Mayfair Tire Slashing Suspect Charged

David Toledo faces dozens of counts of criminal mischief for tire slashings that happened in his own Mayfair neighborhood

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    Attorney Bill Brennan speaks to NBC10's Doug Shimell about his client and tire slashing suspect David Toledo. Brennan says death threats have forced Toledo's family into hiding. (Published Friday, Apr 27, 2012)

    "It's somebody that I believe is on this block, absolutely."

    Those were the words of David Toledo after cars in his Mayfair neighborhood were vandalized by a tire slasher.

    Tensions High After Tire Slashing Arrest

    [PHI] Tensions High After Tire Slashing Arrest
    Police urged Mayfair residents not to retaliate against alleged tire slasher David Toledo. Toledo's attorney also released a statement reminding residents that his client is innocent until proven guilty. With her husband unable to post bail and neighborhood tensions high, police say Toledo's wife is in hiding. (Published Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012)

    On Thursday Toledo, the outspoken neighbor who was facing serious charges for allegedly slashing those tires.

    He was arrested Wednesday night and charged with vandalizing dozens of cars on his own block and in the area surrounding his home.

    Toledo: Whoever Did This Lives on This Block

    [PHI] Toledo: Whoever Did This Lives on This Block
    Accuse car vandal David Toledo spoke multiple times to NBC10 after cars on his Mayfair street were vandalized. Now, Toledo is accused of the slashing tires of neighborhood cars. Take a look back at some of the tough words Toeldo had for the alleged vandal and hear his theory that the vandal lives on his block. (Published Thursday, Apr 26, 2012)

    On Thursday, Philadelphia Police released the arrest photo of the accused tire slasher.

    Toledo, 44, was arraigned Thursday on 49 counts of criminal mischief, seven counts of possessing an instrument of crime and five counts of making false reports, prosecutor's said.

    Expert Analyzes Tire Slashing Suspect's Behavior

    [PHI] Expert Analyzes Tire Slashing Suspect's Behavior
    NBC10's Dawn Timmeney talks to psychologist Dr. Frank Farley about why tire slashing suspect David Toledo was once so outspoken about catching Mayfair's tire slasher. (Published Thursday, Apr 26, 2012)

    Bail was set for Toledo, who was represented by a public defender at his arraignment, at $270,000, according to prosecutors.

    He is due back in court May 3.

    Family of Tire Slashing Suspect in Fear

    [PHI] Family of Tire Slashing Suspect in Fear
    David Toledo, who once claimed he was a victim of the Mayfair tire slashings, was arrested and charged with vandalizing dozens of cars on his own block. Toledo's family fears the neighborhood will retaliate. NBC10's Cydney Long reports. (Published Thursday, Apr 26, 2012)

    NBC10 cameras caught a quick glance of Toledo Thursday morning as he was transferred after spending the night in jail at Northeast Detectives.

    It wasn't the first time Toledo was on camera. He has spoken to NBC10 several times since coverage of tire slashings in the area of the 4000 block of Aldine Street -- where Toledo lives -- and surrounding roads began in February.

    Toledo Still in Custody, Accused of Tire Slashings

    [PHI] Toledo Still in Custody, Accused of Tire Slashings
    David Toledo, the Mayfair resident accused of slashing his own and neighbors' tires, remained in custody Thursday morning as worries continue about how neighbors will react to Toledo and his family. NBC10's Katy Zachry & Lori Wilson have the latest developments. (Published Thursday, Apr 26, 2012)

    "I hope the cops get them before the neighbors find out who it is because something bad is going to happen," said Toledo after some cars were vandalized in mid-March. "My wife said 'somebody is watching us watching the cops' because when they're here nothing happens."

    Toledo is now accused of causing sleepless nights for neighbors concerned that their cars would be vandalized while the slept. A town watch was formed and police even offered a big reward for an arrest in the case.

    Alleged Tire Slasher's Mom: He Was Set Up!

    [PHI] Alleged Tire Slasher's Mom: He Was Set Up!
    Dave Toledo, an outspoken neighbor who claimed to be a victim of Mayfair's tire slashings was arrested Wednesday. Detectives say Toledo was was busted in relation to the slashings. NBC10's Monique Braxton spoke to Toledo's mother about his arrest. (Published Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012)

    All along Toledo was there speaking out against the vandalism. 

    "This will be the last time that you're going to get my car because you will get caught," Toledo told NBC10 after just his tires were slashed on March 20. "The $10,000 reward, I don't want the money, all I want is their hands so I can smash them so they can never do it again."

    Vandalism Victims Urged Not to Retaliate

    [PHI] Vandalism Victims Urged Not to Retaliate
    As Philadelphia Police patrolled the Mayfair neighborhood early Thursday morning, they warned residents not to take the law into their own hands. This comes after the arrest of one of their own, David Toledo, who is accused of slashing dozens of tires in his own neighborhood dating back to February. NBC10's Tim Furlong interviewed Toledo several times as police investigated the crimes, he has more from neighbors who are shocked and furious. (Published Thursday, Apr 26, 2012)

    The arrest of a neighbor angered many in Mayfair as police urged no one to take justice into their own hands.

    “Let the justice system take care of Mr. Toledo,” said Captain Frank Bachmayer. “We don’t want any type of retaliation.”

    "I understand that tensions are very high in the neighborhood," said Toledo's attorney William Brennan. "I would simply urge everyone that in all criminal matters, Mr. Toledo is presumed innocent until proven guilty."

    NBC10 is working to find out if Toledo will be able to get out of custody on bail. If that does happen we have multiple crews ready.


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