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Alleged Bellaire tire slasher in custody

The man believed to be behind numerous tire slashing incidents in Bellaire was taken to jail Thursday morning.

John Roskovich, 21, of Bellaire, was charged with five first-degree misdemeanors of criminal damaging.

"The tire slashing started back in January. We had information, and with the help of the citizens and technology we have today with the cameras, we were able to ID him, bring him in, interview him, and he gave us a confession that he was the one who was slashing all the tires,” said Dick Flanagan, of the Bellaire Police Department. “And he admitted to tires that we had already known about. It was a good investigation by Lt. (J.J.) Watson."

Flanagan says 23 tires were reported slashed.

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