dealing with "personal problems" has been charged in connection with a vandalism spree that left dozens of vehicles in the DeVeaux neighborhood with slashed tires.

Perry Shirback, 24, 523 18th St., faces single counts of first-degree auto stripping and fourth-degree criminal mischief. However, investigators say that may just be the beginning of Shirback's problems.

"The auto stripping charge, which is a felony, deals with damage to three of more vehicles," Falls Police Detective Lt. Mike Trane said. "But we're preparing the paperwork to place many more charges."

Shirback reportedly went on his one man vandalism spree in the early morning hours of Wednesday at a large number of locations throughout DeVeaux.

"He was in a number of different neighborhoods," Trane said. "He was intoxicated and when he talked to (investigators) he had trouble remembering what streets he was on and how many vehicles he damaged."

Patrol officers reported that they documented at least 27 separate incidents of slashed tires in the areas where Shirback had been that morning.

"He admitted to his involvement (in the tire slashings)," Trane said. "He said he was upset over a personal matter and he took it out on the car tires."

Residents reported to the police that damage from the tire slashings could run into the thousands of dollars.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page