Are Vandals Targeting Motorcycles and Convertibles?
September 17, 2013, 12:52 pm
By Jim Ferrettijim.firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy says it didn't take long to notice something was wrong when she walked out of her home near Hawthorne Blvd. last week.
"Someone had taken a sharp knife or box cutter and cut about a one foot square out of the top of my car's convertible top."
Christy says she was mad but also realized this was a small bump in her road of life. A
road that has been difficult in the past two years. She survived breast cancer last year and she made sure the vandals knew she would not let them get to her.
Weber tells KXL she has filed a police report and the responding officer informed her they have seen a few of these cases in her area. Portland Police spokesperson Sgt. Pete Simpson says, he can't verify that claim. "We (Portland Police) looked at motorcycle vandalism and they just aren't a significant number, so either people aren't reporting it or they are not happening to the degree which people believe."
She took her car to Beaverton Auto Upholstery
for repairs. Shop Owner Steve Mackley tells KXL, Weber's car is not the only one they have seen lately.
"We've had a real high occurrence in the last week and a half."
Mackley says they have totaled up about 10 cases they have either talked to, repaired or are in the process of repairing and average cost for the repairs range between $1500 to $2500 each. He added that most of the calls have come from the Hawthorne area in Southeast Portland.
Portland Police want to remind everyone if your property is vandalized, to file a police report. You can do it online on the Portland Police