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September 24, 2017

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Man who police say admitted slashing tires faces felony counts

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Andrew Ayala, 24, of Henderson, was arrested Saturday in connection with slashed tires on at least 32 vehicles.

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A 24-year-old Henderson man who admitted to slashing the tires of numerous vehicles in his gated neighborhood was arrested Saturday afternoon, police said.

The tire slashings were first reported at 1:50 a.m. at Indian Bend Drive in the Grand Legacy community near Wigwam Parkway and Valle Verde Drive by a resident who said his tires had been slashed, Henderson Police said.

During their investigation, police said they found 32 other vehicles with slashed tires on Indian Bend and Oakmarsh drives, and Grossinger, Alisal and Walden courts.

One resident had surveillance footage of a man in a black suit walking up to a car and slashing its tires.

Police then went to the home of Andrew Ayala, where they saw a black suit jacket draped over the seat of Ayala’s SUV in the driveway of his mother’s home, police said.

Ayala gave a fake name at first and denied wrongdoing but later admitted to the crimes and said he had used a 5-inch blade to slash the tires, police said.

He was arrested Saturday afternoon on two felony counts of destruction of property and held on $50,000 bail in the Henderson Detention Center, police said.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit

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