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Police arrest Beaverton man accused of slashing tires on firefighters' cars

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John Thralls, jail booking photo John Thralls, jail booking photo
Damage to firefighter's tire at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. (KPTV) Damage to firefighter's tire at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. (KPTV)
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Police arrested a man accused of slashing tires on five cars at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Station 66.

Four of the vehicles belonged to firefighters and a fifth was owned by someone who had to park at the station due to Wednesday's snowstorm.

The firefighters returned from responding to emergencies Thursday afternoon to discover the damage.

No emergency vehicles were damaged.

On Thursday night, officers arrested a man on probable cause for criminal mischief involving tire damage at Walmart on Southwest Murray Boulevard, as well as in Tigard, according to police.

Investigators said 48-year-old John Sanford Thralls of Beaverton is also the person responsible for damaging the tires of the five vehicles at the TVF&R station.

Police said the Walmart incidents occurred on Nov. 25.

Thralls was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of first-degree criminal mischief.

Les Schwab Tire Centers offered to replace the tires on the damaged vehicles at the fire station and a community-initiated GoFundMe account covered the cost of towing and other expenses.

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