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State Vehicle Tires Slashed In Medford

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MEDFORD, Ore — Southern Oregon police officers are trying to figure out who slashed the tires of 33 state vehicles this week. All of the cars were in the parking lot of the Child Welfare Office in Medford.

Child Welfare employees discovered the damage Wednesday morning when they returned to work after the New Year’s holiday. They spent the past two days putting on spare tires and replacing the damamaged ones.

The cars are used for child welfare checkups and other business. Police say it likely happened on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, and it appears whoever did it was trying to cause as much damage as possible.

Police say this does not look like random vandalism. Police say they think it was done by someone with a grudge against the office. The Child Welfare Director says she does not want to make any assumptions until more information comes out.

There were not any surveillace cameras in the area, so police do not have any suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call police.