A 24-year-old man is in custody in Henderson Detention Center, accused of slashing dozens of tires in his guard-gated community.
Andrew Y. Ayala was arrested Saturday afternoon and booked for two felony counts of destruction of property. His bail was set at $50,000.
Police said they received a call at 1:50 a.m. Saturday from a resident of the Grand Legacy community near Wigwam Parkway and Valle Verde Driver reporting that his tires had been slashed.
Officers discovered 32 vehicles in the neighborhood had been slashed, with some vehicles having all four tires destroyed.
Officers additionally discovered blood on some of the tires, leading them to believe the culprit had cut him or herself.
One of the victims reported having seen one of his neighbors out around the time of the slashings. Another neighbor's surveillance camera caught a man in a black suit walking up to a car and slashing the tires.
Neighbor tips led police to Ayala's home in the neighborhood. Officers noticed he had a cut on his hand and saw black suit jacket draped over the passenger seat of his SUV, located in the driveway of his mother's home.
Police said Ayala initially provided a false name and denied any involvement. He later said he used a 5-inch straight blade on the ties which he later threw in some bushes. He provided no reason for the destruction.
Police said the case remains under investigation and Ayala likely faces additional charges.
If you have any additional information on the case, you're asked to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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